The July Birthstone Ruby Brings Wealth and Wisdom

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Did you know that the finest rubies were first mined in Myanmar (former Burma)? That pretty much explains all the hype surrounding the Burmese Rubies!

The ruby stone is a form of corundum (aluminum oxide) and is closely related to sapphires. Rubies register a hardness of nine on the Mohs scale. They are resilient and as strong as the sapphires, but a bit softer than diamonds.The word ruby was derived from “ruben” which is Latin for “red”. As its name suggests, the July birthstone is usually found in hues ranging from pink to blood-red. They get the hues of red from the mineral traces of chromium. Besides Myanmar, ruby deposits are found in Russia, Mexico, Thailand, India, Cambodia, USA, and Kenya.

Perfect rubies are extremely rare. Almost all rubies are slightly flawed. The flawless rubies command extremely high prices, sometimes even more than diamonds of the same quality and weight. Natural rubies have to be treated to make them more resilient and improve their color for use in unique engagement rings in platinum (something like the ruby vintage inspired engagement ring), gold, and other diamond fashion jewelry – check out this gorgeous modern diamond and ruby ring for inspiration. The value of a ruby depends on its cut, clarity, carat, and color — the 4 Cs, just like the diamond. However, additional factors like their geographic origin and size also have an impact on their value.

Did you know that the largest ruby in the world is owned by a Chinese jewelry company?

When evaluating the color of a ruby, one needs to consider the hue, the tone, and the saturation. The medium-dark, red toned rubies are considered the finest. Some rubies come with secondary hues that add more complication to the process. The most common secondary hues include purple, orange, and pink. Out of these, purple ranks better because it makes the red appear rich and dark.

The stone has been long associated with renewing energy, stimulating imagination, and arousing the senses of the people who wear it. Rubies are also said to bring health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love. Rubies have also been related to the quintessence a vibrant life because of their radiant red hues.

For centuries, the ruby has been used worldwide in making stunning pieces of jewelry. The jewelry world considers rubies to be a versatile choice for almost all kinds of jewelry. Rubies are used for earrings, rings, necklaces, and even navel accessories. Today, the stone is a popular center stone for vintage engagement rings (for instance, the vintage oval ruby and diamond engagement ring) and diamond fashion jewelry.

Ruby is also considered to be the traditional gemstone for the 40th and 15th wedding anniversaries. So, if you will be celebrating these milestones in the near future, this is a great time to look for an ideal gift. Think of it as a classic piece of diamond fashion jewelry accentuated with gorgeous red rubies. You could also pop THE question to your significant other with a unique engagement ring with rubies. A unique wedding band like the classic round brilliant diamond and ruby wedding band is perfect for your “I dos” in July!

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The Ghostbusters are calling the Sylvie Collection!

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“Who you gona call?” The Ghostbusters‬ are calling the ‪‎Sylvie Collection! Check out actress Melissa McCarthy rocking these gorgeous diamond ‪fashion ear crawlers at the premiere of her new movie! Style shown ‪#‎ER722‬

The Importance of Google See Inside Photography for Jewelers

Why You Should Choose To Share an Inside View of Your Business?

As a business owner, you are always looking for maximum exposure for your business. The world in which we live today doesn’t just require an understanding of marketing and advertising, it also requires you to have a first-hand knowledge about upcoming technology trends. One of those trends, or rather a phenomenon, is Google See Inside Photography, which can help you get the real time exposure that you need to bring customers to your door faster. When consumers know what to expect and have a visual understanding of the caliber of your business, they may be more inclined to visit your facility than your competitors.

By selecting a Google trusted photographer or agency, you will be able to provide your customers with a panoramic view of your business facility. Whether you’re a Sylvie authorized retailer, the owner of a spa, a restaurant or clothing boutique, these virtual tours are everything. If security is a concern, keep in mind you can choose the angles and direction of the photos within your tour. Even if it’s just the exterior, the waiting rooms, hallways or grand entrances it still can help to showcase the effort and investment you’ve put into your location and can provide your customers with an even better reason to come in knowing they’ll have the luxury experience their looking for.

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As a jeweler, you know that our industry is a visual one. Maintaining an image as a luxury retailer can be hard work. Google See Inside Photography will allow your customers to view high resolution photographs of your business, both interior and exterior, from anywhere in the world. If you are intent on building your online presence, this efficient promotional strategy is here to stay.

Google has always stayed on top of the tech industry, introducing gadgets and applications for commercial or private use that wowed the world and provided unforeseen benefits. Google See Inside Photography is one of these applications that can rival and do better than any other marketing tool available today and can also open new doors and dimensions for online shopping as well.

Loyal Customers

Whenever the customers are thinking of buying a product, they go online and search for better deals, relevant information, customer reviews and maps to show them where they can get their hands on the product. Providing them with an additional opportunity to get an up close personal tour of your business can help them to decide whether or not your business will provide the experience they are looking for, without any time lapse or communication gap.

An Edge over Your Competitors

Google See Inside Photography will provide you with an edge over your competitors because it is still in the early adoption phase. In a world where everyone is competing to be on top, having a digital competitive advantage can be huge. Adding a real life virtual tour to your digital assets can provide an edge, especially if your business is by appointment only and customers are not sure what to expect. An interactive element such as this can generate excitement and add a level of “luxury” you never thought you could portray online.

Utilize Your Virtual Tour Across other Media Channels

Google See inside tours can be embedded onto your website’s home page or contact us page. They can even be placed on your Facebook page, allowing you to showcase your tour across multiple channels. Additionally, once your Google Images have been taken you can display the static images through other marketing platforms and materials such as print, direct mail, a Facebook album, Pinterest, and more.

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Get Them Invested in You Personally

You’ve worked hard to design the interior of your business and you want the consumer to know they are dealing with a retailer that fits their stature and vision. Google see inside allows your customers to see the heart and soul of your business and lets them observe who you truly are. Let them experience what goes on behind the scenes to amplify the sales experience. As jewelers, we know customers are willing to travel far and wide for that perfect piece. With See Inside, Google has made it possible for you to showcase your location to customers who are living far away and in more quantities than ever before.

Most customers nowadays depend on the visual aspect of the business or product before they make the decision to buy. By giving them the ability to browse through with a virtual tour and move around by themselves, they will be able to explore to their heart’s content.

If you have already invested a lot in marketing and advertising, SEO, social media and more, then this could be the final step for you.

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Pairing Jewelry with Your Swimsuit: The Latest Trends

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Are you looking to make a fashion statement at the beach?

It’s never easy to be a stylish beach diva. You are always at the risk of making a fashion mistake you may regret for years to come.

So how do you manage this feat?

The key is to balance the sophistication and glamour with your swimwear. You need to put the right pieces together to coin a look that makes you the undisputed beach queen. We’ve got a list of the most popular baubles for beach this time around, and a few handy tips to help you dress to impress! Take a look.

Earrings

If you’re not wearing big earrings at the beach, you’re doing style all wrong. Dangling medallions like these unique diamond fashion earrings, hoops, or these show stopping drop-earrings that reflect the sun need to be on the top of your list for “beach accessories”. Even if you’re not wearing a sparkling halo engagement ring, these earrings will add enough oomph to wow the crowds. If big earrings have never been your thing but you’re looking for a bigger statement than a stud, choose a pair of trendy ear crawlers to really get the crowd talking.

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Body Chains and Naval Trinkets

Jewelry is not just about vintage engagement rings or unique wedding bands. When you’re heading out to the beach, think of something more exotic, like belly chains hanging just above your hips. Pair a stylish body chain that doubles as a necklace underneath a crop top for a flirty glamorous look. These chains will make your sexy bikini or beach trot ensemble look a tad bit dressier and attract attention to those toned abs you’ve been working for all summer.

Tip* Wear solid colors when sporting any kind of body chains. A printed swimsuit or top with a body chain can cheapen the look and be overwhelming to they naked eye. Pair the chains with this rose gold diamond bangle bracelet to complete the look!

Anklets

That’s right, the anklet has made a comeback! Balance out the glitz from your chunky designer engagement ring with the charm of anklets. Most women do not realize the appeal of this distinct piece of jewelry, but if you’ve ever wondered where to wear anklets, then it doesn’t get better than the beach! Your anklet can add an instant dash of glamour to your feet and they look great too. If you wish to add a complimentary jewelry item, consider this vintage moonstone and black diamond pendant.

Arm Cuffs

Arm cuffs work well in both formal and casual settings. And they are absolute show-stoppers at the beach. They kind of make you look like a warrior princess serenading on the warm sands. Arm cuffs are available in a myriad of styles and designs. From plain cuffs, to ones sporting a floral or feather design — it is entirely up to you which one you prefer.Combine them with a piece of diamond fashion jewelry, like this unique moonstone and diamond ring for a sophisticated and chic look.

Stackable Bands

If making a huge statement at the pool or beach isn’t really your thing, a more subtle yet on trend look is wearing stackable rings! When paired together with multiple colors and styles, these light weight diamond bands add just the right touch of glam and sophistication without making you look like you don’t know how to handle a wave coming at you.

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With all that said, it’s time to head out to the beach and make heads turn with your exuberant sense of style and glamour. Follow our tips and you are sure to reign every time you hit the beach. You may want to check out this green amethyst and diamond fashion ring if you’re looking for something that compliments your green swimsuit.

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Are you a Sylvie Bride? Do you have an amazing and romantic proposal story? Sylvie Collection has teamed up with the Diamond Doctor to offer you a chance to win a diamond wedding band! Simply click on the button below and enter to win!

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Summer 2016 Jewelry Trends You’ll Love!

As clothing trends change with season, so does jewelry. Whether it is about earrings, necklaces or rings, jewelry trends keep evolving too. So, if you are looking for a designer engagement ring or a unique wedding band for your stylish fiance who loves to stay up-to-date, make sure you know what kind of diamond fashion jewelry is in these days.

Fashion and jewelry experts have shared their ideas for summer jewelry trends and stars are downsizing jewelry this summer. Have a look at our list of what is in and what is out this season to look chic and classy this summer!

Stackable Wedding Bands

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Stackable wedding bands have been this year’s hottest rage. Whether it’s your very first wedding band, your anniversary, or you just like feel like something light weight and trendy, make sure to choose a piece that will fit perfectly with other diamond bands. Sylvie’s newest collection of stackable wedding rings featured on AboutStyle.com will give you exactly what you’re looking for! To find your set visit a Sylvie Collection Authorized retailer nearest you.

Ear Cuffs

Get the trendy “rockstar glam” look by wearing our diamond “ear climbers” which are all the rage this summer. Our Sylvie Collection ear climbers have recently been worn by celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Erin Andrews, Sheryl Burke, and many more.

 

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Hair Accessories

Tiaras and hair accessories have made a huge comeback to runway this season. Give your dull or boring hair a spark with some hair accessories. Delicate floral wire pieces can also be the perfect accessory for a summer wedding.

Body Chains

Simple and sleek body chains have become highly popular this spring. Wear them over simple non-embellished slip dresses to stand out from the crowd and look super chic. Try not to mix body chains with busy prints. Stick with a solid colored swimsuit to take it to the next level.

Statement Earrings

While 2015 was about statement necklaces, statement earrings have made entry this season. Make a statement with bold, large earrings on your engagement paired with one of our unique engagement rings, like the Unique Mixed Shape Diamond Engagement Ring or Modern East-West Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring to turn heads on your engagement day.

Choker necklaces

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Choker necklaces have replaced statement necklaces everywhere; be it models walking on the ramp or the celebrities in an award show. They have become the hottest trend this season. Singer and actress Zendaya even created her own choker out of one of our diamond bracelets! Either pair a simple gold choker with our Glamorous Emerald Three-Stone Diamond Ring or stand out by pairing a bold choker with Classic Marquise Petite Diamond Engagement Ring; you will surely inspire many fashionistas with your amazing fashion sense.

Midi Rings

Looking cool is not a problem anymore with the midi rings trending high this season. Whether you stack multiple midi rings on one finger or wear them on two or more fingers, you can manage to look chic whether casually dressed or wearing a formal dress for a party.

Colored Pendants

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Pendants have always been a timeless classic, you can layer them up or wear one at a time. This summer pair bright colored pendants with a chick solid sundress or floral romper.

Do keep these summer jewelry trends in mind when you go for summer shopping or when you’re out buying those one of a kind diamond fashion jewelry pieces from the Sylvie Collection!

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How To Plan A Beach Proposal That Will Make Her Say Yes!

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A beautiful stretch of white sandy beach, cool breeze, ruffling the hair of your loved one, and the calm, soothing sound of ocean waves crashing on the sand. Is there a better way to propose with a diamond engagement ring? We think not! A beach, with its complimentary natural elements, can provide a spectacular, memorable and extremely romantic setting for you to propose with a unique engagement ring and to ensure that you get an enthusiastic yes from the love of your life.

Once you’ve made the decision to plan a beach proposal, the choice of where to go can only get you so far. First, you have to determine HOW you are going to propose. The personality of your future fiancé will need to be considered carefully before you decide on making your grand gesture. Here are some creative ways to propose on a beach to ensure that after you get down on your knees with a diamond engagement ring and make the proposal, the only sound echoing with the sound of waves is a resounding yes!

Sand Art

Writing a message in the sand is old school but a classic nonetheless. This proposal strategy has resulted in millions of yes’s. Imagine just the two of you on a secluded beach spot, with a beautiful view of the sea, walking hand in hand to the point where the message is written and see her eyes widening slightly, as the meaning dawns on her and realization hits her. This is the time for you to take out a diamond engagement ring, like our Swirl Engagement Ring Two Tone or the Modern Romantic Double-Halo Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring, and take her breath away. However, to pull this off, you might need the help of a few friends and to be apprised of the weather conditions to avoid high tide, which can wash away all your hard work.

A Romantic Bonfire

There is something romantic and magical about bonfires and late night beach picnics, if they are done right. The most complicated part of arranging that is to choose a secluded spot on the beach, where high tide won’t reach and the wind is not very strong. Get the help of a friend to light the bonfire and set up a romantic bottle of wine (preferably champagne), flowers that she likes and finger food to eat. As you get there, gather her into your arms, snuggle together while gazing at the dying ambers and tell her why she makes your life special and how precious she is to you. Then whip out one of our unique engagement rings, like Ruby Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring or Vintage Inspired Halo Engagement Ring and set her heart on fire.

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Bending down to one knee and professing your love to her with a diamond engagement ring is one of the most amazing ways to propose. The greatest part of planning for a romantic beach proposal is to ensure that your partner is going to remember it for the rest of her life and an image of you on a bended knee will be a dream come true for her. Make her feel like a princess by choosing one of our princess cut diamond engagement rings like Princess Cut Halo Engagement Ring or Sparkling Split-Shank Princess Halo Diamond Engagement Ring  and bring her over to the moon, by proposing in a fairy-tale beach setting. Stop during a beach stroll, gaze into her eyes, take her hands gently and bend down to one knee. Before you even say a word, she will know what you are up to, and a simple gesture will do half your work for you. Be careful when choosing your words, as they will be imprinted on her mind for the rest of her life.

 

Proposing to the love of your life with a diamond engagement ring can be a dominating task that can make any man anxious. However, with a beach proposal, paired with a unique engagement ring from Sylvie’s Collection, she will definitely say yes.

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See Sylvie Collection’s Newest Stackable Wedding Sets on About.com

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“The popularity of last year’s stacking rings inspired Texas-based designer Sylvie Levine to recast some of her most striking designs as a bridal collection. Using the tiniest, finely-wrought details to differentiate each engagement ring and wedding band style, the line incorporates intricate, vintage-inspired or geometric motifs. Says the designer: “We wanted to incorporate varying shapes with romantic and timeless design elements that would allow the wearer to create her own custom look, whether it’s stacking multiple bands on the finger, incorporating color or going the traditional route and opting for one of our new—and quite affordable—wedding sets in 14k gold.” – About.com

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The Dos and Don’ts of Caring For Your Diamond Jewelry

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There is a certain romanticism  associated with diamonds. What is it that gives diamonds their sparkling charm and their unique captivating shimmer? They have been a favorite among people for centuries due to their rarity and their beauty. Even today, people prefer to wear diamond engagement rings or diamond jewelry to make this gemstone the center of attraction. Read the rest of this entry »

Pearl: The Birthstone of June

The popularity of gemstones is not something new. People from all cultures and civilizations value gemstones due to their beauty, special powers (thought to be associated with some gemstones) and uniqueness. The ancient Egyptian, Greek, Incan, Persian, Aztec, Roman, Indian and Tibetan civilizations have considered gems to be of special value and possess extraordinary powers, such as those of healing.

Astrologers, in order to symbolize the power of different planets, have assigned some stones to the 12 zodiac signs, referring to them as ‘birthstones’.

A birthstone is a gem that is associated with a person’s birth month. Some months have multiple birthstones associated with them. People who were born in June are lucky to have three official birthstones; Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone.

woman-with-pearl-necklaceThe Pearl is normally considered as the primary birthstone of June. The pearl is unique among all other gemstones because a pearl is formed under the sea unlike the rest of the gems. Pearls which form within the mollusk’s tissue are highly precious and sought after. Although white is the most common color of pearls, but they are also found in subtle shades of cream, yellow, green, gray, blue, mauve, lavender and black. They are known as the second most precious gems after diamonds. Have a look at our Diamond engagement rings or unique engagement rings to buy the ring that will make her say YES! Like our Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring, Unique Double-Halo Mixed Color Diamond Engagement Ring or if vintage is the choice of your love, consider our Ruby Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring.

Pearls have been used for adornment since centuries and are considered as the best gift for wedding anniversaries. So, all those people preparing to get engaged or married soon, be ready to give pearls to your better half on the 1st anniversary and for now have a look at our collection of Designer engagement rings and Diamond wedding bands to choose a precious ring for your partner.

Pearl jewelry is delicate and hence, needs spcial care. It should be stored separately, wrapped in a soft fabric to prevent the stone from scratches and should also be worn with special care. Be careful that your pearl jewelry does not come in contact with soap, perfume, lotion and make-up so. Wearing your pearl jewelry should be last thing you do before leaving your home.

A pearl is considered as a sign of purity, sincerity, modesty and chastity and it represents loyalty and faithfulness. Freshwater or cultured pearls are thought to bring the power of money, love, luck, protection, wisdom and love to strengthen relationships. According to ancient Greeks, pearls promote marital bliss. Therefore, pearl jewelry is the perfect wedding or engagement gift to not only express your love and sincerity, but for also strengthening your relationship.

Visit our unique wedding bands or Diamond Fashion Jewelry collection to choose a gift for your bride-to-be. Whether you are looking for an emerald ring or want a delicate diamond ring, Sylvie collection has something for everyone.

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Billboard Music Awards: 4 Celebrities and the Jewelry that gave them their Sparkle

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The Billboard Music Awards marked another fabulous night for fashion. Celebrities strutted their daring, stylistic choices on the red carpet, posing for the cameras. However, it was something else that caught our eye—their glittery diamond fashion jewelry.

When we took a closer look to see their impressive taste in jewelry, to our surprise, adoring their fingers was one of our diamond rings. Are you wondering who those four lovely ladies were? Let’s take a look at the four divas who decided to walk down the red carpet wearing a diamond ring from our collection:

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2Ariana Grande, 23, wowed audiences with her powerful performance at the Billboard Music Awards. She sang two songs from her upcoming album, Into You and Dangerous Woman. The petite singer with her “Mariah Carey” vocals started her performance from behind the keyboard before getting up and dancing on stage.

When she picked up the mic to sing, her beautiful diamond ring came into full focus. Did it steal the spotlight? For diamond jewelry lovers everywhere, it sure did. She wore our Unique Double Band Diamond Ring, featuring two white gold bands with small diamonds gracing the abstract shape of the ring. For a girl with a unique voice, choosing this diamond fashion jewelry makes sense.

Kesha

3Kesha, 29, looked at happy and content as she posed for the photographers at the awards show. This past few months have been tough on the singer who has been in legal battle with her record label over her right to record music, but without the interference from Dr. Luke, her producer.

Kesha who wanted to break ties with her label lost the suit, but her label agreed for her to part ways with Dr. Luke. However, she has maintained strong and it showed at the Billboard Awards Show.

She arrived in a purple pantsuit combination with gold embroidery and a Rose Gold Diamond Ring, which she wore on her middle finger. She arrived with singer Ben Folds and couldn’t stop smiling. Her smile matched the shine of the diamond ring.

Gwen Stefani

4When singer Gwen Stefani, 46, arrived on the red carpet, people had to take a second glance, as she didn’t look like herself. What was missing, her fans wondered? Her signature red lipstick was a no show at event, but what she did keep intact was her style in jewelry.

The actress, who came with her country singer and fellow The Voice judge Blake Shelton, wore a nude outfit with silver embroidery. She decided to complement her outfit with our Glamorous Mixed Shape Diamond Ring. Even though she was unrecognizable, we dig her look and her taste in diamond fashion jewelry.

Lindsey Stirling

5Violinist Lindsey Stirling, 29, looked absolutely radiant as she posed on the red carpet, wearing nude dress with stripes running down the top part of the gown with a ruffled bottom.  She paired her nude dress with a bracelet and wore two diamond rings with one the rings being from our collection. She wore our Floral Rose Gold Diamond Ring. Her dress by far was one of the most different ones we saw on the red carpet, but her jewelry was on point.

 

 

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Vintage Engagement Rings: An Inspiration from The Past

Jewelry deigning is an art, and most designers often take inspiration from the past to design a timeless ring that you can cherish forever. A vintage engagement ring can never go out of style or seem like a burden on your left hand. It can forever be a sign of your love for one another. A unique engagement ring is a true symbol of love and like any diamond engagement ring it can be tricky to choose just the right one for you or your loved one.

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Deciding that you want a diamond engagement ring with a timeless vintage look is not as easy as it sounds. There are many things you will need to consider, before making the decision to buy a vintage diamond engagement ring. Fortunately, the Sylvie Collection can introduce you to the concept of vintage engagement rings. We design all our rings with love and care and with utmost precision and artistic skills. However, our love affair with vintage engagement rings is well known and quite evident from our elite collection of unique diamond engagement rings.

What confuses most people is the term “Vintage” in diamond engagement rings. It is all in the details. If a vintage engagement ring has dominant floral motifs, eternity symbols, etched metals, triple-set stones, and old-timey gemstones, such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds, then you can identify your diamond engagement ring as a vintage engagement ring. Back in the day, rose-cut and cushion cut stones were all the rage and people gravitated more towards yellow gold band with asscher-cut diamond engagement ring setting. To give a defined antique look to vintage engagement ring today, most designers opt for Micro-paved bands and mosaic arrangements that resemble an art-deco style.

Vintage engagement rings are one of a kind and can make your loved one fall in love with it on first sight. There is something special about vintage engagement ring, and even if they are not decades old, your loved one can feel like they are wearing a family heirloom. Choosing a unique engagement ring, like Antique Emerald And Diamond Engagement Ring and Unique Halo Round Diamond Engagement Ring from our collection, will ensure that this vintage engagement ring is one of the most important, well-loved, timeless and elegant piece of jewelry that your fiancé owns.

It can become a little complicated to find something that the love of your life will adore. First consider what stone you prefer. Most vintage engagement rings are characterized by their colored gemstones; however, if they are not your style, then you can choose a timeless diamond, in your vintage engagement ring. Our Blue Sapphire Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring, Ruby Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring and Vintage Round Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring are excellent representation of both these designs.

Choosing a band is one of the most difficult tasks and is often underestimated by buyers. It can change the whole look and feel of the vintage engagement ring and can make your vintage engagement ring design look completely different. Choose a gold band or a platinum one. It can be intricate like Vintage Round Brilliant Milgrained Diamond Engagement Ring or simplistic like Unique Cushion with Marquise Halo Engagement Ring.

The way you want your diamond engagement ring to be is completely dependent on you. Let it define who you are and what you like. A vintage engagement ring means that you don’t need to page through trends and modern interpretations of how a diamond engagement ring is ought to be. Follow your heart and choose something that you would be proud to propose with.

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How to Find a Unique Engagement Ring That Will Wow Her!

She loves you and you know it. If you feel confident that she will say yes, that doesn’t mean that you should discount the importance of a wow factor in your proposal. Seeing that surprised and shocked look on her face will be an ethereal feeling, one that you will savor for years to come. Choosing a diamond engagement ring that will surprise her and make her realize how importance a relationship is to you, is a big responsibility! So if you were thinking that getting out on the limb and choosing just any diamond engagement ring is the way to go, think again!

A diamond engagement ring is a promise of your love and it must be chosen with care and a lot of thinking, because when you put effort into choosing a unique engagement ring, trust us, it will show. Our experts at the Sylvie Collection have compiled a list of some amazing unique engagement rings that will wow her and everyone that sees it.

A Sparkling Surprise

If your girl is not a solitaire lover, choose a vintage engagement ring, like our Vintage Round Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring, that features a round center stone, surrounded by little gemstones. A big stone, cocooned by several smaller gemstones can provide a huge wow factor when looked upon. The overall effect of a collection of diamond or other gemstones in an utterly perfect vintage engagement ring will definitely make her say yes.

Dress Up a Diamond

An oval designer engagement ring is not on the minds of most people when they start to choose a unique engagement ring for their fiancé. However, choosing an oval shaped unique engagement ring, such as our utterly gorgeous Designer Double-Halo Triple Shank White and Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring, with an intricate and delicate floral print, an ornate band (preferably in yellow gold) will not only be spectacular, but unique. This kind of Victorian era ring will make her speechless and happy!

Go Modern

Modern diamond engagement rings are characterized by their sleek finish and no-nonsense, no-frills designs, and most women nowadays prefer them to vintage diamond engagement ring. If your loved one is one of them, choose a unique engagement ring, which is set into a sleek, high-gloss band with a cute and contemporary looking diamond at the centers stage, like our Classic Round Brilliant Side Profile Diamond Engagement Ring.

Geometric Madness

If oval or round diamonds don’t impress you, there is always a more geometric option to go for. There are several designer engagement rings, like our Designer Emerald Halo Engagement Ring, that are available in cool and eccentric geometric designs such as a triangle or any Asscher cut diamond engagement rings, surrounded by layers of octagon cut diamonds that are smaller in size, but are too gorgeous to say no to.

Piece By Piece Glamour

If you are not a one-diamond kind of person or the love of your life is crazy about designer engagement rings, then don’t fret, because there is a wonderful solution for dilemmas such as yours. It is not necessary that you have to have a single stone in your unique engagement ring. You can choose a ring, like our Unique Floral Diamond Engagement Ring, that features several smaller diamonds instead of one show stopping one. This not only brings down the price of the unique engagement ring considerably, but also helps procure a diamond engagement ring for her, that she would be proud to wear for the rest of her life.

A Little Get Together

If you cannot decide whether to choose gold or a platinum diamond engagement ring for her, don’t compromise and chose something that mix a little bit of both. There are many unique engagement rings available at Sylvie Collection that features both types of metal mixed together to produce a design that is feminine yet flattering and dainty. A unique engagement ring, like our  Vintage Style Rose and White Gold Halo Engagement Ring, with mixed metal accents will definitely make her realize that you have pulled out all stops to propose to her.

If she was planning to say yes anyway, these amazingly diamond engagement rings from Sylvie Collection will make that experience unique and surreal!

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Oscar Showstoppers: Get Inspired By the RedCarpet Diamond Jewelry

The place where diamond jewelry and sparkling gemstones make a splash every year is none other than the prestigious Academy Awards. No other red carpet has seen more vintage engagement rings, designer engagement rings, and designer jewelry than the Oscars. Top jewelry designers pull out all stops to bring the most spectacular and exclusive designer jewelry pieces to the red carpet, draped over the gowns of the chicest celebrities and most glamorous stars. These gems and diamond jewelry masterpieces make these starts shine brighter than the limelight they are photographed in.

1Here are some most talked about diamond jewelry pieces that can serve as an inspiration for your next diamond jewelry shopping spree, and to make you look like a million bucks.

Angelina Jolie

When Angelina Jolie walked the red carpet in 2009, she sported a pair of emerald earrings that complemented and provided a pop of color to her simple black gown. These emerald stunners were a cool$2.5 million a pair and their brilliance and shine held everyone in the vicinity spellbound. If you want your friends to gush over your diamond jewelry, get inspired from these emerald showstoppers and choose an edgier option like our Glamorous Black Onyx and Diamond Earrings.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron wore a custom Christian Dior white angelic gown and sported an extremely short crop of hair, which was styled to perfection. However, what really stopped everyone in their tracks were her choice of diamond jewelry and designer jewelry choices. Her diamond cuffs and a pair of diamond earringsmade her shine brighter than the crowd. Get a look at our Glamorous White Gold Diamond Hoop Earringsand the amazing Unique Diamond Bracelet to get inspired from Charlize’s look.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway sparkled with a 94-carat diamond necklace that made her red Valentino gown not a highlight, but an accessory, because every pair of eye was fixed on her necklace, which sparkledand made everythingelse seem dull in comparison. Our Pear Shape Style Diamond Pendantis a spectacular choice if you want to sparkle and dazzle like Anne.

Nicole Kidman

Talk about theoomph factor. The cascading rows of diamonds made the 2008 Oscars an event to remember. Thediamond fashion jewelrynecklace worn by Nicole Kidman beautifully complemented her black dress and was the star of the show. Get inspired by Nicole’s look and mimic the Australian beauty’sdiamond jewelrychoice by choosing ourUnique White Gold Pendant, which is understated and tasteful interpretation of a cascading diamond fashion jewelry piece.

JenniferGarner

2013 was a legendary year for diamond fashion jewelry, because JenniferGarner wore one ofthe most expensivediamond jewelry pieces ever worn on the red carpet. The dazzling diamondswere set in darkened platinum, that create a unique and edgydiamond jewelry look, transforming Garner into a dazzling beauty, dripping with diamonds and transfixing every eye in the room. Select our Designer Diamond Fashion Necklace and make sure you look beautiful and amazing in diamond fashion jewelry, regardless of the occasion.

Gloria Stuart

Gloria was a supporting actress in Titanic and reminiscedabout her role by wearing a diamond jewelrynecklace that resembled the “Heart of the Ocean”. She celebrated her nomination by wearing a deep bluediamond jewelry necklace that dazzled at the famous actress’s neckline, accentuating her blue silk gown. You can style your outfit with our dazzlingdesigner jewelry masterpiece,Blue Topaz and Diamond Pendant,and shine in a crowd full of beauties.

These are some of the most amazing Oscar diamond jewelry pieces that can now be a part of you designer jewelry collection. You can have an awe-inspiring effect on your audience by looking at our Sylvia Collection masterpieces and updating your diamond fashion jewelry collection and designer jewelry and diamond jewelry collection.

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One for You, One for Me. How to Choose Unique Wedding Bands.

Choosing Unique Wedding Bands for You and Your Husband

If you have a diamond engagement ring that you simply adore and makes you look forward to sporting a diamond wedding band that is both elegant and unique, then you carefully need to select a diamond wedding band that is customized according to your needs and preferences. You can choose a unique wedding band for you and your husband that matches and complements each other or is completely different from one another.

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There is no hard and fast rule regarding unique wedding band, and it is a ritual that is centuries old but is still embedded deeply in our traditional values. Many cultures support the double ring tradition, in which a bride wears her diamond engagement ring with her diamond wedding band. Most couples decide to get complementary or matching unique wedding band sets for one of three reasons, namely that you and your loved one has similar tastes and are a match made in heaven or that buy exchanging your diamond wedding band, you will become a single cohesive unit that respects traditions.

However, if you do decide to go a separate route with your diamond wedding band, it’s not a faux pas, because this way you can celebrate your individuality. Choose a ring that suits your skin tone, personality, personal style and preferences and can help you  avoid any complicated situation in which you have to pressure your spouse to choose matching bands that they simply don’t like! Remember a diamond wedding band is something that you will wear for the rest of your life, every hour of every day. Therefore, loving it is essential if you want to cherish it too.

Here are a few things that you need to think about, before making a trip to your trusted jewelers, to buy your unique wedding band.

Choose the band metal. Although gold is a traditional choice, like our Bezel Yellow Gold Diamond Wedding Band, platinum unique wedding bands, like Classic Milgrain Detail Diamond Wedding Band for women have become quite common. Men’s unique wedding bands have taken a more contemporary turn and diamond wedding bands are now available in unique metals such as titanium and tungsten.

Think about the color. Do you want a yellow, rose, black or white gold diamond wedding band? Yellow gold diamond wedding band is traditional, but if you are edgy and adventurous and want to celebrate your modern, eclectic nature, choose white, rose or gray tungsten metals, like our amazing Unique Modern Stackable Diamond Wedding Band, Prong Set Double Row Yellow Diamond Band and Multiple Pave Pink Sapphire Band. Any of these choices can be spectacular and stunning.

A unique wedding band can come in two finishes, a high-polished finish, like our spectacular Classic Braided Wedding Band or a satin or matte finish that have a softer appearance and can suffer through years of wears, tears and scratches easily.

Like a diamond engagement ring, a diamond wedding band can also be decorated with a gemstone of your choice. You can go the timeless route and choose a diamond, like the Diamond Eternity Band, or if your unique engagement ring features a colored gemstone, then choosing a matching unique wedding band, like our Classic Round Brilliant Diamond And Pink Sapphire Band, is preferable, as it will complete the diamond engagement rings and diamond wedding band set.

Design is crucial when you are designing your diamond wedding band. A unique wedding band design is primarily dependent on the design of your diamond engagement rings. However, for men it can go either way. If your unique engagement ring is contemporary and modern, choose a simple modern design and if it is a vintage engagement ring, then choose a matching diamond wedding band.

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What your May Emerald Birthstone says about you!

1Emerald is a symbol of rebirth, youth, and foresight. It grants its owner the gift of good fortune. This stone has been celebrated due to its feminist nature and nurturing qualities. Individuals born in May are loyal, faithful and predisposed to be lifelong friends and emerald is a birthstone that suits them quite nicely. Emerald is the traditional birthstone of May and is listed as the birthstone for Taurus and Cancer. Emerald is the name given to a specific green color that resides between 7.5 and 8 on the Mohs scale.

The word emerald is derived from the French word “esmeraude” and the Greek Root “Smaragdos”, meaning “green gemstone”. Although emeraldsare found in many countries, Brazil and Columbia are its primary producers. Emeralds have graced the hands of nobility and royalty for ages and due to their deep grass green color, with a slightlybluish tint, they have been revered for their unique beauty and peculiarity. Nowadays, many modern brides prefer a unique engagement ring or an emerald engagement ring, like our Glamorous Emerald Princess Cut Three-Stone Diamond Ring and Vintage Round Emerald Bezel Engagement Ring.

Emeraldgenerally has cracks and fissures and for this purpose, they are dipped in oil to eliminate or at least reduce the visibilityof these fissures and improve the clarity of the stone. Emeralds are delicate and are brittle, therefore special care must be taken while wearing them or cleaning them. Sylvie Collection features emeralds in their unique engagement rings, like our Glamorous Emerald Three-Stone Diamond Ring, vintage engagement rings, like Antique Emerald and Diamond Engagement Ringand unique wedding bands.

Our exclusive emeralddesigner engagement rings are becoming thecenter of attraction, due to their brilliance in both design and stone clarity and cut. Our 18k white gold antique-inspired emeraldengagement ring, with a 1.45-carat, bezel-set round emerald center stone, surrounded by 2.00 carats of diamonds, was recently featured in About Style, whichcelebrated the birthstone of May, by listing the mostcelebrated and beautiful emeralddesigner engagement rings, which areperfect for every budget. The article celebrated the originality of emeralds and stated that the quality of the emeralddepends on where it was sourced.

Mostemeralds are cloudy, with feathery fissures, which can be referredto as Jardin by the jeweler. However, if you want to put all your energies into finding a perfect sparklingemeralddiamond fashion jewelry piece, look no further than Sylvie Collection. If you want an emerald engagement ring, like Jackie Kennedy and Wallis Simpson, lookthroughour extensive collection of emerald engagement rings. One of the bestthings about emeralds is that they look equally impressive in both white gold and yellow gold and can be perfect for every budget.

We pride ourselves on designing diamond fashion jewelry that features emeralds as their primary stone. Our spectacular emerald diamond fashion jewelry and unique engagement rings have made many women happy. However, if you are looking for something other than a designer engagement ring, feel free to browse through our spectacular diamond fashion jewelry collection, which is filled with amazing and ingeniously designed emerald diamond fashion jewelry pieces that will be perfect for a special occasion or everyday use.

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How to Choose a Showstopper Diamond Engagement Ring

Choosing an engagement ring is one of the most special and memorable moments of your life, one that you will cherish for years to come. So why not make it extra special by choosing a spectacular diamond engagement ring? Don’t you just love it when you are the reason for their happiness and tears of joy? That split second of surreal happiness, combined with disbelief, shock and awe on your to-be-fiancés face will remain with you forever. Here is how you can choose the most spectacular diamond engagement ring for the woman you love.

Even before you set your foot inside a jewelry store, you should have comprehensive knowledge about the appearance of diamonds. If you are unsure about which kind of diamond engagement ring she would prefer, pay attention when she talks about jewelry, or ask her sisters or friends, they will be more than happy to help you out.

Check Out This Year’s Trends

Every year brings with it hundreds of trends. Just because diamonds are eternal doesn’t mean that their designs are too. Every year, jewelry designers change something about the stone settings and band metals to bring something unique to their clients. If your girlfriend has professed her love for one of the vintage engagement rings, like Princess Diana’s, then a halo engagement ring is one of the unique engagement rings available in the market.

Diamond Engagement Rings in Fashion

This year, some amazing options for diamond engagement rings are double-halo round diamond engagement ring with a carat oval diamond, a vintage-inspired rose gold pavé-set diamond engagement ring, cushion cut diamond halo engagement ring, rose gold halo engagement ring with a carat cushion cut diamond, or a round diamond engagement ring with split-shank design.

Don’t Think About the Price

Whatever you choose, remember don’t skimp on quality. An engagement ring is something you buy only once in your life. Make a powerful first impression and buy one of the designer engagement rings that shine brighter than the sun.

Find Out What She Likes

You must understand her taste in jewelry to buy her something that she would be proud to wear for the rest of her life. If she talked about a diamond engagement ring that one of her friends sported, pay attention and use that as a point of reference. Does she like a modern or vintage, gold or a platinum band? Does she prefer delicate jewelry pieces or is she more of a “make headlines” kind of a girl? Would she like ornate designs or sleek, no non-sense deign? Find out the answers to all these questions and do your research, before you even think about spending money on one of the diamond engagement rings.

Love is eternal and so are diamonds, so why not combine both of them into a perfect showstopper diamond engagement ring that will stop the heartbeat of anyone that sees it. It’s true that it won’t be cheap, but your love is priceless, so why shouldn’t the symbol of your love be anything less than that? Buy something, like a halo engagement ring, a   platinum engagement ring or one of the most amazing unique engagement rings, which your fiancé will be proud to show off. Show her how much she means to you by making the right choice.

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Bridal Guide Features Oval Engagement Rings from the Sylvie Collection!

The Sylvie Collection offers a wide variety of diamond engagement rings including fan favorites, the oval shaped diamond engagement ring. This year Bridal Guide featured 3 Oval Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings in their April Issue of “60 Stunning Oval Engagement Rings that’ll Leave You Speechless!”

Click here to read the full article.

 

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JCK Magazine Features the Sylvie Collection’s Fashion Ring!

It’s no surprise that the Sylvie Collection‘s latest line of fashion rings are all people can talk about! Check out this stunning white gold diamond fashion ring that was just featured in a fantastic editorial spread entitled, “The Buying Game” within the May issue of JCK Magazine!

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Erin Andrews Completes Her Look with a Stunning Sylvie Collection Fashion Ring!

TV personality and super star Erin Andrews had a whirlwind styling experience while getting ready for Dancing with the Stars. After some not-so-easy style changes, Erin completed her look with one of our favorite (and newest) fashion rings (Style #FR730) from the Sylvie Collection. Read more about the experience here on People’s Style Watch.

“TEAMWORK!” Andrews tells PeopleStyle about the experience — a topic she’d know something about, as a longtime sports reporter. “We made a quick decision we couldn’t fix the problem and changed the entire look in 10 minutes. I literally changed in an instant, like Cinderella. I have no idea how it all came together … but it did because everyone stayed calm and just went to work.” The final look? A laser-cut leather Catherine Deane dress, worn with Manolo Blahnik heels and jewels by Parade and Sylvie Collection.

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Complement Your Outfit with Vintage Inspired Diamond Jewelry

Are you planning for a friend’s wedding? Are you a bridesmaid or merely a guest at a destination wedding? Do you have to attend a black tie event? Have you booked a ticket for the Ascot or the Annual Charity Ball in your town?

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Preparing for an event is so much fun, but it can also be a cause of concern if you don’t have the appropriate attire. Sometimes having a great outfit is not enough. Important events that are close to your heart require you to make more than a half-hearted attempt of dressing up. When your dress seems drab and is not doing anything to enhance your natural beauty, it’s time to rely on vintage diamond fashion jewelry that lends you the shine that is just perfect for a special night out.

Finding your dream dress is just the beginning when you are preparing for a special event. You might think that purchasing the dress is a job well done. However, a dress is not the only thing that is required to make you stand out as a beautiful woman. Anyone who has seen the Maid in Manhattan will realize that a perfect dress, combined with a little pampering and show stopper vintage diamond fashion jewelry can make everyone’s eyes linger on you for more than a second.

A perfect designer jewelry piece, like a showstopper diamond wedding band, can stop the hearts of women and make you the centre of attention in any room. Such is the power of diamond jewelry. It is completely up to you what you want to wear. If your dress is a Michel Kors sequined sheath, choosing an understated vintage designer necklace or drop earrings in platinum, with marquise and round diamonds,and a vintage engagement ringcan help you look sophisticated and graceful.

However, if you are wearing Eli Saab style monochromatic-hued gown with no ruffles or shine, choose a statement accessorylike a platinum engagement ring highlighted with a cathedral yellow sapphire. Remember to add a pop of color, if you have chosen a dark hued or monochromatic dress. Although the right makeup, shoes and hairdo can make quite a statement, having the right diamond jewelry at your disposal is just as important.

A diamond cuff braceletin rose gold is theperfect example that if gold and platinum don’t catch your fancy, there are a lot of other metals, jewelrydesigners are working with nowadays,to cater to the eclectictastes of their clients. Another thing you must consider, is the suitability of your vintage jewelry and vintage engagement rings. Jewelry must always complement the color of your dressand even the neckline. Who can forget Angelina Jolie’s Lorraine Schwartz 115-carat Colombian emerald drop earrings that complimented her black high slit gown,and made her the centre of attention on the 2009 Oscars?

Outshining the crowd is not something that comes naturally to everyone, so why not add vintage diamond jewelry and designer jewelry to your outfit to elevate it. Vintage jewelry is one of the most exotic and exquisite accessories that defy their price tags and are perfect for glamour events and sophisticated garden luncheons. A simple pearl string necklace is a perfect accessory for a debutante rehearsal dinner. Or if you are looking for something upscale, try vintage diamond jewelry that can make any outfit shine, regardless of the occasion.

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