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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, How Will You Ask Her To Marry You?

Thinking of proposing on the ultimate romance day of the year? Make February 14th unforgettable for her. “Place roses and rose petals around the room and light candles everywhere. Create a CD of romantic music and have it playing when she comes home. Invite her to dance with you and spend the evening whispering sweet nothings in her ear as you dance. Have the last song be Martina McBride's 'Valentine' and as it ends, get down on one knee and propose.” This is just one marriage proposal idea out of many that are listed on features breathtaking proposal ideas if you’re planning to propose on a special occasion such as a holiday, during a certain season, or while traveling. Whether it is that you’re planning to propose during a certain holiday like Valentine’s Day, during your summer vacation together at Disney World or if you decide to send your loved one on a treasure hunt for her ring, there are plenty of ideas for you to explore. Read more here

A 10 Second Trick to Make Your Jewelry Sparkle

Many questions come up about how to safely clean jewelry, especially fine and bridal jewelry. Glamour Weddings shares a quick 10 second trick that is safe on traditional diamonds and all metals. So what’s the secret?

Photo: Flickr/Tela Chhe

Rubbing alcohol! A simple rubbing alcohol wipe can put the sparkle back in the jewelry most precious to you. The next time you notice your jewelry lost its “bling” factor, try the rubbing alcohol wipe. For other gentle and effective ways to clean your jewelry, click here.

Engagement Ring Trend Series: Vintage/Heirloom

Inspired by the timelessness of Audrey Hepburn, tailored dress and Mad Men – vintage engagement ring styles are back. From the beautiful and elegant hand engravings on the side to the diamonds around the crown, Gottlieb & Sons put a unique twist on these traditional engagement rings.

A Legoland Proposal

Glamour Magazine featured a one-of-a-kind proposal in stop-motion! Walt Thompson spent 22 hours taking pictures of his Legos – 2,600 to be exact – and edited them to create an incredible stop-motion proposal video. This thoughtful video includes special elements of their relationship, such as how the couple met and activities they do together. See the video here Would you say YES?

DIY Wedding Ideas Made Simple

Want some great DIY wedding ideas to give your wedding a personal touch? Martha Stewart Weddings has some great ideas to get you started, including custom banners, ribbon reminders for your wedding date, hand-made hanging lanterns, and much more. Get more ideas here and add a little creativity to your big day!

The Great Marriage Proposals of 2011

We love to hear about marriage proposals that are creative and special. The New York Times featured the engagement stories of several couples from this past year.

Image via The New York Times/Tom Bloom

The proposals vary from a gentleman dropping to one knee on stage during a theater performance to a proposal in the midst of Paris’ most romantic landmarks.

We celebrate these engagements because they are unique and timeless memories that each couple will remember for the rest of their lives.

Read the full article here.


Gottlieb & Sons Featured in the Top Ten Wedding Sets of 2011

Engagement 101 included us as one of the top 10 wedding sets of 2011! To see the full top 10 list, please click here. Thank you, Engagement 101. Which one of our wedding sets would make your top ten list?


'Tis The Season To Get Engaged

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!

The floral inspired ring is ideal for the romantic bride!

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.

Engagement Ring Trend Series: Floral

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?