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Becca Luna

Becca Luna
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Luxury goods aficionado. Writer for Ritani.com
Real engagement advice from a real couple

You know she is The One — congratulations! Now what? For soon-to-be fiancés, the prospect of finding the perfect engagement ring can seem overwhelming. Relax, because our real-life Ritani couples are here to help! These three couples are sharing their tips, tricks and everything they wish they knew before starting the process. What factors are the most important when shopping for an engagement ring? For Ritani customer Ben Dillon, cost was the first big question he had to answer. At first only remembering the oft-quoted standard of spending 3 months’ paycheck on an engagement ring, “cost was a HUGE immediate factor —...

Mimi So’s iconic jewelry collection is admired for its playful spirit, artful style, and expert craftsmanship. Now, the New York City-based jewelry designer to the stars dishes on her signature style, partnership with Ritani, and the trends to look forward to. How did you get your start in jewelry design? I grew up in the business and learned from both of my parents. This early introduction to their work ultimately turned into a love affair for jewelry. It inspired me to attend Parsons to develop my eye for design. What do you love most about creating fine jewelry? I love that I will...

Woman in coffee shop reading a book

Obsessing over your fall wardrobe? Updating your jewelry and accessories can be one of the easiest ways to give your closet the revamp it needs.  This season is all about making a statement; trends from bold pearls to 90s punk-inspired chains have the power to transform any outfit they are paired with.  Here are the top fall jewelry styles that we can’t wait to incorporate into our wardrobe. Pearls These aren’t your grandmothers’ pearls (though we love those too)! This season, pearls are everywhere – from earrings to stacked bracelets to chunky, multicolor strands.  Coco Chanel was the first designer to...

Adored by brides, halo engagement rings are a signature style of Ritani. Halo rings feature a central round stone surrounded by a “halo” of smaller diamonds or gemstones. This setting not only looks gorgeous, but it also offers benefits that many couples desire. For example, halo settings can make a center stone look up to half a carat larger, which means you can choose a smaller stone without sacrificing perceived size. Beyond its good looks, the halo engagement ring was inspired by architecture and art movements. Have you ever wondered the history of the halo engagement ring? History of the...

Happy couple romantic proposal in city

Now that you’ve selected a ring, it’s time to pop the question. There are hundreds of ways to get down on one knee, but you only get one chance to come up with the perfect proposal. It's important to consider ways to incorporate your own relationship and what your sweetheart likes to make it even more special for the two of you. Consider if she wants something intimate and private or an elaborate public proposal. We’ve gathered a few ways to pop the question throughout each season and included “pro-tips” to up the ante even further and really impress her....

404 ct diamond rough

Earlier this year, a 404-carat rough diamond worth about $14 million was found in the African country of Angola. The diamond, which was 7 centimeters long, and the largest ever found in the region, has since been split into hundreds of brilliant diamonds. It takes hours of cutting and polishing to turn a rough diamond into something sparkling and beautiful, but have you ever wondered how exactly a diamond is cut? Read on to discover what it takes to turn a rough stone into a precious cut, jewelry-worthy diamond. The Actual Diamond Cutting Process The process of how diamonds are cut...