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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
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… READ MORE »
We love designer Kate Bauman’s knuckle duster made of engagement rings. It’s called ‘Til Death Do Us Part. That’s bound to make any man think twice about leaving his woman. [This isn’t happiness] … READ MORE »
The boys at Asylum have a tale of a wedding proposal gone awry.
“Trey Turner and Kelsey Kramer have two things in common (besides repeat initials): 1) They are madly in love, and 2) were involved in one of the most disastrous marriage proposals we’ve ever heard of.
Turner took Kramer… READ MORE »
If given the option between a big ass diamond and a creative ring your artsy boyfriend designed, we’d definitely consider the latter. (Well, maybe … ) Artist Luke Jerram created this silver engagement ring for his fianceé, which has space for a tiny photo slide at one side, and a projection glass at the other. READ MORE »
When it comes to the engagement game, each girl has her own fantasy. But enquiring minds want to know … would you prefer a vintage/antique ring from an auction house, estate sale, vintage store, or family member? Or do you want something brand spankin’ new like a Tiffany 2-karat Lucida three-stone setting with a platinum… READ MORE »
We suppose weird, ahem, we mean original engagement rings are the thing du jour with all you “non-conformist” couples. Most of the accessories we see stay in the realm of design, but this bear tooth engagement ring is quite possibly more creepy. (The ones pictured are done in brass, but we were sure there was… READ MORE »
Before, it was “subtly” dropping ring hints by making comments while window shopping, commenting on a celeb’s new bling, or whispering, “Tiffany’s Lucida cut 2.5 carats sterling setting” into his ear while he was sleeping. Now, selecting an engagement ring has gone high-tech thanks to Tiffany’s Engagement Ring Finder iPhone app, which the jeweler released… READ MORE »
When it comes to engagement rings, we’ve seen a lot of weird non-traditional approaches. But here’s one we just can’t wrap our minds (or tongues, rather) around: engagement tongue piercings. Jeweler Johnny Brookheart offers “alternative engagement” jewelry, including diamond tongue rings (or equally worse—belly button adornments). We imagine the couple who opts for this style… READ MORE »
It’s one of those age-old debates—when an engagement is called off, should the woman return the ring or can she keep it? Last month, a New York judge ordered a woman to return her rock to her fiance, which she thought was totally unfair because he had cheated and caused her “emotional distress” in… READ MORE »
Apparently, a diamond isn’t forever. De Beers, one of the biggest names in diamond mining, just announced that the company would slow production so they basically don’t rape the world’s natural resources. Explains Gareth Penny, managing director for De Beers, “Diamonds are a treasure of nature that should be properly protected, because there will be… READ MORE »
When an engagement ends, where the diamond ring goes is a longstanding, complicated question. We had two experts weigh in earlier, and now a broken engagement in New York has forced a judge to rule on the issue.
Danielle Cavalieri and John Gunther got engaged in March 2008 with plans to marry on Oct. READ MORE »
“The real reason, and I mean the REAL reason why we all want largest available ROCK is to because we want it as a weapon. A social weapon. We want to able to scratch with ethernal jelousy [sic throughout] and envy the heart of our current future female friends and enemies, so, even when we… READ MORE »
It never fails to amaze me that every time I write a post about broken engagements, many commenters are most interested in discussing what the proper etiquette is when it comes to keeping or giving back the engagement ring. [You know where I stand and, as expected, some of you disagreed. In general I don’t… READ MORE »
When it comes to celebrity proposals, we expect big bling. Size matters, people. But now hubbies-to-be with money to burn should probably think again before purchasing a major rock to adorn their love’s ring finger. You see, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re kind of in a recession, and the idea of flaunting just how… READ MORE »