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5 Ethical Celebrity Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Sep 29, 2014

We admit it, every time a celebrity gets engaged we immediately want to see the ring—since famous couples have nearly infinite options it’s intriguing to see what they choose, and they often wind up setting trends for the rest of us!   At ...

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Fall in Love with Art Nouveau Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Mon, Aug 4, 2014

  With its feminine curves, soft colors and artistic designs, jewelry from the Art Nouveau era is incredibly romantic, and the rings make beautiful engagement rings today. Not just a period in time, Art Nouveau was a movement that sought to ...

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A Guy’s (Unbiased) Engagement Ring Buying Guide

Love & Wedding | Fri, May 23, 2014

So you are in the market for an engagement ring, or think you might be—congratulations!  Although we don’t know your girlfriend, we’re pretty certain she’ll be overjoyed when you ask her to marry you. Ideally she’ll also be giddy with ...

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8 Amazing Ruby Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, May 20, 2014

Rubies have been one of the most valued gemstones for thousands of years, both in Eastern and Western cultures. Rubies were valued for their beauty and for the belief that they offered the wearer health, wealth, wisdom, romantic success, and the ...

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5 Wedding Dress Trends (and Rings to Match)

Love & Wedding | Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Bridal fashion week just wrapped up in New York, and the Spring 2015 collections are filled with dreamy dresses in styles ranging from old fashioned and romantic to thoroughly modern. If you’re shopping for a wedding dress (or hope to be soon) ...

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Engagement Ring Trends of the Past, Present, and Future

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    The modern engagement ring has a history that dates back to the ancient Egyptians, if not earlier. Here’s a timeline of how the ultimate symbol of love and commitment has evolved from then until now.   Ancient Past: Egyptians have been ...

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6 Celebs with Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Mar 12, 2014

News recently broke that fashion designer (and former child actress) Mary Kate Olsen is engaged to her French beau, and unsurprisingly the ring is gorgeous and utterly unique. Here’s the scoop on her ring, and those of some other celebs who wear ...

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10 Amazing Retro Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Mar 6, 2014

Antique jewelry from the Retro era, which spanned the period from the mid-1930s until the 1950s, is exuberant, creative and anything but understated. During World War II and the post-war years people craved glamour, and Retro-era engagement rings ...

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Edwardian Jewelry 101

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

  As a culture it seems like we have a crush on the styles of a century ago. The fourth season of Downton Abbey just wrapped up with its highest ratings ever, and Edwardian-era rings and pendants are among the most sought after styles in our ...

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6 Amazing Antique Sapphire Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Feb 19, 2014

There’s just something about sapphires–these richly hued gemstones have been prized since antiquity, and were some of the first gems to be cut and polished. Because they have long symbolized loyalty, sapphires make perfect focal points ...

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