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March 27, 2017

Many brides envision a tropical wedding on a gorgeous, sandy beach or saying their vows at an Italian villa. But what is planning a destination wedding really like? Here are the pros and cons to consider for destination weddings. Pro: Simplified Planning Most resorts that host weddings have predetermined packages that allow couples to easily… read more

March 24, 2017

The wedding day is an event filled with love and happiness for not only the couple, but also for those that come to witness this special day. However, the wedding planning process that leads up to the nuptials can be described as exciting, stressful, and maybe even a little intimidating for a newly engaged couple.… read more

March 14, 2017

Gold has always been an object of human desire and fascination. For hundreds of years, it served as a means of currency and the standard for our nation’s paper money. Gold is used in some of the world’s most sought-after jewelry and currently sits at well over one-thousand dollars per ounce. Recently, this rare earth metal… read more

March 8, 2017

Planning a surprise for a sweetheart this Valentine’s Day might provoke curiosity about the origins of this romantic holiday. While historians don’t know everything about how February 14 came to be associated with celebrating loved ones, here are a few clues they do know. Most experts believe that the holiday began to celebrate Saint Valentine… read more

March 3, 2017

Amethyst became the official February birthstone in 1912. This purple gemstone is a symbol of wealth, happiness, and deep devotion. Historically, farmers believed that wearing this stone as a necklace would protect their crops from weather and insects. Overview Amethyst is the most valuable form of quartz. This stone varies in color from a deep purple… read more

January 31, 2017

Since 1860, Tag Heuer has been one of the foremost names in Swiss Avant-garde watches. The brand is synonymous with quality, luxury, and style. For 2017, they have launched a new, bolder campaign, which asserts, “Don’t crack under pressure.” Along with this campaign come new brand ambassadors who embody this vision. These individuals come from… read more

January 25, 2017

2017 is just around the corner, and with a fresh year comes a fresh color: Greenery! Pantone, the global authority on all things color, started selecting a Color of the Year in 2000. What exactly does it mean to be Color of the Year? According to Pantone, the term is metaphorical, a “color snapshot” that… read more

January 20, 2017

Around the world, the traditional January birthstone is the sparkling garnet, an eye-catching gem that’s been used in jewelry as far back as the Bronze Age. While these versatile crystals come in many different colors depending on their mineral base, it’s the bright red ones that are used as birthstones for those born during the… read more

January 12, 2017

Unbeknownst to many, “garnet,” the January birthstone, does not refer to one type of stone, but a family of six different species of stone. Read on to learn more about these six types of garnet and their unique characteristics, and be sure to visit a local jeweler for more information.   Almandine and Pyrope The… read more

January 9, 2017

Engagement rings? Bended knee? Romantic dinner? There is a lot of planning that goes into the perfect proposal, which is different for every couple. These four tips will help anyone plan their best proposal and get that ‘yes!’ 1. Know Your Mate The most important thing to take into consideration when planning a proposal is… read more