August 8, 2018

Let’s Talk About Hailey Baldwin’s Engagement Ring

When Justin Bieber popped the question to Hailey Baldwin in the Bahamas, he chose a truly spectacular engagement ring. The couple took a few days to enjoy the glow of their engagement on their vacation, where the world got its first look at Hailey’s new ring, thanks to some fan captured pictures and videos that surfaced on social media. And the ring Bieber chose was nothing less than spectacular.

The Oval-Cut Diamond

Justin Bieber is one of the most famous (and successful) pop stars of our time, so it’s no surprise that he chose to go all out with his choice of engagement ring. Bieber gave Baldwin an absolutely incredible oval diamond ring. The oval diamond in Hailey Baldwin’s ring is massive, with some experts estimating that it’s around six to eight carats.

A chic and radiant oval diamond ring similar to Hailey’s new engagement ring.

The setting for Baldwin’s ring lets its sizable center stone shine. Baldwin’s dazzling diamond is set in a slim silvery setting, which could be made of either white gold or platinum. The band of the ring is quite slim, which creates a delicate look and helps its large oval diamond look even bigger.

A dazzling oval diamond ring with a slim diamond accent band.

Bieber’s choice of ring for his new fiancé shows the pop star is in tune with the latest trends. Oval diamond rings have become incredibly popular engagement rings in recent years, especially in solitaire or halo settings. This trend is likely due to the unique, yet classic look of oval diamonds, as well as the fact that oval diamonds are a great value, as they look larger per carat than similarly weighted round diamonds. But, of course, the value of oval diamond rings was something Bieber was unlikely to be thinking of, thanks to his estimated $83.5 million net worth.

After Baldwin was spotted wearing her new engagement ring in the Bahamas, Bieber took to Instagram to officially announce their engagement. He confirmed the rumors of his engagement, saying, “Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast,” and went on to profess his love for his new fiancé. Bieber also let his fans know that his choice of proposal date (the 7th on the 7th month of the year) was intentional, saying that the number seven is “the number of spiritual perfection.”

The happy couple has since been spotted back home in New York, with Hailey donning her gorgeous new ring as the couple dashed around town. As of right now, we only have fan and paparazzi pictures of Hailey’s beautiful new ring, since Bieber’s model fiancé has yet to post a close of up of the dazzling oval diamond ring. We can’t wait til we get a closer look at her gorgeous engagement ring! Congratulations to the happy couple!

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July 25, 2018

8 Major Engagement Ring Trends in 2018

2018 has been an exciting year for engagement ring trends. This year, we’re seeing a huge boom in unique and creative engagement rings. Beautiful pops of color, uncommon shape choices, and creative ways to wear old and new styles— 2018 has it all. Let’s take a look at 8 of the major engagement ring trends for 2018.

Morganite and Rose Gold

Darya Halo Morganite Engagement Ring

Morganite emerged as a major trend last year and this year the pretty pink gemstone’s popularity has continued to rise. In particular, pairing a morganite center stone with a rose gold setting has been hugely popular. It’s easy to see why: the soft pink hue of morganite pairs beautifully with blush-colored rose gold. Together, these two precious materials create an incredibly unique and romantic look.

Oval Diamond Rings

Clara Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

There are many things to love about oval diamonds. For one, they’re unique, yet still have a classic, traditional look. For another, the slimmer profile of an oval diamond can make the fingers look slimmer. And, perhaps best of all, oval diamonds are a great value, as their high top surface area makes them look bigger per carat than a round diamond.

Colored Diamonds and Gemstones

Merilyn Blue Diamond Engagement Ring 

Colored diamonds and gemstones are all the rage right now with brides looking for more unique, personalized engagement rings. This year, diamonds and gemstones in a rainbow of colors can be found in a huge array of engagement ring designs.

Black Diamond Engagement Rings

Raelynn Black Oval Cut Engagement Ring

Black diamond engagement rings have been rising in popularity with brides who love their rich, mysterious look. The gorgeous and rare black diamond has a unique depth that brings an air of  sophistication to every black diamond engagement ring.

Three Stone Rings

Meghan Three Stone Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 

Three stone rings are traditional and sweet. Each of the three stones on this style of engagement ring represents a different moment in a couple’s life together: their past, present, and future. This engagement ring style is as sentimental as it is beautiful.

Rose Gold

Emilia Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k Rose Gold

Rose gold has been rising in popularity over the last few years and it shows no sign of stopping. This beautiful, soft pink form of gold can be seen in a huge range of styles, popping up on everything from vintage to modern settings.

Ring Stacks

Ring stacks are a creative way to get a unique and dazzling look. Whether you stack multiple engagement rings or go with a combo of an engagement ring and a decked out wedding band, the stacked engagement ring look will turn heads.

Multiple Wedding Bands

Caroline Classic Diamond Wedding Band

Keira Vintage Diamond Wedding Band

Tying in with our last trend, many brides have been forgoing traditional engagement rings altogether. Instead, they’re choosing to stack wedding bands to create their own unique, custom look. The best thing about this engagement ring option is the endless number of ways you can customize your stack. You can choose bold rings, classic rings, delicate rings, or any mixture you can imagine.

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July 23, 2018

Fun Summer Proposal Ideas in Los Angeles

Summer is the perfect time to propose in Los Angeles. It’s the time of the year everyone gets outside to enjoy LA’s gorgeous weather and have some fun in the sun with their loved ones. There are so many exciting and creative ways to propose during LA’s lovely summer months. To help you get inspired for your proposal, let’s take a look at some of our favorite fun summer proposal ideas in Los Angeles.

Pop the Question at a Screening Under the Stars

Every summer, Cinespia hosts screenings of classic films out on the lawn at the world famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Attending one of these screenings is a quintessential LA summer activity— and a Hollywood Forever screening is an incredibly romantic spot to propose, especially if your sweetheart is a big movie buff. Just be sure to plan ahead if you’re thinking of popping the question at one of these screenings, as they’re usually packed. Plan to get there early and come prepared with blankets, pillows, a great picnic spread and, of course, your engagement ring.

Propose While Enjoying Great Food and Even Better Views

If you’re planning on proposing to a food fanatic, why not take advantage of LA’s gorgeous scenery and propose at a restaurant with a stunning view? There are many options to choose from, but some we love are Hollywood’s Mama Shelter, Malibu’s Mastro’s Ocean Club, and Downtown’s Perch. Make your reservation early and decide whether you’ll propose before, during, or after your meal together.

Listen to Great Music and Light Up the Night

There’s no better spot to propose to a music lover than at LA’s famous Hollywood Bowl. The Hollywood Bowl is one of the most unique music venues in the United States, with its gorgeous view of the Hollywood Hills, its perfect acoustics, and its much-loved BYOB (wine and beer only) policy. As a bonus, many summer concerts at the Bowl also include a fireworks show. So, if you want to up the magic of your Hollywood Bowl proposal, make sure to choose a show that also includes a dazzling display of lights.

Enjoy the Best of Nature and History at the Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is one of the most beautiful spots in Los Angeles. Featuring an incredible ancient art museum, a spectacular garden, and beautiful views, the Getty Villa is the perfect place to propose to a history buff.

Pop the Question in the Great Outdoors

If you and your partner love getting out into the great outdoors and prefer a more simple proposal, consider proposing at one of LA’s many excellent hiking trails. Two popular options are Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park but there are many different trails to choose from for your proposal, including some great trails by the ocean in Malibu.

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June 27, 2018

Unique Engagement Rings Part II

Unique engagement rings are a trend that’s going strong. The lasting popularity of this jewelry trend ties to the fact that more and more couples want engagement rings as unique as they are. One of the most exciting elements of unique engagement ring design is the use of color. Instead of using only traditional white diamonds, today’s unique engagement rings use gemstones in every color of the rainbow, along with an array of colored diamonds. To celebrate this ongoing trend, here are a few of our favorite unique engagement rings.

Skylar Halo Green Emerald Engagement Ring

Emerald Engagement Ring in Rose Gold

This ring is a showstopper. The main focus of this elegant ring is the gorgeous emerald center stone. This richly green gemstone is prong set and surrounded by an emerald-shaped halo of white diamonds. White diamonds continue along this ring’s rose gold band, creating a radiant and glamorous effect.

Blossom Blue Diamond Engagement Ring

Blue Diamond Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold

This beautiful engagement ring has a charming vintage style. Here, a yellow gold band winds like branches in a garden. These vine-like twists are set with “leaves” made of white diamonds. The centerpiece of this flowering beauty is a rich yet dazzling blue diamond, which adds a playful pop of color to this unique engagement ring.

Merilyn Halo Yellow Diamond Ring

Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring in White Gold

This ring is glamorous and eye-catching. The Merilyn ring features a stunning yellow diamond surrounded by a halo of white diamonds. The warm color of this radiant center stone plays beautifully off the icy quality of the ring’s white gold and white diamond band.

Raelynn Black Oval Diamond Ring

Oval Cut Black Diamond Engagement Ring in Rose Gold 

The Raelynn ring is edgy yet elegant. This ring features a deep black diamond complemented by .75 additional carats of white diamonds. A few particularly unique features set this ring apart: the black diamond center stone, its pointed prong settings, and the use of rose gold. The juxtaposed elements of this ring create an interplay between sweeter features (the use of rose gold, white diamonds) and more bold features (the black diamond, the pointed “claw” prongs), creating a truly unique look.

Penelope Halo Ruby Ring

Ruby Engagement Ring in White Gold 

The Penelope ring has many antique-inspired elements that help it stand out from the crowd. First, there’s the use of a ruby, a very popular choice among kings and queens, as the center stone. Then there’s the unique halo on this ring, which is a vintage style made more bold by the white gold outline around the halo. This regal ring is distinctive, powerful, and luxe.

Can’t get enough unique engagement rings? Be sure to check out part 1 of our unique engagement ring series, where we talked about the most popular gemstones for unique engagement rings.

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