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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Livia Diamonds

I found some incredibly special engagement rings from Livia Diamonds! I am all about the delicate touches and unique detailing, creating such romantic pieces! LOVE!! Check out my favorites!

“I started Livia Diamonds because I love dealing one-­on-­one with a guy or couple who are starting their lives together. It’s fulfilling to watch a family grow over the years from anniversaries, babies, graduations and birthdays. I love it when someone comes into the store after 10 years of marriage.” -Aret, Livia Diamonds Owner & Jeweler 

Emerald Contemporary Three Stone 14k White Gold 0.67 ct Diamond Engagement Ring

Cushion Antique Three Stone 14k White Gold 0.20 ct Diamond Engagement Ring

Pear Contemporary Halo 14k White Gold 0.36 ct Diamond Engagement Ring

Round Contemporary Halo 14k White Gold 0.55 ct Diamond Engagement Ring

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Helicopter Beach Proposal in Orange County

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We were so excited to plan this helicopter proposal in Dana Point a few months ago!  Audrius’ friend reached out to us to help plan his proposal, and he already had a good idea of what he wanted… a helicopter ride over the beautiful beaches of California, with “Marry Me” written in the sand so that he could propose in the helicopter.  Our team used greenery leis to write out the words, yet still add a feminine, pretty touch! After he proposed, the two love birds came down to the beach to have a photo session with Jessica Rice  and celebrate their first few moments as fiances!  We  couldn’t be happier for these two :)

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Proposal planning: The Yes Girls

Photography: Jessica Rice

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Gifts we love: Comfy and Cozy

  1. Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
  2. Kate Spade Candle
  3. May Lindstrom Honey Mud Mask
  4. CB2 Faux fur Throw
  5. Lake Pajamas Short Set
  6. MAST Brothers Artisan Chocolate Bar

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring Adel Chefridi

Take a look at some beautiful engagement rings from Adel Chefridi! This collection if filled with unique detailing and incredible craftsmanship! LOVE!! Check out my favorites!

“We design and make jewelry with the utmost attention to detail and quality using hand selected natural gem stones to create timeless pieces. We select only the finest materials using ethical suppliers, stand behind our workmanship and treat each other and our clients with respect and kindness; striving to be in harmony with what is around us.”

ROSEBUD CUSHION SOLITAIRE

A beautiful prong setting on a thin wavy band accented with four diamonds on each side of the band. Price does not include center stone, please call for stone options. Ring is shown with a 1.24ct diamond.

PRINCESS CUT PRONG SUCCESSION RING

An exquisite platinum setting with prongs. A line of diamonds accent each side of the band. Price does not include center stone, please call for stone options. Ring is shown with a .72ct diamond.

HALO MARQUISE DIAMOND SUCCESSION RING

A stunning .51ct marquise shaped diamond set with a halo of diamonds.

 

PRONG SUCCESSION RING

A stunning round diamond hand set with prongs and detailed with etching. A line of diamond adorns the sides of the band. Price does not include center stone, please call for stone options. Ring is shown with a .81ct round diamond.

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Rooftop Proposal with Marry Me Sign in San Francisco (video)

Christian and Rhia’s rooftop proposal in San Francisco was a huge favorite with our TYG followers, and we’re so excited to be posting the video.  Warning: Grab some tissues! Everything from the gorgeous city backdrop to the personalize bar menu was perfect!

Proposal planning: The Yes Girls

Florist: SF Bay Blooms

Videography: Joseph Alan Productions

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HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY TO THE YES GIRLS!!

If you haven’t heard, tomorrow is The Yes Girls’ 10th anniversary!  We are so extremely proud of everything our founder, Heather Vaughn, has done for the proposal industry, so we wanted to share just how amazing she is!  Heather created The Yes Girls in a time when luxury proposals just weren’t prevalent- In fact, The Yes Girls was the very first marriage proposal planning company of its kind.  During our weekly team meetings, Heather always brings new ideas to the table on how we can truly be of help to our clients, whether through our custom ideas or our superior client experience.  She also has a heart for helping those less fortunate, and has teamed up with 3Strands to fight human trafficking on a global scale.  We are so grateful for Heather paving the way for all-female companies such as The Yes Girls to thrive and make a difference in our communities!

Happy 10th anniversary… WE LOVE YOU HEATHER!

The Yes Girls Team

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Friday “Rocks”! featuring LeGassick

Look at all that bling?! I am LOVING everything about these engagement rings from LeGassick! The collection is filled with timeless and classic pieces! So romantic! Check out my favorites.

“As a symbol of love, the engagement ring can tell the story of the greatest love affair of our lives. Sourcing the very best diamonds from around the world, a LeGassick diamond ring will exceed all expectations as a ring to be loved, worn and cherished for a lifetime. Select from some of the world’s most brilliant diamond engagement ring designs or visit LeGassick to sit with our Master Jewellers to have your perfect ring custom made.”

HOF Signature Custom Halo Engagement Ring

A breathtaking style which creates the illusion of a cushion cut centre diamond, with the brilliance of a round diamond. This piece has a total diamond weight approximately 0.40ct in 18ct white gold and sensational quality diamonds.

Destiny Teardrop Shape Halo Engagement Ring

Two round, perfectly cut Hearts On Fire diamonds seamlessly blend together to create the illusion of a single pear shaped diamond in this beautiful and unique Diamond Halo Engagement Ring. 

HOF Signature Classic Three Stone Engagement Ring

The HOF Signature Classic Three Stone Engagement Ring captivates with three gorgeous Hearts on Fire Diamonds that create a bold display of love. This timeless ring boasts a large centre diamond with two smaller diamonds set on both sides that any person will fall in love with.

A beautiful cluster floral design, this diamond engagement ring features a Hearts On Fire diamond surrounded in a halo of diamonds, creating a sparkle like no other.

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Rooftop Marry Me Marquee Sign Proposal in San Francisco

San Francisco marquee sign proposal

When Christian came to us, the first thing he told us about Rhia is that he could write a book about the things he loves about her.  If that’s not the romance we stand for at The Yes Girls, I don’t know what is!  We knew we just had to be a part of this amazing, non-traditional love story. These two lovebirds were so excited to start their future together, that they had already made wedding plans before the proposal.  Christian knew he still wanted to make the moment extra special by including friends and family, an amazing view, and playing off of Rhia’s hopes and dreams.  According to Christian, she has always wanted to raise a family in a suburb with a white picket fence, so we brought in an actual picket fence to create an entrance, making way to an aisle of pink rose petals (her favorite!) At the end of the aisle, “Marry Me” was spelled out in marquee letters, follow by a gold bar cart complete with photos, gold R & C initials, and our favorite detail- the custom checklist displaying the moments that have brought them to this point: a) First date  b) Say “I Love You”  c) Find a wedding venue  d) Set a wedding date  e) Finally get down on one knee.

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Photography: Joseph Alan Productions

Proposal Planning: The Yes Girls

Florals: SF Bay Blooms

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Do You Really Need a Diamond for Your Engagement Ring?

Photo: TMInspired

 

Diamond engagement rings are clearly the favorite choice for the majority of couples, but they’re not for everyone. As a precious gem, diamonds are known to be on the expensive side. Aside from this, some brides just prefer a little more color for their center stone. In fact, before diamonds became the most popular gem, colored stones were far more common for engagement rings. Here are 5 reasons you might want consider other options besides the diamond!

1. You’ll Probably Save Some Serious Money

It’s no secret that diamonds are expensive, and the more beautiful the sparkle or larger the stone, the higher that price rises. And no, it’s not necessary to spend two or three month’s salary on your ring; there’s no hard or fast rule about this, and you should only be spending what you feel comfortable with. It’s true that the cost for a diamond engagement ring is lower when you buy wholesale or work with a jewelry studio, but sometimes it makes more sense for your budget to choose a colored stone, or a less expensive gem that looks similar to a diamond.

White sapphire can be a good choice, and moissanite even more so if you’re looking for a gem that looks similar to a diamond. On the other hand, if you want to go for a totally different look and choose a colored gem, amethyst and aquamarine can be a wonderful choice.

 

 

2. Colored Gemstones Are a Lot More Unique

Although a solitaire diamond ring might be beautiful, most men are buying this same ring for their girlfriend. If you want to get something special, and a ring that holds a little more meaning, you’ll want to choose a colored gemstone engagement ring. You can choose her birthstone as the centerstone, or just a gemstone you’ve seen her wearing on her jewelry or on her Pinterest.

When it comes to warmer gems, ruby is a great choice and is one of the four “precious” gemstones. However, as they tend to be rarer than diamonds, they can end up more expensive. Another precious gem, sapphire, isn’t as rare and comes in a wide variety of colors, so you’re sure to find something that suits her tastes. Looking at cooler gemstones, blue sapphires are highly sought after and are becoming increasingly popular choices for engagement rings.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing colored gemstones is to make sure your metal color matches. While clear diamonds tend to look great paired with yellow, rose, white, or even green gold, colored gemstones are a little more tricky! As a general rule of thumb, only pair cooler gems with white gold.

 

3. Colored Gems Are “In” These Days

If your girlfriend has been on top of celebrity trends over the years, she might know that quite a few stars have been presented with colored gem engagement rings. For instance, Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz both sport blue sapphire rings, and Halle Berry has a 4-carat emerald beauty.

And colored gemstones are growing in popularity every year. According to one study, about 20% of engagement rings are now with colored stones, compared to around 60% with diamonds, and that gap is likely to lessen as the trend increases.

 

 

4. She Can Have Her Diamond and Wear it Too

Love the idea of a colored gem, but don’t want to totally leave diamonds out of the equation? We hear you. If you want to incorporate some diamonds into your ring design and save money in the process, you have a few different options. Since diamond price rises exponentially this higher the carat, there’s a big price difference even between a 0.9 carat diamond and a 1 carat diamond. So if you want to add diamonds to her ring at an affordable price, all you need to do is incorporate smaller diamonds into the ring’s overall design.

One option is to go for a diamond halo, which is a circle of diamonds that surrounds the center stone. Alternatively, you can choose a 3-stone ring with your colored gem in the middle, and 2 small diamonds on the side. Finally, you can add pave or channel setting along the sides of your ring to add a little more sparkle.

 

5. History is On Your Side

Believe it or not, our nationwide (and worldwide) love of diamond engagement rings is actually a relatively recent phenomenon. De Beers is known for popularizing diamond rings with their “A Diamond is Forever” campaign, and so the diamond rose to popularity as the number one gem of choice.

In truth, diamond rings have only been the go-to choice for brides for around a century. Before that, colored gems were far more popular, and sought after for their originality and beauty. If you look through history, we see many examples of amazing engagement rings with colored gemstones. For instance, Queen Victoria’s ring featured an emerald, while Napoleon’s featured a blue sapphire. During the 14th and 15th century, blue sapphires were popular among royalty, who believed they were the ideal symbol of commitment. Interestingly, colored gems are now both vintage and trendy, so blue sapphires and other interesting gems just might be a good pick for your future fiancée.

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Although it might be a good idea to choose a colored gemstone for her engagement ring, you also want to be fairly certain of her jewelry preferences. If you know she’ll absolutely love a blue sapphire or ruby centerstone, go for it! But if you think she might be dismayed if she doesn’t see a crystal clear diamond, you may want to do a little research ahead of time. Try asking her friends for help, or even casually browsing a jewelry store and learning about her preferences. If given the opportunity, most women will drop a few hints about their “dream” ring!

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By Peter Vey, CadCamNYC

CadCamNYC is a jewelry design studio based in New York that works with high-end designers and private clients. For more blogs on shopping for an engagement ring, visit CadCamNYC.com

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Holiday Proposal Do’s and Don’ts

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it- a tell-tale sign that Facebook is going to be flooded with ring selfies within the next few weeks. Proposals over the holidays are inevitable, so we’re laying out our top 6 Do’s and Don’ts to help your holiday proposal be merry and bright!

Christmas marriage proposal on rooftop in nyc

DO: Include family and friends

Holidays are a time of being around the ones you love most, and there’s no better way to show her you love her than by showing her ALL of the people that love her.  If you want the proposal to be intimate between the two of you, create a video of everyone sending their well wishes to play her after you pop the question!

Winter Winery Marriage Proposal

DON’T: Wrap the ring like a gift and give it to her to open

We say, keep it old fashioned.  Get down on one knee, present the ring, and put it on her finger yourself.  If you want her to unwrap something, get her matching earrings!

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DO: Play on her family traditions

Does her family host a gingerbread house decorating contest every year? CUTE… create a gingerbread man down on one knee to present when everyone reveals their creations!

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DON’T: Propose in front of family you have never met, especially her parents

If her parents and family do not know you, proposing in front of them will not only be awkward, but rude.

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DO: Have someone capture the moment

This is a must for all proposals.  She wants to be able to re-live the proposal forever, and photos and video are the best way to make sure she remembers every detail!

Winter Deer Valley Utah Wedding Proposal

DON’T: Ruin the holidays if you think there is a chance she could say no

If she isn’t ready to get married and rejects the proposal, the entire holiday season will be ruined.  Plan to talk about where you see the relationship going first, if you are unsure.

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