Engagement Rings

The Colored Diamond Guide for Alternative Brides

Colored diamonds are my favorite! Especially for engagement rings. I just love it when a bride comes to me and say, forget the traditional white diamond, let’s go for  a colored stone The spectrum of colored diamonds really runs the gamut from pink to blue to yellow to champagne to black….and more shades in between.…

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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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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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My Favorite Wedding Gown Trends for Spring 2015

I’ve fallen in love. It’s true. Not just with anyone, but with some AMAZING gowns from the Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week. I’ll always squeal a little inside every time they see a pretty wedding dress, but I’m telling you these runway looks were some of the most gorgeous bridal gowns I’ve seen in quite…

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A love note for you…

    The minute I heard my first love story,  I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was   Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere they’re in each other all along.   ~Rumi   Essential Rumi, Coleman Barks   Happy Valentine’s Day ♥   My favorite part about designing custom engagement rings and…

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My Favorite Engagement Rings From 2013

We are already a few weeks into 2014… where does the time go? I’m not really sure. While this was meant to go live before the year ended, I was having too much fun in California with my nieces and decided that sometimes family is more important than getting a blog post together on time.…

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My Favorite Couple Volume 10: Tyler and Kelly

Earlier this Spring, I received an inquiry email from an adorable woman named Kelly. Following my usual process, I scheduled a phone call with her to talk about the potential to design her perfect engagement ring. Immediately, I loved her and I knew I had to design her engagement ring. I could tell she was…

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The True Meaning of Love

I have a secret… I haven’t told anyone before…. I am in love with LOVE…. I’ve been blessed in my life to have experienced many meaningful, loving relationships and partnerships. Some of them have lasted years and years and others for just a few short weeks. I am also blessed to experience others LOVING on…

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