Tag Archives: Engagement Ring

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 →

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 →

7 Things You Need to Know About Getting Engaged in 2017

Are you hoping for a 2017 proposal? Or, ahem, anxiously awaiting a long-anticipated one? Well I’m still holding out hope you’ll get a surprise Christmas proposal – my FB feed is already full of them and they NEVER cease to delight me #ImASentimentalCheeseball. But just in case your proposal is coming toward the tail end of engagement season (or, you know, July) I’ve got some things we should talk about.   1. Diamond Shapes If you’re hoping to get engaged in 2017, you likely fall into one of three camps. You 1. already know exactly what you want 2. have a Pinterest Read More →

Rock Beats Paper – Shopping for Diamond Certificates vs. Diamonds

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome. I’m re-posting a few of my old favorites for the new (and growing) audience here. This guide to shopping for a diamonds vs. diamond certificates is one of my favorites. I’m so happy you clicked over from Insta or Pinterest or Tumblr, and I hope you enjoy an insane amount of engagement ring eye candy and rambling advice about how to score a great deal on them. 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 Read More →

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