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For wedding attire.
Believe it or not, the wedding season approacheth! And from popping the question to picking out the ring to donning your groomly attired, the soon-to-be-betrothed proposer needs more than just a checklist for help. Thankfully, the wedding expert and founder of CaratsAndCake.com recently released a quick triplet of tips to help get through one of the hardest parts to planning of a matrimonial proposal: picking the engagement ring. Jess Levin’s three simple rules are:
Cost is based on the 4 C’S: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat
It goes without saying that one of the most important costs to pay mind when on the path to marriage is that of the rings (yes, plural). And just because the engagement ring isn’t The Ring, doesn’t mean the accessory first foray isn’t an investment. For instance, the cost of the engagement ring can vary vastly on four components: cut, color, clarity and carat. Consider how rare cuts, like circular, can drive up the price. and color matters since colorless diamonds are the most coveted and expensive. The clarity, and therefore price, of a diamond is measured on a spectrum from flawless to imperfect. Finally, Carat comes down to weight, in this case, the heavier the better.
Insure the ring
Now, seeing how someone can easily spend up to three months of hard earned coin on a piece of jewelry, it is extremely important to insure the ring. Imagine dropping it down sewer accidentally before you even present it – yikes!! You will need to get an appraisal from your jeweler, which you can often get before you pick up the ring! without coverage. Subtip: If you own a home, consider adding the ring to your current policy.
Decide if you want to have an over the top reveal or a simple heartfelt proposal
There are two types of proposals: the fireworks-champagne-rented-limo type and the simple/ straightforward option. And in all honesty, one doesn’t necessarily trump other – just ask yourself what would make the experience authentic and menaingful for your companion. Keep in mind that if you go the extravagant route, you might need to enlist some friends for help or even hire a proposal consultant (a very recent occupation development).
Choosing the Perfect Piece of Jewellery for Her at Christmas
Jewellery is a perfect gift for your girlfriend or significant other at any time of year, for a birthday, anniversary, or as a surprise present. But finding a jewellery gift under the Christmas tree can make a magical time of year even more special.
The world of jewellery can be daunting. Whether you have a large or small budget, there are so many types, styles, metals and gemstones to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s a list of things to consider before making your jewellery purchase.
Type of Jewellery
There is a huge variety of jewellery options, from necklaces and bracelets, to earrings, brooches and rings. There are also hundreds of subcategories within each of these categories. A necklace or pair of earrings are a great gift for almost any girl, whether she’s a friend, a sibling, or your mum. But if you’re looking for a personal present for your significant other, a diamond ring is a beautiful and meaningful gift. Whether you’re looking for a promise ring, eternity ring, or planning on popping the question on Christmas day, Chisholm Hunter offer a huge selection of rings.
You know the song, ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend?’ Well, it’s true. Jewellery contains a multitude of gemstones, from diamonds to rubies and emeralds. Consider the recipient’s favorite colors, skin tone and what clothes or jewellery they tend to wear. In addition, many gemstones have associated meanings and some people believe they have health or healing properties.
Personality and Style
Think about the age and interest of the person you’re buying for. Does your partner love pink? Does she prefer being outdoors and lead an active lifestyle? Or does her life revolve around her love of rock music? A professional woman with a classic taste may prefer a simple bangle, small pendant necklace or traditional diamond earrings. If your girlfriend is self-employed, likes to travel or has a versatile wardrobe, she may prefer a bold or unique piece.
You should also consider metal options. The two most common metals used in jewellery are silver and yellow gold. Both can work great with light or dark skin tones, so it comes down to preference. Take note of the jewellery she normally wears to know which metal to choose. There’s also the option of white gold and platinum for more expensive pieces, such as engagement rings. They are a better option than silver as they won’t tarnish, but bear in mind that white gold will require rhodium plating as it yellows with wear.
Jewellery is the perfect gift for your significant other or female family member. Think about the recipient and make it personal for an amazing Christmas present.
Talking about the runway trends in New York, London, Milan and Paris, it seems like loud chunky metallic and stone jewelry is much in vogue.
Be it sexy beach bikini belly waist charms, lucky charm necklaces, gold body chains, gold rings or funky beaded bracelets, Bikini Luxe introduces its amazing fashion jewelry to walk in style for fall fashion.
The collection features bold arm and hand fashion accessories that goes with the defining 2014 fall trends. Amazing and chunky gladiator inspired gold bracelet are a part of the upcoming Bikini Luxe fall 2014 trends.
Go for the chunky Sunset Beaded Bracelet with your favorite funky outfit or pair it off with the bright and funky beach prints. Make sure you talk it all bold with Bikini Luxe Jewelry this season!
Other must-haves for the season are the well-defined chunky stoned rings. You can also check out the Bikini Luxe “Monroe” Ring, the statement jewelry to endorse that much out-there kind of a look.
Keep it bold, keep it funky and keep it well defined!
Let your jewelry do the talking this season by grabbing some of the exquisite, well-finished collection at Bikini Luxe. The fine edges and the soft finish will surely give you a green signal as far as quality assurance is concerned.
Walk in trend and style by complementing your outfit with the most alluring pieces from the
Society, by default, assumes that rings are automatically purchased in lieu of weddings or engagements. Even if just to say how much you care, there are literally thousands of reasons why you should give the gift of diamond rings. To help inspire you, here are several common occasions where rings are an appropriate purchase.
Once couples have hit milestone anniversaries, they’ll entertain renewing their vows which basically reaffirms the same love they promised each other ‘x’ amount of years ago. This would also be an opportune time to give each other new wedding bands to symbolize the reaffirmation of these vows (not to mention your rings are probably pretty worn after 25 years). Platinum would be perfect around the 25 year mark, while gold would probably suffice at your 10 or 15 year affirmation. Anniversaries coincide with renewing vows as you’ll more than likely have your nuptials read at your anniversary party.
Birthdays, of course!
Instead of throwing outlandish parties for someone’s 30th, 40th, or 50th birthday party, why not take them out to eat and offer them a beautifully created diamond ring? Gifts of this magnitude should gradually get better in terms of quality as one ages; a beautifully hand crafted platinum setting for an S1 clarity of diamond would be perfect at the half-century mark of one’s life. Chocolate or strawberry gold would be perfect for a young girl’s 18th birthday party as it symbolizes both a daring and conservative appearance often showcased in our current era.
Child birthing (the ‘Push’ present)
After going through long, excruciating hours of labor pains then finally delivering a beautiful miracle, what better way to congratulate the newly proud mother than by giving her an exquisite piece of diamond jewelry! Provided she picked the name out prior to giving birth, you could actually purchase the ring with both the mother and child’s name inscribed on the inside of the ring. There is honestly no other more immaculate occasion to give someone a beautiful gift than after the woman brings new life into existence. You can learn more about sizing rings appropriate to her finger size by downloading various ring sizing guides found online today.
Yet another popular category for purchasing rings casts a wider net even still. Honestly, you really don’t need an excuse to hop down to the jewelry store to purchase a beautiful diamond ring. Giving random gifts to the person who loves you proves how much the love is reciprocated. You could take your loved one to a picnic and surprise them with a diamond ring, leaving rings inside wineglasses then pour your dinner wine, or come up with another creative way to present a diamond ring to this truly remarkable person.
Whether for anniversaries, graduations, birthdays or giving credit where credits due to a new mother, every special occasion is the perfect time to give the gift of precious jewelry. Bonus points to the person that creates their own special occasion and makes the moment the most memorable one yet.
So you’re finally engaged, and all that there is left to do now is organize the wedding. However, if your man is like most men, then don’t be surprised if your husband-to-be has plenty of wedding ring ideas to contribute, but not a lot of the action. If this sounds like your man, and you both share an affinity for medieval lore, we’ve got some ideas to share with him. Oh, and you too.
These rings, much like every other trend from years past, is rising again in popularity. Be forewarned, ye men with chivalrous intent: not all ring makers are created equally, and the power of social suggestion can help drastically reduce errors in shopping for these ring makers.
It starts with custom ring makers!
Medieval style rings, when designed properly and fitted comfortably, are as exquisite and amazingly widespread today as they were centuries ago; if you recall, just before gold and gemstones exploded into mainstream shopper’s eyes, hand-crafted jewelry was typically styled in older gothic or plain bands. Today’s foray of custom rings come from custom ring makers that can emulate virtually any Arthurian style or gothic caricature you choose. Just choose wisely, my male friends, because this ring will become the centerpiece of your (hopefully) everlasting marriage.
With so many options when it comes to purchasing that elusive wedding ring, it is not only important to do your research about potential jewelry makers, but also research the options with respect to the various medieval overtones you wish to maintain throughout your marriage – and on her finger.
Overall, customized jewelry shows more character than your quintessential department store showpieces. Medieval buffs, as a whole, also appreciate having a wedding look that accentuates their attitude, beliefs and can be worn comfortably without taking it off. Note that many are making platinum custom medieval rings due to their tougher, scratch resistant surface.
Medieval style rings undergo an interesting process to get created properly. First, the procedure commences by arranging a consultation between you and an expert ring design specialist. Next, they’ll normally create a hand-carved impression of the ring style you want out of waxy substances, then take that impression and forge the creation you are expecting.
Buying medieval style rings that suit your style
While it is no small feat, knowing what you’re likely to face when shopping for that special engagement or wedding ring set will help you cope with the challenges ahead and help you enjoy the full rewards that come from shopping for custom rings.
Leverage the power of Google, social suggestion and subtle hints from your significant other when shopping for that special custom design ring ensemble for your wife-to-be. Finally, don’t believe everything you see regarding ring shopping from people on television; all the people you see having fun flashing their jewelry are doing so because the person behind the camera directing everything is a professional – and not necessarily the ring maker. Take the opportunity to make this creation yours, after all it’s meant to last forever.
As in fashion, jewelry also has its seasonal trends. For Summer 2014, there is a huge movement toward “organic”. This nature inspired trend leads to jewelry that is made out of natural materials, using shapes that are softened and less structural. As you can see with especially men’s jewelry this season, a great amount of mixing of leather and metals is going on. The leather gives jewelry a rugged, natural look, while the metals like silver, brass, and gold give the jewelry life with an earthy glow.
The one place I have in mind that has a selection of men’s jewelry fits right in with the organic trend can be found at the uno de 50 store. One of my favorite pieces is this Aura brown leather and silver bracelet. It has the intertwined strands of dark brown leather to wrap around the wrist and attach to the asymmetrically curved silver bar in the front. The bold toggle clasp balances the front nicely and it gives it strength and dimension. It is a virtual bargain for $99 with the amount of silver alone.
Another men’s jewelry accessory that is great for summer, but also can be season-less, is the Pero Sin Pausa black leather strap watch with the white dial and organically shaped numerals and subdials. The white face contrasts nicely with the richness of the black leather and makes a great backdrop for showcasing the unusually numerals and subdials. It is a little pricey at $349, but it is a fun take on a classic style of watch.
To complete you summer jewelry look from the wrist down, is the Aprietame Uno de 50 silver hexagonal ring for $99. The shape is unusual with the six sides and the slightly concaved sections and will be more of an attention-grabber that your average silver ring. Also, the “screw-like” imprints along the edges and sides give it a nice industrial feel. Notably, some similar but more “feminine” pieces are available in uno’s online woman’s jewelry store.
Last, but not least, if you want to add a little something to your summer look, but are more of a minimalist at heart, then the Comete Un Rosco silver and brown leather necklace with the adjustable neck and the hammered coin medallion for $65 may be just what you are looking for. Its thinner leather necklace can be worn bare-chested at the beach or with a great t-shirt and cargo shorts, http://www.asestilostore.com/2012/05/cargo-shorts-for-men-spring-summer-2012.html. Also, the organically shaped, hammered silver coin medallion makes an interesting conversation piece.
Man-gagement Rings: I Do or I Don’t?
The idea of a man wearing an engagement ring to express his commitment to his fiancé is not a new one, but over the years it has not been a very popular trend. However, this year, some celebrities have brought it back in a big way.
One trend-setting guy who was spotted with a “man-gagement” ring recently on his left ring finger is Johnny Depp. His rather substantially large round diamond solitaire is flanked by graduating diamonds down the shank of the ring and is a nice compliment to Johnny’s fiancé Amber Heard’s sparkling solitaire that is in a slightly more feminine setting.
Another couple who has jumped on board with the “man-gagament” ring trend is Singer Jennifer Hudson and her Wrestler fiancé David Otunga. His commitment ring is a band style ring with raised geometric squares and inset diamonds in between each square and along the profile. It is a modern design by one of the top ring designers, Neil Lane. It has both sparkle and unique interest all in one package.
Considering that engagements can be quite lengthy sometimes and both parties may enjoy professing their love and commitment for each other, the idea of a “man-gagement” ring seems like less of an oddity. Also, in breaking with tradition, the usual engagement ring recipient may really enjoy being able to show their love for their “spouse-to-be” with the gift of a ring in return. Most people may not have the finances to buy a 5 carat diamond set in Platinum that celebrities like Johnny Depp and David Otunga may be wearing, but there are simpler band styles made out of white gold, sterling silver, and stainless steel that may fit the bill.