Thursday, April 8, 2010

Engagement Rings

i just recently learned about engagement rings in my event planning course. i think almost every girl has an idea of what they want their wedding to be like and how beautiful the engagement ring they wish to receive. realistically speaking though, things may not turn out exactly like we imagine, but girls, it doesn't hurt to dream, right? and besides, i'm pretty sure you will be/ were the happiest girl on that day. :)

here's what i learned:

  • there are 7 diamond shapes: round, marquis, heart, emerald, pear, square, and oval; round being the most popular

  • the 4 Cs to consider to determine a diamond's value are:

Cut-- a well-cut diamond reflects light and sparkle, showing the greatest brilliance

Carat-- generally, the larger the diamond, the rarer it is, therefore the more costly. however, it is important to remember that the other 3 Cs will weigh in heavily, making a difference in value

Clarity-- those with the least flaws are graded VVS1 or VVS2. always make sure to consult your local jeweler.

Color-- absolutely colorless stones are graded D. colored stones are very rare, therefore very valuable

*info from my textbook. these are just general info, please still see your local jeweler. :)*


the most popular stone is, of course, colorless diamond. pink and yellow diamonds have also become very popular (remember J.Lo's pink engagement ring?). but other stones, such as emeralds, sapphires, and rubies also make very beautiful rings. and truthfully, it's the happiness that comes with being engaged that matters more than the ring's value right? :)

here are photos of some celebrities wearing their engagement ring:


Emily Blunt, engaged to John Krasinski

Khloe Kardashian, now married to Lamar Odom

Rachel Bilson, engaged to Hayden Christensen

Carrie Underwood, engaged to Mike Fisher


*all photos from http://www.usmagazine.com/*


*to see more celebrity engagement rings click here*

19 comments:

  1. Love those rings!!!Their stones are huge I can see!!!!

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  2. I like Rachel Bilson's ring - simple but WOW. :)
    Xxcathy @ hellocathe2ine.blogspot.com

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  3. I like Carrie's ring.:D

    This is a very informative post, Mimi. Keep it up!:D


    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com
    BEAUTY. FASHION. DESIGN.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

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  4. I love Khloe's ring! :D

    beautifuL!

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  5. lovelyviolet5-- yup, they're huge! :)

    HELLOCATHERINE-- i agree. :)

    Marie-- Carrie does have a pretty ring. :) and thanks! i will post interesting topics i learn to share with everyone. :)

    Breee-- it's huge! :)

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  6. It was funny when I went ring shopping (I picked out 4 or 5 and then let my now husband do the rest) I thought I knew what I wanted.. but its so overwhelming! They are also so much more expensive than I planned. In the end he did a good job though! Ring shopping is so fun!

    xx
    Jessie
    http://87life.blogspot.com

    ps. I didnt even know rachel bilson and hayden got engaged hahaha where was i? lol

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  7. I love Carrie Underwoods! I really like classic looking wedding rings :)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm now following :)

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  8. I like emily's the most o;
    this bling is brilliant haha
    I gave you an award! :] x

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  9. Jessie-- hahaha, i'll keep that story in mind. :) i didn't really know that rachel bilson is engaged at first either. haha.

    Stace-- i agree. :)

    Liza-- yup. and thanks soo much! :)

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  10. Carrie Underwood's ring is AMAZING!!!!
    Great post sweety!!!!

    xxx
    http://kellysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  11. Kelly-- it really is. and thanks! :)

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  12. i like Carrie Underwood's ring and Khloe's as well. they're sooo nice:D

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  13. ohhh i adore rachel bilson's. it's beautiful!

    i actually knew all that about engagement rings because they have this commercial on the radio where they talk about the 4 Cs and stuff.. haha :)

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  15. These rings jewelry are fantastic and trendy as well.

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  16. All this engagement rings are absolutely stunning!! Wonderful pieces...
    Engagement Rings Boston

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