When it comes to wedding and engagement rings, most of us here fall on the nontraditional side, but we always leave a little room for the classic at heart. Contrary to popular belief, traditional bling doesn't have to be boring. Let us show you what we mean with our top 10 picks, ranging from a standout Tiffany Bezet yellow diamond ring to a diminutive-yet-chic, slim single-diamond band from Satomi Kawakita. Believe us, to have and to hold never looked so good.
Check out Gossip Girl Leighton Meester posing with the rad Teen Choice Awards surfboard in the press room. Despite the prop, her ensemble is way more chic than sporty. An ivory lace Emilio Pucci minidress and Cathy Waterman jewels are sophisticated, while satin peep-toes with oversize rosettes add a quirky touch. Do you love it or hate it?
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Not too long ago, Ashley Olsen was channeling Buffy with a bold cross necklace. Religious beliefs aside, crosses have a way of looking cool, in that gothic, badass sort of way. I am still on the prowl for a Fabworthy gothic cross, maybe this Fall I will score the perfect one. The chosen one to ward off all evil.
This ultra violet stone has long been prized for its rich mystic associations and regal splendor. For you purple lovers out there, today's amazing amethysts are being mixed with all types of precious metals and are more raw, more confident - and most beautiful. I used to think amethysts were for little girls but these pieces are definitely all grown up.