Men’s Engagement Rings – An Upcoming Trend
Posted January 2, 2015 by Sharon 0 in Brilliance

Mangagement™: A Trend That Is Here to Stay

 

Zephyr and Achilles Mangagement Rings by Brilliance

Mangagement™ is a trend spreading like wildfire, and for good reason: everyone loves to exchange rings! Here, we’ll take a look at how the men’s engagement ring trend got its start, plus we’ll take a look at some of the most exciting engagement rings for men. Finally, we’ll give you the advice you need to choose a men’s engagement ring of your own.

How Mangagement™ Got Its Start

Back in the 1926, jewelers tried and, unfortunately, failed to market pre-wedding rings for men, despite macho names like the Master, the Stag, and the Pilot. This was a bold move considering that grooms’ wedding bands weren’t a must until becoming popular during the 1940s and 50s. 

Mens Diamond Ring

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Thanks to today’s egalitarian approach to marriage, engagement rings for men have made a strong comeback. They were first introduced by British jeweler H. Samuel, who unveiled the “Tioro” ring in 2009, featuring a single small diamond in a wide band.  But even the “Tioro” design continued to function primarily as a wedding band.

A Growing Trend in Engagement Rings for Men

The first rings for men were very simple affairs, usually precious metal or titanium, with a couple of small diamonds at most. Today, blingier options are also available. And, unlike the conservative men of the 1920s, today’s fellas are much more open to wearing engagement rings. In a recent study, about 67 percent of men polled said they would be open to wearing a men’s engagement ring.

Men's Ruby Fashion Ring

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Celebs like Johnny Depp and Michael Buble have embraced the trend, and while same-sex couples have celebrated their love by exchanging men’s engagement rings for years, more hetero couples are taking advantage of the heartfelt opportunity to celebrate their commitment to one another before the “I do’s” have been said.

Johnny Depp shows his men's engagement ring on the red carpet

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Michael Buble shows his men's engagement ring on stage

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Choosing the Right Men’s Engagement Ring Design

When it comes to selecting the right Mangagement™ ring, know that it is important to select a style that your one and only will love wearing. Some styles are plain-Jane, while others have diamonds and other precious stones.

Achilles Mangagement Ring by Brilliance

Many jewelers offer fashion rings for men, but as of now there is just one company, Brilliance, that offers a full line of Mangagement™ rings.  With sharper, more masculine angles than engagement rings traditionally worn by women, wider bands, and exciting, unconventional shapes, they offer timeless appeal inspired by both classic and modern jewelry designs. Brilliance also offers a custom design service that allows couples to create signature pieces.

Daedalus Mangagement Ring by Brilliance

Whether you design your own men’s engagement ring or pick up a pre-designed model, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Choice of Metal: Engagement rings for men come in all sorts of metal options ranging from silver to platinum, to white gold to yellow gold. Pick a metal that complements his skin tone as well as the accessories he currently wears.

Bling: How much is too much? That depends on the guy in question. Some men love their bling and would be thrilled to wear a men’s engagement ring with lots of diamonds.  Others prefer a more subtle approach and might prefer a solitaire or a simple band with just a couple of accent stones.

Eros Mangagement Ring by Brilliance

Design Elements: Aside from diamonds and other gems, design elements have a huge impact on the way a Mangagement™ ring looks and functions. Men who work with their hands might prefer simpler designs that will stand up to the rigors of an active lifestyle, while those in less demanding lines of work are more likely to feel comfortable in something more elegant.

Ajax Mangagement Ring by Brilliance

Making the Choice: Some men and women want to surprise their intended spouses with engagement rings, while others prefer to give their partners a few options and the final say. As a men’s engagement ring is a symbol of a lifetime of love and is meant to last for a lifetime, be sure to weigh your options carefully when making this decision.

Brilliance Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Posted August 20, 2014 by Sharon 0 in Brilliance

For the last few weeks we’ve seen a lot of people take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We wanted a piece of the action so we decided to accept the challenge and take it one step further. How? In the spirit of charity and fun, we challenge all of our followers to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. For every follower that tags us in their video on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brilliancecom), we will donate money to the ALS. Spread the fun and help a great cause!

Our 3D Printing Program is Featured on NBC!
Posted August 1, 2014 by Sharon 0 in Brilliance

Our 3D Printing Program has seen a lot of success – not only has it helped a lot of our customers decide on the best diamond choice, but we’ve also intrigued a lot of different news sources. Most recently, we spent the day with Ashleigh Walters and we discussed the 3D printing program. If you missed it on the news, check it out below.Brilliance.com on NBC

The New Diamond Finder App from Brilliance
Posted July 25, 2014 by Sharon 0 in Brilliance

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The team at Brilliance is always pushing the envelope by incorporating new technology into better features and services for our customers. From 3D printed rings, to blinged out wearable tech, we’ve taken technology and made some useful, fun programs. Our newest adventure was not only a challenge to create, but it can be extremely useful for someone looking to save money when purchasing a diamond.

We’ve Done It Again – Introducing the Diamond Finder App:
With access to over 100,000 diamonds, your phone or tablet can become your personal in-pocket diamond store. Search by common characteristics like carat, shape or price. Are you a diamond connoisseur? Try searching by more advanced characteristics like depth, table or fluorescence. No matter how you search, you can find a diamond that fits any criteria and at our affordable prices.

Empowering Our Customers – The Retail Challenge:
We understand that shopping online can be daunting, especially when you are looking for something expensive like a diamond. To help our customers, we have many different programs (Lifetime Maintenance, Lifetime Upgrades and a 30 Day Return Policy) to try and ease their angst. For those of you that are on the fence, we have a challenge for you: Go to your local jewelry store and price out a few diamonds that you like. Then, take out your Diamond Finder app and find an identical diamond and see how much you save.

Simply put, we created this app as a tool to show our customers and potential customers how much you can save so that you Never Pay Retail Again.

Gotta have it? You can download the Diamond Finder on the Appstore and on < a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brilliance.diamond&hl=en">Google Play for phones and android tablets. iPad version is in development now!

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Our 3D Printing Program is Featured on Fox Business
Posted June 12, 2014 by Sharon 0 in Brilliance

Our 3D printing program is off to a great start. So great, that Fox Business and Varney & Company interviewed our very own Shai Barel. He also met with Lauren Simonetti and discussed the program. Check out the videos below! If you’re interested in our new program, visit our 3D Printing page!

 

 

 



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