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Gabrielle Union’s Engagement Ring was revealed to the world in a breathtaking Instagram post on December 22, 2013. The actress and fashion icon received her beautiful ring from Miami Heat shooting guard and 12-time All-Star Dwayne Wade.
To add to the special moment, Dwayne Wade enlisted the help of his two children and his nephew in popping the question! Wade and Union went on to make the family affair official, getting married the next year in an elegant outdoor wedding.
But you’re here for Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring! And you’re in the right place.
You’ll find out:
What style Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring is
What diamond shape is Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring?
How many carats is Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring?
How much did Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring cost & what’s it really worth?
Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring copy
What Style Is Gabrielle Union’s Engagement Ring?
Gabrielle’s engagement ring seems to have a flat solitaire band with a raised, pavé-studded basket. The solitaire band lends her ring a classic feel, while the diamond-studded basket gives the ring a surprise pop of sparkle when viewed from the side.
Using James Allen’s Ring Studio, you can make your own lookalike of Gabrielle Union’s engagement ring. With a solitaire shank, a pavé-studded basket, and 4-pronged closure, this ring is nearly identical to Union’s stunning ring. All you have to do is choose your own diamond to complete this stunner!
We love a good photo dump, especially when it features an incredible engagement ring and a beautiful couple!
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It looks beautiful on the site, but how will it look on your finger? Here’s how to find out, using only your smartphone!
At James Allen, we believe your ring-trying experience should suit your lifestyle. It’s only natural to want to try before you buy, especially with a purchase as important as an engagement ring. So what could be better than trying on an endless selection of rings at any time or place?
Our nifty Virtual Engagement Ring Try-On lets you actually wear your favorite James Allen rings, with some convenient point-and-click smartphone magic. This innovative feature eliminates much of the guesswork commonly associated with ring shopping… and it’s super addictive!
You’ll find yourself trying on rings while waiting in line for coffee, while watching Netflix on the couch, or at 2am when you can’t sleep. Your ring, your schedule, your convenience.
FYI: This is an engagement ring-only, smartphone-only feature. Wedding rings and laptops need not apply.
Brick-and-Mortar Try-On vs. Virtual Try-On
Make an appointment with a jeweler
Open JamesAllen.com on your smartphone
Drive to a jewelry store
Browse rings in your spare time
Try on a limited ring selection
Take your pick of hundreds of rings, on demand!
Field the expectations of a commissioned salesperson
Try on rings without the pressure of a salesperson
Struggle to remember which rings you liked best
Compare and revisit your favorite rings as much as you’d like!
It’s pretty clear what the best choice is. Now open your phone, follow along, and let’s get started!
Ready to get your engagement ring on? Grab your phone and follow these three easy steps. Will this work on your desktop? No. It’s smartphone-only, because it’s 2021 baby.
1. Tap the ‘Try-On’ Icon
If a certain engagement ring piques your interest, go into its product page to virtually try it on. Click the “Try-On” icon to get started.
2. Snap a Shot of Your Hand
You’ll be prompted to take a photo of your hand. Onto this photo, you’ll be able to superimpose your chosen ring. You can resize, rotate, and even change out various diamond shapes! You’ll get an accurate idea of how nice your hand looks, be-sparkled.
3. Share Your Bedazzled Hand!
Send to your partner, get second opinions from friends and family, or post to your followers on social media to brag that you’ve found the one! It’s super simple to loop others in on your ring decision.
The beauty of an on-the-rack item isn’t a guarantee of its suitability off-the-rack. There are quite a few aspects of an engagement ring that can only be taken into account by slipping it onto your actual finger. Here’s what you can learn via the Virtual Try-On:
Which Metals Suit Both Your Skin Tone and Diamond Color
Should you choose white gold or platinum? What about 14k or 18k gold? White metals suit cooler skin tones and colorless diamonds. On the other hand, warm metals like yellow gold or rose gold look incredible on warmer skin tones, and are great at hiding less-sought after yellowish diamond tones.
Which Diamond Shape Best Complements Your Finger Length
Tap your heels together three times and repeat after us: there’s no birthstone like ruby, there’s no birthstone like ruby, there’s no birthstone like ruby.
Ruby, the July birthstone, is simply luxurious. Its blood-red color has been prized for millennia. Rubies are mentioned multiple times in the bible, were described by Pliny in the first century AD, and are named “the king of gems” – ratnaraj – in Sanskrit. Traditionally mined in South Asia, and in particular Thailand and Myanmar, they made their way via the silk road to all corners of the ancient world.
Though rubies likely rose to royal status first in ancient India, they were quickly adopted into noble families wherever they went. Jaw-dropping ruby jewelry sets are currently worn by the royal families of England, Denmark, and Portugal. And a bit further back, Marco Polo wrote that the Chinese emperor Kublai Khan, upon visiting the ruby mines of Sri Lanka, was so taken by the gems’ beauty that he offered to trade a whole city for one particularly massive scarlet stone.
Ruby birthdays enjoy a wealth of special ruby meanings, among them passion, love, wisdom, wealth, and power. Nice. The ruby’s depth of history and meaning certainly makes them one of the more impressive birthstones; July babies are lucky enough to have an excuse to wear these charmed gems year-round.
The Ruby Anniversary
If you’re celebrating your 40th wedding anniversary, there can be no gift other than rubies. 40 years of marriage calls for the Ruby Anniversary, and there are plenty of ruby jewelry gifts to celebrate with.
It’s almost as if ruby were made to be worn. At a 9 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, rubies are quite close to diamonds in terms of toughness. They’re incredibly durable and resistant to scratching. No matter how or when you wear them, they’ll come out the other side looking as good as can be.
Fun fact: The ruby is very closely related to the sapphire; both precious stones are a variety of the mineral corundum. However, ruby exists at the redder end of the spectrum.
The July Birthstone: Ruby Rings
A ruby ring is the perfect birthstone gift. Special, singular, and super scarlet – gifting a beautiful ruby in a meaningful setting will melt the heart of any July birthday. The ultimate advantage of a ruby ring? The wearer can always see it. They’ll hold it up to the light, wiggle their fingers, and let your ruby birthstone ring shine.
A dainty, minimalist yellow gold ruby ring for the ages. This is a beautiful ring that is perfect for daily wear. While it’s classically gorgeous on its own, it won’t steal the spotlight of other rings – say, an engagement ring.
The ideal ruby gift for: giving as a special, but not over-the-top, July birthday present to a loved one.
Engagement rings don’t always have to feature center diamonds. If you’re thinking of proposing to a July baby, consider featuring a stunning crimson ruby. If you don’t want to forgo the “forever” stone completely, accent diamonds are ruby’s classic partner in crime.
The ideal ruby gift for: proposing to your July-born beloved!
Make your very special July baby feel even more glorious with a diamond tennis bracelet customized to them. This 3-prong tennis bracelet is studded with fine rubies, making a beloved classic even better.
The ideal ruby gift for: A recently-promoted special someone who deserves to celebrate their professional achievements.
These are ruby stud earrings, with extra! Floating diamond halos pump up these studs with glitter.
The ideal ruby gift for: the jewelry wearer who won’t settle for anything less than maximum sparkle.
To Sum It Up
Rubies are a bold gemstone with a deep-rooted royal history. Anyone with a July birthday has lucked out, since the ruby is a birthstone with gusto. Extremely durable, this scarlet stone can be worn all the way to your next July birthday with minimal upkeep needed. Gifting ruby jewelry is a surefire way to memorably mark your next July milestone.
Planning on proposing this summer? We’ve covered your proposal spot AND an engagement ring to match!
If popping the question to your SO is on the to-do list this summer, you’ve come to the right place. We’re turning up the heat with proposal spot ideas so you can start the season off with a bang. From intimate beaches to exquisite European settings, read on for our top summer proposal locations with the perfect rings to match the occasion.
Hit The Beach: Twisted Pavé
Summer’s in the air and it’s the perfect time to hit the beach with your special someone. But there’s a twist – we’re talking about these stunning white and yellow gold pavé engagement rings of course! If your favorite dates include fun in the sun, the beach is your go-to proposal spot this summer.
Planning Tip: If you’re set on a beach proposal, make sure you know which setting your partner will enjoy more. Find a quiet spot closer to sunset if your SO is the shy type.
Next, keep the ring in its ring box. We can’t stress this enough. If that beauty falls into the sand or heaven fordid, the water, we’ll start crying for you. Get one of your friends or another beachgoer to capture your “yes” moment on camera, and don’t forget your sunblock!
Now’s the perfect time to surprise your SO, together with a gorgeous European backdrop. From the cliché’ Paris proposal to the French Riviera or a Tuscan getaway, there are plenty of options and sparkle to choose from. With this type of proposal spot comes a more traditional approach and we’ve got the perfect choice – vintage engagement rings.
Planning Tip: A European-inspired proposal may take a little more effort when planning. Keep in mind you aren’t a local, so it’s important that you scout the location, know its peak hours, and double-check the weather report beforehand. The more sure you are of the tiny details, the less stressed you’ll be to pop the big question.
If you’re the outdoorsy type, this may just be your dream proposal spot this summer. Feel the thrill of the wild on a safari, take a hike or find the perfect sunset to set the tone. Talk about a cliffhanger? Keep it simple with a side stone engagement ring and let nature do the rest.
Planning Tip: Safety first is our main tip here. Being in nature can be both beautiful but also unpredictable. If you’re planning a summer proposal that involves mountains and wild animals, make sure you have a first aid kit for minor bumps and scrapes, lots of snacks (so no one gets Hangry), and let your safari guide know in advance about your plan- chances are they’ll help you make it extra special.
We reckon an island vibe is an almost sure-fire way to get that ‘YES!’. Seriously, is there a dreamier place for your summer proposal than Santorini? Pair a gorgeous white gold engagement ring with the ethereal beauty that is Greece and you’ll think you’ve landed in heaven.
Planning Tip: Okay, so this proposal spot makes us all kinds of jealous. Make it truly exotic by finding the perfect setting. Here you have anything from white sandy beaches to Ancient Greek monuments to choose from. Go the extra mile and do it somewhere “wow.” Find a local photographer beforehand, so there’s someone there to capture your special engagement moment.
This one is for the adventure seekers and risk-takers! If your partner fits the description then a desert backdrop may just be your calling. The ring of choice? Be bold with yellow gold engagement rings and choose a halo setting. Once her eyes lock on one of these dazzlers, you’ll never be ‘deserted’ again 😉
Planning Tip: We know this one isn’t for everybody, but a desert proposal can be EPIC. It can be done in broad daylight after a day of excitement. Try planning activities like dune bashing, sandboarding, hiking, or quad biking.
If you’re feeling a little romantic, find a glamping spot and propose to your love under the sparkling desert night sky. Research which clothing will be best for the desert’s unique weather conditions.
We’ve compiled a dazzling assortment of stackable rings. P.S. You’ll want to start stacking these beauties ASAP.
What is a Stackable Ring?
A stackable ring is more than wearing a variety of sparkle, it’s a symbol of your individuality. Whether you stack multiple rings on many fingers or pile sparkle on one finger, both make a shining statement. Stackable rings are also a foolproof gift to spoil a loved one to mark a special occasion. Read our top ring stacking tips, then stack the perfect combo!
Love At First Stack
When it comes to stackable rings, the creative floodgates are open! Start with a statement ring on your ring finger and build around it. Alternatively, choose small rings with subtle bits of sparkle and work your way up. There’s no right or wrong answer – you are the leader of your stack! We think white, rose and yellow gold rings make the dream stack.
Learning how to build a mixed metal ring stack requires a combination of practice and personal preference. If you’re feeling adventurous, use two contrasting metals to mix and match your statement ring. Pick a primary color, then add 2-3 secondary pieces to the top and bottom of the center ring for a stunning alternating combo.
In the pursuit of the perfect stack, sometimes things can go from #onpoint to slightly over the top. To avoid this, slim it down using a thin ring and use stackable rings of the same width. This sleek look is dazzling AND gives you more finger freedom – double win, triple shine 😉
Create a stackable look that demands attention. To avoid your stackable rings feeling too matchy matchy, experiment with different weights and shapes. This adds personality and variation to your stack. A bold piece, like this eternity ring, stacked with a simple pave՛ makes the perfect pair.
We’ve got the scoop on why you absolutely need to add a blue sapphire ring to your jewelry box. Read on to find out!
You may be wondering: With so many ring styles and stunning gemstone options to choose from, what sets blue sapphires apart? Featuring a mesmerizing blue gemstone, sapphire jewelry makes the perfect gift for that special occasion. And trust us, you’re going to want a blue sapphire ring. Brace yourself for a whole lot of BLUE.
1. They’re Unique
There’s no denying that diamonds are the de facto choice when choosing your sparkler. But we think a blue sapphire comes a close second, and we’re not alone! Blue sapphire is one of the rarest gemstones to grace an engagement ring. Choose blue sapphire and set yourself apart from the crowd with these statement pieces.
Blue sapphire rings are popular amongst celebrities and have been associated with the royal family for centuries. Notably, the September birthstone brings to mind the world’s most famous (and gorgeous) blue sapphire ring once belonging to Princess Diana and currently worn by Kate Middleton. It broke trends back then and is still making its mark today.
Blue sapphire is an inherently strong and durable gemstone, with a score of 9 on the Mohs scale – second to only diamonds. This means that you can flaunt your blue sapphire ring without worrying about chipping, scratching or cracking from everyday wear. Choose a traditional shape and get creative with a sparkling white gold ring.
The tradition, uniqueness and lasting beauty associated with sapphires also come with dazzling affordability. Sapphires typically cost less per carat than diamonds, giving you more design flexibility and bang for your buck. Whatever style you choose, one thing is certain – you’ll shine down the aisle in a ring with a splash of blue 😉
When you choose a blue sapphire ring, it will be a perfect accessory for almost any outfit, whether you’re casual in blue jeans or glamming it up in a cocktail dress. No matter the occasion, you’ll always have an excuse to put yourself in our blues.
Of course, we need to begin with the Throne itself. If there’s anything more coveted than ruling the Seven Kingdoms, it’s this dramatic necklace. And to be honest, we’d take these 16 round and baguette cut diamonds over 1,000 daggers – but you know, to each their own.
“The Rains of Castamere” pulled off one of the most impressive and terrifying twists on TV with the Red Wedding. For a slightly happier ending, might we suggest this red wedding ring instead? This way, you can tie the knot with vintage glory and none of the gory.
Throwing it back to the very beginning of the series, these snowstorm earrings embrace the House of Stark’s strength and connection to nature. They’re a meaningful gift for someone with Winterfell-worthy loyalty.
White Walkers’ icy blue eyes are haunting in all ways. Still, there’s undoubtedly something magical about them. This ring echos the mysterious, legendary power of the creatures from the far north without threatening the destruction of all seven kingdoms.
Joffrey may have been a poisonous sociopath, but at least he was a poisonous sociopath with style. Now that we think about it, you may be more worthy of the golden crown than Cersei’s son. Why not give it a try?
Sometimes the best wedding gifts are the ones you didn’t think to put on your registry, like Daenerys’ three dragon eggs. Snap up this necklace with diamonds and red, yellow, and orange gemstones for a look that’s similarly born from the fire.
This ring’s black bark detailing has us missing the legendary warrior Drogo, a feeling Daenerys knows well. Emulate the boldness of the Great Khal – both in battle and in love – with this unique wedding ring.
The ability to choose your face at all times: creepy or convenient? In the case of this reversible ring, we’d say more convenient. Choose whether you’re feeling diamonds or sapphires on any given day, with a Perfect Fit to hold the stones in front.
It’s been a while, but we’ll never forget the way Drogo called Daenerys “Yer Jalan Atthirari Anni” (“Moon of My Life” in Dothraki). Make a grand romantic statement by gifting this ring to someone who is your entire world.
Although arrows don’t make as dangerous a weapon as dragons, this bracelet is just as killer. In rose gold, this one’s a tribute to Ygritte and her red hair. It’s a piece that proves, once and for all: you know nothing, Jon Glow (too soon?).
Diamond, the April birthstone, needs a little introduction. It is, after all, the single most coveted precious stone in the world – not to mention, the object of many an engagement fantasy. But what exactly is it about the sparkly stone that makes it such a prize?
The answer lies in the stone’s rarity, toughness, and, above all, exceptional beauty.
Read on for the most sparkling diamond jewelry gifts for an April birthday!
Color: The April Birthstone
Diamonds’ coloring runs the gamut from totally colorless to quite colorful. The vast majority of diamonds exist on a spectrum of yellowish to colorless. Some people like the warmth of a slightly yellow diamond, especially when complemented with a warm jewelry metal, like a yellow or rose gold setting. However, most prefer the glacial quality of a colorless diamond, which is far rarer.
A popular alternative to colorless diamonds, fancy color diamonds come in a range of natural hues including yellow and pink. Colors at the vivid end of the spectrum are quite rare and, therefore, more valuable.
Toughness: The April Birthstone
Diamonds are tough. Really tough. Like the-hardest-mineral-on-Earth tough. Being virtually indestructible has its advantages, of course. Diamonds do not require much maintenance to keep them looking new. They also retain their polish for a very long time, making them equally suitable for everyday wear and special occasions. Ironically, the only thing capable of scratching a diamond is another diamond, so it’s best to store diamond jewels separately.
Sparkle: The April Birthstone
Diamonds have a refractive index of 2.42, as well as a faceting patternthat efficiently returns light. The sparkle that we see with our own eyes is a result of 3 main factors: brilliance (reflected white light), fire (refracted color), and scintillation (surface sparkle).
Additionally, a diamond’s cut contributes to its impressive sparkle. A well-proportioned and symmetrical stone will display maximal fire and brilliance. Why? It ensures that light hits that particular stone in all the right places.
Three Prong Martini Round Brilliant Diamond Earrings
The diamonds in these martini-style studs sit perfectly flush in their settings, making them appear to float on the ear. These diamond-forward earrings are heavy on the sparkle, yet minimal enough to be worn in absolutely any occasion.
Quote:‘Very satisfied with the quality of the settings and diamonds. The three-prong martini setting is a very delicate setting but feels sturdy and it sits well on the earlobe. Highly recommend!’ -Joana C.
The ultimate in classy sparkle. Slip this yellow gold diamond tennis bracelet onto your wrist and get ready to turn heads. This diamond-studded bracelet is stunning enough to be the centerpiece of your jewelry collection, yet simple enough to stack alongside a variety of diamond bracelet styles.
Quote: ‘The bracelet was full of sparkly and clear diamonds that looked huge. I misjudged how eye-catching this piece would be. If you want bling, this bracelet definitely delivers. Very pleased with my first experience with James Allen.’ – Nancy P.
Open Luxe Diamond Bracelet
This stylish bracelet features a unique open design studded with 6 baguette-shaped diamonds and 16 round-cut diamonds! The perfect diamond jewelry piece for when you want to make a statement on the down-low.
Quote: ‘The bracelet is very pretty and my wife loved it!’ – Ron P.
Modern Tulip Diamond Engagement Ring
The tulip-inspired basket, with its softly draping lines and defined petals, is the crowning glory of this simple-yet-graceful engagement ring. This solitaire ring features a basket decorated with open leaf-inspired patterns that allow light to shine through. The rounded band is super comfortable. The more you wear it, the less you’ll want to take it off!
Quote: ‘The ring is absolutely beautiful, and exceeded my expectations. My fiancée loves it, and is so proud to show it to everybody. She comments everyday about how beautiful it is.’ – TIm L.
Have a gander at one of our most popular ring styles! This petite pavé engagement ring is a natural wonder in its own right. The ring’s pavé band is studded with petite, semi-exposed diamonds, maximizing the amount of light that hits their many, many facets and increasing this ring’s overall sparkle.
Quote: ‘The petite pavé engagement ring I purchased for my fiancée couldn’t have made her any happier! The detail and overall quality of this ring blew both of us away.’ – Alex L.
A simple diamond ring isa perfect way to celebrate any significant life milestone: a birthday, graduation, promotion, or anything you deem diamond-worthy. This thin-banded stunner is blooming with 8 round brilliant diamonds, mounted smoothly in scalloped chevron prongs for a sturdy setting that’s ideal for daily wear. This is a piece of durable diamond jewelry that will stand up to anything you throw at it throughout your hectic day.
Quote: ‘I ordered this band to go with my solitaire engagement ring and I love it! This band is very thin. I love the look of it.’ – Emily M.
Diamond Cluster Butterfly Ring
A customer-favorite diamond ring with a unique 1:2 diamond pattern reminiscent of whimsical butterflies. More diamonds = more facets = more sparkle. And that’s something we can all get behind! No wonder this diamond ring is one of our more popular designs. Plus, this diamond-heavy ring is actually extremely wearable. It lies flat against the wearer’s skin for a super-comfortable fit.
Quote: ‘This ring is packed with glitter! It’s a great flashy look for a reasonable price and gives the illusion of bigger diamonds from a distance.’ – Lorraine B.
Bezel-Set Diamond Pendant Necklace
This pendant necklace features a minimalist bezel setting that securely holds your chosen diamond, so your necklace will withstand thorough daily wear. However, this classic mounting is anything but traditional. It features an important twist: open sides to allow light to hit your chosen diamond’s side facets and bring out its glitter. This necklace is ideal for yellow gold lovers.
Quote: ‘I am very picky and this is my perfect solitaire necklace! The back on the mounting is designed to help a diamond lay flat and to keep the culet from poking you. The chain is very fine and the diamond in my setting is dazzling to wear due to the superb cut.’ – Rachael T.
Four Prong Diamond Pendant Necklace
A simple, yet gorgeous, diamond pendant that will quickly become a diamond jewelry wardrobe staple. This white gold necklace complements most necklines, and can easily be layered with other necklace styles. The four-prong setting exposes the sides of the center diamond, allowing light to hit from every angle and increasing your pendant’s shine.
The season five premiere of Jane the Virgin is finally here! We’ve rounded up some Jane-inspired rings in honor of the final season (potential spoilers ahead!).
After the cliffhanger following season four’s almost-proposal, we thought we’d have some fun… Presenting: engagement rings and wedding rings for our favorite Jane the Virgin characters!
Jane-Inspired Ring: Jane
Just for Jane, we’ll write and publish a super-organized list obsessing over this pavé engagement ring: a. Eighteen side-stones add romantic sparkle; b. the platinum band is hypoallergenic and durable; and c. Perfect Fit sides keep the diamonds front and center.
This fairytale engagement ring fits right in with Xo and Ro’s wedding. Check out that vintage detailing – it’s as beautifully complex as Xiomara and makes us want to dance all night (and knowing Xo, those would be some awesome moves).
Anything we choose for Petra needs to exude power, and this side-stone ring does not disappoint. Three emerald cut diamonds give strong lines and sparkle. What’s more – all together, the diamonds look like one brilliantly managed Marbella Hotel.
Everything Rafael has gone through has made him tougher. Meanwhile, aside from his Zen phase (#tbt), he’s always remained polished. Combine that with a yellow gold comfort fit to represent his soft side, and this ring is totally Raf.
Abuela keeps it classic, always keeping her family members on track. We’d like to think she’d love this solitaire engagement ring for its timelessness. Besides, we all know how much Alba treasures flowers!
Michael’s dependability is what we love most about him and what makes him a great detective. Sure, other rings have flash, but this go-to comfort fit wedding ring is a bestseller for a reason. Bonus: just like Michael (somehow??), the platinum’s shine will always be by your side.
We know Luisa will never really move past the fireworks of her first kiss with Rose. It hasn’t exactly made her the best doctor (or family member)… but ya gotta love that Lu is always as passionate as this romantic halo engagement ring.
Now trending: the most obsession-worthy celebrity rings of 2019 so far! Get your engagement ring inspiration from these rocks with superstar quality.
It’s been a year of gorgeous celeb love already, and we’re only three months in! Can you say engagement ring inspiration?? From colorful center stones to elongated diamond shapes (spoilers: there are a lot of those), these celebrities have sparked the hottest engagement ring trends of 2019.
THE KATY PERRY ENGAGEMENT RING
Baby, this is a firework! A true lord of the rings, actor Orlando Bloom proposed to pop superstar Katy Perry with a floral diamond halo surrounding a pink center stone. The perfect choice for a colorful and playful artist.
Surprise: this Silver Linings Playbook actress got engaged with a gleaming silvery metal band. J. Law’s fiancé Cooke Maroney proposed a simple solitaire that pulls all the attention to its modern emerald cut diamond.
Tell me how to say yes to this! Cephas Jones’ Hamilton co-star Anthony Ramos blew us all away with this three-stone stunner. The ring maximizes the trend factor by incorporating not un, not deux, but trois emerald cut stones.
Melissa Benoist’s glee was overwhelming when her “Supergirl” co-star Chris Wood proposed with an oval cut diamond surrounded by a pavé halo. The engagement ring halo is our kryptonite – it makes an elongated diamond sparkle even more brilliantly.
Guardian of the Galaxy Chris Pratt proposed to his author girlfriend with a jaw-dropping cushion cut ring. Although many cushion cut diamonds are more symmetrical, Schwarzenegger rocks a colossal elongated cut. And when you add the micro-pavé band? Everything is awesome.
Twenty-One Pilots drummer Josh Dun proposed to actress Debby Ryan in a New Zealand treehouse (!) with a three-stone beauty that makes our hearts skip a beat. Her angular side stones add a modern edge to an already trendy emerald cut center.
Way to go, Roger! Sister, Sister actor and musician Marques Houston posted dreamy shots of his proposal to girlfriend Miya X. Her ring features a cushion cut center stone set in a pavé style. In addition to the diamond-encrusted band, her diamond is held by a glittering basket.
We’re split between what we love more about this Victoria’s Secret model’s engagement: musician Alexander DeLeon’s (a.k.a. Bohnes) angelic proposal under the northern lights, or her emerald cut diamond split-shank ring. We’re open to both!
With this much frost, we say let it snow! Brittany Snow’s fiancé Tyler Stanaland proposed with a modern classic – a pavé engagement ring with diamonds along with the band. The diamond detailing complements a brilliant round cut center.
Designed to be worn close to your heart, diamond pendants are among the most romantic gifts you can give or receive.
Diamond Pendants: Necks Appeal
Few accessories have the ability to light up an outfit quite like diamond pendants. They’re perfectly positioned for maximum impact and come in a range of eye-catching styles.
Whether you’re after a piece that complements your everyday jewelry collection or a glamorous gift for special occasions, our guide has got you covered. So pop on some peppy music and get your jewelry to browse on.
Split-shank engagement rings offer elegance with an edge. This delicate open silhouette gives the illusion of multiple rings, going hand-in-hand with the trend of stackable diamond rings. Among the stars who have inspired the decision to make it a double? Sophie Turner, Paris Hilton, and Katharine McPhee.
Time to think it oval! Elongated diamond shapes appear larger than others for their carat size – which is part of why Hailey Baldwin’s oval engagement ring from Justin Bieber looks so stunning. 2019 rings feature plenty of this updated brilliant cut diamond.
Engagement ring diamonds are taking a turn for the best! Though we’re personally obsessed with this horizontal style for emerald cut diamonds, it works for any elongated shape (including the 2019 trending oval!). The small orientation switch is a total game changer – east-west diamonds sparkle completely differently and appear more incorporated in their rings.
Thanks to Winter 2018-2019 runway collections, rings are warming up! Yellow gold engagement rings are making a major comeback, accompanied by modern diamond cuts. More good news: this vintage-style metal is as low maintenance as it is luxurious.
Friends, romantics, customers; lend us your ears! 👂
As the first points of sparkle a person sees when they look at you, you’ll want to make sure your lobes are suitably lustrous. And there are no more elegant ear accessories than diamond studs, which make for a dazzling first impression.
Thanks to their ear-hugging design, these earrings appear to float on the earlobe as if weightless in space. Whether you opt for the classic basket or super-trendy martini style setting, you’re bound to be flushed with finesse.
Stud-y up on diamond stud earrings with our essential guide.
Diamond studs come in a choice of fab settings including pavé, martini, and basket, each offering varying degrees of comfort and style, as well as durability. To help you decide between them, let’s take a closer look at two of the more popular setting styles.
BASK IN A BASKET SETTING 🧺
Traditional four or six-prong basket settings afford a reasonably good fit. In these diamond studs, the diamond is set low in the frame, so it sits flat against the earlobe.
Well, well, well. Bezel-set diamond studs are sleek, clean, and oh-so-sturdy. They really are the perfect choice for wearers that lead active lifestyles: the bezel setting won’t snag on any fabric, and it’s arguably the most secure setting. Plus, it’s cute AF.
Gorgeous, elegant, and unique – pear-shaped diamonds are taking over the jewelry scene. These shining droplets stand out from the crowd of more common diamond shapes, especially when poised perfectly on your lobes.
The trendiest diamond shape of the past few years is also one of the most flattering shapes for diamond stud earrings. Its curved edges and elongated form compliment every face shape and every wardrobe.
The emerald cut is an in-your-face shape that shows off your diamond’s crystal clarity. It’s one of the earliest established diamond cuts. As such, these emerald-cut diamond studs boast an undeniable royal feel: bold, elegant, and confident.
MARTINI SETTINGS: SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED 🍸
Named for their conical shape, which resembles a martini glass, martini settings are very in right now due to their super-flush fit. Their narrow bottom means that the diamond can be set even closer to the earlobe than standard basket-style settings. Not only do you get a well-balanced and comfortable fit, but the low profile reveals less metal and more diamond.
The prong setting is a total classic. And the double prongs on these slices of bling add an understated pop of flair to a traditionally beloved setting. The minimalist prongs allow light to hit your diamond’s facets from nearly every angle.