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The Hard Truth About Trendy Engagement Rings

Curious about those trendy iridescent moonstone engagement rings? What about the cool southwestern vibe of turquoise in yellow gold? As a custom jewelry designer, lots of clients come to us wanting chic, unconventional center stones like moonstone, opal, pearl and...

From the ASJ Archives: 2011 Branding Inspo

In celebration of our upcoming 5th Birthday, we’re going deep into the archives to share memories as we lead up to our 5 Years of Sparks Anniversary Party on September 27th. This week, we’re going way back in time to 2011...when “Rolling in the Deep” was number one,...

Local Jewelers: Why You Should Work With One

There are endless benefits when it comes to shopping locally, and this extends to doing business with local jewelers and local jewelry stores. When it comes to fine jewelry (engagement rings especially), you want to feel confident that you’re getting the highest...

Moissanite v Diamond : What’s the difference?

If you’re comparing the differences between a moissanite and a diamond, you probably want the glam look of a diamond but aren’t interested in either the price or the potential ethical implications. Moissanite is a great alternative to diamonds and it’s quickly...

Proposal Rings

What is a proposal ring? This tiny, sparkly object has a big job. It signifies the next big step in your partner and your’s relationship - ENGAGEMENT! First things first: a proposal ring is most often referred to as an engagement ring. An engagement ring has long been...

Shopping for Engagement Rings Together

Shopping together for an engagement ring may seem like the perfect solution to a common problem for most men: how could you pick out an engagement ring for her when you couldn’t even begin to imagine how to pick out a pair of jeans? But then there’s that pesky...

How Much Should an Engagement Ring Cost?

Ready to put a ring on it? If the idea of proposing to your significant other is crossing your mind, so is the potential price tag. So how much should an engagement ring cost? Though there are several preconceived rules, the choice ultimately varies per person. As...

Wedding Planning 101: Planning the Big Day

Photo courtesy of Alison Vagnini Weddings and Calluna Events.  The love of your life just got down on one knee and asked you to marry them. You're ecstatic, over the moon, and probably a bit emotional. But all of those amazing feelings can quickly transform into...

Should You Propose Around the Holidays?

‘Tis the season - not just for the holidays, but for holiday proposals! In previous years, you may have noticed an uptick in pictures of couples announcing their engagement between November and January. This festive period evokes all kinds of romantic and sentimental...

How To Figure Out Ring Size, Secretly

Picking out the perfect engagement ring for your partner can be intimidating, but you also need to know how to figure out ring size secretly, if you want the proposal to be a surprise. This may seem like an impossible task, but we’re sharing tips and tricks to...