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New Magnolia Circle Drop Earrings

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New Magnolia Circle Drop Earrings

I oxidized and finished these Magnolia Circle Drop Earrings that I designed last week. They're the latest addition to the Magnolia Collection. I'm currently test wearing these before listing them online. xo, Christine

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Statement Earring Inspiration: Designing the Magnolia Circle Drops

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Statement Earring Inspiration: Designing the Magnolia Circle Drops

My favorite everyday earrings are the Magnolia Stud Earrings. Based on the center pistil of the magnolia flower, these studs are geometric and high-contrast, yet simple and small. I love them so much that I wanted to create a more dramatic version for going out at night. I envisioned large dangle earrings with a radial pattern and a simple French wire ear hook at the top. I milled the first prototype of the Magnolia Circle Drop Earrings, and decided that the simple spoke design wasn't cohesive enough with the center of the earrings. This test wax confirmed that the size...

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10 Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

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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

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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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