Author Archives: Liz At Designers & Diamonds

I'm the marketing director for Raymond Lee Jewelers, the voice behind Designers & Diamonds, and the crazy woman obsessively live Tweeting the lack of jewelry coverage at red carpet events.

Rose Gold Halo Rings That Will Take Your Breath Away

Rose gold halo rings continue to climb higher on the Billboard Hot List of engagement ring trends. This gorgeous and romantic combination appeals to brides who just can’t quit halos, but want something a bit more unique. Enter rose gold halo rings! A dose of pink makes everything better, and these engagement rings are no exception. Turning a setting rose gold instantly gives the ring a totally different feel. Whereas a halo in white metal like white gold or platinum looks modern and glamorous, rose gold rings add warmth and vintage sensibility. Rose gold, like white gold and even yellow gold, Read More →

East West Engagement Rings

Let’s talk about East West engagement rings! This style of engagement ring refers to how the center stone is set. Instead of vertically, an elongated fancy shape diamond – think oval, emerald cut, marquise, radiant, pear shape etc. – is set horizontally. You most commonly see this style with symmetrical elongated shapes, but I included pear shaped because I’ve seen some really cool bezel set East West engagement rings by Catbird floating around on Pinterest, and it’s a great style for brides who want something totally unexpected. Fancy shapes, I’m not sure if I’ve written about here (though I have Read More →

Top 10 Soft Square Halo Engagement Rings

As I’ve said before, the soft square halo is hot hot hot. This shape is perfect for brides who want the classic feel of a round brilliant center stone, but the on-trend look of a cushion shaped ring. My favorite designers do these rings in multiple styles (Verragio, Simon G., Tacori, A. Jaffe and Gabriel all rock this look!) And this setting was a huge hit this year among Instagrammers and Pinners alike. Below, the top 10 soft square halo engagement rings! First up, this custom 3 carat cushion cut diamond was the centerpiece for a soft, micropave halo we crafted from Read More →

What Determines Diamond Pricing?

Update – This post is one of my most popular, possibly because of the insanely gorgeous Gabriel NY ring below, but also due to this juicy topic at hand. I’m re-posting it for my new readers (hello!) and to show off a few more gorgeous Tacori engagement rings from DBRL. Enjoy! You already know I can’t tell you how much a 2 carat diamond costs. And I can’t tell you exactly why any given 2 carat diamond costs exactly what it does. I can, however, let you know factors that give us diamond pricing. Diamond pricing is determined by a delicate balance of a Read More →

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