Category: rings

The Latest Spring Jewelry Trends

Want to know what’s “in” this season for the latest spring jewelry trends? We’ll show you! Emma here and today we’re going to tell you about the latest spring jewelry trends for bridal jewelry and everyday wear, thanks to the team at Simon G. jewelry. Which of these trends is your favorite, and which one will you be wearing all season long? The layered look mentioned as trend #3 is my favorite – I adore personalized pieces. Read on to find out more…

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Latest Spring Jewelry Trends

Vintage-Inspired

When it comes to trends of the season, vintage-inspired is leading the way. From romantic accents and Art Deco designs (think The Great Gatsby and 1920’s inspired looks), Simon G. has seen a resurgence of vintage style stones such as baguettes and marquise cut diamonds as custom-requests from brides.

Geometric Design Diamond Earrings | Latest Spring Jewelry Trends | http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/latest-spring-jewelry-trends/

Geometric Design Diamond Earrings (LP4296)

Geometric Halo Diamond Right-Hand Ring | Latest Spring Jewelry Trends | http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/latest-spring-jewelry-trends/

Geometric Halo Diamond Right-Hand Ring (MR2636)

40 Best Handmade Wedding Bands

Are you looking for the perfect wedding band to accompany your engagement ring? Look no further! Emma here and recently I was chatting with a friend about wedding bands. We talked about what style looked best, how much one should spend, where to buy it, and when to start looking for the perfect ring. And I realized that you always read about engagement rings, but wedding bands — not so much! And yet, your wedding band is an integral part of your wedding day and is a symbol of your lifetime commitment. So, today, we’re sharing forty of the best to inspire your search for the perfect ring. But, I’m curious… which of these is your favorite? Mine is a tie between #21 and #33, although I love them all!

Handmade Wedding Bands

1. Diamond Arc Twig Band

diamond arc wedding band | handmade wedding bands | http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/handmade-wedding-bands/
by kristin coffin

2. Bark Texture

bark texture ring | handmade wedding bands | http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/handmade-wedding-bands/
by andrea bonelli

3. Leaf Twig Band

twig wedding band | handmade wedding bands | http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/handmade-wedding-bands/
by kristin coffin

4. Heart Ring

These bands come together to form a heart.

wedding rings that create a heart | handmade wedding bands | http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/handmade-wedding-bands/

by cadi jewelry

5. Mobius Ring

mobius ring | handmade wedding bands | http://emmalinebride.com/jewelry/handmade-wedding-bands/
by lily emme jewelry

Beach Wedding Rings for Bridesmaids Gifts

Are you planning a beach themed wedding? This post is for you! Be sure to subscribe for posts straight to your inbox.

Hi, lovelies! If you’re planning a wedding on the beach this summer, there’s one themed gift that bridesmaids will enjoy for years to come. We spotted these beach wedding rings over at The Manerovs, maker of insanely gorgeous handmade (and hand-sculpted) jewelry. Their stacking rings are some of my favorites, especially their sea-inspired finds resembling coral, seashells, and starfish. There are even some gorgeous raw gemstones. These beach wedding rings would make wonderful gifts for your bridesmaids this season, and don’t forget a little something blue or sea-inspired for yourself, too.

Beach Wedding Rings

If I had to pick a favorite, it would be this entire stacking set. Take a look at that raw gemstone — it’s gorgeous.

beach wedding rings | http://emmalinebride.com/bridesmaids/beach-wedding-rings/

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See More

To see more beach wedding rings, hand-sculpted jewelry, necklaces, and more, check out The Manerovs.

There’s more coming up next!

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.