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5 Emerald Cut Rings Inspired by Lauren Bushnell’s Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:56

Lauren Bushnell’s Engagement Ring via Instagram @laurenbushnell

 

Time to make some Big, Big Plans! Congratulations to Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane.

Bushnell’s ring from Chris Lane features a center 3.5 carat emerald cut diamond set on a delicate, diamond accented band. The elegant simplicity of the ring’s design allows the gorgeous center diamond to be the focal point, and the minimalist design is reflective of Bushnell’s down-to-earth personality.

Lauren’s ring is on trend, as emerald cut engagement rings are becoming increasingly popular. Many celebrities including J.Lo and Jennifer Lawrence have recently opted for this particular diamond shape. Elongated diamonds—including emeralds, elongated cushions and ovals—create a flattering look as their shape lengthens the wearer’s finger. Additionally, Chris knew he had picked the right ring for his fiancé-to-be as the couple had gone ring shopping together “just for fun,” five months prior to the proposal, another trend we’ve seen in the engagement ring shopping process. In a recent survey, we found that 77 percent of respondents said they would prefer to go engagement ring shopping together.

Lauren’s previous engagement ring, from Bachelor star Ben Higgins, was an Art Deco style ring featuring a 4.25 carat radiant cut diamond surrounded by over 240 round and baguette cut diamonds.

For fans hoping to emulate Lauren’s engagement ring style, we’ve rounded up our favorite lookalike rings below!

Viviana Diamond Ring

Luxe Elodie Diamond Ring

Valencia Diamond Ring

Elodie Ring

Lissome Diamond Ring

Final Thoughts

Do you love the look of Lauren’s new ring? Which lookalike is your favorite? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below!

 

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Discover Virtual Try-On!

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:57

 

Our new Virtual Try-On feature allows you to see your favorite Brilliant Earth setting on you!

Take a photo with your phone to see your favorite engagement ring setting (or a few) on your hand. You can also see what different combinations of diamond shapes, carat weights, and metal types look best on you.

Try It Yourself 1. Select “Virtual Try-On” on your favorite ring setting page. 2. Snap a shot of your hand or upload a picture from your phone. 3. Customize with your favorite diamond shape, carat size, and precious metal. 4. Save your image or share it with a friend!

Final Thoughts

Which engagement ring is your favorite? Share your Virtual Try-On photo with us on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter by using #BrilliantEarth!

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Decoding Secret Florence

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:28
Brick-and-mortar retail is alive and well in the Renaissance city, a true wonderland for shoppers. But to find the best addresses, you need insider tips.
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Can These Significant Others Guess Which Ring Their Partner Designed?

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:33

 

Buzzfeed enlisted three couples in a challenge to design their significant other’s dream engagement ring.

In this challenge, half of the participants were tasked to create a one-of-a-kind engagement ring from the Brilliant Earth website that they thought best matched the hints their significant others had dropped, as well as their unique style and taste. After the rings were created, their S.O.’s were challenged to guess which ring was designed for them from a selection of five Brilliant Earth engagement rings; the Reverie Ring, Ballad Diamond Ring, Elodie Ring, Waverly Diamond Ring and Selene Diamond Ring.

 

What stood out most to the couples was the unique design elements of the rings, with one person noting the “delicate, rose gold” setting of the Selene Diamond Ring and that the ring “feels really personalized.” Other couples commented on the intricacy of the diamond detailing in the gallery of the Waverly Diamond Ring.

After being told that the rings were made from ethically sourced materials, one participant said, “Every time you look at it you can feel comfortable about it and feel good about the decision.” We couldn’t agree more!

Shop the looks Reverie Ring

 

At once feminine and contemporary, this ring divides into graceful ribbons of precious metal that intertwine and embrace the center gemstone, securing it with claw prongs.

Selene Diamond Ring

 

Classic simplicity defines this delicate setting, which features a thin precious metal band that gently tapers towards a diamond accent on each side of the center gem.

Waverly Diamond Ring

 

Featuring a sparkling halo of diamonds, this ring is at once unique and eye-catching. Scalloped pavé diamonds and a diamond encrusted gallery add to the brilliance of this ring.

Ballad Diamond Ring

 

This classic engagement ring features sparkling scalloped pavé diamonds that extend one half of the way around the ring. The center gem appears to float above the delicate band.

Elodie Ring

 

This elegant solitaire features an open basket with claw prongs that cradle the center gem. The petite band adds to the sleek, classic look of this ring.

Final Thoughts

Do you drop hints to your S.O.? Share with us on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below

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All About June Birthstones

Brilliant Earth - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 22:01

 

If you’re a June birthday baby or are shopping for one, you have lots of options when it comes to birthstone jewelry.

Pearl and moonstone are two of  June’s birthstones, and both of these gems have a rich history and unique beauty. Birthstone jewelry also makes a heartfelt gift for a new mom who has had a June baby.  Here’s the scoop on June’s extraordinary birthstones:

June Birthstone History

For centuries pearls were the most valuable gem. They were treasured in ancient cultures around the world, and the 1500s of Tudor England were known as the Pearl Age. Ancient Chinese cultures believed that wearing pearls protected you from fire and dragons, and other cultures have associated them with chastity and modesty. In Victorian England small seed pearls were often used in mourning jewelry to symbolize tears.

In the early 1900s people in Asia discovered how to create cultured pearls by carefully placing a small nucleus into a living oyster, which then forms a pearl around the nucleus. Since the invention of the culturing technique, which allows pearls to be created in oyster farms, pearls have become less expensive than they once were. However, these lustrous gems are as beautiful as ever, whether cultured or wild-harvested, saltwater or freshwater, luminous white or one of the many other colors in which pearls naturally occur. Pearls are incredibly versatile, at once a go-to accessory for First Ladies and society matrons and beloved by cutting-edge fashion lovers like Rihanna.

Moonstone exhibits an almost magical, multicolored glow called adularescence, caused by light scattering between the mineral’s internal layers. This dreamy quality made it popular with artistic Art Nouveau jewelers, and moonstone is frequently seen in jewelry from that design era. It regained popularity during the hippie era of the 1960s and 70s, because of its otherworldly appearance.

Hindu mythology has said that moonstone is made of moonbeams, and many other cultures connect moonstone with moonlight because its multi-hued glow resembles the look of moonlight on the water or seen through thin clouds. With the recent popularity of vampire stories moonstone has had some big pop culture moments: The character Bella wears a moonstone ring in the film versions of the Twilight series, and rumor has it that True Blood star Anna Paquin’s real-life engagement ring features a moonstone (though some sources say that the center gem is a rough cut diamond, and the star hasn’t spilled the details).

June Birthstone Jewelry: Pearl

Pearls are prized for their natural beauty, rarity, and unique appeal. Pearls grow naturally in mollusks. Pearls can vary in color, from a bright white, to peach and pink, and even to deep blues and greys, all with a luminous and satin sheen. They are known to evoke light, warmth, and love, and make the perfect gift for those born in June. This June birthstone looks great in modern designs, but we also love vintage pearl jewelry.

Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings

A beautifully matched pair of premium Akoya cultured pearls are mounted on classic white gold push back posts, exuding elegance and beauty.

Sea of Cortez Cultured Pearl Pendant with Diamond Accent

This mesmerizing cultured pearl pendant has a milgrained diamond accent and hangs from a beautiful 18″ cable chain. The eco-friendly pearl has a rich bright luster, and shimmers with a spectrum of iridescent hues.

Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Twist Pendant

This spectacular pendant is crafted in recycled sterling silver and features a lustrous premium round Akoya cultured pearl centered in a delightfully sculptural twist.

June Birthstone Jewelry: Moonstone

Moonstones are recognized for their stunning earthy glow. They range from very translucent to opaque in appearance. Their beauty is often described as mysterious or otherworldly. Vintage moonstone jewelry makes for a magical June birthday gift.

The Briggs Ring

Classic and timelessly chic, this Edwardian-style ring features a lustrous moonstone set with unmistakable vintage allure.

The Kaladar Ring

Utterly unique, this Retro-era moonstone ring features decorative prongs and two baguette-cut diamond accents.

Pearl Halo Diamond Earrings

A moonstone is surrounded by a halo of sapphire cabochons in this Retro-era ring.

The Cinta Ring

A luminous rose colored cultured pearl rests at the center of a diamond halo in this unique Edwardian-era 10K yellow gold and sterling silver ring.

The Ivett Ring

Dating from the 1830’s, this extremely rare and unique Georgian-era ring showcases a natural pearl placed amongst a bursting sterling silver halo of diamond accents, all resting atop a lustrous 10K rose gold band.

The Badden Ring

This majestic Victorian-era ring effortlessly holds a center round moonstone cabochon in a warm 10K yellow gold setting.

Final Thoughts

Which June birthstone is your favorite—or is it too hard to choose just one?  Let us know on InstagramFacebookTwitter or in the comments section!

 

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These Are the Best Rolex Watches for Every Special Occasion

JustLuxe - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:34

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How to Find Out Her Ring Size Without Her Knowing

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 17:00

 

Brilliant Earth jewelry expert Jessica Anand is frequently asked by our customers about how they can find out their girlfriend’s ring size without her knowing. Here we’ve shared some of Jessica’s best tips and tricks!

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1. Be Subtle

If you are absolutely set on a surprise proposal but you still want to find out her ring size directly from the source, ask your girlfriend in a very subtle, smooth way. You can pretend, for example, that you are going to buy a ring for your mom/sister/aunt/niece etc. Make sure that this pretend recipient is someone whose hands are similar in size to your girlfriend. Casually ask what her ring size is for reference. If you really want to beef up the ruse, purchase an inexpensive ring and show it to her. Have her try it on and everything! Maybe afterward you can actually give that ring to your mom/sister/aunt/niece to appease your guilty conscience!

 

2. Ask Her Friends

A great way to find out her ring size is to ask one of her friends. Friends occasionally have this insight! And, if the friend doesn’t know right away, she can be the one to ask (nonchalantly). Even better, ask the friend to take your girlfriend engagement ring shopping “for fun.” Have her get professionally sized and ask her friend to report back to you. It’s best to choose a friend who might have once had acting aspirations!

 

3. Borrow One of her Rings

Another method is to snag one of her old rings for a day. You need to be careful with this method because it might backfire on you! Make sure that you grab a ring that she wears on a similarly sized finger, the ring finger of her right hand being the optimal choice (unless, of course, she wears a ring on her left ring finger, which is less likely). Even if you bring in a thumb ring we can usually come up with a close approximation of what size her ring finger will be. If you choose this option, make sure that you choose a ring that isn’t overly important to her and wouldn’t cause any emotional distress if she notices it missing!

 

4. Leave a Trace

If you are terrified of losing one of her rings try this method instead. Take one of her rings and place it on a piece of paper. Draw a circle on the inside and outside of the ring. Do this several times to make sure that your ring traces look consistent. We can usually figure out the diameter of her ring from your sketch!

 

5. Enlist a Friend

If one of your partner’s friends is engaged, ask her friend to let your girlfriend try on the ring. This will put you in a ballpark size range to start out with. You can also use this as an opportunity to ask what she thought of her friend’s ring (in private) and try to do a little sleuthing as to what style of ring she would like for herself.

 

6. Compare Fingers

This method is a little more difficult, but if you are desperate, go ahead and try it out! When you are holding her hand,see if one of her fingers is similar in size to a finger of yours. For example, her ring finger might be as big as your pinky. This method isn’t amazingly accurate, but the more information we have on her ring size the closer we can get!

 

7. Ask Your Partner!

There are some people in this world who like to do things the hard way, and then there are those who are very straightforward. If you and your partner have been discussing marriage for quite some time, ask her outright what her ring size is! Don’t worry though— you can still have the element of surprise. After all, she doesn’t know when you’re going to ask her, or how! If she doesn’t know her ring size, she can find it using our printable ring sizing guide.

 

Keep in Mind:

The two most accurate ways to confirm ring size are to come in and have your partner sized by us in person or have them visit a local jeweler. Using one or several of the methods above will result in a very good approximation, but there is always the risk that it will be slightly off.

Please note that for custom designed rings, we highly recommend visiting a local jeweler or coming in and having her finger sized with us, as custom pieces are final sale and may not be able to be resized in the future. Err on a larger size so that it will be guaranteed to slip over her finger when you propose.

Interesting Ring Size Facts:
  • Our dominant hands tend to be slightly bigger (so make sure you are measuring for her left!)
  • The most common women’s ring size is 6 to 6.5.
  • Wider rings have a tighter fit than thinner bands, so if you borrow a ring for us to measure, try to make sure that it is the same width as the ring you plan on purchasing.
  • Brilliant Earth is happy to ship you a free ring sizer, so that you can measure your ring size in the comfort of your home!

 

 

What if I just can’t figure out the size?

If you simply can’t figure out the size or you don’t want to risk it, consider choosing a temporary setting to propose with. Our temporary setting is our 18K White Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Ring. You have sixty days to propose, have her properly sized, and send the ring back. Once you have her perfect size, we can set your diamond in your ideal setting.  This way she gets to see the diamond you chose, but there isn’t the risk of having to resize the actual setting. Please contact us about this option, so we can explain the exact process to you! This is also a great option for those who don’t know whether to purchase an engagement ring before or after proposing.

Good luck!

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7 Snapchats Every Bride-to-Be Should Follow

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 18:42

 

Pinterest account with boards for flowers, food, table décor and more? Check. Instagram profile following celebrity event planners? Obviously!

These reliable sources of wedding-related visuals are musts for the modern bride-to-be, and now there’s yet another type of social media feed you can mine for inspo: Snapchat.

Snapchat isn’t just good for sending goofy gifs to your friends and keeping up with Kardashians—it can be an essential engagement and wedding planning resource. By following wedding-related brands and style influencers you get a real-time window on everything that’s happening in the world of engagements, bridal fashion and event planning.

These are seven Snapchats that we think every engaged (or soon to be) couple should tune in to:

BrilliantEarth: Follow us on Snapchat to be among the first to know about new ring designs, get an insider glimpse of our showrooms, see news from our jewelry designers, and enter Snapchat-exclusive jewelry giveaways. To start following us just take a photo of our Snapcode (above) using Snapchat, or search for our Snapchat handle, brilliantearth, in the app!

SMPweddings: Style Me Pretty’s feed offers a visual feast of wedding planning beauty via showroom visits and chic registry launches, chats with floral designers about creating tablescapes, as well as practical tips on topics like bridal party games.

TheKnot: Fun first looks at décor ideas, bridal beauty treatments, calligraphy classes and more, through the lens of The Knot’s wedding experts.

WeddingWire: This online guide to wedding vendors walks you through places like the accessories department at Kleinfeld’s and letterpress studios, with an uncontrived tone that lets you feel like you are tagging along in real time.

Bridesmag: From bachelorette parties in the Hamptons to wedding planning in Santa Barbara, the Brides Magazine Snapchat is a travelogue of dreamy destinations.

Bridalguide: Go behind the scenes at photo shoots to be the very first to know what’s next in bridal fashion and wedding style.

KleinfeldBridal: If you can’t make it to New York to shop this legendary bridal emporium and setting for Say Yes to the Dress you can feel like you’re there by following the store’s Snapchat.

Final Thoughts

Do you have a favorite wedding-related Snapchat? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!

 

 

 

 

 

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Gender Neutral Wedding Rings

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 05/29/2019 - 21:54

 

Your wedding day should be a celebration of who and what you love, and the jewelry you wear should be a reflection of that.

A symbol of love and commitment, wedding rings are meant to celebrate love of all kinds. Whether through the relationships we have, the ways we like to dress, or even the jewelry we wear, we all should have the freedom to express ourselves in a way that feels right.

What we wear is an extension of ourselves, and we believe in wearing what makes you feel like your most comfortable self. Commemorating one of the most special moments in your life, your wedding ring should especially celebrate your own unique form of love and expression. From classic designs to contemporary silhouettes, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite gender-neutral wedding rings. Discover the perfect ring for your special day below.

 

3mm Comfort Fit Wedding Ring

A classic and timeless choice, the 3mm Comfort Fit Wedding Ring features a rounded inside edge for increased comfort.

Etan Diamond Ring

The Etan Diamond Ring features a glittering sole diamond that rests upon a petite lustrous metal band. This delicate ring was designed to fit precisely within the Nate Wedding Ring; the two coming together to form the perfect pairing.

Nate Wedding Ring

The Nate Wedding Ring features a matte brushed finish and a unique silhouette. This ring was designed to fit perfectly with the Etan Diamond Ring, symbolizing unity.

Apollo Diamond Wedding Ring

Modern and distinct, the Apollo Diamond Wedding Ring features a vertical baguette diamond accent set within a matte brushed band. The softened inside edge provides increased comfort for daily wear.

Darby Diamond Ring

A slightly more delicate take on the single baguette accent, the Darby Diamond Ring is a sleek and contemporary alternative to the classic wedding band.

Borealis Diamond Ring

The eye-catching Borealis Diamond Ring features a sparkling diamond that is flush set in a soft matte metal band. The ring’s width, along with the addition of a single diamond accent make for a distinctive look.

Twisted Vine Ring

A beautiful nature-inspired wedding ring, the Twisted Vine Ring features lustrous strands of precious metal that gracefully weave together and intertwine.

Chevron Ring

The Chevron Ring features a smooth strand of precious metal that glides down the finger to create a chevron shape. The unique silhouette of the ring adds its chic and contemporary feel.

Rae Diamond Ring

As a single diamond sparkles from within a petite lustrous metal band, the Rae Diamond Ring creates a look that is both subtle and distinct.

Ellora Diamond Ring

The glittering Ellora Diamond Ring features French pavé diamonds that gracefully extend halfway down the band, creating an elegant look that promises to never go out of style.

Pear Bezel Diamond Ring

Pairing classic simplicity with a unique diamond shape, the Pear Bezel Diamond Ring features a sparkling diamond bezel-set within a sleek metal band.

Etta Diamond Ring

The graceful Etta Diamond Ring features a cluster of three round diamonds set in sculpted shared prongs. A slight taper in the band draws the eye towards the sparking center diamonds.

Mobius Wedding Ring

Featuring a distinctive twist, the Mobius Wedding Ring is a contemporary take on the eternity symbol. The high polish of this ring creates a beautifully fluid effect.

Cosima Diamond Ring

Captivating and unique, the Cosima Diamond Ring beautifully complements the Mobius Wedding Ring as ribbons of metal and pavé diamonds twist three-fourths of the way around the band.

Final Thoughts

Which of these wedding rings is your favorite? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Is Time Up for the World’s Largest Watch and Jewelry Fair?

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 05:00
Baselworld’s new director says consumers will become the show’s focus. Rolex and Patek Philippe have signed on, but other brands already have left.
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5 Rings Like Hilary Duff’s Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:10

Hilary Duff’s Engagement Ring via Instagram @hilaryduff

This is what dreams are made of! Congratulations to the newly engaged couple Hilary Duff and Matthew Koma.

Hilary’s elegant and timeless ring appears to feature a cushion cut solitaire diamond set on a split shank of white gold or platinum. Her ring is on trend with what we’re currently seeing in the celebsphere, as many celebrities including J.Lo, Jennifer Lawrence and Katherine Schwarzenegger have recently opted for fancy shaped (non-round) diamonds. Cushion cut diamonds in particular remain popular among celebrities, most recently spotted on the hand of Priyanka Chopra from fiancé (now husband!) Nick Jonas. Hilary’s last engagement ring (to Mike Comrie) also appeared to feature a cushion or princess diamond in a three stone setting —showing her affinity for square-shaped diamonds.

For fans hoping to emulate Hilary’s style, we’ve rounded up our favorite lookalike rings below!

Reverie Ring

Fortuna Diamond Ring

Muse Ring

Lena Diamond Ring

Flair diamond Ring

Final Thoughts

Do you love the look of Hilary’s new ring? Which lookalike is your favorite? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Quiz: Find Your Perfect Bridal Set Based on Your Dream Wedding!

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 23:33

While engagement and wedding rings can be worn in a variety of ways, the most common way to wear them is stacked together on the left ring finger.

Bridal sets perfectly pair engagement and wedding rings that share similar design elements, such as diamond accents, milgrain detailing, or specific silhouettes. The pairing of complementary styles creates a harmonious and symmetrical look, making bridal sets an increasingly popular choice. Ranging in styles from modern to nature-inspired, plan your dream wedding to find the bridal set that best matches your aesthetic!


Find your Perfect Bridal Set Based on Your Dream Wedding!

 

Plan your dream wedding to find the bridal set uniquely suited to you

Aria Diamond Ring

 

With a style that is at once unique and understated, the Aria Diamond Ring reflects your love of things simple and yet distinctly you.

The Aria Diamond exudes classic simplicity, with two pear-shaped diamond accents gently framing each side of the center gem. A thin precious metal band gently tapers in the center, adding to the elegance of this look.

Nouveau Diamond Ring

 

Artistic and unique, the Nouveau Diamond Ring perfectly represents your creative spirit.

The Nouveau Diamond Ring features an eye-catching chevron-shaped band adorned with shimmering pavé diamonds. The silhouette and sparkle of this ring are reminiscent of the Art Nouveau era, while adding a contemporary twist.

Chamise Diamond Ring

 

Sleek and modern, the Chamise Diamond Ring is the perfect reflection of your chic, contemporary character.

A fresh take on the classic solitaire, the Chamise Diamond Ring showcases a unique silhouette as ribbons of precious metal gently divide on either side of the center gemstone.

Willow Diamond Ring

 

Exquisite and nature-inspired, the Willow Diamond Ring perfectly represents nature-lovers like yourself!

Combining natural elegance and breathtaking sparkle the Willow Diamond Ring features wispy vines of precious metal that blossom into beautiful marquise diamond buds around the center gem.

Reina Diamond Ring

 

Regal and distinct, the uniquely-shaped Reina Diamond Ring is the perfect embodiment of your love for the finer things in life.

The Reina diamond ring features diamond accents that surround an intricate halo. Pavé diamonds run halfway across the rose gold band, adding a touch of sparkle to this look.

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Final Thoughts

Which bridal set did you get? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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It Took More Than 40 Days to Make This Cartier Necklace

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:00
Capturing one incredible piece in the middle of its creation. This month: a collar meant to resemble an exploding nebula.
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Celebrity Inspired Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 01:35
Jennifer Lopez’s Engagement Ring via Instagram @people

 

At Brilliant Earth, we’re always paying attention to the latest trends in engagement rings, and one that’s recently caught our eye (and the eyes of many celebrities!) is emerald cut diamonds.

A sophisticated rectangular shape with geometric facets, emerald diamonds are treasured for their elegant silhouette. With celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyoncé, Amal Clooney, and more all wearing emerald cut engagement rings, it is the most sought-after step cut fancy shape.

Emerald Cut Diamonds

Like other square or rectangular shapes, emerald diamonds are known as a step cut diamonds, which offer a different type of appeal from a classic round cut diamond. Step cut diamonds offer exceptional clarity and a distinctive look when set in engagement rings. Instead of the brilliance typically offered by a round diamond, step cut diamonds produce a prismatic reflection which creates a mirrored staircase look – hence the name!

A striking and sophisticated choice, discover some of our favorite celebrity-inspired emerald diamond rings below!

Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

With a delicate band, the Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring evokes the classic beauty epitomized by women like Amal Clooney. Clooney’s engagement ring features similar tapered baguette diamonds framing the center emerald diamond.

Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit Ring

Petite and delicate, the classic Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit Ring features four prongs that cradle a horizontally set emerald cut diamond for a distinct look.

Piper Diamond Ring

Captivating baguette diamonds are prong-set and vertically aligned in the elegant Piper Diamond Ring, brilliantly complementing the center emerald cut.

Waverly Diamond Ring

The sparkling Waverly Diamond Ring features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the center diamond and adorn the band. A diamond-encrusted gallery makes this ring truly spectacular.

Elodie Ring

An elegant and timeless solitaire, the Elodie Ring features an open basket with claw prongs that cradle the center gem. The petite band adds to the sleek, classic look of this ring.  Plus, it resembles the new stunner that Jennifer Lopez just received from A-Rod!

Fortuna Diamond Ring

The exceptional Fortuna Diamond Ring features a halo of diamond accents that curve gently around the center diamond for a distinctive look. Two rows of pavé diamonds sparkle on the contemporary split shank band, while a surprise row of diamond accents on the bridge completes this glamorous look. Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver rocks a similar style ring!

Horizontal Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring

The dainty Horizontal Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring features sheer sparkle that extends halfway around the ring with a horizontally set center diamond for a striking look.

Ballad Diamond Ring

A classic engagement ring, the Ballad Diamond Ring features sparkling scalloped pavé diamonds that extend one half of the way around the ring. The center diamond appears to float above the delicate band.

Reina Diamond Ring

Unique and elegant, a regal halo of diamond accents surrounds a shimmering center emerald cut diamond in the dazzling Reina Diamond Ring.

Provence Diamond Ring

The timeless Provence Diamond Ring features a petite band that sweeps up to embrace the center gemstone in delicate claw prongs. This elegant style resembles the ring Jennifer Lawrence received from beau Cooke Maroney.

Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring

The dazzling Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring features prong-set emerald cut diamonds that encircle the finger for a timeless, eye-catching look. Queen Letizia of Spain wears a style that is similar!

Final Thoughts

Which of these emerald cut engagement rings is your favorite? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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The Perfect Grad Gifts Under $250

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 23:31

 

As graduation season approaches, give your loved ones a gift to hold on to for years to come.

Graduation is a time to celebrate years of hard work, laughter, tears and meaningful friendships made. As your loved ones celebrate this milestone, commemorate the occasion with a gift that they can carry with them as they embark on future adventures. We’ve compiled a list of timeless graduation gifts that mark this momentous achievement while promising to never go out of style – Whether a classic pendant or statement earrings, find the perfect gift under $250 for your favorite graduate!

Silver Mountain Range Diamond Pendant

 

Drawing inspiration from nature’s immense beauty, the Silver Mountain Range Diamond Pendant is at once delicate and magnificent as a sterling silver mountain range sparkles with a diamond accent.

Silver Juniper Diamond Earrings

 

The nature-inspired Silver Juniper Diamond Earrings feature glittering diamonds that rest within lustrous metal branches of juniper for a graceful and elegant look.

Diamond Bezel Bracelet

 

At once elegant and timeless, the Silver Diamond Bezel Bracelet showcases a bezel-set diamond on a delicate cable chain. The length of the bracelet can be adjusted from 6″ to 7″ to suit individual preference.

Silver Amethyst Stud Earrings

 

The Silver Amethyst Stud Earrings beautifully showcase the deep purple hue of this striking gemstone. The amethysts are set in basket settings for a sophisticated look.

Silver Magnolia Diamond Earrings

Beautiful and feminine, the Silver Magnolia Diamond Earrings feature glimmering diamonds that rest at the center of lustrous silver sculpted petals.

Silver North Star Diamond Pendant

 

Featuring a star-set diamond within a disc of silver, the Silver North Star Diamond Pendant shines with an ever present guiding light.

Silver Petite Huggie Diamond Earrings

 

As scalloped pavé diamonds adorn delicate hoops of sterling silver, the Silver Petite Diamond Huggie Earrings are a chic and timeless addition to any wardrobe.

Silver Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings

 

The Silver Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings feature a beautifully matched pair of premium Akoya cultured pearls that shine with classic grace and beauty.

Silver Marquesa Strand Diamond Necklace

 

Subtly sparkling, the Silver Marquesa Strand Diamond Necklace features diamonds that shimmer from the center of kite-shaped designs evenly spaced along an elegant chain.

Silver Sapphire Wave Pendant

 

Drawing inspiration from the sea, the Silver Sapphire Wave Pendant exudes a sense of serenity as it gracefully suspends from a delicate sterling silver chain.

Silver Pavé Bar Diamond Earrings

 

Perfect for everyday wear, the Silver Pavé Bar Diamond Earrings feature two sleek sterling silver bars that glimmer with pavé-set diamonds for a contemporary and chic look.

Silver Astrid Diamond Pendant

 

Emanating light and beauty, the Silver Astrid Diamond Pendant features an array of diamonds flush set in a lustrous concave disc of silver.

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