Where Did My Diamond Come From?

Travel to Africa and follow the journey of a diamond–from a rock in the ground to the centerpiece of jewelry. By: Elena Donovan Mauer Step 1: MINING Yes, finding your diamond is a bit like unearthing a buried treasure. I visited the Orapa Mine in Botswana. It’s an “open pit” mine, which means it resembles…


Colored Gem Guide

Colored gemstones, the most intensely hued natural materials on earth, add an unexpected and eye-catching element to your look. By: Lisa Marie Rovito Perhaps by now you’ve noticed the color-is-hot trend in all things bridal. From dresses to bouquets, we’re seeing everything from subtle touches to bold splashes, and big-day jewelry is no exception. While…


Buying a Diamond on a Budget

Tips for saving on your wedding ring. By: Aimée Morgan Buying a great diamond on a budget is easier than you think, says Erika Winters, Consumer Education Director from pricescope.com . Focus on Cut: Of the 4 Cs, cut, clarity, color and carat weight, the cut has the biggest impact on a gem’s brilliance. If…


Jewelry Idea to Try: Oversize Cocktail Rings

Want to up the wow factor? Unique stones and settings make a chic statement. By: Maureen Choi       Go big and bold in H. Stern’s ultra-modern rock crystal ring with a diamond-studded star motif setting in 18kt gold.          Next: Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie >> Pages 1 2 3 4…


6 Unique Eternity Wedding Rings

Today’s brides are choosing eternity rings for their wedding bands—wear them stacked or solo for true dazzle. Eternity rings are the gift that keeps on giving. With each five-year anniversary, your partner can add a new band to stack and customize your look.      This platinum band with a half circle of round diamonds…


Bling on the Shoes

Get a sneak peek at David Tutera’s shoe line, launching in January! By: David Tutera I’m so excited about my bridal shoe line launching in January! There are three components that determine the success of a shoe: Comfort, design, and the dreaded height of the heel. It always amazes me to see how a bride’s…


Ideas for Your “Something Blue”

X Ideas for Your “Something Blue” Add the perfect pop of color to your wedding day whites with this classically cool hue. By: Naima DiFranco Enter Slideshow Accessories Satin clutch by Kara Ross.  Accessories Satin clutch by Kate Spade.  Gowns Dress by Douglas Hannant. Check out more gorgeous styles in our Douglas Hannant gown gallery!…


Stunning Sky-High Wedding Heels

X Stunning Sky-High Wedding Heels Put your best foot forward with this season’s high-style shoes. Enter Slideshow Shine On Strappy peep-toe heel in silver metallic suede by Something Bleu.  Photo courtesy of designer High Hopes Embellished heels add a celebratory feel to your big-day look. Jeweled four-inch heel by Giuseppe Zanotti. Photo courtesy of designer Sparkle…


New Must-Have Bridal Accessories

X New Must-Have Bridal Accessories Up your style quotient with this season’s must-have accessories, perfect for your big day! Tip: There are many subtle shades of white — eggshell, ivory, cream. Make sure you match your whites to the color of your dress. By: Naima DiFranco Enter Slideshow Hair Accessories Glass pearl and crystal hair comb…


Colorful Engagement Rings We Love

X Colorful Engagement Rings We Love Show off your vibrant personality with a vividly-hued engagement ring. Gemstone engagement rings are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the classic diamond ring. Celebrities such as Halle Berry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson all opted for brightly hued rings. By: Naima DiFranco Enter Slideshow Tiffany & Co…