Spring is right around the corner, and the season of flowers calls for something new and colorful to spice up your wardrobe. To that end, we chose three categories of jewelry — earrings, fashion rings, and wedding bands — to add springtime vibrancy to any season of the year.
Welcome to the new year! After the sorrows of 2017, we’re welcoming 2018 with the hope that it can’t be worse than the two years before. We’re jumping on the positivity train this time around, starting out January with new habits, a new outlook, and maybe even a new wardrobe. So why not add new jewelry to that list?
Worn by women for hundreds of years, it isn’t until recently (since World War ll) that men have joined in on the tradition of wearing wedding bands to mark their union. And with an endless selection of designers and styles, modern couples can easily express their shared love for one another with matching wedding bands while still showing off their individual style.
Matching wedding bands is a great way to publically honor the marriage for a lifetime to come, but what does matching really mean? it could mean a number of things, but for our purposes we are considering matching wedding bands, bands that are complementary in precious metal (yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, etc.), similar stone use (diamonds, colored diamonds), same style (pave, prong, channel), and/or same finish (polished, matte, hammered). What’s more, many contemporary designers craft bridal rings for both men and women, so couples have an easier time finding matching bands from their favorite designer.
To make your shopping experience easier, below we select matching women’s and men’s wedding bands from some of our favorite designers in traditional, contemporary, and alternative styles.
Like we talked about last week, pear-shaped diamond engagement rings make a wonderful choice for brides looking for a look that skillfully combines vintage-inspired detailing with contemporary style for a ring of breathtaking glamour and sophistication.
So, in the spirit of our article on celebrity cushion cut engagement rings, here are three of our very favorite A-List pear engagement rings matched with models that are every bit as stunning, without a stunning price tag.
You’ve seen them on the hands of such notable people as Victoria Beckham, Princess Charlene of Monaco, and most recently on current chart-topper Cardi B, but pear shaped engagement rings have been an understated beauty for hundreds of years. With some of the hottest celebrities and musicians sporting the teardrop cut, it is no wonder that this year the pear cut diamond has become one of the most popular engagement ring cuts for brides-to-be.
Here we take a look at some of the pros and cons of buying a pear cut engagement ring and a few of our favorite designer engagement ring styles for brides-to-be to consider.
With this year coming to a close and engagement season coming up, it’s time to once again revisit all our favorite bridal things. Not to be overlooked, the fashion jewelry a bride wears on her big day matters just as much as the wedding dress itself. And while there are multiple ways of tackling bridal fashion jewelry, some brides look to family traditions when shopping for their bridal jewelry. One we see every year in the PJD office is the “something borrowed, something blue” Old English Rhyme. Once thought to bring luck and a promise of fertility, now it has become a wonderful tradition for brides to observe if they want.
While there are many clever and interesting ways for brides to wear their four ritual items, we thought it would be interesting to look at possible fashion jewelry to meet one of the special criteria. For brides still looking for their “something blue,” we’ve discovered an array of gorgeous blue-hued fashion jewelry pieces that fit the stylish bride-to-be perfectly.
With a glamour and vintage-inspired sophistication all it’s own, engagement rings featuring cushion cut diamonds are quickly becoming the go-to favorite engagement ring stone for fashionable celebrities, legendary jewelry making designers, and modern brides-to-be all the same. Also sometimes called “pillow-cut” stones, cushion-shaped diamonds are a great way to bring an amazing level of natural diamond fire and shine, while also maintaining a regal sense of vintage-inspired sentimentality and glow.
Seen on the hand of A-List celebs like Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, and more, the cushion cut craze is nowhere near stopping. So, to help our PJD readers get that A-List look without breaking the bank, here are three of our very favorite celeb rings and their more affordable counterparts. Enjoy!
Every year marks new trends in bridal jewelry, and what was popular only five years ago may look hopelessly passé now. Now that we’re well into 2017, we can see clear patterns from designers, tastemakers, and consumers about what kind of engagement rings have characterized this year.
Oh no! You want to propose to your favorite lady in the world — you’ve got the venue ready, you’ve got the ideal place to pop the question, and heck, you’ve even got a camera person ready! But you don’t have the ring yet! You might think you can push that to the last minute, but you’re sadly mistaken if you think a lady won’t notice that her ring, her one-and-only engagement ring, was picked without enough care and attention.
Everyone’s been going green, from Cameron Diaz, to Harrison Ford, to the illustrious Daryl Hannah. With that in mind, why not make your wedding an organic affair? People have the skill to create stunning exquisiteness, but nobody can do beauty better than Mother Nature. Make your wedding an organic paradise, and take inspiration from the natural world when choosing your bridal jewelry.