Thursday, October 2, 2008

A Diamond is Forever

Every girl dreams of the day that her Prince Charming will kneel in front of her, declare his love and propose marriage. And it just so happens that the engagement ring is my favorite part of the process!!! The following fun facts are about some famous engagements and the amazing rings that followed.

~ The first known diamond engagement ring was give to Mary of Burgundy by Maximilian I in 1477.

~ America's sweetheart, Grace Kelly wore a stunning 12 carat diamond and emerald engagement ring given to her by Prince Rainer of Monaco.

~ Elvis Presley gave his bride, Priscilla, a 3.5 carat engagement ring surrounded by 21 carats for their Las Vegas wedding.

~ Princess Mary, the daughter of Henry VIII, is known to have had the world's smallest engagement ring. She was only two years old when betrothed to the infant Dauphin, the son of the King of France.

~ And of course, who can forget the stunning ring given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. Known as the Krupp diamond, this 33.19 asscher cut diamond was only to be outdone by his later gift of the Cartier diamond, a D-color, flawless 69.42 carat diamond ring!!!! Yes, please!!!!

1 comment:

BB said...

WOW! So jealous! All of those rings though, I would be scared to wear outside my house, or think about how heavy those would be! Interesting post!

Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
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  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.