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.
Amid the tumult of wedding preparations, there is someone who always keeps a cool head: Mom. Whether she's your mom or your future mother-in-law, she's been there since the beginning for you guys, offering her love and support. So, now's the time to gift her with a treasure she'll always cherish. Traditionally given at the rehearsal dinner or the morning of the wedding, gifts for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom should be substantial, but they don't have to be exorbitant. We've rounded up a list of gifts that cost $50 or less that are unique and memorable: Some are sentimental, others are practical and a couple are glamorous; choose which one best reflects your special lady's personality. We shopped at Uncommon Goods, Williams-Sonoma, Nordstrom and more for these thoughtful keepsakes. No doubt, you'll find something she'll love from this creative assortment!
Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to reveal your beautiful best all the way to your fingertips. That's why we've curated the prettiest nail polish colors for summer brides, all available now at Walmart. From sweet pink to sensual gray to seaworthy blue, here are a handful of our favorites tones that will work with wedding gowns and bridal party dresses of any color, along with suntanned skin of course!
You might be the star of this show, but when your ring bearer makes his way up the aisle, step aside: All eyes will be on him. And this diminutive darling should carry a pillow that is as stylish as the wedding itself. The wedding ring bearer pillow carries a special symbolism, since it is the vessel upon which the couple's wedding bands sit. Today, many artisans have focused on creating gorgeous ring bearer pillows that live up to this important task. If your nuptials will be on a farm, the pillow can take rustic inspiration. For a glamorous affair, there are pillows trimmed in bows, lace and crystals. Garden or beach-inspired weddings can be well-served by pillows that bring a combination of fabrics and trims reminiscent of the sea. Whatever your wedding style, here are the 10 sweet ring bearer pillows from Etsy, David's Bridal, Amazon and more.
Of the many pre-wedding complications a bride might experience, an acne breakout is among the worst. If you find yourself in such a muddle, reach for the zit-kicking elixirs found in this kit from the No. 1 acne-fighting brand in America, Proactiv. Proactiv Solution's 5-Step Acne Treatment System - the "Stress-Free Skin Wedding Kit," consists of three dermatologist-developed products that work together through the strength of science. This group of formulations includes prescription-strength benzoyl peroxide that kills acne-causing bacteria at its source. And that's just for starters. When used in unison, these products harmonize to leave your skin clear and glowing. Bonus: There are two additional products to prevent blackheads, blemish flare-ups, and keep the glow going long after the honeymoon ends. Get the skinny on each step of this lifesaver kit — trust us, your wedding survival bag is not complete without it!
More Great Finds
Read the stories of the powerful women whose battle for equal wages paid off (literally).
Whether you're a college grad or a CEO, these books give you the guidance to take your career to the next level, and grow your savings account along the way.
We’ve rounded up the best plus-size activewear pieces in stores now, from sculpting leggings to supportive sports bras and everything in between. Shop options from Nike, Athleta, Lane Bryant, and more.
Plus the practice she says helps keep her grounded.
Fostoria - Fostoria Jamestown Pink Iced Tea - Stem #2719, Heavy Pressed
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Imperial Glass Coin Plate With Box 1 - Crystal; Front And Reverse Of Us Coins
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Candlewick Clear (Stem 3400) Low Sherbet - Clear, Stem 3400
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Old Williamsburg Yellow Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #341, Yellow
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Ice Bucket with Tongs - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Decanter - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Wine Glass - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Martini Glass - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Liquor Cocktail - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Water Goblet - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Fluted Champagne - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Toasting Fluted Champagne - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tempo Vase-Trumpet 10" - Clear,Deep Vertical Cuts Under Rings
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Richmond Iced Tea - Clear,Multisided Stem,Fan Cuts
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Richmond (Gold Trim) Iced Tea - Clear,Multisided Stem,Fan Cuts,Gold Trim
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Francis I (Sterling,"Reed & Barton") Iced Tea Spoon - Sterling, Reed & Barton Stamp, No Monos
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Tulipe Fluted Champagne - Clear,Vertical Cuts,No Trim
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Laurel (Stainless) Iced Tea Spoon - Stainless
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Florentine Lace (Sterling, 1951) Iced Tea Spoon - Sterlg,1951,Pierced,Reed&Barton Bkstamp
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Equinox Grande Fluted Champagne - Clear,Vertical Cut,Smooth Stem
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Corsican (Silverplate) Iced Tea Spoon - Silverplate, Plumes
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Imperial Bead (Stainless) Iced Tea Spoon - Stainless,18/0,Glossy,Vertical Lines,Dot
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Cotillion (Sterling, 1938) Iced Tea Spoon - Sterling, 1938
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Sabrina (Stainless) Iced Tea Spoon - Stainless Rebacraft, Glossy
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Star (Sterling, 1960) Iced Tea Spoon - Sterling, 1960
Reed & Barton - Reed & Barton Camelot (Stainless) Iced Tea Spoon - Stainless, Glossy, Rebacraft