Selecting an engagement ring for a loved one may seem like a daunting task, since it’s the first integral step of your new life together. Every man would like to find as special, unique and beautiful engagement ring as his fiancée is. Unfortunately, many guys are simply afraid of shopping for jewelry and thereby purchase the first best ring, as most of them have nothing to do with diamonds. However, with the development of technologies and e-commerce, shopping for a ring doesn’t take too much time and effort anymore. When selecting a ring online you can learn all essential details on the item, compare prices, view it from different angles, as well as to contact customer support for more information. But anyway, there are things that you must know about engagement rings whether you are buying jewelry from a physical jewelry store or its online presence. Below, in our 5 step engagement ring guide we are going to dwell upon the most essential aspects of purchasing such a meaningful piece of jewelry like an engagement ring.
Somber Feeling – Continuing to show off her new ‘do, Patricia van der Vliet stars in Catherine Servel’s high gloss jewelry shoot featured in the August issue of Vogue Russia. Karen Langley styles the brunette in lace and sheer pieces which complement an array of sparkling jewels. On beauty are hair stylist Kevin Ryan and makeup artist Lisa Houghton with gothic inspired hues.
Elegance Refined – Iekeliene Stange dons a mix of ivory and jet black looks for a beauty story featured in the latest issue of Vogue Portugal. Lensed by Enric Galceran with styling by Lidia Aguilera, Iekeliene sports the designs of Versace, Givenchy, Blumarine, Roberto Cavalli and more in the studio images. A slicked back coif and flawless makeup by Daniel Rull complete the elegant ensembles. / Manicure by Junior Quieros
A Strong Pair – Face of Calvin Klein, Lara Stone, joins male model Sean O’Pry for the label’s fall 2012 watch and jewelry campaign. The pair poses for Patrick Demarchelier’s lens in the striking portrait.
Rare Beauty – Gemfields, the world’s largest colored gemstone producer, recently launched a six month campaign featuring Josephine Skriver as the face. The new advertisements support its socially and environmentally conscious emeralds and rubies with the tagline ‘Rare Coloured Gemstones’. Boo George photographed Josephine with art direction from Jonny Lu in the stunning images.
Oceans World – The May edition of Grazia Germany taps photographer Till Becker for a story of oceanic inspired jewelry looks starring Lucia Jonova. Styled by Nicole Schneider, Lucia wears designs resembling coral, starfish and other oceanic life from the likes of Chanel, Tiffany & Co. and Versace. / Hair and makeup by Spiri Fountoglou
A Fine Pairing – Sigrid Agren stars alongside male model Sam Way in Chanel’s spring campaign for its fine jewelry collection. Captured by Dominique Issermann, the lovebirds are an engaged couple shopping for the perfect rings in the romantic black and white series of images.
Classique Magnifique – Raquel Zimmermann shows off her elegant side for a new beauty campaign from Dior featuring its “My Dior” line of fine jewelry. Steven Meisel captures the Brazilian beauty in classic styles designed by Victoire de Castellane. Whether wearing a scarlet red lip or a nude hue, Raquel wows with her timeless beauty and grace.
Prénom Carmen – Kendra Spears turns up the heat for the February issue of Vogue Paris, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura. Inspired by the play “Carmen”, fashion editor Geraldine Saglio pieces together a wardrobe of sparkling jewelry paired up with lacy pieces from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Emilio Pucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Mussed locks by hair stylist James Pecis and bronzed skin by makeup artist Christelle Cocquet add a distressed touch to the glam images.
The Casual Glam – Charlotte di Calypso gets glam for Hunter & Gatti’s beauty portraits published in Vogue Spain December’s “Joyas” supplement. Decked out in precious gems and denim styled by Sara Fernandez, Charlotte wows with wavy tresses by hair stylist Paco Garrigues and rouged cheeks by makeup artist Frank Garrett. / Manicure by Manuela Pane