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Check out the New Custom Design Form

engagement & wedding rings

Check out the New Custom Design Form

Ready to order a custom piece of jewelry? Fill out my brand new Custom Design Form and I'll get started on your bespoke piece right away! Maybe you're talking about getting engaged, but you don't want to seem pushy to your significant other? Fill out the Custom Design Form and send your SO to www.christinealaniz.com. I'll have all your info on file for when they're ready! xo, Christine

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How to Pick the Right Matching Wedding Band

engagement & wedding rings

How to Pick the Right Matching Wedding Band

There are two basic types of wedding bands: straight and contour. A straight wedding band is the more classic style. It's a continuous, uninterrupted circle that represents the eternity of a marriage pact. A contour wedding band is a more modern variation that is made to follow the contours of your engagement ring. Below, you can see how an engagement ring with a woven, pavé shank would look with the two different types of wedding bands. Some engagement rings, such as this one, work with both kinds of wedding bands. More unusual engagement rings, like the antique ring below, are...

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Sketchbook Love: September 2017

engagement & wedding rings

Sketchbook Love: September 2017

  It's engagement season! I've been designing a number of custom engagement rings this month, so my sketchbook has been filled with ideas for halo rings, one-of-kind solitaire stunners, and vintage-inspired engraved rings. xo, Christine

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10 Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

engagement & wedding rings

10 Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

Ever wonder what all of the different diamond shapes are? Today we're going to talk about ten of the most common shapes. This first image shows ten different shapes of diamond, all approximately 1 carat. You can see that they appear to be very different sizes, yet they're all the carat same weight. Carats are a unit of weight specific to gemstones. Round - This is the most classic, timeless shape. Because round brilliant diamonds are perfectly symmetrical, they have the brightest sparkle of all the gemstone shapes. Oval - A close cousin of the round, ovals give you a...

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How to Get the Engagement Ring You Actually Want

engagement & wedding rings

How to Get the Engagement Ring You Actually Want

I design engagement rings for a living, so this is a topic that comes up on a regular basis. How can women make sure they receive an engagement ring they love, while still getting a surprise proposal?   This might be easier than you think. Start a Pinterest board! Figure out the essential style elements that are important to you:   What shape stone do you like? Round, princess cut, marquise, oval... Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum? Is a classic solitaire important to you, or do you crave more bling? Are you a vintage lover, or are...

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