The modern bride is full of thrilling contradictions. Traditional, but contemporary. Eye-catching, but subtle. And respectful but daring enough to break all the rules. Colors, fabrics, and even make-up styles all go in and out of fashion. In recent years, simple, cleaner silhouettes have …
Benjamin Javaheri, Uneek Jewelry’s Founder and Designer, recently sat down with Tanner Vaughan of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) for a live Instagram interview. The focus of the discussion was “The Vision,” a piece that secured Benjamin two awards in the prestigious 2020 AGTA …
Congratulations to Cassie LaMere & Andrew Knieberg on their recent engagement! Read on for their engagement story at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, and see her beautiful Uneek engagement ring.
Andrew and Cassie were introduced by a mutual friend and it turned out, they only lived three blocks away from each other! Their birthdays are around the same time, so they always take a trip to celebrate together. Cassie was in Palm Beach for a conference, so Andrew joined her for a long weekend after the event. They stayed at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, a historic and beautiful hotel affectionately known as Pink Paradise.
Cassie is an event planner, so she set up a tour with the hotel’s events manager. She and Andrew got an insider’s look at the hotel, including an invitation to visit the Duke of Windsor Penthouse Suite. They were told that it was booked, but that they could pop up before dinner that evening to take a look. Little did Cassie know that Andrew had been orchestrating a proposal with the team at the hotel for weeks, and although he acted as though they were just meeting for the first time, they were all in on it!
They stopped by the Penthouse Suite to watch the sunset on the terrace. There were gorgeous bouquets of flowers all around and Cassie’s favorite champagne. She thought Andrew had arranged all of it as a birthday surprise, but then he got down on one knee and surprised her with a sunset proposal on the terrace overlooking the city.
They designed the ring together, but Cassie had only seen renderings, not seen the final product. Cassie said about her ring: “To say I was blown away is an understatement. It was stunning! Andrew presented the ring to me in the most beautiful antique Sterling Silver ring box, which was a nod to my love of antique silver and is now the most treasured piece in my collection.”
They celebrated and enjoyed a picturesque summer sunset, and the Colony’s Beach Cruiser whisked them away to an elegant dinner of their favorite French cuisine.
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The start of a new year brings all kinds of reflection and planning. Of course, for all our trendy women, some of the biggest planning is determining which trends to hop on if getting engaged is in your 2019 future. Here’s our guide to what’s trending from the social landscape to the design room in the new year!
Split Shank Engagement Rings
Uneek has been perfecting the split shank over the years, making brides happy with delicate layers of sparkling diamonds. Creating an openwork illusion of two rings in one, this style has grown in popularity and been seen on some of the hottest celebrities like Joe Jonas’ bride and Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner. We know it will continue to be on the list of stylish brides this year. Learn more about this fancy yellow diamond ring and emerald cut ring.
Geometry Lesson: Going Beyond Round
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again in 2019, oval rings are having a moment! More and more A-listers are choosing the bold oval and its close counter, the pear shape, for their statement rings. Whether your ice is large like theirs or more modest, you can’t beat the oval for a unique ring shape that makes the center stone look bigger! Hailey Baldwin chose the shape with her ring from Justin Beiber and we can’t blame her.
Style numbers: Pear (URSM08PS-7×5) | Marquise (URSM08MQ-10×5) | Oval illusion ring (SWS232DS-6.5RD)
Colorful Gemstone Engagement Rings
What became a “thing” with Princess Diana’s much-replicated sapphire-and-diamond ring long ago is enjoying some modern love thanks to a resurgence of everything from the past. And it’s not just for royalty. Many brides are choosing colorful gems as a center stone or flanking a traditional diamond to set themselves apart from the crowd. We concur. Only another rare jewel can add to a diamond’s timeless style.
Style numbers: Sapphire (174436) | Emerald (LVS1016GEM) | Ruby
Yellow Gold is Hot Hot Hot!
Warm, inclusive and gorgeous on all skin tones, yellow gold has been making a comeback in the past year and shows no signs of stopping. After decades of white gold and platinum, we find it refreshing to see this classic metal on the ring fingers of brides. Need more convincing? Just look to supermodels Emily Ratajowski, Karlie Kloss and Hailey Baldwin, actresses Gywneth Paltrow, Kirsten Dunst and new princess Megan Markle. Learn more about this solitaire.
We know how most holiday shopping goes…while looking for gifts for family and loved ones you fall in love with the very gifts you’re buying. We say embrace it with a little list-making and creative budgeting! We’re always down to help you treat yourself, so …