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Princess Cut Engagement Rings: Perfect for a Princess Nearly every little girl wants to be a princess at one time or another. And for many, that dream does not change as she grows up. Don’t we all want to feel pampered and precious like royalty every so often? And what better time than when we are engaged, planning our fairy tale wedding. There is even the perfect shaped diamond to go with our princess dreams – the princess cut engagement ring. Princess cut engagement rings are the most popular non-round style. A princess cut is characterized by its square shape and pointed corners. It is cut to maximize its facets, giving these rings extraordinary brilliance and sparkle. Many other cuts […]

White Gold Engagement Rings: Affordable Beauty
Posted on March 30, 2012 by Admin

White Gold Engagement Rings: Affordable Beauty For the last century, the cool beauty of white metal has been incredibly popular. It sparkles like ice in the sun and compliments the diamond or precious stone beautifully. And while many believe that to have a white metal for their engagement ring, they have to have platinum, and the high price that goes with platinum, it is not so. There is another white metal that is much kinder on a budget, with nearly all of the benefits of platinum. White gold has been a popular alternative to platinum for ages. White gold is not actually found in nature. Natural gold is yellow. To get the cool white beauty, yellow gold is alloyed, or […]

Platinum Engagement Rings: Explaining the Cost
Posted on March 29, 2012 by Admin

Platinum Engagement Rings: Explaining the Cost Platinum engagement rings are considered by most to be the very best in the engagement ring world. And it is true, platinum has many, many benefits with very few drawbacks and little competition to its title as best of the best. To those who are just starting to look for the perfect ring, it may not be entirely clear why that is, and while the most important part of ring shopping is heart, knowledge and a clear understanding of all the options is a close second. There are several different metal choices for engagement rings. Yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, palladium, and platinum are all very popular and span the width of price […]

Finding Cheap Engagement Rings: All About the Knowledge Getting engaged, planning a wedding, planning a new life is all very exciting, and no one wants to be burdened by a budget. Unfortunately, though, money does not grow on trees, no matter how much we wish it did. So having a budget and sticking to it throughout all the processes of your new life is a necessity, one that you will be glad for down the new road you are taking. One of the first steps in this new life is buying an engagement ring. That in itself is slightly overwhelming, but factor in the fact that a lot of time, effort, and money will go into buying a ring and […]

Engagement Rings Mean Love
Posted on March 19, 2012 by Admin

Engagement Rings Mean Love What is it about engagement rings that has the world sighing at every ring commercial, peering in store front windows, scouring the internet and even celebrity-watching just to see what the latest trends will be? After all, they are just tiny pieces of gems and stones, and yet, they make quit an impact. What other object of jewellery can make someone squeal with delight and invoke such a flurry of excited planning? Engagement rings have been around for centuries and centuries. The first engagement ring ever recorded was given in 1477 in Austria by Archduke Maximillian. And they have only gotten more popular every year since. Perhaps the reason they are so popular is not because […]

Emerald Cut Engagement Rings Maximize Clarity
Posted on March 16, 2012 by Admin

Emerald Cut Engagement Rings Maximize Clarity A woman’s engagement ring can say a lot about her personality. Some rings are more about the sentiment than the cost, while others are all about the size of the diamond. Some are more about the uniqueness and some are about the story behind it. No matter what her style is, there is a shape for every type of ring. While round brilliant cut diamonds are the most popular overall, the square and rectangle shapes are making quite a leap in popularity. There are several different square cuts. The princess cut is the most popular of the square shapes. There is also the asscher cut, the radiant cut, and the emerald cut. What makes […]

Celebrity Engagement Rings: Explaining the Cost
Posted on March 12, 2012 by Admin

Celebrity Engagement Rings: Explaining the Cost Celebrities live in their own world, seemingly separate from the rest of us. Everything is bigger and more expensive and extravagant there, including engagement rings. Jay Z recently bought the most expensive engagement ring in the world, at least so far, when he proposed to Beyonce. Her ring is a flawless 18-carat diamond ring worth £3,173,000. It is worth so much that she cannot leave the house without a bodyguard, and she has a second, less expensive ring to wear most of the time. Are you wondering what makes a very expensive ring any different than a moderately priced ring that the rest of us could one day afford? For one thing, the designer […]

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings: More Than a Passing Trend In most areas of life, trends come and go. To some people, trends matter, and to some they do not. In the engagement ring world, trends also exist, but there are some things that have the popularity to last throughout the years. Yellow gold is one of those things. It has been used in engagement ring settings almost since engagement rings were created. There is a wealth of reasons why this warm metal has such staying power. One is, actually, its warmth. While all the other metals used for engagement rings are cool white, yellow gold engagement rings have warm undertones that are unique only to yellow gold. The yellow gold […]

Handmade Engagement Rings are Unique Works of Art
Posted on March 6, 2012 by Admin

Handmade Engagement Rings are Unique Works of Art For some, finding the perfect ring is more than just browsing online or going to the store down the street. It is a quest to find something truly original, something made just for them. And while that may seem like an impossible task, it really is only a little research away. Celebrities do it all the time, having famous designers create customized rings just for them. But for most of the rest of us, that really is not an option. However, it is possible to find one-of-a-kind rings made especially for the woman you love, exactly to her (or your!) expectations. Handmade engagement rings are increasing in popularity by leaps and bounds. […]

3 Stone Engagement Rings Symbolize the Life You Will Share Engagement rings, on their own, are powerfully symbolic. They are given as a token symbolizing that one is committed to another. And different engagement rings also have different symbolisms. The shape of the diamond, especially a fancy cut diamond, like a heart, or the design of the setting can mean different things or have a unique history. 3 stone engagement rings are definitely one of those settings that have a meaning many may not realize. Many say that each stone in a 3 stone engagement ring represents a different aspect of life. One for the past and where she came from. One stone for the present and everything she is […]

Palladium Engagement Rings: Positively Perfect?
Posted on February 29, 2012 by Admin

Palladium Engagement Rings: Positively Perfect? There are a lot of different metals used to make engagement rings. Some have been around for centuries, like rose gold. Some have been increasing in popularity in the last 70 years, like platinum. And then there is palladium, which is still fairly new, but it has the jewellery world so excited about its potential that the use of palladium is swelling by leaps and bounds. Most buyers are pretty familiar with yellow gold, white gold, and platinum. These are the most common metals sold in jewellery stores around the globe. Palladium, on the other hand, is fairly unknown to most new buyers, but that is bound to change very soon, as many jewellery designers […]

Expensive Engagement Rings: In the Eye of the Beholder
Posted on February 23, 2012 by Admin

Expensive Engagement Rings: In the Eye of the Beholder When we go ring shopping, budget is one of our biggest considerations. No one wants to start a marriage with a huge engagement ring debt. But this is not, apparently, something that everyone has to worry about. There are some engagement rings that cost more than many of us make in a lifetime. They are, of course, very beautiful. But to most of us, the sentiment behind the ring means much more than an exorbitant cost. It is no surprise that the world’s most expensive engagement rings belong to celebrities and royalty. When Jay Z proposed to Beyonce, he was very proud of the fact that he was giving her the […]

Solitaire Engagement Rings: A Promise of Forever
Posted on February 20, 2012 by Admin

Solitaire Engagement Rings: A Promise of Forever Solitaire engagement rings are a simple beauty, and yet they are the most common representation of engagement rings in the world. There is a reason for that. Not only are they one of the most traditional settings in the world, but a solitaire does not detract the eye with elaborate settings or multiple diamonds or gems. It is just the beauty of the stone on her finger, and such simplicity speaks volumes. Solitaire engagement rings are not, though, just a band and a diamond. They can be, but they can be more elaborate as well. There are several options that you might not think about when considering a solitaire. Many have diamond embedded […]

Finding the Best Engagement Rings Takes Heart
Posted on February 15, 2012 by Admin

Finding the Best Engagement Rings Takes Heart You are ready to propose. You have found the girl of your dreams and you know you want to spend the rest of your life with her. The only problem? You are terrified of buying a ring. So much rests on finding the right one, the one that will say everything you want her to know for the next 100 years, at least. It is an overwhelming task, like finding a needle in a haystack. Except that it really is not. Finding the best engagement rings only takes a little research, and a lot of heart. The most effective way to find the best ring for your money is to know a little […]

Cluster Engagement Rings: Uniquely yours
Posted on February 10, 2012 by Admin

Cluster Engagement Rings: Uniquely yours When you are looking for a very unique, one-of-a-kind engagement ring, and you are also trying to stay within a budget, it may seem like your options are very limited. That, thankfully, is not true. Cluster engagement rings typically cost much less than a solitaire diamond of the same apparent size. And because of the many different creations that can be made with cluster rings, you are almost guaranteed to get a ring that is one-of-a-kind. Why are cluster engagement rings less expensive than solitaire rings? The answer is completely due to rarity. Diamonds increase in price as they increase in size. However, once they have passed the one-carat, their price jumps substantially, and continue […]

Unusual Engagement Rings: Unequaled Choices
Posted on February 8, 2012 by Admin

Unusual Engagement Rings: Unequaled Choices No bride-to-be wants to excitedly hold her hand out so that everyone can admire her brand new ring, only to have someone say, “I saw that exact same ring just yesterday!” Even for the more traditional brides, this is not something anyone longs to hear. Luckily, with the vast array of options for engagement rings, having someone be able to say that is becoming increasingly unlikely. There are many different ways to create unusual engagement rings. Just one little thing that is different from a traditional ring can make all the difference, whether it is the metal you choose, or the design on the band. The number of stones, the type of stone, or the […]

Antique Engagement Rings Passed from One Heart to Another
Posted on January 31, 2012 by Admin

Antique Engagement Rings Passed from One Heart to Another The ring in his pocket is not just any ring. It was the ring his grandmother wore as she worked beside his grandfather, trying to carve out a better life for their family. It was the ring his mother wore as she waved while he left for school. And now it sits in his pocket, and carrying with it a lifetime of history, sentimentalism, and the power and love of family. It will soon grace the finger of the love of his life, building more memories as it continues on its journey of love. When someone talks about antique engagement rings, they usually mean a ring that is more than fifty […]

Marquise Engagement Rings: Made for Royalty
Posted on January 30, 2012 by Admin

Marquise Engagement Rings: Made for Royalty Nearly everyone who has given any thought to buying an engagement ring knows what a marquise diamond is, if not by name then at least by appearance. This type of cut is very popular for engagement rings. It was designed for Louis XIV, the King of France, and it is said that it was designed because of inspiration from the Marquise de Pompadour’s smile. Whatever the reason that marquise cut diamonds were designed, they have been a popular choice for engagement rings ever since. Marquise diamonds look like an elongated oval with pointed ends. Marquise engagement rings are often solitaire, making a stunning statement with their simplicity. However, they can make a very bold, […]

Ruby Engagement Rings: Passion and Desire
Posted on January 26, 2012 by Admin

Ruby Engagement Rings: Passion and Desire Engagement rings mean love. It is a very simple concept and pretty much everyone agrees. They also agree that engagement rings mean commitment and devotion. The circle of the band, with no ending and no beginning, can symbolize eternity. It is sweet and sentimental. Ruby engagement rings can also be sweet and sentimental, but the deep, glowing crimson of a red ruby can also symbolize passion and desire. And there are very few newly weds who would not love to have a marriage full of passion and desire. Ruby engagement rings are popular with celebrities and royalty as well, and probably for the same reason. Jessica Simpson bought her own ruby engagement ring before […]

Unique Engagement Rings: For the Individualistic Woman
Posted on January 23, 2012 by Admin

Unique Engagement Rings: For the Individualistic Woman Every girl is different. Every girl is special. And some brides want to celebrate that individuality with a ring that is just as individual as she is. In the ring world, there are traditional engagement rings and unique engagement rings, and the line between the two is a blurry one, because so much of what makes something unique is attributed to personal style. However, for the man searching for a distinctive ring there are a few common factors that unique engagement rings have all seem to have. Often unique engagement rings are confused with modern engagement rings. This is not the case. Unique means having no equal or existing as the sole example. […]

Tanzanite Engagement Rings: Rarest on Earth
Posted on January 19, 2012 by Admin

Tanzanite Engagement Rings: Rarest on Earth There are rare gemstones, and then there are extremely rare gemstones. So rare, in fact, that they can only be found in one place on earth, a spot only five kilometres long. This gemstone is so rare that it there will be no more in approximately 15 years, although it took the earth 550 million years to create them. This gem reflects the many different shades and hues of purple and blue, all in one stone. And it is so rare that even celebrities have not discovered what an exclusive gem it is. But for the bride who loves the extremely one-of-a-kind, tanzanite engagement rings are definitely what she will be dreaming of. Tanzanite […]

Emerald Engagement Rings: From the Goddess of Love
Posted on January 16, 2012 by Admin

Emerald Engagement Rings: From the Goddess of Love Every bride-to-be wants an engagement ring that will only bring more love. A ring with a gemstone that was loved by the Goddess of Love herself. After all, what better good luck charm could you ask for when you are starting such an exciting new adventure? And of course, every groom-to-be who is stepping into the engagement ring world would love to find that perfect ring, but that is a slightly overwhelming task for any man to face. If he really wants the blessing of the Venus, an emerald engagement ring is only charm he will need. Celebrities have a love of emerald engagement rings as much as the rest of us. […]

Pearl Engagement Rings: A Beautiful Alternative
Posted on December 29, 2011 by Admin

Pearl Engagement Rings: A Beautiful Alternative We have all heard of diamond engagement rings. We have heard of sapphire engagement rings. Or emerald or ruby amethyst engagement rings. But one type of engagement rings that are less common and that many of us may not have considered are pearl engagement rings. The world of pearls is vast, with many different types, styles, and colours, all of which affect the quality, durability and cost of your ring. However, once you navigate the wealth of knowledge available, you will be astounded by the many beautiful possibilities that have opened up to you with pearl engagement rings. The most typical type of pearls used in jewellery and pearl engagement rings are called akoya […]

Finding the Engagement Ring: An Undertaking of the Heart
Posted on December 28, 2011 by Admin

Finding the Engagement Ring: An Undertaking of the Heart The candles are lit. The rose petals are scattered. His hands shake as he checks the little box in his pocket one more time. The engagement ring sparkles, picking up the flicker of the candles and throwing it across the room. It was the perfect ring, for the perfect girl. His whole future rested in that little box. Who knew one tiny piece of sparkly metal and gems, however precious they may be, could mean so much? If he had ever doubted the impact that special ring held, it vanished the second he pulled it out and the dazzle of the ring shone in her eyes. Choosing an engagement ring can […]

Rose Gold Engagement Rings: A Blush of Beauty
Posted on December 23, 2011 by Admin

Rose Gold Engagement Rings: A Blush of Beauty Often, when we are looking for engagement rings, it is the big rock in the centre that seems to be the most important. But the setting of the ring makes just as big of an impact, and choosing the right metal for that setting is as important as choosing the right stone. There are several that are fairly common. Platinum is very popular, and so is yellow gold and white gold. And a century ago there was another metal that was wildly in demand, one that is making a comeback in a huge way, and for a good reason. Rose gold has been around for a very long time, and while it […]

Moissanite Engagement Rings: The Perfect Alternative
Posted on December 19, 2011 by Admin

Moissanite Engagement Rings: The Perfect Alternative Many people venturing into the world of engagement rings mistakenly believe there are only two options for their stone choice, if they love the look of a diamond. Either a real, and very costly, diamond, or cubic zirconia, which is far less expensive. Unfortunately, it also looks far less expensive than a diamond, because it lacks the brilliance and lustre of a real diamond. But there is another option, one that many are not familiar with. Moissanite engagement rings offer the best of both worlds. Moissanite engagement rings have the strength, brilliance, and lustre of a diamond without the high price. But what is Moissanite? Moissanite was discovered in the 1800s in a meteor […]

Aquamarine Engagement Rings are a Cool Beauty
Posted on December 16, 2011 by Admin

Aquamarine Engagement Rings are a Cool Beauty Diamonds are beautiful, there is no denying that. They sparkle with a brilliance that rivals a perfect icicle in the sun. But sometimes, ice is not enough. Sometimes, we want colour with our brilliance and sparkle. It might not be traditional, but it is what we love. Luckily, coloured gemstones are making a statement in a huge way. Rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are all very popular, but for something not quite so trendy, many brides prefer a less common gemstone for their ring. One that is perfect for giving a subtle splash of colour is the aquamarine gemstone. Aquamarine engagement rings are becoming more and more popular because of their understated beauty. They […]

An Emerald Engagement Ring is Rich in Symbolism
Posted on November 30, 2011 by Admin

An Emerald Engagement Ring is Rich in Symbolism Our ring, no matter what it looks like or what era it is from or how much it costs, is going to have significant sentimental value, simply because of what it represents. An engagement ring represents love and commitment, passion and beauty all at once. And sometimes, the bride has a love of hidden meaning, or her birthday is in May, or maybe she just has a love of an emerald gem. Whatever the reason, an emerald engagement ring is perfect for the woman who loves things a little different, or who loves colour. An emerald engagement ring has a symbolic meaning that goes much deeper than it just being a pretty […]

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings: Popular for a Lifetime
Posted on November 29, 2011 by Admin

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings: Popular for a Lifetime There are so many different types of diamond cuts when you are engagement shopping, and while you are most likely to choose your ring based on how pretty it is, it is also helpful to know all the different benefits each individual cut offers. Some are cut to maximize sparkle and some to increase lustre. Some are cut to use as much of the rough diamond as possible. Cushion cut engagement rings are also known as pillow cut engagement rings are one of the many square types of cuts. What makes a cushion cut different from the rest is that they have rounded corners and also the fact that they are cut […]

Pink Engagement Rings will Capture her Femininity
Posted on November 28, 2011 by Admin

Pink Engagement Rings will Capture her Femininity Some women are just the epitome of pink. They love to be girly girls, to be dolled up and pampered and they happily embrace their femininity. A normal diamond engagement ring is beautiful and she will love it just fine, of course, but pink engagement rings genuinely capture her true feminine character. While coloured gems have been popular in engagement rings for quite a while, Jennifer Lopez made pink engagement rings’ popularity explode when she received one from Ben Affleck in 2002. Although they did not last, the love of pink stones in engagement rings has only increased since then. There are a few different options if you are thinking of pink engagement […]

Contemporary Engagement Rings for Your Trendsetter
Posted on November 25, 2011 by Admin

Contemporary Engagement Rings for Your Trendsetter She walks into the room, and every head turns to watch her. She carries herself with an air of confidence, and it is obvious that she is a trendsetter with a unique sense of style, a very modern woman. And she is all yours. Buying her an engagement ring was much less of an ordeal than you were expecting, and you are grateful for that. Once you got started looking, you realized that there is a whole world of contemporary engagement rings for you to choose from, and once you found them, narrowing it down to just the right ring for her was simply a matter of knowing her tastes, and you know her […]

Design your Own Engagement Ring and Make Your Dreams Come True You want to propose. You have brilliant plans for the future, for everything from the proposal to the wedding and the honeymoon, and your life beyond. You know exactly what ring you want to use when you propose and start on all those plans. And even though there are practically endless designs and styles of engagement rings to choose from, you cannot find that ring. And then you stumble across a brilliant idea, the answer to your problem. There are websites out there that allow you to design your own engagement rings. And you do not have to be a celebrity or even incredibly wealthy to do it. Most […]

Designer Engagement Rings for the Stars
Posted on November 23, 2011 by Admin

Designer Engagement Rings for the Stars Have you ever wondered about the difference between designer engagement rings that celebrities seem to love so much and the rings that you can easily find online or in retail stores? You know, of course, that they designer rings cost a lot more, but why is that? What makes them special and is a designer ring something that you need? A designer ring means it was that the engagement ring was designed by someone famous, someone who has made a name for themselves in the jewellery world. Often, especially in the case of celebrities, the rings are custom made just for them. The drawback to buying designer engagement rings is that they are a […]

Bespoke Engagement Rings Made Just for You
Posted on November 22, 2011 by Admin

Bespoke Engagement Rings Made Just for You There are some couples that are so unique or share a love so unlike any other, that no ready-made ring will work for them. Although it may seem like only celebrities get to have bespoke engagement rings, that is simply not true. There are many different companies, online and in actual stores, that can create bespoke rings that are exactly what she has been dreaming of her entire life, whether she is a celebrity or not. Many people think bespoke engagement rings are the same as custom made engagement rings. While both are one-of-a-kind, custom engagement rings are usually already designed but not available to the general public. Bespoke engagement rings are designed […]

Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring: Still Influential
Posted on November 21, 2011 by Admin

Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring: Still Influential Princess Diana was one of the most influential trendsetters in modern history. Everyone loved her, and everyone loved her sense of style. So it is no wonder that Princess Diana engagement ring she received from Prince Charles was so stunning it started a wave of imitations that swept the world. And Princess Diana loved the ring so much that she continued to wear it even after the divorce, finally passing it on to Prince Henry after her death. Prince Henry, for his part, gave it to Prince William to propose with. Princess Diana’s beloved ring now rests on the finger of the future queen. Prince Charles proposed to Diana in 1981, sending the world […]

Art Deco Engagement Rings are Geometric Beauty
Posted on November 18, 2011 by Admin

Art Deco Engagement Rings are Geometric Beauty Engagement rings have been around for practically ever. Of course, they were not always metal. The earliest engagement rings were made of hemp or twine, and over the ages have evolved into the beautiful masterpieces they are today. Many rings share characteristics of the time period when they were popular, and are so named because of it. Victorian engagement rings, Edwardian engagement rings, Georgian engagement rings, and Art Deco engagement rings are all named because of the period they were worn in. Art Deco engagement rings are some of the most popular vintage rings. The Art Deco period ranged from the early 1920s to the 1940s, when it started to decline in popularity. […]

Follow Your Heart and Buy the Male Engagement Rings
Posted on November 17, 2011 by Admin

Follow Your Heart and Buy the Male Engagement Rings Until fairly recently, for the most part only women wore engagement rings. But times are changing, and there is no reason only men can do the proposing! In the last few years male engagement rings have been increasing in popularity to the point that there are many different choices now on the market. Also, because they are not as elaborate as female engagement rings, they are usually much more budget friendly, although the more intricate and heavier rings can cost just as much as female engagement rings. There are many cultures around the world where male engagement rings are what is normal. In Argentina, the men and women both wear engagement […]

Celtic Engagement Rings are Rich in Symbolism
Posted on November 16, 2011 by Admin

Celtic Engagement Rings are Rich in Symbolism There is a mystery about the Celtic culture that draws you in. It wraps itself around your heart and holds on tight. Even those that do not have a Celtic background have a love affair with the this unique culture. Perhaps that is why Celtic engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular. Celtic engagement rings borrow heavily from Celtic art, which stems mostly from the Celtic Renaissance of the middle ages. Celtic engagement rings are characterized by intricate detail and carvings. The stone is not so much the center of attention as the engravings on the band. Often Celtic engagement rings are characterized by many different pieces of Celtic artwork. Celtic knots are very […]

Princess Cut Engagement Rings for Your Fairy Tale Princess
Posted on November 14, 2011 by Admin

Princess Cut Engagement Rings for Your Fairy Tale Princess There are many things to think about when you are going ring shopping. It is an exciting thing, but it can also be a little scary and maybe overwhelming. Not only do you have to choose the metal for the band and setting, but you have to choose the diamond, and then you have to choose the cut of the diamond. And there are several to choose from. One type of cut that is extremely popular right now are princess cut engagement rings. If the girl who will wear this ring is your fairy tale princess, then the perfect ring for her could be a princess cut. Princess cut engagement rings […]

Antique Style Engagement Rings Have a Vintage Charm
Posted on November 11, 2011 by Admin

Antique Style Engagement Rings Have a Vintage Charm Antique jewellery has a charm all its own, something that modern jewellery cannot match. The only problem is that finding antique jewellery can be tricky, and finding antique jewellery that is in good, strong condition is even trickier. That is why so many people love jewellery that looks antique, but actually is not. Celebrities are no exception. While many where antique rings, more tend to buy antique style engagement rings. For one thing, they can be less expensive, although that is probably not an issue with celebrities. For another thing, many gems used in antique rings, like pearls or opals, are soft and do not stand up to the test of time […]

Buying an Engagement Ring is Creating Memories
Posted on November 10, 2011 by Admin

Buying an Engagement Ring is Creating Memories Sometimes it hits like a lightening bolt. One minute, you are sitting there watching a movie or paying bills or driving down the road and suddenly you realize that the woman you are with is the one you have been looking for your entire life. And after that realization comes the knowledge that you will do anything in your power to keep her, to make her yours forever. That means you must buy a ring. And the thought of buying an engagement ring makes your throat go dry. That is a monumental choice. There are so many options and things to consider and rings cost so much and…and what if you choose the […]

Handmade Engagement Rings: Made Just for You
Posted on November 9, 2011 by Admin

Handmade Engagement Rings: Made Just for You We all want engagement rings that mean something very special. Often the thought and effort that goes into choosing just the right ring means so much, but what if you could go even further. Most people do not even realize they are available, but handmade engagement rings can be one of the most heartfelt gifts you can give. The time and patience and skill it takes to make something that beautiful by hand makes the ring original in its own right, and there are never two handmade items that are exactly the same. What are handmade engagement rings, exactly? Most people would be surprised at the answer to that question. They can be […]

Royal Engagement Rings: The Ultimate Trendsetters
Posted on November 8, 2011 by Admin

Royal Engagement Rings: The Ultimate Trendsetters By now it is doubtful there is anyone left in the world who does not know the sentimental story behind Kate Middleton’s royal engagement ring, which was Princess Diana’s ring. It was one of the most talked about things of the year. But she is not the only royal with a stunning ring, and there are even other rings that have quite a history behind them, although none, probably, as touching as Kate’s. Prince Charles let Princess Diana choose her own ring when he proposed. She caused quite a scandal when she picked a ring that any one could buy out of a catalogue, because most royals had rings custom-made just for them. But […]

Celebrities with the Most Expensive Engagement Rings
Posted on November 7, 2011 by Admin

Celebrities with the Most Expensive Engagement Rings Celebrities seem to live in an alternate reality than the rest of us. Money does not seem to be an issue for them. The rest of the world may be struggling, but some celebrities can spend large fortunes on a single engagement ring. While tracking down the most expensive engagement ring in the world might be difficult, the cost of celebrity engagement rings are usually pretty well known in the world of paparazzi and tabloids. So who in the magical realm of celebrity world has the most expensive engagement ring? That honour seems to go to Anna Kournikova. Although she and long-time singer boyfriend Enrique Iglesias are very tight-lipped about their relationship status, […]

Edwardian Engagement Rings: Amazing Detail and True Romantics Edwardian engagement rings seem to carry a certain romanticism that the Edwardian period seems to carry. Perhaps it is the sense of mystery or the genteel charm. It was a time of fashion and beauty and art. So it is no wonder that the engagement rings that were created during that time were true masterpieces, made to represent the ideals of the time. Edwardian engagement rings typically come from 1901-1915. Because of their popularity, there are rings made now that are specifically designed to look like the rings from that time period, and they have all the strength and durability that modern technology offers, and they are very beautiful. But these rings […]

Endless Options with Cluster Engagement Rings
Posted on November 3, 2011 by Admin

Endless Options with Cluster Engagement Rings Few engagement rings have such a unique design that they can stand out and be so original as cluster engagement rings. There are hundreds of different combinations of cuts and metals and settings, but cluster engagement rings are truly one-of-a-kind in the world of engagement rings. And besides their distinctive look, they have many other benefits besides. Cluster engagement rings are basically a cluster of diamonds instead of a solitaire or a main center stone. But there is a wealth of different design options once you choose this style. So many that it is almost difficult to find two cluster rings that are exactly the same. That is one of the biggest benefits of […]

Engagement Ring Designs Perfect for your Soul Mate
Posted on November 2, 2011 by Admin

Engagement Ring Designs Perfect for your Soul Mate Finding “The One” is no easy task. Some people search their whole lives for that special person, and some people get lucky and find their soul mate without even looking. But, whether it was an easy feat or a hard one, once you have found them, you want to hold on tight and never let go. That is why so many people think buying the perfect ring is such a huge task. It carries a lot of weight. But engagement rings are made from very, very tough metal. Maybe even more so because they carry a lot of love, and love is the one thing strong enough to stand the test of […]

Pear Shaped Engagement Rings are a Beautiful Option for Every Bride Before someone has ventured into the engagement ring world, they might mistakenly assume that their choices are fairly limited. Yellow gold or white gold. Round diamond or…round diamond. But once they step foot into this whole beautiful, shiny, sparkly world they quickly realize that the options are pretty much endless when searching for an engagement ring. One of the many different choices you will have to make is what kind of diamond shape you would like. There are several different ones, from round brilliants which are the most common to princess cut which is the most popular non-round diamond. And then there are heart cuts and marquis cuts. One […]

Victorian Engagement Rings: Beautiful for Centuries
Posted on October 31, 2011 by Admin

Victorian Engagement Rings: Beautiful for Centuries There are trends, and then there are designs that stand the test of time, that are still beautiful a hundred years later, and will still be favoured for the next hundred years. Engagement rings are no different, and there are several different types of rings from different eras in history. Antique or vintage style engagement rings typically mean anything made before World War II. After that, jewellery designed changed dramatically because of the platinum shortage. But before that, beautiful rings from the Georgian period, the Victorian era, the Edwardian era, and the Art Deco period were all the rage and are still amazingly popular. Victorian engagement rings were made from 1837-1901. These rings were […]

Palladium Engagement Rings have the Best of All Worlds
Posted on October 28, 2011 by Admin

Palladium Engagement Rings have the Best of All Worlds In the world of engagement rings, we have all heard of yellow gold and white gold and, of course, platinum. But there is a new popular metal hitting the scene that is making a huge impression. Palladium has been around since before World War I, but it has not made a huge growth until recently. Palladium engagement rings have all the benefits of platinum without the high price. Many jewellers do not typically offer palladium, whether it is because it is a new popularity or because they do not make the profit from it that they do platinum. The best place to find palladium engagement rings is online. During the World […]