If you know, without question, that only a classic diamond engagement ring will do pour vous, you may want to pass over this here post, future bride. If, on the other hand, you’re on the hunt for an utterly original engagement ring design—something in hammered steel perhaps, a rough-cut diamond, or a hand-sculpted setting—we’ve got a handful of amazing engagement rings we think you’ll admire, courtesy of Etsy’s finest.
1. Garnet Girl Designs ~ 2. Noa Sharon Designs ~ 3. Rare Earth ~ 4. Locusart Jewellery ~ 5. Kate Szabone ~ 6. Spexton ~ 7. Lilian Genebra ~ 8. Janish Jewels
Last year’s Amazing Ring Race was such a massive hit, Thomas Markle Jewelers is doing it again. Will this be your chance to score BIG?
On April 7, Thomas Markle Jewelers presents the Amazing Ring Race 2—a one-day, real-world treasure hunt that will take to-be-weds through the streets of The Woodlands in pursuit of a spectacular ArtCarved diamond engagement ring worth $15,000. Gulp.
Registration is free, but limited. Increase your chances of being selected to take part in this incredibly awesome event—and, by extension, your chances of winning that gorgeous ring—by using the exclusive Weddings in Houston promo code WEDDINGS15, when you register online.
Good luck, brides and grooms—now get out there and RACE!
Ring: Courtesy Thomas Markle Jewelers ~ Photos: Deji Osinulu
You love Etsy. We love Etsy. So what’s not to love about a new HWB Etsy feature? Periodically, we’ll be putting together some of our favorite finds from everyone’s favorite “everything handmade” site. This week, our picks feature vintage-contemporary delights, including jewelry, accessories, perfume…and the sweetest lil’ silver cake forks EVER. Dig in and enjoy! And if you see something you really love, drop a comment—and tell a friend. There’s plenty for everyone.
1. Olive Yew Jewels ~ 2. Bag Noir ~ 3. Saras Boutique ~ 4. Trinkets 818
5. The Lonely Heart ~ 6. SIGNS2LOVE ~ 7. Olive Yew Jewels ~ 8. Simple Traditions
It’s no mystery why style-minded brides turn again and again to Hollywood of the 40s, 50s and early 60s for wedding inspiration. Heyday Hollywood will forever be a time and place simply brimming with high-drama glamour and mystique. Hear the words “Old Hollywood” and your mind fills with iconic visions: va-voom mermaid gowns and Veronica Lake waves, twinkling chandeliers and tinkling grand piano keys, potted palms and tuxedo-clad waiters tipping Champagne into diminutive glasses, diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds. There’s no need to go into theme territory with your vintage Hollywood wedding design (unless, of course, that’s your kinda thing). Feel free to take cues from golden-era Hollywood rather than scouring thrift and prop shops for the actual thing. Instant glamour. Timeless allure. See credits below pix for details!
Photos: (Box 1 clockwise) “Fanal” gown, La Sposa~Slingback, Christian Louboutin~Earrings, Libby Sweets~(Box 2 clockwise) Vintage Fred Leighton choker, Portero Luxury~Sunglasses, Vince Camuto~Sofa, Hancock & Moore~(Box 3 clockwise) Birdcage veil, Lady K Bridal~Bracelet, Luxe Deluxe~Vintage Bentley, Classic Limo~Chandelier, Garden Lights Plus~(Box 4 clockwise) Lingerie, Electric Wedding~Vintage Champagne glasses, Gilded Age Affaires~Bouquet, Aileen Tran
We love a good wedding app, don’t you? And we especially love a good wedding app that makes us feel…good. Which is exactly what legendary jeweler Tiffany’s new “What Makes Love True” app does. Rather than matching happy couples to their perfect rings, like its earlier iPhone app does, the new, multimedia-heavy app—FREE, and compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad—takes users on an interactive romantic journey. After you watch a short film about proposal stories titled “Will You Marry Me?” from director Ed Burns (which left nary a dry eye among us, truth be told), you can peruse tons of classic and exclusive films and music “for the heart,” enjoy audio-slideshow “love stories,” or avail yourself of romance advice. There’s also an awesome feature that lets you tag your most romantic memories anywhere on the face of the Earth. Like, say, Houston.
So far, users have raves for this romantic, interactive app. We’d love to know what you think of What Makes Love True. Download, explore, and comment here! No i-device? No prob. What Make Love True is also online!