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.
More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love it.
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.
In an era of personalization, your love story can be customized with a unique wedding band. Sure, the engagement ring is the bling that grabs the initial attention, but the wedding band is the ring that truly symbolizes a lifetime union. Make it as special as your relationship by putting a personal spin on your wedding band. You can set your wedding ring apart by choosing from various metals, including yellow, white and rose gold rings. Those on a budget can even choose diamonds set in sterling silver, stainless steel or tungsten. Beyond diamonds, there are many gemstones that add color to a wedding band. We have scoured the inventory of unique rings to make our list of wedding bands that cost less than $500, including rings from Saks Fifth Avenue, Amazon and Neiman Marcus.
Weddings offer a rare opportunity to gather all of one's favorite people -- his and yours -- into one room for a fabulous time. Far before the wedding day arrives, you'll have chosen your most intimate friends to take their positions within the bridal party as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thanking these special bridal party members with a gift is customary. You can do so before the wedding at various points: during the bachelor or bachelorette weekend or at the rehearsal dinner, for instance. Others do it while getting ready for the wedding, especially if the gift is something the guests might use to spruce themselves up, such as earrings or cuff links. Below, we've gathered an affordable selection of wedding party gifts. Believe it: For $10 and under, you can offer your bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts they'll use and enjoy for years to come from Amazon, Etsy, Walmart and other popular online stores.
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Diamonds shine on this pair of sterling silver, round earrings. Sterling silver diamond embellished circular open earrings. Post b...ack. Approx. 22mm length. ImportedPlease note: Diamond weight may not be exact. read more
Tonal stones add a lovely touch to this layered sterling silver pair of Rock Candy earrings. Sterling silver mixed stone layered g...eometric drop earrings. Post back. Approx. 3" length. Imported read more
18K gold open teardrop earrings with Swiss blue topaz, moonstone, and London blue topaz over mother-of-pearl embellishments. Frenc...h hook back. Approx. 2" length. Imported read more
Beautiful carnelian adds color to this pair of oval shaped 18K gold wire earrings. 18K gold oval shaped quartz and carnelian doubl...et wire earrings. Hook back. Approx. 49mm length. Imported read more
Jacquie Aiche Diamond Baguette Mini Huggie Hoop - This single earring features a diamond baguette set in a 14k gold hoop with pavé... diamond detailing and leaver closure. read more
Gold 14kt yellow gold mini diamond pave hoop earrings from Jacquie Aiche.
This bright single earring from Jacquie Aiche is perfect for mixing and matching. The fine hoop is accented with diamond pavé and ...centered with an oval opal. Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold. Detailed in diamond pavé and opal. Hoop is 3/8-in. in diameter. read more
Jacquie Aiche 14k Shaker Huggie Earrings - Disc charms. Polished finish. 14k gold. Hinged post at back. Made in the USA. Hoop silh...ouette. Style #JACQU40434.. Length: 0.5in / 1.5cm. read more
These bright mini aquamarine leaf hoop earrings from Jacquie Aiche are perfect for everyday wear. The carved aquamarine is accente...d with bezel set diamonds down the center. Handcrafted in 14-karat rose gold. Detailed in aquamarine and diamond pavé. Leaf measures 5/8-in. across and 7/16-in. long. Hoop measures 7/16-in. in diameter. read more
Disc charms Polished finish 14k gold Hinged post at back Made in the USA Hoop silhouette Measurements Length: 0.5in / 1.5cm
Petite diamond shaker charms dangle from this fun Jacquie Aiche hoop earring. Perfect for everyday wear. Crafted in 14-karat yello...w gold. Detailed in diamonds. Hoops measure 3/8-in. diameter. Finished with a hinge clasp. read more
This mini hoop single earring from Jacquie Aiche is perfect for everyday wear. The hoop is accented with high polish disco shaker ...drops. Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold. Hoops measure 3/8-in. diameter. Finished with a hinge clasp. read more
These bright mini pink tourmaline hoop earrings from Jacquie Aiche are perfect for everyday wear. The carved pink tourmaline is ac...cented with bezel set diamonds down the center. Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold. Detailed in tourmaline and diamond pavé. Leaf measures 3/8-in. x 3/8-in. Hoop measures 7/16-in. in diameter. read more
'A woman's natural beauty can be illuminated with the right piece of jewellery, and that is my mission - to create jewellery that ...will make every woman look and feel uniquely beautiful' says designer Jacquie Aiche. This elegant hoop earring has been crafted from 14kt yellow gold and features white pavé diamonds. This is a single earring. read more
Effortlessly merging elegance and earthiness, these hoop earrings from Jacquie Aiche have a bohemian vibe. The fine hoops are deta...iled in diamonds and carved tourmaline leaf drops. Handcrafted in 14-karat rose gold. Detailed in tourmaline and diamonds. Drops measure 5/8-in. long. Hoops measure 2 1/2-in. in diameter. Posted. read more
Jacquie Aiche - Jacquie Aiche's Shaker earrings are one of the Los Angeles jeweller's most coveted styles and this contemporary pa...ir arrives in sapphire-blue. The tiny hoops and accompanying drops are crafted from 14-karat gold and will provide a welcome note of movement. Keep them in mind when everyday looks require a subtle sense of uplifting. read more
Jacquie Aiche - Jewellery designer Jacquie Aiche's bohemian aesthetic is finely showcased in this single rose-gold Mini Disco Shak...er earring. It's crafted to a small hoop silhouette, from which suspend a number of matching disc-shaped pendants, creating a sense of movement. Choose it as an elegant addition to a silk blouse. read more
These edgy and stunning earrings from Jacquie Aiche are perfect for making a statement. The single moonstone drop is accented with... three abalone feathers that have lovely movement. Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold. Detailed moonstone and abalone. Measures 3/4-in. across and 2 1/2-in. long. Finished with ear wires. read more
A brilliant row of pave diamonds alights this pair of handcrafted huggie-hoop earrings. Style Name: Anzie Cleo Mini Pave Diamond H...uggie Hoop Earrings. Style Number: 5826149. Available in stores. read more
Jacquie Aiche - Jacquie Aiche's designs are a result of her multicultural heritage from the USA and Egypt which inspires delicate ...pieces such as these 14kt gold open-hoop earrings. They're crafted in the USA and embellished with a marquise-cut white diamond stud and dangling chain drop. Channel the designer's eclectic muses and wear it with a flowing tunic for dinner out on a warm evening. read more
Jacquie Aiche Diamond Small Cross Single Stud Earring - Bold and striking, this small diamond cross single earring from Jacquie Ai...che is perfect for mixing and matching. The mini cross is accented with two round diamonds for extra sparkle. Handcrafted... read more
Jacquie Aiche Diamond Tinkerbell Chain Stud - This single 14k gold earring features a teardrop stud with diamond pavé detailing an...d a trio of diamond bezel drops. read more
This Jacquie Aiche single hoop earring is a stunner. The diamond accented hoop is detailed with a long drop that showcases three g...raduated round diamonds. Perfect for everyday wear. Handcrafted in 14-karat yellow gold. Detailed in diamonds. Large diamond drop measures 7/16-in. diameter. Drop measures 11/16-in. long. Hoop measures 1/6-in. in diameter. read more
Jacquie Aiche Diamond Aquamarine Baguette Stud - This single stud earring features an aquamarine baguette set in 14k gold with a t...rio of diamond bezel accents on a post back. read more
Jacquie Aiche - Snakes are a key motif in Jacquie Aiche's mystical collections - referencing the designer's Middle Eastern heritag...e - and these 14kt gold earrings offer a sublime interpretation. They're handcrafted in the USA with a teardrop-shaped moonstone stud and a hammered and textured waved drop, designed to fall past the jaw. Style them with a simple crepe blouse when entertaining at home. read more
Jacquie Aiche Emerald Baguette-Center Huggies Earring in 14K Yellow Gold: Made to order. Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping. Ever...yday huggies with a vibrant twist: this petite pair—set in 14-karat yellow gold with pavé diamonds—stands out for its striking emerald center stone. Add a few dainty necklaces of various lengths for a layered night-out look that doesn’t overpower. 14kt yellow gold, emeralds, white diamonds Made in USA. read more