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2019 Engagement Ring Trends

It is that time of year once again: the holiday proposals. And we are right smack in the middle of it. Christmas Eve through Valentine’s Day is an incredibly popular time to get engaged. With all of this love in the air it is time to dive right in to the top engagement ring trends for 2019.

Whatever statement you want your brand-new bauble to make, it should definitely say “I love you!” and be a true reflection of your personal style. It may seem overwhelming at first, but we are here to help you find the perfect style that you will love.

Pear shaped diamonds are resurfacing as a popular trend, and for good reason; its faceted cut and feminine curves make it one of the most elegant and flattering shapes for the hand. When paired with delicate diamond halos it can highlight the stone’s shape and intensify its sparkle.

Even within this particular cut there are a variety of styles. One stand-out is this exquisite ring by Steven Kretchmer. The elegant platinum helix style is unique for a pear shaped stone to maximize the brilliance.

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A more “traditional” look is this delicate 18karat white gold setting, with a 0.80cts diamond halo.

If you are unsure about using a pear shaped diamond as the center stone, consider placing them on the sides instead. In this sparkler the pear shaped diamonds flank a lovely oval stone for a stunning look. These romantic and round inspired brilliant cut diamonds are close in sparkle and feel to a traditional round diamond. This helps the engagement ring stand out.

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Baguette diamonds will be the stone of choice for accents in 2019 engagement rings. Their rectangular shape is what sets them apart from classic diamond cuts, but they still add an element of elegance to the ring.

This amazing ring by Tacori features 0.68cts of baguettes and round diamonds that embellish the princess cut center stone, giving it a uniquely stunning feel.

The Bypass ring is also a style that we will see more of this engagement season. Originally popular in the Victorian era, this style was usually given as an engagement ring because it symbolized two souls coming together as one (aww). Today bypass rings have become popular because they offer a great mix of minimalist and negative spacing that you don’t get with traditional rings.

One of our favorite ring designers Steven Kretchmer, has a few different bypass styles that you can choose from.

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Micro pave bands are a great trend that we are loving. Many couples are moving towards having a very thin micro-pave diamond band on their engagement ring and for their wedding band as well. This ultra-thin look highlights the beauty and size of the center stone.

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Multi-stone rings are having a real moment. You can use a variety of cuts to create different silhouettes on a standard band. And stacking three – or even five! – stones side by side gives an engagement ring some serious stature.

Check out this five stone ring featuring 1.26cts of emerald cut diamonds, D in color, VS1 in clarity, framed with four trapezoid diamonds in the mounting. Simply breathtaking.

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Whether you are seriously shopping, secretly adding rings to your Pinterest board, or dropping hints to your partner, there is never a wrong time to look at engagement rings, and 2019 is already shaping up to be a fun one with dreamy designs that will want you to day “I do.”

We have had the honor and pleasure of being a part of thousands of happy engagements. Please stop in and see us soon. We would love to help you start off 2019 with a happy engagement of your very own.


An American Music Awards Hoop-La!

For the second week in a row we have been treated to our favorite singers and songwriters pulling out all the stops and dressing to the nines for another awards show. This week’s red carpet – the American Music Awards – was full of fun fashion and most important to all of us, beautiful jewelry as well.

This red carpet is a place where celebrities can take style risks and show off their edgy sides. On Sunday night, the stars did just that. Selena Gomez, Diana Ross, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, and many others rocked some fierce looks. Instead of darker colored gems, this time the red carpet was all about hoops of all shapes…and sizes!

The talk of the evening was Selena Gomez’s new hair color. Everyone may love a blonde, but we loved her earrings even more. (Image: PopSugar; Credit: Getty, Neilson Barnard)image1

Her look combined the best of both worlds: hoops and dangled earrings. You can do the same (leather dress optional) with these earrings by Belle Toile. A part of the Concentra Collection, this piece showcases delicate rings of sterling silver woven together to create a beautifully complex design to represent the collection’s concept of connectivity and alignment. The sparking white stones are pavé-set into rhodium-plated, nickel allergy-free, 925 sterling silver.

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Bebe Rexha took her hoops to the next level to compliment her sparkling ensemble (Image: US Magazine ; Credit: Getty/J. Merritt)

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A great way to add some sparkle to any of the items in your closet are these absolutely gorgeous Shoshana diamond hoop earrings. These stunners are 18 karat white gold with 7.02cts of round diamonds, and will add a touch of elegance to any outfit.

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Ashley Simpson made a statement with her choice of hoop earrings as well. (Photo: US Magazine; Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard) Paired with her incredible gown, you couldn’t miss them! Well, no one will miss you in these earrings by Alor. While definitely more understated than Diana Ross’ daughter-in-law’s look, this classic pair will still help you dress to impress. The earrings feature an intricate combination of yellow, rose, and bronze cable with 18 karat white gold and stainless steel.

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If you tend to gravitate toward less dramatic hoop earrings, do not worry. A few of your favorite stars do too. Maia Mitchell (Photo: US Magazine; Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard) and Yara Shahidi (Photo: PopSugar; Credit: Getty/Neilson Barnard) both selected delicate hoops to tie it all together.

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If you want that little bit of extra sparkle, these diamond fashion earrings by Doves could be ideal. These 18 karat white gold hoop earrings feature 0.96cts of sparkling white diamonds in a timeless design.

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If perhaps you prefer your hoops more on the modest size, you can try these 18 karat yellow gold medium narrow hoop earrings from Marco Bicego’s Jaipur Link collection, or a similar look also by Marco Bicego, these Marrakech hoop earrings in 18 karat white gold. You cannot go wrong with either choice.

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Regardless of whether you like your hoop earrings big or small, with lots of sparkle, or none at all, you can always find the perfect pair to compliment your outfit. It has always been a timeless and trusted look that works well for any occasion – and most importantly, for anyone.


Non-Stop Glamour at the 2017 Country Music Awards

Country music may be well known for its honest storytelling, but at the 2017 Country Music Awards, these singers and songwriters were all about the glam. From shimmering sequins and beads to creative cut outs, it was a red carpet for the books. We of course could not wait to check out what pieces of jewelry the stars chose to complement their stunning gowns, and they did not disappoint.

It seems that as always, unique pieces are glamour’s best friend. This year, it seemed that many stars decided to forgo traditional diamond pieces for other more unexpected stones, and it definitely caught our attention. Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Brittany Snow, Karen Fairchild; many of the stars and fan favorites from yesterday and today took some risks with their pieces and we liked it. While more understated than other awards shows, it was still hard to spot a country crooner (or their +1) that wasn’t sparkling.

 

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Country music royalty, Reba McEntire kept it edgy with darker colored gems.
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You can give your glamorous side an unexpected twist as well with these Shoshana black onyx and diamond earrings. These 18 karat white gold beauties feature faceted black onyx heads with 0.20cts of round diamonds.

150-02908_web-300x300You can complete Ms. McEntire’s look with this 18K white gold two strand crossover diamond bracelet by Marco Bicego.
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Faith Hill also chose darker piece to compliment her look with simple yet elegant earrings and a cocktail ring. (Image: InStyle; Credit: John Shearer/Wireimage)

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Why not channel your own inner superstar with this Honora Black Mother of Pearl Doublet Drop earrings and matching cocktail ring. Both are set in sterling silver and will take you from daytime to date night in no time.

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Jessie James Decker also must have gotten the message about the beauty of darker stones for the evening, and you can too with another piece by Honora.
(Image: InStyle; Credit: John Shearer/Wireimage)

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These earrings will give your trusted pearl jewelry some extra style “oomph” with these 7-10MM black, white and gray freshwater cultured pearls. Be sure to wear you hear back just like Mrs. Decker to really showcase their unexpected beauty.

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Despite what seemed to be the night’s overall trend of more understated darker stones, Kimberly Williams-Paisley preferred to keep her jewelry more classic with this stunning necklace.
(Image: InStyle; Credit: John Shearer/Wireimage)

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You will feel like you are walking your very own red carpet when wearing this one of a kind piece by George Press. Our delicate, original platinum necklace features 2.83cts of sparkling diamonds and is the perfect excuse for you to get dressed up for a big celebration – star-studded awards show optional! 233-300x300

And speaking of George Press original pieces, while everyone was talking about Pink’s incredible performance during the show, we couldn’t help but oogle her daughter’s look earlier in the evening. What outfit doesn’t go great with a tiara after all?! Maybe it is time for that custom piece you’ve always dreamed about…
(Image credit: PurePeople; Credit: Laura Farr/AdMedia via Zuma Press/Bestimage)

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From the incredible parade of fashion down the red carpet, to the evening’s amazing and emotional performances, this year’s Country Music Awards was definitely one to remember. We loved the new spin that many of our favorite stars put on various jewelry pieces. They may sing about heartache, but all our hearts did that night was soar!


Fashion at Your Fingertips!

Let’s face it ladies, we put lots of time and money into looking our best.  Not the least of which goes to our favorite weekly therapy, manicures!  The trends for nail polish are strong this fall with loads of unexpected twists.  So play up your beautiful nails with these equally gorgeous pieces from the always fashionable George Press!

Embrace your dark side with fall’s hippest trend.  Dark nail colors of wine, black and especially blue are rocking the runways.  Blue has never been more popular, in all it’s incarnations of midnight, metallic, cobalt and sapphire. This London Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring from Ivanka Trump plays up the mood perfectly with an edgy shade of blue that will showcase your sense of style.

Nail art also continues to be a front runner, with thin stripes, chevrons and small squares taking pride of place.  A particularly fetching design is to outline the nail with contrasting top and bottom stripes.  If you really want to wow them, top it off with this George Press Custom Topaz and Diamond Ring in 18 karat gold with fine white and black round brilliant diamonds. Your imagination will run wild thinking of new color combinations inspired by this beauty!

Cocoas, taupes, bronzes, and champagne colors also take their customary fall place.  What isn’t customary is this 18 karat white gold, stainless steel and rose stainless steel Nautical Cable Bangle from Alor. With  a spritz of diamonds, you can never have too many of these! Alone or stacked, they will turn your earth-toned manicure into something heavenly!

Oh and did we mention grey?  Because if we didn’t, shame on us!  Grey is a power player this season in all of its shades.  From smoky tints to luminous platinum, you can’t go wrong with this neutral.  Everything looks great with grey, but nothing looks better than the sparkly allure of diamonds.  This 18 karat white gold Gregg Ruth Asher Diamond Bangle blends elegant sophistication with a wearability that outshines the rest. You’ll soar to new heights this fall with this winning pairing!


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