The Friends reunion is upon us and we’re jumping up and down with glee! (Sorry, Mr. Heckles) To celebrate, we’ve put together Central Perk-worthy jewelry to match the most iconic Friends outfits. *clapclapclapclap*
Whether or not these Friends have been on a break is simply a moo point. They’re back, it’s happening, OH. MY. GOD.
The fashion of the Six is, in many ways, as legendary as they are – and good news, it’s still in style! With just a bit of accessorizing, you’ll be ready to star in your own 2021 remake of the series.
So read on for hand-picked pieces, perfectly suited for the Friends reunion. You know we know you know you’ll love it!
Phoebe is the only one of the Friends who truly aced Bohemian style. Especially in the early seasons, Phoebe’s earthy outfits flowed as fluidly as her free spirit. If you’re a fan of her Friends outfits, you can perfectly set them off with a touch of nature-inspired shine.
Phoebe is the queen of quirky Friends outfits. Her style is bold, colorful, and oh-so-memorable – and it’s as snatch-uppable as her and Rachel’s apothecary table from yore. It’s the “as seen on the street” style that we aspire to. So what’s more worthy of Phoebe Buffay’s muppet-orange (and still on-trend) coat than an eye-popping, honey-gold, go-big-or-go-home citrine statement piece?
Phoebe has a lesson for all brides: Do your day in your own way! On her wedding day to her lobster, Mike, she passed on the traditional white dress for something a bit more…Phoebe: a lavender silk beauty. We’re sure she would go for a unique wedding ring as well, like this dainty amethyst design:
We’re not even going to ask if you remember these pants, because we know they’re burned into your brain. You couldn’t forget Ross’s leather pants if you scrubbed your memory squeaky-clean, Monica-style. They were tight. And they deserve a similarly sleek, uber-sexy ring.
Oh, Ross. Who could forget that sweater. An unfortunate mix-up meant that he and his date showed up wearing the exact same swirling pink top. If any lemonade can be made out of these lemons, it’s with the help of these inspired diamond and pink sapphire earrings. Perfect for wearing on your next date. *wink*
Rachel’s strapless yellow dress is one of the Friends outfits we would totally rock today. Slim, detailed, and butter-yellow, it’s a look that’s held up incredibly well throughout the years. If you love this figure-hugging dress, you’ll love the slim profile of these citrine and diamond earrings. Trust us, they’re about to be your favorite sparklers.
As we watched the Friends head out for the Geller Cup, all we could think about was which ring would hold up against all that tackling. So for all you athletes and movers and shakers, here’s a professional tip: a platinum bezel-set ring will hold up best against the daily wear you put it through. The next time you’re fighting for a troll doll nailed to a two-by-four, think bezel.
You think of Rachel Green, and this is the outfit that pops into your mind. If you needed a reason why 90’s fashion is coming back around, Rachel’s skirt/sweater combo is it. And one piece that’s a perfect complement to Rachel’s plaid skirt is – clearly – a criss-crossed ruby necklace.
Joey does have his moments of genius. Remember the time when Chandler stole the chair cushions, so Joey exacted his revenge by wearing ALL of Chandler’s clothes at once? Touché.
This colorful outfit mash-up deserves nothing less than a sparkling necklace featuring every type of colorful sapphire you can find. Sapphires don’t only come in blue; this gemstone necklace features pink, yellow, and white sapphires! It’s the ideal piece for when you can’t decide which stone is your favorite. Could this necklace BE rocking any more sapphires?
Monica’s outfits tend to be two things: high-waisted and simple. And for anyone who’s listening, that formula works. One of her classic styles is also the easiest to recreate nowadays: a ruby-red tank top and old school blue jeans. For a modern add-on, may we suggest some minimalist, yet sparkling, ruby and diamond earrings?
Chandler’s style has always been…Chandler. But this particular black-and-white number is sweet for the double-take, and couldn’t be any more perfectly suited for this channel-set honey. This is a men’s wedding ring that’s anything but boring.
Get your partner and your loved ones in on the act with our Drop A Hint feature. Because friends don’t let friends lack luster!
Okay, so you’ve found your dream engagement ring on JamesAllen.com. You’ve spun it around 360° until you were dizzy with sparkle. Perhaps you’ve even tried it on for size using our Virtual Ring Try-On. So now you know what you want, what do you do?
DROP A HINT!
Drop a Hint to Your Significant Other
The world of engagement rings is diverse and complex; it’s easy for proposers to get lost in the details. Avoid confusion and get your dream ring by sending the exact ring directly to your partner. But why limit yourself to only one ring? Send a handful of possible rings to your partner so you’ll be sure to be surprised and delighted when they propose with one you love!
Drop a Hint to your Friends
If you don’t want to tell your partner directly, get a loved one on your side! Who’s got your back? A friend? A sibling? A coworker? Send them the ring(s) you have your eye on so they can pass the info on to your partner. Either tell your SO to contact your loved one, or vice versa.
Dropping a hint to your friends is also a perfect way to get second opinions. Can’t decide between two rings? Send them to your posse for a vote. Not sure what the difference is between a comfort fit and a knife-edge band? Your cousin who worked in a jewelry store in college would know. Channel-set or side stones? See what your mom thinks. Who better than your partners in shine to give your SO a nudge and a wink to ensure you’re both in perfect sync?
To drop a hint via James Allen‘s website, simply find a ring you like and click the “Drop a Hint” link above the photo of the ring. Click on it, and you’ll be prompted to choose a platform over which to send your hint: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Gmail. Or, you can simply copy the link and send it however you’d like. Click on any of the icons and you’ll be taken to that site.
Of course, with hundreds of exquisite rings to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to pick just one. If you find yourself torn between a number of sparklers, add them all to your wish list and share that with your SO.
First, either create an account or log in. Click the heart icon next to each ring to add to your wish list. Once you’re logged in, your preferred rings will be saved and you’ll be able to view them whenever you want.
Split Band Diamond Engagement Ring
“The ring was 100x what I expected. All the diamonds are set perfectly and catch everyone’s attention. My fiancée is constantly stopped by random people who are absolutely captivated by how stunning the ring is.” -Kyle K.
“A very delicate setting that’s not gaudy with diamonds, but still sparkles. The micro-pave diamonds are slanted on the sides of the band so the main diamond has all the attention, but the pavè gives it a slight sparkle to enhance it.” -Carol L.
There are other ways to signal your ring preference off JamesAllen.com. If you want to distract your partner with something shiny, here are some other surefire ways to drop a hint.
Drop a Hint on Instagram!
There are a couple of ways to share your sparkly find via Instagram. Browse our feed for inspo and save your favorites to a dedicated engagement ring collection. Review the collection at your leisure, and when you’ve decided on a particularly lovely ring (or rings), DM them to your SO! Alternatively, send them to your best friends so they can tell you what great taste you have in jewelry. Follow us to get a sparkling feed, educational info, and insider sale info!
Alternatively, if you’re the type to yell your love from the rooftops, tag your SO on Instagram using the hashtag #jamesallenrings. If they’re on IG frequently, tag them in your stories. It will disappear after 24 hours, but you can publish as much and as frequently as you want! Create an IG post and your partner will be able to review the featured rings (up to 10) as often as they’d like. However you post, don’t forget to include the ring’s style number so they can easily identify it.
Pinterest is a great platform for collecting engagement ring inspiration. Both you and your partner can benefit hugely from utilizing Pinterest boards properly. When you’re in the early stages of getting ring-spired, collect any and all eye-catching rings to one board. As you refine your ring tastes, separate your pins into more specific boards, like “Princess Cuts” or “Pavé,” or simply start deleting rings that are no longer in the running. Once you’ve figured out your unique ring style, it’s time to drop a hint.
Pin a ring (or two) to your board or repin one of our expertly curated pins. When you’re done, make your board public and share it with your SO, or keep it private and invite them to be a collaborator. Learn how to use Pinterest to find your dream ring and you’ll be sure to get the one you love.
Pinned all your hopes on a James Allen ring? Check out our most popular pins – you’ll want to pin them to your board!
This year, it’s the return of the red carpet. We quickly got to work and rounded up our favorite looks (and sparkle!) of the evening.
The glamorous 2021 Oscars red carpet was a welcome relief to almost-normalcy after a long, long year devoid of celebration. The pure talent of the celebs present would knock us over, if their elegant outfits hadn’t already.
1. Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfriend wrapped herself up like a birthday present in a sweeping red Armani gown with a plunging neckline. And what better to pair with a dramatic dress, than dramatic rubies? Sometimes, glam doesn’t need to be taken down a notch.
Her earrings featured center rubies haloed with many, many accent diamonds. Grab your own lookalike pair – which sit fabulously on your lobes even when you’re wearing a relatively normal-sized dress.
Petite Drop Oval Halo Ruby And Diamond Earrings
Celebrate a classic look with these petite drop earrings featuring oval rubies surrounded by a halos of glistening diamonds. This chic pair of earrings will instantly upgrade any look.
Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, the lead vocalist for How to Destroy Angels, looked glam as anything on the 2021 Oscars red carpet. She looked stunning arm-in-arm with her husband, Trent Reznor, who along with his Nine Inch Nails bandmate Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste took home the award for Best Original Score.
Mariqueen paired her form-hugging, black sequined dress with drop bezel-set gemstone earrings. Grab your own pair of rose gold diamond earrings to wear on your next night out!
Bezel Set Chain Drop Diamond Earrings
Make your sparkle move with these gold bezel set chain earrings. For someone who is looking for earrings that can go with the flow, this pair is the perfect way to bring diamonds into the light.
Andra Day, singer-songwriter and captivating star of 2021’s “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” mirrored the gold statue she strove to take home. Nominated for Best Actress, she glimmered in an arrangement of diamonds – but what really caught our eye was her ruby ring, haloed in tiny sparkling diamonds.
Get your own red carpet glam with this yellow gold ruby halo ring.
Round Halo Ruby And Diamond Ring
Emphasize the ultimate luxury of a ruby with the natural beauty of diamonds. This halo ring is a classic look that features the most sought-after materials.
Regina King opened the 2021 Oscars with a poignant speech that refused to gloss over the hardships of the past year. Standing up in front of the assembled celebs, she filled the room – from the unfurled wings of her Louis VItton butterfly dress, to her powerful words, to her spots of diamond sparkle.
If you’re eager to emulate Regina King’s elegant outfit, start with the diamond tennis bracelet that graced her wrist. This lookalike four-pronged diamond bracelet comes in the carats; and you can choose to set your custom piece with either earth-created or lab-created diamonds!
Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet
This classic tennis bracelet features a single row of scintillating brilliant cut lab created diamonds set in finely crafted four prong baskets.
Margot Robbie chose to embody two of our favorite adjectives: smooth and effortless. A few stacking rings in white metal accented her sparkling Chanel sheath dress and brand-new bangs. Though she wore multiple jewelry pieces, the fact that she kept all of them in a unified metal maintained her outfit’s simplicity.
Pro tip: Grab this lookalike criss-cross white gold diamond ring to add some personality to your jewelry wardrobe while still keeping it pairable. The white metal and diamond complement anything you want to wear, without being boring.
Criss-Cross Baguette And Pavé Diamond Ring
This 14K white gold ring features baguette diamonds asymmetrically arranged and a criss-cross shank with pave diamonds. This ring is design for the strong willed and the unconventional.
Zendaya can seemingly do no wrong. She gracefully hops from action, to comedy, to drama – and seriously rocks a red carpet. This year, she wowed in a popping yellow Valentino dress with multiple layers of Bulgari diamond. The real stunner was her halo necklace, featuring an incredible canary yellow diamond.
You can grab your own yellow diamond pendant, encircled in a halo of accent diamonds, for a tiny fraction of the $6 million-worth of jewels that Zendaya wore.
Fancy Yellow Diamond Cluster Oval Necklace
Stunning and rare, the yellow diamond is classic luxury that is truly timeless. This exquisite pendant in two-toned 18K yellow and white gold features a vivid cluster of fancy yellow diamonds surrounded by a diamond halo, crowned by an additional bezel set diamond.
Youn Yuh-Jung is officially Oscars royalty! Not only did she win Best Supporting Actress for her gripping role in “Minari”, but she became the first Korean woman to do so. Well, it’s about time. We’re a little bit obsessed with the stylish and witty actress, who wore a timeless getup: a structured, floor-length dress and understated Chopard diamond earrings in the forms of tiny stars.
Grab your own star power with our star-shaped diamond stud earrings. Wear them to your next gala event, or pop them on before you head out to do errands. Either way, you’re sure to elevate your outfit.
Star Diamond Earrings
These petite diamond star studs crafted in 14K yellow gold are a whimsical way to add some sparkle to your every day look.
Ariana Debose, the Hamilton star, is not only a triple threat on stage – she’s also a knockout trendsetter on the red carpet. Let’s be honest: not everyone can don a tangerine-colored cutout Versace gown and make it look easy. And even fewer can rock the bubbly clustered diamond earrings as accessories.
Grab Ariana’s bold style for yourself: lookalike bezel-set bubble earrings featuring bright pink sapphires and brilliant diamonds.
Rose Gold Bubble Pink Sapphire And Diamond Earrings
These effervescent earrings display sparkly diamond and pink sapphire bubbles that will never be burst. Chic and trendy to fit your fizzy personality!
Glam glam glam! Maria Bakalova, the hilarious co-star of 2020’s “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm”, is a master at taking us unawares. First, in her role alongside Sacha Baron Cohen, and now as a vision on the red carpet. She complemented her white princess ball gown with large-carat Moussaeif diamond jewelry.
Channel your own red carpet princes with a pair of cascading, nature-inspired diamond earrings in white gold!
Leaves Cascade Diamond Drop Earrings
These graceful drop earrings feature stunning leaves of diamonds that cascade along a fine gold chain, allowing for elegant movement and sparkle in a delicate design.
Move over, a new Best Supporting Actor is in town! Daniel Kaluuya is an actor with an amount of on-screen talent that is only seen once in a generation. We loved him in “Get Out”, we were captivated by his role in “Judas and the Black Messiah”, and we’re crazy for his most recent red carpet get-up. Cartier diamonds, paired with Bottega Venetta; no one could pull it off better.
And you know what would complement his super-sharp outfit? One of our more popular men’s pieces: a black titanium carved ring. If you’re looking for men’s wedding bands and want to channel your inner Academy Award-winner, this design is for you.
Satin-Finished Center-Cut Carved Wedding Ring
Crafted from aircraft grade titanium, the black titanium ring is permeated with color creating a lasting finish. Couple these outstanding qualities with a rounded polished interior that allows the ring to slide easily and rest comfortably on the finger.
It’s the understatement of 2021 to say that Sacha Baron Cohen is off-center. His newest Borat film crosses all personal boundaries, but does so with such aplomb that you can’t help but applaud. And his Oscars red carpet outfit is just as casually offbeat as his comedy.
The ideal accessory to his Ralph Lauren getup would be our wood grain comfort fit men’s wedding ring: an alternative ring that embraces classic style.
Cobalt Chrome™ Wood Grain Comfort Fit Wedding Ring
This awesome 8mm high-polished comfort-fit Cobalt band features a wood grain inlay and beveled edges.
Riz Ahmed, who was nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Sound of Metal” looked sleek AF dressed from head to toe in Prada. This has been a momentous year for him, both professionally and personally. It was his Fatima Farheen Mirza’s red carpet debut as a married couple!
And the perfect addition to this newly-married actor’s all-black ensemble? A polished cobalt chrome men’s wedding ring!
Cobalt Chrome™ Polished Comfort Fit Wedding Ring
This unique Cobalt 7mm comfort-fit black band features a high polished round edge that exemplifies subtle, yet impeccable style.
Charles D. King, the producer of “Judas and the Black Messiah” sported Frère, successfully mix-and-matching brown and black in his elegant getup. The clean lines of his suit match exquisitely with James Allen’s gold and tantalum bark pattern ring. Just like his outfit, this ring pairs unexpected patterns with not-often-seen-together colors: yellow gold and black tantalum.
Yellow Gold And Tantalum Asymmetrical Bark Pattern Ring
This contemporary 7mm ring is features a thin bark pattern in 14K yellow gold with an asymmetrical stripe of blackened tantalum to convey a modern and sleek look.
Is anyone more of a queen than Angela Bassett? She stood tall in a regal scarlet Alberta Ferretti dress with voluminous winged sleeves. Her gown was beautifully accented with cascading ruby earrings – ones that you can make your own!
These dangling Ombre ruby earrings are dramatic pieces that add incredible movement to any outfit. As you move, they’ll move, and they’ll sparkle like nothing else!
Dangling Ombre Ruby To Pink Sapphire Drop Earrings
Two rows graduating Ombre pink sapphires and rubies make these dangling earrings the epitome of sophistication.
Laura Dern makes us love her over and over again every time she appears on the red carpet. This time, she delighted us in a black-and-white, over-the-top feathered Oscar De La Renta number. She cleverly paired her fluffy dress with the straight lines of a pair of elegant droplet earrings.
Take home these lookalike elongated topaz and diamond drop earrings for yourself!
Elongated Pear And Diamond Drop Earrings
Simple and elegant, these earrings featuring elongated pear shaped white topaz drops and delicate diamond halos make for the picture of understated glamour.
Capture the freshness of spring with May birthstone jewelry and engagement rings!
Emerald, the May birthstone, is one of the rarest gemstones out there. Literally meaning “green” in Greek, emerald mining has existed, as we know it, for well over three thousand years. Throughout the ages, cultures across the globe have delighted in this green gem: Cleopatra regularly flaunted emeralds and gave them away as diplomatic gifts, Spanish conquerors plundered emeralds from the Incas, and legend has it that an emerald was one of the 4 sacred stones given to King Solomon. Nowadays, nearly half of the world’s emeralds are mined in Colombia.
Emerald is a form of the mineral beryl, which has been tinged green by trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium. Ooooh, and how green it can be! From light- to deep-colored, emerald’s verdant hues span the green spectrum. The better the emerald gemstone’s cut, the richer it’s color.
Fun fact: another popular version of the mineral beryl, tinged blue by trace amounts of iron, is aquamarine!
The emerald cut is one with particularly few facets, and as such doesn’t give a stone’s imperfections anywhere to hide. This is why it suits stones with excellent clarity! Although any stone can be cut into an emerald cut, this particular cut originated with emeralds. It suits them perfectly! Two features are most important in an emerald: the hue and the clarity. Emeralds can contain various imperfections, which can be hidden by other multi-faceted cuts. But if you want your emerald to shine incredibly, and its green color to somehow appear brighter, then choose a stone with a high grade of clarity.
Emeralds can be the affordable gemstone choice! A 1-carat emerald actually appears larger than a 1-carat diamond. Why? Emeralds are less dense, and thus take up more space. Plus, at the same carat weight as diamonds, emeralds have much lower price points.
How to Wear Emeralds
Emeralds are durable (7.5-8 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale), but they’re not nearly as hard as diamonds (a maximum 10 on the Moh’s Scale). This means that they can be chipped or damaged, particularly if you wear them often. You can prevent this by choosing a sturdy setting for your emerald that properly encases it: strong prongs or an all-around bezel setting.
If you’ve got red hair or freckles, emeralds will look particularly fabulous on you! Red and green are complementary colors, so pair them as much as you can. Does it matter what type of jewelry in which you choose to showcase your emerald? No! Go wild, it’ll all look incredible.
Blue eyes? Dark green emerald earrings are your thing. The cool hue of the emeralds will complement your icy irises!
Because emeralds can be quite dark in color, it’s best to opt for larger carats, which allow more light to strike the stone and reveal its features.
Shopping for a May birthday? Go emerald. Not only are they beautiful on their own, but emeralds also represent youthful vitality, which makes them meaningful birthday presents. Gift a necklace, bracelet, ring, or earrings with May’s vivid green stone!
Cleopatra famously obsessed over emeralds – she laid claim over every single emerald mine in Egypt while she was queen. Though they’ve refrained from buying any mines, modern-day royalty and celebs like Kate Middleton, Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie have also rocked emeralds in their red carpet jewelry.
Did you know that your engagement ring’s center stone doesn’t necessarily need to be a diamond? If you want to feature a stunning emerald instead, your stone of choice can be set in any of our engagement ring designs. This is even more perfect if the ring recipient was born in May.
The May birthstone is the perfect green light to “Will you marry me?” Choose a ring with emerald side stones or a vibrant center.
For a bit of emerald inspiration, have a look at our gallery of custom-designed emerald engagement rings, created and purchased by our real customers. Browse the gallery, find one you love, and go create it for yourself!
Bold emerald engagement rings aren’t uncommon among the celeb crowd. A few of the most gorgeous is Halle Berry’s brilliant combo of emerald and yellow gold, Olivia Wilde’s emerald halo, and Zoe Saldana’s emerald center stone. Shop below for lookalikes!
Emeralds truly are one of the most versatile gemstones. From engagement rings to pendant necklaces, they can be worn with nearly everything for a rich pop of color. And they’ve got an undeniable glamour – celebs are positively obsessed with them.
Emeralds are said to bring their wearers foresight and good luck. So, do you see an emerald in your future?