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21 Unique Engagement Rings from Etsy

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Unique Engagement Rings from Etsy | by Kristin Coffin | http://emmalinebride.com/engagement/unique-engagement-rings-etsy/

by kristin coffin

There are many unique engagement rings from Etsy, but few designers we admire more than Kristin Coffin! We’re always popping in to her shop to see what’s new, as she’s always adding a beautiful engagement ring or wedding band to admire. To show you what we mean, we’ve rounded up twenty-one of the most unique engagement rings from her Etsy shop! We’re also sharing ten wedding sets to show you how lovely the engagement rings look when paired with her wedding bands. After you’ve seen them all, tell me: what’s your favorite engagement ring or wedding band from this collection? I absolutely love #19!

How To Make an Awesome Photo Guest Book

How To Make an Awesome Photo Guest Book | Print: Miss Design Berry | find out more: http://emmalinebride.com/reception/photo-guest-book/

by miss design berry

Here’s a fun idea: make a photo guest book using one of your favorite engagement pictures! Thanks to Miss Design Berry, it’s so easy to do. Simply submit your photo, color, and font choices, and they take care of the rest. You can choose from a print or canvas, along with options such as balloons or hearts for guests to sign. Finally… another way to put those beautiful engagement pics to good use! Read on to see our favorite photo guest book ideas from the shop

Wrightsville Beach NC Engagement Session: Micaela & Chris

Wrightsville Beach NC Engagement Session // Photo by Eric Boneske Photography // Micaela and Chris

We love this beautiful Wrightsville Beach NC engagement session featuring Micaela and Chris! It was photographed by Eric Boneske Photography and includes a happy couple, amazing light, and beach-side scenery all around. Take a look, along with these helpful hints they’ve illustrated: 1) bring a few different clothing choices for dynamic photos, 2) bring your (well-behaved and super-adorable) dog, and 3) make a cute photo prop with your wedding date! This way, you can have one of your photos printed as your “Save the Date” announcement. (Scroll down to see how they did it…)

5 Perfect Tips for Engagements on Valentine’s Day

valentines day proposal ideas - pin image

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you know what that means: proposals! But how should you ask? Where should you put the ring? What are you forgetting to do? We’ll tell you five key proposal tips for engagements on Valentine’s Day so it goes off without a hitch…

40 Most Beautiful Engagement Rings on Etsy

‘Tis the season for engagements and we’re here to help! When you’re picking out the perfect engagement ring (or hinting at your favorite style for an upcoming proposal), it can be overwhelming to know where to look. To help, we’ve curated a HUGE list of favorite hand-picked engagement rings on Etsy for handmade options. If you find one you like, just click on the image or link below it to find out pricing, details, sizes, etc. Also, just as a note: many of these engagement rings are also available in your choice of gold (white, yellow, or rose) — just ask! For the quality and craftsmanship you’ll get from these handmade rings, you won’t believe some of these amazing prices. Okay, on to the list!

Best Handmade Engagement Rings on Etsy

#1

By Melanie Casey Jewelry.

diamond engagement ring in box | Engagement Rings Etsy | via http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/40-best-handmade-rings-ever/ ‎

by melanie casey jewelry

Hot Air Balloon Engagement Session: Carly & Dillon

When Carly and Dillon proposed the idea of a hot air balloon engagement session to their photographer, Eric Boneske, he was immediately on board! We are honored to share this colorful, romance-filled engagement with you today! Read on to see the shoot, which took place in Raleigh, North Carolina. Special thanks to Tom of Above and Beyond Hot Air Balloon Company in Raleigh, NC for making it possible. Enjoy!


Hot Air Balloon Engagement Session

Hot Air Balloon Engagement Session | Photo: Eric Boneske

These Ring Dishes in Gold are Absolutely Beautiful

Happy Saturday! Emma here and I’m popping in today to share my latest obsession: gold ring dishes. The more gold leafing the better, I say! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ring dishes to share with you, all of which are handmade, gold inspired, and perfect for gifting. They’re also functional, too: ring dishes are designed to hold your rings when washing your hands or doing housework, as a safe spot for keys, or just to temporarily hold your favorite jewelry pieces.

Read on to see what I’ve discovered in this latest gold rush! And tell me: which one is your favorite?


Gold Ring Dishes

hammered gold ring dish

dish: modern mud

Cute Wedding Countdown and Decor Sign All-in-One

Wait until you see this adorable engagement gift idea! The front side of this sign has a chalkboard countdown for the number of days until you’re married; the reverse side is a painted sign with a sweet love quote on it. Use it as a countdown at your bridal shower and the reverse as decor at your reception (and at home). This sign is completely hand-painted and hand-lettered — no vinyl or stencils used here! That means each piece is completely one-of-a-kind… and we love that. By Prairie Boutique.


Wedding Countdown Sign

How many days until you’re married? One of my friends is getting married in thirty-seven short days! And I can’t wait to celebrate!

days until mr and mrs

by prairie boutique

other side of sign

by prairie boutique

This is such a brilliant idea. Find out more here and tell us what you think in the comment box below!

xo
-E.

How To: Buying Engagement Ring on Etsy / Online

Are you thinking about buying an engagement ring online? Here’s what you need to know to do it right. Be sure to read the post below (and get on the list to stay in the loop).

Hi, loves! We’re curious: are you considering buying an engagement ring on Etsy, Big Cartel, Artfire, Amazon, or another retailer with an independent owner? Or, should you buy in-store because you are not sure that buying online is a good idea? Well, here’s the honest truth: buying an engagement ring online is just as good as in-store, as long as you take a few precautions. Since we’re The Handmade Wedding Blog, we’ve had the honor to work with handmade artisans on a regular basis, as well as couples on the search for handmade everything for their wedding — right down to the perfect engagement ring.

pear moissanite ring | via How To:  Buying Engagement Ring on Etsy / Online

by andrea bonelli

And along the way, we’ve learned how awesome it is to work with handmade artists. Plus, they offer so many custom options you’ll never find in-store (like band width, settings, diamond shape, size, pricing, style… just to name a few). You get to speak directly to the maker of the ring. And your ring is made, just for you (or your soon-to-be spouse). We think that’s pretty incredible.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring online, don’t let fear get in the way. Instead, read these important tips so you can buy with confidence. Oh, and be sure to get the proposal on camera because we love when couples do that.

proposal on camera
photo: jaclyn l photography

Ready to get started? Here are the top tips, along with a few of our favorite handmade engagement rings. And we want to know… would you buy a ring from Etsy / online? Why or why not?

eco friendly handmade engagement ring via How To:  Buying Engagement Ring on Etsy / Online

by andrea bonelli

diamond ring | How To:  Buying Engagement Ring on Etsy / Online

by lily emme jewelry

Buying Engagement Ring on Etsy / Online

1. Read reviews.

When you are buying an engagement ring on Etsy or online, make sure you read PLENTY of reviews before you buy. An engagement ring is too important of a jewelry piece to leave to chance, so make sure others have dealt with the seller and have positive reviews.

2. Do your homework.

It’s great to see positive reviews, but make sure you look a little bit further. For instance, when you see five star reviews, read into it and see how many sales, how long the seller has been in business, and whether the reviews are legit. Some companies will have a 100% rating, but only three or less reviews in a short period of time (which leads us to believe the reviews could be fabricated). Look at the timestamps on the reviews, too. Many companies that are reputable won’t open a shop and have a ton of sales with 5-star reviews within days. You get the idea.

3. Check out their certifications.

A reputable jeweler will mention GIA certifications, what types of metals they use, gemstones, diamonds, etc. This is very important, since you’re most likely purchasing a diamond ring, since you don’t want to buy a faux diamond.

4. Get in touch with the seller first.

If you have any questions on particular pieces, custom designs, or need a rush order, make sure you get in touch with the seller directly. If you go to their ‘About’ page, or ‘Contact’ page, you can usually find an email address or phone number to speak with someone. Before you order anything, talk to the seller first.

5. Make sure you take accurate measurements.

Use a ring sizer to get an accurate size. (If you’re reading this and plan to propose as a surprise, use one of her rings with the ring sizer. It’s a sneaky way to get the right size without ruining the surprise.)

6. Find out about return policy / warranty.

Always read the fine print.

7. Save all of your paperwork and communication.

You may need to refer to warranty information, exchange information, or certification details in the future, so make sure you save those emails and statements.

Engagement Rings to Inspire You

Now that you know some tips to buying an engagement ring online, here are some beautiful options we’ve found!

sparkly round engagement ring

by jamie kates jewelry

custom handmade engagement ring

by andrea bonelli

white sapphire engagement

by alchemy house

petite engagement ring
by torchfire studio

rose cut diamond ring

by andrea bonelli

by andrea bonelli

rose gold princess cut
by jamie kates jewelry

by elizabeth scott botanical jewelry

diamond engagement ring rustic twig

by kristin coffin

P.S. See, when it comes to ordering custom rings, you’re not limited to traditional engagement rings alone. Since you can work one-on-one with the artist, you can custom create your perfect ring. It doesn’t even have to be a diamond, if you don’t want it to be. For instance, check out this topaz ring. It’s stunning, yes?

topaz ring

by andrea bonelli

xo
-E.