Etsy has gorgeous handmade jewelry, and one recent discovery I made was Doron Merav. His philosophy is to achieve beauty through motion, which you can see in his designs - the shine, texture, and build of the rings convey movement. Each piece is inspired by natural architecture and is meant to make a statement. The rings below are my favorites on his etsy site!
When choosing an engagement ring, it’s tempting to look at rings with huge center diamonds. However, cluster rings are a less expensive and just as sparkly. Not only will you be saving, but you’ll have a lovely whimsical ring with many diamonds. In this case, many diamonds is better than one! Below are a series of rings from Tiffany & Co.
I am a very feminine person, and I love bows. While being a grown-up somewhat limits their usage in my everyday wardrobe, there are certainly sophisticated or whimsical ways to include them in daily wear without looking like a small child. Below are a series of antique, fine jewelry pieces from Brilliant Earth that include bows. Many of these are engagement rings and are able to subtly bows – what a great detail to include on your engagement ring!
Gorgeous antique rings from Brilliant Earth to brighten up your day!
After posting yesterday about engagement ring shopping on Etsy (http://sparkletherapy.tumblr.com/post/17254360748/engagement-ring-shopping-on-etsy), my Etsy addiction continued. The rings below from Barbara Michelle Jacobs are a great example of the unique, handmade jewelry that you can only get Etsy. These really do achieve a natural look…
I love poking around on Etsy. Looking through pages and pages of vintage party dresses, handmade leather briefcases, or really any other speciality good to find the perfect item is addicting. You really never know what lovely little item you’ll find next. Engagement ring shopping on Etsy is really no different. The site touts everything from antique engagement rings from the Edwardian period to modern jewelry pieces with matte finishing and rough-cut center gemstones. The one thing I find consistent across almost all the engagement ring options (except antique rings, of course) is that the rings are highly customizable, which is similar to the clothing on the site. You can usually choose from a plethora of center gemstones, including both precious and semi-precious gemstones, as well as decide on metal type and, in some cases, make design changes. Mostly, what I love about engagement ring perusing on Etsy is that the same personalized, mom and pop shop feel is still there. Below are a series of whimsical engagement rings from Rare Earth, a lovely Etsy retailer that sells custom jewelry.