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.

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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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. 

8 Reasons to Buy Danhov

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.

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7 Irresistible Diamond Jewelry Gifts Mom Will Love

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

Red Carpet Worthy

The Danhov Couture collection is made up of one-of-a-kind designs from the Danhov archives and new unique handmade creations from the designer, Jack Hovsepian.

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Diamond rings in the Couture collection are red-carpet-worthy pieces for women who like to capture the spotlight – perfect for an eye-catching engagement ring or a statement-making cocktail ring. These rings look gorgeous on the right or left hand.

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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Danhov Featured in Spring 2015 Inside Weddings

We’re excited to be included in some fun editorial within the pages of the Spring 2015 issue of Inside Weddings magazine.

The story on some of your favorite celebrity engagement rings includes several Danhov engagement rings.

Get the look of Mila Kunis’ engagement ring from Ashton Kutcher with the Danhov Eleganza braided shank engagement ring, handcrafted in platinum, Style ZE100.

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You can achieve a look similar to the ring Ryan Reynolds gave Blake Lively with a Danhov Per Lei single shank engagement ring with diamond halo and shank in 18k rose gold, Style LE105-OV.

And the emerald diamond ring Reese Witherspoon sports from her second husband, Jim Toth, is similar to the Danhov Per Lei double diamond shank platinum engagement ring with diamond halo, Style LE106-EM.

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The story featuring men’s wedding bands with diamonds includes a Danhov favorite, Style CM116-TT, Classico men’s stackable band in 18k yellow and white gold with a trio of diamonds. image-0003

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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

Cory and Nathan

“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

Sonya and Nadeem

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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