How Long Does It Take For An Engagement Ring To Be Ready?

Today I’m answering one of my favorite questions: how long does it take for an engagement ring to be ready? It’s my fave because it implies several things: The groom is ready to do the damn thing. Our generation (my husband included) tend to research things to death. This groom’s already done his due diligence, and now he wants to know when he can schedule his flash mob/ start buying rose petals and votives/ fly in every member of her family to their upcoming beach vacation/ figure out how to bake the ring into her favorite flavor cupcake (don’t do Read More →

Tacky Engagement Rings

Tacky Engagement Rings – Time to Chat. We’re going to take a break from Tacori Tuesday. Trust me, there will be plenty of Tacori features in the future, but I think I’ll make them less frequent. Of course, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see #TacoriTuesday live and in action every week. Today I want to talk about tacky engagement rings. And no, this is not another diatribe against Gretchen Rossi’s monstrosity of a fancy yellow halo. It’s about the phrase “tacky engagement rings” itself. What defines a tacky engagement ring? Is it a too-huge center diamond? What passes the Read More →

Why I Can’t Authenticate That Cartier Love Bangle

The two hottest posts on this blog, since the dawn of time, have been about Cartier Love bangles. One is a simple size guide, the other promises AUTHENTIC BANGLES AT AMAZING PRICES! Much like your favorite e-mail spammer. But this is no South African prince scam, RLJ really does sell authentic Cartier Love bangles, and they are pretty nicely priced below retail. Perhaps that post title explains the vast amount of authentication requests we (I) receive through our contact forms. A few times a week, I’ll get an e-mail from someone who enjoys scouring the depths of eBay as much Read More →

Rock Beats Paper – Shopping for Diamond Certificates vs. Diamonds

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome. I’m re-posting a few of my old favorites for the new (and growing) audience here. This guide to shopping for a diamonds vs. diamond certificates is one of my favorites. I’m so happy you clicked over from Insta or Pinterest or Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy an insane amount of engagement ring eye candy and rambling advice about how to score a great deal on them. Your entire life you’ve been led to believe that paper beats rock. When it comes time to buy an engagement ring, the maxim gets reversed. When a jeweler Read More →

How to Avoid Overpaying For an Engagement Ring

You know I love sharing tips on how to get a great deal on a diamond engagement ring. And that extends to dispensing buyer beware advice too. There are always red flags whenever you make a large purchase – think of that sixth sense you get when a car dealer is trying to sell you a lemon. And because you know I love me a great engagement ring/car analogy, let me assure you the very same thing can happen with unscrupulous diamond dealers and jewelers. Whenever the price is high and the product is complicated, some sheister is going to attempt Read More →

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