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Groom’s Corner: Wedding Rings For Him

Wedding Rings in boxes
Photo: Second Shots Photography

When it comes to talk of wedding rings, it’s almost always centered on the ladies. And it’s true, engagement rings are the most important in terms of investment and value (it’s all about the center rock, y’all!). However, we can’t forget about the groom! The groom’s wedding ring will be the single most important piece of jewelry he will own. The groom’s wedding band is not only a physical symbol of his love and commitment but also should speak to his personality. Here are a few groom weddings rings we think he will love, from classic, streamlined styles to edgier, more modern looks. Once he’s picked a style, visit our favorite Houston jewelers to get the ring. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Jewelry Rental? Yes, Please! A Q&A With Eklektic

Houston Fine Jewelry Rental Special Occasion Eklektic Studio
Photo: Eklektic Jewelry Studio

Known for their one-of-a-kind custom jewelry pieces, all made by hand with precious metals and conflict-free gems, Houston’s Eklektic Jewelry Studio is now offering jewelry rental, too! What’s for rent, and what are the best occasions for jewelry rental vs. purchase? We checked in with Eklektic’s Ariana Cuvelier to find out. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Style Trend: 6 Mixed-Metal Bridal Accessories

Have some fun and spice things up with your bridal accessories by mixing metals, finishes and gems. Rose gold, yellow gold and silver mix things up with crystals, diamonds, turquoise and colored gems, in this glimpse of a bridal jewelry trend we’re crushing on…hard!

1. Kotlar 1948 18k Rose Gold & Diamond Necklace

Kotlar 1948 18k Rose-Gold & Diamonds Necklace Harry Kotlar
Photo: Harry Kotlar

Hypnotize your fans, friends and fiancé, with this dazzling rose gold circular pendant encrusted with diamonds–a perfect centerpiece for your bridal accessories. Click here to read the rest of this post »

6 Engagement Rings With Major Bling

Art Deco Diamond Engagement RIng
Photo: Doyle & Doyle

Picking out an engagement ring can be overwhelming with such a wide range of styles, cuts and stones to choose from. Check out these trending bridal jewelry designs for inspiration before you stop by one of these expert Houston jewelers.

Art Deco Engagement Ring

Art Deco Diamond Engagement RIng
Photo: Doyle & Doyle

Love all things vintage? Explore designs like this one that harkens back to the intricate lines of the Art Deco era. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Don’t Buy That Engagement Ring Until You Read This

Your engagement ring is unlike any other piece of jewelry you’ll ever wear—part treasured adornment, part profound promise, part enduring symbol of love. Which can make buying your engagement ring a pretty daunting prospect. Before you buy, get answers to your hard rock questions here!

Rahaminov Diamond & Rose Gold engagement ring
Photo: Diamond Cellar

1. ROMANTIC SURPRISE OR ROMANTIC INVESTMENT?

First, decide how you’ll decide on your ring. The element of surprise is part of most proposal fantasies. But so is the element of loving your ring. Before you set out on the path to engagement, talk with your future spouse about how involved you want to be in the engagement-ring-selection process. It’s perfectly acceptable, and, in fact, advisable, to participate in choosing the ring you’ll wear forever as a symbol of your enduring commitment. If choosing the exact ring you want is important to you, go with your partner to the jeweler, look at diamonds together, and Click here to read the rest of this post »