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  • The 5 Most Popular Engagement Rings in 2017

    For years, people have turned to solitaire diamonds for engagement ring needs. Recent trends show, however, that more and more lovebirds are also considering gemstone engagement rings. Whether it’s rubies, sapphires, or emeralds, these fun-colored stones have become as popular as the traditional diamond solitaire. To demonstrate, this white gold and sapphire diamond engagement ring displayed below has the best of both worlds with a round cut diamond center stone and sapphire accents.

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    What’s also trending are diamonds with larger cuts, but simpler looks, such as this gorgeous ring by Gabriel & Co that also features sapphire crystals. 

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    For more of the latest engagement ring trends, we’ve listed the top 5 most popular engagement ring styles searched on Pinterest below.

    Classic Solitaire Engagement Rings


    "Anwen" Vintage Diamond Solitaire Knife Edge Hand Engraved Engagement Ring

    The round-cut engagement ring style still reigns supreme and has even gained 10 times the amount of searches if compared to the year before. Round-cut center stones are definitely the classic style for engagement rings and have always been popular due to their symmetrical shape and simple brilliance.

    Cushion-Cut Engagement Rings


    14K White Gold Cushion Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

    The hunt is on for cushion-cut rings, 80% more than last year to be exact. This pillow shaped cut looks best within a halo setting, which is what seems to make them so attractive. A cushion-shaped cut is also naturally larger in size, which is a major plus.

    Princess-Cut Engagement Rings


    14K White Gold Princess Cut Victorian Styled Engagement Ring 

    The princess-cut is more of a square shaped cut that can be better seen within a prong setting. People are searching for the princess-cut 60% more so than last year. This cut may get its popularity for its affordability and because it works well with most settings, especially the three-stone.

    Oval-Cut Engagement Rings


    14K White Gold Entwined Engagement Ring 

    About 50% more people are searching for this lengthy, oval-shaped cut. Being a larger sized center stone, women are saying yes to going big. Halos and side stones also work really well for additional brilliance. 

    Emerald-Cut Engagement Rings


    "Iva" Emerald Cut Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring 

    The search for this oblong-shaped cut is up 35% more than last year. After many recently engaged celebrities have dawned the emerald cut, the spike in interest was expected. This shape’s natural beauty can shine in the simplest settings.

  • Our Top Five Engagement Ring Picks

    Modern day engagement rings come in various shapes and designs. White gold is, of course, the most favorited metal among engagement rings. Diamonds seem to blend really well with it and people have definitely taken note of that. Whether it’s contemporary or vintage style, we’ve chosen our current top five favorite rings we have to offer. Let’s take a look at the best of the best engagement rings and why we love them.

    1. Round Cut Halo

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    Given the popularity of both the round cut and halo style, this makes it our number one pick among engagement rings. Its center stone captivates and entrances while the halo setting compliments and enhances the shine of the center stone. Side stones also add extra sparkle to the ring. These factors make it nearly impossible to look past any lucky girl’s hand.


    1. Three-Stone Princess

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    Why have one center diamond when you can have three glistening diamonds? The princess-cut is a favorite among future brides and perfect for this three-stone setting. This look is a deviation from the classic solitaire style and is perfect for the edgy bride. Three stone engagement rings are symbolic. The three diamonds are said to represent the past, present, and future.  If you’re looking for an engagement ring with extra symbolism and bling, this one is ideal.

    1. Emerald Cut Halo

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    This emerald cut halo ring is designed to perfection. The simple, yet chic glow of the ring comes from the halo setting and thin band embedded with carefully placed brilliant round cut side stones. The emerald cut is gaining much popularity among engagement rings. Its elongated shape is unlike any other cut (for an engagement ring), which makes it eye-catching.


    1. Round Cut Channel

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    This beautiful contemporary engagement ring is an upgraded version of the traditional diamond solitaire. It has more to offer with the channel of smaller sized side stones placed across the band. A benefit to having channel set diamonds is that the enclosure of the diamonds keeps them securely in place. It also sets the stage for the center stone to shine.


    1. Princess Cut Victorian

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    Vintage lovers out there will embrace this Victorian-styled princess-cut diamond ring by Gabriel & Co. The channel setting adds significant brilliance to the ring. It also gives the ring more of a contemporary style, so you get the best of both worlds.

  • What does your Bridal Ring say about you?!

    Engagement and bridal rings come in all shapes and sizes. Ever wonder what your ring might be saying about who you are as a person? An engagement ring can suggest a lot about your sense in fashion and wedding style. Here’s a glimpse of what your ring might be indicating about you.

    Diamond Cut

    Round Cut


    The cut of a diamond refers to the center stone’s shape. The round shape is the most popular of cuts. With this cut ring, you’re probably leaning toward a more traditional wedding (you know, the one you’ve been dreaming about ever since you were a little girl). You’re also not much of a trend setter, but more of a vintage kind of gal.

    Emerald Cut


    The emerald cut ring suggests you have a simplistic, yet elegant style. You take more of a minimal approach and have an interest in things that will outlast trends.

    Ring Setting

    Halo Setting


    The setting of a ring refers to how the center stone is positioned or held together. The halo is described as a very feminine setting, so we’re picturing a total girly-girl. And diamond are a girl’s best friend (how fitting)!

    Three-stone Setting


    The more the merrier! With a three-stone ring, you’re truly a one-of-a-kind woman and a fan of eccentricity. You don’t mind waiting or looking for that special or unique item. You also appreciate the complexity behind things.

    Metal Type

    Rose Gold


    The metal portion of a ring refers to the material makeup of the band. A rose gold band usually suggests you gravitate toward warmer tones. The pinkish hue of this color indicates that you’re a romantic.

    Yellow Gold


    Yellow gold is another warm tone, but with reining popularity. One who goes with a yellow gold ring can typically be described as fashionable and one who goes for more of a classic style.




    Colored diamond rings are known for making bold statements. Gemstone rings, however, shows that you’re one with an appreciation of history and tradition. There’s generally a notable amount of meaning attached to a gemstone ring. Therefore, you’re more than likely very intuitive, as well.

    Colored Diamond


    A colored engagement ring means you’re definitely not a fan of keeping things conventional. You don’t mind being the center of attention and you thrive off your creative side and independence. We’re picturing an exotic destination wedding in your near future.

  • Keeping the Spark Alive, Even after Valentine’s Day

    Keeping the Spark Alive, Even after Valentine’s Day

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    Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show your loved one how much you care about them. Every February, millions of people rush out in droves to buy chocolate, flowers, and jewelry as they get ready to exchange gifts and spend time with their partners. Most people make an effort to make their loved one feel special on Valentine’s Day. While it is of course, wonderful to have that special day to celebrate your love, it’s important to remember that showing your partner how much you care should be something you do all year long.

    Making sure your partner feels loved and valued is key to keeping the spark in your relationship long term. So, how do you do this? Well, the most important thing to do is consider the things your partner seems to like. For example, have you noticed that they always seem to want more time with you? Or maybe they are elated when you have surprised them with a nice gift, like jewelry.  Figuring out what makes your partner feel loved is hugely helpful in a long term relationship. Here are the five different kinds of actions you can take to show your partner how special they are to you:

    Quality Time: If your partner always seems to want to spend more time with you, they might fall into the quality time category. For some people, spending time with their partner, whether it is at home or out in the world, is the most important thing. Spending time simply being together can get difficult when you have busy schedules. But it’s important to carve out this time for one another so consider scheduling it if necessary. Setting aside time to go out on dates or have nights in together can make a huge difference in your relationship.

    Physical Touch: Physical touch doesn’t necessarily have to be sensual touch, though that is certainly included in this category. Touch can be anything from hand holding, a back rub, or giving your partner a kiss on the cheek as you head out the door. If this is what makes your partner feel most loved, remind yourself to show them some kind of physical affection every day.

    Words of Affirmation: This one is essentially a fancier way of saying “compliment your partner.” This includes things like, “you look beautiful,” “thank you for helping me with that,” and “being around you makes me happy.” Some people simply want and need to hear you tell them your feelings.

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    Receiving Gifts: Once you know that getting gifts is important to your partner, this is one of the easiest things to do. Some people love having a physical representation of love. If this is your partner, you can get them traditional gifts like jewelry and flowers, or give them personal gifts that show you have been thinking of them.

    Acts of Service:  “Acts of service” means lightening your partners load. Everyday things like doing laundry, taking out the trash, or running an errand can make a world of difference for some people. This is because it makes people feel thought of and helped. A simple act like doing the dishes can truly bring you closer to your partner, as it can show how much you care about them.

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    Thinking about these five things can be a huge help to your relationship. Keep in mind that many people want a combination of these kinds of actions so you should consider doing things from every category. And, if you can’t tell what kind of things make your partner feel loved, there’s a simple solution: you should ask them. What makes your partner feel loved doesn’t have to be a mystery. Communication is the bedrock of every great relationship so make sure you understand how your partner is feeling. Then, you can take the time in your everyday life to make sure they know how much you care about them.

  • December Favorites: Solitare Engagement Rings

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    The solitaire ring is one of the most highly sought after center stone designs. Its consistent popularity stems from the center diamond being the main focal point,  in comparison to other settings. The simple, yet elegant look it achieves is one that does not go out of style. The solitaire ring is a fashion statement that holds an iconic history. It is the epitome of an engagement ring and has come to be a true symbol of love.

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    Solitaire engagement rings are modeled to hold a single center gem. This crafted design offers an emphasis on the mid-set diamond. The karat count is essentially higher than other styled rings. Solitaire rings are engineered to offer beauty and shine at all angles.

    Typically, a prong or halo setting is paired with a solitaire design engagement ring. This gives the diamond a raised finish, with an appearance of a bigger stone. Although it is a classic design, there are many options for personalizing a solitaire ring. The round-cut diamond shape is a known favorite. Other designs include cushion, princess, pear, and marquise shaped cuts. The metal band is also fully customizable. A solitaire diamond ring can definitely be styled into a unique and one-of-a-kind look, even with its vintage roots.

    With classic elegance, Bridal Rings Company's selection of fine solitaire engagement rings are this month's favorite. Our designers have showcased our GIA- certified center diamonds without any distractions for a classic look that any sophisticated lady will truly love. The most popular style for diamond engagement rings, be sure to visit our website for more information on solitaire rings.

  • How to Choose the Perfect Engagement Ring

    “Come for the price, stay for the quality, leave happy forever” – Bridal Rings Co.


    The most important decision a couple will make is choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring. Aside from spending months planning the most heartwarming proposal, beautiful reception and wedding ceremony; purchasing a personalized diamond engagement ring is a memory worth sharing together. Such a memorable event requires much attention, especially when the cost is significant, allocating time to research will be an extremely rewarding effort. This also holds true in the case that you are interested in remounting and personalizing an already existing diamond ring.

    Here are some tips to help you navigate your way around your research and specialty diamond ring companies:

    14K White Gold Princess Cut Contemporary Engagement Ring

    bridal-rings-11-22pt1STEP1 - Research Information Online: Access to information and support on diamond rings can be easily found on the web through search engines like google. Begin your search by seeking an understanding of what a brilliant diamond is composed of, learn about the 4C’s: color, clarity, cut, and carat-weight. When it comes to color, diamonds are measured on scale from colorless to yellow. Keep in mind most diamonds consist of a slightly yellow tint. In regards to clarity, diamonds are often composed of very minute internal or external characteristics, respectively addressed as inclusions or blemishes. With Cut, diamonds are assessed as excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor by the quality of their proportions. Cut or size is very important as it is the way to maximize that brilliant diamond sparkle. Carat-weight is simply the weight of the diamond measured in carats. Per carat, there are 100 points, therefore a 1.15 carat diamond weighs one carat and 15 points. The purpose of research is to have a learned understanding of what you’re interested in purchasing and to formulate any questions you may have for the designer or company.

    14K White/Pink Gold Twist Contemporary Engagement Ring


    STEP 2 - Establish a Budget: Know your financial position. Set yourself up with a rough estimate of how much you can afford to spend on the engagement ring and shop smart with that budget in mind. This may change after speaking to your dealer. However, it is good to know approximately what your pocket is prepared to finance. Typically, men are more concerned about the diamond, whereas the attention of women in the style of the mounting. If budget is inflexible consider this alternative and do not settle for just any mounting or diamond ring! Couples may want to focus on the mounting of their dreams and later purchase the diamond of their heart's desire, by obtaining a synthetic stone until finances permit. You can have it all!

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    STEP 3 - Visit Jewelry Stores: Instead of scanning photos on different dealer sites wooed by online deals and images, it is highly recommended that couples visit multiple jewelers in search of the perfect diamond just as you would search for the perfect family doctor. A diamond dealer is a specialist in their field you want to be sure they are trustworthy, dependable, and comfortable to work with. This valued service is not only important concerning dealer companies but also pertains to the designers within the company. We recommend couples to keep their opportunities open as they search for the best suiting designer and prices for their precious diamond engagement ring. The benefits of visiting multiple dealers is the entire physical experience and interaction. By visiting a dealer, you may also find alternative solutions to help finance your dream engagement ring. Bridal Rings Company serves to uphold every customer who walks in with a special VIP personalized service, assisting with easy navigation through the diamond ring purchase process with confidence and care. Offering many custom design services, knowledgeable staff, and step by step guidance to the diamond engagement ring your heart desires.

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    Further a diamond ring can easily become a “blind item,” one that is hard to understand the proper value of. Therefore, choose a company and designer you have complete confidence in, the 5th C used for crediting diamond purchases. A company that supports your best interest respects your financial pocket, and serves to be transparent in educating and assisting you is a dealer you can trust and have complete confidence in. Come to Bridal Rings Company to find just that.

  • November Favorites: Split Shank Engagement Rings

    The split shank engagement ring design is a clever spin-off from the double shank. As opposed to having two straight bands of diamond arrangements, the split shank features an eminent gap between the bands that eventually coincides with the base of the ring. This style sets the stage for the center stone to have most of the spotlight. Split shanks are also known for their versatility and ability to be personalized, which makes it a popular engagement ring style. Although this is a fairly new trend, many vintage-inspired rings take on this distinctive style. Examples of the many different split shank engagement rings are highlighted below.

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    Achieve more sparkle with this radiant-cut diamond encrusted halo ring by Gabriel & Co. The classic choice of white gold is anything but ordinary. The subtle diamond pave band, coupled with the split shank setting gives off a top level of sophistication. It is truly enjoyable at every angle, as the details are limitless.

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    Solitaire Engagement Rings are amongst the most sought after center stone designs. Pairing it off with the exquisite twist split shank in this Gabriel & Co. ring can easily set it apart any outfit from the usual ensemble. An illusion is given off by the fading gap of the band, seeming as if it were doubled the size.

    bridal-rings-11-11pt318K Yellow & White Gold Halo Engagement Ring

    Add a little pop with this engagement ring with its innovative play with colors. Mixing the iridescent shine of the yellow diamond and majestic sheen of white gold, the two colors blend effortlessly together creating this beautiful design. The emerald-cut center stone is what sets the tone of the ring. The decorative halo and split shank setting will surely turn heads when sporting this signature Gabriel & Co look.

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    Those seeking a big and bold look will find comfort with this Gabriel & Co. ring. The two shanks undeniably create a larger surface for the center stone. Not only does the ring appear larger in size, but it also seems far more complex and sophisticated with the split shank.

    bridal-rings-11-11pt518K White Gold Wedding Ring with 60 Diamonds

    An ingenious swirl band shows off the endless possibilities of a split shank. Exemplifying such is the above a unique solitaire ring, which is a far stretch from the conventional engagement ring. A brilliant side stone count of diamonds intertwine elegantly to a cushion-shaped center stone.

  • Ryan Lochte Proposes with Bridal Rings!

    On Sunday, October 9th, Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte proposed to his girlfriend of seven months, Kayla Rae Reid. The romantic moment was caught on Instagram, where Kayla captioned the photo, "Speechless. Absolutely beautiful. So in love with YOU."


    Prior to popping the big question, both Ryan and Kayla came into Bridal Rings Company in downtown Los Angeles, to browse through our collection of diamonds and engagement rings. Our very own, Jay Hariz sat down with Ryan to discuss the possible designs for the engagement ring, in which he told, that Ryan played a main role in deciding on which stone and setting to use.


    The stunning, 5 carat radiant-cut diamond engagement ring was carefully handcrafted with a white gold band, filled with stunning paved diamonds, to match the visions of Lochte's design. The breathtaking $100,000 engagement ring is the perfect portrayal of their love and while the couple has not announced a wedding date just yet, we here at Bridal Rings Company will still remain a partner for all their pre and post wedding journey.

  • Proposal Do's and Don’ts


    Most people who are planning to propose to their partner get nervous about popping the question, and understandably so. Not only is it something that will change the course of your life, but there’s also immense pressure to make it a memorable and special moment. Never fear, we’ve got some tips to help alleviate proposal stress and ensure your proposal runs smoothly.

    First, let’s quickly run through some big mistakes you’ll want to avoid.


    Propose without a ring

    Don’t come empty handed to a proposal. If, at the time it feels right to propose, you are under budget constraints, don’t have no ring at all. This shows a lack of thought and care. If you can’t afford the ring you want to get for your partner right now, you can always get a less expensive ring for the proposal and upgrade it later.

    Forget to ask her father for his blessing if she’s from a more conservative or traditional family

    This step is not important to every bride in today’s modern world, but it’s very important to some. Hopefully, if you are at the point of proposing, you will know whether or not your partner would want this. Make sure to not skip this step if it’s something that would be important to your partner.

    Give a half-hearted proposal

    You should never half-way propose to someone. Don’t ask someone for their hand in marriage if you haven’t given it serious thought. Don’t propose by saying any variation of “we could get married if you want to…” or, “I guess we could get married.” If you are not ready for marriage, simply do not propose.

    Now, onto some tips to help your proposal go perfectly.


    Pick a place

    You’ll want to pick a location for your proposal carefully. You might want to do it in the great outdoors, in your home, at the restaurant where you had your first date with your partner, or so many other places- there are endless options. Wherever you decide upon, make sure it’s a place your partner would like. You’ll also want to scope out the location in advance and take care of any preparations that might be necessary. For example, if you’re proposing at a restaurant, you might want to tell the restaurant that this is a proposal dinner when you make your reservation. Or, if you’re planning on proposing somewhere outside, scope the spot out on a similar day and time to your planned proposal date so you’ll know what to expect.

    Make your speech personal

    Make sure that, during your proposal speech, you emphasize what you love about your partner and why you want to spend your life with them. You should keep it simple, to the point, and all about the two of you.

    Keep it private, at least at first

    A proposal is a special moment between two people. It should be about you and your partner. Most women will want privacy for the actual proposal. If you are dating a social butterfly who would want to celebrate with friends and family, consider planning to have her friends and family meet you after the proposal. But don’t dampen the romance of the actual proposal by having a crowd there when you propose.

    Consider asking her friends or family for advice

    If you want proposal ideas or want to ask for opinions on what you’re already planning, it’s a great idea to ask those closest to your loved one what they think. They’ll know her well and will be able to help you make your proposal special for your partner.

    Plan ahead

    The number one thing that will calm your nerves about a proposal is planning it well in advance. Keep the tips listed above in mind and get your plan in place. When you’ve worked out all the details in advance, you’ll be able to spend your proposal day focused on the most important thing of all: your partner.

  • Lots of loose diamonds in the LA Diamond District - how to determine value?

    Loose-diamondsThe LA Diamond District is just the right place for you if you’re looking for loose diamonds, whether it’s for investment purposes, a wedding or an engagement.   There are a lot of possible reasons why you might go on a hunt for diamonds, but here’s the point: with more than 5000 jewelry dealers in the LA Diamond District, it can get puzzling and confusing to know the value of a diamond you’re interested in. Imagine the empty sensation in your stomach you’ll feel when you learn that the opulent diamond you thought was worth several grand actually wasn’t.

    What you need is a systematic way of determining the value of any loose diamond you encounter in the LA Diamond District.

    Meet the 4 C’s. We’ll keep this brief for the purpose of this article, but here’s the lowdown on the 4 C’s:

    • The 4 C’S stand for the diamond’s cut, color, clarity, and carat weight.
    • The 4 C’s are a universal standard for describing the value of a diamond.
    • Who determines the 4 C’s for any given diamond? It’s the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), so the vendor has no say in the diamond’s quality report (which means you won’t be ripped off by some unscrupulous charlatan).

    The 4 C’s are going to offer you the best way of determining the value of a loose diamond. Thus, when you’ve come across a diamond you’d love to have, make sure it’s been certified by the GIA. Always ask to see the diamond’s certificate so you can see exactly how it measures up in all of the 4 C’s.

    There are other steps you can take to ensure that the diamond you are about to buy is actually worth its selling value. Try to shop from trustworthy, reputable vendors in the LA Diamond District. Again, since there are thousands of sellers out there, you’ll want to narrow your focus to only those retailers who have a solid track-record of producing satisfied customers.

    As a final step in determining the value of a diamond, consider having it checked out by a licensed independent appraiser. A qualified gemologist will – with relative ease – be able to determine the actual worth of a diamond you have purchased (needless to say, it’s best if you have a thorough understanding of the return policy on any diamond you buy).

    So yes – you’ll have to take just a bit of time to get a certifiably valuable diamond, but it’s well worth the hassle (that goes without saying). Questions? Just get in touch with us

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