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Feb 14

Wedding season has not really got into full swing yet but for those who love a bit of celebrity gossip there are plenty of confirmed – and no so confirmed – star studded nuptials on the horizon for 2014. It is fair to say that most have given up on either Brad Pitt and Angelina Joile or Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux ever getting hitched so if either couple do actually make it down the aisle in 2014 it will be a surprise bonus. There are other couples though who are more likely to make the move from engaged to hitched in 2014. Here are some of the nuptials we are looking forward to most:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

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When it comes to big proposals and BIG engagement rings Yeezus himself was not going to be outdone when it came to wooing Kim Kardashian. That is why he rented out a baseball stadium to pop the question and then proceeded to seal the deal with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond – really, 15 carats. Rumours now have the couple getting hitched in such insane venues as the Palace of Versailles and outer space but wherever they do it Kanye has promised it will be ‘big’.

Ashley Simpson and Evan Ross

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This pair are probably as famous for their relatives as they are for themselves, as Ashley tends to be overshadowed by big sister Jessica and Evan’s mom is none other than Ms. Diana Ross. However after a relatively short 6 month courtship Ashley and Evan announced they had become engaged over New Year’s in Hawaii. Ashlee’s ring is truly a one off, a Neil Lane exclusive design that the celebrity jeweler has called ‘one of the most beautiful I have ever created’

Snooki & Jionni LaValle

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She is already a mom and now reality star Snooki is getting set to marry long time fiance Jionni sometime later this year. Snooki’s style has seriously changed since the early days of GTL and ‘Jersey Shore’ and the beautiful square diamond solitaire that she has been sporting for a while now really reflects that.

Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood

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BBC radio One DJ Fearne and musician Jesse (yes his dad is Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood) already share an adorable little boy together, Rex and over the New Year Jesse finally popped the question and presented his quirky girlfriend with a very unique ring that certainly matches her style to a tee. The big question now is will Jesse be able to persuade his Dad and his mates to serve as the wedding band?

Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards

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With the news that this pair were engaged 1/5 of the world’s hottest boy band officially went off the market. The One Direction star picked out a gorgeous ring for the Little Mix star which she debuted at the One Direction movie premiere ahead of the pair making a formal announcement on Twitter.

So of all of these gorgeous gents who do you think did the best job of picking out just the right engagement ring for his beloved?

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Melanie Rivera

Melanie has over a decade of experience in the world of content creation and blogs in a number of different niches. She especially enjoys writing about the things she loves, which include fine jewelry, especially beautiful diamonds.

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12
Nov 13

Scheduling an engagement photo shoot has, over the last several years, really become to norm for most engaged couples. And for good reason. They offer a couple the chance to get some really great professional pictures taken in slightly less stressful environment than the wedding itself, they can be added to invitations and save the date cards and they simply make great mementos in any case.

Most engagement shoots are rather stylized and many have a theme. This can however be something of a double edged sword though as it can go rather wrong, as this selection of the worst – and some of the weirdest – engagement photos we have ever seen sadly demonstrate.

The ‘arty’ photographer

In the case of some of the very worst engagement shoots it is rather easy to tell that the couple were the victims of a photographer with lofty artistic goals and ‘avant garde’ ideas that they could just not quite pull off. These pictures seem to be prefect examples:

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Too Gory

We understand liking horror and zombie movies, or being big fans of the ‘Walking Dead’, but we don’t quite understand why these couples thought that reenacting them would be a great idea for engagement photos…

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Just Too Much (or Too Little) 

Engagement shoots are supposed to produce photographs that can be shared not only t the time but for generations to come, with one’s children and eventually grandchildren for example. We can’t help but think these couples will have an awful lot of explaining to do in the future as to just what the heck they were thinking when they decided to wear this few clothes for a formal photoshoot:

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Weird but Kind of Wonderful

Some people are shameless geeks and very proud of that fact. Although these photos might seem rather strange choices for an engagement shoot for the geeky among us they actually look rather cool..

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So tell us, which of these do you think is the worst?

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Melanie Rivera

Melanie has over a decade of experience in the world of content creation and blogs in a number of different niches. She especially enjoys writing about the things she loves, which include fine jewelry, especially beautiful diamonds.

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Oct 13

Receiving an engagement ring is, for many women, one of the happiest and most exciting occasions in their life. After years and years of assisting our customers with engagement ring purchases, we at PrimeStyle know that everyone has very different ideas about just what constitutes the perfect engagement ring . But we do have to wonder just what the gentlemen who purchased these engagement rings (and their potential fiancees) were actually thinking when they opted for them.

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We love diamonds, we love gemstones and we love rose gold, but this combination of what are all wonderful things is just a little too OTT and blinged out for our tastes.

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Speaking of bling we can only assume that this ring was created with the ultimate party girl in mind. However, wearing a fake margarita as an engagement ring may be cool (to some) when you are in your twenties but we would think that explaining to the grandkids why Grandma’s engagement ring looks like this might take some doing.

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Brad Pitt is good at many things; acting, looking good, raising a rather large number of kids, but we do have to question his taste in engagement rings. Pitt designed both the diamond heavy ring he gave to Jennifer Aniston and the odd, Christmas cracker type offering he presented to Angelina Jolie more recently and both are rather awful. But if the ladies liked them we guess it’s all OK.

150 carat diamond ring

This ring is completely crafted from diamonds, 150 carats of them in all, so at least the recipient knew her beau thought that she was worth splashing some cash on. However, it does look a lot like something Superman might wear, rather than an engagement ring.

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Diamonds are a girls’ best friend and if you ask most ladies they could never get enough them if only they had the cash. Putting them all together in a single ring like this though, maybe not such a great idea.

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There is really not a lot we can think to say about this one except ‘OOWWW’. And wonder just how the wedding ring is going to figure into the equation.

So, what do you think, which of these engagement rings is the worst? Or have you seen uglier ones? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Melanie Rivera

Melanie has over a decade of experience in the world of content creation and blogs in a number of different niches. She especially enjoys writing about the things she loves, which include fine jewelry, especially beautiful diamonds.

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21
Oct 13

When most ladies think about their ideal engagement ring they envision a sparkling diamond – or more than one – set into an elegant precious metal setting – the kinds of stunning pieces that are made and sold every day at PrimeStyle. But their are always those who prefer to think further – a lot further – outside the box than others might ad opt for an engagement ring that is far from conventional and sometimes even downright strange.

Of these rather unusual choices some are more mind-boggling – and certainly very creative – than others. Here are a few examples that we found to be particularly striking:

Photo Credit: Tamrakar

Photo Credit: Tamrakar

The Photo Ring

One enterprising groom commissioned a British design house, Tamrakar, to create a photo engagement ring for his fiancee. The ring, which is crafted from sterling silver, features a mini lens at the front and a tiny transparent slide at the back which, when light is shone through it projects an image of the bride to be and her betrothed onto any plain surface in front of it.

Photo Credit: Paul Michael Bierker

Photo Credit: Paul Michael Bierker

The Droid Ring

Joe and Emily, both tattoo artists, have a shared love of all things ‘geeky’. Before proposing, Joe designed an intricate engagement ring that was based around none other than R2D2 from ‘Star Wars’. In order to bring his vision to life he commissioned Philadelphia designer Paul Michael Bierker, who works for a company called Customade. Apparently Emily and her friends were so impressed with the ring that Paul Michael has since created several similar rings for other ‘geek girls’.

Photo Credit: Sanrio

Photo Credit: Sanrio

The Hello Kitty Ring

Hello Kitty has been a global phenomenon for over two decades now and her popularity extends to as many grown women as little girls. Therefore it is not too much of a surprise that among the extensive range of Hello Kitty merchandise that is available there is a Hello Kitty engagement ring. The ring can be purchased in silver tone or gold tone and features dozens of Swarovski crystals surrounding the familiar cute cat’s face.

Photo Credit: Pathetic Peripatetic

Photo Credit: Pathetic Peripatetic

The Tardis Ring

On the face of it, this engagement ring looks relatively normal. Fans of the long running BBC TV series Doctor Who will know otherwise though. The diamond and sapphire ring is actually designed to evoke thoughts of the TARDIS, the time travelling police box that has been a part of the show for 50 years.

The ring was created, initially as a ‘concept piece’ by a designer called Pathetic Peripatetic, in, he said, a moment of boredom. Such was the reaction from Whovians though that he put it into full scale production.

Photo Credit: Va La Jewelry

Photo Credit: Va La Jewelry

The Starfleet Ring

Not to be left out, another huge community of sci-fi fans, Trekkies, can also purchase an engagement ring that pays homage to their favorite show. The ring is shaped like the famous Starfleet insignia and features a single white sapphire in a sterling silver setting and was created by Va La Jewelry and is also available in white gold with a more traditional blue sapphire accent.

Photo Credit: Brandi Miller

Photo Credit: Brandi Miller

The Gamer’s Ring

There are actually a great many ladies as well as gentleman who are avid console video game players. The recipient of this ring is one such girl. The ring is designed to mimic the controls on a PlayStation 3 controller.

Photo Credit: Art and Gems

Photo Credit: Art and Gems

The PokeRing

This is another ring that began its life as a one off concept piece. Fashioned after a PokeBall and dubbed the Pokemon Trainer’s Engagement ring it is made up of simulated gems and sterling silver (and there is a wedding band to go with it) Again, due to popular demand the ring, created by a company called Art and Gems, has recently gone into production.

So, which of these unusual rings is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Melanie has over a decade of experience in the world of content creation and blogs in a number of different niches. She especially enjoys writing about the things she loves, which include fine jewelry, especially beautiful diamonds.

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Oct 13

There are many elements that make up the perfect wedding day, all of them vital to the overall success of the day, but some more than others. The perfect venue, that beautiful bridal gown, a wedding ring that is just right and of course, an amazing wedding cake.

In many cases today’s wedding cakes are far more elaborate than ever before, mini works of art that not only compliment the wedding’s theme but capture the essence of the interests and personalities of the couple getting married as well. Some are breathtakingly elegant in their beauty while others are quirky and amusing and still others are about as extravagant and over the top as you can get.

Here we have gathered together some of what we think are the most amazing wedding cakes of 2013. Take a look at them all and see if you agree.

Photo Credit: Sam's Cakes

Photo Credit: Sam’s Cakes

The Cascade of Flowers

Some brides still want a wedding cake that is rather traditional in design but still has a real wow factor that will astonish their guests. This amazing cake, created by an Arizona based company Sam’s Cakes, is a vision in pink and white with its cascade of roses and its dizzying eight layer height. The pink gum roses alone apparently took more than an hour and half to place and that work was not undertaken until the cake was delivered to the reception venue!

Photo Credit: Charm City Cakes

Photo Credit: Charm City Cakes

Retro Perfection

T.V. fans may remember Baltimore based Charm City Cakes and its head pastry chef Duff Goldman from the show ‘Ace of Cakes’. The company produces a great many unusual and eye-catching creations but we were particularly enamored with this colorful retro gem that would be the perfect choice for a modern bride looking for an edgy, but not too over the top wedding cake.

Photo Credit: Confetti Cakes

Photo Credit: Confetti Cakes

The Scale Model

This cake was a near perfect recreation in miniature of the happy couple’s wedding venue, a restored Victorian mansion in upstate New York. The clever people at the New York City based Confetti Cakes were so ken to make sure that every last detail of their creation was faithful to the original that they took paint chips used in the real thing’s remodeling process to ensure that the colors of their icing matched exactly!

Photo Credit: Cakelava

Photo Credit: Cakelava

Inky Perfection

Cakelava, a Hawaii company, were asked to create a wedding cake for the nuptials of local two tattoo artists. Taking the ocean as their inspiration as well as the bride and groom’s profession they created this vision in black and white that is adorned with koi fish and crashing waves.

Photo Credit: Debbie Does Cakes

Photo Credit: Debbie Does Cakes

The Fashionista’s Cake

The challenge for the California based company Debbie Does Cakes was to create a confection for a bride with a serious passion for shoes. The cake version of these stylish Christian Louboutin heels may have have been as expensive as the real thing however as they were adorned with no less than 250 hand placed Swarovski crystals.

Photo Credit: Maison Laduree

Photo Credit: Maison Laduree

Let Them Eat Cake

That was the famous line attributed to the tragic last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, to whom this stunning creation is an homage. The elegant and intricate topper was even created by world renowned Parisian macaron house Maison Laduree and certainly qualifies as the most elaborate wedding macaron we have ever seen.

Photo Credit: Cookie Craze

Photo Credit: Cookie Craze

Every Child’s Dream

Any child attending the wedding at which this ‘cake’ took center stage must have thought they were dreaming. This is however really a cake that is completely comprised of Oreo cookies. We just hope there was a lot of milk on hand that day as well!

So, now that you have seen them all, which of these stunning wedding cakes appeals to you the most? Let us know in the comments below.

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Melanie Rivera

Melanie has over a decade of experience in the world of content creation and blogs in a number of different niches. She especially enjoys writing about the things she loves, which include fine jewelry, especially beautiful diamonds.

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