Top 7 Reasons to Go Platinum

by Azure

When you think about the love you share with your groom, how would you describe it? Do words like rare, pure, everlasting, strong, resilient, and enduring come to mind? Hopefully they do! And since your wedding bands are a symbol of your everlasting love, we think enduring platinum (the strongest metal around) is the only way to go. Sure, a platinum band may cost you more, but it is well worth it as platinum is unique in so many ways. The investment you make up front will pay off in...

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Wedding Jewelry for Your Bridal Party

by Azure

Finding the perfect bridal party jewels by Michael O’Connor, Jewelry and Style Expert Your bridesmaids, the gals who’ve been there for you through thick and thin. Wondering how you can thank these incredible women? There is no better gift than jewelry! The tradition of buying gifts for the bridal party is an ancient one. A long time ago, Egyptian noble women presented precious metals and gems to their ladies-in-waiting. But as a modern bride gifting the bridal party jewelry, the...

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Wedding Jewelry Grooming: Tips from an Expert!

by Azure

Finding the perfect jewelry accessories for the groom & groomsmen byMichael O’Connor, Jewelry and Style Expert It’s the bride’s day, but the groom and groomsmen should look good at the wedding, too! The right accessory on the lapel, tie, or shirt cuffs makes an elegant and masculine statement. A great watch would be nice, too! Whether he’s a jeans-and-T-shirt man or ‘wouldn't be caught dead leaving the house in sweats’, the wedding day is THE time to show a more...

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3 Timeless Wedding Ring Trends

by Azure

Styling the perfect wedding bands by Alison Rowe, Bridal and Jewelry Expert Shopping for your wedding bands can feel a bit daunting. You are, after all, choosing a ring you will wear for the rest of your life. And you’re asked to make this important decision in the midst of ordering flowers, testing caterers and designing wedding invitations. Lucky for us, there’s a style for every personal preference for her and him. Try finding a basic style you love—it could be as...

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Platinum Wedding Bands for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

by Azure

Everyone is buzzing about Kim Kardashian's August 20th wedding. From the star-studded guest list (with invites out to Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Beyonce & Jay-Z) to Kim's soon-to-be-revealed Vera Wangwedding dress, fans are gearing up and experts are weighing in! And when it comes to celebrity wedding rings, jewelry expert Michael O'Connor always knows his stuff! We asked O'Connor to share his thoughts on what Kim and Kris's wedding bands might look like, and here's what he had to...

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Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring: Get the Look for Less

by Azure

After just six months of dating, Kim Kardashian is engaged to NBA hooper Kris Humphries. Kris popped the question at Kim's Beverly Hills home, using red rose petals to spell out 'Will you marry me?'. Cute! But wait... there's more. Kim's engagement ring is a 20.5 carat platinum and diamond stunner! Now THAT is an engagement ring rock! The ring was custom designed by Lorraine Schwartz and is reportedly worth a whopping $2 million! If you love Kim K's diamond dazzler, check out...

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Royal Wedding Jewelry Predictions and Odds for Wedding Details!

by Azure

Our friends at Platinum Guild International always hook us up with the celebrity bling inside scoop from jewelry expert, Michael O’Connor. O'Connor is placing bets on what type of wedding jewelry Kate and Prince William will wear down the aisle. Here's what Michael's predicting: Kate's Royal Wedding Bling: As a modern style icon who adores classic sophistication, Kate's expected to choose semi-traditional bridal earrings. Michael is putting his money on platinum and diamond...

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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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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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Artistic Wedding Photography- Rocking Engagement Ring Shots!

by Azure

You already know that I'm a sucker for bling-tastic engagement rings! And I adore how creative wedding photographers get when shooting these priceless pieces. These awesome engagement ring and wedding band shots are by Ted of Ted Nghiem's Photography, but we're dying to see what other pro wedding photographers have to offer! The more creative, the better! So wedding photographers, send your BEST engagement ring bling shots to SavvyScoop@OneWed.com. We want you to inspire our...

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