Something Borrowed Ideas for Your Wedding Day

The “something borrowed” item in the wedding tradition of something old, new, borrowed and blue, represents the eternal bond you share with your family and friends, and how they’ll always be there if you need support anytime down the line.

Here are a few ideas from our ebook: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: A Guide for Those About to Say ‘I Do'”. 

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How to Pair the Perfect Wedding Band to Your Engagement Ring

When you’re searching for the perfect wedding band to pair with your engagement ring, there are two ideas to keep in mind. The first is that there are no hard and fast rules for making your decision. Sure, there are some popular options, but there really is no right or wrong for making the perfect match. The second is the concept of “perfect” is in the eye of the beholder. That means if you like what you see, then go for it!While the choice is all yours, here are a few helpful aspects to consider.
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10 Colored Gemstone Engagement Ring Ideas

Colorless diamonds have traditionally been the go-to gem for engagement rings, but nothing says all brides-to-be have to stick with tradition. A striking variety of colored gemstones are at your service, ready to give your ring a personalized pop. We picked 10 of our favorite colored gemstones you can use in the traditional diamond’s place for an eye-catching dash of style.

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9 Ring Settings to Know

Even the most modest diamond packs a big punch if you choose the perfect setting in which to display it. In fact, every setting has its practical implications, just as it does flair. Some were created to make smaller stones look more impressive — others to help reinforce and stabilize the stone. Still other settings, such as estate or antique have been recreated to mimic a look from the past.

Before you invest in your perfect diamond, take time to envision it in all the available settings. You might be surprised at just how much the setting impacts the appearance of the ring.

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6 Fine Jewelry Metals You Should Know


When you are looking for an engagement ring, there are a number of things to consider. One of those is the type of metal you want the ring to be made from.

An experienced jeweler will be able to help you fit your diamond to your setting, and will also be able to give you the information you need about the various metals that make up most engagement rings.

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The 5 C’s of Diamonds

To pledge your love or to celebrate the years of its fulfillment, choose a diamond, the symbol of love that has endured through the centuries. Don’t choose just any diamond. Choose one that stands out as a gem of distinction.

To select knowledgeably, you need to know what jewelers know: the 5 C’s of diamonds.  Being well-versed in a diamond’s color, cut, clarity, carat weight, and certification will take you a long way in ensuring you’re selecting your perfect diamond.

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7 Reasons to Avoid the Big Box Madness of Black Friday

Thanksgiving is here and with it comes a smorgasbord of good food, parades, football and a deluge of advertisements touting all the sales available at area malls on Black Friday. While many people make plans to visit retail sales floors when the doors first open, there’s a lot to be said for avoiding the Big Box Madness of crowded shopping centers and heading downtown or online, instead.

If you’re tempted to take on the masses on Black Friday, consider this list of reasons why taking the day off from shopping at the nearest shopping center and supporting local downtown and online businesses can save you time and money and lower your stress level.

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Think Outside the Box: How to Make Your Engagement Ring Truly Unique


Your engagement ring should be a reflection of your individual personalities, as well as your relationship.  No two people are alike; therefore, no two relationships are identical. So how do you avoid the well-worn path of engagement rings, choosing a piece that is a true representation of your one of a kind love? Don’t be afraid to explore options in metal colors, stone settings, and stone colors to customize your ring.

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8 Steps to Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Choose the wrong engagement ring, and life could become a bit … tricky. Picking out a ring might seem like an easy chore, but an engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show her how much you really care.

Where do you even begin?

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