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8 Sapphire Engagement Rings Just as Beautiful as Diamonds

While you may already have an engagement ring, perhaps you have a friend who is looking at rings or you know someone who is thinking about popping the question — so this one’s for them! Feel free to subscribe and pass it on!

We know that diamonds are known as a girl’s best friend, but sapphire engagement rings (along with other diamond alternatives) are emerging as a new trend. In fact, I know a handful of newly engaged ladies who are sporting non-diamond rings including sapphires, emeralds, and pearls. This proves that rings are never one-style-fits-all: the ring you select should reflect the ring recipient’s unique style! Today we’re inspiring you with our favorite sapphire engagement rings in sparkling shades of blue. These rings can also double as your “Something Blue”, so, hey, another thing to cross off that never-ending list. :)

Which of these (all handmade, of course) engagement rings is your favorite?

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P.S. This first ring is our handpicked #HANDMADEADAY find! It is handmade by Kristin Coffin.

Twig Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

We’ve noticed some new readers in the audience (hello!) like Kate who tells us that she’s “not even engaged yet but hoping” and has been hooked on handmade finds for awhile now! (We love that.) Welcome, welcome! We’re happy to see you here. From time to time, we showcase our favorite engagement rings so you can hint at your favorite style. Here are some ways to do it: pin this find to your Pinterest board, leave this window open on your partner’s computer, or, you know, casually mention how much you happen to love a particular style. See? So easy. ;)

Today we’re sharing a brand new find: a princess cut moissanite ring. Moissanite is an alternative to a diamond and we think it’s gorgeous! This handmade princess cut moissanite ring features an elegant twig-like band (perfect for rustic-loving brides!) and is crafted with love by Efrat Deutsch. And this, love, is just one of many gorgeous rings from within her shop, so be sure to pop in for a visit to see more.

Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

This engagement ring features a classic four-prong basket setting in solid 14k rose gold. The moissanite stone is 6mm in size (the equivalent to a 1.25 carat diamond).

Twig Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

Twig Princess Cut Moissanite Ring

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Twig and Leaf Engagement Ring

Engagement season is upon us, and you know what that means: beautiful new engagement rings popping up all over the place! We love sharing the most gorgeous, custom-made engagement rings around, which is why we couldn’t help ourselves when Kristin Coffin made this little gem. The twig and leaf engagement ring is ideal for the nature-lover, the bride-to-be who loves nature inspired jewelry paired with an exceptionally unique rose-cut diamond. As Kristin puts it, “It is a celebration of our environment and a great alternative to a traditional engagement ring.” It is a perfect everyday piece and one you’ll get compliments on for years to come.

Twig and Leaf Engagement Ring

Here, take a look!

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You can find this gorgeous engagement ring and others at Kristin Coffin.


Topsail Island Engagement Session: Nicole + Nick

This Topsail Island engagement session is beautiful! This happy couple, Nicole and Nick, walked along the beach and dipped their toes in the water. While enjoying romantic moments along this North Carolina beach, they were photographed by Eric from Eric Boneske Photography. Sunsets, lasting impressions, and more from the bride…

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Topsail Island Engagement Session

Nicole tells us, “Nick’s grandfather was a marine at camp Lejeune when he met Nick’s grandmother, a local from Wilmington. Years later Nick’s family bought a vacation home in Topsail and have been visiting since Nick was a little boy. Nick first took me to Topsail a year into our relationship and I immediately fell in love with the place. Since we have decided to get married in my hometown of Aiken, SC, we choose Topsail for our engagement session because it holds such a special place in both of our hearts. We couldn’t be more thrilled with how the photos turned out! We will cherish them and those sweet memories from that day for a lifetime! Thanks a million to Eric for capturing our love so beautifully.”

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Topsail Island couple's engagement session

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If you enjoyed this engagement session and are looking for your North Carolina wedding photographer, check out Eric Boneske Photography. Eric’s a preferred wedding photographer at Emmaline Bride. Find more wedding vendors in our wedding vendor guide!

Top Tips on Picking an Engagement Ring

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The holidays are almost here, and that means engagement season is upon us, too! If you’re getting engaged soon, or you’re thinking about popping the question, you won’t want to miss these top tips on picking an engagement ring from Engage Diamond Studio. Read on to find out more…

Top Tips on Picking an Engagement Ring

1) Deal with a diamond professional.

When you’re picking an engagement ring, work with someone who has genuine diamond knowledge. It’s always helpful to deal with an expert… someone who can give you solid answers to your questions so you don’t have to just rely on your own research for answers. The folks at Engage Diamond Studio are certified diamontologists, so you can rest assured they know their facts.

2) Get a GIA or AGS certified diamond.

Diamond grading laboratories are not created equal… some are more lenient than others in their grading and so it is fairly common for many diamonds to be graded with higher grades than they truly deserve. GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and AGS (American Gemological Society) are the most strict in their grading standards and thus the most respected certifications in the diamond industry.

3) Make sure it comes with a warranty.

Verify your engagement ring’s warranty policy. Engagement rings are one of the few things people wear everyday and being on your hand, they will face a lot of wear. A solid warranty will help ensure your ring can remain looking brilliant and perfect no matter what happens.

For instance, if your ring from Engage gets dull over time, they’ll actually restore the original polish. These extras are things to consider when picking out an engagement ring that’s perfect for her.

4) View your diamond under a microscope.

Always request to view your diamond under a microscope. If you’re given a jeweler’s loupe (the eyepiece that jewelers use), don’t bother with it…it takes proper training to see a diamond properly through this.

A gem microscope will allow you to see your diamond clearly at 10X magnification or greater so you know exactly what you’re buying with no training required.

5) Work with a top-notch company.

A company that puts customer service at the forefront is important: it means you’ll have a more personal experience. Also, pick an engagement ring from a company that only carries the top diamonds. Engage Diamonds only carries the top 10% of diamonds in the world, guaranteeing a brilliant sparkle. They also offer a custom approach, working one-on-one with diamond cutters and suppliers to ensure all protocols are followed properly.

6) Trust your intuition.

Go with your gut, as they say! Picking an engagement ring is an exciting and important time. Make sure to research before you buy so your purchase is as perfect as your proposal.

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Shop for Diamonds in a New Way

Engage Diamond Studio does diamond rings differently. Find out why in their video where you’ll get an inside look into their business and why they’d love to work with you.

This is a sponsored post by Engage Diamond Studio.

Carved Rustic Diamond Ring

Hi, loves! Wow, Friday already… the week positively flew on by! We’re kicking off this beautiful autumnal morning with a carved rustic diamond ring. If you’re popping the question soon, know someone who is, or want to leave this screen open on your computer to, you know, leave a hint or two, this is the ring for you! This unique rustic diamond ring and is hand carved in wax and cast in recycled Sterling Silver. It’s handmade with a whole lotta love by Andrea Bonelli and it’s one of our favorite newly added items in her shop. I think that diamond in the center is gorgeous; and, talk about those side diamonds, too!

Rustic Diamond Ring

You can find this rustic diamond ring at Andrea Bonelli, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.


Scrabble Tiles Engagement Photo >> POTD

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This Scrabble tiles engagement photo is the photo of the day. The tiles spell out “Forever and Always” in this couple’s hands. This creative photo was captured from an West Virginia engagement session by Olivia from Liv Hefner Photography. For your engagement photos, will you spell out your love using Scrabble tiles?

Scrabble Tiles Engagement Photo

Personalize your engagement photos with these Scrabble tiles!

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A Milwaukee Engagement Session >> POTD

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It’s Thursday! This very Milwaukee engagement session is our photo of the day. The photo taken by Andy from Andy Stenz Photography is one of a kind. This adorable couple loves Milwaukee and likes to show it!

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Do you love Milwaukee too? If you’re planning your own Milwaukee engagement session, these might make your photos stand out!

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Hipster Styled Engagement Session >> POTD

This hipster styled engagement session might just be your sense of inspiration. If you’re hip, have a unique style, and like retro, than this photo of the day is for you! Sandra from White Ivory Photography captured this couple, while the photo shoot was styled by A Vintage Soiree. What items will you include in your engagement session? Let us know.

Hipster Styled Engagement Session

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Photo of the Day » Downtown Detroit Engagement Skyline

This downtown Detroit engagement photo is Wednesday’s photo of the day. Sarah Kossuch Photography captured the couple amidst the downtown Detroit skyline with the GM Renaissance Center, Comerica Park, and Ford Field buildings.

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Downtown Detroit engagement photo in front of GM Renaissance Center, Comerica Park, Ford Field

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