November 28, 2018

Top Christmas Gift Ideas for 2018

There’s no Christmas gift she’ll love more than a new piece of jewelry. Fine jewelry is the perfect gift, as its both practical and sentimental. It’s a gift that she can enjoy wearing for a lifetime, but also one that will have her thinking of you every time she puts it on. Wondering which jewelry is at the top of her Christmas list this year? Here are our top Christmas gift ideas for 2018.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #1: Solitaire Diamond Ring

A Christmas gift she’ll adore.

The solitaire diamond ring, always a classic option, has been having a revival in 2018, as more modern women are drawn to this design’s chic simplicity. Solitaire diamond rings are an elegant and traditional choice for an engagement ring and also work beautifully as a cocktail ring or as part of a stylish ring stack.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #2: Morganite Engagement Ring

She’ll be thrilled to say “yes” to a morganite engagement ring this Christmas.

Morganite is a beautiful pink gemstone that’s been having a major moment in 2018, particularly for engagement rings. This trending gemstone is not only gorgeous, it’s also highly durable and is more affordable than a diamond. A popular metal choice for morganite engagement rings is rose gold, as the metal’s blushing color compliments rosy morganite, but the gemstone also looks beautiful with white gold, yellow gold, and platinum.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #3: Tennis Bracelet 

Have her ring in the new year with a wrist dripping in diamonds.

Tennis bracelets are gorgeous, glamorous, and sophisticated. Tennis bracelets come in many different designs, with the one constant being brilliant diamonds that run along the entirety of the tennis bracelet’s strap. Whether you choose a classic style tennis bracelet or go with one that’s a bit more ornate, gifting your loved one with a tennis bracelet this Christmas is sure to put a smile on her face.

Fine Jewelry Gift Idea #4: Sapphire Ring

A sapphire ring is sure to set her heart on fire this Christmas.

Sapphires, long known as the gemstone of royalty, have been increasingly popular in recent years. It’s easy to see why: the rich blue color of the sapphire is gorgeous, eye-catching, and distinctive. While sapphires look stunning in any jewelry, sapphire rings are our gift recommendation for 2018. Sapphire rings have been highly desired this year, perhaps because of the public’s fascination with Kate Middleton’s stunning heirloom sapphire engagement ring. While a sapphire engagement ring is something she’s sure to love, if you’re searching for a fashion option, know that sapphire rings also work perfectly as cocktail rings. 

Want to see even more dazzling gifts for Christmas 2018? See our Gift Guide Page for more brilliant gift ideas.

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October 23, 2018

Amazing Halloween Costume Ideas for the TV Buff

If you’re a TV-lover, why not take a cue from the small screen for your Halloween costume this year? In this post, we’ve put together a list of 12 amazing Halloween costume ideas for the TV buff to give you some costume inspiration. Whether you want to go with something that’s glam, creepy, funny, or nostalgic, we’ve got just the costume idea for you.

1.CatDog

This CatDog costume scores high on both nostalgia and creativity. This is a great couples costume (or BFF costume) that will be a big hit among those who have fond memories of watching this Nickelodeon series. This costume is also easily DIYed— just make sure you remember to include the iconic CatDog sign from the show’s opening.

2. The Addams Family: Wednesday and Pugsley

If you’re searching for a creepy Halloween costume, there’s no better choice than going as a member of the iconically macabre Addams Family. If you have a group, you can go as the whole family or you could do Wednesday and Pugsley if you’re looking for a two person option. Remember to use props to your advantage to complete your costume, like this perfectly executed Wednesday and Pugsley did.

3. Mindy from The Mindy Project

Who doesn’t love Mindy Kaling? If you’re a big fan of her hilarious show The Mindy Project, consider going as Dr. Mindy Lahiri. Just top a colorful business casual outfit with a lab coat, be sure to include some key accessories (Mindy loves a statement earring), and complete your look with some long dark locks.

4. Joan from Mad Men

Get into the retro vibe this Halloween by dressing up as Joan from Mad Men. Joan essentials include a jewel toned, form fitting dress and her signature red hair. To complete you look, try pairing your dress with some retro statement jewelry and a 60s cocktail.

5. The Spartan Cheerleaders

Here’s a couple’s costume that’ll have you (and all your friends) laughing all night long: the Spartan Cheerleaders from SNL. This costume comes with built in poses that you can bust out every time you take a picture. And if you want to really get in the spirit, try learning one of the Spartan Cheerleaders’ cheers before Halloween so you can be ready to perform.

6. The Rugrats

Continuing with the nostalgia theme, The Rugrats babies make a hilarious group costume that every 90s baby will love. You’ll definitely want to have the core four Rugrats characters for this one, so make sure you have your Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil lined up. If you have more than four people, you can draw from the extended cast and choose from characters like Angelica, Susie, Dylan, Kimi, Reptar, or the parents to round out your crew.

7. The Adventure Time Characters

If you’re a fan of the quirky hit show Adventure Time, you have your pick of fun characters to dress up as. Everyone on this show has a memorable look, so choose the one that you love most and get your catchphrase ready. Or, take a cue from this group and go as the whole Adventure Time gang.

8. Arthur

Arthur is the lovable cartoon aardvark who taught many children how to handle the challenges of growing up. He’s also been back in the public consciousness lately, thanks to the popular “Arthur’s fist” meme. Arthur costume musts include his signature yellow sweater, his round glasses, his jeans, and his round ears.

9. Bob Ross

Bob Ross is perhaps the most famous painting teacher of all time, thanks to his ultra relaxing The Joy of Painting series. He also has an iconic look that is easy to replicate in a costume. Essentials for a Bob Ross look include a light blue button up, blue jeans, big curly hair, a palette, and a paintbrush.

10. Edina and Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous is a classic British sitcom with some wild characters and even wilder ensembles. The show’s two leads, Edina and Patsy, are never afraid to be bold with their fashion choices, making them both excellent Halloween costume options. Be sure to round out your Edina or Patsy costume with some key accessories, like a graphic print purse and a fabulous wig.

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October 18, 2018

Princess Eugenie’s Ring

Princess Eugenie with her now husband Jack Brooksbank and a close up of her stunning pink sapphire engagement ring.

The wedding of Princess Eugenie made news across the world last week, as royal wedding fans tuned into to watch the princess’ nuptials. Anticipation had been building for the royal wedding ever since their engagement announcement earlier this year, which was accompanied by portraits of Princess Eugenie and her now husband Jack Brooksbank. The portraits showed the happy couple together and gave the public their first look at the princess’ incredible pink sapphire engagement ring.

A close up of Princess Eugenie’s pink sapphire engagement ring.

Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring features a gorgeous oval shaped pink sapphire that’s estimated to weigh around three carats. The soft pink gemstone is surrounded by a unique halo made of a mixture of pear and round shaped white diamonds, which gives the piece a distinctive look. The featured gemstones are complimented by a beautiful mixed metal band crafted out of yellow and white gold.

Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring (left) and the engagement ring of the Duchess of York (right).

Fans of the royal family were quick to point out that Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring appears to be remarkably similar to the engagement ring worn by her mother, the Duchess of York, which adds a sentimental touch. Both feature a pink sapphire surrounded by a diamond halo, though there are some differences in the halo shape. Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring halo features a mixture of round and pear shaped diamonds, while her mother’s features only pear shaped diamonds.

Get the look: The Charleston pink sapphire engagement ring features a halo made of mixed diamond shapes, like Princess Eugenie’s.

The princess’ engagement ring shows the continuation of sapphires as a royal engagement tradition. Her mother’s engagement ring also features a sapphire as does, of course, Kate Middleton’s inherited blue sapphire engagement ring which once belonged to Princess Diana.

Get the look: A halo oval pink sapphire engagement ring similar to Princess Eugenie’s.

At her wedding, Princess Eugenie paired her engagement ring with some famous crown jewels. She wore the Grenville Emerald tiara, on loan from her grandmother Queen Elizabeth, which features an incredible 97.70 emerald at its peak.

Princess Eugenie on her wedding day.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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October 18, 2018

Get the Look: Lady Gaga’s Engagement Ring

Lady Gaga pictured with her incredible pink sapphire engagement ring from Christian Carino.

The Big News

At Elle’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration, Lady Gaga dropped some major news: she’s engaged! The singer and actress gave a speech in which she thanked “my fiancé Christian,” referring to her talent agent Christian Carino.

Gaga gave a passionate speech at the Elle event, during which she confirmed her engagement.

Rumors of Gaga’s engagement have been swirling since November 2017, when she was was first spotted wearing what looked like an engagement ring on her left ring finger during her tour for her most recent solo album Joanne. She’s been wearing the ring ever since and, thanks her to speech from this week’s event, it looks like it’s now confirmed that that’s her engagement ring from Carino.

A closer look at Gaga’s pink sapphire engagement ring.

It’s fitting that the always fashion-forward Gaga has an incredibly unique engagement ring. Her ring features a dazzling pink oval gemstone, which appears to be a pink sapphire that clocks in at around 6 to 7 carats. It’s a romantic yet unexpected choice, one that’s likely to spark a pink sapphire engagement ring trend.

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Get the look: A halo oval pink sapphire engagement ring similar to Lady Gaga’s.

The design of Gaga’s ring is reminiscent of another famous gemstone engagement ring, Kate Middleton’s stunning blue sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to the late Princess Diana. Like Kate’s, Gaga’s engagement ring features an elegant halo of round diamonds and a chic, simple band.

Kate Middleton’s iconic engagement ring features design details similar to Gaga’s.

The pink sapphire used in Gaga’s new engagement ring gives it an incredibly romantic look, one that’s perhaps even more romantic than her previous engagement ring from former fiancé Taylor Kinney, which featured a large heart shaped white diamond.

Gaga’s last engagement ring featured a sizable heart shaped white diamond.

It’s rumored that Lady Gaga got engaged to Christian Carino around a year after she called off her year long engagement to Kinney. Carino, a talent agent at CAA who also reps stars such as Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, and Gaga seem to be incredibly devoted to one another. Gaga has professed her love for Carino on stage and Carino has been spotted with a tattoo of Gaga on his arm.

Gaga sporting her engagement ring at the 2018 Grammys.

Fans have speculated that Gaga and Carino got engaged sometime in the summer of 2017, which is when Gaga started wearing her gorgeous pink sapphire engagement ring. Yet, even amidst the many rumors of her engagement, Gaga had been silent about her engagement until this Monday’s Elle event.

Gaga seems to be having an exceptional year, with her happy engagement and the incredibly warm reception of her performance in the film A Star Is Born, which has been generating some serious Oscar buzz. Fans of the singer and actress have been vocal about their happiness for Gaga, chairing their congratulations across social media.

There’s no news of wedding date for Gaga and Carino yet, but it’s sure to be a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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