Category Archives: Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Engagement Rings that have massive center stones are brightly colored accent stones are becoming more attractive than actual candy. Rings that have the most fabulous details are considered eye candy.

Marquise Engagement Rings

For some reason the marquise gets a bad rap. It’s really not fair, because they’re incredibly beautiful when done right. True, one with the wrong cut will get “the bow tie” effect, where the center of the diamond’s facets look dark, like a black bow tie. But for the most part they’re lovely. It’s a very unique shape you don’t see that often anymore (they were basically the cushion cuts of the 70’s and 80’s though) making it perfect for the bride who wants something different. They’re also one of the shapes that appears larger than their carat weight, thanks Read More →

Rock Beats Paper – Shopping for Diamond Certificates vs. Diamonds

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 specifies that a diamond comes with papers, we mean it comes with a certificate – a report card from a third party gem grading lab that essentially states a diamond is what we say it is. It serves as “proof” that the G color grade, VS1 clarity grade diamond in front of you is exactly that. When it comes to the lab issuing the grade, there’s much discussion about GIA (the Gemological Institute Read More →

Best Fall Engagement Rings 2015

November has arrived, and with it the element of surprise, as always. Really, we all know logically what follows after October, but somehow with halloween’s excitement the gravy-express-train to Thanksgiving and the holiday vortex just seems so far off. Until it’s 3 days later and the red cups are at Starbucks and you’re gobsmacked about how you got here. Luckily, the thought of turkey lures you into a calm, appropriately trytophan-esque state of denial that there are approximately 90 seconds left in this entire year. And if the thought of turkey isn’t cutting it, the soothing images of fall’s best Read More →

7 Rose Gold Engagement Rings You’ll Love

Rose gold is one of my favorite engagement ring “trends.” I hesitate to call it a trend, because I dream of a day when all three metal colors (white, yellow and rose) populate the engagement ring pool equally. I do think that day is near, with all of RLJ’s designer lines offering most rings in any of those options, or two-tone color combos of any of them. But it seems like white metals still reign supreme, with the occasional yellow gold or rose gold ring making an appearance in the bevy of “I said Yes!” IG posts I see each weekend. Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Solitaires with Flair

Ain’t no party like a solitaire party cuz a solitaire party don’t stop…ever! That’s right, you can rest assured that purchasing a solitaire ring (a round brilliant, for today’s purposes) will net you one (1) eternally in-fashion engagement ring. Solitaire’s don’t go out of style, they never have, and as long as there are classic brides, the sky exists and James Dean remains sexy, the solitaire engagement ring will live on in elegant, timeless beauty. There’s a reason why round brilliant diamonds command the most per-carat price in the retail setting, regardless of how hot right now a cushion cut Read More →