Okay, don’t worry…Vashtie.Com has not become BrideObsessive.Com. Although, since this site has always been a reflection of me and I am now engaged, I decided to share all the things I’m learning about this new chapter.
As much as I like to indulge in all the comforts of the world, I equally like to find a bargain. Engagements and weddings can quickly become a major debt and I don’t believe that’s the way any couple should begin their married life. But, for those of you who like a luxury designer something-something, here are three luxury designer engagement rings under 3,000$! Also note, they are understated yet very high end.
HISTORY: Regarded as one of the most prestigious jewelry manufacturers in the world, Cartier was founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847 and has been worn by royalty since it’s birth until present day. If you watched “Oceans 8” you may remember that the Cartier necklace featured was based on a real Cartier design and worth 150 million. Anyways, you get the point. Cartier is a big damn deal.
ABOUT THE RING: The Etincelle de Cartier ring, 18K pink gold, set with an emerald-cut diamond center stone of 0.16 carats, and paved with brilliant-cut diamonds.
HISTORY: Winston’s father Jacob started a small jewelry business after he and his mother immigrated to the United States from Ukraine. While growing up, he worked in his father’s shop. When he was twelve years old, he recognized a two-carat emerald in a pawn shop, bought it for 25 cents, and sold it two days later for $800. Winston started his business in 1920 and opened his first store in New York City in 1932.
Winston was among the most noted jewelers in the world, well-known to the general public. In the 1953 musical film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” includes the spoken interjection “Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it!
ABOUT THE RING: The princess-cut diamond wedding ring sparkles with a single diamond, weighing approximately 0.10 carats, bezel set in an 18K yellow gold wedding band. This delicate fine jewelry design is the perfect complement to a Harry Winston Engagement Ring. Effortlessly elegant, it is a classic reminder of a timeless love.
HISTORY: Tiffany & Co. was founded in 1837 by the jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany and became famous in the early 20th century under the artistic direction of his son Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Also, their recognizable Tiffany Blue packaging is iconic as the jewelry they make.
ABOUT THE RING: Featuring two round brilliant diamonds precisely cut to frame a third-round brilliant center stone, the Tiffany Three Stone diamond ring features a shared setting to provide the highest possible level of radiance. This design allows for a continuous and dazzling stream of light to pass through the stones—one that is almost as brilliant as the love you share.
- 18k rose gold with diamonds
- Round brilliant center diamond, carat weight .15, color D-F, clarity IF-VS