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poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on November 29, 2013 at 5:00am
The time from Thanksgiving through the end of February is known as “Engagement Season,” where the majority of engagements happen during the year. If you could choose how your significant other would propose, where would you want it to be?
article by Metro Creative | posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:00am
Long before couples stand before an officiant and say, “I do,” many make another pledge to each other by getting engaged and agreeing to begin a new life together. In a 2011 survey by from XO Group, Inc., formerly The Knot Inc., the average engagement ring costs Americans $5,200. Canadians spend around $5,000 as well. Considering an engagement ring is typically a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, many…
article by Timothy R. Schulte - CTW Features | posted on September 23, 2013 at 5:00am
Today, your love story lives online. Take the engagement, for instance. Nearly 60 percent of brides-to-be share their “we’re getting married” news by posting a picture of their engagement ring on Facebook (though about one in five of their fiancées think doing so is tacky!), according to a proposal survey from The Knot and Men’s Health magazine. But on your big day – and every day the…
poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on May 16, 2013 at 2:05pm
Everyone is different…and that special moment can happen in any number of ways. If you had it ‘your way’ how would you want your proposal to be? Or if you are already engaged, how did your proposal happen? Weigh in in this week’s wedding poll.
article by Megan Patsavas - CTW Features | posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:00am
An emerald engagement ring is verdant and versatile. Brides can let the stone stand out, or go all-out green when it comes to other jewelry for their big day. What works best depends on the bride’s own sense of style, says Amanda Gizzi, director of communications for Jewelers of America. “Having a beautiful pair of emerald earrings is definitely going to accentuate the gorgeous emerald enga…
article by Timothy R. Schulte - CTW Features | posted on February 14, 2013 at 8:11am
Months of planning and thousands of dollars go into this one day, but there are only a few pieces that live on after that. The photos and videos, obviously, but also the ultimate symbol of a wedding ceremony: the rings. Expect to spend just a small percentage of your overall wedding budget on—your wedding bands – which should not be too hard, considering how mindful modern couples have gotten a…
article by NewsUSA | posted on November 26, 2012 at 4:00am
How do you know if you are buying the right ring? Follow these simple tips from the experts at Jewelry Information Center, a non-profit trade association that has offered consumers information about fine jewelry for over 60 years: Look at her existing jewelry wardrobe. The jewelry your partner has will give you hints about her personal style. If she owns a lot of sterling silver or white gold, th…
article by NewsUSA | posted on August 29, 2012 at 8:41am
It’s one of the toughest decisions for any bride and groom—and, no, we don’t mean where to seat feuding relatives at the wedding reception. We’re talking wedding bands, symbols of eternal love, and the most important pieces of jewelry a man and woman will ever own. In the search for the perfect wedding bands, many couples turn to platinum to ensure they are getting the best value for their mone…
article by Ephraim Tucho - CTW Features | posted on April 22, 2012 at 7:00am
Wedding jewelry is coming up rose. In what is becoming one of the growing trends in jewelry, rose gold is making its way to and on brides and grooms on their special day. “Rose gold is one of the biggest trends in bridal,” says Amanda Gizzi, director of communications for Jewelers of America, an industry trade group. “It’s becoming a metal more brides wear on their wedding day.” A bre…
article by Marilyn Kennedy Melia - CTW Features | posted on February 22, 2012 at 8:25am
“With this ring I thee wed.” Yes, a band is integral to the wedding ceremony, but there’s no dictate on what it should be made of or how it should look. As the cost of gold has climbed over the past few years, more couples are sealing their vows with bands of “emerging” or “alternative” metals like titanium, tungsten carbide and cobalt. According to TheKnot.com’s 2011 Engagement…
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