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Unique Three Stone Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 00:51
Three stone engagement rings are unique in their ability to tell a story while making a statement. As the name implies, three stone engagement rings feature two side stones framing a center gem. Many couples appreciate the rich symbolism of this engagement ring design, with some believing that the three stones represent a couple’s past, present and future or friendship, love, and fidelity. Thought to be a more classic style, three stone engagement rings have recently grown in popularity following the reveal of Meghan Markle’s stunning yellow gold three stone engagement ring. Contemporary three stone rings stand out for their versatility. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite three stone engagement rings.   Aria Diamond Ring

With two pear shaped diamonds gracefully framing the center diamond, the Aria Diamond Ring exudes classic simplicity. The elegance of this ring is further accentuated by the pairing of its delicate precious metal band with a chic oval diamond.   Selene Diamond Ring

Sophisticated and understated, the Selene Diamond Ring features a band that gently tapers towards diamond accents on each side of the center diamond. With its delicate accents and subtle sparkle, this ring epitomizes understated elegance. Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

The Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring features a unique, nature-inspired take on the three stone engagement ring style. With strands of pavé diamonds entwining a lustrous metal band, the ring combines intricacy with an organic, natural feel. Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

  In the Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring, bar-set baguette diamonds perfectly complement the emerald-cut center diamond. The captivating, art deco-inspired shape of the diamond side stones adds a modern twist to this classic ring.   Lyra Diamond Ring

A chic take on the classic three stone design, the Lyra Diamond Ring features shimmering pavé diamond accents that frame the three central diamonds. With its intricate diamond detailing, this ring combines the romanticism of vintage rings with contemporary design.   Piper Diamond Ring

In the Piper Diamond Ring, vertically-aligned baguette diamonds frame the center gem to create a striking silhouette. The bold, architectural quality of the side stones makes this ring ideal for the bride looking to make a statement!   Final Thoughts Which of these three stone rings are your favorites? Does the added symbolism of this ring design appeal to you? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!    
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Five Things T Editors Are Really Into Right Now

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:56
A by-no-means exhaustive list of items we like, including not-dorky boat shoes, super soft T-shirts and a poster of trash.
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Fish Teeth, Bones or Skin Find Their Way Into Jewelry

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:56
One-of-a-kind pieces trimmed in silver or brass.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 22:30
 

Gift with heart this Valentine’s Day! Surprise your loved one with the gift of beautiful, ethical fine jewelry.

See what our team is currently loving, with options at every price point. From sparkling earrings to elegant necklaces, these designs are the perfect choice for your special someone! Under $250 Diamond Bezel Bracelet

Both elegant and timeless, this bracelet features a scintillating bezel-set diamond on a delicate cable chain.

Astrid Pendant

Emanating light and beauty, this magnificent pendant features an array of shimmering diamonds flush set in a lustrous precious metal disc.

Juniper Diamond Earrings 

Delicate branches curve up the ear for a look of natural beauty. Glittering diamonds rest in lustrous metal in these stunning diamond earrings.

Under $500 Dewdrop Diamond Pendant 

A glimmering round diamond rests within a soft bezel setting as an integrated bail allows for graceful movement along the chain. The natural elegance of this delicate pendant makes it a perfect option for everyday wear.

Riata Diamond Pendant 

Four bezel-set diamonds are effortlessly suspended along a lustrous silver chain in this sleek lariat-style necklace.

Opal Stud Earrings 

Fashion forward with classic sophistication, these striking opals are set in comfortable basket settings.

Under $750 Pointe Diamond Pendant 

This stunning white gold pendant features a tapering row of shimmering scalloped pavé diamonds for an elegant and contemporary look.

Ivy Diamond Earrings 

Round and marquise diamonds rest in a curved row in these dazzling crawler earrings. These chic, nature-inspired earrings are perfect for any occasion.

Diamond Pavé Bar Bracelet 

A lustrous white gold bar is adorned with pavé-set diamonds, creating a beautifully simple bracelet that is perfect for everyday wear.

Under $1000 Diamond Huggie Earrings 

These captivating huggie hoop earrings feature a row of shimmering prong-set diamonds set in lustrous white gold. Secured with hinged latch backs, these diamond earrings are perfect for every day wear.

Baguette Diamond Cluster Earrings 

These elegant and captivating stud earrings feature clusters of baguette cut diamonds set in lustrous white gold. These luxurious diamond earrings are eye-catching and incredibly unique.

Tiara Diamond Ring

This delicate ring achieves a romantic, antique look with alternating round and marquise-shaped settings encompassing one-third of the shank.

Flair Diamond Ring 

Shimmering scalloped pavé diamonds flow halfway down this band, creating a subtly curved chevron shape. This elegant ring can be worn individually or stacked with other stylish rings to make a statement.

Under $2000 Luxe Shared Prong Diamond Hoop Earrings 

These glamorous white gold hoop earrings feature dazzling prong set diamonds with simple latch backs to keep them perfectly in place.

Jardinière Diamond Ring 

This nature-inspired ring features two glistening rows of alternating marquise and round diamond accents. A subtle curved split in the band enhances the ring’s delicate feel.

Cadenza Halo Diamond Earrings 

Delicate and romantic, these vintage-inspired earrings glitter in the light. An ornate halo design and light-catching milgrain creates a one-of-a-kind look.

Under $3000 Diamond Stud Earrings 

Choose from our wide selection of diamond stud earrings to find the perfect pair for any occasion.  Brilliant Earth offers you the ability to select your metal type and diamond characteristics to create your own pair of brilliant round diamond studs.

Lab Diamond Tennis Bracelet (2 carat)

This eye-catching tennis bracelet embellishes the wrist with 2 carats of shimmering lab created diamonds individually set in lustrous white gold links.

Lotus Flower Diamond Pendant 

A floral diamond halo blooms around the center diamond in this exquisite white gold pendant.

Over $3,000 Quintessa Diamond Ring 

This striking ring features five bezel-set round brilliant diamonds encircled by glittering pavé-set diamond accents for a sparkling, vintage-inspired look.

Lab Diamond Tennis Bracelet (7 carat)

This eye-catching tennis bracelet embellishes the wrist with 7 carats of shimmering lab created diamonds individually set in lustrous white gold links.

Stella Sapphire and Diamond Earrings 

The enchanting beauty of vibrant cushion cut blue sapphires is masterfully enhanced by dazzling marquise and pear cut diamonds, like stars lighting up the night sky.

FINAL THOUGHTS Which fine jewelry gift would you want to receive this season? Share your favorites with us below in the comments, or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
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Non-Traditional Wedding Rings

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 23:27
Often considered the less exciting cousin to the engagement ring, wedding rings have evolved far beyond the simple precious metal bands that we’ve come to associate them with. As more and more brides favor styles that express their individual personalities, wedding ring designs have become just as unique and varied as that of engagement rings. What is a wedding ring? The first examples of wedding rings date back to Ancient Egypt, where the circular band served as a symbol of eternal love and commitment. To keep one’s spouse close, wedding rings were worn on the left ring finger, as Ancient Egyptians believed that this was the location of a vein that lead directly to the heart. For many people today, wedding rings continue to symbolize love and commitment between two individuals and remain most commonly worn on the ring finger of the left hand. Not to be confused with an engagement ring, wedding rings are typically exchanged in front of friends and family at a ceremony, and are only worn after the marriage has taken place. An engagement ring, on the other hand, often includes a center diamond or precious gemstone and is presented as part of a proposal and worn in the lead up to, as well as after the wedding. However, we see many couples breaking tradition and choosing to wear alternative engagement ring styles with no center gemstone, wearing only wedding bands, or opting for many other beautiful alternatives. What is a bridal set?   Although engagement and wedding rings can be worn separately, the most common way to wear the rings is to stack them together on the ring finger. For those looking to perfectly pair the two rings, a bridal set is an ideal choice. A bridal set includes an engagement and wedding ring with similar detailing and accents, such that both rings come together to form a harmonious, symmetrical pairing. Unique Wedding Rings   To help find the wedding ring style that best suits you, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite unique wedding ring designs. While each of these designs comes as a bridal set, they are distinct enough to be worn on their own. With their intricate diamond detailing, decorative metalwork and striking silhouettes, these wedding rings are great alternatives for the non-traditional bride. Flair Diamond Ring

  Featuring a subtle chevron shape, the Flair Diamond Ring is a chic, contemporary take on the traditional wedding ring. With scalloped pavé diamonds accenting the band’s geometric shape, this ring is the perfect balance of delicate and bold. Wren Diamond Ring

Understated and elegant, the Wren Diamond Ring pairs minimalist design with versatility. The delicate diamonds on either end of the lustrous band leave a small opening in the center, allowing the Wren to perfectly fit many engagement ring styles when stacked. Astra Diamond Ring

The Astra Diamond Ring contrasts its sleek, modern gold band with subtle diamond accents that are organically positioned along its side. The result is a design that is at once contemporary and timeless. Crown Diamond Ring

With its intricate detailing and regal quality, the appropriately named Crown Diamond Ring is a sophisticated alternative to the traditional wedding ring style. Here, exquisite milgrain detailing and diamond accents come together to create a unique feel. Crescent Diamond Ring

The Crescent Diamond Ring features a diamond-accented crescent center that delicately frames and accentuates many engagement ring pairings. Sparkling diamond accents and an unusual silhouette also make this ring subtly stand out when worn on its own. Lunette Diamond Ring

Bold and striking, the Lunette Diamond Ring contrasts a sleek, simple band with intricate diamond detailing. The use of a pear-shaped diamond center creates an strikingly distinctive look. Nouveau Diamond Ring

The Nouveau Diamond Ring features an eye-catching chevron-shaped band, adorned with shimmering pavé diamonds. The silhouette and sparkle of the ring are reminiscent of the Art Nouveau era, while adding a contemporary twist. Final Thoughts Which non-traditional wedding rings are your favorites? Are there any other styles that you would add to this list?  Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
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You Know Your Diamond’s Cut and Carat. But Does It Have Ethical Origins?

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 03:00
Most buyers have no clue where their gems come from, and whether they are “blood diamonds.” Now, jewelers like Tiffany, hoping to attract millennials, are opening up their supply chains.
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January Birthstone Jewelry

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:17
Struggling to find the perfect January birthday gift? If you’re shopping for someone born in January, a piece of jewelry featuring the month’s birthstone will make for a timeless treasure. Individuals born in January are associated with the garnet birthstone. Garnets are known for their rich, vivid colors and are associated with peace and prosperity. Garnets are typically thought of as being deep red. But did you know that these gems also come in red-orange, green, and purple? In fact, garnets embrace the greatest color range of any mineral. Discover some of our favorite garnet jewelry pieces for the January birthday in your life! Garnet Halo Diamond Earrings

These mesmerizing earrings feature richly hued pyrope garnet centers surrounded by a stunning halo of pavé-set diamonds. The martini setting allows the earring to sit flush with the ear for maximum comfort. The Wallace Ring

This Edwardian-era ring catches the eye with a gorgeous garnet set within a unique geometric setting. The 14K white band flaunts floral engravings, adding graceful contrast to this chic piece. The Oro Ring

This mesmerizing piece exudes Victorian-era charm, boasting a glimmering oval-shaped tsavorite garnet set between two opal cabochons in a classically styled 14K yellow gold setting, engraved with the initials “J.H.W.”, adding an air of vintage romance. Garnet Twist Pendant

This spectacular pendant is crafted in lustrous silver and features a richly hued round garnet centered in a delightfully sculptural twist. The Electa Ring

A vibrant orange-red garnet rests between two glittering diamonds in this stunning 10K rose gold Victorian-style engagement ring. Garnet Stud Earrings

These classic earrings feature a matched pair of richly hued garnets secured in classic four-prong basket settings with comfortable push back posts for pierced ears. Create Your Own Garnet Ring

This striking Red Round Garnet has been hand selected by our GIA-certified gemologists for its exceptional characteristics and rarity. Choose from a wide selection of settings to design something truly one-of-a-kind! Final Thoughts Which January birthstone piece is your favorite? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages, or leave us a comment below!
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Hamilton Watches Honors Movie Makers at Its Star-Studded Behind the Camera Awards

JustLuxe - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:45

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Top Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 20:29
    At Brilliant Earth we spend our days helping couples select the rings that symbolize their love and commitment, and designing rings that capture their individual styles and personalities. We are among the very first to see engagement ring and wedding ring trends as they emerge.  Below are a few things we’ve noticed about the popular engagement rings we are loving now and trends that we expect to stay strong through 2019 – from delicate halos to contemporary three stone rings to detailed galleries and more! Fancy Shaped Diamonds 

Oval and pear-shaped rings were particularly popular this past year, and while we expect their popularity to remain strong, we also anticipate seeing more interest in cushion cut diamonds.   Gallery Detailing  

Many couples crave beautiful little touches that set a ring apart.  Accented galleries and surprise diamond details are a great way to add something special to an understated classic look.   Contemporary Take on Three Stone Rings

Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement, three stone engagement rings have been gaining a lot of attention!  As the name implies, three stone rings, which are said to represent a couple’s past, present and future, boast a center gem accented by two diamonds or colorful gemstones on either side. Increasing in interest for 2019 is the contemporary take on a timeless three-stone engagement ring, with fancy-shaped and unique accent gemstones including baguettes, trillions and pears, and elegantly thin bands.   Yellow Gold

 

While there’s a moment for every metal type, yellow gold is on the rise for 2019. With celebrities like Meghan Markle and Emily Ratajkowski opting for yellow gold engagement rings, we don’t see this trend slowing down.  Yellow gold settings beautifully complement a stunning center diamond as well as other colored gemstones, and this lustrous precious metal works beautifully in classic, vintage and modern settings.   Stacked and Nested Rings

Whether brides are accessorizing their right hand, or augmenting a bridal set, a well-curated stack has the ability to make a stunning statement.  Brides have increasingly been seen adding multiple wedding bands to their ring finger or selecting styles that have a stacked look in one ring.   Delicate and Distinctive Halos

Halo engagement rings featuring traditional round and cushion shaped diamonds have been very sought after for the past few years, perhaps due to their elegant and glamorous look or because a halo of accent diamonds makes a center diamond appear larger. Now we see couples craving more distinctive halo designs with delicate details.   Organic Designs

While today’s brides-to-be love the tradition of engagement rings, they don’t always want the rings to look traditional.  An engagement ring featuring organic clusters of diamonds is a great way to express individuality and offers unique sparkle!   Lab Diamonds

Any of Brilliant Earth’s Create Your Own ring options can be made with a lab diamond as the center stone.  Lab created diamonds are sustainable diamonds that have minimal environmental impact.   Final Thoughts Which engagement ring trend are you loving? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!
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The 8 Most Elegant Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 12/24/2018 - 21:10

Known for their sophisticated rectangular shape and geometric facets, the clean lines and angles of emerald diamonds make them an exceptional choice for the centerpiece of an engagement ring.

Emerald cut diamonds are known as a step cut diamonds. Step cut diamonds offer a different type of beauty from a classic round cut diamond, offering exceptional clarity and a distinctive look when set in engagement rings. Step cut diamonds are either found in square or rectangular shapes, and their facets are rectilinear (made up of straight lines). This cut’s long, narrow facets produce a prismatic reflection as opposed to brilliance, evoking a house of mirrors or a staircase look—hence their name! With celebrities like Beyoncé, Amal Clooney, and formerly Kim Kardashian and Mariah Carey all wearing emerald cut engagement rings, the emerald cut is the most sought after step cut fancy shape!

Emerald diamonds dazzle in understated solitaire and three stone settings, and bring a modern allure to antique and contemporary styles. Discover our favorite emerald cut engagement rings below!

Four-Prong Petite Comfort Fit

Petite and delicate, this classic four-prong setting has a rounded inside edge for increased comfort.

Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

Captivating tapered baguette diamonds are bar-set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem. With a delicate band, this ring evokes classic beauty.

Odessa Diamond Ring

An intricate halo of pavé-set diamonds embraces and accentuates the center gem of this brilliant ring. French pavé diamond accents on the band add a truly dazzling effect.

Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit

Petite and delicate, this classic four-prong setting features a horizontally set gemstone and has a rounded inside edge for increased comfort.

Luxe Ballad Diamond Ring

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

Piper Diamond Ring

Captivating baguette diamonds are prong-set and vertically aligned in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem. With a delicate band, this ring evokes classic beauty.

Fortuna Diamond Ring

This exceptional setting features a halo of diamond accents that curve gently around the center gem 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.

Espirit Diamond Ring

Captivating trillion shaped diamonds brilliantly frame the center gem in this classic ring. The petite band gently tapers and secures the gems with elegant claw prongs.

Final Thoughts

Do you love emerald cut engagement rings as much as we do? Let us know in the comments below or on our InstagramFacebook, or Twitter!

 

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The Best Ring for Each Diamond Shape

Brilliant Earth - Sat, 12/22/2018 - 19:59

 

What often comes to mind when thinking of engagement rings is a traditional round solitaire. However, non-round or “fancy shaped” diamonds are becoming increasingly sought after!

Fancy shaped diamonds come in a variety of shapes, including pear, oval, emerald and cushion. While each of these diamond shapes have distinct characteristics that impact their individual look and feel, fancy shaped diamonds can be divided into two main categories, brilliant cut and step cut.

Brilliant cut diamonds are named for their ability to optimize light return, and include round, princess, cushion, marquise, oval, radiant, pear, and heart shaped diamonds. Step cut diamonds, on the other hand, are cut to highlight the clarity of the diamond, and include asscher and emerald diamond shapes. With their unique qualities and striking appearances, engagement rings set with fancy shaped diamonds are fast becoming a favorite among celebrities. Karlie Kloss, Hailey Bieber, Meghan Markle and more celebrities opted for fancy shaped engagement rings this year! As the trend for non-round diamonds continues to rise, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite fancy shaped diamond rings below.

Pear

 

The Nouveau Diamond Ring features a chevron-shaped band that contours perfectly to a pear shaped diamond. Distinctive and unique, this setting style is ideal for the bride seeking to make a statement.

Oval

 

Classic and elegant, the Aria Diamond Ring provides a delicate pairing to the graceful oval diamond shape. The setting also features pear side stones, offering a gentle balance to the elongated center stone.

Emerald

 

Sleek and stylized, the Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring features baguette accents that complement an emerald-shaped center. For brides looking for a more non-traditional emerald setting style, the Horizontal Petit Comfort Fit Ring is a chic option.

Marquise

 

The unique and nature-inspired Zinnia Diamond Ring features a split shank that accentuates the elegant form of the bold marquise center diamond. Intricate petal diamond detailing adorns the gallery, further highlighting the beautiful marquise diamond.

Cushion

 

The delicate scalloped pavé diamond halo of the Waverly Diamond Ring is the perfect counterpart to the classic cushion diamond shape.

Princess

 

Simple yet stunning, the Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring features an organic, natural design that provides a lovely contrast to the sleek lines of the princess cut diamond. The shimmering strand of diamonds that adorns its band further adds to the sparkle of the center stone.

Radiant

 

Both sharing a classic and sophisticated feel, the Luxe Ballad Diamond Ring and the radiant cut diamond shape come together to form the perfect pairing. Here, the setting’s scalloped pavé diamonds harmoniously complement the radiant diamond’s square silhouette.

Asscher

 

Featuring a split shank, the sleek Reverie Ring provides a striking contrast to the architectural quality of the center asscher diamond. In this ring, the uniquely shaped diamond and setting come together to create a distinctive, contemporary look.

Final Thoughts

Which diamond shape is your favorite? Are there any other shape-setting pairings that you think would work well? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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The Perfect Ring to Match Your Wedding Dress

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 00:55

 

The ring and the dress: two signature elements of a bride-to-be’s big day.

From wearing her dream engagement ring to rocking the perfect gown, brides everywhere look to feel their best and wow the crowd with a wedding-day style that’s all their own. For brides seeking the perfect pairing, we’ve curated our favorite new wedding dress + bridal jewelry combinations, inspired by the Brilliant Earth X Lela Rose Collection!

 

For the Unique Bride

Brides looking to take the plunge with a twist on traditional should match The Fleur Diamond Ring’s distinct diamond halo with a modern v-neck gown such as The Essex (which features one-of-a-kind crépe tie shoulder details.)

 

For the Enchanted Bride

Create perfect dress-to-ring synergy by pairing the floral-inspired  Dahlia Diamond Ring with a wedding dress that is elegant and romantic , like The Rosewood (the empress neckline and open back are standout features!)

 

For the Sophisticated Bride

Complement the Aster Diamond Ring’s gorgeously intricate and chic design, with a wedding dress style that is simple and modern (not to mention very Meghan Markle-esque!), like The Holbrook.

 

For the Show-Stopping Bride

Brides with a flair for the dramatic should match the Rosemont Diamond Ring’s exceptional curves and graceful connection points with an equally daring gown, such as The Pearson (which features an off the shoulder organza flounce.)

 

For the Timeless Bride

Own the room with an air of feminine elegance by coupling the delicate ring Primrose Diamond Ring with a silhouette hugging design, as seen in The Newberry.

 

For the Trendy Bride

Pair a trend forward wedding band like the Sadie Eternity Diamond Ring with a dramatic dress such as The Belfast – the modified A-line shape and satin magnolia bow accent make this a sassy style.

 

Final Thoughts

Which Lela Rose wedding dress is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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9 Most Loved Halo Engagement Rings on Instagram

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 19:37

 

Striking, elegant and timeless, it’s no surprise that halo engagement rings have become one of the most sought after engagement ring styles.

Halo engagement rings complement a wide variety of diamond shapes and design styles, from modern to vintage inspired- allowing you to find a ring that is perfectly suited to your unique style!

With the growing popularity of halo engagement rings, we looked through our Instagram feed to identify your favorite styles and trends. What we’ve found is a love for delicate designs with intricate detailing, and an affinity for rose gold settings and fancy shaped diamonds. See your favorites below!

9. Luminesce Diamond Ring

Inspired by the design of a compass, the rose gold Luminesce Diamond Ring exudes elegance in a way that is at once unique and understated. Delicate halo detailing surrounds the center oval diamond for the perfect amount of sparkle!

8. Petite Twisted Vine Halo Diamond Ring

A thin strand of diamonds entwines with a high polished ribbon of white gold in the nature-inspired Petite Twisted Vine Halo Diamond Ring for a captivating look.

7. The Fleur Diamond Ring

Adorned with beaded detailing and diamond accents, the Fleur Diamond Ring weaves intricate design elements together to create a uniquely modern and beautifully feminine halo ring.

6. Dahlia Diamond Ring

A halo of round and pear-shaped diamonds encircles the sparkling center diamond in the Dahlia Diamond Ring to form an intricate, floral pattern. Delicate beading lines its bridge and inner band, adding to this ring’s evocative and exquisite feel.

5. Sol Diamond Ring

Luminous, ethereal and exquisite are just some of the adjectives that can be used to describe the rose gold Sol Diamond Ring. A carefully placed halo of diamonds radiates from the center diamond like the rays of the sun, making this ring shine brilliantly as it catches the light.

4. Sunburst Diamond Ring

With a glittering array of diamonds delicately surrounding a marquise center diamond, the Sunburst Diamond Ring perfectly balances a romantic, old-world quality with modern touches. The soft blush tones of its rose gold setting further complement this feminine halo engagement ring.

3. Fancy Halo Diamond Ring

A perfect pear! The Fancy Halo Diamond Ring features a classic diamond accented halo that stands out against its lustrous rose gold band. Here, the Fancy Halo Diamond Ring is elegantly paired with the modern and understated Wren Diamond Ring.

2. Reina Diamond Ring

In the Reina Diamond Ring, an intricate halo surrounds a center oval diamond for a sophisticated and regal silhouette. The scalloped frame of diamond accents and rose gold setting accentuates the exquisite beauty of this halo ring.

1. Waverly Diamond Ring

Both modern and timeless, the Waverly Diamond Ring is one of our most loved engagement ring styles. With its scalloped pavé diamond detailing and gorgeous center pear shaped diamond, it’s easy to see why.

Final Thoughts

Do you agree with our followers? Which of these Halo Engagement Rings is your favorite? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Trending: Unique and Elegant Men's Rings

JustLuxe - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:52

Most men get lost in the shuffle when it comes to fashion trends. They don’t know or care what was shown on the latest New York or Paris runways. Unless you’re hanging out with David Beckham, who attended the latest Louis Vuitton

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Can You Guess Which Engagement Ring is the Most Expensive?

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 22:36
  Buzzfeed enlisted six people in a challenge to arrange four different engagement rings from least to most expensive. Two of the four rings were sought after Brilliant Earth styles: the Reverie Ring and the Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring. Split into teams of two, all teams were able to correctly identify the Brilliant Earth rings versus the two diamond ring dupes they were paired against. What stood out to them most was the design and craftsmanship of the rings, one person guessed, “handmade maybe?” when inspecting our Reverie Diamond Ring. When it came time to try on our Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring—affectionately named “princess sparkles”—everyone was falling in love.

Of course, when it comes to engagement rings, we are firm believers that the value of the ring doesn’t come from its price tag, but the meaning behind it. But we still loved the thrill of the guess! After learning the rings’ different price points, and being told that the two from Brilliant Earth were made from ethically sourced materials, one participant said “if you’re going to spend this much money on a ring, I think it’s just a part of your duty to make sure that it comes from a good place”. We couldn’t agree more! Shop our Favorites Along with creating our engagement rings from ethically sourced materials, our designers and master jewelers employ both traditional artistry and the latest production techniques to create pieces worthy of your once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring

This dainty ring features sheer sparkle that extends halfway around the ring. The center gem appears to float above the delicate band. 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. Waverly Diamond Ring

This sparkling halo setting features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the center gem and adorn the band. A diamond-encrusted gallery makes this ring truly spectacular. Aria Diamond Ring

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

Micro-pavé diamonds shimmer from every angle of this petite domed engagement ring, which features a diamond adorned gallery and graceful claw prongs that embrace the center gem. Final Thoughts Did you guess which rings were the most expensive? Could you tell which were made by us at Brilliant Earth? We want to know! Share with us on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below
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3 Reasons to Choose a Lab Diamond

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:55

 

Lab diamonds are becoming increasingly popular for their eco-friendly characteristics and stunning sparkle.

Lab diamonds are man-made diamonds that consist of actual carbon atoms arranged in the characteristic diamond crystal structure. Lab created diamonds are made using advanced technological processes that replicate the conditions in which diamonds develop in nature, and exhibit the same optical and chemical properties as natural diamonds. Since they are made of the same material as natural diamonds, they exhibit the same brilliance and sparkle.

Below are our top reasons to select a lab created diamond:

1. Ethical Sourcing

Lab created diamonds are a sustainable and eco-friendly choice. They are ethically grown with minimal environmental impact and require no mining. Although Brilliant Earth’s natural diamonds are mined according to our Beyond Conflict Free Diamond standard, lab diamonds are an especially eco-friendly choice!

2. Value

Lab diamonds usually cost about 30% less than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality. In addition to lab diamond engagement rings, jewelry set with lab created diamonds offers great value and makes for an excellent gift!

3. Beauty

Since lab diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds, they offer the same brilliance and beauty as mined diamonds. Lab diamonds are created in high-temperature, high-pressure chambers that reproduce the conditions in the earth’s crust. The result is carbon atoms arranged in the structure of a diamond crystal and diamonds that are every bit as magical as the ones created naturally millions of years ago and mined today. In addition to sparkling white diamonds, you’ll find lab created diamonds in fancy colors that are very rare in nature.

Lab Created Diamond Jewelry

Lab created diamonds are not only sought after for engagement rings, but they are also beautiful when used in fine jewelry!

Here are some of our favorite classic lab diamond jewelry styles:

Lab Created Diamond Tennis Bracelet

 

This classic tennis bracelet features shimmering lab created diamonds individually set in lustrous white gold links, and is available in a range of sizes, from 1 to 4 carats.

Lab Created Diamond Twist Pendant

This spectacular twist pendant is crafted in luxurious gold, and features a lab created round brilliant diamond. Since no mining is necessary to produce this pendant’s center gemstones, it makes for an especially environmentally friendly choice.

Certified Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

 

A wardrobe staple, these beautifully matched pair of lab created round brilliant diamond earrings dazzle in classic white gold basket settings.

Final Thoughts

Would you choose a lab diamond? Which piece of lab diamond jewelry is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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7 Engagement Rings that are Works of Art

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:23
  Creativity and artistic inspiration are necessary elements in designing breathtaking pieces of jewelry. Brilliant Earth’s engagement ring designs are hand-drawn in our San Francisco studio before being brought to life by our master jewelers, and our vintage collection has been hand-curated for exceptional quality and originality. At Brilliant Earth, we believe that jewelry design is not just artistry, but also architecture and engineering played out on minute scale.  The resulting rings are eye-catching masterpieces. These 7 engagement rings reflect the spirit and vision of their designers, and are true works of art worthy of your once-in-a-lifetime celebration! Ava Diamond Ring

Inspired by the delicate plumage of feathers, this spectacular ring is lavishly layered with pear, marquise, and round diamonds. Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

This beautiful ring features a shimmering strand of pavé diamonds entwined with a lustrous ribbon of precious metal. Reina Diamond Ring

A regal halo of diamond accents surrounds a shimmering center gem in this dazzling ring for a distinctive and elegant look. Luxe Willow Diamond Ring

This beautiful ring features delicate vines adorned with sparkling round diamonds and marquise diamond buds that reach for the center gem. The perfect combination of natural elegance and breathtaking sparkle, this engagement ring will delight nature lovers everywhere. Valencia Diamond Ring

Micro-pavé diamonds shimmer from every angle of this petite domed engagement ring, which features a diamond adorned gallery and graceful claw prongs that embrace the center gem. Cadenza Halo Diamond Ring

Glittering diamonds and light-catching milgrain form an ornate halo around the center gem in this breathtaking vintage-inspired ring. Pairs of pavé diamonds nestled in marquise-shaped frames gracefully flow down the band for additional sparkle. Fortuna Diamond Ring

This exceptional setting features a halo of diamond accents that curve gently around the center gem 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. Final Thoughts Which stunning engagement ring is your favorite? Do you think these rings are works of art? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!  
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Beautiful Bezel Set Diamond Rings

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:00

 

Bezel set rings are beloved for their sleek design and modern curves. This distinctive diamond setting is stunning when featured at the center of an engagement ring, but also looks utterly unique when used in accent stones and wedding bands.

What is a bezel setting?

A bezel setting surrounds the gem’s girdle (its widest point) with a thin band of precious metal to create a perfectly smooth edge and keep the gem secure.

 

Bezel Setting Vs. Prong Setting

Rather than surrounding the gemstone in precious metal, prong settings hold the diamond in place with either bead, peg, or claw prongs. The prong is notched at the gem’s girdle to secure it in place. Since prong set styles use less precious metal to hold the gemstone in place, more light filters through the diamond. This causes prong set diamonds to appear more brilliant than bezel set diamonds. Solitaire prong settings tend to be less expensive than solitaire bezel settings since less metal is used.

Prong settings leave the diamond more exposed, so if you live an active lifestyle your diamond might be at a higher risk of getting damaged.

Bezel settings leave the diamond completely wrapped in metal, keeping it very secure. Although less light reaches the diamond in a bezel setting, a band of lustrous precious metal may make your gemstone appear larger.

Advantages of bezel settings

If you live a highly active lifestyle, or work in an environment where your ring is likely to get bumped often, bezel settings are a great choice! A stone held in a bezel setting is less likely to get loose and fall out, making this setting an excellent choice for active people.

Bezel setting can also be great at hiding a gemstone’s visible defects, such as chips or inclusions. If you are opting for a softer gemstone, such as an opal or emerald, a bezel setting will protect them from scratches and chips better than a prong setting would.

These settings also offer versatility in style. They’re especially great if you love modern engagement rings, but you want a ring with a bit of vintage flair. Choosing a bezel setting with light-reflecting milgrain detailing can add a touch of old world charm. If you want something a bit more glamorous, you could choose a bezel setting with diamond accents. Semi-bezel rings—featuring a bezel that does not surround the entire circumference of the gemstone— are also secure and create gorgeous, flowing styles.

 

Bezel Set Engagement Rings

Luna Ring

This beautiful modern ring features a bezel set center gem with a sleek band for a contemporary look.

Alvadora Diamond Ring

This truly exceptional vintage-inspired ring features a bezel set center gem surrounded by lavishly detailed latticework and a halo of shimmering diamonds.

Imogen Diamond Ring

This stellar ring features a center gem bezel-set and slightly lofted within an intricate milgrained halo for a brilliant sparkle. The distinctive and beautifully detailed gallery lends subtle but eye-catching appeal.

Bella Diamond Ring

This feminine ring features a bezel-set gem floating above a halo of shimmering diamond accents. Delicate milgrain detail surrounding the gems creates an aura of vintage romance.

Malia Diamond Ring

An intricate halo of pavé-set diamonds embraces and accentuates the center bezel set fancy shaped gem of this brilliant modern style ring. Diamond accents on the band and a chic open gallery add a truly dazzling effect.

Sierra Ring

Slightly lofted within an intricate milgrained halo for a brilliant sparkle, this striking ring features a gorgeous bezel set center gem. The distinctive and beautifully detailed gallery lends exceptional appeal.

Cherie Diamond Ring

Five dazzling round bezel-set diamonds are embellished by subtle milgrain, adding to the modern yet timelessly romantic look of this diamond ring.

 

Bezel Set Wedding and Anniversary Rings

Luxe Solstice Eternity Diamond Ring

Round bezel set diamonds encircle the finger in this glamorous band. Milgrain detailing adds another dimension of interest, making for a timeless look.

Pear Bezel Diamond Ring

This beautiful modern ring features a pear-shaped diamond in a contemporary bezel setting. The sleek and delicate band looks wonderful when worn individually or as a part of a stack.

Bezel Diamond Ring Stack

This beautiful modern ring features a princess cut diamond set at compass points in a contemporary bezel setting. The sleek and delicate band looks wonderful alone or worn in a stack.

Quintessa Diamond Ring

Five bezel set round brilliant diamonds are encircled by glittering pavé diamond accents in this striking ring.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re attracted to bezel settings for their sleek and modern appearance, or you prefer them for practical reasons, there’s no doubt that these rings are striking! Let us know what style is your favorite on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below.

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The 8 Most Beautiful Radiant Cut Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 23:32

 

Radiant cut diamonds’ square silhouettes and gently trimmed corners make them an exceptional choice for the centerpiece of an engagement ring.

If you are attracted to the elegant shape of an emerald cut, but want the dazzling sparkle offered by the round brilliant cut diamond, a radiant cut diamond engagement ring might be the way to go! Radiant cut diamonds are faceted, allowing them to give off maximum brilliance and fire. While the chic square shape looks amazing in nearly any setting, we think that these radiant cut engagement rings are arguably the most beautiful.

Luxe Ballad Diamond Ring

The center radiant cut diamond appears to float above the Luxe Ballad Diamond Ring’s delicate band. Scalloped pavé diamonds add an additional element of sparkle to this classic engagement ring.

Leona Diamond Ring

This vintage-inspired engagement ring features a harmonious balance of shimmering diamond baguettes alternating with round diamonds for an eye catching look. The delicate high polish band adds distinctive appeal.

Valencia Diamond Ring

The glamorous Valencia Diamond Ring secures its center radiant cut diamond with elegant claw prongs. Featuring micro-pavé diamond accents and a diamond adorned gallery, this setting sparkles from every angle.

Grace Ring

This artfully sculpted ring features ribbons of precious metal delicately entwining around the center gem for a graceful and elegant look.

Circa Diamond Ring with Sapphire Accents

This glamorous halo setting features a row of vibrant blue sapphires set around the exterior edge of the halo. Additional diamonds on the gallery and on the split-shank band create an effect of magical shimmer.

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

Twisting strands of diamonds entwine with lustrous precious metal in this nature inspired ring. A radiant cut diamond makes for a beautiful centerpiece.

Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

Captivating tapered baguette diamonds are bar-set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center diamond. With a delicate band, this ring evokes classic beauty.

Fortuna Diamond Ring

This exceptional setting features a halo of diamond accents that curve gently around the center radiant 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

Final Thoughts

Which radiant cut engagement ring do you like best? What diamond shape is your favorite? Share with us in the comments below, or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Found: Lovebirds Who Lost an Engagement Ring Down a Times Square Grate

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 18:07
It was a fairy-tale ending for a couple from Britain who got engaged this weekend in New York, then dropped the too-big band down a grate.
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