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Style Advice from Vintage Collection Curator Michelle McCool

Styles & Trends | Thu, Jul 24, 2014

This month we’re excited to unveil a special Brilliant Earth collection of vintage jewelry curated by celebrity stylist Michelle McCool. A fashion industry veteran who has held Fashion Director and Editor roles at Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, and ...

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6 Rings Inspired by Jessica Simpson’s Vintage Ruby Engagement Ring

Styles & Trends | Mon, Jul 21, 2014

At Jessica Simpson’s wedding to Eric Johnson earlier this month the bride wore gold—a dazzling golden lace and tulle Carolina Herrera gown, perhaps chosen to perfectly complement her vintage ruby and yellow gold engagement ring.   The ...

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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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Fall in Love with Modern Engagement Rings

Styles & Trends | Tue, May 13, 2014

If you’re attracted to all things contemporary and cutting-edge, then you’ll probably love the sleek and chic style of modern engagement rings. What makes an engagement ring “modern”? That word is usually used to describe designs with simple, almost ...

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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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6 Engagement Rings with Amazing Little Details

Styles & Trends | Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Certainly the focal point of most engagement rings is the center gemstone, but some rings feature subtle embellishments that give them special allure. If you’re fan of uniquely detailed engagement rings, we bet you’ll love one (or all) of these ...

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The Pros and Cons of Designing a Custom Engagement Ring

Love & Wedding | Fri, Mar 28, 2014

If you’re about to propose, or recently did and are now ready to choose a ring, you might want to consider creating a custom design. Here are some of the very good reasons to consider designing a custom engagement ring:   The ring will be ...

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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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Celebrity Trend: Fancy Colored Diamond Rings

Styles & Trends | Fri, Feb 14, 2014

We almost feel bad for men in the position of proposing to the world’s most talented and stylish actresses and singers—these women wear luxurious and cutting-edge designer clothes on set, stage and the red carpet, so it must be hard to choose an ...

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8 Unique Engagement Rings for Nature Lovers

Styles & Trends | Tue, Jan 14, 2014

If she’s happiest with the wind in her hair on a bike ride, with her hands in dirt digging in her garden or with her whole body covered in sand and saltwater at the beach, then she’ll love an engagement ring that reflects her passion for the ...

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