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top engagement ring trends of 2023

so far, 2023 has been a  F U N  year for engagement rings. much to my delight, people are opting for more nostalgic, classic ring styles or really fun pieces that will no doubt, create beautiful heirloom pieces someday.  other than the trends i'll show you in this blog post, there are 2 other stand out details about engagement rings in 2023. the first, we're seeing less and less round shape center stones. it used to be that round was always the classic, go-to that most people think of when they think "i do".  well move over rounds... ovals and pears are in town (most notably ovals!). second, the popularity of lab grown diamonds has skyrocketed. you may be surprised to...

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5 things to consider when choosing a wedding band

there are very, VERY few things in life that you can say you'll have for decades upon decades and then once you pass, your family can have for decades upon decades. ...but your wedding band?  THAT is one piece that should fit into this category, IF you do it right. that said, besides asking yourself if the band is made well, here are 5 things to think about when choosing your perfect wedding band: 1. is it important to you that the diamonds start and stop in the same place as they do in the band of your engagement ring? 2. how high off the hand does the band sit? generally speaking, you'd want it at the same height or a little...

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What's the difference between diamonds, lab grown diamonds and moissanite?!

Let's talk diamond alternatives! There are some great options if you want the look of a diamond for less money or for a more eco-friendly option. 🌎 Check out the info below and tell me in the comments if you'd consider a diamond alternative!⁠⠀                 To start, let's talk about why diamonds are such a good choice for jewelry (especially pieces like engagement rings that take a lot of wear).  Diamonds are the hardest naturally occurring substance known to man kind. When we talk about stone hardness, we look at the Mohs scale which measures a mineral's hardness.  On this scale, 1 is the softest and 10 is the hardest. Diamond is the...

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