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Opal and White Gold: the Perfect Match

Opals are one-of-a-kind gemstones that vary in color, size, and shape. These stones represent faith, hope, confidence and serve as the October birthstone! Opals hold so much meaning and no two are exactly alike.

When paired together, opal and white gold become an instant staple to your jewelry collection. At Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak, we have earrings, necklaces, and rings to help you achieve your dreamy opal and white gold look.

Opal & Diamond Infinity Drop Pendant

Showcase your opal stone in a unique shape. This dainty infinity pendant features a gorgeous opal center stone, surrounded by 32 diamonds that are sure to catch the sparkle of any room. Looking for a matching birthday gift for your bestie?

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Best Royal Engagement Rings: Find Your Royal Engagement Ring Replica

Everyone should feel like royalty on their wedding day and looking to the royal family for ring inspiration is a no-brainer. Their fashion and etiquette are rooted in regal tradition. Colored stones and vintage settings are often seen on the hands of royal women, but elegance and luxury don’t have to come at a royal price. At Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak, you can find your royal dream ring and feel like Princess Diana on your wedding day, and every day.

Princess Diana of Wales iconically wore a blinding sapphire engagement ring, but that wasn’t the only blue stone in her collection. Princess Diana famously switched out her engagement ring for an emerald-cut aquamarine ring with white diamonds and set in 24-karat gold in the late 90s. Today, that same aquamarine ring can be seen on the hand of Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Here are two of our favorite look-alikes:

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Engagement Ring Selfie: 10 Steps to a Better Ring Selfie

Your new favorite and most meaningful piece of jewelry just hit your left ring finger: what’s next? Somewhere in between calling your loved ones and scoping out possible wedding venues, you’re going to want to share the news on social media. Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat have taken the place of traditional engagement announcements that were once shared in local newspapers. Sharing the news to your network of online friends can be a fun way to make things personal, tell the story of your love and how it happened or simply show off your new bling.

You absolutely don’t have to be a professional to snap a gorgeous ring selfie. Follow these 10 tips and tricks from your friends at Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak to land the perfect engagement selfie.

#1 Treat yourself to a manicure.

Don’t worry if the love of your life popped the big question in between your nail appointments - after all, there really is no better time to treat yourself! Schedule a manic

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Buyer's Guide: 6 Things to Consider When Buying An Engagement Ring!

Purchasing an engagement ring is likely one of the most important purchases you will make. An engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment; it’s the promise of a loving and beautiful future for you and your partner. But the process of purchasing an engagement ring shouldn’t be stressful! While it’s definitely an investment, it’s still an incredibly exciting step!

Whether you’re a by-the-books pragmatist or a die-hard romantic, an engagement ring purchase will take you out of your comfort zone.

We’ve put together a list of things to know when buying an engagement ring, so you can make sure you’re informed and ask all of the right questions throughout the process. Keep reading for a list of the top 6 engagement ring questions you should be asking and considering before you pop the question! Check these six practical considerations off your list

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"When Should I Take OFF My Engagement Ring in the Summer?"

Summer is officially in full swing. While there is nothing better than soaking up the sun, hitting the lake or the pool and spending time at night under the stars by the campfire, there are tons of activities that happen during the summer that put your diamond wedding band or diamond engagement ring at risk.

Let’s face it; jewelry care probably won’t be top of mind during your fun in the sun. While the summer is (hopefully!) your chance to relax, you might have a bit of anxiety about when to take off your engagement ring, and may even have some more specific questions, like, can I shower with my engagement ring? Can I wash my hands with my engagement ring? Can I wear my engagement ring to the beach? 

So, when

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Summer 2021 Top 3 Women's Diamond Wedding Bands

While engagement rings tend to steal the spotlight when it comes to marriage-related jewelry, wedding bands shouldn’t be overlooked. Wedding rings are symbolic and are a practical expression of your love, commitment, and union with your significant other. Plus, they add a little extra sparkle to your ring finger! At Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak, we offer a large selection of timeless and traditional wedding bands. 

This summer, diamond wedding bands and

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What Jewelry to Wear to Your Engagement Photo Session

Engagement photos are one of our favorite modern wedding traditions. Your engagement photo session gives you and your partner the perfect opportunity to capture your love at one of its most special times. Aside from sharing these photos on Instagram and Facebook so everyone can marvel at your engagement ring and tell you what a perfect couple you are, (c’mon - we know you’ll spend hours deciding which pics to post!) these photos will likely be used for your save-the-dates, on your website with your registry information, and even your wedding invitations! Plus, you’ll definitely get at least one of your favorite shots framed… so you have to look your best! 

While the outfit (or outfits!) that you chose for this photo session is important, the accessories that you wear play an important part, too. It will be super helpful to decide what you are wearing

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Do Men Wear Engagement Rings?

Engagement rings for men are all the rave. Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak are here to help answer all of your questions about this latest trend.

Can Men Wear Engagement Rings?

The answer is YES. Engagement rings, and more specifically, diamond engagement rings, for men have gone from unusual to totally acceptable and fashionable. While this is a recent trend in the United States (searches for male engagement rings have skyrocketed by 66 percent!) in other countries such as Brazil and Sweden, it’s actually a longstanding tradition for men to wear engagement rings. 

 

What Does a Men's Engagement Ring Stand For?

Like engagement rings for women, a “man-gagement” ring is a symbol of the promise of marriage, devotion and commitment. There’s no reason why a groom

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Gemstone Engagement Rings & Their Meanings

Gemstone engagement rings are all the rave this summer and are a colorful way to add sentimentality and personality to your engagement ring. Here is a quick guide on the meaning of gemstone engagement rings to help you decide which colorful ring is perfect for you or your bride-to-be! 

 

Aquamarine: Beautiful blue, like a tropical ocean, an aquamarine gemstone engagement ring is a romantic choice. Aquamarine symbolizes love, courage and communication. This gemstone reminds you to express your love daily, making it the perfect stone for an engagement ring. We recommend this stunning Emerald-Cut Aquamarine & Diamond Ring in 10k White Gold. Plus, aquamarine is said to have healing powers! 

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Best Wedding Day Jewelry for the Bride

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…traditions are special, especially when it comes to weddings! Wearing “something old” represents a bride’s past, while wearing “something new” symbolizes a couple’s happy future. “Something borrowed” is supposed to be something from someone happily married, so the good fortune rubs off on the new bride, and “something blue” denotes fidelity and love. While these “somethings” can be anything from hair pins to ribbons to earrings, it’s no doubt that on your wedding day, the jewelry that you wear is incredibly significant. 

Your expert friends at Rogers & Hollands and Ashcroft & Oak have tons of unique and special wedding day jewelry options to help you feel even more fabulous on your big day. We can only guess that mom has been in your ear about what you should wear… but sometimes, mother doesn’t always know best! This day is all about

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