De Beers helps you create De Bomb Engagement Ring

Everyday you read about someone else “putting a ring on it.” Celebrities like Olivia Palermo, Lauren Conrad, Emily Maynard, Gabrielle Union, and Robin Wright are all sporting stunning diamond rings from their sweethearts. For those of planning engagements and hunting for our own bling, De Beers Diamond Jewelers is introducing an exclusive in-store service called For You, Forever that allows for full customization using the De Beers treasure chest of diamonds. Guided by De Beers Brand Ambassadors, the For You, Forever iPad application has 10 settings, 6 diamond cuts, and over 2,000 loose diamonds to choose from. This equates to over half a million variations. With For You, Forever the possibilities are truly endless.

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For You, Foreverenables effortless comparison of styles and diamonds. Customers can shop according to carat weight to suit not only their each preference but also their budgets.  For example, recreate Olivia Palermo’s stunning yellow diamond ring in a more modest carat weight or setting. Thanks to De Beers For You, Forever,we can all have paparazzi worthy engagement rings!

The De Beers ring will truly be yours, individually crafted for you, forever.

Vera Wang LOVE collection introduces rings grooms will love

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Vera Wang now introduces men’s bands as part of the Vera Wang LOVE collection, which includes four diamond wedding bands perfectly suited for the sophisticated groom. As with the bridal rings, pendants and earrings from the collection, each piece is engraved with the Vera Wang LOVE logo and adorned with a unique blue sapphire, a detail inspired by the traditional wedding adage “something blue” and personally selected by Vera Wang to symbolize everlasting love. Men’s bands are priced at $2199.99 and are now available at Zales and


Simply Vera Vera Wang Bridal Jewelry for Kohls

Just in time for wedding season, Kohl’s has expanded the Simply Vera Vera Wang collection into bridal jewelry and now offers a selection of exquisite, contemporary styles. You’ll find dozens of new engagement rings, available exclusively at Kohl’s and

The first bridal collection includes engagement rings and wedding bands priced from $1,000 to $9,995, before any savings. The jewelry features intricate details and unique cuts for a timeless design. The rings are all 14 karat white gold with certified near colorless diamonds. The engagement ring carat sizes range from 1/4 to 1 1/2 carat total weight.

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To view more of the collection, visit

Brighten and beautify your hands this fall

Even if you slathered sunscreen on the backs of your hands all summer long, months later, it’s likely they’re still—shockingly—a shade darker than the rest of your body. Talk about some serious sun damage. Today, new topical technologies bolster on-the-market products to erase signs of hyperpigmentation, like dark spots, discoloration and uneven tone. Here are three must-have brighteners. Smooth them on the backs of your hands and watch dark spots disappear.

The elure Advanced Skin Lightening program: This three-step system conquers discoloration with the powerhouse ingredient lignin peroxidase, which safely breaks down melanin (the pigment that discolors skin) with improvement in hyperpigmentation in just 28 days. Though designed for the face, many women report successful results using the system on hands as well. From Syneron Medical Ltd, the elure regimen features Advanced Lightening Lotion ($150), Advanced Lightening Night Cream ($150), and Advanced Facial Wash ($35), available in leading physician offices or at, or

Lumixyl Topical Brightening System: Erases sun damage and hyperpigmentation in a flash with lumixyl peptide technology, a just-as-effective—but safer—alternative to prescription hydroquinone. Safe for all skin types, the four-part system is made for face but works just as well to brighten hands, featuring an anti-oxidant cleanser, brightening crème, glycolic exfoliating lotion, and SPF 30 sunscreen. The system is available in leading physician offices and on for $270. From Envy Medical;

ZO Skin Health offers up two best-in-hands products to address dark spots as well as lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness and elasticity. Oraser Overnight Hand Recovery ($65) combines retinol, powerful antioxidants (like vitamins C and E) and rich emollients to reduce pigmentation and improve hands’ overall texture, tone and color. Oraser Daily Hand Repair SPF 20 ($65) is an everyday solution to reduce dark spots and prevent new ones from forming, as well as bring a youth boost to hands with retinol, anti-wrinkle matrixyl 3000, and broad-spectrum sunscreen.  ZO Skin Health is available at select Nordstroms and on

No matter what you system you choose, remember that people will be looking at that sparkling ring and you want your skin to be just as flawless.

Say Yes to Something Blue Jewelry by David Tutura

How lucky am I to have attended a private lunch for editors with David Tutura as he announced and launched his “Something Blue Jewelry Collection” for Sears.

“Each collection gives every girl a moment to discover the identity of which type of bride she is.  This special moment begins not when a girl walks down the aisle, but the minute she says yes to her special someone”

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The four collections that David has put together are simply stunning – and frankly…I’m so happy for both David and Sears.  I mean “SEARS”?  Let’s be honest, when you think of engagement rings Sears isn’t the first place that pops to mind.  However, I spent some time with Sears  executive team and after seeing their passion and love for couples, I was hooked.  The Sears brand has always been associated with quality, long-lasting and ‘home’, so this is a good pairing. After seeing the collection, this amazing and affordable collection, I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

‘There are four types of brides’ David says, so he created one for each:

Eternal – “Cherish your bright future.”  The Eternal collection is for the bride with classic taste, who cherishes memories through out the years.

Heirloom – “Your love makes history.” The Heirloom collection has a sense of tradition, offering the bride a way to bring her past into the future.

Radiance – “All eye on you.”  The Radiance collection is perfect fo the dazzling bride with glamorous tastes.

Legacy – “The love story continues.” The Legacy continues with timeless and sophisticated designs, each with a story to tell.

David said that he drew inspiration from tradition and his love of flowers, and with that in mind, all of the solitaire rings have a signature “floral head.”  It’s so cool to see – it’s like your love blooms each and every time you look at the ring.  Why “Something Blue”?  Well inspired by a Victorian poem, he designed the collection to contain in the inner band of the ring a genuine blue sapphire. What a beautiful concept: you have your ‘new and blue’ at the moment you say “yes” (ok…so I want to say ‘…to the dress’…but that comes after the ring).  What is important to remember is that the color ‘blue’, has been recognized to mean love and loyalty so this really special touch adds even more to your ring…and the person who gave it to you. Only someone who is passionate about brides and making their dreams come true would add something so meaningful.

“Each ring, like each bride, is completely unique with its own story to tell.  All you have to do is look”

You can find this wonderful collection of rings (there are also beautiful watches and necklaces) at your local Sears or online at