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.

Vintage Style Engagement Rings

Vintage style engagement rings capture the affection of many brides – in fact, throwback styles and reproductions of antique rings are one of the hottest current engagement ring trends. Perhaps it’s a halo backlash, maybe today’s brides just adore the texture and Old World style these rings bring to the table. The hunt for vintage style engagement rings presented a challenge for some brides. Not anymore. Now, you don’t need to scour estate sales and antique jewelry shows, hoping The One will jump out. You can take a quick scroll around the block on Pinterest and find dozens of antique Read More →

Cartier Love Bracelets: Still Hot?

In a word: yes. Um, big time. Cartier Love bracelets aren’t going anywhere. Many insist that the Love bracelet exploded into popularity with the help of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and their cohort (and Cartier’s #1 customer) Jaden Smith. And that’s partially true. A post shared by @monsiieuralexx on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:05pm PDT But the initial boom came from the Love bracelet’s first run. They’ve been hot from the get-go, thanks to designer Aldo Cipullo’s cheeky design innuendo (they represent chastity belts) and Cartier’s general jewelry genius. The King of Jewelers snapped up the design, dropped it in that Read More →

Diamond Shapes by Personality

When it comes to diamond shapes, there may not be many (under a dozen) but the setting is what makes their personality – and yours – shine through. That’s where you can get really custom, really crazy, and really unique. Or Uneek. Whatever floats your boat. A funny thing though – the most popular of the diamond shapes seem to attract specific personalities. It’s fun to guess which ones my friends will pick out when we all wax poetic about diamond shapes over a glass of vino. I can usually peg them, but sometimes they surprise me (and I have Read More →

Top 10 Engagement Ring Facts and Trends

Simply Bridal have outdone themselves with another fun infographic. They’re sharing their chart outlining the top 10 engagement ring facts and trends. It may come as no surprise that grooms take their time to make sure the ring is just right (3 months is nothing compared to a lifetime of happiness!), that brides aren’t shy when it comes to shopping for themselves, and that most guys still get down on bended knee (though that shouldn’t be a requirement.) Read on for the rest!  Can we talk about the number one trend I notice among first time ring buyers? It’s not halos. It’s not Read More →

Lucky You – Pot O’ Gold Engagement Rings

Is anyone else having St. Paddy’s Day confusion? It’s not until tomorrow – and a Friday, no less, – so I don’t know why both Chicago and South Florida held their parades last Saturday. While green beer flooded the streets of Wrigleyville and my friends in South Florida donned their best shamrock bikinis, I kept pinching myself because a) I wasn’t wearing green and b) St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until tomorrow. Anyway, I guess that gives us an excuse to celebrate twice, right? And while Jameson certainly has its place, I think here at Designers & Diamonds we should celebrate Read More →