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Most Popular Engagement Rings According to Instagram

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:23


Whether you’re single, in the market for an engagement ring, or already have one of your own, we know how hard it is to resist gazing at (and liking!) a gorgeous glittering ring when it pops into our Instagram feeds.

With this in mind, we scrolled through our own Instagram to see if we could uncover which of our engagement ring styles was your favorite.

Your double taps have spoken! Here are the 10 favorite Brilliant Earth engagement rings according to Instagram:

10. Oval Waverly Diamond Ring


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Oval diamonds are becoming increasingly sought after, and the shape looks great set in the classic Waverly Diamond Ring design. A pavé diamond halo adds an irresistible sparkling touch! View our collection of oval engagement rings.

9. Cadenza Diamond Ring and Morganite Cadenza Halo Ring


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There’s something about morganite we can’t stop liking! Set in beautiful rose gold and surrounded by an intricate halo, the Morganite Cadenza Halo Ring could make anyone blush.

8. Pear Waverly Diamond Ring


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The Waverly Diamond Ring features a sparkling halo surrounding a pear shaped diamond in this beautiful photo. We think it’s pear-fection!

7. Elodie Ring and Luxe Shared Prong Eternity Diamond Ring


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Made for each other! Set in beautiful rose gold and complemented by a diamond accented band, the Elodie Ring is the epitome of classic elegance.

6. Sunburst Diamond Ring


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A dazzling diamond halo and a light-catching marquise diamond make this rose gold ring unforgettable… but you’d better double tap the Sunburst Ring just in case!

5. Petite Quattro Ring


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It’s hard to not zero-in on the stunning Petite Quattro Ring. Talk about engagement envy! Can anyone say “yes!”?

4. Nouveau Diamond Ring


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What’s not to like about this ring? Featuring sparkling pavé diamonds, the Nouveau Diamond Ring creates an enchanting chevron of sheer shimmer.

3. Fancy Halo Diamond Ring and Wren Diamond Ring


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It’s clear that the pear obsession is real! The pear Fancy Halo Diamond Ring is perfectly complemented by the Wren Diamond Ring in glistening rose gold, making it hard to take your eyes off of this set!

2. Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring


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This nature-inspired ring takes a glamorous twist in the Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring. The two accent diamonds perfectly frame the center emerald diamond making for additional interest.

1. Six-Prong Classic Ring 


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Who doesn’t love a classic solitaire diamond ring (especially when positioned atop a cute dog nose!)? It’s hard to tell whether it was the dog or the Six-Prong Classic Ring that everyone loved, but we’d like to think both!

Final Thoughts

Do you agree with our followers? If not, which Brilliant Earth engagement ring is your favorite? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or in the comments below!


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Amazing Antique Ruby Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 20:39


Rubies have been one of the most valued gemstones for thousands of years, both in Eastern and Western cultures. Rubies were valued for their beauty and for the belief that they offered the wearer health, wealth, wisdom, romantic success, and the ability to live in peace with his or her enemies. Because red has long been associated with love and passion, a ruby makes a fitting focal point for an engagement ring.

We do not carry rubies that come from mines in Burma, a country with a serious history of abuses in gemstone mining. Though the US government lifted the official ban on Burmese rubies in October, we believe substantive reform still remains until the country’s mines are safe for workers and the environment, and until their profits no longer line the pockets of military cronies.

At Brilliant Earth, we carry antique and vintage ruby engagement rings from as long ago as the Victorian era, as well as from recent decades. In our gallery of unique colored gemstones, we also offer lab created and ethically sourced rubies that can be set in your favorite Brilliant Earth ring setting.

If you are drawn to rubies, we bet you’ll fall for at least one of these breathtaking ruby engagement rings:


The Mea Ring

An Edwardian treasure, this ruby ring captures the imagination with a magnificent cushion-shaped ruby surrounded by a halo of single cut diamond accents. The pierced gallery and sculpted shoulders are brought to life with diamond accents and delicate milgrain.

The Camela Ring

A vivid ruby rests at the center of a shimmering double halo of diamonds in this platinum Art Deco piece from the 1930’s.

The Lori Ring

An oval-shaped ruby is surrounded by a halo of diamonds and is set in 18K white gold and platinum in this dazzling ring.

The Belen Ring 

Belen is a dazzling Edwardian-era ring from the 1920’s. Uniquely crafted, this ring features a glittering radiant-cut ruby that glistens from the center and is securely set in platinum. Fourteen single-cut diamonds encircle the center stone. A delicate 10K yellow gold band embraces the platinum head and tapers towards the top for a truly feminine look.


The Ailey Ring

This stunning Retro-era engagement ring boasts a vivid round ruby set in an ornate white gold setting.

The Bybrook Ring

A beautiful cushion-shaped natural ruby rests within a floral halo of eight diamond accents while a pierced 18K yellow gold gallery adds intricacy to this feminine Victorian-era ring.


The Avondale Ring

This eye-catching Retro-era ring features a beautiful oval-shaped ruby placed within a pierced halo while diamond accents adorn either side of the gracefully curved yellow gold setting.

Final Thoughts

Do you love ruby engagement rings?  Which of these antique and vintage beauties is your favorite?  Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or in the comments section!

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From One Mineral, Brilliant Reds and Bright Blues

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 20:43
Rubies and sapphires are made of the same stuff, but trace elements alter their appearances.
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Non-Traditional Engagement Rings under $2000

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 19:42


At Brilliant Earth, we believe there are no rules when it comes to engagement rings. The only thing that matters is that you love it!

While we love a diamond engagement ring, not all brides dream of the classic solitaire! With our wide selection of alternative engagement ring designs, brides-to-be can find an ideal option to fit their unique personal style. Forgo the traditional center diamond for a beautifully detailed or minimalist wedding band, or choose a semiprecious gemstone as the centerpiece of your engagement ring.

Below are our favorite non-traditional engagement rings—all under $2,000!

Jardinière Diamond Ring $1,650

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.

Morganite Selene Diamond Ring $1,840

This delicate setting features a stunning morganite with a glistening diamond accent on each side. A gently tapering thin precious metal band creates a classic and elegant look.

Aquamarine Petite Twisted Vine $1990

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

Darby Diamond Ring $850

Both chic and sophisticated, this ring features a baguette diamond set within bars of lustrous precious metal for a refined geometric design.

Ivy Scroll Diamond Ring $1390

Swirling ribbons of precious metal and bezel-set round diamonds encircle the finger in this mesmerizing ring. Delicate milgrain accentuates leaf-shaped settings for a nature-inspired effect.

Amethyst Willow Diamond Ring $1600

This nature-inspired ring features a stunning round amethyst entwined by wispy vines of precious metal and lustrous marquise diamond buds.

Crown Diamond Ring $990

Glittering diamonds shimmer within delicate milgrain details in this stylized and regal diamond ring.

Savannah Diamond Ring $990

In this delicate and unique ring, three prong-set diamonds are surrounded by scalloped pavé diamonds that extend halfway around the band for a shimmering look.

London Blue Topaz Reverie Ring $1340

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

Brynn Diamond Ring $1190

This chic ring features a baguette diamond set within bars of lustrous precious metal and scalloped pavé diamond accents that elegantly flow half way down the band.

Final Thoughts

Which alternative engagement ring is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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How to Announce Your Engagement on Social Media

Brilliant Earth - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 16:46


From birthdays to weddings, major life events are no strangers to our Instagram and Facebook newsfeeds.

While there are no rules on how to make these announcements, many of us find ourselves compelled to share news within our social networks. Especially an engagement! After taking your sweet time to let the moment soak in and bask in your love, the next step is sharing your happy news. Make sure to let all of your loved ones know the old fashioned way first. Then, once you and your future spouse have discussed when you want to let your digital circle in on your news, the last thing left to do is decide how.



Caption: Convey your joint excitement for the beginning of this new chapter.
Photo: You and your fiancé celebrating in an embrace, while subtly displaying your left ring finger’s new accessory.


Ring Selfie
Caption: This option offers you the flexibility to be short and sweet with your words, since all of Facebook will certainly know what the ring on your left hand symbolizes.
Photo: Your left hand stretched out in front of a scenic background.


The Moment

Caption: The proposal story.

Photo: If you were lucky enough to have your proposal caught on camera, photos of the moment make for great complements to your proposal story. These photos are especially great for conveying your joy and emotion, and your friends can feel as though they shared in the experience with you.


Let the Picture Do the Talking

Caption: No caption needed!

Photo: Leave the work to your right brain! Come up with a creative way to announce your engagement through photos.

Share with us!

Do you have any great ideas for an engagement announcement? Let us know on our Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter!

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The 8 Most Beautiful Pear Diamond Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:55


When it comes to selecting a diamond shape for your engagement ring, pear shaped diamonds make for a distinctive yet timeless choice.

Pear shaped diamonds, sometimes referred to as “teardrop diamonds”, are named for their unique shape, one that features both a rounded and pointed end. The pear diamond’s combination of the classic round cut with the stylish marquise diamond shape gives it an elegant and elongated appearance that is sure to stand out. Some noteworthy celebrities with pear engagement rings include Elizabeth Taylor, Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton, Cardi B, and Sophie Turner.

Popular Pear Shaped Diamond Rings

We are often drawn to pear shaped diamonds for both their eye-catching appearance and their versatility. Whether featured in a simple solitaire setting or surrounded by a halo of diamonds, pears offer just the right balance of style and grace.

Nouveau Diamond Ring

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

Lotus Flower Diamond Ring

Luxe Willow Halo Diamond Ring

Felicity Diamond Ring

Vienna Diamond Ring

Circa Diamond Ring

Final Thoughts

Do you love the look of pear diamonds? What is your favorite diamond shape? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Top Engagement Trends for 2018

Brilliant Earth - Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:00


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. Here 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 2018.


Asymmetrical Designs

While today’s brides-to-be love the tradition of engagement rings, they don’t always want the rings to look traditional. Many women are opting to make a statement, to express their unique personalities or aesthetics. These couples usually seek custom designs or non-traditional rings involving distinctive elements like black rhodium, unique silhouettes (as seen in the Nouveau Diamond Ring, above), and less traditional colored gemstones such as aquamarines and morganite.

Oval Engagement Rings

Oval diamonds are more popular than ever! Their elegant elongated shape offers a distinctive spin to the classic round diamond. While oval diamonds look striking as the centerpiece of a solitaire engagement ring, we also love the look of ovals in three stone engagement ring settings, trendy east-west settings, and sparkling halo settings.

Chevron Shapes

Many brides are drawn to distinctive v-shaped chevron wedding bands. These bands look great on their own, stacked alongside another chevron ring, or with your engagement ring. The popular three stone Esprit Diamond Ring features geometric trillion side sides for a distinctive look.

Accented Galleries

Flashy rings may be less popular than in years past, but couples crave beautiful little touches that set a ring apart. Think accented baskets with diamond galleries, as seen in the Viviana Ring, above, or in the popular Valencia Diamond Ring.

East-West Styles

East-west engagement rings are the perfect way to put a distinctive spin (literally) on a traditional engagement ring setting. As opposed to a classic vertically placed center stone, east-west styles place the stone horizontally on the band. This style can be set with any elongated fancy diamond shape, think oval, emerald, marquise, or pear. While we offer a few standard east-west styles, many of our setting can be modified to feature a horizontally set gemstone—just ask!

Intricate Diamond Halos

Halo designs featuring traditional round and cushion shaped diamonds have been very sought after for the past few years, perhaps because of their romantic vintage-inspired look, or because of the way a halo of accent diamonds makes a center diamond appear larger. Now we see couples craving more distinctive halo designs, such as the curvy and ornate halo of the Reina Diamond Ring, above, or the multi-dimensional halos of the Cordoba Diamond Ring and the Cadenza Halo Diamond Ring, both of which feature stunning side views.

Understated Engagement Rings

Brides who prefer more understated styles may gravitate towards wedding band for daily wear rather than a classic center stone engagement ring. We love how the single prongs on the Versailles Diamond Ring make the band’s round and marquise diamond shapes stand out, resulting in an organic and unique silhouette.

The New Three-Stone Styles

Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement, three stone engagement rings have been gaining a lot of attention! A three-gemstone engagement ring is a timeless look, and a symbolic one too—the three gemstones are said to represent a couple’s past, present and future. Couples who crave an elegant and understated three-stone design might love the Selene Ring, above, which features a delicate, gently tapered band and chic claw prongs securing the center gemstone.

Sleek Stacking Rings

When it comes to rings, we are all for stacking on the sparkle! Brides have increasingly been seen adding multiple wedding bands to their ring finger, creating a trendy stack with their engagement ring. We love mixing and matching various band types for a look that’s truly unique to the wearer.

Delicate Silhouettes

We’ve seen a return to classic elegance as couples opt for thin, petite bands, both in engagement and wedding rings. Often these rings feature accent diamonds that add subtle shimmer and make the center gemstone really pop, as seen in the Lissome Diamond Ring, which features scalloped pavé diamond accents on a thin band that rises to a cathedral setting.

Black Rhodium

When thinking of engagement ring metal types, our minds typically go to platinum or gold variations, but what about a darker colored metal? Non-traditional black rhodium is a great way to create a chic statement with your engagement ring and its dark coloring makes both diamonds and colored gemstones pop!

Rose-on-Rose Rings

Rose gold has been beloved by brides-to-be in recent years, and now those who adore this warm and romantic look are taking it a step further and combining gorgeous morganite gemstones with rose gold settings. Morganite is a semiprecious gemstone with a warm pink hue and sparkling clarity, and when set in rose gold it creates a breathtaking effect that reflects your rosy outlook on your future together. Rose gold halo engagement ring settings, such as the Morganite Waverly Ring in rose gold, above, add dazzling diamonds to create a bit of contrast, while solitaire styles, such as the Morganite Hudson Ring in rose gold have a gorgeous all-rose look that draws attention to the detailed setting.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of these engagement trends?  Have you recently become engaged?  Share your story with us on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!

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5 Pear Diamond Engagement Rings like Margot Robbie’s

Brilliant Earth - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:29

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM @margotrobbie


Some celebrities choose to announce a wedding via publicist, or cash in by selling their wedding photos to a tabloid, but not Margot Robbie.

The Aussie beauty, also known as antihero Harley Quinn in last year’s hit Suicide Squad, chose to cheekily tell the world about her marriage to actor Tom Ackerley via Instagram. In the joyful, uncontrived post she flips her ring finger at the camera to reveal a sparkling pear-shaped diamond, while she and her new husband kiss in the background.

And what about that diamond? Robbie’s stunning ring is both classically beautiful and distinctive, like the woman who wears it. It showcases a sparkling pear-shaped diamond, set on a delicate band embellished with glittering pavé diamonds.

A Primer on Pear Diamond Rings

Also called a “teardrop” shape, a pear diamond is a modified take on a round brilliant diamond, which means that it possesses 58 facets and the same breathtaking sparkle. Although you can wear a pear diamond ring however you want, the traditional way is to slip it on so that the pointy tip of the diamond is directed toward your finger nail rather than your hand. Pear diamond engagement rings are very flattering, as the shape elongates the look of your finger.

If you adore pear diamond rings like Margot Robbie’s, discover some similar designs. All are made of ethically sourced diamonds and feature eco-friendly recycled precious metals.

The Pear Petite Shared Prong

As with Margot’s ring, the Petite Shared Prong Ring design showcases a dazzling pear-shaped diamond, accented with the incandescent shimmer of pavé set accent diamonds. The center diamond appears to float just above the delicate band.


The Pear Waverly Ring

In a slightly more glamorous take on Robbie’s beautiful design, the Waverly Ring embraces the center diamond in a halo of scalloped pavé diamond accents. A chic claw-prong setting adds a subtle designer detail.


The Pear Luna Ring

If you’d like to pair the eye-catching curves of a pear-shaped diamond with a more minimalist setting, consider the Luna Ring. This solitaire design features a contemporary bezel setting, slightly elevated so that light reaches the diamond from all angles.

The Pear Willow Ring

The nature-inspired Willow Ring combines the curves of a pear diamond with a curving setting that evokes vines and branches. Marquise diamond buds twinkle alongside the center gemstone.

The Pear Hudson Ring

A pear diamond looks regal set in the vintage-inspired Hudson Ring, which is embellished with intricate hand-engraved scrollwork along the band and delicate milgrain detailing at the edges.


What do you think of Margot Robbie’s pear-shaped engagement ring? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or in the comments section!

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Gemstone Meanings: The Surprising Symbolism of Your Jewels

Brilliant Earth - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:46

We’ve all heard that diamonds symbolize true love, but what are the symbolic meanings of other popular gemstones? From ancient times to today, gems of every hue have been imbued with significance and special powers by cultures around the world. Here are the legends associated with some of the world’s most treasured jewels:


Blue has long been considered the color of fidelity, and sapphires were once the preferred gem for engagement rings (before diamonds claimed that honor in the early 20th century).


Legends have said that placing an emerald under your tongue gives you the ability to foresee the future (but we do not recommend that!), and that emerald protects against evil spells and can cure disease.


Ancient Hindus believed that those who offered rubies to the god Krishna would be emperors in a future life. People in India and Burma have also believed that rubies offered safety and peace, and medieval Europeans thought that these gems guaranteed health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love.


Because of its color the ancient Greeks associated amethyst with the wine god Bacchus, and believed that the gem could prevent drunkenness. Amethyst has also been thought to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.


The Egyptians thought that peridot protected against nightmares and brought the wearer confidence, good luck and health. In fact, it’s believed that some of Cleopatra’s famous emeralds were actually peridots.


Aquamarine is believed to provide courage, mental clarity and good health. Because of its association with water, aquamarine has been said to keep sailors safe at sea.


In ancient China, pearls were believed to protect against fire, and in Europe they were associated with chastity and purity. Pearls retain that association with innocence today.


Garnet has long been associated with clergy and nobility. In ancient Egypt the pharaohs wore red garnet necklaces, and in ancient Rome rings with carved garnets were used to stamp the wax on important documents.


This gem is also known as “healing quartz,” because legend has it that citrine promotes vitality and energy in whomever wears it. And according to the Chinese feng shui philosophy, citrine creates wealth and abundance.


Because opals can exhibit so many different colors within a single stone, it has long been thought to possess supernatural powers. In ancient Rome, this gem symbolized love and hope. The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.  Once, it was thought to have the power to preserve the life and color of blond hair.


Folk wisdom says that zircon has the power to relieve pain, protect travelers and prevent nightmares. In the Middle Ages, this gem was thought to induce sound sleep, drive away evil spirits, and promote riches, honor, and wisdom.


Topaz symbolizes love and fidelity, and is said to bestow strength and intelligence on the person who wears it, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac.


From ancient times to today people have ascribed special powers to turquoise. Native American tribes of the Southwest wore turquoise as an amulet thought to offer protection, and in ancient Persia (and modern day Iran) some believe that wearing turquoise can ward off the “evil eye” (other people’s ill will).

Final Thoughts

Do you buy into the idea that gemstones have special meanings or powers? Do you wear a gem as a good luck charm? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook , Twitter, or in the comments section!

Sources: Gemological Institute of America, American Gemological Society
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7 Stunning Diamond Alternatives

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 23:49


While diamonds are still the most popular gemstone used in engagement rings, other gemstones and diamond alternatives are becoming increasingly sought after!

In brilliant colors and stunning cuts, colored gemstones offer an element of distinction to classic engagement ring settings. Gemstones like sapphires, emeralds, and rubies have been prized since antiquity and can make for a stunning statement. However, if you love the look of a diamond but are deterred by factors such as price point, gemstones like moissanite and white sapphire are excellent alternatives that feature their own unique properties.

There are no rules when it comes to selecting a gemstone for your engagement ring. What matters is that you and your partner love it! Learn about some of our favorite diamond alternatives below.



Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Initially, moissanites were thought to be diamonds, but it was later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide. At 9.5 on the Mohs scale, moissanites are the second hardest mineral in the world behind diamonds. Moissanite rings look stunning on their own in solitaire designs or alongside diamond accents. Learn more about moissanites vs. diamonds.



Until the twentieth century, sapphires were more popular than diamonds as a featured gem in engagement rings. Typically thought of as royal blue, sapphires also appear in other hues such as peach, pink, teal, yellow and white. Aside from their beauty, a sapphire is a great choice for an engagement ring because they’re among the world’s must durable naturally occurring elements, coming in at 9 on the Mohs scale. The strength helps them stand up to the everyday wear required of an engagement ring. Their dazzling colors and lustrous beauty make sapphires an excellent diamond alternative for an engagement ring.



Aquamarine, meaning “water of the sea”, is a beautiful pale blue semi-precious gemstone. These gorgeous gems are part of the beryl family of minerals, which also includes emeralds. Aquamarines are beloved for combining a beautiful shade of blue with exceptional clarity, and look gorgeous in many engagement ring settings!



Blush-hued morganite looks beautiful as the centerpiece of an engagement ring. Morganite is a pink to peach variety of beryl. Apart from their beautiful color, they are also treasured for their sparkling clarity and high degree of brilliance. Morganite looks lovely when paired with rose gold as the two naturally complement each other’s warm undertones.



Valued throughout history, emeralds are one of the rarest gemstones and make a beautiful choice for an engagement ring center gemstone. Emeralds are the gems of royalty, and are the most well known and highly prized of green gemstones. Unlike diamonds, whose clarity must be evaluated using a 10x magnification, emerald clarity is graded with the naked eye. Legend has it that wearing emeralds can give you the ability to foresee the future and see the truth. It has also been believed that emerald has the power to cure disease and protect against evil!



Rubies have been valued for their rare beauty for thousands of years. Because red has long been associated with love and passion, a ruby makes a fitting focal point for an engagement ring. A ruby’s crimson red color looks excellent in vintage rings  as well as modern styles featuring lustrous precious metals.



Vibrant amethysts come in colors ranging from deep purple to the palest shades of pastel lavender and even pink. The most valuable hue is a strong reddish purple shade, but we love every shade of amethyst! Lavender hues look particularly stunning in amethyst engagement rings when complemented by diamond accents. Most amethysts have excellent clarity, with no inclusions visible to the naked eye, and are available in a variety of cuts and carat weights.

Final Thoughts

Which diamond alternative is your favorite? Do you love the look of colored gemstone engagement rings? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Art Deco Rings Like Cara Delevingne’s (Rumored) Engagement Ring

Brilliant Earth - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 00:29

Celebrity websites are buzzing about Cara Delevingne’s ring finger. The model-actress and girlfriend Annie Clark (the musician also known as St. Vincent) were seen wearing what appeared to be matching rings on their left hands.

Photo: Instagram @caradelevingne


We certainly can’t speculate over whether Cara is engaged, but we can say with certainty that her ring is a stunner. It appears to be a vintage or vintage-inspired design, featuring three or so diamonds in platinum or white gold. The vertical, geometric look of the ring was characteristic of the Art Deco era, and Cara’s ring bears a resemblance to Scarlett Johannson’s Art Deco engagement ring. If you’re drawn to Cara’s ring check out these vintage engagement rings that exude a similar style or view our extensive collection of Art Deco engagement rings:

The Rouen Ring

An incredible Art Deco reproduction piece, this fascinating 18K white gold ring features a natural opal surrounded by geometric shapes crafted from French cut onyx.

The Younce Ring

Absolutely breathtaking, the Yonce Ring perfect captures the motifs of Art Deco style. A magnificent emerald cut diamond is surrounded by rows of milgrain and single cut diamond accents in this mesmerizing piece

The Passion Ring

The Passion Ring flaunts a cushion-shaped sapphire set within a uniquely crafted halo of diamond and sapphire accents. Rows of milgrain decorate the top while the pierced gallery adds elegance to this incredible ring.

The Vivar Ring


Feminine and utterly exquisite, this platinum Art Deco-era ring boasts a beautiful cushion-shaped old mine cut diamond encircled by a halo of eight old mine cut diamond accents, each held delicately upon its own milgrain encrusted petal. The ornate open gallery brings flair to this floral-inspired piece.


The Anchor Ring

This gorgeous Art Deco-era ring boasts a cluster of ten lustrous old European and old mine cut diamonds surrounded by milgrain detail and bezel set within a 10K white gold setting.

The Benassay Ring

Alluring Art Deco-era details make this 18K white gold and old European cut Benassay Ring a rare vintage treasure.

Final Thoughts

Do you love Cara’s ring and these similar styles? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, or in the comments section

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Promise Ring Guide for Couples

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 21:13


Promise rings make for a beautiful symbol of love and commitment. Many couples choose promise ring styles featuring gemstones, engravings, or diamond accents.

What a couple chooses for their promise ring or rings to represent is highly personal. Exchanging promise rings can signify a variety of things depending on what the couple chooses. Often, a promise ring symbolizes a promise to one day become engaged.

How to choose a promise ring:

Choose a Precious Metal

The most common choices for ring metals are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold. Platinum and white gold look very similar and are the most popular choices. Platinum is more durable and is hypoallergenic, while white gold has a similar silvery white appearance and is more affordable. To get a sense of what type of precious metal your partner would prefer, pay attention to the jewelry they currently wear. If most of their jewelry is white gold or silver, they will likely prefer a platinum or white gold promise ring.

Select a Style

Does your partner prefer a minimalist and understated look or do they enjoy a bit of glamour and distinction? If you’re unsure, take a look at the types of clothing and accessories they tend to wear most often. This should give you some clues as to whether they’d prefer a ring that’s classic, modern, nature-inspired, glamorous, or some combination of those.

Add a Personal Touch

Adding a small personal element into your significant other’s promise ring can mean a lot. Try to incorporate aesthetic elements that are rich with sentimental significance for you as a couple but might not be obvious to anyone else. If your first date was a walk through a park or a hike, choosing a nature inspired promise ring could be a great way to add an individualized touch. Other simple ways to personalize your promise ring could include choosing your or your partner’s birthstone as the featured gemstone, or engraving a meaningful phrase or date.

Find Ring Size

Figuring out the size of the promise ring you select depends on which finger your partner will be wearing the ring on. Traditionally, promise rings are worn on the ring finger of the left hand and are eventually replaced by an engagement ring. However, many people choose to wear their promise rings on the ring figure of their right hand or on a different finger entirely. Make sure to measure ring size accordingly! Brilliant Earth is happy to assist you in determining the correct ring size. You can also learn how to find your ring size using our ring size guide.

Our Favorite Promise Rings

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

Ribbons of pavé-set diamonds and high polished precious metal appear gracefully woven together in this nature-inspired design.

Darby Diamond Ring

Both chic and sophisticated, this band features a baguette diamond set within bars of lustrous precious metal for a refined geometric design.

Morganite Selene Diamond Ring

This delicate setting features a stunning morganite with a glistening diamond accent on each side. A gently tapering thin precious metal band creates a classic and elegant look.

Flair Diamond Ring

Shimmering scalloped pavé diamonds flow halfway down this band, creating a subtly curved chevron shape.

Aquamarine 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.

Wren Diamond Ring

Two prong-set diamonds rest at the ends of a smooth metal band for a chic and understated look.

Versailles Diamond Ring

Alternating round and marquise diamonds create an alluring pattern across the top of this chic and distinctive ring.

Final Thoughts

Which promise ring design would you like most? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

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The Meaning of Past, Present, Future Rings

Brilliant Earth - Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:00


Past, Present, and Future rings, also known as three stone rings are an ever popular choice when it comes to engagement ring styles. Apart from their aesthetic appeal, three stone engagement rings are rich with symbolism.

As the name implies, three stone rings boast a center gem accented by two diamonds or colorful gemstones on either side. From modern to antique-inspired, Brilliant Earth’s collection of three stone engagement rings includes something for any taste.

Past, Present, Future: The Symbolism of Three Stone Engagement Rings


Three stone engagement rings’ meaning tells a story. The three main stones featured on these engagement rings symbolize a couple’s past, present, and future. While every engagement ring is imbued with its own special meaning, this beautiful representation makes three stone engagement rings an especially romantic choice. When proposing with a three stone engagement ring, one can reflect with their partner on the love they have shared, the love they share now, and the unique love they will always have for each other.

Three Stone Diamond Rings


Past, Present, Future diamond engagement rings often feature round brilliant diamonds, princess cut diamonds, or a mixture of a variety of fancy shaped diamonds. Styles range from simple to intricate, and can include halos or pavé diamond accents and engravings around the band.

A nature-inspired twist on the classic Past, Present, Future ring, the Three Stone Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring features entwined vines shimmering with pavé diamonds.


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

This exquisite antique style three stone trellis setting features interwoven prongs sweeping upward to embrace two brilliant round diamond side stones. The band is adorned with an engraved scroll pattern on the top and sides, with each side accented by a single dazzling diamond.

Three Stone Colorful Gemstone Rings


As with diamond three stone rings, three stone engagement rings featuring colorful gemstones can also be found in a variety of styles and shapes. Including sapphires, aquamarines, or morganites in your engagement ring offers a gorgeous pop of color, for a look that’s unique to yours! .You may choose to have your three stone engagement ring feature one colored gemstone exclusively, or you might want to mix and match. Accenting a center diamond with two colored gemstones makes for a beautiful look, and vice versa!

Fiery trillion shaped diamonds brilliantly frame a center teal sapphire, putting a unique twist on in this classic ring.


This setting features a stunning center oval morganite with a glistening diamond accent on each side.

Three Stone Custom Engagement Rings


If you have a specific look in mind, opting for a custom designed three stone ring might be the way to go. Share your unique vision with our designers and they will bring your one-of-a-kind ring to life.

A bezel-set rose cut diamond adorns this ring with rose quartz stones on either side. The rose gold band has a brushed matte finish which perfectly complements the lovely stones.

Three oval-shaped sapphires are surrounded by a halo of round brilliant diamond accents in this incredible ring.

This stunning three stone engagement ring features a round brilliant diamond flanked by two pear-shaped diamond accents. Serene hand engravings down the tapered band adds to the elegantly classic look of this piece.

Three Stone Vintage Engagement Rings


Another option when shopping for the perfect three stone engagement ring is to look through our selection of vintage engagement rings. Originating from romantic eras of the past, these rings are embedded with a history of their own, making the symbolic meaning of three stone rings all the richer. The distinctive beauty of vintage rings adds to their appeal.

Two bullet-shaped diamond accents embellish the shoulders of this exquisite three stone cushion cut diamond engagement ring for a truly stunning look.

A classic three stone ring, this Retro era engagement ring features three brilliant cut diamonds on a white gold band.

A true vintage treasure, this uniquely sculpted Victorian-era ring features a stunning oval-shaped diamond accented by two synthetic rubies.

Final Thoughts

Do you love the meaning behind three stone rings? What style is your favorite? Share with us in the comments below, or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

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His & Hers Wedding Bands

Brilliant Earth - Sat, 06/02/2018 - 00:08


There are countless options for wedding rings these days—for women and men alike. The variety of styles available provides ample opportunity for brides and grooms to express their individuality and taste through their wedding band selection. Many couples see the symbolism of matching wedding bands as a way of honoring their marriage and commitment.


History of Matching Wedding Bands

Although wedding rings and jewelry date back to ancient Egypt, it wasn’t until World War II that grooms started wearing wedding rings more routinely. Soldiers found that wearing a wedding ring was a nice reminder of the enduring love and commitment back home.

Since then it has become expected that married men will wear a ring. Interestingly, England’s Prince William chose not to wear a ring upon marrying Kate Middleton, but it seems that his wife doesn’t mind—after all, it’s not as if other women don’t know he is married.


What are Matching Wedding Bands?

Matching wedding bands are those that a bride and groom select together to align on design, style, and compositional components. Generally, matching wedding bands incorporate some or all of the following:
– The same precious metal: platinum, 18K gold (white, yellow, or rose), or palladium

– The same finish: such as high polish, matte, or hammered

– The same motif: such as a Celtic symbol or heart

– The same gemstones or design elements: diamonds or sapphires, milgrain, braiding, and more


Classic Matching Wedding Bands

Many couples love the classic elegance of matching wedding bands in plain precious metal, whether platinum, 18K gold (in yellow, white, or rose), or palladium. Even if you want simple bands, there are still details to agree upon—whether you like a ring that has rounded edges or if you prefer a more contemporary band with straight edges, and if you like the shine of a high-polish finish or prefer a smooth and matte finish.

When you pick matching precious metal bands, the groom’s ring will generally be a bit wider than the bride’s ring to accommodate the difference in hand size.


Detailed Matching Wedding Bands

Just because you want your rings to match does not mean you need to skimp on detailing and style! The details in your matching wedding rings can be as minimal or as elaborate as you want.

Examples of simple details include a milgrain border or an inlay, a subtle ridge in the precious metal band. A hammered finish can also add texture for a more interesting and unique look.

More elaborate details might be an antique scroll design, a braid, or Celtic knots. To really add some brilliance to your matched wedding rings, consider adding diamonds or other gemstones. A very thin vertical row of diamonds or sapphires is a popular option for men who want a band with gemstones.

The Most Romantic Matching Rings

For wedding bands that match in the most personal way, consider engraving either the outside or the inside of the bands with the wedding date, a song lyric, your monogram, or other words of significance to you as a couple. You can have the rings engraved on the inside, to be your little secret, or on the outside for all of the world to see. Another matching element that many couples love is having their fingerprints imprinted on the inside of one another’s bands as a special way to personalize their rings.

Coordinating Wedding Bands

If you like the idea of having a wedding band that is similar to your fiancé’s, but don’t necessarily want them to completely match, there are many ways to coordinate your wedding bands without matching. You and your fiancé can select one or two design elements to match, such as precious metal choice and finish, but choose some elements that differ to illustrate your individual styles and identities. Here are some unique ways to create coordinating his and hers rings:

– If you love the look of milgrain, his ring could have a subtle milgrain border, while hers features milgrain and exquisite diamond accents.

– If you love diamonds or sapphires, his ring might feature a single gemstone or a small vertical row of gems, while hers features gems all across the band.

– You could choose the same metal in different textures (say, hammered white gold for him, smooth white gold for her) or different metals with the same texture (matte platinum for him, matte rose gold for her).

– Another sweet option is to choose a favorite romantic phrase or saying and have the first half of it engraved on one ring, and the second half engraved on the other. For example, the groom’s ring could read “I will love you . . .” while the bride’s reads “ . . for a thousand years.”

Custom Wedding Bands

If you crave matching wedding bands that are entirely unique, consider having them custom designed. Our jewelry experts have helped couples design a wide variety of beautiful and personal custom wedding bands, including rings with special designs, rings featuring colored precious gemstones like emeralds and purple sapphires, and nature-inspired rings bearing images of leaves and even sea creatures.

Adding Anniversary Bands

Sometimes a woman feels torn between wanting a wedding band that matches her soon-to-be husband’s, and craving a ring with a little more sparkle, like a diamond eternity ring. Keep in mind that you can have it both ways, by choosing a plain precious metal wedding band, then later adding a diamond anniversary band to celebrate a milestone anniversary or another special occasion, like the birth of a child.

A wedding ring is the most basic and absolute symbol of your commitment to your spouse. Whether you decide to select matching wedding rings, coordinating bands, or completely individual styles, pick what you love—you will wear this ring for as long as you both shall live!

Browse our complete collection of couples rings.

Final Thoughts

What pair of wedding bands to you like best? Let us know in our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!


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All About June Birthstones

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:01


If you’re a June birthday girl 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 Strand Necklace

This classic necklace features a strand of the highest quality cultured Akoya pearls. These elegant, organic gemstones feature brilliant luster and shine with traditional grace and beauty. Pearls are hand-knotted with silk cord for extra security.

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.

Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Strand Bracelet

This classic bracelet features a strand of the highest quality cultured Akoya pearls. These stunning, organic gemstones feature brilliant luster and shine.

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.

The Kanen Earrings

These precious modern estate earrings feature two oval-shaped cultured pearls, each hanging from a beautifully crafted 14K white gold setting.

The Lyndsey Ring

Utterly spectacular, this Victorian-style ring features a diamond shape decorated with round cultured pearl accents set in 18K yellow gold for a chic look.

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 Kit Ring

Utterly unique, this Victorian ring from the 1880’s showcases a mesmerizing oval-shaped moonstone set in sculpted metal details.
The Kier Ring

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

A stunning round cultured pearl is set in a classic 18K yellow gold Victorian-era setting.

The Mendel 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 Del NorteRing

This majestic Art Nouveau ring effortlessly holds three exquisite cabochon moonstones set between waves of warm 10K yellow gold.

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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Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Stockbroker Turned Jeweler, Dies at 76

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:22
After a successful career on Wall Street, she became a leading buyer and seller of antique and estate baubles on Madison Avenue.
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‘Diamonds Are Forever,’ and Made by Machine

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 05:21
De Beers is getting into the lab-created diamond business with a new line of fashion jewelry and an aggressive pricing strategy.
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The 8 Most Beautiful Radiant Cut Engagement Rings

Brilliant Earth - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 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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Malaysia Seizes Najib’s ‘Rather Big’ Trove of Jewels and Handbags

NY Times Jewels and Jewelries - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 03:59
Raids on the former prime minister’s residences netted 72 suitcases of cash, jewels and other valuables, as well as 284 boxes of handbags, the police said.
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Unique Bridesmaid Gifts under $250

Brilliant Earth - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:15


Your bridesmaids have been an integral part of your life leading up to the big day and beyond. From handling wedding emergencies to planning your bridal shower and bachelorette party, they’ve been done a lot for you. Why do they do all of this? Because they love you!

In addition to thanking them profusely for everything they’ve done, give them a bridesmaid’s gift that they will love. We’ve rounded up our favorites below:

Aquamarine Twist Pendant


This exquisite pendant is crafted in recycled sterling silver and features a serene blue aquamarine centered in a wonderfully sculptural twist.

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

North Star Diamond Pendant


Shining with the constant brightness of the North Star, this lovely pendant features a star-set diamond within a lustrous disc of silver.

Silver Diamond Bezel Bracelet


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

Silver Bar Pendant


This contemporary design features an elegant silver bar gracefully suspended from a classic cable chain.

Morganite Twist


This lovely pendant is crafted in recycled sterling silver and features a stunning morganite centered in a wonderfully sculptural twist.

Star Stud Earrings


These charming high polished rose gold star earrings are a stylish design that will take your bridesmaids from day to night.

Final Thoughts


Which bridesmaid gift is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

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