February 27, 2018

Top Engagement Ring Shopping Tips For Couples

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Because engagement rings are such important purchases, more and more couples have started shopping for their ring together, rather than leaving the whole decision up to the person proposing. Shopping as a couple is a different experience from shopping alone— you have to talk with your partner more to make sure you’re always on the same page. To help you have a great time shopping with your partner (and to help you both pick out an incredible ring!) we’ve put together this list of our top engagement ring shopping tips for couples. Read on to see all our top tips!

Communication Is Key

As with any aspect of your relationship with your partner, great communication is the key to success. When communicating with your partner during the engagement ring shopping process, remember to be open and honest with them, as well as staying open to hearing what they have to say. Don’t expect them to read your mind— say what you’re thinking, what you want, and have an honest discussion with your partner about it. An open dialogue is a recipe for success!

Get Educated, Together

So, if you’ve never shopped for an engagement ring before (and most people haven’t), there’s a lot to learn before you buy. You’ll want to learn about the 4Cs of diamonds (if you’re going with a traditional diamond ring), as well as all the pros and cons of different ring settings and setting metals. Getting educated about the different aspects of engagement rings can help you make better buying choices, as well as narrow in on what’s most important to you about your ring. 

Know Your Budget— And Stick To It

This one’s a big one: know your budget and stick to it. When it comes to buying an engagement ring, of course, you’ll want to get a ring you absolutely love. But buying a ring that’s a financial strain is no way to start a marriage. That’s why it’s incredibly important to figure out what your budget is and to stick to it.

When considering your budget, make sure you pick an amount both you and your partner are completely comfortable with.

Think Outside the Box

Not all engagement rings today have to be the classic diamond solitaire engagement ring. Today, there are so many more options for engagement rings, from colored diamonds to beautiful gemstone rings, that might better fit your style. As a bonus, a lot of diamond alternative engagement rings are also a little easier on the wallet. 

Have Fun

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Our last tip is perhaps the most important shopping tip of all: have fun! Shopping for an engagement ring shouldn’t be a chore or cause any fights. This ring is meant to be a symbol of your eternal love for each other, something that represents the spirit of your relationship.

So, if you ever find yourself stressed about shopping for your engagement ring, take a moment to relax, regroup, and rethink the way you’re shopping. Having a good experience shopping with your partner is as important as the ring you end up choosing, so relax and enjoy the process together.

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February 26, 2018

The Best Places To Propose in LA

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Los Angeles is huge, sprawling city, with a population as diverse as the city itself. LA is home to beautiful beaches, incredible mountains, and bustling cityscapes. Because LA has so much stunning scenery, there are tons of amazing spots to choose from if you’re thinking of proposing in the City of Angels. Are you looking for an incredible proposal spot in Los Angeles? Look no further— keep reading to see our top LA proposal spot picks. 

The Santa Monica Pier

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One of the most colorful, beautiful beach spots in LA is the Santa Monica Pier. This pier features shops, restaurants, arcade games, an amusement park, and, of course, a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. The Pier is exceptionally pretty at night when the amusement park lights up the Pier with pops of color. This is a fun, whimsical proposal spot that will have her smiling from ear to ear.

The Gardens at the Getty Villa

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Located in the Pacific Palisades, the Getty Villa is an art museum with some incredibly beautiful gardens. The Villa features four immaculately kept gardens (the Inner Peristyle, the Herb Garden, the Outer Peristyle, and the East Garden) that are inspired by and modeled after ancient Roman gardens. These gardens set a beautiful scene for a proposal and are an especially great spot to propose to a history lover.

The Observatory at Griffith Park

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The Observatory at Griffith Park, located in Los Feliz, offers some of the most beautiful views of Los Angeles. Night or day, visitors to the Observatory can enjoy an incredible view of the city from the top of the park. The beauty of the Observatory makes it an incredibly romantic proposal location.

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens 

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If you’re dating a nature lover, the Botanical Gardens at the Huntington Library are a perfect proposal location choice. Being in the Botanical Gardens is like taking a tour of the world’s gardens. The gardens are enormous and feature many different themed sections, like various Japanese gardens, Australian gardens, and their Rose Garden, which features more than 1,400 different varieties of roses. The gardens are all incredibly beautiful, making them the perfect backdrop for a proposal.

The Last Bookstore

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The Last Bookstore is an iconic bookstore located in downtown Los Angeles. It is, as the name says, a bookstore. But it’s unlike any other bookstore you’ve ever been to. The way the books are displayed in this incredible store makes the store as much an art installation as it is a bookshop. If the love of your life is a bookworm, there’s no better place to pop the question than The Last Bookstore.

Proposal Idea: Hide a love note with your engagement ring in one of the books and leave her clues all over the Last Bookstore until she is lead to them!

Disneyland

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While this last spot is located on the far edges of what’s known as the Greater Los Angeles Area, Disneyland is still technically in Los Angeles and we couldn’t skip including such an amazing proposal spot. If you’re dating a huge Disney fan, there’s no better proposal spot than “The Happiest Place On Earth.”

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February 7, 2018

Simple Yet Romantic Proposal Idea Trends

Proposing is one of the most exciting moments in anyone’s life— but it can also be one of the scariest. There’s a lot of pressure to pop the question in the perfect way, a way she’ll remember forever (and love recounting to all her friends and family). But planning a proposal doesn’t have to be stressful. If you spend a little time thinking about creative and personalized ways to propose, you can start to feel ready and excited for the big day. To help spark your creativity, we’ve put together this list of simple proposal idea trends. Keep reading to see all our exciting proposal ideas so you can start creating a proposal plan that will thrill her.

Propose on Vacation

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Proposing on a luxurious vacation is a classic choice, one that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. It’s romantic and fun— plus, you’ll have a built-in backdrop that will make your engagement shots look incredible.

The Writing’s On the Wall

This proposal idea is a sweet and whimsical choice that’s perfect if you and your potential fiancé are moving in together. Take a note from your childhood and write messages of love on the walls of your new home. You can write things you love about your partner or reminisce about special memories you’ve shared together. This proposal idea is cute, memorable, and unique— just be sure to use a washable writing tool if you won’t be painting the walls anytime soon.

Pass Her A Note

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Remember the days of your youth, passing notes that said: “check yes or no?” Well, this proposal idea is a more grown-up version of that classic tradition. Try giving her this sweet proposal message; you can simply hand it to her at home or you can surprise her with it while you’re out on the town. Using a cute note like this one for your proposal is surprising and delightful; this sweet message sparks feelings of childlike joy. Plus, if that note comes with the incredible morganite and diamond engagement ring pictured above, how could she say no?

No Mountain High Enough

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This proposal idea is majorly trendy at the moment: pop the question at the top of your favorite hiking spot. If the two of you are outdoorsy and love to get out into nature, this is the perfect proposal choice for you. And, if you want to make this one even more special, you can have a surprise waiting at the top of the hiking spot, like a banner asking if she’ll marry you or a few singers to serenade her.

Proposal Fort

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Here’s another whimsical and romantic idea: build a pillow fort or pop up a cute tent to use as your proposal spot. You can decorate the inside of your tent with string lights and soft blankets to make the proposal moment extra cozy.

Make it Picture Perfect

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The last idea on our list is a little more elaborate but will be so worth it if you are dating someone who loves to capture the moment. Plan to have a photoshoot with your partner— but don’t say it’s for your engagement. Tell her you want to take Christmas card photos, or that you want to get some great shots for social media. Just think of something that will get her to an amazing photo spot, with a photographer ready to shoot. Then, you can get down on one knee and have your whole proposal captured on camera.

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January 31, 2018

Love These Valentine’s Day Top Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to give your sweetheart a present that shows them how much they mean to you. And there’s no better romantic gift to give than an incredible piece of fine jewelry. But picking exactly the right piece to gift on Valentine’s Day can be stressful. After all, there are so many options to choose from and you want to make sure you choose the right piece. To help you pick an incredible piece— and to take the stress out of sorting through all the many options online— we’ve put together this list our most popular items. These are the pieces that women across the world are flocking to, pieces that every woman will adore. Read on to see the full list of our Valentine’s Day Top Gift Ideas!

Diamond Tennis Bracelet

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Diamond tennis bracelets are in high demand this year, as they are most years. Tennis bracelets are popular with women of all ages, thanks to their elegant beauty and timeless appeal. This featured certified 18k white gold tennis bracelet is a great example of the traditional tennis bracelet women covet. It features 66 incredible round diamonds delicately set into a slim white gold band. The radiance of the diamonds makes this piece dazzling, while the slim profile of the band makes it chic and perfect for everyday wear. This is a gift that any woman would be wowed by on Valentine’s Day.

Skylar Halo Ring

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The Skylar ring is perhaps our most popular ring. This ring combines trendy elements, like its halo setting, with vintage touches, like its rose gold band and cushion cut diamond. This beautifully designed blend of styles creates a uniquely stunning piece. Whether you want to pop the question this Valentine’s Day or simply want to give your partner a dazzling right-hand ring, you can’t go wrong with the Skylar ring.

Rose and Ruby Studs

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These ruby studs bezel set in rose gold have been popular all year long but are especially perfect for Valentine’s Day. That’s because rubies are perhaps the most romantic gemstone. They’re said to symbolize love, passion, and a zest for life. They’re also a beautiful, deeply rich red, the color most closely associated with love. Give the gift of romance this year with these rose gold and ruby studs.

Black Diamond Studs

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Black diamond studs are as edgy as they are beautiful. Gifting a piece with black diamonds is a great choice if you’re shopping for a woman with a distinctive sense of style. They’re much more unique than a pair of standard white diamond studs, making them the perfect gift to give the style-setter in your life this Valentine’s Day.

Elise Rose Gold Solitaire Ring

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Rose Gold Twisted Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring 

Rose gold solitaire rings are having a major moment right now. They’re simple and simply elegant. Rose gold is trendy right now but the use of rose gold in jewelry is actually a vintage element. So, even though this ring is right on trend, it will also stand the test of time, either as an engagement ring or as a fun cocktail ring.

Sapphire Studs

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Sapphires are another gemstone with a lovely message attached. Sapphires are said to bring wisdom and good fortune to the wearer, making them a perfect choice to give to someone you love. Plus, they are absolutely stunning. The deep blue shade of a sapphire is as radiant as the ocean. These sapphire studs are a gift any woman will love and are a particularly perfect gift to give to someone with blue eyes, as they will enhance their beauty.

Princess Diamond Studs

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White diamond studs are a classic piece that aren’t going out of style anytime soon. While all shapes of diamond studs are popular, princess shaped diamonds are particularly popular at the moment. Princess cut diamonds have an elegant and romantic appeal. Their simple square shape is timeless, and also has the benefit of being unique than a standard round diamond. You can’t go wrong with gifting a pair of dazzling princess diamond studs this Valentine’s Day.

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There you have it: all of our top Valentine’s Day gift ideas! Whichever you choose, you’re sure to put a smile on her face. But if you want to make her Valentine’s Day even more special, try giving her the gift in a sweet and memorable way. Here’s an idea we love: have her do a scavenger hunt to find her gift! You can make it complicated, and give clues that have her searching all over the house or keep it simple with just a few clues. However you choose to plan it, a scavenger hunt adds an extra element of fun to the gift that she’ll remember every time she wears her new piece.

 

 

 

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January 29, 2018

2018 Engagement Ring Trends We Are Loving

The new year is off to a fast start and with it comes fabulous engagement ring trends just in time for the start of engagement season! Whether you’ve already begun to look at engagement rings or you’re just starting the search for the perfect ring, getting a feel for the popular trends can be a huge help. In this article, our engagement ring experts at DiamondWish.com fill you in on 2018’s top engagement ring trends.

Chevron Rings

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The Jocelyn Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

We begin with one of our favorite trends of the season, chevron rings. Chevron rings are refined and classy, but at the same time unique and different. A dazzling row of diamonds grace the elegant band which dips at the center, creating an exquisite chevron shape that allows light to beautifully reflect on the centered diamonds from many different angles.

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The Lisa Diamond Ring in 14K Rose Gold

Engagement Eternity Bands

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The Riley Classic Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

A seemingly endless amount of diamonds illuminate the band on engagement eternity bands, one of the most popular engagement ring trends of the year. Where the ring itself has a simple and timeless shape, the diamonds take the ring to the next level, making it bold and one-of-a-kind.

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The Penelope Diamond Ring in Platinum

Three Stone Rings

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The Riley Three-Stone Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

The three diamonds on three stone rings are thought to represent the stages of love between you and your better half: past, present, and future. In addition to the meaning behind this ring, three-stone rings are certainly beautiful and definitely one of 2018’s hottest trends so far. A large center stone is tastefully complemented with a smaller diamond on each side, creating both a stellar engagement ring and as well as a visual representation of your growing love.

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The Emerson Three-Stone Diamond Ring in Platinum

Gemstone Rings

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The Alena Classic Ruby Engagement Ring

Undoubtedly a unique engagement ring trend of this season are gemstone rings. Whether it’s a ruby, sapphire, or emerald, a gemstone engagement ring is a ring like no other and your wife-to-be will certainly embrace that. The vibrant colors of gemstone rings and many different designs make it an option to really consider when looking for a ring that’s truly special and from the heart.

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The Audrey Halo Green Emerald Ring

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