Rings


How to Keep Your Engagement Ring Blingy and Bright

by Azure

I'll admit it... since getting engaged a few months back, I've been obsessive about keeping my engagement ring clean as a whistle. And I'm no clean freak in my every day life. But something as special (and expensive) as an engagement ring deserves and demands the extra TLC. And... keeping your ring clean is easier than you think! My MIL-to-be turned me onto the Connoisseurs brand of jewelry cleaner, and oh how I love these products! Connoisseurs' Diamond Dazzle Stik is like Tide's...

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5 Celebrities Bit by the Engagement Season Bug

by Azure

Engagement Season knows no bounds and in Hollywood right now, questions are being popped (and accepted!) left and right! But if you're busy holiday merrymaking, and also planning your wedding, it's hard to keep track of all the newly engaged celebs entering the bridal hood. Luckily, we're here to help! Keep reading to get the scoop... The tattoo artist formerly engaged to Jesse James, Kat Von D, was expecting a Christmas proposal from techno music maker, Deadmau5. But he just...

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5 Things That Have Changed Now that I’m Engaged

by Azure

1 - My dog Winston has to compete for my attention. I work from home with Winston by my side, so he's a spoiled pup when it comes to getting attention, pets, treats and the like. But since becoming engaged last weekend, and having my dream rock sparkling on my finger while I work, Winston is feeling a bit like the ugly redheaded stepsister! He's wondering what all the fuss is about with this new piece of hardware on my hand, so we're thinking we might sit him down and pop the "Will...

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Now Entering the Bridal Hood

by Azure

What many people don’t know about me (and are surprised to learn) is that I’ve never been married. When we launched the OneWed blog over three years ago, it wasn’t to document my personal planning journey; it was to inspire unique brides to craft the weddings of their dreams. This makes me a rare breed of wedding blogger, one who has (for better or worse) never stood in the shoes of a bride-to-be. But... I have been headed (slowly) in the direction of the aisle, having spent...

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The Wedding Band Hot List: 11 Unique, Covetable Rings for the Bride & Groom

by Azure

Your wedding bands don't have to be ordinary, especially nowadays with all the talented indie artists selling their creations on Etsy. I check Etsy daily to see what new and exciting wedding treasures I can find, but I have another favorite site for all things unique that I'm excited to share with you today! It's called The Fancy, and it's aaaamazing! You can find the most undiscovered, wacky, wild, and delicious things once you sign up and start "Fancy'ing"... like these...

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BATTLE OF THE BLING: Jennifer Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie

by Azure

So... the first blurry pic of Jennifer Aniston's engagement ring from Justin Theroux has hit the web. And from the looks of it, it's a serious rock that packs a whole lot of bling! The enourmous diamond appears to be a radient-cut stone (one of the rarest diamonds of all), set in a simple, thick yellow gold band. Angelina Jolie's engagement ring is a blingy delight, too, featuring a tablet shaped center diamond and a whopping 16 carats of sparkle. So now we want to know... Team...

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19 Diamond Engagement Rings Under $700

by The Broke-Ass Bride

While $700 isn't exactly a drop in the bucket, it's a pretty reasonable price to pay for some fancy bling. But I'mma do you one better... Here are 19 unique, fancy and awesome diamond engagement rings for under seven big ones! Ranging from teeny, tiny sweet solitaires to awesomely art deco estate pieces to one-of-a-kind rough cut diamonds, there's something here to please everyone. Most of these come from independent artisans at Etsy, too, so you know you're helpin' the little guy...

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10 Wedding Bands Your Groom Will Adore

by Azure

Your groom-to-be delivered on his promise to give you the engagement ring of your dreams! So put a little extra thought and love into picking out his wedding band! If you want something unique, and customized just for him, then look no further than Etsy's wedding shop. You'll find vintage bands rich with history, recycled rings you can feel good about wearing, and engraved stunners that will forever remind him of the day he said "I Do". I rounded up ten of my personal favorites, so...

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Engagement Rings that Sparkle Brighter

by Brooklyn Bride

It's always a favorite of mine to see engagement rings and wedding bands that veer off the traditional path and go a little funky.... and these stunners from Satomi Kawakita are just perfection! I especially love the one where the diamond is inset on the side rather than on the top of the ring (bottom right in the photo above)....it makes for a nice little surprise. Like or Love these Satomi Kawakita rings? Which style is your absolute favorite?

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Are They or Aren’t They? Brangelina Wedding Rumors Hit Fever Pitch

by Azure

There's major buzz happening around the French chateau that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie share with their brood. And rumors are swirling that this weekend could be the big one... when Brangelina finally get hitched! The Sun is reporting that the Brangelina wedding could be happening under the guise of a 50th anniversary party for Brad's parents, pointing to the fact that Angelina's private jeweler (who designed her quarter million dollar engagement ring sparkler), Robert Procop,...

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Is Wedding Season Now Engagement Season?

by Azure

Wedding industry insiders know that, historically, the year could be broken up into two distinct parts—engagement season (Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day, with the highest volume of engagements happening between NYE and V-Day), and wedding season (May through October). And for wedding planning websites like OneWed, this has always translated into highly seasonal traffic, with 30-40% more unique visitors during engagement season than wedding season (because, when people are...

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Here’s How NOT to Get Engaged

by Bitchless Bride

So, I keep hearing about people getting engaged with an audience present, and by audience I mean the families of both the bride and groom. Seriously? What the F? Is this the new way people are getting engaged? REALLY? I'm sorry if this is the way your man proposed, but I think it's just wrong and frankly it's just the beginning of you, bridey, losing sight of what this thing called "marriage" is all about. I'm gonna yell it... Ready? YOU DON'T NEED TO BE SURROUNDED BY YOUR ENTIRE...

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5 Things to Do After Getting Engaged

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Congrats; you’re engaged! You might be thinking to yourself, now what? If you’re not quite sure where to start when it comes to wedding planning, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick checklist of the most important details to start with: 1. Choose your wedding date. Although this may depend on a few other details (such as when you can book the ceremony and reception venues), setting a date helps set the stage for nearly...

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The Bridal Virus You Don’t Want to Catch

by Bitchless Bride

Hey, brides-to-be! I am talking to you! I’m even talking to those of you thinking an engagement is on the horizon. Girls, listen up because there is an epidemic happening. It’s scary as hell, and needs to be addressed immediately! I like to call it “bridaldemia”. Huh? bri-dal-de-mia: Verb: perfectly normal woman overcome by demons once diamond ring is on finger Synonyms: diva witch (with a capital “B”) bride, bridezilla, coo coo, crazy, cray cray, certifiable,...

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The Beauty of Eloping: 5 Questions to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Let’s face it—big, extravagant, Kardashian-style weddings aren’t for everyone. And that’s OK. Many brides and grooms starting to feel overwhelmed with the minutia of wedding planning may wonder if eloping is the answer. Whether the budget is an issue or you and your fiancé simply want a very intimate wedding with just the two of you, eloping may be the way to go. But before you forgo a more traditional wedding, ask...

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Wedding Vow Writing Do’s and Don’ts

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com If traditional wedding vows just aren’t for you, writing your own can make your ceremony that much more personal and appropriate for you and your fiancé. If you’re considering writing your own wedding vows, here are some tips to you started. - Don’t wait until the last minute. Not only are these the words you’ll be saying aloud in front of all of your family and friends, these are the promises you’ll pledge to make...

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A Star-Studded Wedding Season

by Azure

On the heels of Drew Barrymore's intimate I Do's, we've learned that Miley Cyrus is engaged! That's right! The 19 year old pop superstar said YES to her 22 year old beau Liam Hemsworth (who you know from The Hunger Games), and they've kept the exciting news under wraps since May 31st (when Liam popped the question). He proposed with a 3.5 carat Neil Lane diamond engagement ring, and Miley took to Twitter saying simply... life is beautiful! New York Knicks captain Amar'e...

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