Disney realized a lot of women want fairy-tale princess weddings like the ones seen in their animated movies, and a couple years ago, they began selling wedding, bridesmaid, and flower-girl dresses based on Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, and other princesses. Now, they’re taking the dream one step farther with a line of wedding and engagement rings.
For $1,200 to $6,000 (not including the center stone, known as “semi-mounts” in the biz), Prince Charming can propose with a ring that corresponds to a Disney heroine, created by Kirstie Kelly for Disney for Mouawad. Personally, we’re not sure we want to live out the “happily ever after” fantasy: Disney princesses wear pretty gaudy rings. [Kirstie Kelly for Disney by Mouawad via Luxist] Keep reading »
Who am I to argue with the Madison Avenue suits who coined the phrase “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”?
If only diamonds were all we believe them to be. The violence resulting from the diamond mining and trading industry is, in a word, tragic. And, as it turns out, diamonds aren’t even as valuable as we’ve been told. Keep reading »
Designer Benjamin Lignel has come up with a concept for wedding rings that don’t require you to know your (or your partner’s) ring size, or to go to multiple fittings so your sparkler doesn’t fall off. His Instant Wedding Rings remind us of when we used to wrap those twisty ties around our fingers when we were about 9 years old. Perfect for recession-friendly and last-minute weddings! Right now, these rings are just prototypes, so if you need an inexpensive band, check out these. [BenjaminLignel.com] Keep reading »
Your marriage proposal is meant to be romantic. It’s something you’re supposed to remember for the rest of your life. Well this couple will never forget how they got engaged. Reed Harris was trying to be sneaky when he hid an engagement ring in his girlfriend’s Frosty milkshake from Wendy’s. But when she gulped the sweet treat down fast, the ring was lost down her throat and headed for her stomach. X-rays confirmed the ring was chillin’ in her stomach — a bag of prunes and high fiber cereal later, she finally had her rock. But this isn’t the only unusual thing that’s happened to engagement rings and wedding bands. After the jump, five more weird stories that will remind you to never hide something valuable in food. Keep reading »
If you’re on your way to getting married but don’t dream of a round-cut diamond solitaire — or a round ring period, Alex & Chloe’s new “Holding You Forever” wedding rings were made for you. Designed exclusively for Revolve Clothing, the square rings are made of 14k gold. The man’s ring ($1,805) is nice and simple, and the woman’s ($1,892) features three inverted white diamonds, which, as we’ve said before, will come in handy if you’re ever attacked. The set will be available starting today. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »