We think this engagement ring is all sorts of pretty. It’s got the sparkle, the pop of color and the wow factor. Available at Nathaniel Diamonds.
February is here and with it comes its birthstone, the beautiful purple amethyst. The name “Amethyst” actually comes from the Ancient Greek meaning “not intoxicated”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. People wore amethysts and made drinking vessels out of it to prevent them from getting drunk.
Magical powers or not, these amethyst rings are gorgeous enough to stand on their own.
Amethyst ring in 14k gold from Gregory Hall Jewelry, Etsy
23 carat Cabochon Amethyst ring in white gold from Paolo Costalgi.
Emerald Green. It’s Pantone’s color of the year and we couldn’t be more in love with this color. Color is everywhere from wedding gowns to engagement rings so why not go bold? We are particularly loving this stunning emerald cut emerald engagement ring from Gemvara.
And this pear emerald engagement ring in a halo setting from Etsy.
Hooray! Our favorite American Idol alum is engaged to Brandon Blackstock! And she wears a gorgeous canary yellow diamond engagement ring designed by Johnathon Arndt. Now that she’s found her one and only, perhaps she’ll be writing more songs about love an happiness?
As you well know, we are in love with Tacori designs. When we received this submission from a newly married RingSpotters fan, we jumped for joy because not only was it from Tacori’s Dantela’s collection (one of our favorites), but the stunning ring photos arrived with a beautiful story.
Setting: Tacori Dantela with a cushion halo of 20 round diamonds surrounding the center Asscher.
Engagement story: My husband and I met on a blind date in Chennai, India – he was finishing his final year of medical school, and I was there for a 10 month fellowship. It was a whirlwind romance from the start. One of the things we loved about each other was our mutual fascination for all things vintage – books, architecture, antiques, furniture. He took this love to new heights when he proposed. He surprised me with a plane ticket to New York City, our favorite city. We stayed in the famous Library Hotel, had front row seats to the Phantom of the Opera, and then went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to supposedly “check out an exhibit.” We stopped at the Balcony Bar for a drink, and he handed me a handwritten note on the Library Hotel’s stationary with the words, “My darling, today is the day our lives begin… for before you, there was no beginning and with you alone, there is life.” He got down on one knee, and out of nowhere, a photographer appeared! He had taken candid shots of the entire proposal.He knew how much I loved the vintage elegance of an Asscher cut, and that the style was very popular in the 1920s (one of my favorite eras of American fashion!) The delicate filigree work on the basket and the milgrain trim reminds me of a different time and place, romantic and graceful, and I love that. After an impromptu photo session in and among the beautiful columns of The Met, we had dinner at Le Colonial, a Vietnamese and French fusion restaurant with an ambience reminiscent of the French colonial era. It was spectacular! Knowing our love for vintage, my mother in law gave me a tiny silver jewelry box that belonged to her. I use it to put my rings in every night, and I love the special history!
What a stunningly unique ring with its pave diamonds and pink gold setting. Available at Cartier boutiques worldwide (in case you have upwards of $30k to spend!).