'Tis the season - Proposal Season - when thoughts pop into lovers' minds about popping THE question. And according to the all-knowing Google, December 25th is the #1 day for becoming engaged.
There's speculation it's due to all the festivities between November 1st and January 1st when we gather with family and friends to share in various celebrations.
No matter the reason, it is a busy time of year and looking for the perfect engagement ring is high on many a list!
What's also high on many lists is an engagement ring that is unique and truly represents a couple's love more substantially than an ordinary, cookie-cutter diamond solitaire.
Tell me, who wants vanilla ice cream when you can have rutti-tutti fresh and fruity ice cream, right?
Pearls have played a part in wedding attire for centuries, but over the past few years, it's not only pearl-adorned wedding gowns or pearl earrings and necklaces seen on the walk down the aisle.
It so happens that pearl engagement rings have been trending in recent years.Both Emma Stone and Ariana Grande became engaged with pearl rings.
Emma Stone's pearl engagement ring features a lustrous Akoya pearl, surrounded by diamonds.
Ariana Grande helped design an assymmetrical pearl and diamond ring for her nuptials.
Pearls are an excellent choice for bridal engagement rings - in my opinion.
Yes, pearl wedding rings are being seen on brides worldwide. The growing popularity of the pearl engagement ring trend is causing quite a stir - and here's why.
Recent trends show couples of all ages crave unique and personalized experiences and items - from home décor to vacation destinations, cars, clothes, food and more.
More than not, recently engaged couples are shunning conventional templates typical of the wedding scene.
While being more intentional with their weddings by focusing on heightened personalized details to ensure guests have good experiences, as mentioned in Brides.com, they are opting for more non-traditional ceremonies - from bold to incredibly intimate ones.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck recently tied the knot (in 3 different ceremonies, no less!!) ... her pearl-laden wedding dress and large White South Sea Pearl and Diamond Engagement Ring were played starring roles. Photo courtesy of Vogue.
From celebrities like J. Lo creating a dazzling and romantic pearl wedding dress to every day couples tailoring their clothing, jewelry and photography, modern weddings have become a way to showcase your personal style and love story as a couple.
White South Sea Pearl "Hera" Solitaire Engagement Ring by Pure Pearls - perfect for the modern bride who is looking for a sleek, minimalist aesthetic.
Contrary to their (mistaken) reputation as being prim, proper and old-fashioned, the truth is, pearls are anything but prim and proper!
Yes, they are timeless and classic. I mean, what coveted gemstone isn't? But they are undeniably also versatile, unassuming, and even a little mysterious.
Pearls are known for more than just their beautiful, lustrous looks, too. Behind the pearls' iridescent layers, there's a deeply symbolic and rich history. Mark my word; they are the symbolic champion for love, marriage and engagement rings!
Pearls symbolize purity, loyalty, integrity and wisdom, which embodies the very essence of marriage in general. They are important traits couples look for in each other and their relationship.
Today's soon-to-be-wed also embrace the pearl wedding ring trend because it's an unconventional choice. They crave the rich, historic vibe and special meaning associated with pearls.
Their history and symbolism is steeped in lore and legend, imbuing these gems with particular meaning.
And, of course, those with a pearl ring on their finger love the attention the eye-catching gemstone receives.
Another factor for pearls' spike in popularity as an engagement ring is the customization factor. Pearls come in many sizes and luscious colors, making it easy to pair them with any color gemstone, diamond, or precious metal - thus enhancing the unique factor.
Pearl engagement rings can be found in every pearl type and color, from white to black and even pink!
Pearl engagement rings are timeless and traditional while being unconventional, very of-the-moment and even a bit edgy. What other colored gemstone can do this as effortlessly as the pearl?
Just think of all the boxes you can tick off your list with a pearl engagement ring!
Finding the Right One (your life mate) is much more challenging than choosing the right pearl engagement ring, and although I can’t help you find your soulmate, I can help you find the right pearl ring!
After you finish this post, you’ll want to hop over to our post HERE, where we walk you through how to find an amazing pearl engagement ring at up to 80% off standard retail prices AND show you 23 of the best pearl engagement rings any bride-to-be will drool over!
Here’s a sneak peek of a few important facts covered in our more detailed post.
Not all jewelry brands publish their pearl quality or grading criteria. Because grades are not standardized across brands, you will want to research each brand’s grading criteria and compare them. If they can’t give it to you when you ask…RUN!
At Pure Pearls, our philosophy revolves around providing remarkable quality pearls, and we tailor each order to your specifications. Plus, we offer a 90-day trial period so you can check out the quality of our pearls vs. that of other brands. Pretty awesome, right?
With many jewelers selling pearl engagement rings now, it’s essential to do your research and choose a high-quality option.
Typically, you’ll find the best value at an online pearl boutique like Pure Pearls. You will also find great quality at a high-end luxury retailer like Mikimoto. You will pay for brand recognition when you purchase from a high-end luxury retailer with a well-known name.
We adore the elegance of Tiffany's Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Victoria Engagement Ring - utterly classic! The Tiffany Victoria Collection is one of our favorites.
You may also find pearls at traditional jewelry stores, retail stores, and even online at places like eBay, but we recommend avoiding them. You could end up paying entirely too much for a mid-quality pearl, and be left feeling ripped off.
Pearl types resonate differently with each person. With your budget in mind and your style preference, research to find the pearl best suited to you and your lifestyle.
At Pure Pearls, we specialize in bringing you the finest pearls directly from pearl farmers, enabling us to deliver the highest quality at the lowest price.
Please reach out to me with your questions. We have a team of experts ready to help you find the pearl engagement ring of your dreams!
Cheers to the happy couple!!
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