November 21, 2017

A Diamond Jewelry Gift Guide for Her Under $500

Diamond jewelry is a beautiful and thoughtful gift that every woman loves to receive— and it doesn’t always have to break the bank. There are many gorgeous pieces of luxury diamond jewelry that are still attainable within a smaller budget. Today, we wanted to highlight some of these lovely pieces of fine jewelry. So, if you’re shopping for someone special, check out our diamond jewelry gift guide for her, with every piece under $500.

Pear Shaped Diamond Pendant


Certified 14k White Gold and Diamond Solitaire Pendant $499

This pear-shaped diamond pendant is a stunner. The elegant teardrop shape of this featured gemstone dangles delicately from a 14K white gold chain. This is a great gift for the woman in your life, as it is not only beautiful, it’s also endlessly wearable. You can dress it up or wear it every day. This is a gift that will add beauty to the daily life of whoever receives it.

Blue Diamond Studs


Certified 14k White Gold and Round Blue Diamond Studs $299

White diamonds are not the only choice when shopping for jewelry. Blue diamonds, with their rich deep color, are a lovely way to mix up a pair of classic diamond studs. These elegant blue diamond studs are sure to wow any recipient, with two radiant blue diamonds set in softly glowing white gold settings. This is an especially great gift to give someone with blue eyes, as these earrings will beautifully complement them. Rare people deserve rare blue diamond earrings. 

Halo Diamond Pendant


Certified 14k White Gold Halo Diamond Pendant $439

Halo settings are a great way to add the illusion of a larger size to a smaller center stone. This incredible halo diamond pendant has 12 smaller diamonds encircling the radiant center diamond, adding huge sparkle to this elegant pendant. Give the gift of everyday glamour with this halo set diamond pendant. 

Yellow Diamond Studs


Certified 14k White Gold 3-Prong Round Yellow Diamond Studs $299

These yellow diamond studs set in 14k white gold are an exotic and beautiful gift. Yellow diamonds are a great choice to give the style-setter in your life. They are unique, stylish, and show-stopping. The unexpected beauty of these yellow diamonds is enhanced by the cool, distinctive style of their 3-prong settings. These are a great twist on traditional diamond studs and are sure to put a smile on any woman’s face.

Stacking Diamond Band


Julia Classic Diamond Wedding Band In 14k White Gold

Gifting a diamond stacking band is a perfect choice for any woman. A diamond band can be worn alone, as a dazzling fashion ring, or can be worn alongside an existing engagement ring or wedding ring. This is an especially great option to gift your wife, as it offers her more versatility when wearing her wedding set, making it feel brand new again.

Want to see even more dazzling diamond jewelry under $500? Check out our wide selection of fine jewelry under $500.


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October 19, 2017

Our Favorite Fall Wedding Ideas

There’s a magic to fall. The changing of the leaves and the crisp drop in temperature add a sense of excitement to the air. It’s no surprise that the season’s charms make fall one of the most popular times to have a wedding. Are you considering or already planning a fall wedding? Get inspired by the magic of the season and check out this list of our favorite fall wedding ideas.

Add Fall Tones


One of the most beautiful fall wedding choices is incorporating fall colors. You can use reds, yellows, oranges, browns, and other rich tones in your decorations to complement the beautiful fall foliage. Consider using fall tones as your wedding colors and outfitting your wedding party in rich reds or deep browns. You can amp up the fall feel of this rich color palette by incorporating cold-weather fabrics, like velvets or knits, into your decorations and clothing.

Use Seasonal Decorations


Incorporate the fall harvest and add seasonal fruits, vegetables, and foliage into your wedding decorations. Consider using clusters of small pumpkins as centerpieces or using sprigs of cranberries to decorate your place settings. You could also incorporate fall elements into your floral arrangements by adding small pinecones or fall leaves to your bouquets.

 Keep it Rustic-Themed


Rustic touches pair perfectly with the lovely, rich tones of fall, and work exceptionally well with outdoor or barn weddings. To add a rustic touch to your fall wedding, consider tying your invitations or place settings with twine or using hay bales for additional guest seating. Wooden signs and other wooden decorations are also a charming way to add a homey feel.

Keep Your Guests Cozy


If all or part of your fall wedding will be outside, consider adding “Warm Up” stations to your wedding as a thoughtful way to keep your guests comfortable. You could have fire pits stationed throughout the area or keep it simple with baskets full of blankets or shawls.

Enjoy Seasonal Foods


Embrace fall’s seasonal flavors and incorporate fall foods into your wedding. You could offer seasonal beverages like apple cider, hot chocolate, or whatever your favorite fall drink is. You could also offer some of fall’s many delicious desserts, like pumpkin pie or caramel apples.  

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September 29, 2017

Fall Wedding Trends We Are Loving In 2017

Fall is here and so are the season’s fall wedding trends. There’s a lot to love about this fall’s trends: gorgeous fall-inspired colors, fun personalized foods, and a lot of refined rustic flair. Since there are so many to-die-for trends this season, we decided to take a look at some of our favorites. Here are the fall wedding trends we are loving in 2017.

The Color Palette

We can’t get enough of this year’s dominant color palette, made up of rich warm colors and muted cool colors. Plum and burgundy lead the pack this year, with many couples finding inspiration in these lovely fall-inspired hues. Icy blues and muted pastels are also popular, beautifully complimenting the jewel-toned reds and purples of the season. Metallic accents are still popular this year, with vintage-inspired brass and rose gold being the most popular choices.

Fun Food Trends


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One of the most fun trends of the fall wedding season is unique food stations. Couples are getting creative and personalizing their wedding food, serving up everything from mini pie stations to hot sauce bars for their guests to enjoy. We love this fun and creative trend that lets the personality of the bride and groom shine through.

Wild Bouquets


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Couples are getting inspiration from mother nature this year with wild looking bouquets. Instead of traditional floral bouquets, couples are choosing unique flowers and incorporating more greenery. Larger fronds like bay leaf branches and wheat greens add whimsical drama to these rustic bouquets.

Cold Weather Bridal Wear


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This fall brings some exciting trends in bridal wear, with long-sleeved lace and two-piece ensembles at the forefront. Another trend we love in bridal wear is incorporating a cashmere sweater or knitted cardigan, adding a cozy winter touch to your look.

Rose Gold Jewelry


Diamond Engagement Ring Lisa Set In 14k Rose Gold and 4-Prong Basket


Diamond Stud Earrings In 14k Rose Gold


Three Stone Engagement Ring In 14k Rose Gold

Rose gold isn’t just trending as a part of wedding decor; it’s also the top trend in bridal jewelry. Perhaps it’s because of how well soft, lovely rose gold pairs with the rich jewel tones of the season, or perhaps it’s because of rose gold’s romantic vintage style. Whatever the reason, brides are flocking to elegant rose gold for their bridal jewelry.

For our top picks of rose gold engagement rings check out our blog post here.

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September 26, 2017

The Fall Proposal: The Engagement Ring Trend of Fall 2017

From pave split-shanks to vintage-inspired rings, 2017 has been host to a variety of beautiful engagement ring trends that have all been spectacular in their own right. Throughout the whole year, however, one trend has slowly been gaining momentum, and this fall it’s going to be the absolute hottest engagement ring look: rose gold. The warm and vibrant hue of rose gold makes it truly one-of-a-kind, gracefully complementing all skin tones. Pair up rose gold with decadent diamonds and you have the perfect engagement ring. In this article, we run down a list of our top five rose gold diamond engagement rings, giving you an early look at some of the rings that are sure to take center stage this fall season.

Ashley Halo Diamond Engagement Ring


We begin our list with the dazzling Ashley ring that features an absolutely breathtaking design. Each detail contributes to the beauty of the ring individually, but they all come together in perfect harmony to create an overall cohesive aesthetic that is original, sophisticated, and refined. Scalloped diamonds embellish the graceful curves of the band which transitions into a halo as it encircles the center stone.

Find this look here: Ashley Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Florence Vintage Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring


Aptly named the Florence ring, this vintage-inspired diamond engagement ring features exquisite scrolls, along the top and sides of the 14k rose gold ring, reminiscent of the rich design found in the picturesque Italian city. The rose gold backdrop of the ring provides the ultimate stage for the brilliant center diamond to shine its absolute brightest. With an old-world charm that not only looks extraordinary but also symbolizes a timeless and everlasting love, the Florence ring is a top choice of ours for this season.

Find this look here: Florence Vintage Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

Julia Diamond Engagement Ring


Our next ring on the list brings some of the most desired design elements of an engagement ring together in a marvelous arrangement that is sure to wow. The split shank band is embellished with a row of glimmering diamonds on each arm leading to the center stone, a jaw-dropping princess cut diamond. The tasteful 14k rose gold metal provides a luxurious touch to put this spectacular ring in a league of its own.

Find this look here: Julia Diamond Engagement Ring

Cynthia Halo Diamond Engagement Ring


The first thing you’ll notice on the stunning Cynthia engagement ring is the striking pear-shaped center stone that features a lavish halo setting. Next and arguably even more eye-catching are the multiple bands, each accented with an impressive array of sparkling diamonds. Finally, after already having been mesmerized by the brilliance of this captivating design, you’ll notice the single rose gold band which adds the most subtle and refined finishing touch imaginable.

Find this look here: Cynthia Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Blue Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring


For the last ring on our list that, our team of jewelry experts at chose this alluring engagement ring that features a one-of-a-kind combination you won’t find anywhere else. A majestic blue sapphire center stone is highlighted by dashing accent diamonds in the double halo setting, giving the ring the ring an undeniably royal look and feel. The spectacle of diamonds continue along the band with two rows of pave diamonds decorating nearly the whole way around. Showcasing fall’s biggest trend of rose gold and pairing it superbly with a gorgeous sapphire center stone and endless accent diamonds throughout, this ring is representative grandeur at its best.

Find this look here: Blue Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring

The Proposal 


Fall makes for one of the best seasons to pop the question. The leaves provide a beautiful backdrop of vivid hues from romantic crimson to warm ochre. The scent of a burning cinnamon candle can be picked up through the crisp cool air. Pretty string lights seem extra bright against the autumn night sky. Which brings us to a great proposal idea for the love of your life. During the holiday season, spell out, “Will you marry me?” with string lights in front of your house or apartment. Call your loved ones over to station inside while you and your beau stay outside (think of a good excuse to linger!). Then, have someone turn on the light switch to display the message. All your friends and family will come out, champagne in hand, ready to celebrate. Everyone will be bubbling with excitement!

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