It’s April 15th and your taxes are due. Did you get some money back? A client of ours received a refund of $2000, what to do with it? They decided to use the money for something that the wife had been dreaming of doing for years. She had an engagement setting that she hadn’t chosen and never really liked it. It was dear to her because her husband had given it to her but it had been time for a change for a while but the extra cash wasn’t there. She came to us and looked at all the settings, she opted for a double halo and never looked back. She traded in her old setting and used some of the refund to cover the cost. It was a dream come true for her. So when you want to make your dreams come true come pay us a visit and maybe we can help you.!
Weddings are expensive but one of the best parts of it is your wedding registry. It’s like your birthday all over again as a kid and you even get to pick the items you and your hubby want and need.
There are many different varieties of stores you can register at for your wedding registry and the best part is that you don’t have to choose just one. Different department stores such as JC Penny, Kohl’s and Target have a wide variety of necessities, from dishwear, silverwear, cups, pots and pans, coffee makers as well as other kitchen utilities/decoration. Along with the kitchen necessities which may take up quite a bit of room on your list, you may also want to consider things such as bedding – sheets/comforters, electronics, bathroom necessities, towels, decorative household items, etc, but beforehand you should make a list with your hubby of what you both already have, what you guys need to get and what you can throw out since you will be living together. Although these three are some of the top registeries people use, you are definitely not limited to choosing from even our list of top registeries.
It’s also a great idea to add more to your registry than what you need because due to your guests budgets, you want items on your registry that can cover a wide range of prices for good gifts. This will put a variety of items you’ve registered so that you can accomodate all guest budgets.
Top Wedding Registeries
5.Crate & Barrel
6.Bed Bath & Beyond
10.Williams & Sonoma
So you’ve been married to your wife for quite some time now and she’s in love with the initial diamond you proposed to her with. After some time, you may feel that your wife deserves something even bigger and prettier since you probably were on a tighter budget the first time around. Types of setting styles change with the trends as years pass.
At this point, upgrading her ring cannot really be a surprise because you will need the old ring to show the jeweler and she will panic if she thinks she lost it. Also, her input is the most important, because we want to give her exactly what she wants.
We see a lot of people come in with a gorgeous center diamond and they just want a new setting. In most cases, the wives are fully involved in choosing the new setting they want. A new setting can do a lot for a beautiful diamond. This is an easy way to upgrade her sentimental, original diamond by giving an entirely new look to it by placing the original stone in a brand new setting. A new setting can make all the difference and even make the look of the center stone larger, all depending on setting that is chosen. Once you see the look on her face when you give her the brand new ring, it will all be worth it.
The example below depicts one of our extremely happy clients that shared with us how much she loves her new ring.
She decided to keep the center stone that was originally purchased and replaced the setting with a completely new design. This totally changed the all around look of her ring, without having to pay the heavy cost of a larger diamond, she couldn’t be happier.
The setting she chose really shows off the brilliance of the center diamond. Also, the halo around it also increases the look of this 1.75ct center stone. This is definitely a great anniversary or birthday gift or just because you love her!
(Left) Original diamond & setting (Right)New setting with original center stone
*Wedding Planning Tips* – Staying Organized and Less Stressed
It may take a couple of days, or even weeks (which is fine), but once you’re over the initial shock and awe of how stunningly beautiful your ring is, you may find yourself wondering what to do first or where to even start when planning your wedding.
This is a big day for the both of you and of course you want everything to be perfect.
First, you will want to buy a notebook and binder to keep everything pertaining to the wedding organized. This includes all your potential vendors, wedding and reception locations, caterers, bakers, photographers, DJ’s, florists and seamstresses. You can also buy books that are made for planning weddings and write in those. Either way, you are going to need a master copy to keep all your own notes and information.
Depending on your personal circumstances and how intricate and large of a wedding you want, consulting with a wedding planner may be necessary and helpful.
Wedding planning is a lot of fun, but it can become very stressful and no one wants to be stressed out about such an amazing and life-changing event. A full-time wedding planner will help you to prepare from the moment you decide you want to announce your engagement all the way until the honeymoon. You can also hire part-time wedding planners to be in charge of smaller events or just specific days you need extra help. It’s a good idea to designate certain people to be in charge of certain events, such as the rehearsal dinner, the day of the wedding, etc.
It’s also important to stay within your budget; spending more on what’s really important to you and less on what’s not as important. For example, you may seek help from people close to you aside from your wedding planners in order to save some money. These people will help keep you less stressed and more organized.
Any way you can find to cut stress and stay organized is the key to being a happy bride!
Planning a wedding isn’t easy and there are a lot of small details that make up the larger memories from your special day. Music is a huge part of your reception so of course your first thought is to get the best DJ around. A good DJ can make all the difference in the world so make sure to do your research. Ask friends that have recently gotten married if they were happy with their choice of a DJ. Seek out reviews for anyone you have in mind online. Get recommendations, some of the best business comes from referrals. We know that very well at Diamonds by Eyal.
Previous to the reception, present them with your own list of songs that you think your guests want to hear. After all, this is your wedding so you get as much say as you want! Make sure to choose your songs for every special dance that you may have. You’re first dance with your husband, the father-daughter dance, etc.
Wedding Planning can be overwhelming so we’ve compiled some of the top ten best father-daughter songs to dance to at your wedding. We guarantee at least one of these songs will leave every one of your guests with happy tears.
1. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
2. My Girl – The Temptations
3. There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
4. Just Fishin’ – Trace Atkins
5. Gracie – Ben Folds
6. I Loved Her First – Heartland
7. Because You Love Me- Celine Dion
8. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
9. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
10. My Wish –Rascal Flatts
Post Valentine’s Day, Lady Gaga announced via Instagram that she is engaged to the handsome Taylor Kinney. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!” is the caption Gaga used to display her massive heart shaped diamond ring. Lady Gaga is known for her outlandish costumes and styles so we can only imagine what her wedding day will look like, especially her dress. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!
Last night’s 57th annual Grammy Awards showcased many of the beautiful people who create the music we listen to everyday. One of the most undeniably beautiful women, Taylor Swift wore a custom made Elie Saab dress with Lorraine Schwartz jewels. She completed the look with a pop of color at her feet rocking sexy purple pumps.
Director of Social Media & Marketing
Diamonds by Eyal
Top 10 Places in South Florida for Wedding Venues
One of the most important and exciting parts about planning a wedding is choosing the perfect venue. Here we’ve compiled a list of the most amazing and creative places to say your “I Do’s” in South Florida.
1. The Addison – Boca Raton – 3.6 of 5 Stars
Address: 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
2. Majestic Princess Cruises Inc. Luxury Yacht Weddings –Riviera Beach – 5 Stars
Address: 200 East 13th Street, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
3. Fountainbleau Miami Beach Resort – Miami Beach – 4.1 of 5 Stars
Address: 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Florida 33140
4. The Links at Madison Green – West Palm Beach – 4.3 of 5 Stars
Address: 2001 Crestwood Blvd North, West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
5. The Hilton Key Largo – Key Largo – 3.4 of 5 Stars
Address: 97000 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida 33037
6. Boca Raton Resort & Club –Boca Raton – 4.7 of 5 Stars
Address: 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432
7. The Hilton Singer Island – Riviera Beach – 3.6 of 5 Stars
Address: 3700 North Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
8. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa – Palm Beach – 3.9 of 5 Stars
Address: 100 South Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, Florida 33462
9. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove – Miami – 4.4 of 5 Stars
` Address: 3300 Southwest 27th Ave. Miami, Florida 33133
10. 4 Season Resort Palm Beach – Palm Beach – 4.8 of 5 Stars
Address: 2800 South Ocean Blvd. Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Most psychological and medical opinions on relationships seem to be very cut and dry but there is nothing cut and dry about a human being. We are very much alive and different from another. We are also sometimes extremely alike. When we find that special someone who we want to be with, there is a lot more to be revealed.
Relationships present a lot of tests, revealing how we treat and deal with one another. The term “healthy relationship” seems to get tossed around a lot, but I’m sure you’re probably reading this thinking, “What exactly does that mean and am I in one?” Being humans, we’re all far from perfect but there are quite a few aspects that every relationship should have in order for the relationship to be beneficial to each person.
First things first, without trust, there is no relationship. If you don’t trust each other, you really need to take a good look at why and what the reasons are behind that. Communication goes hand in hand with trust. The lines of communication need to always be open to discuss anything as a couple. Appropriate time and place is a necessity for every sit-down you think you may need to have in order for it to have the best possible out-come. Always be welcoming and open when talking to your partner, as you would want the same treatment back. It can be difficult to approach someone you love about something.
Showing appreciation for each other goes a long way. Doing things without being asked, surprises and favors are always a nice gesture and a positive way to remind someone you love them and appreciate all they do for you.
Although you may think that you can only strengthen your relationship by being together, there is a lot of things people need to do individually. It is very important to be respectful and give each other the personal space and time as needed.
One of the healthiest things one can do in a relationship is motivate the other and vise versa. Promoting positive actions and thoughts will keep you both happier individually and as a couple.
Being able to forgive and forget and really move on from an issue can be extremely difficult. Give each other a chance to make changes or compensate. Sometimes you have to forgive people for yourself not even for them. Whatever it is, make peace with it and put it in the past. Being able to let go is the only way to move forward in or out of a relationship.
Last but not least, always have each others back. You may not have had the best past week with your partner, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have their back in a time of need. Always stand by the ones you love because they’ll be there for you when you need it most!
Written by: Lindsay Greatorex
Director of Social Media and Marketing
On average, a human being has between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day, but you’re realizing that lately a majority of these thoughts are pertaining to a special someone and they aren’t your usual what are we having for dinner thoughts.
Although you may feel you’re just obsessing or over thinking things, which we all do, these thoughts are completely normal and they most definitely mean something is going on in your heart.
Here are the top 12 simple reasons she is definitely the one:
1. There is equal respect, communication and mutual trust with one another
2. She’s become your best friend
3. She doesn’t have a problem with you having “guys nights”
4. She gets along well with your guy friends
5. Your family likes her
6. She supports your dreams, hobbies and ambitions
7. When you’re with her laying down with her, you don’t have a worry in the world
8. After the ice has been fully broken, there is no such thing as an uncomfortable silence when you two are just hanging out together
9. Both of your expectations of each other should be something realistic that can be attainable and understandable
10. You find yourself thinking about what it would be like to be married and have children
11. In sad times, during fights, and mini break ups, you still cannot imagine a life without her in it
12. Always keep the lines of communication open so you’re both on the same page