Summertime may be the best time to go on your honeymoon, but there is no doubt that wintertime is the most romantic time to propose. After all, there’s a certain magic to the winter and the holiday season that makes everyone hopeful for good fortune in the new year. It’s a time to indulge in all the sweet things in life – both literally and figuratively. And nothing goes better with the sparkle of fresh fallen snow and glittering lights than a twinkling diamond engagement ring held by a man on one knee. Whether it’s for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or anywhere in between, there’s several reasons why wintertime is the most romantic time to propose.
One of the hardest things about planning your wedding is definitely finding the right wedding venue. There are a lot of places that look great in the photos, but feel cheesy in person. There are others that are gorgeous throughout, but the pricing isn’t included on the website and may be far out of your budget. And a lot of places are only somewhat affordable during the off-seasons. There’s a lot that you will need to do in order to get your wedding planned, orchestrated and paid for, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a struggle. Here is how to find the right wedding venue without losing your mind.
There are few events more stressful to plan than a wedding, and each step of the way it seems like there’s a learning curve. One task that most people aren’t very familiar with is the process of sending out the wedding invitations. After all, most of us have been using social media and text messaging as our primary mode of communication when it comes to event planning for as long as we can remember. However, once you’ve gone through the grueling process of writing and revising your guest list, finding the perfect venue and setting the date, you should be able to throw together your wedding invites with ease.
Many of us are aware by now of which birthstone we’ve been assigned, but sometimes it can be hard to know how to wear it. By now you might have a small collection of garnet jewelry from various aunts and grandparents. That is, if you were born in January, but how much of that jewelry is actually acceptable to wear as an adult? Well, a lot of it does depend on what you’re working with in the first place. Here are a few of the different ways that you can wear garnet jewelry and show off your birthstone with class.
If you are planning a big proposal, but have no idea what direction to go in when it comes to rings, you may want to think about halos. When most people think about halos, they think of angels and those bright glowing circles. The same concept applies to engagement rings with halos. Basically, a halo ring is a diamond ring with one central diamond and then a halo of smaller diamonds. It adds a design element and a little bling to make the center diamond really pop. Here is everything you want to know about halo engagement rings.
Champagne diamonds just sound fancy – say the word and you are transported to a glamorous time and a glamorous place. Put the word ‘champagne’ next to ‘diamond’ and you have double the fancy. So, it’s no wonder that champagne diamonds would catch up and enter the mainstream. If you are shopping for champagne colored diamonds, here are some aesthetic directions you may want to go in.
December’s stone is Tanzanite. It’s a beautiful, rare deep blue stone that is perhaps the most unique gemstone in the world. If you are planning on honoring your birth month by purchasing a ring with a tanzanite stone, or if you are planning on purchasing that ring for a special someone, there are a few things you should know. It is important to know the facts, because you want to be sure that you know exactly what you are buying and it is quite fascinating to learn the history. Here are five fascinating facts about tanzanite.
Why are we so obsessed with the British monarchy? There is something so magical and dreamlike about imagining the life of a king, queen, prince or princess in a royal mansion. If you’ve seen The Crown on Netflix, you know that this obsession is only getting more intense. You may have also noticed some of those gorgeous royal jewels. Diamond brooches, crowns, tiaras and more – its enough to make you drool all over your snuggy. Here are some of our favorite royal jewels from The Crown.
Fancy intense, fancy deep, fancy vivid, fancy light – pink diamonds rank up there with some of the prettiest and most gorgeous of all the diamond colors. If you are reading this and are planning a big proposal, you may want to continue reading, because not only are pink diamonds the ultimate stone to propose with – they are also the best investment. That’s right, these beautiful pink stones will get you the best bang for your buck when it comes to investing in diamonds. Not only that, but pink diamonds have a fanciful past and history. Here is everything you want to know about pink diamonds.
In the past few years you may have noticed that there have been some pretty wild changes in diamond engagement ring trends. One of the most notable is definitely the emergence of rose gold, another is the prevalence of diamond halos, but most notably is the arrival of many new diamond shapes. There’s no doubt that the round and round brilliant diamond shapes are by far the most popular, and as far as we can tell, they always will be. However, from time to time different diamond shapes will rise in popularity and take the world by storm. These days, we’re seeing tons of cushion cut diamonds, asscher cut diamonds, and rose cut diamonds. Gone are the days of the princess cut diamonds, which have been permanently encapsulated with the relics of the early aughts. Here are some other ways that tastes have shifted in the world of diamond engagement rings.