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Are these alternatives to earth-mined diamonds ethical & budget-friendly? Let's find out…

We may tout a lot of colored gemstones around these parts, but we know a lot of you are totally down for that classic diamond look. And these days, you really don't have to feel guilty about snagging a real diamond from ring designers who source ethical and conflict-free diamonds. But there are other options you might want to know about which are created without any impact to the earth AND are more budget-friendly. We reached out to our custom-ring wizard partners at Joseph Jewelry to get the scoop on diamond alternatives such as lab created diamonds and moissanite engagement rings.

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We are making serious eyes at these swank & colorful engagement rings

Sure, diamond engagement rings are classic and timeless, but maybe not totally you? That's where gemstones come in. The world is truly your rainbow when it comes to colorful engagement rings. Our partners at BBBGem specialize in custom jewelry and a massive selection of engagement rings and wedding bands. The best part? It's all seriously affordable.

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How to find the perfect engagement ring for your person

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays season? Sure, but also ENGAGEMENT SEASON! A whole lot of folks get engaged around this time of year so we know that at least some of you are in need of a stunning engagement ring or a set of wedding bands or maybe even a gift of jewelry. In any case, you'll want to hook up with our favorites at Joseph Jewelry because you can create a super personal ring that encapsulates your love, your interests, and everything that makes your person so amazing.

Here are some tips for how to go about creating a custom-made ring and the journey to ring bliss you can take with Joseph Jewelry. Trust me, it's FUN…

Totally custom & sustainable wedding rings? Oh it's possible and easy with W.R. Metalarts

Y'all know I love when readers of Offbeat Bride are also vendor partners with Offbeat Bride. Such is the case with husband and wife custom wedding and engagement ring artisans Will Alderfer and Rosie Nevins-Alderfer. They have created over 200(!) custom wedding rings through their custom jewelry business, W.R. Metalarts and I can't get enough of ogling their creations. Plus, their rustic style, gender-neutral options, and sustainable practices totally fit our M.O.

Here's why rose gold rings are becoming our OBSESSION

If you've been on the hunt for an engagement ring or wedding bands, you may have noticed how wildly popular custom rose gold rings have become. It's been gaining popularity for some time now and I'm pretty sure they've entered the pantheon of classics. And we couldn't be MORE into it. I decided to do some digging into one of my favorite places to ogle the jewelry goods, our loooongtime jewelry vendor pals, Joseph Jewelry. You can never go wrong when you're online shopping with artisans who custom create designs where you can literally create ANYTHING you can dream up.

Ring shopping 101: what are some fancy, non-round diamonds for your engagement ring?

If you're into a ring with a lovely center stone, then you may be inundated with round ones. Am I right? It's time you were introduced to some alternate, fancy-shaped diamonds. We've gotten the scoop from the amazing ring artisans over at Brilliant Earth to highlight some of their favorite shapes for diamonds like pear, emerald cut, marquise, and oval.