On last weeks post we went over some engagement ring color options that are available and the differences between them. When it comes to picking your engagement ring one of the most important factors is selecting the color metal you like best. You would do this by picking the metal color you think works best against your skin tone taking into consideration your skin undertones. We also recommend looking at the jewelry you may currently wear and if there is one color in particular that you love then definitely opt for that color for you ring. Continue reading
March 19, 2017 What's HotDesign TimeUncategorized
March 17, 2017 Behind the ShowcaseAsk LBWhen it comes to diamonds and engagement ring there is so much information out there that sometimes it can be hard to navigate. We have put together a list of the top misconceptions or misunderstanding that may transpire when shopping for a diamond engagement ring. There is almost too much information on the internet for a human brain to process. It may seem as the more you research the less you think you know because there are varying opinions, and some outright myths, that are being spread by websites, jewelers and even your friend who claims to be a diamond expert after one day of researching for his engagement ring. Read below to help educate yourself and help you avoid the common pitfalls that many first (and last) time shoppers unknowingly encounter on their mission for the perfect ring. Also you we created a video on our Youtube page here where we give some visual evidence to go along with some of the ones mentioned below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpIjono4Q5A&index=7&list=PLO4B4LSsDtXhdeMq4g7PZYmpqwmrC-yN0
March 15, 2017 Behind the ShowcaseDesign TimeUncategorized
Today we are going to talk about metal color for your engagement ring and more specifically adding touches of color such as yellow or rose gold. While the overall design/structure of the ring and its center-stone shape are of foremost importance, the metal type and color is just as crucial and will depict the whole look of your ring. Flashback five years ago, and all you saw was white metal color rings which are considered to still be the industry standard. However, more and more people are after something unique and what better way to achieve than having an engagement ring with either yellow or rose gold in it? There is something magical about a delicate micro-pave ring from Lauren B in either rose or yellow gold. On this post , we are going to review all the different metal options and combinations out there and talk about some of our more popular engagement ring designs in more detail. Even if you are dead set on a platinum or white gold ring for yourself you will still want to follow along as any ring in our collection can be custom made in color metal you like. Vice versa, if you saw a white gold design on our website that you are head over heels in love with, please note we can make that in either rose, yellow or two-tone gold for the center-stone of your choice. Let’s get started! Continue reading
February 26, 2017 Behind the ShowcaseAsk LBUncategorizedHelp! That is what can come to a lot of people's minds when shopping for an engagement ring. Naturally, shopping for a ring requires a lot of decision making and is an intricate process with lots of small details to go over. All the diamond options, setting designs, etc... open a whole new world of things to learn and decipher. We have compiled a list of some real questions we have been asked in the past with hopes that it may help all of you! At Lauren B we are responding to hundreds of thousands of email requests daily along with in store appointments and phone consultations. We meet people from all over the world on a day to day basis and think this overall list is a great way to learn a bit more about the process and general inquiries as well.
February 16, 2017 Wedding WallDesign TimeAsk LB
Continuation of our previous post and video link to follow along is here: Click here to watch and listen to our video and follow along.
BEZEL SET WEDDING BAND DESIGNS Hexagon Bezel wedding band: DRR-15533 This is a very unique design. A hexagon shaped bezel holds each round diamond in place for a very fun appearance. Notice the hints of yellow gold metal throughout the ring as well. This is for someone not afraid to stand out and try something very different. Continue reading
February 16, 2017 What's HotDesign Time
Last week on our Live Instagram show we went over wedding band designs that work well as stand alone rings. These types of bands discussed in this post are usually best suited to be worn alone on the hand because if worn together with another ring on the same hand might clash or take away attention. These fun rings make amazing wedding gifts, anniversary gifts, and push presents because of their bold and sparkly look. In most circumstances the following bands are meant to be worn alone because they are thicker, wider, and feature larger than normal diamond sizes. We love the endless amount of customization options available with these designs. These types of rings can either be worn as a stand alone wedding band with no pairing engagement ring on the left hand or for extra added sparkle you can opt to wear your engagement ring on the left hand and a large diamond wedding band on the right hand. When it comes to diamonds it is never TOO much ;) Continue reading
February 9, 2017 Behind the ShowcaseDesign TimeAsk LB
In case you missed our recent live Instagram story we have all the details for you here on how to efficiently shop for an engagement ring in store. Click this link to watch the full YouTube video and read along for some helpful tips
We know ring shopping can be a daunting task and for most people venturing into an unknown and detail oriented world. Keep in mind this post is geared towards clients who at some point will be able to physically visit our store. We do specialize in working with remote clients as well and we will be covering this in a future post (you can read here for our remote shopping experience). Remember this is a happy time so have fun with it and although there are many technicalities and details involved do not treat it like a science experiment!
February 1, 2017 Diamond SpotlightBehind the ShowcaseAsk LB
The Lowdown: 1.91 carat oval brilliant cut diamond with D color and SI1 clarity grade. This oval cut diamond features Excellent polish and Very good symmetry grades and is considered an Excellent cut oval diamond. The measurements on this particular diamond are 9.89 mm in length by 7.20 mm in width. While these are all the characteristics easily discerinible from the GIA report alone, we will go into depth on the characteristics of this diamond to show some more detail. Watch the video here of this oval cut diamond to get an idea of the bright white and fiery look this special oval cut has. A diamond with this quality and size combination is an amazing budget option for someone wanting a 2 carat diamond in the colorless range for a large, bright white look. Continue reading
January 26, 2017 What's HotBehind the ShowcaseAsk LB
The moissanite craze has officially taken it's place in the engagement ring scene. In the past year or so we have seen an insane amount of customers lining up to get their hands on one of our custom engagement ring designs featuring a moissanite center as opposed to a traditional diamond center. Moissanites make a great diamond alternative because they are white gems, have lots of sparkle, and come in a variety of sizes and shapes. We like that the option of moissanite gives our clients more freedom to choose intricate custom setting designs and larger than average looking center gems without breaking the bank. Here we will break down some of the main differences between moissanite and diamonds so you can make a more educated decision Continue reading
January 25, 2017 Diamond SpotlightAsk LB
The Lowdown: 1.50 carat cushion cut diamond, graded as "G" color "VVS1" clarity with a GIA certificate. This diamond has also has grades of excellent polish/excellent symmetry and measurements of 7.34mm x 6.38mm making it an elongated cushion cut in ratio. Watch the video here of this diamond alone and compared to a similar carat weight stone so you can get a better feel for its beauty before reading the article. While these statistics are all considered high end in the world of loose diamonds, taking a deeper dive will unveil a simply gorgeous, one of a kind diamond. By nature cushion cut diamonds are arguably the most difficult diamond shape to pin down because there are so many variances in their outlines, ratios, and overall faceting appearance. As we always stress here at Lauren B, choosing the perfect diamond should never be done by the certificate alone and is important to get a real life visual and expert analysis which is something we provide with each stone we offer our clients. Let's break this diamond down further here: Continue reading