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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!




Top Celebrity Engagement Ring Styles

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Many of us are fascinated by the lives of celebrities, but it can take another level when they get engaged to another famous person.  The diamond cut, metal color, price point, carat weight—you name it, we want to know ALL the details of this group of engagement rings. They drive our inspirations and trends. They are unique, over the top, and flat out stunning.

The Stuller bridal team takes passion in following these styles in hopes of driving the development of our new products. So let’s take a look at some of 2019’s top celebrity engagement rings, and how Stuller’s product offering stays on top of these trends.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

 

 

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Valentines for life! ❣️ #KatyPerry and #OrlandoBloom are officially headed down the aisle. Congrats! : @katyperry

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Katy Perry is not only a leader in the singing/songwriting world, but she is also catching everyone’s eyes with her engagement ring from Orlando Bloom.

Set in a yellow gold base, this floral halo ring takes a different approach to highlighting a precious stone. Instead of a diamond, the ring is set with a 2 karat ruby stone and is surrounded by 2.5 carats of diamonds to take on the look of flower petals.

Whether it’s the flower motif or highlighting a ruby or other precious stone, your customers can create the ring of their dream, just like Katy’s.

                 
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Amanda Pacheco and Wilmer Valderrama

 

 

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Wilmer Valderrama is engaged! Actor proposes to model Amanda Pacheco with a HUGE diamond teardrop ring on New Year’s Day after a nine-month romance ❤️ Credit: @wilmervalderrama/Amanda Pacheco/Instagram

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This couple rang in the New Year with this gorgeous pear-shaped sparkler. Wilmer proposed with a teardrop ring, featuring an estimated 2.5 to 3-carat diamond set on a stone-studded band. Amanda Pacheco’s ring is estimated to be worth anywhere from $40 to 80,000!

No matter the price point your customer prefers, offer ring options that can still highlight a gorgeous pear shape center stone.

                    
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

 

 

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#JenniferLopez and #AlexRodriguez are engaged! Swipe to see her beautiful ring—and tap our bio link for details on the pair’s romantic Bahamas getaway.| : Kevin Mazur/Getty, Jennifer Lopez/Instagram

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have been in the headlines ever since they began dating in 2017.   The retired baseball star popped the question with a massive emerald-cut sparkler estimated to be between 10 and 15 carats and worth between $1 and $5 million.  Offer a sophisticated style with a solitaire piece, with designs on the shank to offer a unique twist.

                     
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Which celebrity has your favorite ring/style from the past year? 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!




Solitaires with a Twist

Think back to the 1965 Mustang, Coca-cola, Frank Sinatra, and Audrey Hepburn. All classics. These style icons have withstood the test of time, bringing nostalgia and happiness to our lives. These classics continue to inspire us with their multi-generational appeal. Likewise, solitaires are another timeless trend that has yet to fade away. Long a symbol of sophistication and grace, these timeless options have served as staple choices for decades, withstanding the test of time.

Why are solitaires a classic? They’re simple and refined. And there’s no better way to show off a gorgeous diamond than with a shank and mounting that directs onlookers to the center stone’s brilliance.

At a glance, each ring featured here shines as a solitaire. But closer inspection reveals their intricate design. With the engagements featured below, our design team set out to create styles that remained faithful to the solitaire’s proven aesthetic while incorporating fresh details that fashionable brides are sure to appreciate. Best of all, these special, subtle features don’t detract from the beauty of the diamond – they enhance it!

 

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From an overhead view, this style seems like a simple solitaire ring. But peer underneath the head for silky scrollwork and a hidden gem. Influenced by the Baroque period, this ring adds intricate beaded details to its classic form.


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With its subtle arches, this solitaire ring is robust, yet delicate. Small diamonds take discreet refuge in the bridge of this striking cathedral setting. Complete the look with sparkling yellow gold metal to usher the bride-to-be straight to the chapel.


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This ring features two fascinating twists. A six prong setting is an easy way to make any simple solitaire distinctive. This design goes further by detailing the bottom of each prong with a diamond-accented heart motif. Then the knife-edge shank adds depth and dimension that keeps the design simple, yet charming.


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This trendy two-tone solitaire gives a modern spin to a classic style. Its overall design offers a great balance between structure and elegance, perfect for the bride who prefers a contemporary style with an unexpected twist.

 

Luckily, our design team has been hard at work creating on-trend bands to complement these solitaires. In fact, ornate bands pair well with simple engagements, giving the bride-to-be a balanced look and presenting the perfect upsell opportunity. Find our newest bands here.


What’s your favorite spin on the classic solitaire design? Let us know in the comments below! And for more inspiration, check out five ways to rock the two-stone trend here.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 25, 2015 and has since been completely revamped for accuracy. 




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!