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Brenna Ferrentino

Brenna Ferrentino
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Content Manager at Ritani

Engagement ring shapes and styles come and go, but some are here to stay. Here are the top engagement ring trends of 2019 that we saw at Ritani. Most Popular Diamond Shapes of 2019 Round-shaped diamonds were the #1 choice for engagement rings in 2019, making up 48% of sales. This classic shape creates the most sparkle and looks beautiful on any finger.  The second most popular choice for engagement rings was cushion-shaped diamonds. 17% of Ritani customers chose cushion-shaped diamonds.  The third most popular choice: oval-shaped diamonds. This shape has become more and more popular each year - 10% of Ritani customers...

“Wedding season” is the time when a majority of couples tie the knot, ranging from May to October. Of course, you want to be able to attend all of your close friends’ weddings, but traveling and buying gifts can get expensive. Here’s how to survive the wedding season on a budget. 1. Be selective. During peak wedding season, you’ll likely receive multiple invites - but you don’t need to attend every wedding you are invited to. Couples completely understand that not everyone they are inviting to their wedding will actually be able to make it. Of course, you should make an...

Looking for a meaningful and personal gift? Celebrate your loved one’s personality with a trendy zodiac pendant! Astrology has exploded in popularity in recent years amongst millennials. Each pendant outlines every sign’s unique constellation using diamonds. All of our pendants below are available in rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold. Each one is carefully handcrafted in New York using ethically sourced metals & diamonds. Aries (March 21st - April 20th) Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries are known for being courageous, enthusiastic, and determined.  Aries Pendant - $950 Taurus (April 21st – May 21st) Taurus is the second sign of...

Your wedding will be one of the most memorable days of your life full of joy, family, and dancing. While you spend time planning for the ceremony and reception, it’s important to take care of yourself along the way. We spoke with Madelana Escudero (@itscalledbalance), a recipe developer & Gaiambassador on which foods you should nourish your body with before your wedding. Which foods should you eat leading up to your wedding in order to feel your best? Why? Real food! Fresh produce items and foods with very few ingredients provide a ton of nutrition and a balanced diet, keeping you satisfied...

heart shaped diamond rings

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and it’s got us thinking about heart-shaped diamonds! This inherently romantic diamond shape is perfect for pendants, earrings, and engagement rings. They’re perfect for someone looking for a more non-traditional engagement ring or anniversary gift. Make sure to follow these guidelines when shopping for a heart-shaped diamond. The 4 Cs Cut Cut has the greatest impact on the appearance of a diamond - a well-cut diamond will create lots of sparkle. Choose a Very Good cut grade for your heart-shaped diamond. Color Heart-shaped diamonds have a brilliant facet pattern which is great at concealing color. Choose a near-colorless diamond (G...

eternity-bands

An eternity ring (or eternity band) features diamonds going all the way around the ring, creating an endless circle of diamonds. Eternity rings symbolize never-ending love. They differ from half eternity rings, which feature diamonds going halfway around the band, with the bottom half of the ring comprising of precious metal. Eternity rings are frequently gifted to celebrate milestones, like an anniversary or as a push present. However, you can use an eternity band as a wedding ring - there is no strict rule saying otherwise.  Eternity rings come with varying stone shapes like round cut diamonds, princess cut diamonds,...

Everyone is buzzing about pearl engagement rings ever since Emma Stone received a gorgeous pearl engagement ring from her fiancé, Dave McCary. Pearls symbolize loyalty, integrity, generosity, and purity, making them a fitting choice for your engagement. They’re an elegant and unique choice for an engagement ring. They’re also much more affordable than diamonds. But are pearl engagement rings a good idea?  On the Moh’s scale, pearls have a hardness of 2.5-3, meaning they can easily be scratched. (For reference, diamonds are the hardest and rank at 10 on the Moh’s scale - only diamonds can scratch other diamonds.) Because...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPm-VrUdeos Youtuber Cameron Niemela knew he had to pop the question, so he turned to Ritani for the perfect ring. Cameron came to our New York factory to come watch his pear cut engagement ring be made. Check out this video to see how engagement rings are made!