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Top Ring Designers & How to Choose the One That's Right for You

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You’ve found the perfect partner — the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Before you can start that life of wedded bliss, however, you need the perfect ring for the perfect proposal. Top Engagement Ring Designers You Should Know About The vast number of ring designers give you almost endless options, but that variety can also make the process of picking a ring more challenging. Who are the top jewelry designers? Do they have designs that fit your needs? Learning more about the top diamond ring designers helps you narrow down the field of rings...

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The Best Mother’s Day Gifts to Bond With Your Mom

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While other pioneers attempted to found a holiday focused on mothers before her, Anna Jarvis is the individual who managed to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. After her own mother passed away in 1905, Jarvis envisioned a holiday that would be about paying tribute to mothers for the sacrifices they made for their children’s benefit. Working with John Wanamaker, the owner of a department store located in Philadelphia, Jarvis organized the first official Mother’s Day on May 10, 1908. Based on the success of this original celebration, Jarvis aspired to make Mother’s Day a national holiday. While many states...

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Tips for Bracelet Stacking

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The layered look is in, and bracelets are the perfect place to test out your stacking skills. Slipping multiple bracelets around your wrist creates a fun textured look ranging from bohemian chic to modern rock. If you’re not sure how to wear multiple bracelets, keep reading for our tips on bracelet stacking. Shop Bracelets» Basics of Bracelet Stacking Bracelet stacking lets you express your style and change up your look at any time. When you swap out different pieces, rearrange the order and pair different bracelets together, you get an almost endless number of options for your wrist. The great...

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Proposal Ideas That Avoid the Cliches

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Proposals come in many different packages, from quiet and casual to a public proposal with all the bells and whistles. What makes a proposal perfect is how well it fits your partner’s personality and expectations. Instead of copying the cliché proposal ideas you see in the movies, take some time to develop non-cliché proposal ideas your partner will love. Shop Engagement Rings» Why the Proposal Matters The proposal is just one moment in your relationship, but it’s perhaps one of the most important ones you’ll experience together. That’s even more true if your partner is looking forward to you popping...

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Bridal Party Gift Guide: Gifts Your Bridal Party Will Treasure

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Your wedding party sticks with you through all the dress fittings, budget catastrophes and last-minute changes. Thank them with tokens of your appreciation. Unique gifts for your bridal party members give them a way to remember the day and your gratitude.  Why Give Bridal Party Gifts Bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts primarily serve the purpose of thanking the participants in your wedding for being involved. Wedding party members put in a lot of time helping to plan and prep for the wedding. They might help you DIY some of your wedding projects. They attend showers, bachelor or bachelorette parties, the rehearsal...

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Choosing the Best Engagement Ring for Your Personality

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Choosing an engagement ring is one of the most important decisions you and your future spouse will ever make. Modern couples are fortunate to have a wide variety of engagement ring styles to choose from. However, it can be overwhelming to narrow down the choices. With the vast array of shapes, stones and styles available, choosing an engagement ring that fits your personality and style can seem like quite a feat. Your engagement ring is perhaps the most defining piece of jewelry you will ever possess. It should be timeless, and in 50 years, you should still love it just...

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10 Best Push Present Jewelry Ideas

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Gifts start rolling in long before the new bundle of joy makes a debut. Cute little booties, perfectly matching layette sets, adorable crib sheets. Gifts for pregnant women are often more for the baby than the mom-to-be. A push gift puts the focus back on the new mom. After all, she just went through nine months of pregnancy and childbirth. She deserves something special that makes her feel cherished. Jewelry makes the perfect push gift for a new mom. You have many choices, so you can find something that she loves regardless of her typical jewelry style. Jewelry offers a...

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Jewelry Culture and Symbolism Around the World

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When you put on a piece of jewelry, you probably focus on how it looks with your outfit or what it says about your style. Perhaps some jewelry pieces have sentimental value to you, such as a ring passed down from your grandmother. While jewelry has always been a way to adorn the body, it also has significant meaning and symbolism. The meaning of jewelry varies based on the piece, materials used and even the country. Explore the symbolism of jewelry from cultures around the world to better understand your own jewelry pieces. Shop Gemstone Jewlry» Roles of Jewelry in...

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11 Creative Ways to Present a Gift of Jewelry

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You finally found the perfect gift of jewelry — the gift that’s sure to elicit ohh’s and ahhh’s from your special someone. The work is not quite over, though. Instead of just handing over the jewelry box or wrapping it in store-bought wrapping paper, get a little creative in your presentation. Try a new way to wrap the present, or make the presentation a show that ends with excitement over your thoughtfulness. If you’re not sure how to make your jewelry gift stand out, check out our creative ways to give a gift. Shop Jewelry» 1. Scavenger Hunt A scavenger...

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What to Engrave on Your Wedding Rings

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Your wedding rings represent your love and commitment to your partner. Adding an inscription lets you personalize the ring easily. If you’re not sure what to engrave on a wedding band, keep reading to find an assortment of ideas, both serious and funny. You’re sure to find the perfect inscription idea for your spouse-to-be. You have so many decisions to make when it comes to the wedding. Thinking of a sentiment to engrave in the wedding band is just one more thing to add to the list, but there are plenty of reasons to follow through with this wedding prep...

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