ABC’s Bachelorette Soon To Be Single No More. Ali Fedotowsky pairs her diamond engagement ring with a designer dress

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

ABC’s Bachelorette Soon To Be Single No More

Ali Fedotowsky pairs her diamond engagement ring with a designer dress.

The latest bride-to-be from the ABC reality show has revealed that she is leaning towards walking down the aisle in a gown from designer Monique Lhullier.

Fedotowsky, who recently revealed her engagement to Roberto Martinez, also from season six of “The Bachelorette,” told Us Magazine that she likes the “flowiness” of Lhullier’s designs.

Wedding details have begun to leak after Fedotowsky had been seen flashing her diamond engagement ring around town. The ring, that Martinez presented her with on the season finale, is a 3.03 center asscher cut diamond, accented with 184 round cut diamonds. As we have said before.

Asscher cut has become increasing popular around Tinsel Town, and this particular diamond is set onto a platinum band. Other stars, such as Megan Fox, Emily Blunt, and Carrie Underwood have also favored platinum settings during this summer of celebrity weddings.
The two have been rumored to be considering an elopement, as opposed to the wedding they had originally planned, and while Lhullier’s designs are often admired for their simplicity, there is nothing simple about Fedotowsky’s engagement ring. Not that we would begrudge Ali a little sparkle. After all, every bride is entitled to some indulgence and a lot of happiness.

True Blood’s Anna Paquin’s engagement ring comes in second…

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Anna Paquin’s engagement ring comes in second.

Shocking news, but the engagement ring isn’t always the diamond that steals the show at a wedding. At least that was the case for real-life True Blood couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. The groom wore black, and the bride wore diamonds. Lots of diamonds.

The Academy Award winning actress walked down the aisle in a simple white halter dress that invoked an image of old Hollywood, which she accessorized with a darkened metal necklace adorned with 50 carats worth of diamonds. The bride reportedly wanted a vintage vibe for her big day, and paired the extravagant piece with a set of matching diamond earrings.

The ceremony, which took place in Malibu on the evening of August 21, was attended by True Blood costar Carrie Preston, Lost star Michael Emerson, and movie star Elijah Wood, among other celebrities. With that much star power, you need to dress to impress. Let’s just hope that the groom’s wedding ring that followed lived up to the opening act.

Here’s one for the expectant grooms to be…Quick guide of some of the more popular diamond cuts to help maximize her happiness

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Here’s one for the expectant grooms to be…

So you have found the woman of your dreams. Now all you need is the ring of hers. Here’s a quick guide of some of the more popular cuts to help maximize her happiness.

For the lady who is always in vogue: Engagement ring with Asscher is the way to go. Often called the Royal Asscher, this variation of the classic Emerald cut has gained popularity among the Hollywood set. After an appearance on the television show Sex & The City, the Asscher has been seen on celebrities like Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Hurley, and Jessica Alba. The blocked corners and downward cut creates a hall of mirrors effect that is perfect for a woman that likes to keep up with the trends.

For the lady with a lot of class, but also a little sass: Present her with a Princess ring. We have already extolled the virtues of a Princess before and while its popularity ranks just behind the more common Round, this style is second to none. Since its invention in the 1970’s, the Princess has since become a modern classic. With clean lines that create a square shape, it still retains all the sparkle of a Round. If your love is a modern lady who is just a touch old fashioned, the Princess is a safe bet.

For the lady who has it all: Try a Cushion cut. Not only is this an interesting alternative to a more prevalent Princess cut, but it is relatively rare. This cut is a combination of a round and square cut, crafted to look like a cushion. Whether it is made as a solitaire or paired with other stones, this style is sure to be something her girlfriends don’t have.

And finally, for the lady who is a classic beauty: Make her happy with an Round cut engagement ring. Although it has been around for centuries, the cut was perfected in 1919 and now truly works with any design. Whether it is mounted on its own or surrounded by jewels, a Round cut radiates the most brilliant sparkle. With its 360 degree symmetrical view, this style has stood the test of time. If your fiancé has a vintage sense of self, this style should please her well past your golden anniversary.

So remember; know her personality, know her ring. And make sure to visit us on Facebook to tell us what ring you chose and why.

The Tidal Wave Of Summer Celebrity Weddings Continues To Rise

August 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

The tidal wave of summer celebrity weddings continues to rise.
While the world waits with baited breath for the Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, perhaps another royal wedding can satisfy our craving for couture.
Prince Nikolaos, second son of Constantine, former king of Greece, is set to marry fashion events planner Tatiana Blatnik later today.
The two will exchange wedding rings on the island of Spetses in an old monastery, where trucks carrying flowers and ornaments have been coming and going all day.
The groom’s father, Constantine, told AP Television, “As you know, in all of these situations, even the last minute you are preparing.”
The impressive list of guests will include Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, as well as other members of European royalty. Royalty of a different kind, Elton John, is even rumored to attend the nuptials.
For those of us that have been paying attention, Blatnik, who plans events for fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, isn’t the only lucky lady to receive an engagement ring this year.
Celebrities like Alicia Keys, Anna Paquin, Katy Perry, and Megan Fox have all been seen sporting a little extra bling this past year. Not to mention Chelsea Clinton’s lavish $3 million affair, which was widely speculated to be as close to a royal wedding as Americans will get.
So it seems there is plenty to quench our insatiable thirst for jewelry and all things weddings this summer. And why not get excited, everyone loves a little sparkle and a happy ending.

Top shapes in diamonds; First pick has always been the round cut, followed by the princess-cut

August 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Engagement Rings from the Couture Collection: Couture-0404

When it comes to the diamond shapes round has always been the top pick, followed by the princess. Couture-0404 engagement ring by Verragio elegantly showcases the princess-cut center accompanied by the two sides in this classic example. What is your favorite shape of diamond? Why don’t you let us know on the Official Verragio Page on Facebook?

Couture-0404 pictured here in Palladium with a one carat princess-cut diamond and also accented with 0.60 carat of diamonds on the ring. Retail suggested price in Palladium is $3150, center is sold separately.

Engagement ring: Classico-0297 from Verragio’s Classico Collection

August 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

Classico Collection: CLASSICO-0297

The engagement rings in the Verragio Classico Collection are some of the most sought after designs in the world. Made with the revolutionary Lumino Setting, each ring truly maximizes the beauty of your diamond.

Engagement rings in the Classico Collection features a variety of timeless and elegant styles from which you will discover the perfect ring to showcase your diamond and your love…for a lifetime.

Engagement rings from the Venetian Collection: Personalize and Make It Yours!

August 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

Completely Customizable. Unlike Any Other Ring.

The new Venetian Collection is the first in engagement ring designs to allow you to choose a particular look for the bottom portion of the ring.
When ordering a Venetian style, you will have the option to customize your ring by choosing between five different options in shank designs. Whether you prefer a classic look or a bit more intricacy in design, the Venetian Collection allows you to express your individual style.
Venetian Collection, a line of engagement rings and wedding bands with a flair for style and the perfect combination of old-world craftsmanship and cutting edge technology. Featuring Verragio’s signature crown shaped bezel beneath the center stone and meticulous attention to detail, each ring within the Venetian Collection puts an emphasis on accentuating the side profile.

Venetian Collection Engagement Rings

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