Engagement Rings Part II !

Engagement Rings Part II !

No polls taken, just my humble opinion‚Ķ What is the most popular engagement ring today? I would say the diamond surrounded by smaller stones. (See the photo below) One of my girls has this type. It’s beautiful. You can choose your favorite shape diamond, then encircle it with smaller stones. Not only does it make the ring sparkle more, the stone looks larger.

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My other married daughter has the most traditional engagement ring, that of the round solitaire. It will never go out of fashion. Her ring has a little added bling. The sides of the ring have tiny diamonds next to it. Neither ring I’ve posted are the girls’. ūüôā

My first engagement ring, (from my one and only husband), was my all time favorite stone, the emerald cut diamond set in yellow gold. For our 20th anniversary, my beloved gifted me, (with a little encouragement ;-), with an upgraded ring. This time I chose a pear shaped diamond set in platinum. I must “fancy” the fancy cuts. Pun intended.

If I were to choose another ring — no need — I think I’d choose another precious stone, but not a diamond. Probably an emerald, perhaps a ruby. I love ruby stones, I think they look amazing. If you love them too then it’s well worth reading about them on haruni, you’ll learn so much! Please note the ring below. The Royals have a penchant for gifting their betroths with colored precious stones. Sarah, Duchess of York chose a ruby surrounded with diamonds, much like her rival, Diana, Princess of Wales’ sapphire. Remember, Diana’s ring now graces her daughter-in-law’s hand, HRH Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. A lovely tribute by her son, William, but a tad bit of bad luck? And do you think Kate may have wanted her own ring? She will forever be wearing hand-me-down jewelry, ha ha. Might have been nice to have had a new piece…

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Engagement Rings!

It’s engagement season! … You know what that means… engagement rings!

There are so many choices. ¬†If you think the time is approaching for your boyfriend to pop the question, and you think he may propose with the ring “in hand”, now’s the time to provide some gentle info on engagement rings.

We all know the four “C’s” – color, cut, clarity, carat. ¬†Each one is important. ¬†It’s not just the size of the diamond that matters. Below are some handy, helpful charts that provide vital info better than I can possibly explain. ¬†Hopefully, it’s a lifetime decision, so hopefully you and your beloved are well informed.

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Perhaps the first thing you should decide is the shape. ¬†I caution you not not choose the most trendy shape, but what compliments your hand AND your life style. ¬†And what cut diamond did my boyfriend, ¬†now husband present me with when he proposed?…an emerald cut. ¬†Then…for our 20th anniversary…a very special new diamond. ¬†I’ll tell you all about it in the next post when I highlight some lovely phots of the latest engagement rings.

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And don’t forget your have to chose a metal for the band as well as a diamond. ¬†This becomes complicated as you much consider price, durability, and how it looks with your skin tone. ¬†More next time…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Jewelry!!!

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Wedding Jewelry‚Ķwill you wear pearls or diamonds? The jewelry you wear on your wedding day can be sentimental, heirloom, or a fashion statement. Lots to think about‚Ķ If you choose a dress that is fairly simple, i.e., little lace, beading, and fluff‚Ķyou might want to “Kick it Up a Notch.” You can do this with jewelry. I personally favor pearls, but diamond, or cubic zircon, can lend an air of panache. Check out these diamond wedding bands to see what I mean.. The model below incorporates both! I especially love her veil. The rhinestones add a special touch. I like the way it covers just to her brows, but not her eyes. This adds a softness, an air of innocence without completely covering her face – good for photos!

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What about using jewelry in your bouquet? The bouquet below is made of silk flowers with jewels interspersed. It’s novel and I’m quite taken with it. I think someone who was truly crafty could make a gorgeous, unique bouquet. I image eBay or tag sales would be a great place to pick up some vintage pieces. I collect clip on earrings, (I don’t have pieced ears), and find GREAT deals on eBay. They’re of surprising good quality too.

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I’ve saved the best for last‚Ķbelow are art deco rings. Our KK will wear such a ring on her wedding day. As the first born daughter, of a first born daughter, of a first born daughter‚Ķ she will wear my grandmother’s platinum diamond engagement ring. It’s much like the style below. It’s fragile, and I wore it infrequently. I was “saving” it. I wish I had worn it more, as soon‚Ķit will no longer be mine. But I will give it to KK with joy in my heart on her wedding day, as is our tradition.

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