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Becca Luna

Becca Luna
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Luxury goods aficionado. Writer for Ritani.com
Drop a valentine's day hint

Does the man in your life tend to struggle and stress about what to get you for special occasions? From obvious to subtle, here are ways to help him figure out what you really want for Valentine’s Day. V-Day can be a source of stress for many. Significant others scramble to get an overpriced bouquet of flowers at the last minute or desperately search for the perfect gift. If that isn’t enough, there’s the card to buy, the dinner, movie or other “romantic” outing to be planned. We get that it can feel overwhelming (or worse, underwhelming) at times. That...

Las Vegas is one of the most entertaining places to visit -- occasionally referred to as “Sin City.” World renowned for gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment and nightlife, some also call it “Disneyland for Adults.” If you’re craving a fun, romantic getaway or entertaining the idea of an over-the-top proposal to the love of your life, Las Vegas might be the perfect place to visit for a memorable holiday. Due to its increasing popularity, Vegas is often quite busy. The most popular destinations are on Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as “The Strip,” lined with luxurious hotels, neon vistas and...

Selection of Ritani diamonds

Congratulations, you’ve decided to propose! Now, you’re faced with a series of complex decisions to start the journey to marry the love of your life, including, but not limited to: budget, selecting the right diamond, setting and band, and finally, planning the perfect proposal. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help you through the process of picking the best diamond you can buy. Our goal is to try to make this process a little easier for you by providing “Pro Tips” from our diamond expert, Josh Marion, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. Read on...

Classic Emerald Engagement Ring with Diamond Band | Ritani.com

An emerald cut diamond evokes elegance, strength and modern traditions. The shape is loved by sophisticated and badass brides like Amal Clooney and Beyonce, with many brides admiring its ability to show quality more than other fancy shape diamonds. Rare, dramatic and distinctive, an emerald cut engagement ring is for a woman with confidence. Origins Of The Emerald Cut The “emerald cut diamond” or “emerald shaped diamond” dates back to the 1500s when stonecutters first started cutting true emeralds into a rectangular shape. Emerald gems (unlike diamonds) are soft and prone to breaking, but a stonecutter discovered that “stepped” facets gave...

wedding portrait at sunset

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You have a lot to worry about: what you’re wearing, the location, the ceremony, the reception, your wedding party, RSVPs, catering, etc.  The last thing on your mind is probably wedding pictures and how to look and feel good in them. Wedding pictures are one of the most important parts of the whole event, as that’s how you’ll remember and share your wedding day. Here are our 10 tips to ensure you take the best wedding photos possible. Choose the Right Photographer First things first, great wedding photos...

Of the ten most popular diamond shapes, the cushion cut is also one of the most popular styles among today’s brides and celebrities. This antique, romantic design originated in the 18th century, and was centered around large open facets that emphasize the stone’s color and clarity. Traditionally, cushion cut diamonds had tall crowns, deep pavilions, wide facets and a very large culet. Related: The Anatomy of A Diamond You’ll find most of these cuts in jewelry from the Georgian (1714-1837) and Victorian era (1837-1901), where they reflected the soft glow of candlelight. As electricity came into homes and businesses, the specific allure of cushion...

Blue Sapphire Heart Engagement Ring

Here at Ritani, we love diamonds, but we also believe that your love story is unique; we know that you might want something other than the traditional diamond engagement ring. There are plenty of handcrafted, romantic alternatives to the “traditional” diamond engagement ring, many of which offer greater value and just as much sparkle. Many couples consider gemstone engagement rings: A vibrant and cost-effective alternative to diamonds. Many precious gems are rarer than diamonds (rubies, emeralds, and sapphires) and they are less expensive. Over the centuries, cultures across the world have contributed to the legend and meaning surrounding gemstones; each...

In the world of diamond cuts, similar shapes are grouped together into families: brilliant, step cut, mixed, and rose. Every diamond cut family has its own set of unique pros and cons. This means that there is no “one cut fits all” strategy for getting the best diamond--certain shopping tips that are great for one diamond shape won’t be good for another. A Short Introduction To Step Cut Diamonds A step cut diamond features eight lines running down the sides to draw the viewer's attention to the center of the stone. It also has stepped facets running along its length and...