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TsuShopper: Best Diamond Alternatives

TsuShopper: Best Diamond Alternatives | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it

Sparkling jewels add so much pizzazz to any outfit, and diamonds are often the jewel of choice. However, diamonds are not the only colorless gemstones used in jewelry. Here are four more gemstones that will give your jewelry collection plenty of sparkle.

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There is a lot to be said for genuine diamond alternatives - mainly the price factor as man made (lab created) or CZ diamonds are flawless and extremely cheap compared to the real thing.   Mossanite comes at a slightly higher price tag but all three offer real sparkle (often more than a real diamond), and can be just as hard wearing - worth considering if you have an expensive wedding to pay for on top.  

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These are the engagement rings that everyone is after right now.

These are the engagement rings that everyone is after right now. | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it

We’ve taken one for the team and spent a good few hours trawling Pinterest for the most pinned and popular engagement rings on the market right now.

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Judging by this research, it seems that the most sought after engagement rings today are white gold diamond rings.  

Important considerations apart from the obvious 'will she love it' should be quality and value, and if your budget doesn't stretch to 18ct gold with genuine diamonds, there are some fantastic silver & diamond rings available which look just as stunning as white gold.  

http://www.onlyrings.co.uk/index.php/new-silver-rings-for-sale

 

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10 Colored Gemstone Engagement Ring Ideas

10 Colored Gemstone Engagement Ring Ideas | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
We picked 10 of our favorite colored gemstones you can use in the traditional diamond's place for an eye-catching dash of style.
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There are many alternatives to a traditional 'plain' diamond engagement ring and a coloured central gemstone surrounded by diamonds makes a stunning choice if you want something a little different.  Opting for semi-precious stones, lab created or CZ diamonds, or even silver (which looks just the same as white gold on the finger) can keep costs down whilst still giving you a ring you can be proud of.  

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The Best 10 Women’s Engagement Rings - Women Daily Magazine

The Best 10 Women’s Engagement Rings - Women Daily Magazine | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Looking for the best engagement ring could be the best sort of shopping and great desire for every engaged woman. Dreaming about the perfect shape, color, diamond and clarity have been a permanent passion,...
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From modern to retro styles, or even an original vintage engagement ring, these suggestions offer some great alternatives from the traditional diamond solitaire.

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Psychic Pauline: The Truth Behind Promise Rings

Psychic Pauline: The Truth Behind Promise Rings | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Promise rings are sweet, if you're a teenager in love. But what happens when you're in your 30s and 40s and you're partner offers you a promise ring?
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Although not actually symbolising the 'Promise' of an engagement or wedding, the giving of a promise ring means that you are offering commitment to the receiver - sort of a cop-out really as if he really loved you, it would be that sought after engagement ring instead.

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Cheryl Cole's husband Jean-Bernard told jeweller £275,000 ring must represent his “unfailing and unconditional love”

Cheryl Cole's husband Jean-Bernard told jeweller £275,000 ring must represent his “unfailing and unconditional love” | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
The X Factor judge is glowing after her surprise wedding to Mr Fernandez-Versini, and we don't blame her hearing this
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Engagement ring number 2 for Cheryl Tweedy Cole Fernandez-Versini is an emerald cut diamond in a platinum band estimated to be 6-7 carats, which she has teamed with a channel set diamond wedding ring - a total value of almost £300,000.   

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The Signet Ring Guide — Gentleman's Gazette

The Signet Ring Guide — Gentleman's Gazette | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
For centuries signet rings have been one form of jewelry for men serving a very productive role in society. Here we explore that role.
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How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?

How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring? | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
You should spend what you are comfortable with on an engagement ring. These few rules-of-thumb will help you in establishing a solid starting point.
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It doesn't have to be a 'keep up with the Jones's' scenario - buying an engagement thing is a personal thing and the obvious answer is - spend only what you can afford.  Of course you want her to have the best, but you don't want to be paying for it for the next 20 years - especially if you have a wedding to pay for on top.  Isn't it supposed to be the thought (and the meaning behind it) that counts?

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18ct White Gold 13ct Amethyst 1ct Diamond Dress Ring

18ct White Gold 13ct Amethyst 1ct Diamond Dress Ring | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Extremely impressive 18 carat white gold amethyst diamond dress cocktail ring This bold heavy piece is set with a huge 13 carat cushion cut amethyst
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More of a dress ring than an engagement ring, this amethyst and diamond ring will make a bold statement on any finger.   28 high quality, extremely fiery diamonds surround this large amethyst which weighs just over 11g.

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Collectors bid on Rio Tinto's rare red diamonds

Collectors bid on Rio Tinto's rare red diamonds | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Some of the rarest objects on earth, red diamonds, of which only 30 are believed to exist, will be on display in Sydney.
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Diamond buyers, collectors and viewers will gather in Sydney between Tuesday and Friday to view some of the rarest objects on earth, red diamonds, as well as very rare pink diamond.  A fantastic opportunity to get a unique and beautiful stone for an engagement ring - for those to whom money is no object.

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9ct Gold 0 50ct Diamond Cluster Ring

9ct Gold 0 50ct Diamond Cluster Ring | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Stunning 9ct gold diamond cluster ring This beautiful cluster consists of 23 lovely round cut diamonds all set into a marquise shaped setting The
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Diamond cluster engagement ring with 23 diamonds, 4.06g

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Avril Lavigne Celebrates Her Anniversary With Huge 17-Carat Diamond Ring from Husband Chad Kroeger | People.com

Avril Lavigne Celebrates Her Anniversary With Huge 17-Carat Diamond Ring from Husband Chad Kroeger | People.com | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
You have to see the singer's crazy-huge anniversary diamond from husband Chad Kroeger ...
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Avril Lavigne is now sporting one of the biggest rocks in Hollywood and what a beauty it is!

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Posh has owned 13 engagement rings worth £4million in 15 years

Posh has owned 13 engagement rings worth £4million in 15 years | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
The singer-turned-designer has got through 13 engagement rings in 15 years of marriage to husband David worth £3.8million.
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Most women have one (per man she's engaged to) engagement ring which lasts a lifetime - or at least until that married ends, but Victoria seems to have them as expensive fashion accessories rather than a symbol of commitment.

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Wedding ring traditions from around the world

Wedding ring traditions from around the world | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it

Is there such thing as the perfect wedding ring? Take a look into the history and cultural significance of wedding rings from a wide range of cultures and religions.

 

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Although a classic yellow gold band is the 'norm' as it is usual for the sparkle of the engagement ring to take centre stage,  we have found that diamond encrusted bands (as in eternity rings) are becoming increasingly popular with today's brides - especially in white gold or platinum.  

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9 Steps for Buying an Engagement Ring by a Clueless Guy - Beach Wedding Ideas

9 Steps for Buying an Engagement Ring by a Clueless Guy - Beach Wedding Ideas | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
A short and humorous guide detailing out 9 easy steps for buying the ideal engagement ring for girlfriend for guys that have no clue about engagement rings.
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Something to read if you haven't got a clue where to start and don't want the embarrasment of being turned down!  

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Alternative Engagement Rings: 13 Places To Find A Truly Individual Sparkler

Alternative Engagement Rings: 13 Places To Find A Truly Individual Sparkler | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
For all the brides-to-be that don't have their eyes set on a rock bigger then Everest, here's the alternative- brides' guide to picking the perfect engagement ring...
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Traditionally, engagement rings were solitaires - whether you chose white or yellow gold, a marquise, round or princess cut diamond.  Today's women are turning away from tradition and opting for something a little more unusual.  Individuality doesn't come cheap though and if you want something different you have to be willing to pay for it.  Some of these designs are stunning - but compared to a 'standard' 18ct gold 0.50ct diamond ring, you are paying over the top for the originality of the design.  

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Why Coloured Diamonds are Manlier than You Think - Men Style Fashion

Why Coloured Diamonds are Manlier than You Think - Men Style Fashion | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Why Colored Diamonds are Manlier than You Think Don’t let the word “fancy” fool ya…. Because coloured diamonds can also be a man’s best friend. When it comes to price, style and investment potential they are very alluring indeed. They can create a look unlike any other – adding an a little extra pop to …
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Men seem to be a bit unadventurous when it comes to rings, most don't wear an engagement ring and wedding bands seem to be limited to plain gold bands.  However, trends are changing and coloured diamonds in mens rings are becoming more popular.  Naturally occuring coloured diamonds are rarer than clear, and tend to be more expensive so if you choose to buy your man a ring with coloured stones, you are also giving him an investment piece.  

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18ct White Gold 3 5 Carat Diamond Cluster Ring

18ct White Gold 3 5 Carat Diamond Cluster Ring | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Stunning luxurious 18ct white gold diamond cluster ring If you are looking for a ring to make an impression then this is the one for you This ring is
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Moving away from the traditional engagement ring, diamond clusters are now becoming a popular alternative and this one may not be as expensive as Cheryl's, but it sure packs a punch with its 3.5 carat of diamonds set in 18ct gold.

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Celebrity engagement rings - Ring Jewellery

Celebrity engagement rings - Ring Jewellery | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
this is a page looking at the different types of celebrity engagement rings. It shows a link to vogue magazines blog & also RING jewellers own versions of ce...
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Celebrities tend to choose the biggest, the best and the most expensive, but here are some similar but cheaper alternatives.

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The Diamond Engagement Ring: Greatest Marketing Scam In History

The Diamond Engagement Ring: Greatest Marketing Scam In History | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it

The inflated price of the engagement ring seems unjustified when many casual observers cannot even tell the difference between a real diamond and that which is moissanite and cubic zirconia (CZ). 

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Men worldwide are led to believe that to show their love to their partner they must buy expensive  diamond engagement rings.  The diamond wasn't always a symbol of love, the De Beers diamond cartel helped fuel this belief by introducing the phrase “a diamond is forever,” which increased demand and pushed prices up.

 

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Sofia Vergara Wears Giant Bling on Engagement Finger

Sofia Vergara Wears Giant Bling on Engagement Finger | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
Is Sofia sporting an engagement ring?!
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A source confirms the stunning purple topaz ring is actually from her new Kay Jewellers collection -- which retails for $1,179  -- so it's safe to say, this is not engagement ring bling from Joe.

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Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's Granddaughter, Is Engaged And There's A Picture Of The Ring #1

Riley Keough, Elvis Presley's Granddaughter, Is Engaged And There's A Picture Of The Ring #1 | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
It looks like Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough is engaged to her stuntman boyfriend Ben Smith-Peterson.
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Although their reps haven't confirmed the engagement, Ben posted a picture on Facebook of Riley with an impressive diamond on her ring finger with the caption "so that happened."

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Kiss 107 Get Engaged at the Fireworks with KISS107 | Contests

Kiss 107 Get Engaged at the Fireworks with KISS107 | Contests | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it

Tell us your story as to why YOU want to ask that special someone for their hand in marriage. D-Lo will read some entries LIVE on air and Kiss 107 will select one winner to get a VIP Experience at the 2014 Cincinnati Bell / WEBN Fireworks at P&G Riverfest, including 2 VIP Front Row Seats, a dedicated photographer to capture the engagement, and 1 carat total diamond ring from The Crown Collection

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Well that rules us Brits out but good luck to all American couples who enter 

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Diamonds Are Forever: Process of a Diamond Ring

Diamonds Are Forever: Process of a Diamond Ring | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
In 2011, $11 billion was spent on wedding and engagement rings in the U.S. Picking the right ring is an important part of the proposal process.

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5 Reasons Why Emeralds are a Girl’s New Best Friend · Two Haute Mamas

5 Reasons Why Emeralds are a Girl’s New Best Friend · Two Haute Mamas | Engagement Rings | Scoop.it
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#Emeralds - worn by royalty, worshipped by the Incas and the Stone of Successful Love, what lady wouldn't want one?

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