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T&H Couple: Clare & Scott

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Congratulations to our latest T&H Couple, Clare & Scott! This sweet duo was engaged with one of our most special and historic rings ever, the Boulder Creek! The ring is from the Victorian era, and hallmarks on the inside allowed us to date the production to exactly 1858 in Birmingham, England. How cool is that?! We loved what Scott had to say about his special proposal, so we'll let him take it from here:

We met in college but didn't start dating until Clare had graduated and I was finishing my senior year.  A romance that began by watching a movie in West Philadelphia continued for two years in New York.  Our relationship became a long-distance one when I moved to California, but we managed to spend as much time as we could together, whenever possible in Italy, a place we both study and love.
 
On May 1st, I ate dinner with a friend at a Chinese restaurant.  The meal concluded with the most precise fortune cookie I've ever seen: "Remember three months from this date.  Good things are in store for you."  Struck by the unusual exactitude, I tucked the fortune in my wallet to be kept for the appointed date but soon forgot about it.  Clare and I had talked about getting married for a while by that point, but I wasn't planning to propose until the next year.  As the summer progressed, waiting seemed to make less and less sense.  By the end of July, I had found the perfect ring that I knew Clare would love.  I made plans to take her on a hike in Redwood Regional Park in Oakland where I would propose.  On August 1, as I was about to get into the car to pick up Clare, I reached into my wallet to get my Zipcar card, in front of which was tucked (much to my surprise!) a small piece of paper with a fantastic message.  We went for a beautiful hike, talked about things big and small, and I asked her to marry me.  Good things were in store indeed.
Congratulations! We are so thrilled to be part of your story♥

Collaborator Spotlight: Ashley Slater

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

Ashley Slater with Trumpet & Horn

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Photography: Ashley Slater Photography | Art Direction: The Bloom Workshop | Event Styling & Design: Michaela Noelle Designs | Floral Design: Tinge Floral | Venue: DAR Rainier Chapter House | Dresses and accessories: BHLDN | Vintage Engagement Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Hair: Michelle Healy Hair | Makeup: Chelsey Matley | Wedding Cake: The Sweet Side | Rentals: Vintage Ambiance | Runner: Adorn Company | Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box | Wedding Invitations: The Aerialist Press, Minted | Calligraphy: Graceline

To see more shots from this gorgeous blue & grey wedding inspiration, head on over to Ruffled Blog!

Vintage Engagement Rings April 26

Lincoln Park | Trumpet & Horn Ravenna | Trumpet & Horn Key Biscane | Trumpet & Horn Walworth | Trumpet & Horn Highmeadow | Trumpet & Horn Brush Hollow | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...

Vintage Cabochon Emerald Engagement Ring | Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park is an exceptional and authentic Late Victorian (circa 1895) platinum topped 18k yellow gold engagement ring. This antique beauty centers a vibrant green natural emerald gauged at approximately 3.85ct. The Cabochon cut emerald is accompanied by a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the emerald is Colombian origin with Minor clarity enhancement. Lincoln Park is further enriched by a delicate halo of sixteen Old Mine Cut diamonds, each individually prong set, totaling approximately 0.50ct in weight. The ring is finished with a simple 18k yellow gold shank. Lincoln Park is currently a size 7 and can be sized to fit.

Vintage Rose Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring | Ravenna

Ravenna is an eye catching and authentic Edwardian era (circa 1910) 18k white gold ring. This unique vintage ring centers a Rose Cut diamond gauged at approximately 0.60ct, graded H-I color and SI1 clarity. This simple yet one-of-a-kind ring is accented by a delicately engraved white halo featuring a chevron pattern and subtle milgraining. Ravenna is finished with an engraved white gold shank continuing the chevron pattern. The ring is currently a size 7.75 and can be sized to fit. Please note, the center diamond was not removed from the original setting, so the diamond was graded by a gemologist. The carat, color and clarity is estimated.

A Men’s Guide to Finding the Right Engagement Ring

Unique Emerald Ring | Trumpet & Horn

What makes something classic? Whenever you experience a classic car, a classic movie, or a classic novel, you’re usually left feeling like you’ve come across the gold standard in quality. But does this universal sense of the classic hold up when it comes to finding the right engagement ring? The right ring has changed over the years as fashion and style has evolved. For example, in the 1960s Elizabeth Taylor made emerald engagement rings a must-have, but does that still hold true today?

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A Personal Sense of Classic

Why would you buy a classic car? Is it the color that draws you in or the body style? Perhaps the rarity or sentimental value is what pulls you closer. A 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, for instance, is lauded for its design and workmanship—a mere replica of the car can be worth up to $250,000! But not everyone considers the Shelby as the best classic car. Similarly, not everyone thinks a single, round cut diamond in a gold band is the best kind of engagement ring. Some prefer the verve and vitality of emerald engagement rings.

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An Investment in Who You Are

Women view engagement rings how men view cars: an investment and symbol of who you are and what you love. Their color, shape, rarity, and sentimental value all contribute to each woman’s ideal ring or each man’s ideal car. You can’t ignore a woman’s tastes when trying to find her a ring. In fact, sentimental value and history together play a crucial role in finding the perfect diamond. When you start your ring hunt, consider the following:

  • What is your budget?
  • What is her style?
  • Are custom rings for you?

Budget

Many people still go by the three month salary rule, which states that you should spend three months’ worth of your paycheck on an engagement ring. Unfortunately, many young couples live paycheck to paycheck, making the equivalent of three months’ salary a difficult standard. You may think that you should be going out and buying seven carat ruby or emerald engagement rings.

However, finding the right ring doesn’t always mean purchasing the most expensive one. Instead of glowing with pleasure at how much you spent, your fiance may consider future debt and budgeting issues.

With frugality in mind, consider the four C’s of diamonds: cut, color, carat, and clarity. Each has an impact on the value of the diamond. You can compromise one factor subtly in favor of another to save money. For example, you can sacrifice the clarity of the stone for a larger carat or opt for clarity over color. The following is a quick guide on the four C’s:

Cut

The Cut is used to describe the shape of the stone and its reflective quality. A premium Cut is what gives a diamond that brilliant shine. In a well Cut diamond, light enters and is reflected internally before glimmering externally. On the other hand, in a poorly Cut diamond, light will enters but will leak out at the sides and bottom of the stone, leaving less brilliance. Modern stones are cut by lasers, whereas vintage stones were cut by hand, often by candlelight. It’s important to know what type of stone—vintage or modern—you are looking at when considering the Cut of a stone.

Even colored stones—like those in emerald engagement rings—benefit from a premium cut. The grading methods for diamonds are ideal, excellent, very good, good, fair and poor. Usually, fair and poor cut diamonds are cut to maximize carat size.

Color

When referring to color, jewelers are speaking of the presence or absence of color in white diamonds. As color can stem from the composition of the diamond, it never changes over time. Diamond colors are rated D, completely colorless, through Z, having a slight yellowish tinge. To the untrained eye, the difference in color isn’t discernible until the I grade.

Tip: Yellow gold tends to hide color defects in diamonds, so if your lady prefers white gold or platinum, a higher color grade is the better option.

Clarity

A diamond’s clarity is all about the flaws—blemishes, including scratches and pits, are found on the surface of a diamond, while inclusions are found inside the diamond. Many times, blemishes are caused during the cut and often reveal substandard jewelry making.

Diamond clarity is graded F-I3. F-VS are expensive diamonds with flaws invisible to the naked eye, while VS1 and VS2 are slightly more affordable options with flaws visible under 10x magnification. To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to see any flaws in a diamond, so it’s important to consider how important clarity grading is to you when choosing a stone. You can save a little money by purchasing a stone with a lower clarity grade.

Carat

A carat is the unit of measurement used to weigh diamond and is equal to 200 milligrams.Carats are also the unit of measurement for precious stones used in sapphire or emerald engagement rings. The average diamond size for an engagement ring is 1.1 carats, but Trumpet & Horn carries sizes up to seven carats.

Note that ‘karat’ is a different unit of measurement used to describe the purity of gold.

Tip: If your lady has petite hands, a smaller carat size is often more appropriate. Even one carat stones can appear large on her hand, while a two or three carat stone could dwarf her.

beautiful emerald ring

Her Style

The next important thing for a man to consider is his woman’s style. Many men love certain styles of clothing, shoes, or jewelry that a woman wouldn’t necessarily choose for themselves. Keep that in mind while shopping and pick a style she loves, not just a ring you think will look good on her.

If you’re at a loss because you know nothing about fashion or your girl’s style, you may want to rummage through her jewelry drawer. Take note of the rings she wears most often. Are gold and bronze featured more? Does she wear a lot of colored stones? If green is her choice of color you may want to consider an emerald engagement ring. You can even ask her friends and family. They’ll have lots of valuable insight.

Maybe you should point out a piece of jewelry in a store window and gauge her reaction. If she loves it, you’ll know where to start; if she hates it, she’ll be sure to tell you exactly why.

You can also make a ring more special by tying it into your history together or connecting it with her family.

  • Is there a family heirloom or ring that can influence the design?
  • Is there a color or place meaningful to the two of you that can be expressed in the ring?
  • Can any of your history be expressed in a custom or antique band?

You can almost always tell if a woman will prefer a more mainstream wedding ring or one that conveys individuality. Does your girl carry Elizabeth Taylor’s persona or the powerful presence of Cleopatra? Both these women preferred emeralds to any other stone. Maybe your lady will prefer an emerald engagement ring as well.

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Customization

For a woman who wouldn’t be satisfied with a simple diamond, you may want to consider creating something just for her. For many, individuality is important and expressing a personal sense of style on a daily basis often extends to engagement rings as well.

While the round cut, single solitaire diamond ring is still considered a classic, vintage rings are gaining popularity. If customizing isn’t something you’re interested in, a vintage-inspired ring can fulfill the individuality your woman may crave. A bold piece like Trumpet & Horn’s vintage Marcelle emerald engagement ring will satisfy her sense of drama, or maybe the Edwardian style Platinum Peachtree is more her speed.

The benefit of a slightly customized ring is that you get to create something she’ll really love and know you put some thought into. At Trumpet & Horn, we allow some customization on our vintage-inspired pieces so we can help achieve a certain look or stay within your budget.

Return for a moment to your own perspective and consider why people customize their cars— in many cases, they want better handling or have a certain aesthetic preference. The same goes for engagement rings. If a woman prefers more color in her wardrobe, maybe she’ll want a colorful emerald engagement ring. If she does a lot of work with her hands, maybe a smaller carat size is better for her. Regardless, when shopping for her ring, consider her lifestyle, fashion, and personal preferences.

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Top Mistakes

Many men don’t take the time to consult a ring buying guide when preparing to propose, but it’s important to avoid the major pitfalls of engagement ring buying:

  • Don’t spend more than you can afford
  • Understand her taste
  • Don’t spontaneously buy something off the shelf

Treat your ring buying experience seriously and consider your options. Though having a general idea is great, don’t be afraid to let your idea evolve. You might have thought you were going to buy a simple princess cut diamond, but you might end up with a pear shaped, emerald engagement ring.

Whether surprising your girl or taking her along for the ride, start your journey at Trumpet & Horn. While this guide provides basic ring buying knowledge and tactics to get you started, Trumpet & Horn will help carry you to the end. Once you’ve done your research, bring us what you know about your lady and we’ll help you find the perfect ring that speaks to her. Trumpet & Horn has rings for any style and taste and they’re all as unique as she is!

HuffPost Weddings Features Trumpet & Horn

21 Engagement Rings That Are Perfect for the Unconventional Bride | HuffPost Weddings & Trumpet & Horn Vintage Victorian Cluster Ring | Barbados from Trumpet & Horn Image Map

We are super excited to find ourselves included in the HuffPost Weddings Feature "21 Engagement Rings That Are Perfect for the Unconventional Bride". The article asserts, Brides who play by their own rules crave something out-of-the-ordinary when it comes to all aspects of their weddings, but especially the engagement ring. We could not agree more! If you're looking for a unique engagement ring, you've come to the right place! Here are a few more affordable and unconventional engagement ring options!

Unique Vintage Engagement Ring | Coventry Delfino | Trumpet & Horn Affordable Vintage Engagement Ring | Idyllwild Hyperion | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

T&H Couple: Amanda & Nick

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Congratulations to our latest T&H Couple, Amanda & Nick! These Omaha natives met a little over four years ago and have since moved across state-lines to Colorado together. Nick knew that he was ready to propose and wanted to find a unique yet gorgeous ring for his sweetheart. When he stumbled upon our site and saw our vintage-inspired Tiara ring, he knew it was the one! Coincidentally, Nick had a work trip planned to Los Angeles, so he snuck in a visit to Trumpet & Horn while he was here. He chose a platinum one, with a stunning GIA certified diamond. We shipped the ring off to Colorado and then Nick got busy planning the perfect proposal! The two share a deep love for live music, and their very favorite venue is the Ampitheatere at Red Rocks. In Nick's words:

"Red Rocks is such a majestic place and holds a special place in both of our hearts so it was the perfect place to ask my best friend to marry me. I was lucky enough to share the moment with my friends and family. I surprised Amanda as we met our friends at the top of the Amphitheatre and I surprised her once again when I got down on one knee and proposed to her. She was shocked to say the least after all the events that had taken place. Amanda loves vintage jewelry and the ring was perfect as she had not seen anything like it! The beautiful pear shaped diamond set in the Tiara ring fits her unique personality. The beauty, quality, and craftsmanship of the ring is exquisite, and I cannot thank Trumpet & Horn enough. She says she never wants to take it off and is upset that she has to go without it while it gets re-sized!"

Congrats again! We are so happy and honored to be a part of your forever story! ♥

Photos by Justin Cary

Collaborator Spotlight: Everly Events

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Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

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Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Esther Sun Photography | Trumpet & Horn

Bel Air | Trumpet & Horn Innsbrook | Trumpet & Horn Lone Hill | Trumpet & Horn Lake Forest | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

Photography: Esther Sun Photography | Film Lab: Photovision | Event Styling & Production: Everly Events | Venue: Kimberly Crest | Florals: Bloomwell & Co | Rentals: Glam Events | Vintage Engagement Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Hair & Make-Up: Grace Lin Professional Hair and Make-Up Team | Dresses: The Dress Theory and Rent The Runway | Calligraphy: Karmomo

To see more photos from this romantic estate wedding inspiration, head on over to Wedding Sparrow!

Vintage Engagement Rings: April 19

Clearcreek | Trumpet & Horn Arbor Heights | Trumpet & Horn Wilmette | Trumpet & Horn Wellesley | Trumpet & Horn Siesta Key | Trumpet & Horn Red Roof | Trumpet & Horn Image Map

Our favorite vintage engagement rings are...

Vintage Art Deco Stickpin | Arbor Heights

Arbor Heights is an eye catching Art Deco (circa 1920) platinum ring that was once the center piece of a beautiful antique stick pin. The ring centers a single bezel set Old Mine Cut diamond, surrounded by a halo of an additional eight Old Mine Cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.85ct in weight. Arbor Heights is finished with lovely handcrafted milgraining around the platinum edges. A delicate split shank was later added to the glittering top. The ring is currently a size 5.25 and can be sized to fit.

Vintage Victorian Emerald Ring | Wellesley

Wellesley is an extraordinarily vibrant and authentic Victorian era (circa 1900) 18k yellow gold ring. The ring centers a lively green natural emerald gauged at 2.90cts accompanied by a Guild Laboratories certificate stating the Oval mixed cut emerald is Colombian with Minor clarity enhancement.. This pale yet dynamic green emerald is further illuminated by a halo of twelve Old Mine Cut and Round Brilliant Cut diamonds totaling approximately 1.90cts. Wellesley is finished with a decadent all original triple split shank. The ring is currently a size 6.5 and can be sized to fit.

T&H Couple: Kailee & Tim

T&H Happy Couple: Kailee & Tim

Congratulations to our latest Trumpet & Horn couple, Kailee & Tim! These two Colorado sweethearts were engaged in March with our incredible Victorian cluster ring, Silverwood. Tim and Kailee had been talking about getting engaged for a while, and knew that it would happen sometime this spring. Tim wanted it to be a complete surprise though, so he hinted to Kailee that it was going to happen toward the end of April to throw her off. At the beginning of February, Tim made arrangements to come visit us in Los Angeles to look at some halo rings for Kailee. A few days before his appointment, Kailee showed him a picture of Silverwood telling him it was the perfect ring. A quick email to us and the ring was on reserve! Once he got to Trumpet & Horn, Tim knew almost immediately that Silverwood was indeed the perfect ring for Kailee. We spent another hour or so chatting and picking Tim's brain about his proposal plans. Tim left with a big hug and huge smile on his face, knowing that the ring would be in his hands in a few short days. Over the next two weeks, Tim endured the grueling task of trying to convince Kailee that he hadn't bought the Silverwood ring and had no immediate plans to propose. Meanwhile, he was busily scheming his San Francisco proposal plans, set for early March. Tim hired a photographer, Olivia Smartt, to capture the moment of his beachside proposal, but on the morning of, a giant storm hit the city, so they had to scramble to relocate. At the last minute, Olivia asked the great question of what else Kailee and Tim normally love doing together. Immediately he thought art galleries and Olivia managed to find one who was okay with Tim proposing there. Much to Tim's delight, moving the proposal to an art gallery also moved the proposal itself earlier in the day, so he had less time to be nervous. Kailee was a little confused as to why they were all of a sudden at an art gallery, and even more confused why Tim wouldn't get out of the way of the photographer (Olivia) trying to take pictures of the art. Standing in front of a gorgeous painting, Tim asked Kailee what her favorite part of the trip so far was. Kailee dodged the question, stating that it wasn't over yet, and threw it back at Tim. He answered by telling her a story and then reading her a poem he had written at the very beginning of their relationship. He kissed her, pulled her perfectly in front of the painting, and got down on one knee and presented the Silverwood ring. To say that she as surprised would be an understatement — she almost fainted! Throughout the entire proposal, she was shaking with excitement, and finally was able to speak a resounding "Oh my god yes!" After a few minutes of letting her process the moment, the two went to take some more pictures at the Legion of Honor. She beyond loves Silverwood and thought that the proposal was more perfect than she could've ever imagined. We couldn't be more excited for you two & are overjoyed that our gorgeous Silverwood ring has found such a happy forever home. Congratulations! ♥

Photos by Olivia Smart

Collaborator Spotlight: Rachel May

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Rachel May Trumpet & Horn

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Rachel May Trumpet & Horn

Rachel May Trumpet & Horn

Rachel May Trumpet & Horn

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Photography: Rachel May Photography | Creative Direction: Rachel May Photography | Design Consulting: Simply Chic Events | Venue: Seven Oaks Farm and Vineyards in Greenwood, VA | Florals: Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs | Cake: Catherine George Cakes | Invitation Suite: Paper Tangent | Calligraphy: If So INKlined | Rentals: Festive Fare | Fine China: Herend | Glassware: Moser | Linens: La Tavola | Cake Server Set: BHLDN | Dress: Sarah Janks | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair and Makeup: Emily Artistry | Tuxedo: The Black Tux | Vintage Car: Albemarle Limousine | Welcome Gift: A Signature Welcome | Models: T• H• E Artist Agency

To see more photos from this beautiful shoot, head on over to Weddings Unveiled Magazine!

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