Posts tagged "engagement rings"

Your Essential Guide To Buying A Vintage Engagement Ring

Just open your Pinterest feed and it’s obvious that vintage ring styles are having a moment. We spoke with vintage expert and Lang Antique and Estate Jewelry store owner Suzanne Martinez about every aspect of purchasing a vintage ring. She told us everything from why you should buy vintage to how to take care of your antique…

Tres Sugar / January 31, 2015

Study: The Cost Of Your Wedding & Engagement Ring Can Predict Divorce

A study conducted by economists at Emory University found that the amount of money spent on a couple’s wedding and engagement can pretty accurately predict whether divorce is on the horizon. The study, smugly titled “‘A Diamond Is Forever’ And Other Fairy Tales” (love it), surveyed over 3,000 people about their nuptial spending, controlling for…

Claire Hannum / November 13, 2014

15 Unique Engagement Rings For You To Gawk At

Ever since that summer vacation when I was thirteen and Jennifer Lopez’s “The Wedding Planner” played over and over again on daytime TV, I’ve been a little bit obsessed with engagement rings. I’m more interested in looking at them online than I am with the idea of getting one (I mean, I want one eventually, but that’s not…

The Gloss / October 15, 2014

This Ring Box Camera Records The Reaction To Your Proposal

For a senior engineering project, a team of students at Hope College in Michigan created an engagement ring box with a tiny camera in it for filming proposals. Now their Ring Cam is taking off as an actual business. When their prototype was still in development, the students asked some of their friends who were…

Claire Hannum / July 26, 2014

Let’s Ogle Mary Kate Olsen’s Enormous (Alleged) Engagement Ring From That Old French Dude

Mary Kate Olsen is supposedly engaged to her much older boyfriend, Olivier Sarkozy, brother of the former French president. Further fueling the rumors, which MK has yet to confirm, is this photo of the Olsen twin wearing a very large bauble on her left ring finger. It seems to have a cocktail ring vibe to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 4, 2014

You Maybe Need These “Star Wars” Engagement Rings

I have to confess, I’m not a huge “Star Wars” fan. In fact the last time I watched a “Star Wars” movie was when I was 16 and hanging out with a skater dude named Janic. Basically, I watched the movie just so we could make out (this is a recurring theme in my life).

Julie Gerstein / January 25, 2013

Hitched: Braggy Ring Photos Are Braggy

It happened in slow motion; I couldn’t stop myself. It was like I watched from outside my body — NOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGHHH — as I reached into the seat pocket, pulled out my phone, and took an artsy photo of — STTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPP — my newly paired engagement ring and wedding band.

“It’s a six-hour flight…

Andrea Grimes / January 23, 2013

10 Alternative Engagement Rings For The Unconventional Bride

Engagement rings are so boring. They’re pretty, sure, and sparkly too, and exorbitantly expensive, and every girl dreams of one from Tiffany, and it has three diamonds in it, and this is the shape of the diamond, and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Don’t you want this thing you have to wear o…

Rachel Krause / July 3, 2012

Would You Wear: A Twisted Sister Of An Engagement Ring?

Everybody wants to be different. As the King Missile song goes, “I want to be different, just like everybody else wants to be.” And apparently some very noncomformist guys are going to great lengths to make their girlfriends feel like the most different bride-to-be on the block. Check out this $9,000 Lucifer Vir Honestus engagement…

Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2011

Introducing The David Yurman Bridal Collection

Evan Yurman, the jewelry designer behind the much-anticipated David Yurman Bridal Collection, says wedding jewelry should speak to the wearer. And most of the pieces in the bridal collection spoke to me when I stopped by the DY townhouse in Manhattan for a preview. The only problem was that I’m nowhere near accepting a proposal…

Annika Harris / April 20, 2011

A Knuckle Sandwich of an Engagement Ring

Well, this is certainly a new interpretation on the old engagement ring tradition. Designer Kate Bauman created a brass knuckle engagement ring, by fusing together four faux-diamond rings and setting them upon an ornamental palm grip. Certainly not for everyone, but perhaps if you’re feeling feisty and combative, this is the engagement ring for you?

Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2011

Jennifer Love Hewitt Has Her Engagement Ring(s) All Picked Out

“Well, I actually have three [engagement rings] because I feel like I’m doing the guy a favor. I feel women are very confusing. We never know what we want and we’re not very good at nailing that down for them. And I feel like I don’t want to be upset if he picks a bad…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 25, 2011

What’s An Engagement Vacation?

The world has been all a-twitter (especially on Twitter) about the royal engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The future Princess brings a newfound sense of romance and excitement to the royal family, as well as some much-needed genetic diversity. Their long-term romance, culminating in a proposal while on vacation in Kenya, is prompting…

YourTango.com / January 16, 2011

The Rundown On Reese’s Engagement Ring

We are officially jealous of Reese Witherspoon. We’re getting information on the ring Jim Toth offered her and damn, is it awesome. The timeless design by William Goldberg features a square-cut 4-karat diamond and pave diamond band. While the diamond may look standard, it’s anything but. Apparently the cut was inspired by a diamond once…

Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

Saw This One Coming: People Copycatting Middleton’s Ring

No surprise here: USA Today reports that following Kate Middleton’s engagement, jewelers have been “flooded” with requests for replicas of the sapphire and diamond ring that once belonged to Princess Diana. Of course, most of these orders are for cheaper knock-offs as some jewelers estimate that the piece is worth at least half a millio…

Leonora Epstein / November 18, 2010

Jewelry Superstitions: Why Wearing Diana’s Ring May Be A Bad Omen For Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring just so happens to be a hand-me-down from the late Princess Diana. Although this family treasure is very dear to Prince William’s heart, the superstitious among us would agree that Kate should never have accepted it. Why? Well, because it’s widely believed that jewelry can be cursed. Take the Hope Diamond,…

Ami Angelowicz / November 17, 2010

Would You Wear: The Eiffel Tower Engagement Ring?

Not like you really get much of a choice when it comes to your engagement ring, but what would you say to this Eiffel Tower-themed piece? According to The New York Times, couples are increasingly looking for personalized wedding accessories, so those who got engaged at the Parisian monument might find this particularly touching …

Leonora Epstein / November 8, 2010

I Don’t Always Wear My Wedding Ring

I’m back from a girlfriend getaway in paradise. Traveling with a best friend off the beaten path awakened joy in me and soothed my soul, but it also left me wondering: Why can’t I capture that sense of fun and wonder in everyday life? Why do I feel so stuck here in Boston, yet I…

YourTango.com / November 7, 2010

Girl Talk: I Found Out My Engagement Ring Was Junk

I’d always been told my engagement ring was special.

“Very high quality,” said my mother-in-law, who bought only high-quality pieces for her collection. “You’re very lucky.”

“You don’t want to know how much I paid for the resetting,” said Joe, my fiance-then-husband.

I didn’t care how much the ring…

Angela Tung / October 28, 2010

An Engagement Ring For Polygamists?

Behold artist Kate Bauman’s work, titled “‘Til Death Do Us Part.” The Gloss cheekily suggests that this knuckle engagement ring is for people who get divorced multiple times and keep their rings. We first thought it referenced polygamy. Or the luckiest girl in the world who got not one, but four diamond rings for her…

Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2010
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