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Fall in Love with Edwardian Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Mon, Dec 23, 2013

  If you’ve watched the hit series Downton Abbey, or seen the movie Titanic, then you have a sense of the romance of the Edwardian era. Beginning in 1901, when King Edward assumed the throne in England, and ending with World War I, this period ...

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8 Amazing Antique Engagement Rings

Love & Wedding | Tue, Dec 10, 2013

Antique and vintage engagement rings possess a beauty and level of craftsmanship that’s beyond compare. They have been adorning fingers for decades, and sometimes for more than a century, but we can only guess at these rings’ romantic ...

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2014 Wedding Trends We Love

Love & Wedding | Fri, Dec 6, 2013

Many 2013 weddings featured photo booths with wacky props, drinks in Mason jars on burlap table cloths, and custom cake toppers. Those trends are far from over (after all, doesn’t any drink taste better in a Mason jar?), but we’re curious to get a ...

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December Birthstones: Their History and Meaning

Styles & Trends | Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Although December is strongly associated with holiday hues of red and green, December birthday girls have far more color options when it comes to birthstone jewelry: the light, bright blue of turquoise and the many shades of zircon. Here’s some ...

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Flower Inspired Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Nov 13, 2013

Flowers have been a symbol of love and beauty for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks wove them into garlands and wreaths, and their myths often spoke of humans and gods that were turned into flowers. Today, we grow flowers to make our homes ...

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The True Meaning of November’s Beautiful Birthstones

Styles & Trends | Fri, Nov 8, 2013

This month’s birthday girls luck out, because the November birthstones—citrine and topaz—come in a dazzling array of colors and are relatively affordable.  So you can go ahead and drop hints about a big piece of birthstone jewelry in the color of ...

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Mixed Metal Ring Trends

Styles & Trends | Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Many modern jewelry aficionados are still confused as to whether it’s okay to mix metals.   (Protip: it is!)   Despite so many metal purists claiming that white gold should be worn with white gold and yellow gold should be worn with yellow ...

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Cocktail Rings

Styles & Trends | Wed, Oct 23, 2013

If you’re looking for a ring that draws every eye in the room, a cocktail ring might be for you! These rings radiate drama and glamour—they’re the polar opposite of everyday simplicity, making them perfect for a big night out!   Though the ...

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Unique Jewelry

Styles & Trends | Sat, Oct 19, 2013

One of the most difficult questions we ask ourselves is, “What makes me unique?” In the end, it’s a combination of character traits, personal interests, individual preferences, and life experiences that make us who we are.   For many, jewelry ...

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How to Create an Original Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Thu, Sep 26, 2013

Despite the fact that there are over seven billion people on Earth, every single human being is unique. From the moment we are born, we all experience life in a way that is completely original. There are some, however, who take their originality to ...

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