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Brides go through great lengths to find that perfect wedding dress. It only makes sense that they would spend just as much time searching for jewelry to compliment their dress.

Right now, brides are searching for pieces that compliment their personality. They want to be unique and have jewelry that is unlike anything that their friends have ever seen.

For engagement rings, the younger brides are choosing princess and cushion cut diamonds most often. This differs from what the older generations chose. However, the new brides are searching for a modern style with a classic twist.

There has been a renaissance in brides choosing colorful jewelry. They are not scared to choose colorful pieces. Pink and blue diamonds are becoming ever popular as well as blue sapphires.

The metal settings are also an important part of the jewelry pieces. Platinum and palladium are the most common metal pieces. Platinum is a classic and highlights engravings.

Finally, we are currently seeing designers being inspired by nature, like this beautiful ring.

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Pay attention to these trends at the next wedding you attend!

It is important to make sure your jewelry is not clashing with your wedding dress!

Keep these thoughts in mind:
-if you are wearing white, gold may clash… we suggest going with pearl or platinum
-if you are wearing diamond-white, gold and silver would work well
-if you are wearing ivory, stick to gold to bring out the creamy tint of the fabric

Don’t forget about your neckline! A great necklace is just as important as the ring! It can add character to your gown or highlight a unique feature.

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The best advice we can give: when in doubt, stick to the basics. You can’t beat a pair of diamond drop earrings with a strand of pearls or a diamond chocker.

While the engagement ring is an extremely important part of getting married, let’s not forget about the wedding band! This is equally important as both the bride and groom get one!

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Give yourself time to pick out the right band– you can always bring the band back to get it engraved since it can take up to a month to get it done!

Have a budget, but make sure you get something that you will enjoy! Remember, you will be wearing this everyday!

Make sure your rings respects your lifestyle! Those who enjoy sports or music should opt for a comfort fitting ring.. slimmer ring with rounded edges, rather than a wide, bulky band. Those who work with their hands will want a simple, solid metal ring, as stones can come loose and carvings will trap dirt.

Think about all of these things so that you can have the perfect wedding band!

Ladies,

Sorry to break it to you… but George Clooney is off the market. Amal Alamuddin is his fiance.

The couple has been seen out and about showing off Alamuddin’s engagement ring. Of course, Mr. Clooney bought his love a great ring.

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The ring is an ethically mined emerald-cut diamond estimated at 7-plus carats and two tapered baguettes set in platinum.

Cheers to a happy marriage for this gorgeous couple!

It seems that spring and summer are the most popular times to get engaged. If you are thinking of popping the question, make sure you know what to look for when picking out a diamond for that special someone!

When selecting a diamond, you need to examine the diamond’s 4 C’s.

What are the 4 C’s you ask? Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat.

Cut– This is the most important part of the diamond. Cut is used to describe the shape and the reflective qualities of the jewel. When a diamond is well-cut, light enters through the table and travels to the pavilion where it reflects from one side to the other before reflecting back out of the diamond through the table and to the observer’s eye.

Clarity– Most diamonds do contain some inner flaws that occur during the formation process. The visibility, number, and size of these flaws determine what is called the clarity of a diamond. Diamonds that are clear create more brilliance, and thus are more highly prized, and priced.

Color– Color is a result of the composition of the diamond, and it never changes over time. Colorless diamonds are the most desirable since they allow the most refraction of light and therefore sparkle. Off white diamonds absorb light, inhibiting brilliance.

Carat– This is the unit of weight for a diamond. Since large diamonds are found less than small diamonds, as the size of the diamond becomes larger, so does the price.

Now that you have these guidelines on what to look for when buying a diamond, you are ready to head to the store!