Engagement Rings Get Technicolor

JCK, one of the jewelry industry’s premier magazines, just published this article on trends in the bridal jewelry market. We love the look of a traditional solitaire engagement ring, but brides want a halo with their veil–make that a halo engagement ring. Other notable trends: colored gemstones, like sapphire and aquamarine. One of our favorites is by AGS Member Jack Abraham,  the emerald and ruby halo engagement ring featured below.




If you are planning on popping the question, this one is for you: If you haven’t heard about our Perfect Proposal Toolkit, check it out. The Toolkit, available through February 15, 2013, offers a quirky collection of tips and suggestions for planning the perfect proposal, as well as a contest to win a trip to Las Vegas.

Perfect Proposal Website
Located on the American Gem Society website, the online resource offers consumers fun and unique suggestions for traditional and non-traditional proposals, recipes for romantic dinners, a list of the top mistakes to avoid when proposing, proposal trends, and many more tips on Pinterest and Twitter.

Perfect Proposal Hotline
The hotline, 1-855-GROOM2B (476-6622), provides recorded recommendations including tips on planning the proposal, how to select a quality diamond and what to do if things don’t go as planned.

Perfect Proposal Contest
Through a partnership with Vegas.com, The Official VEGAS Travel Site™, the Perfect Proposal Contest, gives entrants the opportunity to win a three-day/two-night trip to Las Vegas. (airfare, hotel, show tickets and dinner,) along with a $1,000 gift certificate, valid at any of the 1,700 AGS member jewelers in the country. Ideal for those who want to get married, or, spend a weekend honeymoon in Las Vegas. Full contest rules are listed on the contest website.