Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
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Everyone loves a traditional wedding registry that includes every essential accoutrement for feathering a newlywed nest. That said, some wedding guests choose to take some creative leeway by gifting the newlyweds with uber-special personalized gifts. We have curated such gifts in our fantastic list by including personalized gifts for couples that further style or functionality — or both. So commemorate the couple's big day with these one-of-a-kind items from Neiman Marcus, Uncommon Goods, Shutterfly and more.
Taking advantage of the long Fourth of July long weekend for your wedding celebration? Tones of red, white and blue will add sizzle to the shindig. Our country's birthday invites you to imbue your wedding with classic Americana motifs. Plus, planning a patriotic party allows you to create a laid-back and casual wedding vibe.
Think out of the box when orchestrating your Fourth of July wedding. Rather than the traditional white flower girl dress, choose gingham. Instead of fancy ties or ascots, have your groomsmen wear red, white and blue bowties. Then, finish the affair with sparkling fireworks!
To guarantee that there are no cold feet at a wedding, buy some stylish socks for the groomsmen. Fun prints abound in men's sockwear, from those featuring vintage Mickey Mouse illustrations to adorable dogs to the Rolling Stones' iconic tongue-and-lips logo. Because stylish men's socks offer guys the primo opportunity to energize their ensembles, look for funky, colorful sock sets that will bring chic to their feet.
The dual traits of fun and quality are a rarity in men's socks, but we've curated a list of socks that accomplish both. Groomsmen socks make awesome wedding party presents, so seek out yours among the favorites that we found at ASOS, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
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KRIS table, console table, coffee table or desk. Multi functional - solid beech wood legs and table frame and high gloss white tab...le top made of particle board is simplicity and beauty combined into one whole. It perfectly reflects the atmosphere of... read more
Features: -Reversible panel can be on the left or right side. -Adjustable levelers. Desk Type: -Desk shell. Top Color: -White. Bas...e Color: -White. Top Material: -Manufactured Wood. Base Material: -Manufactured Wood. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to... read more
Tempered black glass top with radius corners. Contoured hardwood legs. Solid wood drawer box with drop-front drawer for keyboard a...ccess. Full extension ball-bearing guides. Recessed jet black drawer hardware. Lower display shelf for storage. Made from... read more
Mermelada Estudio's design, with clean lines and minimalist form, lets your books, knick knacks and decorative pieces do the talki...ng. Sleek narrow bookcase offers open storage perfect for the office. Works well with the Ryder desk and file cabinet.... read more
Mermelada Estudio's design, with clean lines and minimalist form, lets your books, knick knacks and decorative pieces do the talki...ng. Sleek wide bookcase offers open storage that stands alone or tops the Ryder 4-drawer file cabinet for a modern mix of... read more
" Step up. Natural coir with solid stripe lines up at the door for a clean entry. Made of 100% coir that's dyed, woven on a powerl...oom then cut into smaller sizes. Inviting in the entry, the porch or anywhere you want a little natural texture. Ryder... read more
Mermelada Estudio's design, with clean lines and minimalist form, lets the tone, grain and movement of suar wood do all the talkin...g. Sleek file cabinet holds legal and letter files in four push-to-open drawers. Works as a base for the Ryder wide... read more
" So inclined. Sleek and architectural, wood desk designed by Jannis Ellenberger is a dream from every angle. With its warm tones ...and graceful grain, solid sustainable acacia wood offers a center drawer that flips down front for easy typing, as well as... read more
" snake charmer. Divine gray shagreen is corner-office luxe on a minimal modern frame. Designed by HettlerTulllman, striking slim ...profile desk is completely wrapped in faux embossed snakeskin-like shagreen, completely by hand. Braced by an open... read more
" Executive order. Stainless steel with brushed-brass finish outlines a metallic desk with definitive purpose. Simple form advance...s to statement piece with a modern mix of finishes. Two polished brass drawer fronts open to black powdercoat-finished... read more
" major promotion. This beauty just might have you volunteering for a little weekend work. Old-world elegance of white Banswara ma...rble works a modern angle on a brilliant brass base. A cue to its quality, hi-gloss lacquer is hand-applied to the frame... read more
" Hard workspace. Thick concrete slab lays a wide open surface ready for business. Desk's top sits on two solid concrete legs that... curve inward bringing slightly feminine detail to Mark Daniel's solid industrial design. Learn about Mark Daniel on our... read more
" Shadow play. Smoky tint gives our classic acrylic desk an edgy, dramatic update. Floats in the room without taking up too much p...ermanent visual residency. Thick-cut plexi in one seamless turn adds clean mod feel to the office or any workspace. CB2... read more
" One sleek piece. Rich acacia wood desk stylishly downsizes for space in the office, entryway or bedroom. Discreet sleek dual dra...wers organize desk supplies and papers, keys and mail perfect entry console, even cosmetics makes a great vanity, too. CB2... read more
" Up against the wall. All the right angles for all the right stuff. Three fixed acacia veneer shelves stained a warm mid tone bro...wn ladder a squared metal tube frame powdercoated carbon. Space-saving modular design allows for dramatic repetition down... read more
" Modern maple. Solid maple-framed clock adds handcrafted, artisanal touch to shelves or desktop in sleek, minimal form. Made with... 100% USA-sourced materials, each clock is designed and assembled by hand in Detroit. -Handmade -Solid hard maple frame... read more
" height of white. Minimalism scales to the max in clean, pristine white. Sleek desktop surface and three shelves ladder sky high ...a CB2 record high at 8 feet in engineered wood with glossy lacquer. Slick powdercoated aluminum frame with hidden hardware... read more
" Pitch black. Minimalism scales for small spaces in rich black. A taller version of a CB2 favorite, sleek desktop surface and thr...ee shelves ladder up in engineered wood with dark lacquer. Powdercoated aluminum frame with hidden hardware accentuates... read more
" Noteworthy. Midcentury is deconstructed and there's an unfussy genius to it all, says Fred Segal of their eclectic approach to f...urniture design. This timeless wood and metal desk is one of those pieces you'll have and love for basically ever. Solid... read more
" Work from home. Modern metal desk works hard to look chic round the clock. Minimalist black metal frame creates an airy base for... sleek marble top. Learn about Ceci Thompson on our blog. CB2 exclusive. -Designed by Ceci Thompson -Metal frame -Marble... read more
" Industrial revolutions. Nifty metal office worker in industrial black powdercoat rolls into place on four wheels. Two wheels loc...k. Go for the full Go-Cart collection to complete the look. CB2 exclusive. -Steel with a black powdercoat finish... read more
" industrial revolutions. Nifty metal office worker rolls into place on 4 commercial wheels and 1 brite white powdercoat. 2 wheels... lock. Also in carbon. Coordinate with a modern office chair for a stylish and functional space. -Steel with a white... read more
" This works. Hi-Gloss White Desk is corner-office luxe on a minimal modern frame. Designed by Hettler.Tulllman, striking slim pro...file is completely covered in chic white lacquer. Braced by an open structure brushed-nickel frame, silhouette is the... read more
" Work from home. Warm wood and metal desk works hard round the clock. Two sets of drawers makes plenty of space for desk accessor...ies, with bottom drawers designed for hanging files. Marble top always keeps tip-top form. Learn about Ceci Thompson on... read more
" Work from home. Warm wood and metal desk works hard round the clock. Set of drawers make space for desk accessories, with a bott...om drawer designed for hanging files. Minimalist black metal frame creates an airy base for marble top that always looks... read more