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.
The white ball gown remains the iconic wedding dress for a princess bride. Think: Cinderella, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Such wedding gown imagery is bound tightly within our collective memories, yet modernity has brought many a twist to the time-honored silhouette. One is the wedding jumpsuit. Another recently popularized style is the two-piece wedding ensemble, a new choice for the iconoclasts among us. The two-piece bridal outfit allows a bride various options. With a crop top and skirt combo, fit brides can subtly (or not so subtly...) flaunt their washboard abs. A voluminous skirt paired with a simple, structured top creates a stunning display. A slinky skirt and form-fitting top can allow for movement within structure. Here, we've made it a cinch to find your two-piece wedding gown by listing amazing options from Nordstrom, Etsy, David's Bridal and more.
A blushing bride with a dewy glow, lush lashes and flushed lips: Doesn't that sound like a pretty picture? You can create it. Use your inner beauty as your canvas, then bring your creative talents and some artist-worthy glowing beauty products into the mix. This is how you can amp up your natural beauty for the big day. We love the high-low nature of beauty products that can be found in one spot, via Walmart, which offers high-end brands such as Guerlain and NARS, as well as affordable brands like L'Oreal and Revlon. We've curated a list of glowy skin and makeup products, including bronzer, highlighter, lip gloss and more, for a wedding day look from Walmart that won't break the bank.
Luggage is a purchase you only make once every few years (hopefully), so it's important to shop wisely. While you're of course looking for quality travel gear that's durable and roomy, you don't want to go broke before you've even gotten to the airport. Wedding and honeymoon planning is expensive enough — so avoid spending a small fortune by shopping luggage from stores like Kohl's and Walmart. The luggage sets ahead are functional, fashionable and, best of all, affordable — they're all under $150.
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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Smoky dewdrops are scintillating as they quiver from golden vines in the original design of these earrings. Jantana crafts the 24k... gold plated sterling silver earrings by hand with smoky quartz totaling ten carats. read more
Ippolita Rock Candy Clear Quartz Teardrop Earrings - These earrings feature hand-faceted clear quartz teardrops set in hammered st...erling silver bezels and hung from silver earring wires. 925 sterling silver. Store separate from other jewelry and never... read more
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Ippolita Rosé Rock Candy Clear Quartz Teardrop Earrings - From the Rosé Rock Candy Collection. Teardrop earrings in clear quartz. ...IPPOLITA Rosé is a unique alloy of 18k gold and sterling silver, plated with 18k rose gold. Clear quartz. Length, about... read more
Two crystals of sparkling quartz totaling one carat are featured in this pair of drop earrings capturing a magical otherworldly es...sence. Eveli Przepiorka crafts these Brazilian creations cradling the stones with sterling silver wire that wraps around hanging on elaborate hooks of sterling silver. read more
Stephen Dweck four-drop earrings. Sterling silver hardware and prong settings. Crystal quartz, mother-of-pearl, garnet and smoky q...uartz. Post backs for pierced ears. Imported. read more
The crystalline translucency of quartz is surrounded by a golden aura in earrings from Mahavir. Featuring 12.5 gemstone carats the... faceted gems are set in vermeil earrings crafted by hand. .925 Sterling silver read more
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Hammered sterling silver. Clear quartz stations. Approx. 2 1/2" diameter. Each, sold separately. Imported.
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Jude Frances Fleur-over-stone Drop Earrings In Green Quartz - Judefrances jewelry fleur drop earrings. 18-karat yellow gold and st...erling silver. Fleur drop with green emerald-hued quartz. White topaz pav fleur de lis. French wire for pierced ears.... read more
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