3 ways to be sure your future hubby gets you the engagement ring YOU want!
With 61% of guys already consulting their soon to be fiancé before making the big purchase it’s not much of a surprise that sometimes a little help can go a long way in deciding which engagement ring is the right one. Don’t be afraid to make a few suggestions and lead him in the right direction! Here’s three sure fire ways to get the ring you’ve always dreamt of.
Show Him a Picture:
While we don’t suggest to be so bold as to stick a photo to the fridge (unless that’d work for you) you can always send a picture of the ring you have your eye on from one of our collections. Click the email or Facebook button to share with that special someone. It may seem a bit daring but there’s no way that a picture could be misinterpreted. This is the best route to go for a couple who have already discussed an engagement and a bride who isn’t one for surprises. But if you are hoping for a bit more surprise, be subtle. Maybe you accidentally left our Pinterest page open with a few of your favorites on screen or happened to have stepped away mid-pin!
Don’t be afraid to shop together! It can be a fun and exciting experience, one to cherish forever. You might not have an exact ring you want in mind so if you happen to find the right one together it can make for an unforgettable moment. With our retailers across the country it’s as easy as using our store locator to find a location near you. Make it an event! You can make a full day of it starting with brunch and ending with champagne. Then if you’re still hoping for a bit of wonder ask him to save his proposal for another day and have him catch you off guard!
Design it Together:
With a wide variety of engagement ring semi mounts there’s a way to customize each ring to suit you and your partner perfectly. Find the perfect setting and then choose the ideal diamond center so that your ring can be unique. From fancy colored diamonds to uniquely cut pear shapes find the right combination and do it together. Creating your distinct ring will only be the first of many shared ventures to come.
Start your search here!
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There are few things in life that match the epic excitement of the moment when the person you love asks the question you already knew the answer to. A resounding ‘Yes!’ follows the opening of the box and the shimmering of the most beautiful and meaningful ring you’ve ever seen. That’s when you realize this is only the beginning. We, at Natalie K, know that the engagement ring is only a piece of the puzzle in your life and that without the wedding band the puzzle is incomplete. This week’s trend report focuses on the complete picture, and our carefully curated assortment of bridal sets.
The L’Amour Collection is filled with engagement ring and wedding band duos that nestle seamlessly together. Engagement rings with especially unique silhouettes can sometimes be difficult to match with wedding bands for a cohesive look. NK26238WE-W is one such ring with a distinctive look that any bride would love, but would find difficult to pair. We created a wedding band that matches the stunning ebbs and curves that make this ring one of a kind. The minute milgrain detailing on the engagement ring is also engraved onto the wedding band to tie in both rings and also make them beautiful stand-alone pieces.
NK26237WE-W is another beautiful bridal set that not only look stunning independently but enhance each other’s look. The subtle curve of the wedding band allows the ribbon of diamonds to nestle closely to the rounded diamond halo without slipping underneath and or staggering on top to look clunky.
But not all bands need to curve or bend to the shape of an engagement ring, sometimes the most important aspect of a chic and well matched bridal set is proportion. NK25536WE-W is a robust three row diamond engagement ring, pared with a band of the same width as the third row creates a seamless transition.
Explore more of our bridal sets in the L’Amour Collection to find the perfect fit for your perfect match.
We know how important it is to find an engagement ring uniquely your own which is why share our Fashion Friday trend reports once a week for choices you may have missed! This week is the marquise cut center stone, a distinctive diamond cut you can find in the Belle Collection.
The marquise cut diamond is quite the statement piece, for the woman who never shies away from bold choices. A marquise diamond is unique in that it is cut as an elongated oval with pointed ends which help to elongate the line of the hand and give the fingers a delicate and dainty look. Another added quality that makes a marquise cut stone more appealing is that while you may select a diamond center at a smaller carat size the cut makes the diamond appear larger.
Not to be mistaken with the dated and gaudy marquise engagement rings from the eighties a marquise cut center stone can look exquisite when set in an elegant and understated mounting. NK20170-W is the perfect example of a marquise engagement ring with refined sophistication. The band sparkles with nine diamonds on either side of a diamond halo crafted to perfectly hug to the edges of the uniquely shaped center.
Check out some other Fashion Friday Trend Reports: Contemporary Engagement Rings and Princess Cut Diamonds
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Chic and contemporary Natalie K’s Belle Collection is a range of engagement rings for the bride who cherishes tradition but loves modern style. Our Fashion Friday Trend Reports are here to help you sort through your options and choose a ring that speaks to your unique aesthetic.
Just because you have traditional values doesn’t necessarily mean you lean towards traditional styles. The Belle Collection is the perfect place for today’s bride to start her search. Each ring is distinctive, ranging from rings with touches of a classical styling to completely contemporary styles.
Classic in its parts, NK26324-18W is a three stone diamond halo engagement ring, unique in its design. The diamond halo, rather than a circular band of diamonds is a six sided hexagon, adding intrigue and distinction.
If however you’re looking for more glamorous appeal, the diamond halo has a timeless look. NK25875-18W features a spectacular halo on a band with three rows of diamonds. It’s the gallery which lends some contemporary flare. Clean stripes are revealed in a liner cut out design which enhances the raised band of diamonds. This ring is far from ordinary.
NK54801BLK is the ultimate in contemporary beauty, simple in design but with full force impact. The eternity band of lustrous black diamonds is this engagement ring’s distinguishing feature. Prong set in black gold this band’s 19 diamonds sparkle and create a stunning pedestal on which your dazzling center stone can take the spotlight.
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We know that it’s the details that matter. That’s why Natalie K engagement rings are designed impeccably, to be sure every angle has an element of classic and timeless appeal. This week we’ll be focusing on the small details that make all the difference, our diamond galleries. Our weekly trend reports share all the styles and design details which can turn a diamond ring into your diamond ring.
Diamond galleries are a fantastic way to add sparkle and dimension to an engagement ring. With so much attention on the center mounting it’s easy to forget smaller design elements that can make a huge difference.
The choices can be limitless, from the very simple to the very ornate, there is something to suit every style choice. For those who love a bit of whimsy and A LOT of sparkle NK26662-18W has the perfect profile. With 18k white gold scroll work and twenty beautifully set diamonds the elaborate profile details add so much dimension to this rings simple band.
NK25797-18W’s profile makes a phenomenal impact. This ring’s profile dazzles with twenty-five diamonds set in a scalloped crown pattern with a bezel set diamond at its crest. Just a touch of milgrain detail makes this spiked profile feel refined. It is in perfect balance with the rings slim diamond lined band.
If, however, you’re looking for a sleeker design with just as much shine NK25815-18W, with its five bezel-set diamonds ensures that your gallery will sparkle and remain snug against your band. Great for a mom on the go or a fan of simple sophistication.
Take a moment to explore all of our collections and discover the beauty of our engagement ring’s profiles.
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We’re so excited to announce we are October’s ‘Jewel of the Month’ in JCK Magazine, the industry’s authority on the latest in jewelry news, information and fashion!
Our newest line, Natalie K for Forevermark™ bridal jewelry, has made a fantastic first impression and it shows. One of our favorites, NK26921-18W, received the most views of any piece on JCK’s entire site for the month of October. Appreciated for its sleek and slender band lined with diamonds and the outstanding 1.00ct. cushion cut center it’s no wonder it’s a top pick. We’re so happy to have made the top of the list and it encourages us to keep striving to bring you not only the most beautiful and finely crafted in bridal jewelry but also unmistakable tokens of love! We know how important it is to create classic pieces which will, alongside your love, stand the test of time.
See the rest of our Natalie K for Forevermark™ Collections!
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This week we’ll be exploring the added glamor and significance of three stone engagement rings. Natalie K’s weekly Fashion Friday trend reports are a great way to get familiar with details and style choices to make finding the ring of your dreams as meaningful as finding love. We know you have endless choices and a style all your own, we want to help you find and choose the details which will make your ring unique to you.
A three stone engagement ring features a prominent center stone accented by two large side stones. Three stone engagement rings are stunning for the added sparkle of side stones but also have a more important symbolism. Each stone represents a different chapter in the joint life, past present and future, of the soon to wed with each phase of their relationship clearly highlighted by a beautiful diamond. This can be an especially powerful reminder of love for couples with a long standing history and an important promise of love for any one beginning their lives as husband and wife.
Traditionally three stone engagement rings feature three diamonds similar in size and cut, but there are countless variations of this classic styling. For a classic look NK15981-18W is the perfect example, featuring a stunning round cut center and two round cut side stones surrounded by dazzling halos. Or for a bit of whimsy NK28372-18W’s pear shaped side stones still draw your attention to your center stone but stem out like petals on a flower.
If traditional is not necessarily what you’re looking for NK 28712-18W is a stunning example of the impact two contrasting shapes can create. Rather than the classic three round cut stone arrangement two trapezoid side stones alongside a split shank band create modern appeal.
Browse Natalie K’s Trois Diamants Collection to find a meaningful three stone diamond engagement ring that will be the everlasting reminder of your love.
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Just like love there are a countless ways in which the tiny details can make the biggest impressions. We know that there are endless options to choose from in order to finally find the perfect ring to suit, not only you but, your individual love. We’ve shared the latest celebrity square halo trend and theelegance of a princess cut diamond, this week is a slight twist with major impact, the diagonal set square cut diamond!
For those who love to turn a frown upside down and can’t help but see the world from a different perspective a diagonal set diamond may just be the unique feature to make your ring as one of a kind as you are. Traditionally square cut diamonds are set, as their name implies, squarely centered and on a horizontal axis. While this is a beautiful design choice for anyone who gravitates towards a classic style the diagonally set square cut diamond is for an adventurous love.
FM26981-18W, from our new Natalie K for Forevermark Bridal Collection, is a fantastic example. A four prong setting on a diamond lined band may be simple in style but with just a 90˚ turn it becomes a statement piece. 42 diamonds sparkle along the shank as well as up the prong and around your diamond’s pavilion.
Another option would be to combine the chic and distinctive diagonally set diamond center with the added benefits of a brilliant diamond halo! FM26979-18W is a dazzling 18k white gold engagement ring which offers a low set prong center mounting surrounded by a radiant 20 diamond frame. This adds emphasis to your captivatingly set center as well as size and sparkle.
Take a chance and dare to make a turn for the distinctive singularity of a diagonally set diamond, for more explore Natalie K.
The lights dim, the violins play, suddenly you’re down on one knee and with your heart in your throat and tears of joy in her eyes, you utter the words she’d been waiting for. “Will you marry me?”
Women dream of the moment they get to choke out, between joyful sobs and uncontrollable giggles the word “YES! Of course I’ll marry you.” And we know it can be a bit scary, but the proposal is all about happiness and union. Don’t fret, no matter how you ask, it will always be perfect. And to help, just a little, here are a few tips gathered from the experts.
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- Ask Dad (or Mom): We know it seems a little antiquated, and probably a bit terrifying (if you’re not on the best terms) but nowadays it’s much more a gesture than a requirement. You’re not asking for permission, but asking them to join in on this very special moment. You’re taking them into account and already bridging the family gap. And while you’re special girl may not have put this on your radar 83% of women would like their dad to be asked beforehand, and 25% would love to have their mothers included too. If you need a little more reassurance check out theartofmanliness.com
- Find the Perfect Ring: While there is a vast percentage of couples who collaborate on finding the perfect ring, there is a bit of magic in opening a ring box she’s never seen to reveal the ring of her dreams you chose yourself. It can be a bit daunting, here’s a few fail-safe tips. Play James Bond and snag one of her rings to size her up, sneak a peek at her Pinterest page and scope out her style and if all else fails have her friends do a little detective work on your behalf! (We’ve also got some helpful posts on the 4Cs here)
- Make it a Surprise! We cannot stress this enough! The *gasp* moment requires a little romance and a lot of shock and awe! While marriage might be in the cards and she might even be expecting a proposal make sure the moment of is out of left field. 88% of women say that the ‘surprise factor’ is majorly important.
- Catch it on Film! Or digital recording device, or Polaroid, get it carved in stone!!! It doesn’t matter how you do it, just be sure there is someone or something there to witness and capture the special moment. Her expression will be priceless and except for her look on your wedding day nothing will compare. We suggest hiring a professional photographer, who can discreetly and candidly capture the moment. They’ll know what they’re doing and know the best angles. Better yet, you can have an impromptu engagement shoot!
- Don’t Forget to Ask the Question: Though the ring, fancy dinner, nice suit and wobbly knees are a dead giveaway don’t forget to actually pop the big question. 68% of women say that the actual question “Will you marry me?” is essential and another 29% say it’s not a deal breaker but they’d prefer to hear it.
For some inspiration check out The Knot’s top 50 proposal ideas, How He Asked’s expert advice tab, and The Art of Manliness!
“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love” –Carl Sagan
When, among the billions of people on Earth, you find the one, you will know immediately that it is love. Swept away by the whirlwind of fate that brings you together you’ll realize it was them you’d been missing all your life! For a love written in the stars, singular and unique Natalie K offers the Belle Collection.
NK18506-W is a unique engagement ring design as one-of-a-kind as your love. This is no ordinary split prong engagement ring, the shank elegantly curves and twists to create a dazzling spiral design which wraps around the center mounting. The ends of each pave-set diamond ribbon ends smoothly and creates the four prong setting. Glimmering with 68 round white diamonds, weighing 0.33 cts. this 14k white gold engagement ring will be a reminder of your extraordinary love.
Fall in love with Natalie K!