The Plunge: Ring Shopping How to Find Her Style and Size

by Azure

Every other week or so we like to trade tips and advice with our groom friends over at The Plunge. This week, we're each tackling the subject of engagement rings and shopping for engagement rings. If you're still waiting for the ring, you might want to subtly direct your guy to our Groom Section for this week's article. If you want to know what secrets we're sharing with the boys, you can read our "Inside the Mind of the Bride" column at The Plunge. Helpful Links Advice for...

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First Look: Neil Lane Engagement Ring That Bachelor Jake Pavelka Gave To Vienna!

by Azure

Now, this is one of the many reasons why you should be checking the Savvy Scoop daily! Thanks to our fabulous friends at Platinum Guild International, we've got one of the very first pictures of the exactengagement ring that Jake Pavelka proposed with last night on The Bachelor! And here's the inside scoop on the beautiful bling... The platinum Neil Lane stunner features a 2.02 carat princess-cut center diamond, and is encrusted and set with 70 round diamonds. Vienna's rock weighs in...

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In Case You Missed It: The Bachelor Jake Pavelka Proposes With Neil Lane Engagement Ring!

by Azure

Did you tune into the final episode of The Bachelor last night? If not, you missed a proposal, and a Neil Lane rock to boot! After picking out two stunning engagement rings (with the help of celebrity jeweler Neil Lane), Jake took the plunge... and proposed to 23-year old Vienna Girardi. Earlier in the season, Jake had asked Girardi what type of engagement ring would make her swoon, and she had her answer ready- Princess Cut. Jake listened, because Vienna walked away with a...

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Love Is In The Air: Check Out Nicole Richie’s Engagement Bling!

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Not that this comes as a huge surprise, but Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are finally ready to tie-the-knot! They've been together for three years, have two adorable babies together, and have done a great job of keeping their romance under the radar. But, during a taping for the Late Show With David Letterman , Nicole and Joel finally talked marriage. Tight lipped no more, Nicole admitted that they are engaged, and has the bling to prove it! Her just-unveiled engagement ring is...

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Valentine’s Day Is Coming: Lots of Platinum Proposals Ahead!

by Azure

Gearing up for Valentine's Day, ladies? Valentine's Day is one of the most popular engagement days of the year. Many girls (possibly some of our Savvy Scoopers) may not be "officially" engaged... but are expecting a romantic V-Day proposal, and a new piece of bling to boot! Celebs like Harrison Ford, Vince Vaughn, and Howard Stern have popped the question on Valentine's Day, and proposed with platinum engagement rings costing a small fortune. Since trends in Hollywood often dictate...

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One Engagement Ring Down, Two Wedding Rings To Go

by Azure

So you’re engaged with the ring of your dreams on your finger? You may not be ready to start on all your planning, but It’s not too early to start looking for wedding bands. Think of it, no matter where or when you get married, whether the ceremony is formal, casual, or you elope, you’re going to need wedding rings. Our fabulous engagement ring and wedding band partner, Blue Nile, has an exclusive offer just for OneWed brides and grooms! Now until April 30, 2010, you can save...

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Featured Engagement Session: Doug and Diana

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Featured Engagement Shoot from Ted Nghiem's Photography This engagement session took place in Baltimore, Maryland for Doug and Diana, both from Virginia Tech. Doug and I spoke back and forth about the engagement session, as the forecasters slated the day to have rain, but, thankfully it didn't start to rain til we were all done. These two were a real fun couple to work with, who couldn't work well with a lot of joking and laughter along with an occasional pose? Thanks for the good...

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Mangagement Rings: Just A Fad, Or Here To Stay?

by Azure

The day your man popped the question is a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. And once that bling'ing ring was on your finger, I'll bet you couldn't wait to show it off! Your new rock excited you (and hopefully still does) because... 1. It was from the love of your life 2. You could now buy, and pour over, bridal mags without feeling like "that girl" 3. It was a new piece of fabulous jewelry (duh!) 4. And... it was an undeniable sign to other (sometimes creepy) men...

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Ask the Wedding Maven and the Plunge: How Much Should a Ring Cost?

by Azure

Every few weeks we like to do a little exchange program with our friends over at The Plunge. They send us one of the questions a groom has sent them, and we send them a question from one of our savvy brides. We publish both answers and you can get a male and female perspective. This week, we tried something a little different. We both answered the same question at the same time. Here's the rather lengthy question: It all started when she asked me “what if I don’t like the ring...

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Question of the Week: Did You Help Choose Your Engagement Ring?

by Azure

This week's question of the week is about your engagement ring. Did you help pick it out? If so, was it your idea or your groom's idea? If not, are you happy with your ring? Do you wish you had helped pick it out? Have you told your groom the truth about how you feel about your ring?

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