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Top Dramatic Earring Designs for the Bride

Every bride is entitled to some drama during her look-at-me moment.  Fortunately, your wedding day makes it acceptable to prance around like a queen, especially when it comes to your jewelry! That’s right ladies; it’s time to get a little theatrical with your glitz! This season, it’s all about big, bold earrings, adding a heavier boost of glamor as you float toward the altar.


Not So Humble Hoops


Let your little hoops sit in the jewelry box. But only the biggest and brightest earrings deserve a spot at your wedding. These vibrant rose and white gold tapered hoops offer the ideal dramatic effect, featuring pavé and shared prong set with round diamonds. Pair them elegantly with a soft updo and a romantic barrett.


Embrace the Theatrics


Can a girl really ever have enough diamonds? Embrace your inner drama diva with these cascading diamond earrings. With loops on loops of gorgeous glimmer, they are reminiscent of Victorian chandeliers, creating a precious vintage feel. The dangling diamonds on the lowest ring level add movement to enhance their sparkling ambiance.


Bold in Black Diamonds


Nothing says, “I make my own rules” like wearing black on your wedding day. Now, we are not suggesting black is the new white by any means, but you can get away with these sensual ebony diamond dangling earrings. They’re going to contrast well with your white dress, and your guests will praise you for your daring choice in jewelry. Get ready to make waves on social media!


Something Old, Something New


For your wedding, you may be gifted a set of studs that have passed down through your family to be your "something old". Yet, usually these pieces tend to be “blah”, and since you’re going for a more dramatic look, simple studs just won’t do.

These two-tone convertible earring jackets make a devastatingly alluring statement. They’re adaptable, allowing you to transform them into bold drop-down danglers. You can begin the evening wearing them as jackets, but turn them into dazzling drop-down earrings for your banquet debut -- it’s never a dull moment!


Glorious in Gold


Gold chandelier earrings suggest classic royalty. And as a bride, you’re basically just as special. So, why not choose something vintage, taking your inspiration from a more innocent age. These gold drop earrings will steal the show-- second to your stunning engagement ring, of course. With their intricate detailing, you’ll shine with blinding bridal beauty!


Enjoy the one day where over-the-top dramatics are fully welcomed, and eagerly caught on camera. Capture every fabulous moment with a pair of ear candy you’ll love to look back on for years. You’ll never regret the day you fearlessly rocked those ear-resistible showstoppers!

Engagement Rings Wedding Bands Combos

As every picky lady knows, your wedding band is the finishing touch to your engagement ring. One cannot exist without the other. While some gals prefer a glitzy accent band, others appreciate a simple version, allowing their sparkling rock to be the center of attention.

If you’re undecided about which band style to choose, here are some gorgeous combinations that will leave you starry-eyed.

Halo Ring Combo


Halo rings were made popular by elegant ladies like Kate Middleton (with her Sapphire blue halo ring) and Natalie Portman, who reigned as the Swan Queen in The Black Swan film by Darren Aronofsky. In case you're not familiar with this type of ring, it is a model recognized by its centre stone framed by a setting of smaller stones or engravings -- which not only tastefully emphasizes the main diamond, but also holds the gems securely.

This particular style by Gottlieb & Sons features a round diamond surrounded by a delicate engraved bead halo, placed within a prong setting. And with its fluid composition, it leads the eye from the sparkling centre, to its dazzling band with its milgrain border.


Rose Gold Combo


Rose gold is a combination of yellow gold and copper, which results in a metallic hue that is extremely romantic and tends to compliment various skin tones. This colour has most recently been embraced by technological brands like Apple for its accessories, and seen throughout the fashion world -- for instance on the 2016 Victoria Secret Paris Fashion Show with the rose gold bomber jacket, or on the fine details on popular Michael Kors watches. So it's not surprising that even the goddess-like actress Blake Lively, known for portraying the fashion-forward Serena on Gossip Girl, embraced rose gold for her engagement ring.

This halo ring is done up in a vintage style, and shaped like a flower with pointed petals. It has milgrain details framing the diamond band -- giving it a feel that's both young and sophisticated. It's ideal for a bride who appreciates nature (or even dreams of that Spring or Summer wedding ceremony) or someone yearning for something stylish yet not quite conventional.



Emerald Ring Combo


The most fashionable of the Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham a.k.a Posh Spice, knows what she wants -- and her collection of engagement rings consists of 13 jewel pieces, including some spectacular emerald cut diamonds. As a more unique variation to the round diamond counterpart, the cutting technique used to produce these types of diamonds, achieves extra shimmer and interplay of light, creating a ring that is extremely elegant, flattering and iconic -- as seen with models like this.


This emerald diamond ring, with its halo intermixed with bead set diamonds, can be easily worn in everyday life -- either to add some personality to some office business attire, or worn with a lovely bracelet and ball gown for a charity event. It's no wonder divas like Mariah Carey gravitate towards this type of engagement ring (as seen by her 35-carat ring given to her by James Parker).


To add a down-to-earth element along with effortlessness, you can wear the this radiant cut (square shaped to compliment the emerald) eternity ring, which encompasses minimalist luxury which is truly timeless.



Elaborate Ring Combo


Fergie, the popular singer (who also hosted hit television series X Factor), enchanted us with her beautiful engagement ring from Josh Duhamel, when she wore a 4-carat diamond framed by a starburst pattern. And although, wide-rimmed engagement rings are far from traditional, they embody both femininity and strength -- capturing the millennial feminist spirit of our age in a beautiful way.

Contrasting the typical dainty band, this type of model is more solid, and takes up more space -- proving that a female doesn't always have to be a blushing bride, and can instead  be both opinionated and charming.


This ring is a perfect take on the wide-rimmed ring. For with its touch of modernity, and five rows of diamond bridges around the central diamond -- it can be worn with a cuff bracelet.


Use these ring duos as inspiration for your own combination. Make sure the design, color and shape is complementary to your engagement ring, letting the whole arrangement work together beautifully. Happy pairing, ladies!

Coolest Engagement Ring Instagram Shots

Instagram is famous for capturing the highlights of our daily lives, so surely a snapshot of your new engagement ring will be your biggest online statement! Since your loyal followers are counting on you to truly shine, we’re going to give you some inspiration to make your ring debut a memorable one. Here’s the top engagement ring shots from Instagram, along with the look-alike version from Gottlieb & Sons.


Ring with a View

This shot is one of our favorites and it's easy to see why. Firstly, who doesn't love a view of the turquoise ocean, paired with the perfect nude mani? This post screams, “I just got engaged on a yacht in the Caribbean islands”...what more could a girl want? Oh right, the same ring! Get this gorgeous solitaire stone engagement ring complete with the diamond band from Gottlieb & Sons. 



The Coolest Coffee Snap

Nothing says “engaged” like a Starbucks cup with your wedding date on it! Hilary Bontempo is the queen of stunning Instagram shots, and her engagement ring photo is no exception. She knows how to stage everything from her hands to the ring itself, so take a page out of Hilary’s play book with your favorite chic beverage. Get the look with this precious vintage prong diamond engagement ring.

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Channel Your Inner Trendsetter

Everything about this shot is trendy, from the swirled latte art to the perfectly placed Gucci purse.  Emily Jenny is a well-known instagram blogger and for good reason: she knows how to set up her photos. Want to be a trendsetter like Emily? Be unique with a pear-shaped engagement ring like this one from Gottlieb & Sons.

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Floral and Fabulous

If your instagram is a little more girlie and a lot more earthy, a shot like this is going to make your page go from a few hundred to a few thousand followers very quickly. Pretty in the Pines Instagrammer, Shelby mixes her jewel tones with fresh flowers and draws attention to her beautiful rounded square diamond engagement ring. This ring from Gottlieb & Sons is a close match for those of you that fell in love with hers!



Hand-Held Perfection

There is no better prop for the most epic engagement ring photo than your fiancé’s own hand. Clearly, famous Instagrammer, Nat Vanessen is no stranger to this trick It's one of our favorite engagement announcements because there's so much love being celebrated in this photo. The combination of the romantic island waves and her carefree baseball cap says it all. It’s romantic isolation at its finest, with the two of them on the water. For a gorgeous intertwined band and vintage ring like Nat’s, refer to this iconic piece by Gottlieb & Sons.



So whether you have a gorgeous ocean nearby to use as your backdrop, or you simply use some colorful flowers, remember that the best engagement ring shots bring focus to the jewelry itself. Of course, it always helps to add some extra flare with picturesque backgrounds. Happy snapping!

Nick Viall's Engagement Ring Look-alikes

It’s no secret that we all adore The Bachelor, but, in truth, we’re bigger fans of the engagement rings that highlight the show. This season, it’s no surprise that everyone’s making a huge fuss about the latest engagement ring--Vanessa Grimaldi’s! First of all, we have to applaud Nick Viall for choosing one of the most gorgeous engagement rings from all the seasons of the show. Yet, even though the ring is rumored to be quite pricey, you can get a look-alike version with the same prestige and beauty.



Reality Show Replica


Some say Nick went a little overboard with this ring, weighing in at over four carat, but when you’re a celebrity couple that found love on a reality TV show, can you expect anything less? Our first lookalike is just as breathtaking as Nick’s pick, with its diamond platinum band and three centre stones. Each stone is set within diamond filigree, just like the famous Bachelor ring. Moreover, the stones are designed with the same shape and craftsmanship; you can’t get much closer than that, ladies!


Timeless Twin


Much like Vanessa’s ring, this next Bachelor twin is classy with a vintage touch. With its circular diamonds, encased by haloes of smaller sparklers, this piece is fit for the celebrity lifestyle. This ring by Gottlieb & Sons is also available  in platinum, allowing you to draw even more similarity to the reality TV ring. The only difference? The bottom of the band doesn’t have in-set diamonds, but since this design remains more classic, you’ll love it eternally.


Ideally Identical


Another traditional looking twin to Nick’s selection is this elegant piece by Gottlieb & Sons , featuring a large centre stone, two accent stones and an eternity band. The square-shaped outline of the circular centre stone creates a nice contrast that makes it pop, a lofty touch which lends this ring a celebrity aura.

The baguette-cut side stones also draw a striking resemblance to Vanessa’s ring. Plus, the intricate filigree gives this ring a palpably romantic feel. Neil Lane would be proud.


Simply Sisters


The last look-alike on our list could definitely be mistaken for Nick’s chosen engagement ring. It’s vintage with a modern touch because of its stone-encrusted band, helping it reflect light in the same manner. Also, the diamonds feature a similar round cut, and the diamond filigree is almost identical. Finally, it’s made of platinum much like the Bachelor ring! We may not know Vanessa personally, but we’re pretty sure she would’ve said yes to this old soul too!


Each of these rings, though all quite similar, have their own unique flare that will allow you to carry a hint of your personality while still staying true to the Bachelor style. So,now that we’ve reviewed the top picks, you can affordably copy Vanessa’s ring and feel like you’re the star of your very own reality show. Except unlike The Bachelor, your hubby-to-be didn’t have to date 20 women at the same time before proposing-- thank goodness!

Decorative Engagement Rings for the Diva Bride

Now every true diva knows that her engagement is one of THE most important days of her entire life - and not just because she’s finally getting married. Because it’s that one excuse to act like an unapologetic princess in the glam department-- and best of all, nobody can say a word.  So, get ready to leave the simple and boring trinkets behind and make room for all that glitters. Gottlieb & Sons is proud to present an exquisite collection of stunning ring styles that are worthy of your inner diva.


The Bigger the Better


Diva rule number one - there’s no such thing as too big. Unless you can’t fit through the chapel doors because your wedding dress is gigantic, but ringwise, you’re pretty safe to go as large as your heart desires. A spectacular ring like this one from Gottlieb & Sons is perfect for the divalicious lady, with infinite diamonds spread throughout the mixed-metal band. Go big or go home, right?


Bold is Best


As a true diva you aren’t be afraid to be different -- which is exactly why a ring like this is perfect for you. An intricate, wavy design makes this band unique yet classy, and the huge center diamond says, “I’m not afraid to be the center of attention”. Well, neither is this ring, so it’s a match made in heaven. May you both be happy together!


Boastfully Beautiful


Get the idea of “quaint” and “understated” out of your head, it’s time to think Oscar’s red carpet type of glamor, with a little less wardrobe malfunction and a whole lot more class. This stunning ring has not one, not two, but THREE bands of gorgeous rose gold wrapped around your little diva finger. Now THIS is what we call star power!


Best in Show


Give that tiny little solitaire diamond back to the nice salesperson darling, it’s just not for you. You’re a bold and brilliant woman who needs a ring to match that firecracker personality. Explosions of diamonds on this ring make it a definite WOW on our list of engagement rings for the diva bride. There’s nothing quiet about this piece; it will almost seem to jump off your finger!


Add Bling to the Ring


Are you the bride who believes there’s no such thing as too many diamonds? We don’t blame you!  This Vintage filigree has got our eyes and jaws dropping with this gorgeous ring by Gottlieb & Sons. It’s hard to stare at this piece for too long as you may become hypnotized by its sparkling powers of beauty. Watch out!


After finding a groom who compliments your, it’s time to find a ring to do the same. Whether you opt for a diamond studded, thick or intricate band, you’ve got to think big or your engagement ring will not be snazzy enough for your huge personality. No pressure, ladies! Think of you ring search as just another shopping trip that’s going to reflect your bold and unique style. Don’t worry, we’ve got faith in you, little diva!

Engagement Ring Care Tips

It’s the jewelry you’re stuck with for eternity, so you’ll want to make sure it’s always a knockout. There’s nothing impressive about a semi-shiny rock, glazed in makeup, chipotle and whatever other messy obsessions you’ve got. Not cute!  To always keep your sparkler looking its best, you’ll want to take these careful steps to protect your diamond in the rough.

  1. Take It Off!

We cannot stress this one enough, and that’s why it’s made number 1 on this list.  If you’re getting your hands dirty (literally), do your ring a favor and set it aside. When you’re lifting at the gym, playing sports or getting cozy with massage oils, it’s a good idea to let your ring sit on the sidelines—hidden away that is. You don’t want your ring becoming a disgusting roadmap of all your daily activities!

Some women even choose to wear a faux diamond replacement ring, so they’ve still got something marking their non-single status. It shows respect to your fiancé, while also protecting your ring. For most ladies, it’s a brilliant option.

  1. Leave it to the Professionals

Just like spring cleaning, there’s going to come a time in the year where you need to do a full out clean of your ring. But unlike spring cleaning where you must slave away doing it yourself, this is a task better left to the jeweler. They’ll know exactly what to use on your type of stone and metal, and they’ll leave it looking better than when you dropped it off… “I’m here to pick up my glistening diamond, please.” Now, who needs a cocktail when you’ve got this pick-me-up waiting for you?

  1. At-Home Cleaning

In addition to the annual professional cleaning, you’re going to want to take matters into your own hands. Occasionally, you’ll have to get off your cute butt and scrub that ring yourself. Now we don’t mean an aggressive “scrub your bathroom tile” type of cleaning, but a gentle cleanse that will keep your ring looking fresh on the daily. Insider tip: use a makeup brush with dish detergent to clean in between all the little grooves.

  1. Ensure You Insure It

Just like you insure your car or your house, you should insure your engagement ring. There’s nothing worse than losing your gorgeous new ring, oh wait…except losing it and having no money to replace it! You can’t put a price on peace of mind, and insurance is going to make sure you and your ring spend your lives together in holy matrimony.


Remember, he put a ring on it, so the least you can do is keep that ring looking shiny and spotless. You wouldn’t wear a dress with a stain on it (we hope), so you shouldn’t be wearing a ring full of gunk and who knows what. Plus, since you’re newly engaged, you never know when someone’s going to ask to see your ring. Be prepared, ladies!

5 Deep Necklace Designs for Low-Cut Wedding Dresses

So you’ve finally decided to go a little risqué with a low-cut neckline on your wedding day. Fabulous! Now, you just need to find a necklace that matches your daring neckline-- not quite the easiest bridal mission! Yet not to worry. It’s all about mastering the careful balance between finding the right decoration for your neck, while preserving the sexiness of your neckline. You don’t want to cool down the sizzle, right?

Here’s our most popular necklace favorites chosen by fashion-forward brides.

Queen of Hearts


Keep the things you love closest to you -- and by “things” we mean this gorgeous heart-shaped necklace. It catches everyone’s attention immediately due to its uniquely hollow outline, even though you’ll already be turning heads with that gorgeous low-cut dress! It’s seriously love at first sight, and we’re not talking about the groom.


Blue is Best


For the girl who isn’t afraid to stand out, colored gems are your best friend. Sapphire, a stunning blue gem, and Kate Middleton’s favorite rock, will give you that wow-worthy factor and your big day.

This circular pendant is a unique piece, best suited for the vintage bride, but with that sexy plunging neckline, it works well for the millennial era - you get the best of both worlds!


Keeping it Simple


Whoever came up with the phrase, “less is more” was a genius-- letting your natural beauty shine is way more tasteful than hiding behind heavy mounds and heaps of glitz. Every bride should take note.

Dainty necklaces like this precious piece match beautifully with bare necklines. Featuring dazzling diamonds encased in a teardrop shaped silhouette, it truly defines comes to style and simplicity.


Back to Black


Seeing as you’re already a bit of a daredevil, since you chose a cleavage-baring dress (tastefully, of course), you’ll have no problem taking your edge to the next level. Perhaps sporting black jewelry on your wedding day will spice things up? This subtle hint of black in this pendant necklace will create a dramatic contrast to your white dress, rebelling against the cliché of the all-white blushing bride.


Blinded by the Light


Last on our list, but certainly not least, is this radiant pendant glistening with more diamonds than you can count. Blindly bright with its clear-cut stones, it draws attentions to your face and bare neck. So, if your face wasn’t already glowing with excitement, your jaw-dropping necklace will surely light you up-- and the entire room!


Ultimately, you should find a piece that decorates you, while still preserving your bare decollete-- after all, that’s why you chose a dress with a low neckline, right? So, it’s all about balance. Your necklace shouldn’t be too noticeable and cover up your bareness, but it also shouldn’t reveal too much bust-- unless that’s the look you’re going for and in that case, kudos!  Take these necklaces ideas as inspiration for finding that special jewelry piece that matches your dress. Hopefully, it will be another match made in heaven!

5 Engagement Ring Designs That Will Never Go Out of Style

With the ever-changing fashion trends that dictate our jewelry choices, things can get real tacky really quick-- eek! So, how can you make sure you’re not creating these disasters in the engagement ring department? There’s nothing worse than purchasing a piece of jewelry you’re supposed to wear every day and then seeing it in the “Fashion Don’ts” column of Cosmopolitan only a year after you bought it. So, there’s one thing we can all agree on – engagement rings should be timeless. With the help of Gottlieb & Sons, let’s look at the most stylish engagement rings that you won’t have to worry about trading in 10, 20 or even 30 anniversaries from now.


Tried and True


Don’t get us wrong, we love a trend-driven bedazzled engagement ring once in a while, but nothing quite says “forever” like a classically cut ring like this one. Complete with a diamond encrusted band, this piece is going to have women from their 20’s to their 80’s gushing about it.


Rose Gold Never Retires


Rose gold metal has made an appearance in the jewelry scene all throughout history, so it’s no surprise it’s on our list of engagement ring classics. Gottlieb & Sons has perfected the balance between timeless and trendy with this dazzling rose gold ring. Until death do you part when it comes to this beautiful piece!


Eternal Obsession


They say obsession isn’t healthy, but when it comes to this ring, it’s hard to avoid. This piece is classically elegant in every way with its heavenly halo and perfectly cut round diamond. Ultimately, its femininity and grace will never die, starting from your early years as a newlywed to the journey of marriage ahead.


Three for Me, Please


This trifecta of diamonds couldn’t be more timeless if it tried. With a stunning arrangement of two precious sparklers between a central knockout diamond, it’s sheer elegance far surpasses the limitations of trends. In the world of engagement rings, this design has us saying, “if you like it then you should’ve put a (deposit) on it”.


Happily Ever After with Emeralds


This sophisticated design will never make the “out of style” list. Its elegant emerald cut offers a vintage essence, combined with a modern halo to create a unique combo of old and new. For girlie girls, it may be reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s style, so if you love Breakfast at Tiffany’s, you know what it means to be classically chic.  That’s how you know this baby will withstand the test of time-- just like her little black dress!


Our final words: don’t choose an engagement ring based on this season’s hottest trends, or even this year’s most popular designs. We all make mistakes, especially in the fashion world, but you can’t go wrong with engagement ring styles that will never go out of style. Remember, diamonds are forever – or at least these classic ones are.