5 Elegant Trends in Engagement Rings

The engagement ring: a beautiful symbol of your future together. These days, there are plenty of creative and dazzling options to perfectly express your unique characteristics both as a couple (and a bride). From rose gold tones in both the band or the stone to “stackables” that make a big statement, the trends in engagement rings are as limitless as your love. Take a look at some creative options; then…

Surviving the Holidays As A Couple

Aaah, the magic of the holiday season: the lights, the music, the gifts…the family drama. One of the things that couples sign up for (though they don’t think about it at the time) is negotiating the issues with not just your own clan, but your partner’s at a complicated time of year. Holidays bring back lots of lovely memories, but they can also call up hidden issues. Then there are…

5 Celebrity Engagement Rings

Celebrity couples are just like us (sort of). They fall in love and decide to put a ring on it. The only difference is, they tend to choose bigger, more extravagant pieces. Well, sometimes. Celebrity engagement and wedding rings can range from delicate and simple, to extravagant and eye-popping (the better to sparkle on Instagram). The styles of rings chosen by our favorite celebrity couples are affected not just by…

DIY Brides: Tips for Doing Your Own Wedding Makeup

With so many costs associated with a wedding, some brides opt to save a little money by skipping the makeup artist and doing their own wedding makeup. That may seem intimidating, especially on such a Big Day, but it’s not impossible. With a little planning (not to mention, practice), you can pull off a gorgeous look. Here are some smart tips for doing your own wedding makeup, courtesy of Birkat…

7 Hot Fashion Trends for 2019 – And How to Wear Them

The runways have been busy lately, with the big fashion shows of Europe and New York giving a preview of what will be “hot” in 2019. There were plenty of extreme (and pricey) high-fashion looks on display. But there are some affordable fashion looks that can be adapted to real-life. So here are 7 hot fashion trends for 2019 to add to your own closet. WARM, SUNNY COLORS Rusty reds,…

6 Cool Facts About Cubic Zirconia

Cubic Zirconia jewelry – or “CZs” – is heating up as the super-smart option for anyone who loves their “bling.” And there are some very good reasons why CZ jewelry is the hot ticket among those who could afford pricier diamonds or gems, or anyone who wants dazzling (but affordable) jewelry. (See some outstanding examples up close at Birkat Elyon). CZs result when the mineral element “zirconium oxide” is super-heated…

Just What Is a Promise Ring, Anyway?

A promise isn’t something to be given idly. It should mean something, as the person you’re making it to is meant to assume in good faith that you’re going to keep to it. This is especially true if the person you make the promise to is the one you love more than anyone else. Some people choose to symbolize these types of promises by giving that special someone a promise…

Six Tips for Taking & Sharing the Perfect Ring Selfie

So it’s finally happened for you. The moment you’ve dreamed of all your life has finally come true. You found the right man, and he loves you as deeply as you love him. When the moment was just right, he got down on one knee and said those four words: “Will you marry me?” All you had to do was scream “YES!” But don’t let the excitement stop at the…

When Not to Wear Your Engagement Ring

What’s the first thing that happens when you get engaged? (No, I mean after the part where you go wild with excitement.) That’s right – you show off your engagement ring to everyone and anyone who will spare five seconds to look at it. Girlfriends, family members, coworkers, social media friends, random people on the street – OK, maybe not so much that last one – all want to see…

Top 12 Celebrity Engagement Rings

  Celebrities don’t get engaged like the rest of us. They’re millionaires and billionaires, after all, so they tend to go a little bit crazier with their engagement rings. And who can blame them? Wouldn’t we all be dropping huge sums of money on wildly extravagant engagement rings if we had the means? Of course we would. But since we can’t, let’s settle for checking out 12 of the most…