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Kirsty Wareing

Kirsty Wareing
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Kirsty Wareing is Ritani's Content Editor. With a background in fashion and luxury jewelry, she is passionate about bringing Ritani's story to life. Her areas of expertise include diamond and gemstone education, jewelry trends, and industry interviews.

You’re planning on wearing your engagement ring for the rest of your life. That means you want it to reflect your personal style – be that classic, modern, or something more unique. Here’s what each diamond’s shape says about the woman wearing it. Round Diamonds It is by far the most popular shape – and with good reason. A round brilliant shape is the original ‘modern’ cut, developed in the early 20th century. Consisting of 58 facets, a round is designed to produce as much sparkle as possible. The quintessential cut, its versatility means you can set it in a halo, finish...

The stunning rainbow of garnet hues celebrates January birthdays. As the first month of the year, this time is characterized by hope, thoughtfulness and renewed focus. The January birthstone is said to bring peace, prosperity and good health to the home. Some even called it the “Gem of Faith.” Naturally occurring in a range of vibrant, beautiful colors, there’s a perfect piece of garnet jewelry for everyone. The name “garnet” is derived from the Latin word “Granatum,” which roughly translates to “seeds.” This is thought to be a reference to the seeds of the dark red pomegranate, which garnets resemble. While...

We often hear from customers who are looking for a truly unique engagement ring. While every Ritani ring setting can be paired with your choice of diamond, a custom design means that you work with us to decide every aspect of the ring. Here are some recent creations that are both stunning and inspiring in their radiance.   A twist on the popular halo engagement ring style, this design features a double band of braided platinum that meets at the setting’s head. As a custom halo ring, French-set diamonds surround the center stone. Diamond rings for men can be just as dazzling,...

While most months are traditionally associated with one gemstone – September with sapphires, for example – October is one of the few that has two birthstones. Opal and tourmaline are two very different gems, offering those born in October a choice - over which speaks most to their unique tastes.   The Qualities Of Opal Iridescent and often with a milky tone, opals have been considered bringers of good luck since the Middle Ages.  Opal is the product of seasonal rains that drenched dry ground in regions such as Australia’s semi-desert “outback.” Best known for its flashing rainbow colors called play-of-color, there are two broad...

Ritani is proud to introduce a new collaboration with Yoko London. As the world’s finest pearl jeweler, the London-based brand sources the most lustrous pearls in a rich palette of colors. Paired with the extraordinary brilliance of diamonds in iconic jewelry designs, the effect of each piece in this collection is utterly mesmerizing. Here are just a few of the most stunning styles. A smooth pink pearl brings a romantic quality to this extraordinary cocktail ring. Surrounded by swirls of over 1 carat of round pavé diamonds, 18kt white gold complements each stone’s cool sparkle. The organic curves of this...

Round diamonds have long been the most popular choice of shape for engagement rings, with over 50% of Ritani customers opting for these types of center stones. Their symmetrical cut and exquisite brilliance complement almost any engagement ring setting, with a timeless appeal that will be enjoyed for decades of wear. That said, more and more people are considering distinctive fancy cut shapes like cushion and emerald diamonds. Here are a few things to consider in order to make the right choice for you and your engagement ring. Fancy Diamond Cuts May Be More Affordable There are a number of reasons why...

Minimalist, versatile and always appropriate: bar pendants are popular for a reason. Whether set in classic white gold or rich yellow gold, adorned with diamonds or left plain and polished, a bar pendant can be the perfect finish to almost any jewelry look. Here are five styles our customers currently adore. Classic, elegant and balanced, this diamond bar pendant is a timeless nod to the trend. Set with 0.25ctw of round diamonds, along the full length of its horizontal white gold bar, the piece brings a subtle sparkle to both everyday and occasional looks. Shaped in a curve, this yellow gold...

It’s a possibility that nobody likes to really think about. You’ve found the perfect person, you know you’re ready to get engaged, and they pop the question. Your answer is yes, and you’re super happy, but… the ring isn’t exactly what you’d hoped for. Here are a few ways to deal with this tender and emotionally loaded problem without hurting your spouse-to-be’s feelings. Don’t Feel Guilty We’re not at all advocating that you act ungrateful about your new engagement ring. What is important, though, is that you stop yourself feeling ashamed, guilty, or calling yourself superficial for thinking the piece isn’t...