Purchasing wedding bands? We think that the best thing to decide on is bands that are unique to you and your fiancé, matching your individual styles and tastes. Here are some of our favorite trends in current wedding bands.
Many brides today love the idea of having diamonds on both their engagement ring and on their wedding bands. Eternity bands are a beautiful way to compliment your engagement ring.
Stacked Wedding Rings:
This trend is a wonderful way to create a ring that is entirely your own. Stacking 2 or three rings can be a beautiful alternative to the traditional single band. Also, starting with one and adding more bands later creates a built-in anniversary gift for the years to come.
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Engraving makes every ring a touch more personal, with a message inscribed on the inside of the band. Here at WeddingBands.com, we offer free engraving!
We love the idea of including colored stones in wedding bands. From sapphires to rubies, there are a plethora of options.
We also love the idea of combining a few of these trends together! The most important thing is that you love your ring, and will love wearing it everyday! The selection is vast, and possibilities are endless, so find a band that is the perfect representation of your love for each other.
Justin Bieber is known throughout the world as the most popular teenage recording artist. However, he is not only a teenage heart throb, but has recently become a novice jewelry designer.
Justin Bieber's $25,000 'Family Guy' Necklace. Courtesy of TMZ.com
Justin has been seen sporting a necklace inspired by the TV show ‘Family Guy’ which he designed with the help of famous Beverly Hills jeweler, Jason Arasheben. The necklace which depicts the character ‘Stewie’, is worth over $25,000, contains 12 carats of precious stones, including red, yellow, and green rubies for his shoes and clothes and white diamonds for his head. The entire pendant is set in 14-karat yellow gold.
Diamonds are forever and diamonds are a girl’s best friend. They are the closest of friends to fashion icon and ultimate jewelry collector, the late, Dame Elizabeth Taylor. This morning Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away. Through out her 79 years of life, Dame
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Taylor had become a collector of many things, movie roles, men, awards, but none quite as special to her as her extraordinary collection of jewels. As a woman who loved and collected many wonderful jewelry pieces, we want to take the time and remember Elizabeth Taylor through her jewelry collection. Taylor once wrote, “I’m fortunate to have some very important pieces of jewelry. I don’t believe I own any of these pieces. I believe I am their custodian, here to enjoy them, to give them the best treatment in the world, to watch after their safety and to love them”.
Taylor’s much admired collection started with many gifts from her significant others. They would surprise her with various baubles each adding excitement and sentimental value to her ever growing and immense collection. Of her various gifts, Taylor collected pearls, rubies, emeralds, and of course her greatest love, diamonds. Taylor received three major gifts of jewelry from her then husband Richard Burton. Burton loved gifting Taylor with immense selections of jewelry.
Taylor Burton Diamond Courtesy of Life Magazine
Of those three extravagant gifts that Taylor received from Burton, was the Krupp Diamond. Once owned by Vera Krupp, the Krupp diamond itself is an asscher cut diamond set into a ring which boasts a stunning 33.19 carats. It is considered to be one of the most flawless diamonds in the world and rarely left the finger of Ms. Taylor. Secondly, Elizabeth Taylor was gifted a La Peregrina Pearl. This incredible pearl, which was set in a necklace, is 50 carats total and once belonged to Mary I of England. This historical relevance was important to both Taylor and Burton, often making jewelry purchases based on the historical background of the piece. Lastly, Taylor received what is now named the “Taylor-Burton Diamond” from Mr. Richard Burton. This stunner is an amazing 69.42 carats total and cost 1.1 million dollars at the time of purchase. The pear shaped bauble was originally set into a ring to grace Ms. Taylor’s finger, but after the weight of the one inch thick diamond was realized, it was later turned into a necklace to adorn Ms. Taylor. When worn is pubic, Elizabeth was adorned with two other accessories, armed guards, for the safety and security of both the diamond and Ms. Taylor.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s collection does not end there. Her extensive collection includes a massive yellow heart shaped diamond necklace, called the Taj Mahal, also a gift from Burton. Among her extensive collection, the most notable pieces in which Elizabeth Taylor collected an antique diamond tiara, 29 carat diamond engagement ring, and an antique belle époque diamond necklace. Bringing about the historical presence to her famous gems, Taylor also collected many historically famous pieces of jewelry. A sample of those includes the Duchess of Windsor’s diamond brooch, the Grand Duchess of Russia’s emeralds and the Prince of Wales Insignia, along with countless pearls, emeralds, rubies and diamonds.
Ms. Taylor’s immense love affair with jewelry did not quite end there. She lent her expertise and her love of all jewels to different jewelry lines, in order to spread the joy and excitement to all. Her desire was to make everyone be the custodians of baubles if they
Krupp Diamond Courtesy of Antique Jewelry Investor
so choose and would love to add to their own personal collections. Elizabeth Taylor also wrote a book in 2002, called, My Love Affair with Jewelry. She wished to expose everyone to her extensive collection and give a glimpse of precious pieces. Ms. Taylor is quoted as saying, “I knew that I wanted to give others a glimpse of the thrills and pure happiness that these beautiful creations have given me”.
Countless baubles, an immense amount of love, and care describe the overall collection of Dame Elizabeth Taylor. Through her life many things entered and left and many changes occurred but one great love remained, her great love for jewelry and her desire to collect and care for them. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and most certainly were Elizabeth Taylor’s best friend.