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Entries Tagged as 'engagement'

Bauhaus, Baby!

Posted on: Thursday, September 23, 2010

image via Magpie & Rye

I just spotted this fantastic little thing at Magpie & Rye and thought it’s worth sharing.
No rock, but a really cool and simple design.
The New Yorker designer Caitlin Mociun studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Mociun brings the Bauhaus notion of combining art and craft to her design work in textiles, clothing and jewelry. Her prints themselves are Bauhaus-inspired, and she draws inspiration from the plant photography of Karl Blossfeldt, a prominent artist from the Bauhaus movement.

Mociun continues to explore and integrate the ever-emerging technologies and critical conceptions of sustainability, environmentally healthy production and the role of the individual consumer in society at large.
Now that rocks!

Highend Engagement Rings

Posted on: Monday, August 16, 2010

top left by DIOR, top right by BOUCHERON, 2nd row left by SOLANGE AZAGURY-PARTRIDGE and 2nd row right by RODARTE

ENGAGEMENTRINGS somehow became the topic of the month,
We had a post about my love for vintage/family jewelry,
contemporary edgy designers, a DESIGN-IT-YOURSELF-Post,
a special on my current obsession for grey diamonds and now here is my top selection of high fashion designer/luxury brand engagement rings.

grey diamonds for great chicks

Posted on: Monday, August 9, 2010

First two above via Melissa Joy Manning, below 2 styles by Katrina Lapenne via Catbird
I am really obsessed with grey diamonds!
GREY and also RAW diamond rings, seem to be so much cooler.
You can see my favorites above.

You might also like these engagement rings posts:
go and get your sketchbook out, something old, LeBlas: Lovely London Bling!

go and get your sketchbook out

Posted on: Saturday, July 31, 2010

picture found here.
Dave said the other day he would love to design the engagement ring for his
one-day fiancee himself. He is a designer, so that would probably end up in a pretty fantastic piece of jewelry.
I saw that a lot of jewellery designers offer a bespoke service, which is really
cool if you have this stunning idea in your head and another plus is:
A ring like that will really be one of a kind.

Some girls do not think diamonds are their best friends. We are generally those sorts of girls. We don’t dismiss the humble rocks, we just think that jewelry can be pushed further than the boundaries of a single solitaire perched on a band. We’re very smart, you see. Ah, but see how smart we are when you swing this ring slowly in our line of vision. We drool, we covet, we get wobbly in the knees. Quote from Catbird NYC

Here are some awesome designers that could help you realise your ideas:
ORIA in London works with ethical sourced gold, silver and diamonds.
BITTERSWEETS in New York do rad custom designs as well.
Thomas Bartussek in Berlin is always open for new ideas!

And now: Go and get your sketchbook out!

For great inspiration go and check out the COOLEST selection of wedding and engagement rings in the whole world at Catbird NYC,
that East Side Bride introduced me to.

alternatives to wedding bands

Posted on: Friday, July 23, 2010

photos found here and here
I did some wedding tattoo research, though I am not totally into the idea.
I love real jewelry too much and also love the traditonal idea of exchanging the rings.
That would obviously not work with tatoos.
Anna And the Ring is on wedding band hunt.
As a doctor she has to wash her hands all the time and is not a massive fan of loads of bling on her hands. She already “has to” wear this stunning engagement ring.

For all the tatoo lovers among you or as an additional idea, ON TOP OF A RING ; ) , you can find my favorites above! As well as HERE & HERE

More wedding band inspiration from my blog this way.

something old

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

photo by Anna And The Ring

As crazy as I am about new experimental jewelry designers,
as much I do like old/vintage jewelry.
It seems so very magical to me.
The other day I came across a random 2nd hand jewelry shop in our neighbourhood and it got me.
I started to think about the story they had to tell.
Some girls get really lucky by “inheriting” an engagement ring of the mother or grandmother of their
soon to be husband. I love Anna’s engagament ring.
And I can’t wait to attend her wedding in November this year.
She helped me out with a couch while I was flat hunting in London and she really is wild at heart and weird on top! And I have seen this ring in real. It is stunning!

You might also like these jewelry posts: rebellious rings, LeBlas: Lovely London Bling!, jewelry designer extraordinaire

punk rock engagement ring

Posted on: Sunday, May 2, 2010

images via image via hat and feathers
How rad is this ring?
Its totally punk rock, is an orange garnet, flipped upside down and protected by an intricate gold dome casing.
Designed by iosselliani
Its the engagement ring of this lady.
I cant wait to meet her personally in London soon.

The next time you say that you better mean it…

Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2010


incredibly cool “engagement” rings by Maison Martin Margiela via oki-ni
…and you better have a ring ; )
Here we are, in the brave new world, where the ladies propose to their boyfriends.
I loved East Side Brides “ How to propose to your boyfriend” post.
If you haven’t read it already do it NOW here!
And then please come back here, if you got inspired because
Liv wants to suggest an incredible cool engagement ring for your boy.

Using brass and silver, the rings shown above are brushed for a worn appearance.
(alright I am biased, because I am a HUGE Margiela fan and the very hot suits on the site aren’t helping)

You might also like these groom style posts: rebellious rings, Lav is velvet, smart, sexy, and a little bit fabulous

rebellious rings

Posted on: Friday, January 8, 2010

images via Macha Jewelry

…Macha is about a quiet rebellion, not necessarily‘beautiful’, but not without nobility either, rough and warm-hearted and full of ripe character. It‘s witty, tenacious and defiant with an air of old fashioned peace…’

Oh yeah! You have to like a jewelry designer that describes her creations like that, right?
For me the pieces by Macha Jewelry look all really contemporary.
The way jewelry should look in 2010, if its not vintage.
I love that there are so many finds suitable for men.
Even outside the mens category on her website.
These stud signet rings for example or the big knot rings,
would make great unisex wedding bands.
And Liv especially likes the ones that combine silver and gold. For herself.

Uhm do you think I am writing too much about jewelry?

You might also like this mens jewelry post: WOLF MEN or diamonds are a GUYS best friend

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