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Make Your Holiday Proposal Rich With Meaning

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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The holidays are one of the most popular times of the year for engagements. In fact, there may be no time of year as perfect for popping the question. The crisp air, the beauty of falling snow and the twinkling lights provide the most romantic backdrop for a proposal. And it’s also usually a time when families get together, making the engagement announcement memorable. But even the most creative holiday proposal can be derailed by an engagement ring that doesn’t “wow” her.

These days, according to The Knot, almost 2/3 of brides are involved in some way with the ring purchase, but her focus is aimed primarily on the style of the ring. There are two more elements that you need to think about when choosing a ring so it will have visual appeal and be emotionally charged: quality and meaning.

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1/2 ct Halo Diamond Engagement Ring from LVE

To ensure quality in any product, it’s always wise to seek out a trusted leader in any field. This is even more vital when it comes to something as important as a diamond engagement ring. One of those leaders is LVE™ Diamonds, a part of Schachter & Co, the leading producer of fine diamonds in the world . The company’s founder, Leo Schachter, originated some of today’s most popular and brightest diamond cuts.  As a testimony to this precision, each LVE round-brilliant diamond is certified by the American Gem Society, as “AGS Triple Zero”, the highest grade for cut, polish and symmetry. LVE fancy shape diamonds are accompanied by a GIA report supporting their quality.

Every piece of LVE beautifully designed diamond jewelry is the culmination of passion and craftsmanship, achieved with the experience of four generations of artisans. When it comes to symbolizing meaning in an engagement ring or wedding band, LVE designs include an iconic thread, the symbol of the brand.  This proprietary design element is something you will not find in any other piece of jewelry and it represents a couple’s unique voyage together.

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Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring from LVE

For the most romantic backdrop for your proposal, think about the holidays. If you want her to have a sparkling engagement ring of impeccable quality that wows, look no further than LVE Diamonds. To see a full selection of styles visit http://www.lvediamonds.com.

About the author: Michael O’Connor is one of America’s leading voices on jewelry, style and accessories and has become the “go-to” resource for editors and producers seeking information on current trends and celebrity information. O’Connor as been involved in the luxury, jewelry and fashion industries in a career that spans over 25 years. Connect with Michael on Facebook and Twitter.

Is proposing during the holidays a good idea? Tell us why or why not in the comment section below.

Beyond 4Cs: Educate Yourself Before Buying Her Ring

Monday, November 17th, 2014

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As many men can attest, the diamond buying process can be pretty daunting, to say the least. With so much information (and misinformation) out there, it can be tough to cut through the clutter and find the best tips to really prepare you for this major life purchase: her engagement ring.

That’s where Beyond 4Cs comes in. Created by a GIA diamond graduate, the informational website walks readers through every important step of the diamond buying process, including the four Cs and why they’re so vital, how diamonds are graded, the different diamond shapes available (such as the popular cushion cuts), major jeweler reviews and guides, and even how to properly care for diamonds.

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Education is key, especially when it comes to a purchase as important as this one. If you plan on shopping for her engagement ring soon, check out the Beyond 4Cs step-by-step diamond buying guide. It’s a great place to begin your research before you ever set foot inside a jewelry store.

What diamond shape are you planning to purchase? Tell us in the comment section below.

[Giveaway] Win a Pair of GroomSocks to Warm His Feet

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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Brides: Looking for a creative gift for your groom that he’ll actually use? We recently discovered GroomSocks, which offers awesome embroidered socks that make perfect wedding day gifts for the groom (or even the groomsmen or fathers). These fun, high-quality dress socks, which are available in a wide range of sock and embroidery colors, feature several verse options.

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Crack up the groom with a whimsical style that says “In Case You Get Cold Feet” or “I Gave Her Rocks, She Gave Me Socks,” or go the sentimental route for the father of the bride with something like “Of All Our Walks, This Is My Favorite” or “By Your Side Every Step of the Way.” You can even personalize the socks with your wedding date.

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Available in solid colors (black, chocolate brown, grey, tan/stone, navy blue, white) or patterns (argyle, stripes and polka-dots), GroomSocks can even match socks to the selection of David’s Bridal colors or custom match socks to your bridesmaid dresses or wedding colors.

Best of all, GroomSocks is giving away one pair of GroomSocks to one of our lucky readers! Simply enter the giveaway below via Rafflecopter and like the GroomSocks Facebook page. Follow GroomSocks on Instagram for an additional entry. Good luck!

Giveaway details:

- Prize: One (1) Pair of Groom Socks, in choice of verse and color, from GroomSocks
- Enter between 11/12/14-11/19/14 (11:59pm CST) via Rafflecopter widget below
- Winner will be randomly selected, announced and notified via email on 11/20/14
- Winner has one week to respond to email or new winner will be selected
- Prize value: $35; no cash value
- Free shipping included to U.S. only
- Winner has 90 days from notification to claim prize
- Giveaway open only to U.S. residents of at least 18 years of age
- No purchase necessary
- Past giveaway winners within 30 days are ineligible to win

 

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Spotted: Camo Wedding Bands for the Groom

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Finding the right wedding band can often be a daunting prospect for many guys who aren’t used to wearing jewelry. Not loving some of the traditional wedding rings you’ve seen out there, grooms? Worried they all look the same or won’t stand up to everyday wear and tear? Relax; today’s post is just for you.

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We recently discovered this cool line of camo wedding bands (that’s right, camo!) from Tungsten World. Perfect for members of the military, hunters, outdoorsmen, or anyone looking for a truly unique wedding band, these rings not only look tough, but are made of extra-durable tungsten carbide or cobalt chrome.

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The exclusive camouflage patterns of these rugged tungsten rings for men are laser engraved directly onto the rings, which remain smooth and comfortable to wear. Available in 6mm or 8mm widths, the camo wedding bands come in a choice of ring styles including domed, pipe-cut or beveled tungsten and cobalt chrome, to fit your individual taste.

Which one of these wedding bands would you wear on the big day? Tell us in the comment section below.

Register for Your Future with Shareswell

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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As any engaged couple quickly discovers, weddings are expensive. Ever wish there was a way you could register for your financial future instead of another set of matching monogrammed towels? Meet Shareswell. The secure stock gifting site makes it quick and easy for couples to register for stocks, without ever having to leave the comfort of home. Simply create a registry of selected stocks, use a brokerage account to facilitate the trades, and then share your unique Shareswell URL with family and friends or post it to your wedding website.

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Setting up a Shareswell registry is free and you can use an existing brokerage account or open a new one to register for securities. The only fees involved are the credit card processing fees (2.9% + $0.55 per transaction), which gift givers pay at checkout. Your wedding guests can select stocks from your registry to purchase as well as add a gift message. If gift givers can’t find a couple’s registry, they also have the option to send a stock gift through Shareswell Give.

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When a gift is purchased, you’ll receive a gift notification e-mail with details about the purchase, and the cash value of the gift (net of processing fees) is transferred into your brokerage account. Once the funds clear, you can use the funds to purchase stocks listed on your registry.

A Shareswell registry is a great way for newlyweds to start saving for the future — whether you want to save for a down-payment on your first home, add to that nest egg, or simply pair it with a more traditional gift registry. Hey, maybe you’ll need towels for that first home, too!

What types of stocks would you add to your wedding registry? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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