According to the 2011 American Wedding Study by Brides Magazine, December is the most popular month for engagements with about 18% of marriage proposals staged at this time. Many couples get engaged during the holiday season when family and friends are all together. These significant moments can be shared and cherished with all of your loved ones. Thinking of getting engaged? There’s no better month than December!
Many engaged couples travel a unique path leading to their wedding day. Brides and grooms seek elements for their wedding to reflect that particular journey, leading to a boom in the custom-made bridal market. The 2011 Engagement and Jewelry survey from the Knot Market Intelligence and the XO Group Inc. cites that nearly twenty-six percent of brides and sixteen percent of grooms seek custom-made engagement rings. With that said, The New York Times recognizes us as a leader on personalization for millennials. We feature a wide array of bands in gold and platinum to pair with diamonds and gemstones to specifically match the special tastes and aspirations that lead every couple to this magical moment.
The floral inspired ring is ideal for the romantic bride - from the diamond encrusted pave petals that supports each stone, to the finely sculpted and organically marked mountings - the setting is feminine, elegant and stylish. The ring pictured above is an antique style semi-mount ring with round diamonds and milgrain trim in 18kt white gold. We love the floral design - do you?
From swirling diamond bands to smooth metal weaves, twisted band settings provide an extra wow-factor on the classic band. Some designers are doing interesting things with the shape of the bands, casting or carving in sculptural reliefs. The result is a design that elevates and challenges traditional perceptions. What do you think of the twisted bands?
Frank Capodagli of Robertson & Bach Jewelers in West Seneca, NY, awards Darlene Owen with a pair of 14k gold and diamond earrings valued at $3,000 from Gottlieb & Sons Convertibles Collections. Ms. Owen was the winner of a give-away contest in Redbook Magazine sponsored by Gottlieb & Sons.
Convertibles earring jackets make it possible for women to wear a diamond stud two ways – as a knot or as a drop!
Check out our Convertibles!
Finding the perfect engagement ring for the bride-to-be can be a stressful process. Where do you start? How do you make sure the ring search remains quiet? Getting a ring can be an overwhelming procedure, for sure. Luckily, Your Engagement 101 shares a few helpful tips when it comes to choosing the "right" engagement ring. Some of the tip include:
- Getting her ring size
- Look for an outside source for help
- Be alert for clues
- Match her personality
- Ask Questions
Read more here and share your engagement story with us!
Have you ever considered how the various brands in the jewelry industry, those that are not of the high-end luxury brands, continue to grow in the market? It’s quite simple – innovation! However, accomplishing originality can be challenging. It’s easy to fall into trends and traditions, but sometimes a little creativity can go a long way. For example, Gottlieb & Sons Convertible jackets are unique earring sets that enable women to extend the looks they create with their studs – making them one of our most innovative ideas yet. What do you think of our Convertibles?
Who ever said public displays of affection were excessive?
After being together for five and half years, Jamin Love decided to
organize a flash mob to propose to his girlfriend, Valerie Albania. A
group of their friends began the dancing before Love jumped in, while
the song "Marry You" by Bruno Mars played in the background.
Watch this incredible flash mob proposal take place in Downtown Disney and tell us what you think!
The New York Times is finding that some women are purchasing less
expensive wedding gowns but upgrading their accessories, allowing the
bride to get the ‘designer look’ in their own unique way.
For these brides, being able to invest in accessories that can be worn
more than once is a high priority. A simple white dress can become
personally customized with accessories like shoes, a brooch, or high-end
jewelry. Read more here and tell us what you think.
When it comes to Wedding and Engagement jewelry, every couple has their
own opinion. A recent news article from WatchShop.com suggests many
women desire to have platinum jewelry over any other kind of metal,
including gold and white gold.
Platinum jewelry is a favorite due to it being positioned as a premiere
metal. See more of this article at the link below.
kind of metal do you prefer?