Danhov Garners Recognition from Jewelers

During the recent jewelry shows in Las Vegas, the annual JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards were revealed. Danhov once again received recognition as a Finalist in the bridal category for one of its most popular engagement ring styles.

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Danhov Unito handcrafted engagement ring featuring diamond halo and double diamond shank. Shown here in 18k white and rose gold.

This handcrafted engagement ring from the Unito collection has been well-received as a two-tone option for retailers to showcase. The inner shank without diamonds is a subtle way to add a soft and romantic touch of rose gold.

12 Fairytale Wedding Destinations Guaranteed to Leave You Breathless

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.

 

1. Fiji

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Brimming with wedding resorts galore, the 300-island paradise gives tropic lovers plenty of scenic options for their special day. Tie the knot in a charming, rustic style village church or go barefoot on the beach while walking beneath a floral archway with the glistening ocean as your backdrop. Some resorts even offer a traditional ceremony package where Fijian warriors carry the bride-to-be to the altar. Famous for its warm culture and unspoiled beaches, Fiji offers tons of activities for the betrothed and guests alike.

2. Lake Placid, New York

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New York’s best kept secret comes alive during the fall and winter season. Although Lake Placid is located in a secluded part of upstate New York, the jam-packed activities and attractions are anything but remote. Nestled along the idyllic shores of Lake Placid, a wedding at the Lodge is the event of a lifetime. The sequestered retreat celebrates the ancient beauty and history of the area while offering remarkable service for your destination wedding. The Lake Placid Lodge even provides a chauffeured, beribboned Hacker-Craft for the married duo and a soulful bluegrass band for the ceremony.

3. Kauai, Hawaii

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If you’re searching for the most sequestered, immaculate tropical wedding haven, then Kauai takes the cake. The lush, green landscape and tropical stretch rightfully give it the name “Garden Isle.” The lazy pace and nearly uninhabited island feels like a fantasy. Although some parts receive tons of rainfall, the southern coast remains unceasingly sunny, patiently awaiting eager couples who are ready to tie the knot in a tropical fashion.

4. Ireland

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A small country with a big reputation, Ireland’s timeless, rustic landscapes and warm culture create a melodious wedding ceremony as magical as a Disney fairy tale. Between the enchantment and romance, stroll along your oceanside cliffs, grassy hills, picturesque villages, majestic castles and country manors — where your chariot awaits. Prepare to catch the ultimate wanderlust as you say “I do” in typical Irish fashion.

5. Tuscany, Italy 

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The unvarnished country exudes a charm, tradition, and unparalleled romance unlike any other Western European location. Prepare to be charmed: the lush vallies, rolling hills, world-renowned wine estates, and 15th-century architecture is the romantic wedding affair of a lifetime. The rich and tender aroma of the culture, topped with mouthwatering Italian cuisines and wines will surely leave you coming back for more. Pick a month between May and October–it’s sure to grant you the best weather with moderate climates – perfect for your dream wedding.

6. Key West, Florida 

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Some opt for elaborate ceremonies while others prefer laid-back and relaxed shindigs. Add a sunset beach, a spirited band, and barefoot guests frolicking on the beach, and you’re good to go for a fun, casual wedding ceremony. Guest will love the various water sports, excellent weather, and mouth-watering cuisines. For even more casual canoodling, grab her hand and head to the slew of bars packed with live bands and sweet sunsets.

7. Napa Valley, CA 

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Radically rich, rustic, and romantic, the wine country provides a memorable affair unique to the rest of Northern California. Maybe you have your eyes set on an intimate vineyard ceremony bathed in golden California sunshine, or simply longing to have a western ranch wedding catered by world-renowned chefs. No worries, Napa Valley offers both, and then some. Looking for something more sumptuous? No problem. The impressive wine estate has some of the most luxurious wedding resorts in the entire state. These lavish yet cozy destinations will have you Northern California dreamin’ in no time.

8. Phuket, Thailand 

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No wonder locals refer this Southeast Asian country as sanuk, or “fun.” From luxury beachside resorts to vibrant coral reefs, guests will be overjoyed to visit the exotic kingdom. For a bustling experience that echoes the nightlife of New York City, head on to Bangkok for countless bars, shops, and dance clubs before winding down in the northwestern beaches saturated with crystal waters and luxury resorts. The luxurious beaches of Phuket and Koh Samui are the chief reasons couples take the long journey to Thailand to say their I do’s.

9. Crane Beach, Barbados

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The sun smiles down on Barbados, which sits on the outer fringe of the hurricane belt. Natural elements native to the area include dusty pink sand and boulder cliffs. The renowned Crane Beach is historic as it is scenic: After obtaining a marriage license in Bridgetown, capture the gleaming, rosy sand in all its glory by tying the knot an hour before sunset. After the I do’s, sit back and celebrate the beginning of a long and happy marriage as friendly Bajans make sure the special night is overflowing with fresh tropical flavors and tons of local rum.

10. Puerto Rico 

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Puerto Rico: Where the American can enjoy palm trees and tropic beaches without a passport. The island offers a wide variety of breathtaking sights, top-class resorts, and tons of outdoor activities. Whether you’re opting for a historical sight like Old San Juan or a more adventurous spot like the Riu Camuy Cave System Park (imagine saying “I do” in a million-year-old cave!), you’re bound to enjoy every breathtaking second at the isle of enchantment.

11. Curaçao

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The island of Curaçao is nestled on the outer fringe of the so-called hurricane belt — but have no fear, this location remains hurricane free with consistent temperatures in the 80s. Known for the various water sports, you can splish and splash with impressive reef diving and snorkeling sessions. Curaçao is where European charm meets lush tropical surroundings that provide top-of-the-line sandy beaches with an upscale historic feel.

12. Halkidiki, Greece

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Greece is another famous location with its many lovely islands and astonishing views. When we think of a luxury haven, Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki is number one on our list. With its luxury hotels and tranquil surroundings, newlyweds are treated like true royalty. With wonderful accommodations, outdoor activities, sparkling beaches, and a sumptuous spa with exclusive beauty treatments prove these are what wedding dreams are made of.

But before choosing a wedding destination, make your first destination Danhov. Begin your fairytale nuptials with the perfect handcrafted engagement ring.

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Nature-Inspired Diamond Engagement Rings That Will Have You Falling in Love

Experience nothing but nature with the Petalo Collection of engagement rings.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

6 Gown Trends That Graced the 2015 Bridal Runways with the Rings to Match

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Classic Capes

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.

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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.

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Novel Shades

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!

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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.

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Captivating Collars

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.

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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.

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1930’s Charm

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.

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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.

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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. 

Is an Interesting Detailed Shank the New Diamond Halo?

Diamond halos have been the biggest bridal trend for the last few years. Surrounding a center stone with a halo of smaller diamonds creates a contrast that will make the center diamond appear larger. Plus, we agree with the multitude of brides that have chosen a diamond halo engagement ring – it is simply beautiful and elegant.

CL102-4We don’t believe the diamond halo will every go away, and we don’t want it to disappear. But there does seem to be a slight movement within millennial brides to choose something different and stand apart from the crowd while showing their own style – an engagement ring without a diamond halo.

They are bringing the focus back to the center diamond. There seems to be more interest in “quality over quantity” and more attention is being paid to the shank of the engagement ring. Whether it is braided, engraved, split or covered in pave diamonds, more engaged couples are eager to express their personal style with details beyond the diamond halo.

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Happy National Proposal Day!

Many people dream, plan, and anticipate for the big day that will lead them down the altar with their soul mate—but before they say I do, they have to say YES!

In the spring, many couples decide to take the next big step in their budding romance because of National Proposal Day. There is no exact date on record when this special day was first observed, but it was created by Texan John Michael O’Loughlin to dedicate a specific day to encourage marriage proposals.

March 20 was chosen as the special date due to the alleged effects of the Vernal Equinox, or spring awakening, to the human hormones, symbolizing the equal forces between the couple necessary in making a marriage work.

Obviously, the question of marriage is traditionally accompanied with a special engagement ring selected with great care. In honor of National Proposal Day, we rounded up some adorable couples that recently popped the question. We wish them all much happiness and a future of fulfilled dreams!

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“I don’t even think I said yes before I kissed him 100x over. I looked behind me only to find his entire family, two photographers, and bystanders all watching us! Not only did Mike propose at the most beautiful place on earth, but also made sure that everybody was there to capture that moment. People only dream of experiencing a moment as beautiful as that, and I can’t believe that I was lucky enough to experience that with the man of my dreams. My fiancé took me above the clouds to ask me to be his wife, and I promise to keep him on cloud 9 for the rest of his life.” (HowHeAsked.com)

 

Jeff and Andy

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“We had a party on the beach with our friends, but I got antsy and wanted to take a stroll. We stopped to look at a house on the beach. I was making comments about it and wondering why Andy wasn’t saying anything. As I turned to address him, there he was on one knee with a ring box. When we got back to our friends, Andy had arranged for champagne to be served.” (TheKnot.com)

 

Cory and Nathan

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“He mumbled something about having loved me for three months and that made us both laugh because it had been three years. That broke the shock, and he started again and it was the sweetest. I said yes, of course, and hugged him and after a minute he asked if I wanted to put on the ring. I was so busy processing everything that I had forgotten about it! After the proposal, I realized that everyone had known it was happening and had been taking pictures.” (HowHeAsked.com)

 

Sonya and Nadeem

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In the middle of our conversation, he asked if he could have a piece of my watermelon and I said “no, get your own”. He said, “well can you grab a me fork from the basket so I can eat the one in my jar”. As I’m opening the basket, I see a gold covered box! I turn around to ask “what is that?!”, but before I know it he’s on one knee asking me ‘will you marry me?’. After 6 years, I said yes!” (HowHeAsked.com)

For those who haven’t prepared for today as “your big day”, a second chance comes during the Autumnal Equinox on September 23.

Begin the rest of your lives together by proposing with Danhov – a handcrafted engagement ring or wedding band is the perfect symbol of your love.

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Visit Danhov at Midtown Jewelers’ Spring Bridal Showcase

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If you live in the Washington D.C. and eastern Virginia areas, and are discussing engagement, visit Midtown Jewelers during the 2015 Spring Bridal Showcase.

A Danhov representative will be on-hand with a large selection of handcrafted engagement rings and wedding bands.

Purchase a Danhov engagement ring or wedding band during this special bridal event and as a special gift you will receive a Danhov “Key to Her Heart” pendant, a $500 retail value.

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Shop Danhov at Robbins Brothers’ Designer Event

 

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A Danhov representative will be at Robbins Brothers during this special designer bridal event showcasing uniquely handcrafted engagement rings and wedding bands.

From classic to couture, a large selection will be available to help you choose the perfect Danhov ring as a symbol of your love.

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Any Danhov ring purchased during this special event will be accompanied by a silver and ruby Key to Her Heart pendant as a special gift, retail value of $500.

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