Tag Archives: Engagement Ring


Time for another round of #TacoriTuesday! The amazing designer line celebrates this weekly mini holiday with fun facts for all Tacori authorized retailers, teaching us about the brand, its leadership, and – of course – its impeccable rings. But it’s also a fun day for me to dedicate focus to the settings for the people who just might appreciate them most – soon-to-be brides! So, without further ado, my picks for Tacori favorites this week. First up, this beauty from the Sculpted Crescent line. I love the gently scalloped shank, and the delicate pave diamonds that glitter around the entire Read More →

The Bachelor Lauren B. Engagement Ring!

At long last, Ben has found the love of his life! Well, two of them, but Lauren B. was more love of his life-y, as he explained to JoJo in so many words. And can we TALK ABOUT JOJO?! If you follow me on Twitter, and you should, if only for hearing my profound take on each season of The Bachelor franchise, you know my thoughts about this. When it was “announced” Caila Quinn would be the next Bachelorette, I was outraged. The only place Caila belongs is in sponsored Youtube videos detailing step by step exactly what we all need Read More →

How Much Should You Spend on An Engagement Ring?

One of my all time favorite posts is my April Fool’s Day post from last year on the Raymond Lee Jewelers blog. I had so much fun writing it, drawing on overheard snippets of conversation, terrible advice from women’s magazines, and – horrifyingly – actual words spoken by jewelry professionals. It was a great exercise in nonsense, and proved to me, once again, that I’d be utterly lost without the calculator app. Words > numbers in my book. Anyway, people saw the graphic and they. were. MAD. Which was my intention. It was an April Fool’s Day prank, after all! And I even Read More →

What Determines Diamond Pricing?

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 ton of characteristics. Everything from the “threat” of man-made diamonds to color and clarity treatment, to the state of world affairs affects a diamond. All of this in addition to the diamond’s inherent characteristics (and if you think things end with the 4C’s, just know that Cut itself has a dozen Read More →

Why You Shouldn’t Get a Knockoff Engagement Ring Designed

If you read through my posts about Cartier, you know how I feel about knockoffs. Not a fan. Not for designer jewelry, not for designer handbags, and certainly not for Swiss (“Swiss”) watches. When it comes to engagement rings though, my feelings had gone unexamined until a few weeks ago. I was monitoring the RLJ Insta feed, responding to comments, answering questions, sending bow-down emojis, etc. when I came across an @mention that caught my eye. Someone tagged their BFF or BF, I didn’t stalk that hard, and said “we could have the Pawn Shop make this!” Hold up. I Read More →

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