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A Look at the the Top Movie Love Story Moments

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What is it that is so intriguing and appealing about escaping into the world of a movie, especially those old-time proposal scenes from our favorite romantic comedies? Are these ideas something we hope for one day, imagining the love of your life professing their love for you like in a pivotal movie scene? There is something about it that just takes our breath away.

Let’s walk through cinematic history to see some of these romantic confessions that we come back to over and over again.

Andrew and Margaret, The Proposal

After working together for years, faking a marriage to avoid deportation, then hilariously falling in love for real in the process, one can’t help but cheer when Andrew asks his boss Margaret to marry him—so that he can date her while living in the same country, naturally.  We imagine Margaret would want a ring that makes a statement, and these rings surely fit that profile!

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Harry and Sally, When Harry Met Sally

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” Harry nailed that delivery.

Sally may be indecisive with some things, but Harry knows his best friend in and out.  We picture he chose a 3 stone ring for Sally, knowing she is into classic style.

 
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Melanie and Andrew, Sweet Home Alabama

Melanie left her small hometown in Alabama to make it big in New York City.  There, she met Andrew who was perfect for her…or so we thought. Andrew took Melanie to Tiffany & Co. so she could pick any ring she wanted.  After choosing a gorgeous solitaire, she ultimately left him at the altar for her first, true love.

   
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Noah and Allie, The Notebook

Allie the heiress should be with Army veteran Lon, according to her family and her southern upbringing.  But her heart lies with Noah, an unrefined country boy. Not ready to lose her, Noah tells Allie exactly what he wants: “I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me, every day.”  This is definitely a moment we can learn a thing or two from!

These emerald 3 stone rings would fit right into Allie’s classic style, with a little Southern charm mixed in.

 
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Which movie love story is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!




Here’s Why Moissanite Bridal Trends Are Surging in Popularity

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According to Pinterest’s 2018 Wedding Trends Report, moissanite is one of the hottest wedding trends. In fact, searches for moissanite gems are up 294% on the social media site.

What makes moissanite bridal trends so popular?

These days, consumers are interested in environmentally and socially responsible products. According to a 2015 Nielson report, 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable goods. Yet, they don’t want to sacrifice beauty or quality in their search for sustainability. New-age customers are drawn to products like moissanite because it’s lab-created while maintaining extraordinary optical properties that deliver extraordinary value.

Moissanite engagement and wedding ring purchases are soaring as more and more couples seek products they feel are eco-friendly and socially conscious. So, Charles & Colvard presents a sneak peek at the hottest moissanite bridal trends emerging this year–

Moissanite Solitaire Engagement Rings

Beautiful, classic solitaires never go out of style. Consumers love them because they can purchase moissanite solitaire stones in a variety of shapes and sizes, especially thanks to sizable Forever One™ Exotic Gems. Plus, solitaire settings go with everything! This year, we’ve seen classic round gemstones outperform all other shapes in solitaire settings, but fancy cuts like ovals and pears are on the rise.

Moissanite Halo Engagement Rings

The popularity of halo engagement rings has continued to grow throughout the years due to their added sparkle and stunning look. When it comes to moissanite engagement rings, halos are an attractive option for consumers looking for a bold look that exudes brilliance from every angle. Moissanite halo engagement rings can take on a variety of center stones, however, cushions, rounds, and ovals are favored by today’s consumer.

Three-Stone Moissanite Engagement Rings

Three-stone moissanite engagement rings are having a moment, thanks to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement. While the classic three-stone ring with matching side accents has always been popular, pairing a large center stone with complementary shapes is the latest trend we’re seeing in moissanite engagement rings. Additionally, we’ve seen larger settings with total carat weights of +3.00-4.00 on average.

Big & Bold Moissanite Engagements

It’s no secret, moissanite delivers unique value to the consumer. Charles & Colvard’s Exotic Gems are the perfect example. As consumers search for high-quality products that are accessible and value-driven, they also want bespoke engagement rings with large, luxurious gemstones. Moissanite makes these aspirations attainable. Ranging from six to 15.5 carats, Exotic Gems offer consumers the ability to design extravagant, custom engagement rings.

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At a lesser cost than a comparably sized diamond, these gemstones are crafted from the highest quality moissanite and guaranteed to fall in the colorless to near-colorless range. And with a wide range of shapes to choose from — including cushion, emerald, hearts and arrows, oval, pear and radiant — Exotic Gems offer your consumers the opportunity to design a stunning ring that embodies their character.

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As moissanite bridal trends continue to change throughout the years, we see a few steadfast designs and shapes that maintain their popularity. Which styles sell best in your store? Let us know in the comments below!




Be a Timeless Bride (With a Trendy Twist)

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Today’s brides want to make an individual fashion statement. But, it doesn’t mean that they want to venture too far from the beaten path when it comes to picking an engagement ring. Subtle details like small adjustments or hidden elements are just the right touches to make a ring unique to its wearer (Customization helps too, as almost 50% of brides opt to add a custom element to their rings – Knot Survey, 2015). If your brides are looking to make a classic statement, offer some of these suggestions:

Two-Stone Engagement Rings

With so much symbolism behind them, two-stone rings are great because they are multipurpose. They can be used to symbolize love or celebrate a special occasion all while providing a unique look. Bypass and halo-style — two elements that we’ve seen before keep this ring in a traditional playing field.

Horizontal Halo-Style Engagement Rings

Who knew something so simple as changing the direction of a stone would create such an updated engagement ring, even on the most classic style? East-to-west engagements do just that!

Solitaire Engagement Rings

This solitaire is one of my all-time favorites this year. It has a lot of substance to it, with a very substantial width shank, six prongs around the center stone, and beautiful sparkle surrounding the gallery. So classic with a glam touch. Sometimes adding a bit of hidden sparkle is all you need.

Diamond-Accented X Engagement Ring

This ring is for the bride looking for something none of her friends will have. We started with a very modern X shank, added a pattern to the inside, and topped the whole ring off with edgy and updated claw prongs holding the center stone in place.

Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings

Vintage styling has made a huge statement this year. It is the trend customers are asking for more than anything. We have taken many classic styles and added feminine, romantic details through metal work and diamond accents to create timeless vintage looks.

Solitaire Engagement Rings with Hidden Elements

Gallery accents and two-tone styles have been on our bridal radar all year long. Brides love being able to add a little something special that only she might know about on the gallery of the ring, using unique details, and mixing up the metal color a bit with a touch of rose or yellow gold.

What are your thoughts on these unique styles? Are there any other distinctive looks your customers love? Share with us in the comments below!