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Which Engagement Ring Matches Your Style?

Ah, the ring of all rings— it’s one of the most important pieces of jewelry you’ll ever wear in your life.  Standing as a sign of eternal commitment, you’ll be wearing this lucky bauble everyday 24/7, so you’ll want to make sure you love it. Plus, there’s nothing worse than being stuck with a ring that completely clashes with your style! Luckily, Gottlieb & Sons has a huge variety of styles to appeal to every girl's taste and personality.

The Boho Chic

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Perfect for the bohemian beauty or the hippie at heart, this ring radiates with creativity. The intertwined two-tone ribbons create island vibes, mimicking the look of waves. It's a unique and gorgeous spin on a classic diamond engagement ring without being too over-the-top. Plus it'll look fab with your flowing boho dress and flower crown veil... now someone pull out a selfie stick!

 

The Classic Lady

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This piece is deal for the woman who appreciates minimalism at its finest. She still appreciates bling, but she's not always trying to dress to impress. This classic band with a clawed center diamond gives the statement that she sees the beauty in simplicity and doesn't need a super flashy ring because her personality outshines it anyway. You can never underestimate the power of a classy lady, or a classy ring!

 

The Wild Free-Spirit

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This show-stopper is for the girl who marches to the beat of her own drum and takes the road less traveled. She's not swayed by current trends or fads, but rather chooses pieces based on their uniqueness and whether or not they speak to her. This Gottlieb & Sons' two-toned ring has just the right amount of creativity and originality with its irregular shape, while still looking elegant and giving that WOW factor.

 

The Girly Girl

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For the girl who embraces all that is feminine in the world. She believes in fairytales, can never have too many throw pillows and lives in dresses and skirts. She loves anything pink, floral or sparkly—thank goodness she can have all 3 of her faves with this gorgeous ring. What more could a woman want? With a petal-shaped halo in rose gold, this ring represents all things girly and will make her feel like a Disney princess all day every day.

 

The Bold and Beautiful

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This piece is perfect for the woman who enjoys making a statement -- one that emanates power, beauty and courage. She needs a ring that stands out in a crowd, has unique characteristics, and represents strength. A body of endless diamonds and a square halo with a large, clawed center diamond says two things: I am bold, and I am #blessed (seriously blessed if your hubby-to-be purchases this bad boy).

 

 

So what ring best describes you? Elegant vintage or boho beauty? Classic or bold? Something in between? Don’t worry, for every type of personality, there's a perfect fit out there for all of you ladies. And remember: bigger is not always better—for the ring, the wedding and everything in between…

Modern Bridal Trends for Today’s Trendsetters

Wedding bells are ringing! You’ve planned the theme, proposed to your bridal party, you’ve got the dress, and now it’s time to add the finishing touch: Jewelry! As a trendy bride, there’s no time for second guessing your bridal accessories or leaving your bling shopping to the last minute-- even if you’re a procrastinating bridezilla!

Here are some great wedding accessories for the trendiest of brides: 

 

High Neckline

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Break up this traditionally feminine look with some modern hoop diamond earrings. Perfect for brides who love keeping it classy, but still crave some flavor, these earrings create a memorable way to add some fire to your flair. So, channel your inner Grace Kelly (with a dash of Kardashian) as you walk down the aisle. When it comes to fashion, who says you need to choose sides?

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Up-Do Hairstyle

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An up-do hairstyle leaves tons of room for creativity with your glitz-- yes! 

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It calls for statement earrings and depending on your dress neckline and style, you might be able to pull off a statement necklace as well. There’s no better time to shine! If you love being a centerpiece of blinding sparkles, Gottlieb & Sons has you covered-- from head to decolette.

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Bracelets

 

When the photographer zooms in on that bouquet, you’ll want to be prepared. 

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Give the camera an eye-full with a breathtaking bracelet. Depending on the style of your dress, you can either play up the glamor with a chunky cuff bracelet or keep it subtle yet elegant with a beautiful diamond bracelet.

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Just try not to overdo it and make your hand appear cluttered.  Don’t make the bridal faux pas of trying to look like a diamond-draped princess, but ending up like an indecisive bling addict.

 

Blush Dress

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As every trendy bride knows, blush or peachy toned wedding gowns are very in for the Spring wedding season and look great on all skin tones. But accessorizing this color may be a bit more of a challenge. This feminine style calls for even more feminine jewelry. 

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Opt for pretty and elegant pearls or tear drop clusters, try them in a beautiful rose-gold color and look pretty in pink.

 

Something Blue

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For “something blue” in your wedding attire, consider a large cocktail ring like this gem by Gottlieb & Sons.

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A cocktail ring will add a special touch to accent a dress that has texture or is surfaced with lace or detailed embroidery. If your dress lacks shimmer, a large cocktail ring will do the job and give it some edge. Basically, it offers a truckload of oomph to ensure you’re not a basic B (bride).

 

 

On a day that is always linked to classic beauty and tradition, how often do brides ever get the chance to wear something truly trendsetting? On the day where all eyes are on you, let your fashion conscience be your guide. Good luck to all of you beautiful brides to be!

New Engagement Ring Trends for 2017

Give a whole new meaning to "ringing in the New Year” with a cutting-edge engagement rock. If you’re that lucky lady who gets to pick it out, get ready to indulge in this year’s finest styles. Let’s check out what's hot for 2017 (besides your new status as a fiancé). 

There's a ton of new designs by Gottlieb & Sons, so keep in mind what suits your personal style while staying on trend for this year. 

 

Two Diamond Rings

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Let’s start with the basic two diamond, nothing too crazy but still beautiful. These babies are kind of like the "infinity ring" but way cooler. They stand for you and your significant other, bound by a gorgeous band that symbolizes forever. Plus, you get two fat diamonds, which is not only wildly untraditional but totally jealous-worthy! It will also give you a very good reason to gesture like crazy when you speak.  

 

Mixed Metals

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Think white and rose golds this year. Intertwined bands or diamonds with a different colored band are just some of the many combinations you can go with. They are stunningly unique, while also affording you the luxury of not having to worry so much about matching your other jewelry to your most prized possession. Thank goodness!

Don't be afraid to mix things up - and I'm not just talking about the ring if you know what I mean! Hello honeymoon!

 

Tri Colored 

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Why go with just two colors when you can make a statement with three? This loveable design features three different types of stones. There's a reason for this though, the effect is absolutely stunning! Mixes of classic white, fancy deep brownish orangey yellow and pink diamonds turn an old tradition into something new again.

The best part about this style is that you can customize your own unique pattern and choose colors that compliment your skin tone and taste!

 

Three Diamond Rings

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These are classic and a popular all-time favorite. Three diamonds represent the celebration of your love's past, present and future...but more importantly, you get more diamonds on your finger which is a big yay!  You can't go wrong with this trifecta of sparkles-- it basically shouts, “my hubby loves me to death, #spoiled!!!”

 

Oval Cut Diamonds

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We’re going back to the oldies with this classic oval cut diamond. Since anyone can remember, they’ve been known as romantic and ladylike with their elegant curvature. Now, we’re bringing this design back for ladies to unleash their traditional side. Perhaps you’ll even become a better homemaker and recover the lost art of sewing and baking-- or not...

 

 

Whatever ring style you choose, remember that in the end, it’s your hubby-to-be that matters most-- well, one with good taste hopefully...And that ladies, will never go out of style!

Bridal Jewelry Inspired by Abstract Art

Sometimes it can feel like you are trapped in a Picasso painting when you’re about to get married. You’re being pulled in a million directions: venue arrangements, stylist appointments and heaven forbid—last minute makeup artist cancellations! With all the hassle around you, at least you can find solace in your two constants—you’re man and your glitz. This season, jewelry designers are harnessing their creative juices to serve up unique statement pieces inspired by abstract art.

While many brides tend to play it safe on their wedding day, Gottlieb & Sons is offering some beautifully abstract jewelry styles—a godsend for the modern bride! Art Deco inspired pieces are a great way to explore your expressive side. With unique shapes, designs and color combinations, these pieces of jewelry not only make a statement but tell a story too.

 

Give Her Diamonds

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Say goodbye to uniformity and simple solitaire diamonds! Abstract means you can enjoy decking yourself out in unexpected designs. Besides, why be that cliché bride who jumps on the typical jewelry bandwagon when you can stand out in something that screams YOU?

 

This intertwined shared prong diamond two-tone circle pendant is not only eye-catching, but it also represents the way you and your hubby-to-be are wrapped together in love. Better yet, hint to your fiancé about this jewelry must-have—a bride needs a gift on her wedding day right? Be a sport and start training him early!

 

Walk Outside the Lines

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Jackson Pollock defined abstract with splatters of color and beautiful chaos. Let your body be a canvas with this vintage-inspired rose gold tear drop pendant. Its unpredictable waves of diamonds are a hypnotizing way to glam up your décolleté.    

Finally, you may have found the ultimate finishing touch to go with your balayage hair and nude almond nails—definitely a magazine-worthy vision!

Get In Shape

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Let your style wander with unique shapes and designs. Why go with traditional trinkets when you can show off your playful side with a unique multi-dimensional piece. The wave-like effect of this two-tone ladder bracelet is luminously irresistible.

So at that moment you’re pronounced husband and wife, you can triumphantly throw your hands in the air, sending flashes of glimmers from your wrist for the camera guy to capture. And yes, hopefully he’s getting your good side!

 

Tie the Knot

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Make it official with a piece of jewelry that captures the wild spirit inside. A glittery swirl pendant in rose and white gold, paired with a gasp-inducing matching ring is the ultimate way to say I do. The sweeping design of these pieces offers a sensual vibe while also feeling radiantly royal.

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There is no room for the traditional look here. It’s all about eye-popping glitz to stand out!   

 

 

Don’t let the old-fashioned rules keep you from expressing your personality on your wedding day. Plus, you need to make sure you’ve got some special bling for your butterfly halo Snapchat Selfie— here’s to bridal snaps! Okay, so maybe you won’t be a complete non-conformist for the big day…

5 Bridal Looks from “Say Yes to the Dress”

You’ve scoured magazines like a detective, attended every bridal show in the city and tried on countless dresses. Yet, when the chips are down, it’s time to seek inspiration from our favorite show, “Say Yes to the Dress.” At that magical moment, the bride-to-be finds the dress of her dreams, we hope that this TV-worthy experience may soon be ours too! Whether you’re a happy crier or a giddy squealer, every bride deserves that special feeling of finding the one—well, technically the second one because you’ve already got your prince.

So let’s get your ideas flowing; time to glance at brides from the show’s most popular episodes.

 

The Classic Bride

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This babe from Season 8 has got her “aha” moment in this stunning strapless gown. Fortunately, a strapless design allows for lots of creativity when choosing a necklace piece for your wedding day. A necklace with larger settings is ideal for a lower neckline.

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This rose-gold pendant with diamond clusters by Gottlieb & Sons will send your bridesmaids swooning over your fine taste. Seriously though, who needs a pre-wedding spray tan when you’ll already be glowing? Let the jewelry do the talking on your big day!

 

Boho Romance

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For the free-spirited boho bride, a simple yet precious design is what you’re after. As a beautiful compliment to a dress with lace details, a romantic bracelet will complete your Coachella-inspired look—minus the EDM music (hopefully).

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This delicate diamond bracelet will not only stun your guests on your wedding day but can be worn again over cocktails or dinner with friends. It’s a classy conversation starter to share stories from your happy day.

 

Classic Elegance

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In Season 5, this lovely bride-to-be tried on a breathtaking dress with intricate detailing along a sweetheart neckline. How divine! 

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When wearing a dress with a low neck like this one, make sure you play it up with some sparkle. Prong set diamond earrings or a touch of color with classic emerald oval earrings add subtle elegance without being gaudy or overshadowing the dress.

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With these masterpieces around your ears, you’ll feel so bridalicious, you’ll want to take at least 100 pre-wedding kissy selfies. And who could blame you?

 

Love From Both Sides

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If Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress taught us anything it’s that all eyes are on both the front of the dress and the rear especially if you have added detailing at the back or a long train as many SYTTD brides favor.  

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A piece with all over sparkle like this lavish 5 row diamond cuff will blind all eyes as you walk down the aisle—in a good way!

 

Just Say Yes

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Every bride wants the ring to be just as impressive as her dress. The diamond encrusted ring worn by SYTTD bride Persia Zarrabi looked killer with her magnificent cinched cut-out waist dress.

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This shared prong straight baguette cluster ring with a double halo by Gottieb & Sons will make you the envy of every bridesmaid. It basically screams to the whole world ‘I’m engaged’, letting you relish in all your glory!

 

 

 

Never settle for anything sub-par for your big day. As “Say Yes to the Dress” teaches us, you’re allowed to be picky (and maybe even a little bratty) for your epic day. So get out there and make some decisions, girl! Good luck.

Popular Jewelry Trends She’ll Love

Picking out jewelry for a woman can be tough, especially when she’s a picky fashionista. But, not to worry. You can just think to yourself: What is she like? Is she bold and beautiful, sassy and outgoing, or maybe an easy-going sweetheart? Does she want all of the glitter and glam or something pretty and simple? Once you’ve made some thoughtful considerations, you’ll be ready to start your jewelry gift hunt. Start your search with these popular jewelry trends that she’ll 100% love!

 

Chokers

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Chokers are back and better than ever!

There are a lot of ways that you can go about shopping this trend. Yes, there’s the typical grungy-90’s-era choker, the velvet strip choker, and the tied choker. But, as the year is coming to a close and New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, a little bit of glitz and glamour may be just what she needs.

Diamond chokers are all the rage now and it’s a guaranteed win when it comes to gifts. Let her toss her plain-jane basic choker aside to let her gorgeous new one shine!

 

Cuffs

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Move aside statement necklaces--this is the statement piece that’ll win her heart this season! Thick cuffs have been all the rage in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 fashion weeks, so why not let your girl feel like she’s up on the runway? This stunning piece by Gottlieb & Sons makes the perfect accessory for a formal outfit, giving her that wow-worthy moment she deserves.

Give her a red carpet moment this holiday season, and I guarantee you’ll cuff her heart all season long!

 

Layered Necklaces

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Necklaces have gotten more dainty this year, and that’s because a lot of people have been downsizing from the statement necklace craze.

They offer the same level of glam as a statement necklace without the volume. Try this gorgeous design by Gottlieb & Sons, featuring a round cluster pendant, embellished with lovely marquise and princess cut diamonds with a halo of round diamonds. Not only will she be proud to rock this stunner around her neck, she’ll be glowing because she knows it came from you.

 

Layered Rings

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If you’re stuck on what she’ll love, just grab a couple of beautiful thin rings that she can wear all together. This works especially well if they look like they may be sister-rings! We guarantee that she won’t be able to leave the house without putting all of them on.

If her mantra for jewelry is go-big-or-go-home, then she’ll love bedecking herself in her new set of gorgeous rings. Why not shower her in sparkles?

 

Rose Gold

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Rose gold has been gaining popularity lately, but this year it’s reached an all-time high. We’re not entirely sure why, but it’s absolutely everywhere-- the new iPhone, laptops, hair dye—so why not jewelry?

If your girl is a major trend-setter, she’ll definitely be on board with rose gold jewelry. It will give her that extra something to spice her outfit. And besides, don’t you love it when she’s happy? As the saying goes, happy wife, happy life-- right?

 

Hopefully now your imagination is rumbling with ideas. It’s not easy to buy gifts for your honey, so when in doubt, just trend it out!  She’ll be sure to love any one of these styles this holiday season—bonus points if you can incorporate more than one trend into a gift idea!

6 Necklace Designs to Make Her Swoon

Christmas is this week! As the days tick by, the pressure is on to find her that tear-jerking gift that’ll make her swoon with love. A necklace is a classically romantic way to sweep her off her feet, letting her wear something close to her heart. Why not make her heart skip a beat with these top necklace designs for the holidays? Luckily, these elite designs by Gottlieb & Sons have got you covered—you’re welcome.

 

All Your Love

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What better way to express your love than giving her eternity? This popular necklace features a romantically intertwined diamond cluster pendant, symbolizing the beauty of “forever”. With this on her neck, she’ll constantly think about you and the amazing gift of love that you gave her for the holidays.

Trust us—no girl can resist a promise necklace.

 

Getting A Little Wavy

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Sometimes you have to let the necklace do the talking, and this beautiful style will be speaking volumes for the holidays. It’s stunning strand of round diamonds form a wavy pattern, creating an elegant shape she’ll adore. It will also give life to her outfits, letting her feel like a starlet every time she heads out the door.

It’s one of those pieces that will get prime status in her jewelry collection.  So, make the moment count-- time to pop open the champagne, and let her pop open that jewelry box!

 

Sweet and Simple

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For the woman who doesn’t like to make things too complicated, you won’t want to overwhelm her with glitz and glam—but a little sparkle is still alright.

This simple necklace features marquise and princess cut diamonds to give you a beautiful necklace for your lady. It’s ritzy enough to compliment a black-tie-affair dress, but also simple enough for her to wear it every day.

Get back to basics this holiday season, and she won’t be able to contain her excitement!

 

A Little More

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Is she the Beyonce type who loves everything extravagant? Then let’s get a little more dazzle!

Something that’s not too little but not too much may be perfect for your special someone! A necklace like this magic diamond cluster pear shaped pendant will look lovely on her neck during holiday dinner.

Every girl has that favorite piece of jewelry for those special occasions, and this necklace is just it.

 

A Lot More

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If she likes to go all out, then you need to go big when it comes to her jewelry!

This diamond necklace will leave her absolutely breathless. This 8.91 carat necklace is exactly what a girl needs to capture all eyes in the room. It’ll literally outshine every other accessory, making her royalty for the night.

The glitz, the glam, the whole shebang—it’s almost guaranteed that she’ll scream once she sees it.

 

Not Your Average Diamond

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If she’s a woman of mature taste, she’s going to need something with a vintage flair.

This amazing piece is just what you need if she’s not drawn to the typical diamond necklace. It’s yellow orange pear-shaped diamond will twinkle around her neck like a true beauty.

 

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful diamond necklace this holiday season. No matter what the season, occasion, or woman, there’s always going to be the right diamond. So, hopefully you can stop your endless search for what to get your lucky lady-- just make sure you don’t spoil the surprise!

Vintage Inspired Ring Styles She’ll Love This Holiday

Crop tops, red lipstick, and chokers are back, but those aren’t the only trends that are in style again. For the woman in your life who loves making old things new again, a vintage inspired ring may be just the thing to put under the tree this year. Check out these beautiful vintage inspired ring styles that she’ll absolutely love!

 

For Your Princess

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If she’s dreamed of her fairytale since she could remember, then this vintage inspired ring that looks somewhat like a tiara may be just the thing for your princess.

Its elegant and timeless design, featuring an array of diamonds, will make her smile sparkle brighter than twinkle lights!

 

Cut and Colored

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If she loves anything vintage but doesn’t want a traditional diamond ring, then why not look at something colored? Sapphire and ruby could work, but there’s nothing more vintage inspired than a yellow diamond.

Something like this beautiful two tone cushion halo design may be perfect for the woman who needs just a touch of vintage in her life.

 

A Rose by Any Other Name

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If silver isn’t her thing, then it may be time to look at other metals.

Rose gold is back and better than ever! Something like this vintage inspired wide filigree rose and white gold diamond ring may be just what you need.

It strays on the unique side, but its design is inherently vintage and classic. Wouldn’t this be perfect for your rose?

 

Feminine and Simple

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For your lucky lady who’s more on the feminine side, there’s of course something for her!

A ring like this elegant and feminine vintage-inspired design is classic, but still breathtaking. Its bead set oval diamonds are framed by shared prong set round diamonds—a design that’ll never go out of style, and make your woman swoon.

 

Make a Statement

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If your woman loves being the center of every room, then this vintage inspired statement ring will be just the thing to make her shine brighter than the Christmas tree.

This open filigree diamond ring is perfect for a woman with an outgoing personality and who can’t help but make a statement. Vintage, but not something to overlook!

 

At the end of the day, old trends will always make their way back into our lives. These beautiful rings have the perfect touch of modern day beauty with touches of vintage inspiration.

So, what are you waiting for? Vintage inspired rings promise the long-lasting kind of love that never goes out of style.

Holiday Party Jewelry to Light Up the Room

With the holiday’s coming up, you’ve most likely received a ton of invites to parties, right? 2016 has been the year of glowing, in terms of both beauty and fashion. Fortunately, holiday parties are the perfect place to light up the room and show off some gorgeous pieces. A little black dress won’t do without something sparkling in the shine of those twinkle lights.

Well, then you need to shine as bright as that Christmas tree—or even brighter!—so take a look at some jewelry that’ll do just that.

 

Endless Diamonds

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Picture it: an off-the-shoulder dress and this stunning piece drawing all eyes to your neck. If you choose a necklace like this pendant by Gottlieb, then this exquisite row of diamonds will be the only accessory that you need.

People won’t be able to notice the decorations because you’ll be the only thing that’s shining. No matter where you go in the room, diamonds are never a bad idea.

 

Up-do and Earrings

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Sweep your hair up and show off these gorgeous pear-shaped drop earrings this holiday season. Cascading curls will only hide these beauties. Don’t forget to wear something strapless so that their eyes are drawn to what matters—these earrings!

You’ll look like the picture of elegance and grace with the perfect glowing makeup and these hanging from your ears. You’ll shine brighter than every light in the room. Make sure to take tons of selfies!

 

A Pop of Red

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Not a fan of color? If you typically wear black, black, maybe some white, and even more black, than this ring may be just for you. A beautiful oval ruby ring, surrounded by diamonds, will glimmer in the perfect light without overdoing it.

With everything red, green, and gold during the holidays, why not give your outfit a little something extra by having a pop of festive red?

 

Have Them At Hello

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Raise a sparkling hand to greet your host or hostess, and you’ll shock everybody from the moment that you walk in the door. This elegant bracelet by Gottlieb & Sons is unique but not too overstated--  yet still impossible to miss! Wear something sleeveless and let your jewelry do the talking for you. Even bringing your hand up to fix your hair will catch them off guard!

Bracelets like this beautiful wave bangle are perfect for wowing people when they least expect it.

 

Holidays Ring Bling

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If you want to completely take over the party, then take a look at Gottlieb & Sons featured item this holiday season. You’ll be the brightest thing in any room.  Nobody will be able to focus on anything but this beautiful vintage inspired diamond ring. No other accessories will be needed with this stunner on your finger.

They might as well put you onto of the Christmas tree, because you’ll look like an angel!

 

 

 

So, what are you waiting for? Be the talk of every party this holiday season with jewelry that sparkles more than icicles. Sleigh those glittering pieces! The key to dazzling a room isn’t the perfect dress, but the perfect accessories to compliment it! You can make any little black dress shine with the right choices on your ears, neck, wrist, or hand!  Forget tinsel or twinkle lights—all that party will need is you and your dazzling jewelry.

Wedding Dress Problems: How Sexy is Too Sexy?

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Theoretically, your wedding day is your own fabulous red-carpet affair, so if you want to strut down the aisle in the latest, barely-there bridal gown, it’s your prerogative, right?  

Maybe.  But realistically speaking, the perception of “too sexy” is in the eye of the beholder. So, if you don’t want the minister to blush through the ceremony and stammer delivering readings, while your aunts and uncles roll their eyes upwards for a possible explanation as to your bridal attire, you need to keep the “sexy” quotient to a balanced ratio. 

 

Private Placements

Nothing wrong with flashing a bit of what your mamma gave you at your red-carpet moment, but mimicking verbatim bare-it-all lingerie style get ups of the likes of Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé or Jennifer Lopez for your bridal gown may not go down so well with all the “dearly beloved gathered together in the sign of God … to join together this man and this woman in holy matrimony.” 

So, guideline numero uno — keep the more private parts private – at least for the ceremony.  Is your heart set on a bodycon gown with a deep plunging neckline and cutouts all over the place?  Fine, go for it.  But for some coverage at the altar consider an add-on piece, such as a stole or a cardigan or a veil —these pieces are easily discarded for that definitely more “loose” atmosphere of the reception!

 

To bosom or not to bosom

How much cleavage on display is appropriate for a wedding gown?  Well, if an infant in attendance is reaching towards you to be fed, you’ve gone too far.  If a friend who moonlights as an exotic dancer asks you to lend her your wedding dress, you’ve gone too far.

There is strapless and off the shoulder, and there is the deep plunging V neckline that reveals everything right down to the navel, or farther.  You can probably get away with that deep plunge if the exposed parts are visibly sheered over.  Sans sheer, you’re asking for a backlash.  Sans sheer and a side boob view, and you’re at risk of having your guests leave the ceremony shaking their heads in disbelief. 

 

Skin (over)exposure

If you want to hit that sweet spot in the sexy look—somewhere in the middle between the sweetly feminine and downright slutty—try and aim for a certain balance of both.  If you're going to do a deep plunging neckline, keep everything else simple, chic and PG.  And don’t make it more about the undergarments than the dress itself! 

Backless or barely-there backs (hello, Kim K!), are a current rave in bridal.   But keep in mind that it is your back that will be front and center for your guests.  So, if your back is exposed all the way to your tailbone, maybe you should consider a veil for the ceremony!

 

Add-ons and convertibles to the rescue

Today’s designers and brides are definitely opting for seductive —at the very least, or nearly X-rated—at the most— silhouettes, but at the risk of sounding like your grandmother, trendy and sexy doesn’t always mean appropriate for a wedding.  

So, if there is an issue with you wearing a barely-there gown you just absolutely adore for the ceremony, buy another more “decent” one and change into the sexy one for the reception.  Or cover up the over-exposed areas with some add-ons.  Another option is a convertible gown.   Might be fun to have a big traditional tulle skirt you can remove after the ceremony to reveal a sequined mini dress and your gorgeous legs! 

There is certainly nothing wrong with showing a little skin at your wedding.  Gowns with a bit of transparency in the lace to reveal the undergarments, minimal halter necks, and midriff-baring two-piece designs are ok.  But if your thigh-high-slit and super low-cut bustier gown leaves virtually nothing to the imagination, maybe it’s better to leave that one for the wedding night!