Designer Trunk Show at Robbins Brothers – Seattle

Join Jack Hovsepian, owner and designer of Danhov, at Robbins Brothers in Seattle, WA, on April 8 from 11 am – 7 pm to shop a large assortment of uniquely handmade engagement rings and wedding bands.

If you purchase a Danhov engagement ring on this special event day, you will receive 10% of the retail price towards a Danhov wedding band purchased the same day.

Please call Robbins Brothers – Seattle at 206-826-7464 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

4 Tips to Finding the Perfect Designer Engagement Ring

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!

  1. Set A Budget

“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.

2. Keep Your Lifestyle In Mind

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.

3. Choose Everlasting

Platinum is the most durable of the precious metals. Did you know the surface of your rings will actually get stronger with wear?

4. Consider The Maintenance

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.

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.

Off the shoulder

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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www.danhov.com/danhov-eleganza-split-shank-engagement-ring-le110

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.

Timeless tulle

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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www.danhov.com/se100

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.

Classic capes

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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www.danhov.com/danhov-per-lei-single-shank-oval-engagement-ring-le104-ov

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!

Novel shades

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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www.danhov.com/danhov-eleganza-braided-engagement-ring-ze105

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.

Captivating collars

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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www.danhov.com/danhov-couture-single-shank-engagement-ring-ce153

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.

1930s charm

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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www.danhov.com/danhov-couture-single-shank-engagement-ring-ce118

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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www.danhov.com/engagement/petalo/danhov-flora-single-shank-engagement-ring-fe100

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www.danhov.com/engagement/petalo/danhov-flora-single-shank-half-moon-engagement-ring-fe106

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www.danhov.com/engagement/eleganza/danhov-eleganza-braided-engagement-ring-ze105

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www.danhov.com/engagement/tubetto/danhov-tubetto-single-shank-engagement-ring-te126

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www.danhov.com/engagement/couture/danhov-couture-single-shank-engagement-ring-ce153

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www.danhov.com/engagement/solo-filo/danhov-solo-filo-split-shank-oval-center-engagement-ring-se101-ov

 

 

As Seen in the Pages of Inside Weddings Fall 2014

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The Fall 2014 issue of Inside Weddings features a Danhov Couture diamond engagement ring on the front cover. It is stunning! (If we can say so ourselves).

It’s always exciting when our uniquely handmade rings are included in editorial, but to see this diamond beauty shining brightly on the front cover is a thrill for the entire Danhov team.

The Couture style shown is CE163. http://www.danhov.com/ce163

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Diamonds Upon Diamonds

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The Eternita collection serves as an elegant, shimmering companion to any designer engagement ring, or as a stand-alone celebration ring of an anniversary or any special occasion. A diamond eternity band is a timeless expression of eternal love.

Any authorized Danhov dealer will help you select the diamonds and have your band created by hand in our Los Angeles office. The price will depend on the cut, clarity, carat and color of the diamonds you select, and then whether they are set in 14k gold, 18k gold, or platinum.