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Engagement Ring Shopping… Where to Start?

When you are out shopping for jewelry, you tend to recall what clothing you have sitting in your closet, right? You find yourself looking for complementing jewelry pieces that you can accessorize with your daytime and evening wardrobe to make a statement of your taste and style. Keep in mind to NOT have this same mentality when you are engagement ring shopping. The design of this everyday ring should not matter whether you are wearing lounge pants, jeans, or a fancy dress. Your engagement ring deserves to make its own statement as a piece that reflects your individual identity and unique personality.

We have gathered some of our favorite jewelry designers carried exclusively by Icing On The Ring to share with you why their collections are our favorites:

Danhov’s handmade designs convey a precise and innovative feel. They are also known to have eco-friendly jewelry.

Tacori’s one-of-a-kind designs are easily recognizable and unmistakable with their patented signature crescents accenting every one of their heirloom-oriented rings.

Gabriel&Co’s intricate, delicate styles present classic themes with art-deco influences to their collection of rings.

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Which collection appeals to you?

1-2, Danhov.
3-4, Tacori.
4-5, Gabriel & Co’s Amavida.

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The Uh-Oh’s of Engagement Rings.

Accidents happen all the time. Even the most cautious person might be confronted with the unfortunate dilemma of having lost her diamond engagement ring or wedding band. However, the anxiety associated with even the most extreme cases of loss will be reduced by obtaining the appropriate insurance for your wedding set, which is an important yet easy step. Here are the most common circumstances under which rings can be lost:

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-Traveling. There are many ways to lose your ring while you are vacationing and diverted from your everyday routine. You might not realize that you’d forgotten it by the sink in the airplane’s lavatory or on the bedside nightstand of your hotel room until the opportunity to retrieve it is gone. Note: you should NOT have to remove your rings when going through airport security’s metal detector.

-Water Ways. Your ring can easily slide off your finger while you’re taking a dip in the pool or wading in the ocean at the beach, for cold water causes the fingers to both shrink AND become slippery.

-Public Restrooms. Always, always, always check that your ring is still on your finger before exiting a restroom, especially a public one where all kinds of strangers are constantly walking in and out. After washing your hands, double check (trust me, from experience)… If you leave it on, it might slip off your finger and down the drain. When taking it off beforehand, don’t leave it by the sink, where you could easily forget it.

-Trash. Whether unintentionally knocking it off your desk and into the waste basket at work or unwittingly sliding it off while drying your hands with a paper towel in the ladies’ room, once it winds up with the trash it will be gone for good.

Now that you are aware of some of the mishaps that can occur, be mindful of your fingers to ensure that your dazzling rock is still there!

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Congratulations on your recent engagement! Now that he’s finally proposed and you’ve happily accepted to be each other’s forever, here are some tips for the two of you to make the often-hectic pre-wedding period as smooth as possible.

First, announce the happy event by simply placing some phone calls, sending out emails, or posting it on social media. But however you share the big news, be sure to let your parents and siblings in on it before anyone else, then of course your closest friends and other relatives and acquaintances. Once the word is spread, start preparing your “Save the Dates” so that you are not bombarded with “When is your wedding?” and “When are you getting married?” This can give your guests time to plan ahead so that they won’t miss your special day.

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Of course you’ve already envisioned the type of wedding you’ve always wanted countless times ever since you were a little girl, but now you and your fiancé have to get together to agree on exactly how you want your shared dream day to take place. Take some time to brainstorm themes, venue location, and all of your other wedding elements.

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Setting a budget for the big day can affect the vision you both had in mind. Figuring out what wedding priorities you and your fiancé are in agreement on before approaching family about expenses will make the financial process a bit easier. Try using TheKnot.com’s budgeter, which conveniently breaks down every little detail of your accumulated costs: http://planning.theknot.com/wedding-budget/

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While prepping for mayhem, presents will start heading your way, so make it an easy process for your guests by registering with at least 3 different stores the items you will need as you start your new life together. That way, your guests won’t have to stress out wondering what to get for you as a wedding gift. For the best tips browse through http://wedding.theknot.com/online-wedding-registry/wedding-registry-checklist.aspx

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When making a big purchase, such as the engagement rings, it is always smart to get it insured. You wouldn’t want to buy a house without getting insurance, right? This is a memento which you and your beloved will carry with you throughout the rest of your lives. It will bring you back to that special day when it all started every time you look down at your finger.

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Now carry on and let the wedding planning begin!

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Are you a bride-to-be or doing the planning for the big wedding? Not to fear… we’ve gathered the top ten latest, hottest wedding trends of 2014. Covering bouquets, dresses, décor, and more, we have the complete list of trends to be expected this year!

1. Shine Bright Like a Diamond.
Grand chandeliers often grace the scenes of wedding ceremonies as the bride walks down the aisle, and also adorn the venues of wedding receptions where the newlyweds enjoy their first dance as husband and wife. If you are an admirer of this elegant lighting feature it can be applied to any wedding, no matter what the theme is.

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photos c/o, Annakim-stylemepretty.com, apartmenttherapy.com, Lauramurray-stylemepretty.com

2. Rose Gold.
Have you ever considered choosing rose gold for your engagement ring or wedding band? This metal gives a soft, warm, romantic feel and also complements any skin tone. Tacori’s “Pretty in Pink” collection consists of an effortless, tasteful, stylish, selection of rose gold rings. If you’re not really a big fan, then try going with a classic, timeless setting like a solitaire.

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photos c/o
IcingOnTheRing

3. Pastels with A Pop.
Pastel tones have been and always will be the top wedding palette pick, no matter what season. A pantone palette with a mix of pastels gives the traditional look a little edge.

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photos c/o
clipzine.me.com, honestlyyumfloral.com, weddbook.com

4. Going Green.
This year is all about DIY. A top theme for 2014 has been having a whimsical, outdoor, fairytale wedding. From DIY centerpieces to flower crowns, this finishing touch gives an organic, natural vibe.

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photos c/o
Clary Pfeiffer photography, Marissa McClure photography, Rachel Ledbetter photography

5. Letting Loose.
It’s time to be let your floral bouquet not be so evenly shaped and to let the vines do the talking. There’s no need to stress on how much one flower is sticking out more than the others… having an asymmetrical bouquet with the stem sticking out is the new perception of perfection.

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photos c/o
(A)Strid photography, Hazelton photograph

6. Lace and Shoulders.
Inspired by the Royal Wedding, designers have made lace and shoulder decals a dynamic duo this year. Marchesa, Reem Acra, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lluhillier, and Jenny Packham have been presenting a variety of silhouettes with lace shoulders. One could say that it’s Grace Kelly with a modern touch.

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photos c/o
HarpersBazaar.com

7. Mismatch is the New Match.
Ever since Big left Carrie hanging at her wedding on “Sex and the City”, we still can’t forget how fabulous the bridesmaids looked. This particular scene has inspired many wedding planners to take the bridesmaids’ fashion to another level. Of course, all eyes should still be on the bride!

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photos c/o
MagnolliaRouge.com, pinterest.com

8. One-Bite Appetizers.
Snacking on finger foods during the cocktail reception can be a little messy. Instead, try serving a variety of one-bite appetizers.

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photos c/o
Habitat Events, Hgtvbites.com, Yummly.com

9. Patterns, Please.
Applying patterns to your color scheme is the newest trend this year. With different shapes and sizes, this is a twist that can add your unique, personal touch and style to your wedding. Carry your theme throughout all of the little details, including invitations, reception décor, bouquets, and the cake. Don’t be afraid to have fun with different prints, such as chevrons, stripes, polka dots, geometric shapes, ikat, or even tribal prints!

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photos c/o
Mike Larson photography, NiceWeddingz.com, WeHeartIt.com

10. Sparkle On.
Every girl loves a little sparkle, so why not incorporate it into your wedding? Examples of a dash of something sparkly can be anything from hanging twinkly lights to glitter on your invitations, centerpieces, or chair covers. This trendy touch can add a little fun to your special day.

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photos c/o
Andi Grany photography, One Love photography, pinterest.com

Now that you’ve been familiarized with the basics of what to expect this year, you can venture out and be confident in whatever you plan!

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Spring has sprung, which means that summer wedding season is just around the corner. To make sure that your wedding is truly an affair to remember, get a head start on your summer wedding with these helpful tips and tricks of the trade:

Have a backup location. Although summer weddings are typically popular because they allow for outdoor events, Mother Nature can still have a quirky sense of humor on the big day. To ensure that nothing can rain on your parade, make sure that you have a backup plan for your location, i.e. the venue will allow you to move the party indoors or you have rented a tent as insurance against the weather.

Send out save-the-dates. Spring is the perfect time to send out save-the-dates before the official invitations. Save-the-dates are especially important for summer weddings because summer is when many people have conflicts with other activities, travel plans and even other weddings!

Consider your guests. It may be your special day, but your loved ones will still want to be comfortable as they help you celebrate. If the weather is hot, provide tiny water bottles, sunscreen, fans, bug repellent and any other cute touches to make sure that your guests stay happy.

Pick your flowers wisely. Summer weather can cause flowers to wilt more easily, especially boutonnières for the groom and groomsmen, as they are worn all day, kept close to the body, and suffer from plenty of hugs. Consult with your florist to choose flowers that won’t wilt easily, or consider a backup boutonnière to ensure that everything really does stay fresh as a daisy.

Choose your time wisely. Midday is usually too hot for a wedding; so later in the day is generally preferred so that the sun isn’t beating down at full force. If you are on a budget, you can also opt for a morning affair, complete with brunch.

Pick your rings. Some couples opt for matching rings, while others prefer to wear family heirlooms for the ceremony and choose their official wedding bands later. To learn more about your ring options, including choosing your style and how and when to order them, contact the professionals at Icing On The Ring.

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