July 21, 2017

The Real Housewives Engagement Ring Guide

With an affection towards all things lavish and luxurious that has been televised since 2006, it should come as no surprise that many of the women from The Real Housewives series boast over-the-top and extravagant engagement rings that are as beautiful as they are expensive. In this article, we guide you through the engagement rings of some of the biggest personalities on The Real Housewives, giving you the inside scoop and all the details you need to know before providing a very similar alternative to each ring that our team at DiamondWish.com has expertly picked out.

Meghan King Edwards’ Pear-Shaped Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring with Halo

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We begin with Meghan King Edwards from The Real Housewives of Orange County and her colossal pear-shaped yellow diamond engagement ring. The massive center diamond has a halo setting with additional yellow pave diamonds outlining the pear-shape and features an elegant gold band.

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Here at Diamond Wish, we have quite the similar alternative to Meghan King Edwards’ engagement ring if a pear-shaped yellow diamond stone tickles your fancy. What’s different (and quite possibly more fab) is the double halo setting that surrounds the center stone.  It also features a pave-set split-shank band instead Megan’s quadruple-split shank. These particular details add an extra dash of sophistication making this type of engagement ring even more breathtaking.

Find this ring here: Fancy Yellow Pear Diamond Engagement Ring

Kim Fields’ Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Channel-Set Band

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Next on our list is Kim Fields from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Although Kim’s place on The Real Housewives of Atlanta was short lived (she was on air for only one season!), her engagement ring (and marriage) continue to thrive.  Her husband, actor Christopher Morgan, proposed with an engagement ring that boasts a large round diamond with channel-set diamonds along the band that beautifully complement the center stone.

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Our alternative to Kim Fields’ ring is this round cut diamond engagement ring with a 4-prong setting. The 4-prong setting paired with a brilliant round cut center stone allows more light to reflect on it and thus creates a brighter diamond. In addition, this ring features a total of twelve channel-set diamonds on the shank of the ring. This extra touch of brilliance makes this engagement ring quite the eye-catcher.  

Find this ring here: Diva Diamond Engagement Ring

Kyle Richards’ Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Halo and Pave Split-Shank Band

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Kyle Richards’ engagement ring is certainly one of the most unique on this list. The ring of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star includes a huge cushion-cut diamond with a halo setting and pave diamonds that sparkle along the distinctive split-shank band. This one-of-a-kind ring has a look that exudes grace and grandeur.

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Our team at DiamondWish.com loved Kyle Richards’ flawless ring so much that our goal was to find one exactly like it, which fortunately we were able to do! This ring also features a cushion-cut diamond with a halo setting and a pave diamonds along the split shank band. The large center stone on this ring, with a total weight of 3 carats, creates a jaw-dropping display of shine and reflection that’s a sight to behold.

Find this ring here: Cushion Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

 Lisa Vanderpump’s Double Halo Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

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A favorite among fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is Lisa Vanderpump, whose awe-inspiring engagement ring radiates lavishness. Adorned with an oversized emerald-cut diamond that’s accented with a double halo, this engagement sparkles and shimmers with the faintest movement or flicker of light.

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A similar alternative to Vanderpump’s ring is this emerald-cut diamond ring that is also outfitted with halo diamonds around the center stone. If you prefer an engagement ring that is less flashy, this one is it. This ring also features a split shank band with pave set diamonds, creating a cohesive design that highlights the many details of this ring as opposed to only focusing on the center stone.

Find this ring here: Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

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July 17, 2017

Trending: Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings

Vintage-inspired engagement rings have been quickly gaining momentum in the race for desirable engagement rings. There is something special about the unique designs of vintage-inspired rings that make each one feel one-of-a-kind and created exclusively for you. The level of detail found in vintage-inspired rings is astounding, enough to call each a work of fine art. Whether it has an Art Deco, Victorian, or Edwardian influence, the aesthetic of a vintage ring has a timeless component that many more women are finally coming to understand, appreciate, and desire. In this article, we feature our favorite picks for vintage-inspired rings and give you the full breakdown on each one.

Ashton Vintage-Inspired Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring 

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The vintage-inspired Ashton diamond engagement ring is a truly timeless design that is representative of the finest craftsmanship. The princess-cut center stone has a 4-prong setting that reflects light off the diamond from all angles, creating a spectacle of shine. The most special part about this ring is the intricate Victorian scrolls that embellish the top and sides of the ring, creating a ring that oozes with sophistication and elegance.

Gila Vintage-Inspired Diamond Engagement Ring

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This captivating Gila diamond engagement ring is designed with remarkable attention to detail. Pairs of diamonds are nestled into beautiful 14K rose gold frames that go up both sides of the milgrain-embedded band and lead to the enchanting center diamond, creating an enticing visual display that will take your breath away.

Aria Vintage-Inspired Diamond Engagement Ring

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The dazzling Aria ring pays homage to impeccable Art Deco design with distinctive features that come together effortlessly to form a truly vintage aesthetic. Milgrain embellishes the band and functions as a border to pockets of diamonds that exquisitely accentuate the center diamond.  

Annette Vintage-Inspired Diamond Engagement Ring

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Featuring milgrain-bordered marquise-shaped cutouts that have diamonds placed delicately inside them along the band, the Annette vintage-inspired ring is a jaw-dropping engagement ring that is one-of-a-kind. The intricate band and side diamonds highlight the center diamond flawlessly and exude splendor and tastefulness. For a vintage-inspired ring that is in a class by itself, this Annette diamond engagement ring is a perfect choice.

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June 29, 2017

Fourth Of July Outfit Ideas


July Fourth is the day we celebrate the birth of the United States as an independent country. Our flag’s colors of red, white, and blue are everywhere you look as people celebrate the most patriotic day of the year. The Fourth of July is a great day to embrace this patriotic style and wear something in the classic American preppy style while you celebrate. We’ve put together a couple of stylish (and patriotic!) outfits with stunning jewelry pairings to help you celebrate America’s birthday in style!

Look One: The American Trendsetter

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This casual look is great for daytime parties, picnics, and barbecues. The deep red cropped tie front top pairs perfectly with these high waisted, ultra preppy white shorts. The shoes are a nod to the current athleisure trend. Be comfortable in your gear as you ease your way from the daytime festivities to the night’s fireworks display. The jewelry pairing for this outfit embraces its preppy style while keeping it simple as to not compete with the many trends in this outfit. These 4-Prong Basket White Diamond Studs in 14k Gold are the diamonds this outfit is missing. Diamond studs add a classic touch to any outfit. The Olivia ring completes this classic white diamond look by adding a dash of sparkle to your hand with its 20 stunning white diamonds channel set in 14k White Gold.

Look Two: The Classic Patriot

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This classic look is perfect for more upscale work or family parties. This simple, tailored navy blue midi dress lets these patriotic accessories take the focus of this look. Red, white, and blue pair perfectly with the traditional yellow gold in these accessories. Match the modern, linear feel of this look, with this bezel set diamond solitaire necklace in 14k gold. The Helena diamond ring in 14k gold completes this classic and elegant look by providing a stunning centerpiece that will dazzle.

 

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June 28, 2017

Princess Cut Engagement Rings – A Must Read Before Purchase


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Isabelle Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

Are you thinking of buying a princess cut engagement ring? When buying any diamond, you will want to do your research in advance so you know what you’re getting. Every diamond is unique, and every diamond shape has unique elements. When buying a princess cut diamond, there are some specific things you need to consider. We’ve put together all the important information you need to know when buying a princess diamond, from the cut’s features, history, and advantages, to everything you need to consider when you are buying one. Check out our guide below for everything you need to know about princess cut engagement rings.

Description of Princess Cut Diamonds

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Julia Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

So, what does a princess cut look like? From the top, a princess cut diamond resembles a square or sometimes a rectangle. From the side, a princess cut looks like an inverted pyramid.

Princess cuts are unique in that they can have a range of different facets. Most commonly, princess cut diamonds have 58 facets (the same as the most popular diamond cut, the round brilliant) but this can vary. Changing the number of facets on a princess cut creates different scintillation effects, creating the possibility of many unique kinds of shine.

History of Princess Cut Diamonds

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Ashton Vintage Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

Princess diamonds have a classic look but are actually a relatively new shape. The princess cut was created in the 1960s when it was called the Barion cut. This shape became more strongly associated with the name “princess” in the 1980s and the practice of calling it a Barion cut became obsolete.   

Today, princess cut diamonds are the most popular fancy shape of diamonds, accounting for about 30% of all diamonds sold today.

Advantages of Princess Cut Diamonds

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So, why should you choose a princess cut diamond? Well, most importantly you should choose a princess cut diamond if the style of the cut appeals to you. But there are other advantages of the cut that make it appealing. One is that princess cuts appear slightly larger than round cut diamonds of similar carats. This is because of the slightly larger surface area on the top of the diamond. Another advantage is that princess cut diamonds are a better value per carat. Generally, princess cut diamonds are a better price than round cuts because this cut allows the person crafting the diamond to use more of the raw diamond it is being cut from, thus saving the artisan money, and lowering the price for the consumer.

Another big advantage of princess cut diamonds is that they work with almost any setting. Other fancy cut diamonds, like oval or emerald cuts, need specialized settings to keep the diamond safely in place. But princess cuts are similar enough to the most popular cut, the round brilliant, to usually work with the same settings. Princess cuts are also popular enough on their own that many settings are made specifically for the cut.

What To Look For When Buying A Princess Cut Diamond

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Lilac Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

So what should you look out for when buying a princess cut diamond? Like all diamonds, you need to consider the grading of its 4Cs and decide what is most important to you in the grading of the diamond. But with princess cut diamonds, in particular, the cut is extremely important. A poor cut drastically reduces the light and brilliance of a princess cut diamond.

Hallmarks of poorly cut princess diamonds are pavilion bulges (a bulge on the side of the diamond caused by too steep of a slope) and a table percentage that is greater than the depth percentage. These reduce the beauty of the diamond and are to be avoided. You can see this information on a diamond’s GIA report, as well as the official grade of the cut. For princess cut diamonds, you’ll want to choose a diamond with an “excellent” or “very good” cut grading.

You should also note whether or not the diamond is a square or slightly rectangular. To be considered square, the cut must have no greater of a ratio than 1:05 to 1. Note this about the diamond you are considering and decide whether or not you prefer a totally square diamond over a slightly rectangular one.

The last thing to consider when buying a princess cut diamond for an engagement ring is the setting it will be paired with. Princess cut diamonds have vulnerable corners on the top of the diamond and must always be protected by the setting. You can see in the Lilac setting above that the four prongs of the setting surround these fragile corners. You should also consider whether or not the setting style you are thinking of goes well with a princess cut diamond. After all, the most important thing about the engagement ring you will buy is whether or not you love it. Make sure that a princess cut diamond will pair well with the setting you love so that you will be happy with your ring.

Is a princess cut engagement ring right for you? Check out our selection of beautiful princess cut engagement rings and find a ring you’ll treasure. 

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June 15, 2017

The Met Gala 2017 Fashion & Jewelry Review

Each year the Met Gala acts as both a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a celebration of the grand opening of Costume Institutes yearly exhibit. 2017’s exhibit is called “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: The Art of the In-Between” and honors and explores the bold, sculptural designs of the visionary designer Rei Kawakubo.

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Celebrities and fashion insiders inspired by Kawakubo brought bold, larger than life looks to the Met Gala. Structural and oversized pieces were popular, as can be seen on one of the most celebrated looks of the night, Rihanna’s colorful Comme des Garcons petal dress.

So what kind of jewelry did the attendees wear to pair with their avant-garde ensembles? The trend was to go in one of two extremes: either wearing bold, colorful jewelry to extend the theme or wearing simple white diamond pieces to compliment ensembles without completely stealing the spotlight.

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Zendaya had a standout look with her stunning parrot print Dolce & Gabanna dress, paired with an incredible 13 carat radiant fancy yellow diamond ring that echoed the dress’ vibrant color.  

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Get the look: Diamond Wish Fancy Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring in 18k White and Yellow Gold

Zoe Kravitz was among the stars that paired their bold look with simpler accessories. She paired her pink satin structured dress with black ruffled accents with some simple classic round diamond earrings and diamond rings.

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Get the look: Diamond Wish Round Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

Elle Fanning went with both a statement piece of jewelry and simple pieces, donning a stunning aquamarine Art Deco hairband with diamonds and round diamond studs.

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Get the look: Diamond Wish 3-Prong Martini Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

Reese Witherspoon was another star who paired her asymmetric Mugler dress with an array of white diamonds, including her stunning emerald cut diamond engagement ring. 

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Get the look: Diamond Wish Emerald Cut Halo Engagement Ring

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