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 or offering one. But a girl can enjoy diamonds nonetheless… Keep reading »
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? [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
“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 ring, so I feel like having three picked out and saying, ‘Look! Look at this plethora of things you can chose from!’”
– Jennifer Love Hewitt, who has been engaged twice already, is definitely dropping hints that she’s ready for her boyfriend of six months to pop the question. But I’m curious, would you ever pick out your own ring or would you prefer to be surprised? I can see picking out a ring together, but I can’t imagine, like, emailing links to my BF and being all, “Hey babe, here are some diamonds I totally love, just in case you need ideas!” A little presumptuous, no? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
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 other couples to engage in the next big trend—the “engagementcation.” Keep reading »
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 owned by the Indian Buddhist warrior and emperor Ashoka Maruya. According to Glam Chic: “The stone has 62 displayed facets and rounded corners, which creates more sparkle and fire than most traditional cuts.” No word on how much it’s worth … but you can bet that it cost more than a pretty penny. [Glam Chic] Keep reading »
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 million dollars.
So do we think boyfriends are actually going to be proposing with these copycat rings? Or that women are wearing them for themselves as fashion statements? [USA Today] Keep reading »