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.
Here's the thing about your wedding day makeup: It's going to look incredible. And aside from maybe the heavy powder and false lashes, you're going to want to replicate and incorporate what the makeup artist did into your daily (or evening) routine. So, when you do your beauty run-through, work with your stylist to find out the exact products and colors she's using or go online and choose them together. A pretty eyeshadow palette can take a bride from her wedding day, to the evening reception, the honeymoon, and all the way to her first anniversary celebration (and beyond!). Here, we've chosen some of our favorite bridal eyeshadow palettes from Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and more.
Bridesmaids' gifts show your bevy of besties how much you appreciate the support they gave you throughout your wedding prep and the big day. These bridesmaids helped you select a wedding dress, offered a shoulder cry on and laughed with you during the long, fun and stressful wedding day. Giving a fabulous bridesmaids gift is a traditional gesture of appreciation. We love bridesmaids gifts that are stylish, useful and possess universal appeal, particularly if they are cushy "extras" that your bridesmaids typically wouldn't have bought for themselves. So don't fret: We've rounded up the coolest bridesmaids gifts, including pieces from Anthropologie, Amazon and ASOS, to give you a list of gifts they will truly love.
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.
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Marco Bicego necklace from the Africa Collection. Hand-engraved 18-karat yellow gold hardware. Rounded pendant with diamonds at bale. 0.03 t…otal diamond carat weight. Approx. 15.5"L. Handcrafted in Italy. read more
A gorgeous one of a kind 18k Gold Cosmos Pendant Necklace is studded with 0.275 ct brilliant-cut diamonds and 0.18 ct tourmaline.
Knot pendant necklace by Marco Bicego. Hand-engraved 18-karat yellow gold. Three interlocking rings as pendant. Approx. 16.5"L; 2"L drop. Lo…bster clasp. Handcrafted in Italy. read more
Fun and bold geo pendant strung on a slim 18K gold chain.18K yellow gold. Enamel. Spring ring. Imported. SIZE. Length, about 16" with 1.5" e…xtender. Pendant, about 0.5" drop. read more
Pasquale Bruni necklace from the Lakshmi Collection. Polished 18-karat rose gold chain and hardware. Integrated round discs at rolo chain. C…urvy lotus petal pendant. Adjustable; lobster clasp. Approx. 18-20"L. Made in Italy. read more
Verdura necklace in 18-karat yellow gold. Curb-link pendant on trace chain. Approx. 18"L. Lobster clasp. Made in USA.
Roberto Coin cool pendant necklace. From the Tiny Treasures Collection. 18-karat yellow gold hardware. Smiley face with sunglasses. Approx. …16"L; 0.4"L pendant. Signature hidden synthetic ruby. read more
This diamond-shaped geo pendant adds a striking touch to any ensemble.18K yellow gold. Enamel. Spring ring. Imported. SIZE. Length, about 16…" with 2" exender. Pendant drop, about 0.6". read more
David Yurman necklace from the Châtelaine Collection. Polished 18-karat yellow gold chain and hardware. White diamond pav pendant in prong s…ettings. Approx. 16-18"L; 0.6"L drop (14mm). 1.20 total diamond carat weight. Adjustable; lobster clasp. Imported. read more
This necklace features seven unique daggers that have been cast from an original phurba pendant. This phurba pendant is a spiritual piece of… jewelry that is known to express the spiritual warrior within you. When this style pendant is worn on a necklace, it is said to protect you. Length: 16" read more
Ippolita necklace from the ICE18K Collection. 18-karat yellow gold cable chain. Hammered, round pendant. Pav diamond trim. 0.28 total diamon…d carat weight. Approx. 1820"L. Lobster clasp. read more
Penny Preville small pendant necklace. Approx. 18"L; 0.4"L drop. Polished 18-karat yellow gold. Delicate rolo chain with integrated triangle… pendant. Petite pav G-H/SI1-SI2 diamonds trim center. 0.22 total diamond carat weight. Lobster clasp. Made in USA. read more
18K yellow gold chain necklace with a square pendant with a half diamond design. Lobster clasp. Approx. 16-18" length. Imported
Tous 18k Yellow Gold Mosaic Pendant Necklace - 18k yellow gold. 17.7"l; pendant: 0.59"l. Spring ring clasp closure. Made in spain.
The Gabrielle Vallarino 18kt Gold Plated Pyramid Pendant Necklace is cast from a carnelian stone and strung on a brass barrel chain.
LAGOS pendant necklace. 18-karat yellow gold ball chain, 1.5mm. Signature Caviar beaded ball pendant. Pendant, approx. 13mm. Approx. 30"L. L…obster clasp. read more
Fun and bold mosaic pendant strung on a slim 18K gold chain.18K yellow gold. Enamel. Spring ring. Imported. SIZE. Length, about 16" with 1.5…" extender. Pendant, about 0.6" drop. read more
Tous 18k Gold Mini Heart Pendant Necklace - 16"l with 2" extension. Spring ring closure. 0.2"l pendant. 18k gold. Made in spain.
EXCLUSIVELY AT NEIMAN MARCUS Pendant necklace by Roberto Coin. 18-karat white, yellow, or rose gold. Pave diamond circle pendant with solita…ire center. Cable chain necklace with lobster clasp. Roberto Coin signature hidden 0.3 carat ruby. 0.28 total diamond carat weight. 18"L. Made in Italy. read more
Reciting Om at the beginning of a reading of the Vedas prior to prayer or meditation invokes the presence of Ganesha. The most beloved deity… in the Hindu Parthenon he has an elephant's head and human body which Mahavir integrates into the Sanskrit symbol for Om. The necklace is crafted of sterling silver bathed in luxurious 18k gold and set with rubies that total 1.5 carats. .925 Sterling silver read more
Norman Silverman flower pendant necklace. Polished 18-karat yellow gold hardware. Integrated pear-petal flower pendant. Five prong-set pear-…cut diamonds. 1.97 total diamond carat weight. Approx. 16"L. read more
Dragonfly necklace by Dominique Cohen. 18-karat rose gold chain and hardware. Beaded chain with round pendant. Dragonfly motif with one diam…ond. 0.01 total diamond carat weight. Approx. 22"L chain. Lobster clasp. Made in USA. read more