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GEMOLOGY 101: Hollywood Trendsetters Blaze Fashion Trail with Gemstone Engagement Rings

July 25, 2011
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At Micky's Jewelry Studio in La Verne, ownere Mickey Rehm can fashion a ring just like the blue sapphire worn by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of York.

At Micky's Jewelry Studio in La Verne, ownere Mickey Rehm can fashion a ring just like the blue sapphire worn by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of York.

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By Mickey Rehm, owner of Micky’s Jewelry Studio

Bridal couples are rewriting the wedding traditions to reflect more individuality in their nuptials.  People feel free to express themselves in their weddings, and that extends to their bridal rings.

Thirty years after it made a splash for color in the bridal market, the 18 carat blue sapphire Princess Diana wore, is now on the finger of Kate Middleton.  Beyond the British royals, Hollywood’s elite wear gemstone engagement rings like Penelope Cruz in blue sapphire, Nicole Richie in pink sapphire and Jessica Simpson in ruby.  Among the most coveted options, colored diamonds have a big fan base, especially for yellows, champagnes and pinks, including Carrie Underwood in yellow and Mariah Carey in pink.

Color allows women to showcase their sense of style.  Everyone has a favorite color and every color makes women feel differently.  This is the reason women are falling head over heels for colored gemstone engagement rings.  Sapphires, rubies and pink tourmaline are just a few of the gemstones being worn by these trendsetting brides.

The most popular gemstone is blue sapphire, followed by fancy color sapphires (pink and yellow) Ruby is also a great choice, as corundum gems are second in hardness to diamond.gemstonem2

Another example, one that truly solidifies the trend for bridal color, is the demand for black diamond rings- inspired by Mr. Big giving Carrie a 5 carat diamond in the final scene of the film Sex and the City 2.    More couture than taboo, Big gave Carrie a black diamond because she’s not like anyone else.

The key for brides who want color is that the ring design looks traditional.  The twist is in the gem selection, and the sky’s the limit in color.

Micky’s Jewelry Store is located at 2210 Foothill Blvd. in the Office Depot Center. Micky is a true “gem” here in La Verne. For more info, please call (909) 593. 0748

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