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5 Rings Like Hilary Duff’s Engagement Ring

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:10

Hilary Duff’s Engagement Ring via Instagram @hilaryduff

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

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

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

Reverie Ring

Fortuna Diamond Ring

Muse Ring

Lena Diamond Ring

Flair diamond Ring

Final Thoughts

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

Categories: Latest Jewelry News

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

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 23:33

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

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


Find your Perfect Bridal Set Based on Your Dream Wedding!

 

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

Aria Diamond Ring

 

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

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

Nouveau Diamond Ring

 

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

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

Chamise Diamond Ring

 

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

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

Willow Diamond Ring

 

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

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

Reina Diamond Ring

 

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

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

What is your favorite kind of vacation?

Which art/music festival would you rather go to?

After work, you would rather…

What is your favorite TV show?

Your drink of choice on a hot day is…

Which iconic woman do you identify with?

Pick a kind of cake to eat!

Which quote speaks to you?

 

 

Final Thoughts

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

Categories: Latest Jewelry News

Celebrity Inspired Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

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

 

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

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

Emerald Cut Diamonds

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

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

Tapered Baguette Diamond Ring

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

Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit Ring

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

Piper Diamond Ring

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

Waverly Diamond Ring

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

Elodie Ring

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

Fortuna Diamond Ring

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

Horizontal Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring

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

Ballad Diamond Ring

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

Reina Diamond Ring

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

Provence Diamond Ring

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

Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring

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

Final Thoughts

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

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The Perfect Grad Gifts Under $250

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 23:31

 

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

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

Silver Mountain Range Diamond Pendant

 

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

Silver Juniper Diamond Earrings

 

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

Diamond Bezel Bracelet

 

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

Silver Amethyst Stud Earrings

 

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

Silver Magnolia Diamond Earrings

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

Silver North Star Diamond Pendant

 

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

Silver Petite Huggie Diamond Earrings

 

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

Silver Premium Akoya Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings

 

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

Silver Marquesa Strand Diamond Necklace

 

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

Silver Sapphire Wave Pendant

 

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

Silver Pavé Bar Diamond Earrings

 

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

Silver Astrid Diamond Pendant

 

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

Final Thoughts

Which of these are your favorites? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Quiz: Which Unique Engagement Ring Are You?

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:21

From rose gold designs and delicate details, to bold contemporary styles, unique engagement rings come in a variety of non-traditional styles.

Meant to commemorate one of the most special moments in your life, your engagement ring should be an extension of who you are. Discover which unique engagement ring style best fits your individual personality by taking our quiz below!


Which unique engagement ring are you?

 

Discover which engagement ring style fits your unique personality

Aria Diamond Ring

 

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

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

Nouveau Diamond Ring

 

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

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

Chamise Diamond Ring

 

Sleek and modern, the Chamise Diamond Ring embodies your chic, contemporary character.

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

Willow Diamond Ring

 

Exquisite and nature-inspired, the Willow Diamond Ring embodies your love of nature.

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

Reina Diamond Ring

 

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

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

What is your favorite kind of vacation?

Which art/music festival would you rather go to?

After work, you would rather…

What is your favorite TV show?

Your drink of choice on a hot day is…

Which iconic woman do you identify with?

Pick a kind of cake to eat!

Which quote speaks to you?

 

 

 

 

 

Final Thoughts

Which unique engagement ring is meant for you?  Share your results with us on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Carbonfree® Commitment

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 23:29

 

As part of our continued commitment to sustainability, we are proud to announce that Brilliant Earth is a Certified Carbonfree® company.

After calculating our carbon footprint, we partnered with Carbonfund.org to offset our carbon emissions by contributing to Tropical Rainforest Conservation in Brazil.

Why?

We are passionate about cultivating a more transparent, sustainable, and compassionate jewelry industry. To live by our mission, we are committed to responsible sourcing, giving back and sustainable practices.  Climate change poses an immediate threat to us all, and we encourage individuals and businesses alike to take action to reduce their impact on the environment.

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM @rocky.ontherun and @elatephoto How?

The first step toward becoming carbon neutral was calculating our carbon footprint. To calculate our footprint, we assessed the direct emissions associated with our annual operations including energy use, packaging, shipping, employee travel and employee commuting. We used publicly available tools to complete the calculation including the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator and Carbonfund.org’s carbon footprint calculator.

 

 

Our Carbonfree® Commitment

The Tropical Rainforest Conservation project focuses on protecting 750,000 acres of tropical rainforest in Brazil, helping to reduce global carbon emissions, conserve the habitat for many threatened and endangered species of plants and animals, and improve the local water quality. We plan to continue our journey and identify ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint in the future.

 

Join us in reducing your carbon footprint!
Share with us how you plan to reduce your carbon footprint on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Do You Know the Meaning Behind May’s Beautiful Birthstone?

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 20:49

 

May is when spring has finally sprung, and bright green blankets the outdoors. So, it’s only fitting the vibrant green emerald is May’s birthstone.

May birthstone history

Emeralds have been prized for their beauty since antiquity—emerald mines existed in Egypt as early as 300 BC, and these gorgeous green gems were worn as jewelry in ancient Greece and Rome. Europeans were introduced to the beauty of emeralds in the 1500s when the Spanish invaded South America, where the Incas had prized emeralds for hundreds of years. During that same period, emeralds were cherished by the Mogul emperors of India, who believed that the gems were talismans that offered the protection of the gods.

EMERALD meaning

Like many gemstones, emeralds have a multitude of meanings stemming from different cultures and beliefs. In mythology, emerald is the stone of the goddess Venus, resulting in the association of emeralds with romance. Emeralds are said to bring passion, bliss, and unconditional love! 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.

EMERALDS’ FAMOUS FANS

Cleopatra had a passion for emerald jewelry, as did Elizabeth Taylor, who acquired some legendary emeralds while filming Cleopatra in Rome (lover Richard Burton bought it for her at Bulgari). Around the same time, glamorous first lady Jackie Kennedy wore an emerald and diamond engagement ring. And an emerald engagement ring was at the center of the twentieth century’s most legendary love story, when in 1936 King Edward VIII of England proposed to his divorced American love Wallis Simpson with a nineteen carat emerald ring engraved with the message “We are ours now.” The ensuing scandal caused him to abdicate the throne, making the couple the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Today, Angelina Jolie may be emeralds’ most famous advocate. She frequently wears these gorgeous green gems on the red carpet. Other very stylish Hollywood stars, including Halle Berry, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde wear gorgeous emerald engagement rings.

CARING FOR EMERALDS

Only use mild soap and warm water to clean emeralds, and not techniques involving steam, chemicals or high heat, because they can cause the gem to fracture. Emeralds are generally treated with cedar oil to minimize the appearance of their inclusions. When done right, this does not affect the way light interacts with the gem or change its color in any way.

If you are a May birthday girl, are shopping for one, or just love emeralds, you can Create Your Own Emerald Ring by selecting one of our vibrant ethical origin emeralds and pairing it with your favorite ring setting. We also carry stunning vintage emerald rings and jewelry.

FINAL THOUGHTS ON MAY BIRTHSTONES

Are you a May birthday girl? Do you own a favorite piece of emerald jewelry?  Let us know on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments below!

 

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Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 01:25

 

Mother’s Day is on May 12th, the time when we get to thank our moms for everything they do! For many mothers the best gift is the sound of your voice over the phone or your presence at dinner. But we can’t forget that moms love receiving gifts, too!

If you are in search of a gift that reflects your or your mom’s eco-friendly values, take a look at our top suggestions for eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts.

Silver Eucalyptus Diamond Pendant

 

Both nature-inspired and contemporary in feel, this chic pendant features a beautiful bezel set diamond atop a delicately sculpted leaf design, and is made from recycled silver.

North Star Pendant

 

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

Juniper Earrings

 

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

Akoya Pearl Earrings

 

A beautifully matched pair of premium Akoya cultured pearls are mounted on classic silver push back posts. These elegant, organic gemstones feature brilliant luster and shine with traditional grace and beauty. For more options, consider a pair of white gold earrings or platinum earrings.

Bouquet Pendant

 

 

A dazzling gemstone cluster of pink and yellow sapphires, a morganite, and a glittering diamond catch the eye in this playful and chic pendant.

Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

Elegant and timeless, these chic earrings feature a matched pair of lab created round diamonds secured in classic basket settings.

Opal Halo Diamond Pendant

 

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

Sapphire Pavé Twist Pendant

 

Shimmering pavé diamonds in lustrous white gold form a sculptural twist around a serene blue sapphire in this glamorous pendant.

Halo Diamond Earrings

 

These exquisite earrings feature your selected center diamond surrounded by a halo of pavé-set diamond accents, giving the appearance of a larger center diamond. Comfortable push-back posts for pierced ears secure the earrings in place.

Final Thoughts

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. We’d love to know! For more inspiration visit our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

 

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Winter is Here: Jewelry Inspired by Your Favorite Great House

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 23:08

 

While the winter season may be behind us, in Westeros winter is here. The fight for the Iron Throne is heating up (Dracarys!). Fans everywhere are clamoring for details on what’s next for Jon Snow, Daenerys and the rest of the Seven Kingdoms as they prepare to fight their biggest battle yet: The Night King and the White Walkers.

In celebration of the final season, we’ve curated pieces from our collection that reflect style inspiration from some the Great Houses.

House Stark of Winterfell

Channel your inner direwolf with pieces reminiscent of ice and snow that also show off your long line of Westerosi nobility and your allegiance to the Great White North.

North Star Diamond Pendant

 

Blooming Willow Diamond Ring

Pointe Diamond Pendant

 

House Lannister of Casterly Rock

Rule like one of the richest and most powerful dynasties with opulent, golden pieces that embody the Lannister motto “Hear Me Roar!”

The Avondale Ring

Garnet Halo Diamond Earrings

Art Deco-Inspired Hexagonal Halo Pearl Matched Set

House Targaryen

Find your inner Khaleesi with a fiery opal pendant and vibrant earrings that exemplify House Targaryen’s words of promise, “fire and blood.”

Opal Diamond Halo Pendant

 

Fire Citrine Stud Earrings

Citrine Stud Earrings

House Tyrell of Highgarden

Resurrect House Tyrell, honor the Knight of Flowers and show your style is “growing strong” with symbols of the golden rose.

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

Magnolia Branch Diamond Pendant

 

Lotus Flower Diamond Ring

House Greyjoy of Pyke

Call on your aquatic roots with no nonsense pieces fit for those that sit upon the Salt Throne.

Wave Wedding Ring

Diamond Wave Pendant

 

The Marina Necklace

 

Final Thoughts

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

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Popular Lab Diamond Engagement Rings

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 00:26

 

Exhibiting stunning sparkle and exceptional quality, lab created diamonds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings.

Lab created diamond engagement rings have risen in popularity over the years, offering excellent value with exceptional beauty. Sharing the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds, lab grown diamonds exhibit the same fire and sparkle as mined diamonds while typically costing less. Giving that no mining is required to produce these diamonds, lab created diamonds are a responsible choice. Discover our most popular lab diamond engagement rings below!

Demi Diamond Ring

Chic and sophisticated, the Demi Diamond Ring conceals a glittering halo of diamonds beneath its center gem for a sparkling surprise (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Four Prong Petite Comfort Fit Ring

The petite and delicate Four Prong Petite Comfort Fit Ring is a timeless and classic choice, promising to never go out of style (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

At once graceful and unique, the Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring features a lustrous ribbon of precious metal that intertwines with a shimmering strand of pavé diamonds for a nature-inspired look (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Poppy Diamond Ring

The six-pronged Poppy Diamond Ring features exquisite diamond accents that extend halfway across the band. An open gallery accentuates all facets of the center gem, adding to the elegance and sparkle of the ring (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Willow Diamond Ring

Exquisite and nature-inspired, the Willow Diamond Ring features wispy vines of precious metal that blossom into beautiful marquise diamond buds around the center gem (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Viviana Diamond Ring

The Viviana Diamond Ring features sparkling scalloped pavé diamonds that extend three-fourths of the way around the ring. A diamond adorned gallery and graceful claw prongs embrace the center gem for a chic look (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Elodie Ring

Understated and elegant, the Elodie Ring features delicate claw prongs and an open basket that showcases the center gem (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Waverly Diamond Ring

Featuring a sparkling halo of diamonds, the Waverly Diamond Ring is at once unique and eye-catching. Scalloped pavé diamonds and a diamond encrusted gallery add to the brilliance of this ring (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Aria Diamond Ring

Delicate and petite, the Aria Diamond Ring features a thin, tapered band that ends in pear-shaped diamond accents on either side of the center gem (shown with 1 ½ ct. Lab diamond).

Final Thoughts

Which of these lab diamond engagement ring styles is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Quiz: What Should Your Signature Wedding Cocktail Be?

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 23:49

After the bliss of getting engaged, planning the big day can seem like an insurmountable feat! Between venues, invites, food, and more — there are so many factors to consider. But ultimately, the wedding day is all about celebrating you and your spouse-to-be! With this in mind, we decided to help you plan your perfect celebration with a signature wedding cocktail generator.

Proceed through the 10 questions above to get your personalized result!

Don’t forget to share your signature cocktail with friends on Facebook or Twitter using the buttons on the results page! Even those who are not-yet-engaged or already married may want to find their own perfect couple’s drink.

How will you incorporate your signature cocktail into your wedding day? Let us know in the comments below, or share your opinion with us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook!

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Adorable Puppy Proposals

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 21:00

Image Credit: Instagram @emilyjeanimages @physiciankitchen

This National Puppy Day, we’re celebrating the two things we love most- Puppies and Proposals!

Happy National Puppy Day! On the day where we celebrate our beloved furry friends, get inspired by these adorable puppy proposal ideas (we challenge you to think of something cuter)!

1. For an extra surprise, follow your proposal with the gift of a puppy.

 

Image Credit: Instagram @puppyquest
2. If your special someone already has a puppy, tie a “Will you marry me?” sign on their dog’s collar. When they play with their furry friend, they’ll see the note for the ultimate surprise!

 

Image Credit: Instagram @lacihavens @akola77 @glamrosh

 

3. Train your furry friend to play fetch and have them present the ring box to your partner for an unexpected retrieval.

 

Image Credit: Instagram @mochi.mn.samoyed

 

4. Attach the ring to your dog’s collar just before your partner arrives, and have the pup greet them with a surprise proposal!

 

Image Credit: Instagram @mav_and_moose Final Thoughts

Which is your favorite puppy proposal? Share your puppy proposal ideas with us in the comments below, or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Popular Moissanite Engagement Rings

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:36

 

Discovered by Henri Moissan in 1893, moissanite is a brilliant gemstone born from the stars.

Moissanite particles were first discovered in Arizona, within a crater formed by a meteorite. Although initially mistaken for diamonds, moissanite particles were found to be composed of silicon carbide, making them chemically and physically distinct from their carbon counterparts. As naturally occurring moissanite is incredibly rare, moissanite available today is created in a lab, making the gemstone an eco-friendly choice that results in minimal environmental impact. Beyond their environmental benefits, moissanite engagement rings are cost-friendly and loved for their fire and brilliance, making them great alternatives to traditional diamond rings. Discover our favorite moissanite engagement rings below!

Four Prong Petite Comfort Fit Ring

A classic and timeless choice, the Four Prong Petite Comfort Ring features a delicate band that focuses attention on the sparkling center stone.

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

The Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring features a shimmering strand of pavé diamonds that gracefully intertwines with a ribbon of precious metal, creating a unique, nature-inspired look.

Waverly Diamond Ring

Elegant and sophisticated, the Waverly Diamond Ring features scalloped pavé diamonds that form a sparkling halo around the center gem. Diamond accents that adorn the band and gallery make this ring all the more stunning.

Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring

Chic and dainty, the Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring features diamond accents that extend halfway around the precious metal band.

Elodie Ring

The Elodie Ring highlights the beauty in simplicity with its solitaire style and open basket. Delicate claw prongs cradle the center gem for a sleek and classic look.

Viviana Diamond Ring

The graceful Viviana Diamond Ring features shimmering diamond accents that adorn its band and gallery, creating subtle sparkle around the center gem.

Aria Diamond Ring

Unique and timeless, the Aria Diamond Ring features pear-shaped diamond accents that delicately frame the center gem. A thin precious metal band that gently tapers in the center adds to the Aria’s refined look.

Willow Diamond Ring

The one-of-a-kind Willow Diamond Ring features marquise diamond buds that blossom around the center gem. Wispy vines of precious metal further add to this ring’s nature-inspired feel.

Ballad Diamond Ring

Stunning and elegant, the Ballad Diamond Ring features glittering diamond accents that add to the fire and brilliance of the center stone.

Reverie Ring

Graceful and contemporary, the Reverie Ring showcases a unique silhouette as ribbons of precious metal gently divide on either side of the center gemstone.

Final Thoughts

Which moissanite engagement ring do you like best? Share your favorites with us on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Spring Proposal Ideas

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:08

 

Happy first day of spring and National Proposal Day! Is there a better day to pop the question?

Get inspired by some of our favorite proposal ideas from real Brilliant Earth couples!

A Picnic Proposal

 

With the weather warming up, set up a rose petal picnic that ends in a memorable proposal.

Sunset Surprise

 

Spring is when sunsets start to get more colorful. As you both are enjoying the beautiful scenery, take this opportunity to pop the question.

Floating Fiancé

 

Enjoy the spring weather by taking your loved one on a boat ride, making an intimate way to ask for their hand in marriage.

Flower Power

 

Flowers are known to be the way to their heart. Propose to your loved one by taking them on a stroll to a flower field.

Final Thoughts

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

Categories: Latest Jewelry News

Pantone Spring Color Jewelry Trends 2019

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:05

 

Signs that spring has officially sprung: the sun is setting later, flowers are in bloom, and color authority Pantone has announced this season’s most prominent color trends.

This spring’s hottest hues are made up of joyful, empowering colors – believed to exude uplifting creative energy and confidence. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Discover a few of our favorite colored gemstone pieces inspired by Pantone’s beautifully seasonal color palette below!

Living Coral

An affable and enlivening coral hue with a golden edge, Pantone’s color of the year finds its gemstone equivalent in the peach sapphire. Pantone describes Living Coral as a color of carefree happiness, symbolizing our “innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits.” We love how peach sapphires complement the warm tones of rose gold engagement ring settings.

Sweet Lilac

An endearing pink infused lavender with an undeniably feminine flair, Sweet Lilac embodies the morganite gemstone. With its gentle pink energy, morganite is commonly associated with the Heart Chakra—believed to help cleanse anxiety and inspire lightness within the spirit. We love how the glittering diamond halo design of our Morganite Sol Earrings captures this lightness—reminiscent of sunshiny days.

Aspen Gold

Aspen Gold is a warm and happy color, sure to brighten your day. Evocative of good cheer and sunshine, this joyful hue beams from this breathtaking yellow diamond. Pairing it with a yellow gold engagement ring setting completes the look!

Pepper Stem

A lush, natural green that exhibits nature’s brilliance and mystery, Pepper Stem gives off a soft and serene energy. This season, we’re wearing this striking color in the form of our Peridot Stud Earrings to reestablish our connection with nature.

Terrarium Moss

Described as refreshing and emblematic of flourishing foliage, Terrarium Moss’ yellow-green shade is mimicked in teal sapphires. Inspired by the beauty of the natural world, this shade pairs perfectly with one of our nature inspired designs.

Princess Blue

Conveying energy and confidence, Pantone’s Princess Blue is imbued with inner radiance. This striking shade can be found dazzling between a halo of diamonds in these Sapphire Halo Diamond Earrings.

Eclipse

Described as a dark mysterious hue, emblematic of the night sky, Eclipse can be seen in the Alexandrite gemstone. We love how this bold shade contrasts with a diamond accented band.

Jester Red

Much like the garnet gemstone, Jester Red radiates royalty. Adding depth and sophistication, these mesmerizing garnet halo diamond earrings surely capture the imagination.

Pink Peacock

The tantalizing Pink Peacock steals the show with this rose gold pink sapphire engagement ring. Following in Lady Gaga’s footsteps, pink engagement rings are becoming more popular than ever! In this particular ring, a halo of round and pear-shaped diamonds fan out to mimic this Pantone hue’s theatrical qualities.

Fiesta

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As exciting as its name suggests, this vibrant red-orange hue captures the optimism of spring flowers blooming after a long winter. Fiesta finds its gemstone equivalent in the pink diamond – adding just the right amount fiery heat to get the party started!

Mango Mojito

Pantone’s Mango Mojito is comforting and beautiful, evoking an inherent warmth. This yellow-orange hue finds its gemstone equivalent in the dazzling yellow sapphire. Complete the look with one of our sparkling halo designs for something surely reminiscent of sunny skies and happy days.

Sweet Corn

A key neutral for this season and beyond, Sweet Corn’s earthy color effortlessly bridges the seasons for a look that’s always in. For something this effortless and versatile, we’ve opted for an opal pendant necklace—a timeless compliment for any look. This soft pale gemstone gives off a healthy glow and tranquil aura, perfect for spring.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of this year’s spring/summer color trends? Let us know on InstagramFacebook or Twitter, or in the comments section below!

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Diamond: The History and Meaning of April’s Birthstone

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 20:43

 

April babies get one of the most popular and most precious gemstones as their birthstone: the diamond.

Diamond jewelry is an ideal gift for a loved one born in April. As the gemstone with the highest rating on Mohs Hardness Scale, with a score of 10, diamonds have the unique ability to be cut and polished with the utmost brilliance. Their incredible shine and luster have captivated wearers for centuries. Diamonds add light and beauty to any occasion—especially birthdays!

History and Meaning of April’s Birthstone

Diamonds are billions of years old—in some cases more than three billion years old. There is evidence that diamonds were being collected and traded in India as early as the fourth century BC. In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny is quoted as having said, “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.” During the Middle Ages diamonds were thought to have healing properties able to cure ailments ranging from fatigue to mental illness.

Diamonds are the traditional birthstones for those born in April. However, it’s no surprise that diamonds are known as the “love” stone. The ancient Romans believed that Cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds (perhaps the earliest association between diamonds and romantic love). It is believed by some that diamonds enhance the longevity and honesty of relationships. Since they are the strongest of the precious gems, they are also thought to increase the wearer’s strength. Many ancient cultures believed that diamonds gave the wearer strength and courage during battle, and some kings wore diamonds on their armor as they rode into battle.

The countries that are the main sources of diamonds have changed over time. India was the world’s original source of diamonds, beginning in the 1400s when Indian diamonds began to be sold in Venice and other European trade centers. Then in the 1700s India’s diamond supplies declined and Brazil became the world’s major source of diamonds, until the late 1800s when a huge diamond reserve was discovered in South Africa. Today, diamonds are mined in many parts of the world. Brilliant Earth diamonds originate from mines in Canada, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Russia.

Learn more amazing facts about diamonds here.

Diamond Jewelry Birthstone Gifts

You can’t go wrong with a timeless gift of diamond jewelry. Whether a ring, necklace, or earrings, there truly is something for every April baby’s taste. Here are some of our favorite diamond jewelry gifts:

Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

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

Eucalyptus Diamond Earrings

Nature-inspired but contemporary in feel, these earrings feature dazzling bezel set diamonds and delicately sculpted precious metal leaves.
Diamond Halo Necklace

This elegant diamond pendant has a gorgeous center diamond surrounded by pavé-set diamond accents, giving the appearance of a larger center diamond.
Tiara Eternity Diamond Ring

Pairs of glittering pave diamonds nestled in marquise-shaped frames encircle this romantic eternity band. Milgrain detail adds to its chic vintage feel.
Silver Florentina Pendant

A bezel-set diamond sparkles from the center of a filigree flower and intricate scroll pattern in this captivating sterling silver pendant.
Diamond Bezel Bracelet

A signature ideal, Canadian diamond displaying the sought after hearts & arrows pattern is the centerpiece of this effortlessly chic bracelet. Explore more diamond bracelets.
Pointe Diamond Pendant

This stunning pendant features a tapering row of shimmering scalloped pavé diamonds for an elegant and contemporary look.
Whisper Diamond Ring

This exceptionally thin diamond ring features a delicate thread of diamonds scalloped pavé set in artfully scalloped prongs flowing down one-third of the shank. It is a beautiful complement to many engagement ring styles and looks lovely when stacked.
Diamond Halo Earrings

These glittering halo earrings feature sparkling diamonds in a three-prong setting, surrounded by a stunning halo of pavé-set diamond accents.
Diamond Twist Pendant

This spectacular pendant is crafted in luxurious gold, and features a spectacular round brilliant diamond. The gem is prong set at compass points, and is centered in a delightfully sculptural twist.

Final Thoughts
Do you love diamonds? What is your favorite April birthstone gift? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

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International Women’s Day 2019: Advice for Aspiring Female Leaders

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 00:50

 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we rounded up some of our Co-CEO Beth Gerstein’s best advice for aspiring female leaders as featured in Forbes.

Have Confidence

It’s important to have confidence in your ability, so speak up when you have an idea and make your voice heard.

Take Risks

Volunteer for stretch assignments and don’t shy away from tough projects.

Foster and Maintain Relationships

Solicit advice from people you look up to that can guide and influence your career; there’s nothing more valuable than gaining insights from a respected mentor or seasoned vet.

Be Persistent

During your journey, you will likely face a lot of resistance, but ultimately if you stick with what you believe is right, you can truly make an impact.

Lead by Example

You need to be intentional about both what you say and what you do. Everything you do sets the tone for the organization.

Final Thoughts

How are you celebrating the women in your life today? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Irish Engagement Rings

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 19:00

 

You don’t have to be from the Emerald Isle to love Irish engagement rings. These beautiful, detailed rings are overflowing with history and symbolism, making them highly sought after for their enchanting appeal.

Irish engagement rings encompass a wide array of designs, from the knots and braids of the ancient Celts to the more recent style of Claddagh rings. If you are looking for a ring that symbolizes enduring love, these Irish rings are the perfect choice.

There are two main styles of Irish engagement rings. The first is the ever popular Claddagh ring. This ring can be worn four different ways throughout a lifetime, and they make beautiful family heirlooms. The second style features mesmerizing Celtic knots. These knots are looping and infinite, representing an endless path or never-ending love. These styles are beloved as engagement rings because of their romantic symbolism and charming designs.

Claddagh Engagement Rings

Though rings with Claddagh-type elements have reportedly been in existence for thousands of years, the traditional Claddagh ring was rumored to be created in 1700 by a young Irish man by the name of Richard Joyce. Joyce supposedly learned his trade of crafting fine jewelry overseas, but returned home to Ireland to marry his sweetheart and set up a jewelry shop selling the first Claddagh rings.

There are quite a few legends such as this, so jewelry experts continue to disagree on the Claddagh ring’s true origin. For the foreseeable future it will remain shrouded in mystery, making Claddagh rings even more desirable.

Claddagh rings follow a simple style guide. At the top of the band, two hands clasp a heart, and on top of that heart is a crown. Once again, what these three images symbolize is not official, but this ambiguity allows you and your partner to create your own meaning.

Claddagh Ring Styles

Simple Claddagh rings are made of precious metal and commonly include milgrain detailing around the crown. Both men and women opt to wear Claddagh rings, though the style is most popular among women.  If you want a bit of sparkle added to the ring, you can incorporate diamonds and gemstones in a variety of ways. Turn your Claddagh into an elegant solitaire diamond ring by replacing the heart with a round or heart shaped diamond or colored gemstone.

Don’t wear it the wrong way!

Those who understand how Claddagh rings work will glance at your finger and make assumptions based on how you are wearing your ring. There are four options: single, in a relationship, engaged, and married. There’s no “it’s complicated” option, so you’ll have to leave that for Facebook! As can be expected, wearing the ring on your right hand indicates that you are either single or in a relationship. If the crown is pointing toward you, it means you are single. If it is pointing away from you, it means you are in a relationship. When the ring is worn on the left hand, the crown pointing toward you means that you are engaged, and away from you means that you are married.

If you are going to give or receive a Claddagh engagement ring, make sure that you are in the know!

Celtic Knot Engagement Rings

Used primarily as decoration by the ancient Celts in Insular Art (the art produced in the British Isles in the centuries following the fall of the Roman Empire), these endless knots were typically used as adornments in Christian books and statues, such as the Book of Kells. These symbols have come to represent the nation of Ireland, and they have made their way into the hearts (and onto the rings) of millions worldwide.

Simple Celtic Knots

A beloved Celtic knot called the trinity knot is a simple looping pattern that comes to three points and forms a triangular shape in the middle. Those three points have been said to represent a variety of things, such as earth, air, and water; life, death, and rebirth; and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Like the Claddagh ring, you can allow the three points to stand for whatever forces are most meaningful to you. For your engagement, they could possibly represent the past, present, and future of your relationship.

Braided Knots

Beautiful and complex, braided knots are perfect for the shank (the band) of the ring. They take the traditional eternity ring—a ring with a design that continues around the ring’s entire circumference—and take it to the next level by making the design itself represent infinity. If you choose a strand from the braid and follow it around the ring, you will never encounter an end.

Custom Irish Engagement Rings

If you have a unique vision of your perfect Irish engagement ring, you may want to work with a custom jewelry design expert to bring that vision to life! For Claddagh rings, a popular option is adding a heart shaped diamond or colored gemstone to the center. You can line the entire ring with diamonds, or put very small ones in the crown. A beautiful option would be to create a pave heart, the small diamonds creating a solid expanse of sparkle. Many pay homage to Ireland by including stunning green emeralds in the ring, representing the island’s beautiful green pastures.
If you prefer Celtic knots, try drawing your own knot that we can wrap around the band or highlight at the top. This is a great way to express your creativity! Brilliant Earth’s custom design experts will be happy to make your dreams a reality.

Alongside the shamrock and the harp, Celtic knots and Claddagh rings have become representative of Ireland. If you are looking for a way to express fidelity and eternal love, Irish engagement rings are the way to go!

Final Thoughts

Do you love Irish engagement rings? Tell us why on InstagramFacebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

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Aquamarines: The History and Meaning of March’s Birthstone

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 20:16

 

March babies get a beautiful blue gem as their birthstone: aquamarine. Named for the ocean’s purest shades of blue, the birthstone for March brings to mind visions of calm waters and tropical lagoons.

The alluring aquamarine gemstone makes a gorgeous centerpiece for both engagement ring settings and fine jewelry. Here’s what March birthday girls (and those who shop for them) should know about their aquamarine birthstone.

History and Origin

Aquamarine means “water of the sea,” a name which originated in the early 1700s, around the start of the Georgian era. These gorgeous gems are part of the beryl family of minerals, which also includes emeralds. Aquamarines come in colors ranging from the palest blue to dark blue-greens. They usually have excellent clarity and can be found in quite large sizes.

While we think this March birthstone is gorgeous in any size or shade, we especially love to see it paired with rose gold! The color combination of aquamarine and rose gold engagement rings is alluringly distinctive, and we think that this trend will definitely stand the test of time.

Aquamarine is mined in Brazil, throughout Africa and Asia, and in Colorado, where it is the state gemstone. Although aquamarine and blue topaz can be mistaken for each other, aquamarine is more valuable due to its rarity and natural coloring, while blue topaz is produced by treating colorless topaz with radiation.

Meaning

Legend has it that aquamarine provides mental clarity and good health, and that it protects the wearer against foes in battle or litigation. Aquamarine was once referred to as the “Sailor’s Stone,” because ancient sailors believed that the stone would protect them from disasters at sea. During World War II the US Navy commissioned a coastal patrol yacht called the USS Aquamarine, named in honor of the gemstone and its connection to the ocean.

Royal and A-list Fans

Some of the most famous aquamarine gemstones belong to Queen Elizabeth II. The President of Brazil presented her with a stunning  aquamarine necklace and earrings at her coronation in 1953. Apparently, the Queen adored aquamarines so much that she went on to add an aquamarine bracelet, brooch, and even an aquamarine tiara to her collection of royal jewels.

Because Jessica Biel has a March birthday, thoughtful husband Justin Timberlake included two aquamarine accents in the engagement ring he designed for her (with, no surprise, an eye-popping diamond in between them).

How to Wear Them

The light, bright blue of aquamarine looks especially chic paired with neutrals, like black and white, navy blue and camel. Wear your aquamarine jewelry with a crisp white blouse and black pencil skirt, with a little black dress and nude-hued heels, or to dress up dark jeans, tall boots and a neutral-hued cashmere sweater. But since the color aquamarine is practically a neutral itself, it looks great with just about any outfit you own.

Caring for Aquamarines

Aquamarines possess a score of 7.5-8 on the hardness scale, which means that they’re durable enough to be worn as jewelry but that you should avoid any rough wear that might scratch them. They can withstand light exposure but don’t subject them to extreme heat. Clean aquamarines with gentle soap and warm water.

If you are looking for a gift for a loved one with a March birthday, or if you simply crave a stunning piece of pale blue jewelry, you can’t go wrong with aquamarine. Brilliant Earth offers stunning aquamarine engagement rings, as well as one-of-a-kind aquamarine vintage rings, which can make beautiful engagement rings or just an excellent gift for any special occasion. You can also Create Your Own Aquamarine Ring by selecting your ideal aquamarine gemstone and setting it in one of our most sought after settings!

Final Thoughts

Do you love aquamarine jewelry?  Let us know what you think of March’s birthstone on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or in the comments section!

 

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7 Rings Inspired by Katy Perry’s Engagement Ring

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 18:05

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Adding to a year already filled with celebrity engagements is the exciting news of Katy Perry’s engagement to long time beau Orlando Bloom!

With its striking pink center stone and sparkling halo of diamonds, Perry’s engagement ring is true to her, embodying the colorful and unique style that she’s become known for. While the star has yet to reveal the details of her ring, our experts told Town and Country that the center stone appears to be a ruby or vivid pink diamond, weighing between two to two and half carats in size. Adding dramatic flair to this look is a floral-inspired halo of eight round diamonds, set within a lustrous yellow gold setting. If you are just as in love with Katy’s engagement ring as we are, discover similar pink engagement ring styles below!

Reina Diamond Ring

Featuring a distinctive halo surrounding the center gem, the Reina Diamond Ring exudes elegance and vintage-inspired glamour (shown with 8x6mm peach oval lab created sapphire).

Waverly Diamond Ring

The sophisticated Waverly Diamond Ring features scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the band, forming a sparkling halo around the center stone (shown with 8x6mm peach oval lab created sapphire).

Lotus Flower Diamond Ring

Featuring a subtle floral-inspired halo, the Lotus Flower Diamond Ring is an exquisite design that is at once unique and feminine (shown with 8x6mm peach oval lab created sapphire).

Sunburst Diamond Ring

Stunning and distinctive, the Sunburst Diamond Ring features a glittering halo of three-prong set diamonds that radiate from the eye-catching center stone (shown with 8x6mm peach oval lab created sapphire).

Luxe Sienna Halo Diamond Ring

Surrounded by dazzling diamond accents, the glamorous Luxe Sienna Halo Diamond Ring features a halo of French pavé-set diamonds that form a brilliant ring of light (shown with 8x6mm peach oval lab created sapphire).

Alvadora Diamond Ring

The one-of-a-kind, vintage-inspired Alvadora Diamond Ring features a bezel-set diamond surrounded by ornate lattice work in yellow gold (shown with 8x6mm peach oval lab created sapphire).

Odessa Diamond Ring

Chic and feminine, the Odessa Diamond Ring features intricate diamond accents that complement and accentuate the center gem (shown with 8x6mm peach oval lab created sapphire).

Final Thoughts

Which of these pink engagement rings is your favorite? Would you opt for a ring like Katy Perry’s? Let us know on our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

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