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10 Tips to Make Your Diamond Look Bigger

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 16:44

 

Looking for a gorgeous diamond engagement ring with standout sparkle? You’ll be happy to know there are a number of ways to maximize the appearance of your ring.

Some diamond engagement ring shoppers make the mistake of looking only at the carat weight of the center diamond as an indicator of the final look – but it’s certainly not the only variable to consider. While a large center diamond may not fit within everyone’s budget, there are still plenty of ways to make your ring appear striking and sizable. To help couples researching engagement ring settings, we’ve pulled together some helpful tips and tricks to make your diamond ring appear larger and more sparkling.

1. Focus on Cut

We recommend prioritizing cut when selecting your diamond! More than carat weight, clarity, or color, nothing determines a diamond’s overall beauty more than its cut. The skill with which a diamond is cut determines how well it reflects and refracts light, which in turn will determine how much fire, sparkle, and brilliance your diamond has. A well-cut diamond will often appear larger than a poorly-cut diamond of the same carat weight with enhanced color and clarity.

2. Fancy Diamond Shapes

Round diamonds are the most brilliant, classic, and popular shape for diamond engagement rings, but are often the most expensive diamond shape per carat weight. Fancy shaped diamonds – any shape apart from round – are great alternatives for those looking to make their ring appear larger or more unique. Elongated shapes like oval, emerald, pear, marquise, and radiant diamonds have more surface area per carat weight than round diamonds do, making them appear to take up more real estate on your finger.

3. Hello Halo

Like an optical illusion, surrounding your center diamond with a halo of smaller sparkling diamonds will add to the overall impact of your diamond ring, making the center stone appear larger.

4. Settings with Pavé Diamond Bands

The “pavé” setting comes from the French word for “pave,” meaning paved with diamonds. By setting small diamond accents close together along the band with minimal visibility of the metal, the effect is one of continuous sparkle.

5. Three Stone Rings

Because of their romantic symbolism of a couple’s past, present, and future, three stone rings have long been a popular choice; but they’ve become even more in-demand since Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle. Three stone styles feature two smaller diamond accents embracing the center diamond, making the center diamond appear larger and more dazzling. The gently tapered band of the Tapered Three Stone Diamond Ring does even more to draw the eye to the center diamond, giving the it a larger look.

6. Delicate Bands

Slender and delicate bands will make your center diamond appear larger in contrast. Some rings like the Lyra Diamond Ring combine several of these elements including a petite band and scalloped pavé diamond accents in a three stone setting.

7. Intricate Details

Beautiful detailing like hand engraved designs, milgrain, and lustrous beads of precious metal will add to the overall shimmer and visual interest of your ring.

8. Consider a Lab Created Diamond

Lab diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds, but often come at a lower price point. Man made offer excellent value, and are slightly more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality. They are also a responsible choice given that no new mining is required!

9. Regular Cleaning

Once you have your diamond ring, keeping it clean will help maintain its appearance and sparkle. A ring that is dingy will look dull and less impressive than a sparkling clean diamond. For an at-home solution, jewelry cleaner, polishing cloths, or a few drops of dish soap in warm water should work just fine! After cleaning, use only soft, lint-free cloths to dry your rings and remove any excess oil and film. Always be careful to avoid snags when drying!

10. Consider a Diamond Alternative

While diamonds are still the most popular gemstone used in engagement rings, other gemstones and diamond alternatives are becoming increasingly sought after. Moissanites are a popular diamond simulant, and their strength and sparkle make them a great option for jewelry you plan on wearing for a long time. Sapphires are the second hardest gemstone after diamonds and come in many colors – including white – making them another great choice for engagement ring settings. However, colored gemstone engagement rings are also a popular trend, with celebrities like Katy Perry, Elizabeth Olsen, Olivia Wilde, Kate Middleton, and Victoria Beckham all sporting stunning engagement rings with colored gemstones.

Final Thoughts

Which of these tips did you find most helpful? Do you have a favorite from the styles listed above? Let us know on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter, or leave us a comment below!

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How a Band of Surfer Dudes Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in N.Y. History

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 09:00
For a few months in 1964, “Murph the Surf” and his crew became folk heroes when they looted the Hall of Gems from the Museum of Natural History.
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Stylish Engagement Rings for Men

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 23:39

 

For couples who want a physical symbol of their commitment and engagement rings are a great choice for both partners.

Several male celebrities have sported engagement rings in the past few years, which may be contributing to the trend’s rise in popularity. Ed Sheeran wore an engagement ring made for him by his now wife, Cherry Seaborn. Before marrying his wife, model Luisana Lopilato, Michael Bublé wore a plain band as an engagement ring to honor Luisana’s Argentinian heritage, where it’s common for both men and women to wear an engagement ring. Men in Latin American countries will often wear an engagement ring on their left hand that they’ll move to their right hand after the wedding. When engaged to Jennifer Hudson, professional wrestler David Otunga wore a platinum ring with square cut diamond accents in a masculine studded design. Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka both wore engagement rings for years until their wedding in 2014.

Along with celebrities, we’re also seeing this trend rising with Brilliant Earth couples. Millennial and Gen Z couples in particular seem to gravitate toward this new tradition, since it shows an equally visible commitment from both partners. As traditional gender roles change, it’s becoming more common for women to propose to their male partners as well! For same-sex couples, there aren’t strict rules or traditions around buying each other engagement rings, but fiancés often like to show the world through engagement rings that both partners are taken.

A male engagement ring can be a stylish and attractive way to show off your love and commitment to your partner. To give you an idea of some of the many ways you can rock a “mangagement” ring, we’ve pulled together some of our most unique and popular men’s wedding bands.

Diamond and Gemstone Men’s Rings

Gemstone details can add an element of distinction to a men’s band. Simple accents like a single row of round pavé diamonds, channel set sapphires, or a sleek baguette diamond give a unique and luxe look to a men’s engagement ring or wedding band. Setting sparkling gemstones against a brushed matte surface also creates an attractive contrast. These rings are a great choice for men who enjoy showing off their style and want something that will set them apart from the crowd.

Apollo Diamond Ring

Austin Diamond Ring

Avalon Eternity Diamond Ring

Horizon Sapphire Ring

Men’s Rings with Unique Designs

For those who want something unique but understated, a traditional band with a twist is a great option. Discrete details like the black rhodium grooves of the Rainer Wedding Ring are a subtle way to add unique elements to your ring. The Ember Wedding Ring, with its choice of a yellow or rose gold high polish interior contrasting with a matte white gold exterior, is also a popular choice for men who prefer the look of white gold or platinum but want to have a matching element with a partner who prefers the warm hues of yellow or rose gold. Structural components like the hammered finish of the Canyon Wedding Ring or the lustrous twist of the Mobius Wedding Ring are also popular options.

Mobius Ring

Ember Ring

Canyon Hammered Ring

Rainier Ring

Classic Men’s Wedding Rings

Classics never go out of style! Although traditional classic rings might seem the simplest, there are still distinctive details like brushed matte metal finishes and beveled edges that make them unique in their own right. These rings are perfect for men who want their ring to seamlessly blend with their everyday style.

4mm Comfort Fit Ring

5.5mm Beveled Edge Matte Ring

5mm Mojave Matte Ring

Final Thoughts

What’s your opinion on engagement rings for men – would you participate in this trend? Let us know in the comments below, or on our InstagramFacebook or Twitter!

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11 Swoon-Worthy Rose Gold Anniversary Rings

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 00:43

 

Rose gold has been increasingly sought after over the past few years, and we see no sign of this flattering precious metal going out of style.

This blushing gold style is at once classic and contemporary, making it a great choice for jewelry pieces like engagement rings, wedding bands, and anniversary rings. Its versatility also makes it perfect for a mixed metal look. Rose gold rings look great stacked alongside yellow gold, white gold, or platinum settings.

In celebration of this pink gold color, we’ve listed some of our favorite rose gold anniversary rings below! These beautiful and unique diamond ring styles can also be worn as right hand or fashion rings for a stylish statement.

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

Lustrous strands of blush colored metal entwine with a ribbon of diamond accents in this nature inspired ring – one of our most popular anniversary rings!

Tiara Diamond Ring

This intricately detailed ring features round brilliant diamonds nestled in alternating marquise and round milgrain accented frames for a romantic vintage feel.

Versailles Diamond Ring

Similar in shape to the Tiara Diamond Ring, but more streamlined and contemporary, the design of the Versailles Diamond Ring was inspired by crown jewels and classical architecture.

Astra Diamond Ring

The sporadically placed sparkling diamonds of the Astra Diamond Ring symbolize the spontaneity of love. This delicate band is perfect for stacking with other rings or to be worn alone as an accent piece.

Whisper Diamond Ring

This exceptionally delicate diamond accented band makes for a gorgeous complement to many engagement ring styles.

Aurora Diamond Ring

The Aurora Diamond ring’s stunning pattern of round diamonds catch light and twinkle like a starry night.

Crown Diamond Ring

This regal anniversary band mimics the shape of a diamond crown or tiara, and rests beautifully alongside an engagement ring or atop a ring stack.

Nouveau Diamond Ring

With its striking chevron shape, the  Nouveau Diamond Ring is an eye-catching addition to any ensemble.

Celeste Diamond Ring

Shimmering clusters of round diamonds alternate along this glamorous statement piece. Its sheer brilliance and distinctive design make it the perfect gift for a milestone anniversary.

Entwined Bisou Diamond Ring

This contemporary setting features mesmerizing strands of French pavé diamonds in an intricately entwined designed.

Wren Diamond Ring

Two round diamonds sparkle at the small opening of the Wren Diamond Ring for a simple yet beautifully modern look. The open space allows it to nest comfortably alongside many engagement ring styles.

Final Thoughts

Which rose gold anniversary rings are you loving? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter!

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6 Rings like Princess Beatrice’s Art Deco Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 10/04/2019 - 18:10

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Congratulations to Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on their engagement!

Property mogul and descendant of Italian nobility, Edoardo “Edo” Mapelli Mozzi, proposed to Princess Beatrice of York in Italy this September with a gorgeous Art Deco inspired ring. Beatrice’s 2.5 carat round center diamond is flanked by baguette diamond accents, round brilliant diamonds on the shoulders, and 5 pavé set diamonds along each side of the band. According to the jeweler, Edoardo helped design the ring and was inspired by his love of Art Deco designs and Beatrice’s love for a Victorian aesthetic in jewelry. The combination of these two design eras makes for a stunning vintage inspired ring.

Edoardo picked out the diamonds himself and selected ethically sourced diamonds from Botswana – of which we heartily approve! Meghan Markle’s center diamond from Prince Harry is also from Bostwana. Botswana diamond mining has contributed to transforming Botswana into one of Africa’s most prosperous countries, and Botswana diamond mines are dedicated to minimizing their environmental footprint. We are proud to offer Botswana Sort diamonds as part of our selection of Beyond Conflict Free DiamondsTM. Choosing a diamond from Botswana reflects these couples’ commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

In celebration of the happy couple’s engagement, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite vintage and vintage inspired designs inspired by Princess Beatrice’s ring!

Regency Diamond Ring

Like Beatrice’s beautiful vintage inspired ring, the Regency Diamond Ring is accented by baguette and round diamonds along the band. With its delicate band and bar set diamond accents, this ring elegantly combines contemporary and vintage design.

Harlow Diamond Ring

Parallel gleaming baguette diamond accents grace the shoulders of this sophisticated Art Deco inspired ring.

Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

Captivating tapered baguette diamonds are bar-set in this elegant ring, brilliantly framing the center gem.

The Elwira Ring

The Elwira ring features a breathtaking old European cut diamond accented by baguette and single cut diamonds. Art Deco artistry and elegance decorate this unforgettable setting.

The Barbe Ring

This vintage white gold ring features many classic elements of Art Deco design including an old European cut center diamond held by clusters of sculpted prongs and geometric baguette and single cut diamond accents.

The Pamelina Ring

Delicate and charming, this platinum Retro-era ring holds a round brilliant diamond embraced on either side by baguette diamond accents.

Final Thoughts

We love being inspired by a royal engagement! Which vintage or vintage inspired ring is your favorite? Let us know in the comments or on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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Philadelphia Engagement Ring Trends

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 10/03/2019 - 01:22

Cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, and Rocky Balboa – Philadelphia is known for attractions as interesting and diverse as the people who live there!

It’s no surprise then, that Philly residents tend to favor distinct styles that fit both their wealth of traditional history and modern urban sensibilities. Engagement ring fashions in Philadelphia mirror the colorful and rich fabric of the city itself. To celebrate the opening of the Brilliant Earth Philadelphia showroom, we’re sharing some of the top engagement ring trends from the City of Brotherly Love.

Alluring and Glamorous Designs

Reflecting the city’s beautiful architecture and vibrant art scene, romantic and artful designs such as glittering halo diamond rings are popular in the Philadelphia area. The Waverly Diamond Ring, a Philly favorite, features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the center diamond and accent the band, making it sparkle from every angle. The Odessa Diamond Ring, another favorite in the Philly area, boasts French pavé diamond accents on the band for a truly dazzling effect.

Sleek Solitaires

With its wealth of American revolutionary history, it’s no surprise that Philly residents love classic and elegant styles like traditional solitaire diamond rings. Although warm-toned yellow and rose gold are on the rise, fiancés in Philadelphia prefer the silvery hues of 18K white gold and platinum settings. The Elodie Ring, with its graceful claw prongs and petite band is a local favorite. The sleek six-prong Esme Ring is also popular among Philadelphians.

Nature-Inspired Ring Settings

Although it’s the largest city in Pennsylvania and the sixth largest city in the U.S., these urban dwellers have a love for beautiful nature-inspired designs. Vines of precious metal twist toward lustrous marquise diamond buds in the sought-after Willow Diamond Ring.  Likewise, the Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring features twisting vines of precious metal, this time threaded with strands of shimmering pavé diamonds.

Three Stone Rings

Philadelphia couples appreciate the symmetry and symbolism behind three stone ring designs. These rings, featuring a center diamond or gemstone framed by two accent diamonds or gemstones, represent a couple’s past, present, and future together – perfect in a city that blends abundant history with modern sensibilities! A Philadelphia favorite, the Selene Diamond Ring has a delicate band that gently tapers toward its three center diamonds, highlighting their brilliance and size. A nature-inspired twist on the classic three stone ring, the Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring marries two of Philadelphia’s most popular trends.

Unique Diamond Accents

Philly couples love extra sparkle, whether that means pavé diamonds along the band, hidden halos underneath the center stone, or dazzling diamond accents on the gallery. The dainty Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring is sheer sparkle, and one of the most popular settings in the Philadelphia area. Other regionally popular settings include the Ballad Diamond Ring, which boasts sparkling scalloped pavé diamonds three-fourths of the way around the band, and the Viviana Diamond Ring, which features a diamond adorned gallery for a hidden surprise detail.

Something Blue

Not shy of expressing themselves through color, Philadelphia couples are big fans of blue gemstone rings – especially aquamarine and sapphire. The Aria Diamond Ring is one of the most popular three-stone settings in the Philadelphia area, and boasts two pear-shaped diamond accents on each side of the center gemstone. The rich blue tones of sapphire gemstones look beautiful set in lustrous platinum or white gold bands.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of these Denver engagement ring trends? Let us know on InstagramFacebookTwitter, or in the comments section!

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11 Stunning Non-Traditional Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 22:39

 

Although you can never go wrong with a classic solitaire, many brides dream of an engagement ring as unique and interesting as they are!

We’ve pulled together some of our most popular non-traditional diamond engagement ring styles. These unique engagement rings feature contemporary settings, alternative center gemstones, and even no center gemstone!

Unique Engagement Ring Settings

A unique engagement ring setting is a wonderful way to display your personality and style, particularly in a piece you plan on wearing every day!

Nouveau Diamond Ring

The unique chevron shape of the glittering Nouveau Diamond Ring makes it particularly suited for dramatic diamond shapes like pear and marquise diamonds. This artistic ring is reminiscent of the Art Nouveau Era, while still offering a unique and contemporary style.

Reina Diamond Ring

Inspired by crown jewels and classical architecture, this regal engagement ring features a stunning halo shimmering with diamonds and lustrous milgrain. Elegant claw prongs make the center diamond or gemstone appear to float in the scalloped halo. For an alternative to a center diamond, consider a sparkling moissanite!

Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit Ring

 

Petite and delicate, this contemporary ring turns the center diamond or gemstone horizontal for a sleek and interesting take on a classic solitaire.

Luxe Willow Halo Diamond Ring

This captivating ring combines nature-inspired elements like entwined bands and marquise diamond buds, with the glamour of pavé accent diamonds and a sparkling halo.

Linnia Diamond Ring

The harmonious symmetry of the two delicate bands of this ring symbolize partnership and unity, making it a perfect choice for an engagement ring. Already glittering with scalloped pavé-set diamond accents, setting this ring with a pear cut diamond adds to the overall beauty and brilliance of the geometric style.

Zinnia Diamond Ring

The center diamond of this ring blooms out of nature-inspired petals of lustrous metal accented with round brilliant diamonds. The gentle taper of the band, also accented with diamonds, makes for a beautiful and unique look.

Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

Colored gemstones can be a gorgeous alternative to diamonds when it comes to your engagement ring. Gemstone engagement rings have been popular with royalty and celebrities for years, and it’s a trend we see continuing with Elizabeth Olsen, Kate Middleton, Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, and more rocking beautiful gemstone engagement rings. We recommend choosing a gemstone ranking high on the Mohs’ scale of hardness like sapphires, rubies, or moissanites for rings you plan on wearing every day, since those will be the most durable.

Sapphire Willow Diamond Ring

Although many people associate sapphires with a deep royal blue color, sapphires can come in a whole rainbow of colors, from pink, teal, lavender, yellow, orange, and even white! The entwined vines of lustrous precious metal and delicate diamond buds of the Willow Diamond Ring are the perfect setting to show off a beautiful center colored gemstone.

Reverie Ring

The graceful curves of the Reverie Ring’s split shank band elegantly highlight the center diamond or gemstone. Set with a vibrant teal cushion cut sapphire, this unique ring is simple yet stunning.

Morganite Cadenza Halo Diamond Ring

The soft millennial pink or peach of morganite gemstones have risen in popularity in the past few years, and the trend is staying strong! The rosy hues of these gemstones look particularly lovely set against the warm tones of rose gold engagement rings.

Diamond Engagement Bands

Sparkling diamond bands make for a classic yet contemporary engagement ring option. A look that has been favored by style icons like Audrey Hepburn and Queen Letizia of Spain, diamond bands and stacking rings are a beautifully modern way to wear an engagement ring.

Tres Diamond Ring Stack

This chic set of diamond rings offers the versatility of wearing the rings individually or together as a stack. Featuring the Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring, Versailles Diamond Ring, and Wren Diamond Ring, the different sizes and shapes of the diamond accents complement each other for a contrasting yet cohesive look.

Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring

With shining emerald cut diamonds encircling the band, this ring gives a totally dazzling and eye-catching effect. Sparkling from every angle, eternity bands are more traditionally given as wedding or anniversary bands but make extraordinary engagement rings as well.

Final Thoughts

Whatever your style, there is an engagement ring to fit your unique tastes and preferences! Let us know your favorites on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Rolex Celebrates 50 Years of Sportsmanship and Style in Support of the World of Golf

JustLuxe - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 09:09

Golf has come a long way since its origins on the windswept dunes of Scotland’s east coast some seven centuries ago. The game is believed to have been first played at St Andrews around 1400 AD, while The Old Course at Musselburgh Links, near Edin...

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Get the Rings and Get Married, Even Before Leaving the Jewelry Store

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 10:00
Customers who buy wedding rings at a Helzberg Diamonds store can now also elope on the spot.
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In London, a Jewelry Designer’s Otherworldly Pieces Come to Life

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 16:24
Ana Khouri, known for her sculptural diamond-adorned designs, celebrates two new projects this month.
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Plan a road trip and we’ll tell you which U.S. city to visit this fall

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 17:00

As summer comes to a close and the leaves change colors, it’s the perfect time to plan a fall escape!

With over 3 million square miles of land to cover, the United States has plenty of open road to explore. From sandy beaches, rocky mountains, and urban metropolises, the country is yours to explore. Take our quiz to find out which U.S. city you should visit this fall!


Plan a road trip and we’ll tell you which U.S. city to visit this fall!

Get those GPS coordinates ready!

San Francisco

A mouthwatering food scene, breathtaking natural wonders, and iconic landmarks — the City by the Bay has it all! Take a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, ride the cable cars to Fisherman’s Wharf, and stroll down Lombard Street’s curves. Be sure to bring layers, you never know when the fog will strike!

While you’re there, come visit us! Our Brilliant Earth showroom is located in downtown San Francisco’s exciting and chic Union Square neighborhood. Schedule your personalized 50 minute visit with a jewelry specialist today!

Washington DC

A vibrant and diverse city full of history and culture, Washington, DC is your perfect destination! The National Mall alone is a smorgasbord of iconic landmarks including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, The White House, as well as over a dozen free museums and art galleries! Our nation’s capital has plenty to offer travelers looking to learn and explore.

While you’re there, come visit us! Our Brilliant Earth showroom is located in the charming Georgetown Design District. Schedule your personalized 50 minute visit with a jewelry specialist today!

Chicago

One of the largest cities in the U.S., Chicago is a dynamic and well-rounded city with plenty to offer! Not afraid of heights? View the city skyline from above through the glass floors of the 110-story Willis Tower’s SkyDeck. While you’re there, why not catch a baseball game in Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field ballpark? And no tourist can resist taking a selfie in front of the gleaming bean-shaped Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park.

While you’re there, come visit us! Our Brilliant Earth showroom is located on a fashionable tree-lined street in Chicago’s Gold Coast shopping district. Schedule your personalized 50 minute visit with a jewelry specialist today!

San Diego

Sunny San Diego is the city for you! Known for its beaches, parks and perfect weather, it’s a great destination for your road trip. The city’s sprawling Balboa Park is full of museums, funky artist’s studios, exotic botanical gardens, and their world-famous zoo. From rocky tide pools to white sands to boardwalk carnivals, San Diego also offers every kind of beach you could want to visit!

While you’re there, come visit us! Our Brilliant Earth showroom is located in San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood along the gorgeous coastline. Schedule your personalized 50 minute visit with a jewelry specialist today!

Los Angeles

You’re going Hollywood, baby! Trendy eateries, laid back beaches, a thriving art and music scene, nearby theme parks, the latest fashions, and, of course, the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry make Los Angeles a truly unique place to visit. Take a tour of your favorite movie studio, walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or explore the Mediterranean-style grounds of the Getty Villa.

While you’re there, come visit us! Our Brilliant Earth showroom is located in Los Angele’s trendy West Hollywood neighborhood near Beverly Hills. Schedule your personalized 50 minute visit with a jewelry specialist today!

Boston

Full of rich history and cozy charm, Boston is the destination for you! Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., and they have the tourist sites to match. Walk along the Freedom Trail to catch many of the notable landmarks from Paul Revere’s house to the Boston Common to America’s oldest naval ship, the USS Constitution. End the day with a delicious seafood dinner along the harbor.

While you’re there, come visit us! Our Brilliant Earth showroom is located in Boston’s chic Newbury shopping district. Schedule your personalized 50 minute visit with a jewelry specialist today!

Denver

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, with more than 200 parks within the city and over 300 days of annual sunshine, Denver is a paradise for anyone who loves the outdoors! But the Mile High City is more than its panoramic views, Denver also has thriving food, craft brewery, arts and cultural scenes. Explore historic Larimer Square full of independent shops, pubs, and restaurants.

While you’re there, come visit us! The Brilliant Earth Denver showroom offers an elegant and inviting place to discover the perfect piece of ethical fine jewelry. Schedule your personalized 50 minute visit with a jewelry specialist today!

First off, pick a car snack

Now pick a classic road trip song to sing along to!

How are you passing the time?

Where are you staying along the way?

Pick a weird American roadside attraction to stop at and take selfies

Which nostalgic comedy are you streaming in the backseat?

Finally, what are you hoping to see on your trip?

 

 

Final Thoughts

Where are you traveling this fall? Share your results with us on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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8 Unique October Birthstone Gifts

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 09/26/2019 - 00:22

 

If you’re holiday or birthday shopping for someone born in October, a piece of jewelry featuring October’s birthstone makes for a timeless treasure.

October has two birthstones, opal and tourmaline. Opals are popularly known for their milky, rainbow-colored glow and fire. With hues ranging across the whole color spectrum, opals fit well with many different tastes. In the past, opals were believed to symbolize purity and hope. Because of their unique smooth but fiery look, opals are most often polished in the cabochon style — a style where a gem is shaped and polished instead of faceted. Like opal, tourmaline is also admired for its wide variety of colors. According to ancient legend, the stone traveled along a rainbow collecting all of the rainbow’s colors, which is why tourmaline is found in such a multitude of hues. It has also been believed to strengthen mind, body, and spirit.

Both of these gemstones have inspired jewelry makers for many years, resulting in beautiful vintage pieces that span the decades. These unique pieces are perfect for the October-born friends and family members in your life. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite opal and tourmaline gifts below as inspiration!

Opal Diamond Pendant

The enchanting beauty of an opal cabochon is perfectly complemented with warm 14K rose gold and shimmering diamonds in this alluring halo pendant.

Opal Stud Earrings

Sophisticated and modern, these opal studs are the perfect way to dress up and everyday casual look. These striking opal studs a great versatile gift that will go well with most styles.

Opal Halo Diamond Earrings

Luminous opals are encircled in a glittering halo of diamonds in these exquisite earrings.

The Desiri Earrings

These stunning Modern Estate era drop earrings feature lustrous pear-shaped rose quartz beads paired with gleaming green and purple tourmaline beads.

Tourmaline Leaf Pendant

This beautifully sculpted leaf-shaped pendant sparkles with a green tourmaline and is gracefully suspended from a delicate sterling silver cable chain.

The Milli Pendant 

This Modern Estate pendant gleams beautifully with a fiery 3.8 ct. bezel set opal, flanked by two round brilliant bezel set diamonds.

The Dierdre Pendant 

This one-of-a-kind pendant has a pear shaped green tourmaline bezel set in a pear shaped 18K gold setting, studded with round brilliant cut diamonds. The unique herringbone gold chain adds to the overall showstopping look.

The Kaylyn Earrings

These exquisite and sophisticated modern estate earrings feature a striking opal cabochon accented by a brilliant cut diamond in 14K yellow gold.

What do you think?
Which piece of October birthstone jewelry is your favorite? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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The Jewelry Designer Who Collects Other People’s Stories

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Wed, 09/25/2019 - 20:55
Kim Dunham, who launched her custom signet ring collection three years ago, uses gold and sometimes gemstones to create wearable biographies.
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Big Spider Love: The Brooch That Ate Brexit

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 20:23
A British judge wore a large arachnid pin to rule against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament. Social media went crazy.
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Here's Why Drake, Jay-Z and LeBron James Prefer Patek Philippe to Rolex

JustLuxe - Tue, 09/24/2019 - 19:54

If you follow celebrity style sites or Instagram accounts, you may have noticed a lot of attention being paid recently to the watches being worn by the likes of Drake, Jay-Z and LeBron James. Significantly, the timepieces sported by these tastemak

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Trump Tower Theft: $353,000 in Jewelry Reported Stolen

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 22:27
Residents of two apartments in the president’s namesake residence on Fifth Avenue in New York told the police that diamonds, emeralds and sapphires were missing.
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Take our Downton Abbey quiz and found your perfect vintage inspired ring!

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:04

The Crawley family and their downstairs servants will be back in our lives to make us fall in love again with a special movie event, opening this weekend.

For those who followed the show, part of the appeal has always been admiring the rosy glamour of the lives of landed gentry at the turn of the 20th Century. Always at the forefront of fashion, the ladies of Downton combined the changing styles of the era with gorgeous antique gemstones, tiaras, and other regal accessories. To celebrate the new Downton Abbey movie, we’ve created a quiz helping you find a vintage-inspired engagement ring style to match which lady of Downton matches your personality.


Find out which lady of Downton Abbey you are, and we’ll tell you which vintage inspired ring you need!

Are you a Lady Mary or Dowager Countess?

Cora Crawley | Cadenza Diamond Ring

As an American heiress who married into English nobility, Cora Crawley has timeless style and a taste for the finer things in life. Her warmth and kindness are reflected in the romantic style of the Cadenza Diamond Ring, which features an ornate halo and pavé diamonds nestled in marquise-shaped frames.

Edith Crawley | Elsie Ring

Independent, intelligent, and trailblazing, Lady Edith grows through the series to become a fashionable career woman who leads a life full of creativity, adventure, and strength. With its intricate hand-engraved detailing, this beautiful solitaire setting is as interesting and modern as Edith herself.

Mary Crawley Talbot | Three Stone Hudson Diamond Ring

Glamorous, strong, loyal, tough, smart – Lady Mary is a complex woman who is fiercely protective of her family and those she loves. The Three Stone Hudson Diamond Ring with its symbolism of a couple’s past, present, and future is a great representation of Mary’s future-thinking yet (secretly) sentimental nature.

Rose MacClare Aldridge | Alvadora Diamond Ring

Like Lady Rose, you are sweet, fun, and at the forefront of fashion! The intricate lacy halo, dotted with round brilliant diamonds, of the Alvadora Diamond Ring makes for a stunning and eye-catching statement piece, perfect for a fashionista like yourself.

Sybil Crawley Branson | Valentina Diamond Ring

Brave, noble, and independent, Lady Sybil continually sacrificed her own privilege to help others, and ultimately gave up her family’s wealth and status for true love. The beautiful hand-engraved detailing and diamond accents on the shoulders of the Valentina Diamond Ring represent Sybil’s unique and bold spirit.

Violet Crawley | Reina Diamond Ring

Violet is a queen of throwing shade, and she knows it. Although her humor can be prickly, deep down she truly loves her family and friends and would do anything to protect them. The uniquely regal halo of the Reina Diamond Ring, covered in diamond accents, is perfect for this Dowager Countess.

How would your friends describe you?

What’s your favorite vintage style?

Which literary heroine do you most relate to?

Pick a sweet treat!

Which of these careers would you choose?

Pick a romantic comedy to stream

Who would be your celebrity BFF?

Finally, choose your favorite Downton Abbey quote!

 

 

 

 

 

Final thoughts

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