Monthly Archives: September 2015

October Opals

Our favorite October birthstone? Opal! This gemstone looks like many colors depending on the light–a quality which led ancient people to develop many beliefs about the magical powers of opals. Here, a little background on this opulent–and intriguing–gemstone.   Roman … Continue reading

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Promise Rings 101

From mild-mannered Victorians to Miley Cyrus, promise rings have a unique place in the culture of romance. This pre-matrimonial trend piece can have a wide range of meanings, and comes in numerous styles. Here are the basics: What They Mean … Continue reading

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Traditional Anniversary Gifts For Your 20th, 25th, and 30th Years Together

  Anniversary Gifts – 20th, 25th, and 30th by rikkim featuring a 14k ring   20th Anniversary: Platinum True love is rare. Celebrate it with platinum, rarest of metals. It doesn’t tarnish or wear out–so it’ll be just a pretty … Continue reading

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Traditional Anniversary Gifts For Your 10th, 11th, and 12th Years Together

Today’s world can be tough on couples. Long hours, long commutes, rising costs of childcare and healthcare–perhaps it’s no wonder divorce rates are so high. But if you make it to these big anniversaries, chances are, you’ve found something really … Continue reading

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Bridesmaid Gift Etiquette

For most brides to be, bridesmaids are instrumental. Whether brainstorming wedding ideas, handling emergency wardrobe fixes, or just lots of emotional support, they’re there for you. A bridesmaid gift is both a token of appreciation and a way to remember … Continue reading

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Backup Bands: 3 Takes

If you live a life of leisure, no need to read on–go back to lounging and eating grapes. For the rest of us, losing or damaging a wedding ring is a real possibility given the threats of everyday life. Activities … Continue reading

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Sapphire: The September Birthstone

Ever get the feeling that you’re celebrating a birthday just about every week come September? Well, it’s not just you–September is the most popular month to be born in! Just check out this infographic to see how it stacks up … Continue reading

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What The Cut Of Your Engagement Rings Says About Your Wedding Style

The cut of your engagement ring–or ideal engagement ring!–can say a lot about you. Here, some of the hottest cuts on the market, and what they suggest about the wearer’s style.   Cushion Cut: Glamour, But Grounded Classic Cushion Cut … Continue reading

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