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Planning & Inspiration

Link Roundup: News & Inspiration

To start the week off right, we decided to share a few links to news and inspiration that the Bride & Blossom team is talking about today.


Following Sotheby’s sale last week of a flawless 100.2 carat white diamond, here’s a great piece on the most expensive diamonds ever sold. And surprise – colored gems like the famous Pink Star top the list. Fantastic inspiration if you’re shopping for a unique engagement rings featuring colored stones.
Priciest Diamonds in the World: 4 Stones That Shattered Auction Records



 In a single day in 2009, Ellen McCarthy became the wedding reporter for The Washington Post and broke up with her boyfriend of nearly two years. At age 30, she was suddenly a chick-flick cliche, interviewing florists and wedding planners between crying spells and dutifully smiling through conversations with blissful couples. Fortunately, her book’s resemblance to a Katherine Heigl movie ends there.

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Planning & Inspiration

Solar Ring from Van Cleef & Arpels

Solar ring

From Van Cleef & Arpels’ new Peau d’Âne collection, the exquisite Solar Ring is crafted in yellow gold, and features a 16ct cushion-cut yellow sapphire, surrounded by smaller sapphires and diamonds.

The jewels in this collection tell the story of classic French fairy tale, Peau d’Âne, which was made into a 1970 film starring Catherine Deneuve. Radiant with the golden light of the sun, this ring is part of the Happy Marriage chapter of the tale told in gems, and would make an extraordinary anniversary gift. See more here.