A Diamond Is Expensive Contest: The Verdict Is In…

by Azure

Congratulations, Lauren M.! We absolutely loved your “A Diamond Is Expensive” idea, and you are the lucky winner of a gorgeous ring from Turtle Love Committee. So tell your fiancé that he can skip the coupon clipping the next couple of Tuesdays! Because of all the fabulous submissions we received, we’d like to share a few of our favorite sassy and savvy submissions, and recognize the brains behind the creativity... Because size does matter… -Brooke K. of Medina,...

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Not Your Parents Wedding Bands – Or Should It Be?

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Special to OneWed from Jewelry and Style Expert Michael O’Connor Weddings and their signifiers, the wedding bands, have changed dramatically since the time of our parents. Unfortunately in the evolution, the true meaning and significance of the wedding band has lost some importance. As far as the wedding planning goes, back in the day, this was seen to be the domain of the bride and her family. Fairytale weddings were the vision of few brides and an option of fewer. Most gifts given...

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Your marriage is forever, but your jewels don’t have to be.

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If your exquisite taste in jewelry is currently a little more exquisite than your bank account, give I'm Over It a look. It's a great idea - essentially Netflix for jewelry. It's a great way to add some sparkle to your bridal ensemble without blowing your budget. You can rent pieces as singles or in sets, and by the week or by the month. And, yes, if you absolutely fall in love with a piece, you can work out a way to buy it. It's your inner beauty that shines the most on your...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Purple Passion

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About Ever After Wedding Market Purple has long been associated with wealth and nobility. Use this color to bring sophistication and elegance to your wedding. Choose vibrant fuchsia for a modern twist on this color theme. Packaged with real rose petals, the plum and matte silver Vintage Glamour Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design will surprise and impress your guests. Or choose the natural elegance of the Hydrangea Pressed Flower Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden...

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Beautiful bracelets for a beautiful bride

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Why should your neck have all the fun? When you're getting dolled up for your wedding day, don't forget your wrists! I love the bridal collection from BGB Jewelry. The pieces are beautiful, handmade, and designed to be affordable. The collection is a great place to browse if you're looking for ideas for your wedding accessories. You'll find great vintage looks, and the styles range from simple elegance to WOW!

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Ever After Wedding Market: Something New

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About Ever After Wedding Market The selection of beautiful wedding creations in the Ever After Market has recently expanded with the offerings of several new shops! Pick the perfect spring or summer wedding invitations by combining popular colors fuchsia and chartreuse. The Cymbidium Orchid Invitation from Cheer Up Cherup uses a modern floral silhouette in chartreuse with crisp black text to make an eye-catching wedding invitation. Eden Invitations and Stationery offers an equally...

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Bridesmaid beauty cubed

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Special Feature by Zirconique Jewelry can be the perfect gift for your bridesmaids – you know they will love it and re-use it. If you’re concerned about the cost, you should consider getting cubic zirconia, an inexpensive alternative to traditional diamonds. There are many grades of cubic zirconia. As a rule, the more facets a stone has, the more it will look like a real diamond. When high-grade cubic zirconia is set into real gold or platinum, it can be hard for some jewelers...

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Bride Chic: NEW DIRECTIONS IN HEAD CHIC

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About Bride Chic Here are some of the finest designers of head wear in the world and they're taking us down a new and exciting path to 2010 and beyond. Since bridal fashion is moving toward breaking tradition these days, alternatives to the veil are found everywhere. While veils are still in vogue and ever traditional, the new head options are definately worth checking out. Some brides bypassing the veil are going for wide brimmed hats, fresh flowers or jewels in their hair. The...

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For the Groom: Get Cuffed

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Sometimes as a groom you can feel like a human accessory - or a backdrop for your beautiful bride. It can be a hard world for a guy who wants to add a little personality without going with the wacky ruffled shirt. That's why you should become a connoisseur of cuff links. They're a sly way of letting the real you show even while you're the picture of perfect traditional tuxedoed manhood. Etsy.com is a great place to start. You'll find custom gifts for your groomsmen, or plenty of...

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Ever After Wedding Market: By the Sea

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If you are having a spring or summer wedding near the ocean then this inspiration board is for you! Whether you have planned an elegant seaside pavilion or a clam bake reception, these products will be perfect embellishments for your ceremony. Pearls, seashells and sea glass make beautiful jewelry that reference the bounty of the sea. We recommend the Perles (II) Necklace with large creamy freshwater pearls from Elaine Haydon Jewelry and the Full Moon Necklace with a white mother of...

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