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                                                                                    2021     Bridal Guide




       Providing the Perfect                                                                                       diamond. However, more weight also indi-
                                                                                                                   cates a bigger size.
                                                                                                                      Consider shape. The common diamond
       Flowers for your                                                                                            shapes used in engagement rings are round,
                                                                                                                   cushion, pear, oval, princess, radiant, and
          Perfect Day                                                                                              emerald. Each of these shapes has its fans
                                                                                                                   and distinctive features. A round diamond
                                                                                                                   is the classic engagement ring style, but the
                                                                                                                   larger facets of a cushion style can enhance
       • Bouquets                                                                                                  brilliance, and the elongated emerald cut
                                                                                                                   presents a bold look that can make a dia-
       • Ceremony                                                                                                  mond appear larger than its carat weight.
                                                                                                                      Choose a setting. Deciding the right
       • Reception     • Centerpieces                                                                              setting or diamond shape for your stone is
                                                                                                                   a personal decision. Some people have spe-
                                                                                                                   cific ideas for a setting, and take more time
                                                                                                                   on the stone, or vice versa. However, not
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                                                                                                                   important to prioritize one or the other if
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                                                                                                                   solitaire, a simple band that showcases any
                                                                                 (NewsUSA) - Preparing to pop the ques-  diamond shape; halo, with a central stone
      Same Day Delivery to all of CumberlanD County                            tion soon but unsure how to choose the   surrounded by smaller diamonds; classic,
                                                                               right engagement ring? While choosing an   featuring a row of accent diamonds along
                                                                               engagement ring can be exciting, the variety   the ring band; and vintage, which replicates
       DeThomasi’
       DeThomasi’s                                                             of settings, precious metals, and diamonds   design styles from different time periods.
                               s
                                                                               can be overwhelming. Read these tips to   Contemplate your center stone.
                                                                               help you find the ideal engagement ring.    When it comes to your center stone, there
                                                                                 Set your price limit. Before you shop,   are a few options. Diamonds are the most
                                                                               know how much you want to spend. There   popular, but birthstones, moissanite, and
                                                                               is no right or wrong amount to put toward   cubic zirconia are also great budget-friendly
                                                                               a ring, and many beautiful stones and styles   options.
                                                                               are available to suit any budget.
                                                                                 There are two types of diamonds to   Combined Finances: What
                                                                               choose from—mined ones and lab-created
                                                        Since 1978             diamonds. While mined gems are extracted  All Couples Should Know
                                                                                                                      (NewsUSA) - As much as you may think
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                                                                               appearance. Interest in lab-created dia-  the same page when it comes to finances.
                                                Newly                          monds has surged in recent years as more   “Couples have a very hard time talk-
                                          Remodeled                            couples are concerned with sustainability,   ing about money,” Joan Atwood, a Hofstra
                                                                                                                   University professor of marriage and family
                                                                               as well as beauty and romance.
                                        Banquet Hall                           are: cut, color, clarity, and carat. Here’s the   therapy stated on an NPR “Money Coach”
                                                                                 Learn the “4 C’s” of diamonds. These
                                                                                                                   segment. “I would say it’s the last taboo.”
                                                                               translation:                        Ready to break it? Read on.
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                         (856) 691-6080                                        important factor in determining its fire,   discussed this in a dreamy sort of way
                                                                                                                   while dating. You know, a large house with
                                                                               brilliance, and sparkle.
                                                                                 • Color: Not all diamonds are clear; some
       ON AND OFF-PREMISES CATERING                                            have varying tints of yellow.       a swimming pool ... yearly vacations. But
                                                                                                                   turning those reveries into reality requires
                         Over 40 Years Experience                                • Clarity: A measure of the number of   habitually saving to pay for them and
                       Simply the Best Value!                                  flaws or inclusions in the stone.   finance your later retirement years—not to
                                                                                                                   mention deciding whether both partners
                                                                                 • Carat: A measure of the weight of the
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