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A Puzzling Engagement (Ring) Story

  Summer is a constant reminder of all things blue… light blue water and serious blue skies. Dark blue skies filled with stars (if you aren’t in the city). And I’m seriously sad that summer vacation season is somewhat coming to an end. What about you? Which reminds me that before summer comes Spring (which…

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Stunning Opals: A Trend Here to Stay

Lately, I’ve been totally enamored by opals, especially opal cocktail rings. Opals have become popular amongst designers more recently, but I like to think the opal holds a special, nostalgic place in my heart. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of a cocktail ring that my sister inherited from my grandmother (that lucky lady)! Or maybe…

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Italian Design Inspiration

  Are you inspired when you travel? Traveling has always felt like design research for me… Crystal blue waters, ancient architecture and cultural experience are HUGE on my inspiration list. That’s why I feel pretty blessed that I’ve been able to travel to Italy twice in the past two years! There is something about Italy…

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Love is Love… Marriage Equality is Here!

Last week marked an incredible moment in history: Marriage equality is now legal in all 50 of the United States. Having the choice to live your life as you chose has always been the foundation of the American Dream. From that standpoint,I never really understood why anyone had a problem with same sex couples getting…

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A Trend Here to Stay: Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Recently, I’ve been designing loads of rings in one of my favorite metals, Rose Gold. The pink hued metal was quite popular back in the art deco period and was first popularized by Cartier’s trinity ring! Since the rose tint accents just about any stone perfectly, it has such a ‘modern classic’ vibe. I’m going to…

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2014 in Review: My Favorite Alternative Bridal Inspirations

2015 is here and I am so grateful! As 2014 comes to a close, I am ringing in the New Year with a hefty dose of gratitude an overwhelming appreciation. I’ve been a little quiet here and haven’t been writing many articles for my “magazine.” However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy at…

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How to Select the Perfect Diamond

Selecting the perfect diamond for an engagement ring can be a stressful endeavor! Are you confused about where to start? You might have heard of “The 4 C’s” in passing. You may even know the actual C’s – Color, Clarity, Cut, and Carat weight. But when it comes down to it, many people don’t know…

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10 Ways to Pamper Your Mom This Mother’s Day

Every year Mother’s Day comes around, and no matter how much we love the moms in our lives we’ll often find ourselves at a loss as to the day’s events. What should you do? What gift should you get her? How do I tell her I appreciate her without the help of an impersonal card?…

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My Top 10 Favorite Looks from the Met Gala 2014

I always look forward to the Met Gala – one of the only red carpets set in warm weather (watching celebrities freeze to death isn’t always the most glamorous)! This year’s Met Gala paid tribute to legendary designer Charles James, and the red carpet certainly took hints from his creativity. So many dresses were structurally…

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