Most Popular Engagement Rings as New Styles Emerge in 2018

By Jenna Fish July 26, 2017
Tacori Petite Crescent Split Shank Round Bloom Engagement Setting

Trends of popular engagement rings fluctuate over the years as new styles emerge. Here are six hot engagement trends among the modern-day bride to consider when deciding which style best suits you.

Split Shank

Engagement rings with split shanks give a fashion-forward and architectural feel to an...

What Makes Henri Daussi Unique: Q&A with Jeff Daussi Loots

By Jenna Fish July 24, 2017
Henri Daussi Ring

Henri Daussi, headquartered in the heart of New York City, was founded over 60 years ago in Antwerp, Belgium by Henri Daussi Loots, cutting some of the world’s most beautiful and brilliant diamonds. We, at J.R. Dunn Jewelers, are proud to introduce the Henri Daussi line to our family representing incredible craftsmanship and design in each and every piece.


One June afternoon, we sat down with Jeff Loots, grandson of the founder of the company who...

When is the Best Time to Buy a Diamond Ring?

By Jenna Fish June 29, 2017
Ritani Engagement Ring

Recently, we were asked to provide an expert opinion for an interview with Beyond4Cs; a website dedicated to consumer education. Over 100 industry experts were interviewed including appraisers, wholesalers and retailers.


Here's the excerpt of our response from the write up:


Any time of year is the right time to profess your love and devotion to that special someone. However, Spring has...

The Top 10 Jewelry Styles and Trends You Need to Know

By Jenna Fish June 23, 2017
layered bracelets

When it comes to layering and stacking pieces, the more the merrier! Combining stacks of rings, bracelets, necklaces, and even earrings are increasingly sought after. This look is not only for women, but also wears well for men. Incorporate dainty pieces among bolder bangles, having fun with textural differences for a flawless, on-trend look. Traditionally more of a fashion jewelry look, stacking is more recently becoming a bridal look as well. Photo Credit @zoechiccojewelry


Two-in-one rings are a great option for those who love the layered look, but have trouble putting pieces together. There is...

Mine Diamonds vs Man Made Diamonds the Real Difference

By Ciara Johnson June 16, 2017

Mined DiamondsDiamonds have been considered an exceptionally valuable commodity that has been mined and traded for many centuries. They first found commercial notoriety in India during the 4th century BC, the diamond capital moved from India to Brazil during the 1700s and then to South Africa where the infamous Kimberley Mine was found in 1866. Through the years, the diamond industry has experienced many evolutionary and revolutionary changes in the way we use diamonds and in more recent years there has been innovations in how they are being created; from the mine to the laboratory. In the mid-1950s scientists started growing man-made diamonds but were.....

Four Basics to Buying the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

By Jenna Fish June 14, 2017
The Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring

When making the decision to purchase a diamond engagement ring, it is not unusual to feel a little intimidated on knowing what to look for. It is likely a big investment and is important to educate yourself first to ensure lasting quality.

From the cut of the diamond and the metal of the band to the details of the different settings—it can be quite overwhelming. That is why we are here to educate you so that you can.......

Engagement Ring Trends - Hottest Styles for 2017 / 2018

By Jenna Fish June 9, 2017

Simply Tacori East-West Engagement RingsEvery year, jewelers from around the world gather in Las Vegas for the JCK jewelry show, showcasing the hottest and most sought-after trends among the industry. The hot trend this year dominating the show are east-west engagement rings, going against bridal traditions as we know it.

East - West engagement rings showcase the diamond being....

Top 10 Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas that Express Your Love

By Jenna Fish May 25, 2017

Engraving a special message inside of yours and your partner’s wedding bands is a lovely way to add sentimental value. Some jewelers only offer machine engraving, while others will also have hand engraving performed by skilled craftsmen. On average, machine engraving is more affordable being around $30 for 15 characters. Hand engraving adds a special touch and is usually a bit more expensive, around $75 for 8 characters.

Before you consider engraving your wedding bands, you should be absolutely sure of a few things....


12 Romantic Proposal Ideas to Ask for Her Hand in Marriage

By Jenna Fish May 10, 2017

So you’ve found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Planning how to pop the question can be nerve-wracking and overwhelming. It’s a moment you will cherish for the rest of your lives. So how do you make it personal? What if he or she sees it coming? We’ve curated a list of top romantic ideas to inspire you, while still being unique to your relationship.


For the Hopeless Romantic

For the Hopeless Romantic

If your soon to be fiancé always has been that classic, hopeless romantic…try not to over think it. What will really take her breath away are the little details—think numerous tea light candles, a private setting, rose petals, nice music, and champagne.


Plan a night on the town that you....

5 Ways to Find Out Her Ring Size Without Letting Her Know

By Jenna Fish May 9, 2017

Proposing to your one and only can be nerve-wracking enough—planning all the little details of the proposal to make it a memorable moment that will last a lifetime. The last thing you want is for her to say yes to spending forever with you, but be unable to slip the ring over her knuckle.


Most brides imagine this moment being a surprise, leaving you in the position to guess their ring size. The most accurate way to size a ring is....

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