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A Look at the the Top Movie Love Story Moments

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!




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Here’s Why Moissanite Bridal Trends Are Surging in Popularity

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!




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6 Unique Engagement Ring Trends in 2018 So Far

Peak wedding season is quickly approaching, meaning love is in the air, and every bride-to-be has her ring on full display. According to a recent article from JCK, recent Fashion Week runways gave us a glimpse into the hottest trends we’ll see in upcoming months— from bright colors to unique arrangements of patterns and layers. Not surprisingly, these trends will make their way into the engagement scene.

 

Read on to learn all about the unique engagement ring trends your customers can’t wait to have—

 

Geometric Engagement Designs

Customizing engagement styles has become more and more popular over the past few years. These days, the more unique the engagement ring, the better. For this reason, one of the hottest engagement ring trends features geometric center stones and distinctive bands.

Triangle and marquise diamonds create timeless rings with fashionable flair, perfect for brides-to-be who seek an engagement ring like no other! You can also bring this trend to like with hexagonal and Asscher-cut stones, along with jagged, angular accents on the band.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Surprise, surprise— rose gold is still incredibly popular. When it first started popping up, some assumed this fad would quickly fade away. But the past few years prove that rose gold has a permanent place in the jewelry market, so embrace this rosy metal tone.

Recent rose gold trends take this trend to entirely new heights! Many brides-to-be are choosing rose-on-rose styles with morganite stones and rose gold bands. With this pairing, it’s easy to fall in love with this unique engagement ring trend!

East-West Engagement Settings

Do you encounter brides looking for a non-traditional, yet practical style? That’s where East-West settings come in to save the day! With their center stones set horizontally, rather than the traditional vertical positioning, these exciting designs have gained a respectable reputation as of late.

These rings use traditional stones and metals to achieve a fashionable twist. This makes east-west settings perfect for brides who want a fresh style without leaving their comfort zone. And east-west designs fit more naturally on the finger compared to a north-south setting, making it practical and stylish!

Two and Three-Stone Engagement Rings

We can thank Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex for this unique engagement ring trend. Ever since Prince Harry proposed with a three-stone ring, people have gone nuts over rings with multiple stones.

Coincidentally, this trend also happens to fall in line with another observation from the previous JCK article: more is more. It seems the fashion industry is taking a sharp turn away from the minimalism we’ve seen over the last few years. These days, the more glitz and glamor, the better!

Two and three-stone rings are perfect for the girl that wants all eyes on her. Another bonus is that multiple stones allow for more customization options — like mixing-and-matching different stone colors and shapes. A three-stone setting, in particular, is perfect for the romantic couple, with each stone representing the couples’ past, present, and future.

Stackable Wedding Bands

The popularity of multiple bands offers another instance of more is more and it opens the door to different types of stones as well as new customization possibilities. Stackable bands reflect the layering trend we saw during fashion week.

Sporting a rare combination of bands brings individuality to an entirely new level. Brides can play around with different patterns, textures, and color combinations, allowing them to revamp their look as many times as they wish. This trend makes room for both cohesion and variation, all while making a statement!

Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

While not the most recent trend on the list, colored center stones, continue to grow in favor particularly among millennial brides-to-be. Whether it’s their birthstone, zodiac gemstone, or just their favorite color, countless brides opt to add a splash of color to their rings. It’s not surprising since according to JCK’s article, bright pops of color are trendier than ever. So get ready for the colored gemstone craze!

Try mixing classic shapes with colored stones for a trendy twist. Colored stones are ideal to satisfy a girl’s need for personalization. Another selling point? Colored gemstones tend to be budget-friendly, too!


Claire Champagne BW headshotWhich unique engagement ring trends are you most looking forward to in the upcoming months? Sound off in the comments below! And don’t forget to tag us in pictures of your trendy jewelry on FacebookInstagramPinterest!

 

 

This post was written by Marketing Content Intern Claire Champagne, pictured here, in collaboration with Morgan Bares, Stuller’s Bridal Director