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7 Great Something Old Ideas for Weddings

Love & Wedding | Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Planning a wedding requires a daunting number of decisions, some fun (cake tasting anybody?), many more tedious (things like choosing a bus company to take guests to the reception). But here’s one decision that shouldn’t be an afterthought: Selecting ...

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Affordable Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    An engagement ring is one of life’s most significant purchases, in more ways than one! At Brilliant Earth, we understand that an engagement ring is a monumental gift, a special commitment, and an investment too. Don’t be daunted by ...

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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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Aquamarines: The History and Meaning of March’s Birthstone

Styles & Trends | Fri, Mar 7, 2014

Girls born in March get a beautiful blue gem as their birthstone: Aquamarine, the color of which brings to mind tropical lagoons. Here’s what March-born ladies (and those who shop for them) should know about aquamarines.   History and Origin ...

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10 Stylish and Unique “Something Blue” Ideas

Love & Wedding | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

The tradition that a bride wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is thought to date to Victorian England. The blue item in this rhyme is meant to represent love and fidelity, two virtues which have long been ...

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Falling in Love with Filigree Rings

Styles & Trends | Thu, Feb 20, 2014

As antique, vintage, and vintage-inspired engagement rings continue to soar in popularity, there has been more interest in a special design element, filigree, which is often included in antique designs. Filigree rings offer a delicate, lacy beauty ...

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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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14 Southern Wedding Trends We Love

Love & Wedding | Thu, Jan 30, 2014

  We asked some top wedding experts in the southern half of the country to give us a report on what’s hot in weddings down South. Whether you’re a Southern bride or just a fan of Southern style, we think you’ll love these new trends and old ...

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Biggest Engagement Trends in 2013

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jan 9, 2014

  We took a look back at 2013, crunched some numbers, and discovered a few fascinating trends in who’s buying rings, and which styles they’re choosing. This is how Brilliant Earth couples expressed their commitment in the year that just ended: ...

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The New Jewelry Essentials: 5 Pieces Every Woman Should Own

Styles & Trends | Tue, Dec 24, 2013

A string of pearls, a charm bracelet, a signet ring—it used to be that a woman’s jewelry box was considered incomplete if it didn’t contain these pieces. But while we’ll always love these classic items, today’s jewelry essentials are different from ...

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