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Vintage Inspired Engagement Rings

More and more brides are now looking to the past for inspo for their bridal bling. We love vintage engagement rings for their distinctive elegance, personality, and history. Vintage engagement rings are more than just a standard center stone and diamond-dusted...

5 UNIQUE CELEBRITY ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Getting married? You may not be a celebrity, but that doesn't mean it's not your time to shine like one. If you're searching for the perfect ring with a little more flair than the average, take a lesson from these 5 celebrities whose rings have become perennial...

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...

10 Handmade Engagement Rings You’ll Swoon Over

Tired of the same boring engagement rings? These are nothing like the mass-produced rings you’ll find at jewelry stores.   Here at Abby Sparks Jewelry we are experts at unique, handcrafted engagement rings because every ring that we make is one of a kind and...

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 can’t even buy her a pair of jeans? But then there’s that pesky societal expectation that the...

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...

An Inside Look at Five Years of Sparks

Last Thursday we celebrated Five Years of Sparks, ASJ's fifth anniversary party. This is a huge milestone for my company and I'm so happy we got the chance to celebrate it right. I wish I would have made a toast at the party but I was caught up in the...

Five Years of Sparks: Sneak Peak

Last Thursday we celebrated 5 Years of Sparks, ASJ's Fifth Anniversary. From a giant champagne balloon installation to opulent bouquets, here's a sneak peek at our magical night. Photography thanks to Amanda Roesser and Jillian Bryan.

My Advice on Starting a Small Business

Now that it’s been 5 years in business, more people are regularly asking me, “How did you start your business?” “Was it easy?” “Did you have to give up a lot in order to take this leap?” “How did you know what to do?” “Was the timing right?” “Were you...

Opal Engagement Rings: Meaning, Durability, and Types

“There are worlds in an opal.” - Terri Guillemets Anyone who has seen a shimmering, iridescent opal knows how mesmerizing the stone’s cosmic colors are. Ethereal and unexpected, opal engagement rings have recently become a go-to for bohemian-leaning brides looking for...

Why I Started Abby Sparks Jewelry

In celebration of ASJ’S upcoming 5th Birthday, I am going deep into the archives to share memories as my company leads up to its 5 Years of Sparks Anniversary Party on September 27th. Many of you know me and have worked with me directly, but an ever...