Category Archives: Wedding Ring

Mixed Metal Wedding Rings

Last week’s gallery of ring stack inspo has multiples of bling on my mind. And while I love (loooove lurve) a gorgeous, highly textured pile of gleaming white metal and diamonds, the eclectic in me got me thinking about mixed metal wedding rings. It just makes sense that a jewelry collection lovingly built and curated over time would have multiple metals. Even if you are a snow white Irish Norwegian descendant whose concealer shade is – I kid you not – “Vampira”, you step outside your comfort zone/preferred metal choice occasionally. So while I know I should stick to yellow Read More →

Disney Proposal Ideas Are a Dream Come True

I’m a Florida girl at heart. Ask my coral Hunter boots & Lilly Pulitzer puffer vest. On dreary, Chicago winter commutes, I stand out like a gator in your swimming pool. You can take the girl out of the Sunshine State, and significantly lower her sunscreen expenditure, but you just can’t take the Sunshine State out of the girl. Thusly, Disney proposals have always and will always make me cry. No exceptions. These are my favorite Disney proposal ideas. Now this is a “Diamond Celebration”! Congrats, @jessiiieowl. #Disneyland #disneyland60 #engagement #ring #castle A photo posted by @disneyweddings on Mar 14, 2016 Read More →

Part II – Buying Diamonds at a Chain Stores vs. Independent Jewelers

Yesterday, I got heated after reading this great post, then musing on the differences between chain jewelers and independents. The two just can’t be compared. Oh wait, yes they can. And I’m just the person to do it! I’ve popped into my fair share of mall stores and chain stores with girlfriends who wanted to just “get an idea” of what they like (in Chicago, when they can’t just come visit RLJ and pick out exactly what they want.) And every time I’ve been floored by the straight up misleading sales tactics used to push sub par diamonds on young, Read More →

Engagement Ring Eye Candy: Large & In Charge

This week’s engagement ring eye candy has me craving a super size helping of rocks. Luckily, the RLJ showcase is fully stocked with colorful diamond delicacies like so many truffles at Godiva. And this week, we added quite a few new hefty engagement rings with large center stones. With great carat comes great responsibility (to share the blingy gorgeousness far and wide) so it’s my duty and pleasure to introduce you to a few of our new beauties and help these lovely sparklers find a new home. It’s my personal opinion that the best cushion cut diamond is one over Read More →

Why You Shouldn’t Do a First Look

If you had a first look (like I did!) please don’t take offense to this post. Just my $.02 Please enjoy, and remember: this is an opinion piece of a nobody blogger and not the advice of a medical professional.  I can’t believe I just typed that headline. It feels like some place somewhere has frozen over, but really, it’s the truth. I’m here to tell you you shouldn’t do a first look on your wedding day. Now, before we begin, a few disclaimers: If you had a first look, and loved it, please do not take offense. I had a first Read More →

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