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7 Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas

Posted March 3, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Last week, we talked about alternative wedding ring ideas and we loved the feedback we received! Today we’re sharing seven alternative engagement ring ideas you will absolutely love. If you’re getting engaged soon, vaguely hinting at, or popping the question soon, this is the post for you! We know diamonds are the most popular engagement ring option, but remember… a diamond is certainly not your only option. And, handcrafted engagement rings? They’re totally custom and made just for you. In this post, we’ll show you how the lovely Kristin Coffin has redefined the engagement ring world with her collection of unique, handcrafted engagement rings. If you thought you were a traditional diamonds-only girl, think again: these designs might totally change your mind. (P.S. If you’re vaguely hinting at your favorite design, just leave this post open on his browser or pin these images like crazy on your Pinterest boards. He’ll get the hint.) Read on to be inspired… and share your thoughts after the post!

7 Alternative Engagement Ring Ideas


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7 Alternative Wedding Ring Ideas

Posted February 28, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Do you prefer unique (non-traditional) wedding finds? If so, you’ll love today’s feature! We’ve been oohing + aahing over the beautiful new ring collection at Locusart Jewellery Designs and we’re sharing our favorites with you! Instead of a traditional gold wedding band, what if you picked something different? Something uniquely you? We’ve found seven alternative wedding ring ideas to inspire you including a braided wedding band, a stash band (which includes three bands forged into one), a crown-style band, branch, and more! Which wedding ring style is your favorite?

7 Alternative Wedding Ring Ideas

1. Braided Infinity Wedding Band

Up first, take a peek at my personal favorite: the braided infinity wedding band. This band represents the texture and uniqueness woven into one’s life.

braided infinity wedding band via 7 Alternative Wedding Ring Ideas


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Wilmington Beach Engagement Session: PJ + Garth

Posted February 19, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

This Wilmington beach engagement session is a dream. The couple PJ and Garth had their engagement session just last month. They strolled along the beach until they found a lovely spot for a picnic. As they enjoyed wine and cheese overlooking the ocean, Eric from Eric Boneske Photography captured the romance. Warm your heart, free your mind, and check out this Wilmington beach engagement after the click…

Eric Boneske Photography - Wilmington Beach Engagement


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15 Totally Stylish Stacking (+ Knuckle) Rings

Posted January 29, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’m a bit jewelry obsessed, particularly when there’s an emerging trend. When I spotted this ring worn by LC awhile back, I’ve been searching for other stylish stacking (and over-the-knuckle) rings to add to my collection. (Oh, and P.S. – if you loved that ring, we found one that’s very similar at a fraction of the cost.) Since I’ve been oohing and aahing over stacking rings for some time, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you today instead of keeping them all to myself. These make beautiful rings for the bride to wear on her wedding day (especially the personalized ones you’ll find below) or as gifts for her bridesmaids. Plus, I’ve gotta say… these also make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts! If you love ‘em, be sure to pin them to a board so your beau knows what’s up. ;)

Stacking Rings / Knuckle Rings

In this collection, you’ll find stacking rings, knuckle rings, personalized rings, and gemstone stacking rings. Just in case you’re wondering, a stacking ring is one that is small enough to be paired with one or two other rings to appear like it’s a complete set. However, stacking rings are really versatile because you can wear them stacked, as single rings on a few fingers at a time, or you can mix-and-match your favorites to create new looks. Knuckle rings (also called over-the-knuckle rings) are worn over your knuckle, typically by itself, and is a versatile piece which can be worn on any hand without overwhelming your engagement or wedding ring. Take a peek at what we’ve found:

stylish stacking rings


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Twig Engagement Rings to Love +
Why a Wedding Ring is Worn on the Fourth Finger

Posted December 10, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 4 Comments

It’s the holiday season, I’m sipping on Peppermint Mocha, I have Christmas music on full blast here in the Emmaline Bride office, and there’s joy and love in the air. Ah, the holidays: a popular time of year for couples to get engaged. I mean, this week alone two of my friends got engaged – and it’s not even Christmas yet. If you’re thinking about popping the question soon – or you’re hoping to nudge him in the right direction with a gorgeous handmade engagement ring, today’s post is for you! We’re sharing some of our favorite twig engagement rings that are sure to put the sparkle in your season thanks to Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry. And, we’re also sharing the answer to an often wondered question: why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger. Oh, and if you are trying to drop a hint for the holidays, just leave the window open on your laptop… you never know. ;) Enjoy!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)


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Trend Alert: 10 Bow Rings for Bridesmaids

Posted October 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Hi, loves! We recently showcased this adorable DIY Hair Bow Tutorial, and today we’re back to share some more “bow”-inspired love with you. Bows make a sweet embellishment on jewelry yet can be chic, stylish, and adds an ultra-girly touch to any outfit (dressed up or down). We love the idea of this emerging trend – bow rings for bridesmaids! – as a gift to thank your girls for being a part of your day. These ten hand-picked bow rings are handmade, re-wearable pieces your bridesmaids will love to wear down the aisle and beyond! Enjoy!

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7 Handmade Wedding Rings Worth Obsessing Over

Posted October 3, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 2 Comments

Hello, hello! Have you crossed off wedding rings from your to-do list yet? If not, we’re here to help! At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy about handmade wedding items because each item is crafted with love, care, and is made just for you. Handmade wedding rings are no exception! When you start shopping for wedding bands or engagement rings, consider handmade wedding rings. You’ll support an independent artisan, your ring will be completely original and made just for you, and if you have questions you can speak to the designer directly. Whether you’re browsing handmade wedding rings for your big day to complement your engagement ring – or looking to pop the question with a diamond ring soon – we’ve found one shop that does it all! Read on to find out about the lovely Barbara Michelle Jacobs, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, and see seven hand-picked handmade wedding rings from her collection. We think you’re going to love what we’ve discovered…

Handmade Wedding Rings

We begin the list with the first five for the bride-to-be…

1. Classic Solitaire in Yellow Gold

Simple, elegant, and perfect for the bride who loves yellow gold and a diamond solitaire.

handmade wedding rings - solitaire


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40 Best Handmade Rings Ever

Posted July 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

Happy Monday! Get ready for an explosion of gorgeousness! Today, we’ve rounded up the 40 best handmade rings we’ve ever seen from engagement rings to wedding bands, along with a few more casual rings for everyday wear. Instead of buying a mass produced ring from a factory, we encourage you to consider buying handmade. Handmade rings are custom for the recipient and made just for them… not pulled from a factory line and shipped to the masses. Read on to see the gorgeous handmade rings we’ve discovered including details like initials, “carvings”, twig-inspired styles, infinity rings, and much, much more. Enjoy!

40 Best Handmade Rings Ever

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#1

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Napa Valley Engagement: Sarah + Matt

Posted June 26, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

You’ll love this Napa Valley engagement session! Sarah, the future bride to be, has a strong affection for Napa Valley and its beautiful vineyards. The perfect location for their engagement photos were at Domaine Chandon in Yountville, CA. Sarah and Matt held hands and had fun strolling through the vineyard. As they walked along, Matt pulled Sarah close for an embraced kiss, dipped her as she laughed, and gazed into her eyes. Matt adding a little bad boy attitude brought along a Chevelle SS muscle car, so cool and hip they just had to pose with it. They finished off their Napa Valley engagement session near the Wine Train, an elegant and fully restored train that takes visitors through Napa’s most breathtaking vineyards. They’ll be married in November at the Viansa Winery in Sonoma. Capturing the many instants Sarah and Matt shared this day was Napa photographer Jen from Photography by Jen Philips. See this cute couple and their wonderful day after the jump…

napa valley wedding


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Is Your Groom Tough as Nails?

Posted January 9, 2012 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 3 Comments

Is your groom tough as nails? Today, we’re bringing you an incredible new take on this question and on the idea of a traditional wedding band. After all, you’ll be wearing the band forever – you ought to love it! This collection of wedding bands by Steampunk Funk is unlike any we’ve ever seen, is not sold in stores, and is custom-made just for him. What could be better? Read on to find out why this is a brilliant idea and why these rings are, in fact, “tough as nails”.

tough as nails - wedding bands


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Say “I Do” to Handmade Wedding Rings

Posted September 21, 2011 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 15 Comments

You may have heard that a diamond lasts forever… but we think a handmade diamond or gemstone ring lasts forever + a day. We kid, we kid. If you’ve been an avid Emmaline Bride reader for awhile, you know we have a big ol’ heart for all things handmade. And, as you may have guessed, handmade wedding rings are no exception. If you are gearing up to pop the question, we recommend handmade wedding rings as an option.

handmade wedding rings

But why? …


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