I was ridiculously lucky - I inherited a family heirloom of an engagement ring. When my husband was thinking of proposing, my grandmother gifted us her mother's 1927 Cartier engagement ring. I know, I know...
If you need to begin the process of searching for the perfect engagement ring (or ladies, if you want to start sending him hints), have no fear. I've done the legwork and discovered six independent, smaller jewelry designers so you can find a piece that is absolutely perfect, and so much more unique than the bigger jewelry stores.
THE MRS. BOX
Presentation is everything. Meet The Mrs. Box. From their website: " We’re not sure when ring boxes became so boring—but we decided to do something about it. The Mrs. Box is the world’s largest collection of heirloom worthy ring boxes made from custom dyed velvet in an ever growing rainbow of hues." They even have a handy color comparison tool when it comes down to choosing between The Astor and The Adeline (always a tough choice).
Yuliya Chorna is a Canadian jewelry designer. All of her pieces are made in her Toronto studio. We love her expertist in combining diamonds with almost raw looking gold finishes - organic bezel sets and and hand detailing.
Moonstone Tiare, $1,055 CAD
These pieces, made by Anastassia Tiare, utilize moonstone for a surprisingly fresh look.
Celestial Devoire, $2,320 CAD
Hexagon cut rainbow moonstone surrounded by delicate diamonds. We love this shape!
Yasuko Azuma grew up in Japan and draws upon her training as a fashion designer and a dancer to create her organically timeless pieces. “I prefer not to follow trends but to create styles that are enduring, versatile and collectible. I also believe in jewelry that is more subdued with unexpected surprises and details rather than bold diamond statement looks.” - Yasuko Azuma.
Jen is the head designer of Ritzy Rose. When she's not creating new wedding signs and baby announcements, she spends her time emersing herself in the up and coming trends in the world of weddings, engagements, parties and decor. She lives in Pickeringon, Ohio with her husband and sons Isaac + Ezra. When someone asks what her favorite color is, she has trouble choosing between glitter and rainbow (but she appreciates a good neutral palette, too).
Desserts are a topic that we'll gladly talk about all day and every day. From French macarons to geometric shapes, hand-painted artistic effects and metallic moments, these trends will have your mouth watering. Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers and parties. DIY ideas, pics for your professional baker.
Llove is in the air and we have some adorable wedding guests to introduce you to. One of the furriest wedding trends that has been popping up lately is hiring llamas or alpacas for your wedding. Read on and try not to drool over these whimsical, magical creatures.