We are delighted to inform Danhov infinity double diamond ring was featured in White Sposa Magazine
Are you thinking about popping that very important question but don’t know where to start?
Our friends at Platinum Guild International have shared 4 easy tips for starting the process, and we wanted to pass along!
“How much should I spend on a designer engagement ring?” is a very common question. The rule of thumb is typically equivalent to two months salary, but ultimately it’s whatever you are comfortable spending.
Make sure you pick a setting that is conducive to your partner’s lifestyle – personal and professional. Platinum is the most secure setting for diamonds thanks to its high density and will not require your ring to be reinforced or re-shanked.
Platinum is the most durable of the precious metals. Did you know the surface of your rings will actually get stronger with wear?
White gold requires rhodium plating to maintain its white finish and must be re-plated to address normal wear. This can be done as you take your ring to your jeweler for cleaning and maintenance. However, remember that platinum is naturally white and will never change color over time.
The Winter 2016-17 issue of The Knot has hit the newsstands and is featuring two of our favorite Danhov engagement rings in the editorial. To say the least, we’re thrilled!
In a story about WORKS OF ART, the Danhov Per Lei engagement ring with a diamond shank and bezel set oval was featured as a hot design that is totally of the moment (LE103-OV).
And in a store featuring The Knot’s BEST IN BRIDAL, our new Eleganza diamond split shank engagement ring was featured as a new classic (ZE185).
Jennifer Gandia from Greenwich Jewelers in New York City, a leading fine jewelry retailer, offers some of the best advice for one of the most-asked questions from brides-to-be regarding the proper care of their new engagement ring:
At Greenwich Jewelers, we advise women to remove their engagement ring before showering. Hard water, soaps, lotions, and other products can dull the sparkle of your gems.
It’s important for women to find a routine that works for them. For example, place a small ring box in your bathroom where you store the ring during your shower, or have a consistent place you store it every night and wait until after you’ve showered and applied lotion every morning to put the ring back on your finger.
In addition, we tell our customers to store their ring safely while exercising. Lifting weights or putting pressure on the ring can wear it down over time.
To clean your designer engagement ring we recommend purchasing jewelry cleaner that is made specifically for the diamonds and gems in your ring. Certain porous gemstones, such as emeralds or pearls, need a specific type of jewelry cleaner. Your engagement ring is a valuable, lifelong investment, you should treat it as one.
It’s important to get your ring checked on an annual basis. Greenwich Jewelers, as most fine jewelry stores do, offers yearly servicing to check and tighten all diamonds and gemstones in the setting, and clean, polish and re-plate the ring as needed.
A final step in the care of your diamond engagement ring is to purchase insurance. We remind our customers that they want to insure the replacement of her engagement ring in case of loss or damage.
Aside from the lush, tropic sceneries and relaxing pre-ceremony luxury spa treatments that come with a destination wedding, transitioning from the wedding ceremony to the honeymoon is as effortless as saying “I do” on your grand day.
The moment you utter those two words, you’re exactly where you want to be. From pictorial mountaintops to powder-sand beaches, these 12 sultry destinations are truly an all-inclusive wedding wonderland, and high on our dream wedding list.
2. Lake Placid, New York
3. Kauai, Hawaii
5. Tuscany, Italy
6. Key West, Florida
7. Napa Valley, CA
8. Phuket, Thailand
9. Crane Beach, Barbados
10. Puerto Rico
12. Halkidiki, Greece
But before choosing a wedding destination, make your first destination Danhov. Begin your fairytale nuptials with the perfect handcrafted engagement ring.
Experience nothing but nature with the Petalo Collection of engagement rings.
Traditionally, flowers have been a common token of love and passion. Flowers speak a thousand words and a million breathtaking emotions. The Petalo collection is a vibrant combination of flourished diamond engagement rings with earthy, nature-inspired grace fit for a goddess.
Each Petalo diamond ring is accurately set to evoke the precious petals of nature. The enchanting collection exudes an effortless floral charm while embracing organic countours and earthy undertones.
A petal undergoes a metamorphosis and when united with others it forms the whole of a flower. The Petalo collection symbolizes a man and woman uniting to become a loving couple more beautiful than their individual parts. Available in both halo and solitaire settings, the Petalo collection immaculately represents the serenity and beauty of the world around us. What grander way to display your commitment than by wearing a design from the heart of nature?
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson
Nature inspires and breathes life into everything it touches. Daintily-adorned with pave diamonds, the sophisticated engagement ring hallmarks tulips traveling around the shank for a floral fair.
Flower power takes on a whole new meaning with this playful floral diamond ring. For a fun, free spirit who embraces Mother Earth, the daisies of this engagement ring is both an elegant and whimsical choice.
The lush petals on this Petalo platinum engagement ring dance under an enchantment that carries them with a gust of melody. The waves and curvatures of the shank unite with the petals for a flawless floral finish. It’s as if the wavy motion of the shank is singing the songs of spring.
Time wasted in nature is never a waste. The eccentricity of design patterns on this diamond ring is one to swoon and croon over. The hopeless romantic will fall deeply in love with its double design infused with accent diamonds and leaves. The diamond halo provides a lush finish for the center stone on this sparkling engagement ring.
This collection is made for the woman who loves organic shapes and floral motifs, and it enables her to express her personal style in her favorite and most important piece of jewelry.
Experience the Petalo collection and choose your favorite design: www.danhov.com/engagement/petalo
What’s fresher than the scent of spring air? It’s none other than the beautiful bridal gown fashions of 2015. Every season we get to witness the cutting edge creations from the spring bridal runways. Brimming with brilliant, breezy, and sheer wedding dresses, the 2015 runway was a breath of fresh air indeed.
The styles encompass versatile collections that offer a distinct style for every taste. Get ready for collars, capes, overskirts, off-the-shoulder, and bold colors that inspired several of the designers’ collections this year.
Whether you’re shopping for the perfect white gown or merely browsing for pleasure, bridal week constantly offers a lavish selection of stunning wedding dresses. We compiled the emerging trends from the 2015 bridal runway; varying from the boldly simple to delightfully extravagant and selected the perfect Danhov engagement ring we envision these brides wearing.
Off The Shoulder
Off-the-shoulder necklines are a hit this season and an expected progression for many bridal designers, such as Oscar de la Renta. The impressive modern-day Belle took the limelight with its amorous draped shoulder design. The draped shoulder is an excellent choice for brides who prefer a sleeve, but still want to show a little skin.
The amazing, modern draping on this dress is romantic and sexy, but so elegant and timeless. We think this Per Lei split shank engagement ring has an “off-the-shoulder” halo that perfectly complements this wedding dress style.
Timeless Tulle Overskirts
The most artistic dresses flaunted convertible skirts, particularly in tulle. Adding a playful and ethereal vibe, the artistic new silhouettes present a versatile, playful, and modern option for a couple’s big day.
The light and airy feeling of this beautiful gown makes us think of the loose and flowing diamond halo on this handcrafted double shank Solo Filo engagement ring.
Capes are another runway favorite among bridal designers this season. Brides who love a dramatic entrance while walking down the aisle will adore donning a cape. Whether it’s a delicious sheer illusion with embroidery or an extended, full-length overcoat, a cape offers a more modest neckline during the ceremony – creating two styles in one.
There is something so chic and modern about this classic cape and dress combo. We love it! A sleek platinum shank and diamond halo around an oval-shaped diamond is what we envision this bride choosing for her engagement ring.
Say hello to new hues this spring season as colorful creations stole the spotlight from the common blush and ivory we’re accustomed to seeing in bridal fashion. Multiple shades of blue, gray and even mint green swirled their way onto the runways – and we couldn’t be more thrilled!
The bride whom chooses a delightfully daring color for her wedding dress makes us think she would want a diamond engagement ring that also proclaims her unique personal style. This single shank Eleganza engagement ring with its crisscrossing prongs and diamond encrusted braid is perfect for someone who likes the spotlight.
Our hearts are fluttering with excitement for the innovative collar designs introduced to the bridal fashion realm. Collars are an extension of the popular high illusion necklines and add an air of elegance to a gown’s entire design. Just gently gracing the neck, these lace tops give the gown a regal finish.
When we saw this high collar gracefully touching the bride’s neck, we immediately thought of this Danhov Couture engagement ring and how the diamond circles grace the center stone in the same elegant manner.
Last but certainly not least, slender and sparkly is another popular design for formal wedding dresses that give off a soft and subdued elegance. Put away the puffy dresses and opt for a lovely sheath designed from a refined fabric with draped features, rippling sleeves, and, of course, a dash of sparkle.
A modern presentation of 1930’s charm brought to mind a bride that loves vintage-inspired design and loves to surround herself with beautiful things that are sleek and new, yet look as though they have a story to tell. This Couture engagement ring from Danhov fits that bill perfectly.
With an infinite number of dreamy designs, any bride-to-be is sure to find the just the style to complement her personality, or play around and mix-and-match some of your favorite elements. The same can be said in selecting the perfect Danhov engagement ring and wedding bands to celebrate your new beginning.
We’re obviously proud of the bridal and fine jewelry created in our California office, and of course we’d love everyone to choose a Danhov engagement ring, wedding band or piece of fine jewelry.
There are a few, or eight, good reasons to keep in mind when shopping for your big jewelry purchase:
1. HANDMADE IN THE USA: Danhov has been making handmade and hand-assembled bridal and fine jewelry in the USA for more than 30 years. This ensures quality and strength for jewelry that will last a lifetime.
2. SUPERIOR DIAMOND STANDARDS: All diamonds used in Danhov jewelry are true VS1 and F/G color.
3. ETHICAL SOURCING: The precious metals and diamonds used in Danhov products are all sourced from reputable wholesalers who certify they are from conflict-free areas.
4. QUICK TURNAROUND: Danhov provides a 2-3 week turn-around time for our individually created pieces.
5. AWARD-WINNING DESIGNS: Danhov is an award-winning designer; accumulating several accolades for best engagement ring design.
6. LIFETIME MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY: All Danhov jewelry is covered by a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty that will cover any manufacturing defects. Danhov’s warranty automatically terminates if any repairs or modifications, beyond setting the center stone, are made by anyone other than Danhov.
7. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Danhov provides a wide range of price points; our rings are individually made so they are easy to customize and can be made for any size, shape or type of center stone – perfect for an engagement, special anniversary, or gift for any occasion.
8. ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTION: Danhov bridal and fine jewelry is eco-friendly; harsh chemicals and large machinery used by many other jewelry companies are not used to create our handcrafted or hand-assembled pieces.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom by giving her jaw-dropping jewelry pieces that are sure to create memories she won’t forget.
Although Mother’s Day will come and go, the cherished memories with Mom remain for a lifetime. The special day is a time of recognition and celebration of moms and those special women who play a significant role in our lives. It is a time for breakfast in bed, family dinners, quality time, and precious gift giving. It also is a time to show gratitude for the extraordinary women who sacrifice generously in order for their children to flourish.
A Moment in Time
Surprisingly, Mother’s Day is an ancient tradition that goes beyond the modern holiday we observe today. The Greeks and Romans mastered the art of celebrating motherhood with an elaborate festival brimming with three days of games, entertainment and food. In the midst of the extravagant party, people commemorated Rhea, the goddess of maternity and motherhood. Known as the “mother of the gods”, her femininity and fertility was idolized and revered by the masses. Although honoring motherhood continued in many shapes and forms over the centuries, it wasn’t until 1908 that it became an official American holiday.
A Glamorous Way to Show Her You Care
If you’re searching for an unrivaled way to show Mom how immensely significant she is in your life, then uniquely handmade fine jewelry is just the answer. Danhov’s diamond jewelry is an extraordinary way for Mom to show the rest of the world she is cherished. Which piece is best for her? Discover seven notable jewelry pieces here that will bring warmth to her heart while making her sparkle and shine like the star that she is.
A refined style worthy of praise, the Abbraccio Swirl Pearl Diamond Ring will win any mom’s heart. Fashioned in fine white gold and polished to a brilliant luster, the setting highlights a luminous pearl encircled with sparkling diamond accents. A graceful gift like this will leave Mom with an effortless glow while complementing her entire look.
A traditional three-stone ring set with Mom’s favorite gemstones or birthstones of her children is the perfect way to let her know you love and appreciate her today, tomorrow and always. This Danhov Solo Filo 3-Stone Diamond Ring is shown with pink tourmaline set in platinum and would be the perfect Mother’s Ring for any special woman.
Every woman has a distinct style and taste; that’s why Danhov Abbraccio Fine Jewelry comes in white, rose or yellow gold and the gemstone of your choice. This yellow gold and diamond pendant features a purple amethyst. This handmade pendant is a beautiful and tasteful accent to any outfit.
An alluring alternative to diamonds, the rich, warm sapphire knows how to make sparks fly. Treat Mom to a striking style accent with this Danhov Classico Blue Sapphire Diamond Ring. Crafted in white gold or platinum, the bold blue hue showcases a sophisticated cushion-cut bright blue center stone, exuding warmth and comfort, while the pave diamonds run along the ring’s elegant shank.
The captivating color of this Danhov Abbraccio Garnet Ring grabs the attention of anyone who glances its way. A fiery-hued garnet is nestled within a white gold and diamond swirl for a look trend-worthy as well as timeless. Signifying loyalty, truth and friendship, the sentiment behind the garnet ring makes it a gift even more personal and unforgettable for a Mother’s Day surprise.
If she’s a fan of luxuriously refined earrings, surprise her with a pretty, feminine pair she’ll treasure forever. Handmade in white gold, these Danhov Abbraccio Fine Jewelry diamond swirl earrings showcase a gorgeous pink sapphire center stone encircled with diamonds. They are the perfect complement to any outfit and occasion.
A sophisticated selection of stackable bands are perfect for daytime and evening elegance. The spirited and playful allure of mix-and-match rings from the Danhov Misto Collection are a vivacious style element perfect in white, rose and yellow gold. To master the art of Misto, simply combine a few colors and textures, and watch Mom shine as she graces the beautiful rings everywhere.
We wish every Mom the happiest of Mother’s Days. May the days continue to shine with the unconditional love and joy you show your children and those around you!