Six Celebrity-Inspired Engagement Rings

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Whiteflash.com No matter how much we hate to admit it, we all have the same addiction to those glossy celebrity gossip magazines. Flipping through pictures of pop stars and movie stars with perfect hair and impeccable makeup, we all feel that same twinge of envy. And when we see those dramatic and wildly expensive engagement rings on their fingers, we can’t help but feel inspired. No matter what your engagement ring style, whether you like sparkles and...

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Reese Witherspoon’s Rare Ashoka Diamond Engagement Ring

by Azure

Matrimony Monday is the biggest day of the year for wedding planning. And even a-list celebs in Hollywood jumped on the engagement band wagon this year! Reese Witherspoon is officially engaged, and her engagement ring rock is a stunner! Of course, the setting is platinum and the diamond is brilliant! Reese's ring features a 4-carat Ashoka diamond, and pave diamonds sparkle in the platinum setting. The engagement ring, custom-designed by William Goldberg, has an antique feel and...

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Affordable and Ethical Engagement Rings by Recycled Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Engagement season is here! More than 25% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Year's, and December is the most popular month for diamond ring sales. Last week, I had a great time talking to NBC News in Los Angeles about "The New Rules of Engagement Rings" because this year, the old rules are out the window! Couples are looking for affordable, ethical engagement rings that they can feel good about wearing. Read about five of my favorite rings...

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Get The Bling Without Going Broke- Engagement Rings Budget Calculator

by Azure

The engagement ring. Ah... the one piece of jewelry that will travel with you wherever you go. Knowing that this rock is forever, you want to love, lust after, adore your engagement ring. But, you don't want your fiancé to lose his shirt! You want the ring you've always dreamed of, but one your groom-to-be can afford. That's why we love PGI's new platinum engagement ring budget calculator! Your fiance, or soon-to-be fiance, simply enters his annual salary and out comes his...

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Gorgeous Platinum Engagement Rings You Can Afford!

by Azure

We are thrilled to announce a great new addition to our engagement rings gallery! Platinum Guild International has just released a new line of affordable platinum rings, proving that you can wear platinum without breaking the bank! 50 gorgeous budget-friendly platinum rings have been added to our gallery, and they're all priced at or below $2,500! Pretty unbelievable, right? And we've added a dozen new affordable ring designers, so no matter what your style, we've got the ring for...

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Maria Sharapova Scores a $250,000 Engagement Ring from LA Laker Beau!

by Azure

Bling, Bling! If you plan on marrying an LA Laker, you can bank on receiving a fat engagement ring rock! Who could forget Khloe Kardashian’s $850,000 engagement ring from Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom? Tennis star Maria Sharapova is the latest lady to hook herself a Laker… and a fat rock to boot! When Sasha Vujacic asked Sharapova to marry him last week, he did it with a bling-tastic engagement ring worth $250,000. So what kind of bling does $250k get you these...

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Latest In Eco-Friendly Dresses, Rings, and Stationery from Recycled Bride!

by Azure

About Recycled Bride New York City's October 2010 bridal fashion week featured an exciting new Green Pavilion, hosted by The Green Bride Guide. The pavilion featured eco-friendlywedding dress designers, stationery companies, jewelers and more. They showed off their green products and services to an audience of prestigious wedding industry tastemakers, reporters, and bloggers. It was an exciting landmark event for the eco-wedding movement, and Recycled Bride was proud to be featured as...

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2011 Engagement Ring Trends Inspired By Recently Wed Celebrities!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jewelry and Style Expert, Michael O’Connor, and Platinum Guild International In looking towards the fashion trends of the future, designers often help us look back and remember fun times and gentler eras. Such is the case with the 2011 fashion runways, which provided a retro revisiting of the classic elegance of the 1950’s and early 1960’s, and the swinging spirited side of the late 60’s and 70’s. And while fashion designers have set the tone, bridal...

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Engagement Ring Dilemma: Should You Buy Your Own?

by Azure

Recently I was looking at a wedding site and a reader wrote in with a question. She wanted her boyfriend to use her grandmother's ring as an engagement ring. She was having trouble figuring out how to give him the ring to give back to her. The whole question confused me. I think she should just wear her grandmother's ring as her ring and have her boyfriend provide an engagement ring. To me, the symbolism of an engagement ring is that someone is offering you a ring as a gift. It...

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Wedding Photography To Inspire You: Diamonds, Platinum, Bling, Oh My!

by Azure

It’s a dreary, dark day in Chicago, and it’s hard not to feel a bit gloomy on days like today. As the old saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And nothing cheers me up like dazzling, bling bling engagement rings! I’ve been on the hunt for out-of-this-world engagement ring shots, because I think these images truly inspire wedding planning brides and grooms. It also speaks volumes about the wedding photographer’s style and creativity. Here's the first batch of...

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