Reese Witherspoon's engagement ring was the only ring on her left hand during their engagement. Photo Source:

Out with the Old [Jewelry]?

So I notice that when women get engaged and married, their new ring takes the spotlight on their left hand. Other jewelry isn’t found on other fingers of the engaged or married hand. Unless you’re of the lucky few (especially in this … Continue reading »

Men Spending Less on Engagement Rings

Breaking news! Men are spending less on engagement rings according to The economy is taking its toll not only on weddings, but now on the universal symbol of love and commitment, the engagement ring. The topic of how much an engagement … Continue reading »

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Part 2 (conclusion) – White and Ivory

White and Ivory 2 Cardinal Park Dr SE # 201B Leesburg, VA 20175-4401   J was introduced at church to someone who worked at a small jewelry store called White & Ivory. It was near Leesburg Outlet. Upon entering, we saw … Continue reading »

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Part 2 (continued) – Dominion Jewelers and Blue Nile

Dominion Jewelers   Their radio advertisements focus on custom jewelry at half the price of designer jewelry. I was intrigued by the idea of designing the engagement ring so J and I checked it out. It’s a small location with rings on … Continue reading »

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Part 2 (continued) – Mervis Diamond Importers

Mervis Diamond Importers 1900 Mervis Way Tysons Corner, VA 22182   Mervis actually provided us with some of the best follow up and service. They didn’t pressure us to buy and they even went the extra distance to order a sample … Continue reading »

J. Phoenix Designs

Blinded by the Shiny

I’m kind of like a raccoon, in that I’m attracted to almost all shiny things, but not all shiny things are best suited for everyday use, and this was not something that I realized as I ooed and aahed over every piece … Continue reading »