Newest Favorites from deBebians

At deBebians, we have been working on some new interesting editions to our Bel Dia collection. Some of these editions were inspirations from our customers; others came from our creative design team. Our Bel Dia collection has gotten so extensive that you can now shop by diamond shape and halo style in order to find exactly what you need. Below are some of my favorite new engagement ring styles now available at deBebians.

princess halo engagement ringStyle HE215 features a U pave soft square halo with split shank for a center princess cut diamond. What is new and interesting about this design is that it is a great example of a curvy split shank engagement ring for a princess cut diamond. Many people prefer a split shank engagement ring because they feel it looks nicer on the hand. It also doesn’t hurt to have extra support if you have a larger center diamond! This mounting was originally designed for an approximate 3ct center stone but can easily be modified for any particular size. You can find this mounting by selecting the “square” filter in our halo engagement ring section.

cluster accent engagement ringHE248 is another recent designed that I think is really great! This ring was designed for a center round brilliant cut diamond approximately 0.70ct (although it can be made with any size round). The cluster of three round brilliant cut diamonds on either side gives the illusion of a 3 stone ring without the price tag! The antique style milgrain gives an added old world feel to this very dainty style ring. This ring can be found in our diamond accented engagement ring section.

emerald engagement ringA very recent design and one that will be available on our website soon is style HE253 featuring a “wavy” pave diamond halo with a split shank. This ring has a subtle dip in the corners of the halo creating a softer, curvier feel to the ring. This kind of halo compliments a split shank and can be done on any shape center diamond. This specific ring featured an approximate 1ct emerald cut.


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Spring Jewelry Trends

If you love mixing up your wardrobe with fun accessories to reflect a change in season, then you will love this blog post. Spring is a great time to dress up some of your fashions or add a pleasant pop of color to brighten up your drab attire. I selected a few of my favorite accessories to help you and your garb transition into spring.

1. Gold Signet Rings

signet ringsA gold signet ring can be worn with any kind of outfit, including work attire, evening attire, or daytime attire. We offer computer, laser, or hand-engraving and allow up to three initials to be added to the face of the ring. The hand-engraving option is my favorite because I feel as though it creates an heirloom quality piece.

2. Diamond Tennis Bracelets

diamond tennis braceletsFor the lady that can spend a little bit more, I would highly recommend a diamond tennis bracelet. Our tennis bracelets are available from 2.00cttw up to 9.00cttw in three diamond qualities. This sparkle of the diamonds will brighten any night on the town.

3. Gemstone Stud Earrings

gemstone stud earringsFor a tasteful pop of color, which will illuminate even the rainiest of spring days, one cannot go wrong with a pair of our bright gemstone studs. We have a wide variety of setting styles, sizes, and natural gemstones for you to choose from.


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5 Tips for Engraving

Engraving IdeaAn engraving can be a great way to personalize your engagement or wedding jewelry, but there are some things you should keep in mind when you’re deciding what to engrave, so I’ve put together 5 tips to help those who are thinking about adding a custom message to their jewelry.

・Keep it simple.

This is pretty important because for one, a ring is a relatively small area and can only fit so much.  We generally have across the board that engraved messages should be no more than 15 characters, but you can always ask us if you want something a little bit longer and depending on the style of the ring we might be able to fit in some extra letters.

・Make it special.

The engraving just like your rings represents you and your partner.  Whatever you decide to put on it should be about you two as a couple.  Sometimes it’s as simple as a date which can be helpful to remember your anniversary or you can put in a special message or code that only the two of you would understand or be a reference to the day you met or special moment you shared.

・Consider making a combined message for all of your engagement and wedding jewelry.

A more recent trend with engagement and wedding jewelry lately are set pieces that make a design, message, or motif when they are together.  Even if your rings are different in design though, you can emulate this trend by splitting up your message by putting them on different rings.  So maybe one ring can read “Always” and your spouse’s can read “Together” so that together they read “Always together” as a message that only the two of you know that make your rings extra special.

・Be careful when referencing pop culture.

Pop culture references are definitely a trend these days with many people being fans of the latest summer blockbusters and participants of various memes.  Some can be really sweet, however, there are times where you should probably stop to think about the true meaning of the message before you apply it to anything related to your wedding or engagement.  For instance, you might be a fan of the Hunger Games like many of our staff in our office, but “May the odds be ever in your favor” probably isn’t a good quote to have on anything in your wedding unless, of course, you actually want people to think about the average rate of divorce and hope that you’re in the 50% that survives.

At the same token, those who are huge fans of Marvel and are just coming off Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the latest episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. probably shouldn’t be writing “Hail Hydra” on their wedding or engagement rings either.  Remember that the in universe usage of the phrase is when a spy is outing themselves and is up to something truly heinous.  In terms of your relationship to your spouse, it’s kind of a statement of infidelity since it’s related to the “enemy in plain sight” motif, which doesn’t exactly add positivity to the future success of your relationship and the celebration of your love.

These are only two examples.  I’m not saying that they should never be used, but if you’re going to have phrases like these associated with your nuptials, you should take some considerate thought about what the phrase means to you and your relationship and if it’s really better than having something else that might be more positive or sentimental.

・Ask about custom designs.

You can also always ask about possibly having a custom design made for you.  Our standard engravings are all in English and are good up to 15 characters, but as I discussed in my previous post about the One Ring, you can ask us about mimicking a design of your choice as a custom engraving.

We hope you are inspired by these engraving tips and maybe incorporate some of the ideas into your wedding jewelry.  Feel free to browse all of our engagement and wedding ring designs to further spur your imagination for the jewelry that will represent you and your beloved.


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Save Big During our Mother’s Day Sale

Our Mother’s Day Sale is officially here! We are offering 10% on select items starting today to help you prepare for Mother’s Day, which takes place on Sunday May 11th. Mother’s Day is a celebration to honor and revere both mothers and grandmothers and our fine jewelry will certainly make her feel loved. During checkout, use coupon code LUVMOM to claim your savings on these dazzling and affordable gift ideas:

Mother’s Rings

mother's ringsOur mother’s rings are available in many different 14 kt white gold and 14 kt yellow gold settings. Each ring can be customized with the birthstone(s) of your choice.

Mother’s Pendants

mothers-pendantWe have an array of mother’s pendants available, which range from settings that can accommodate one birthstone up to seven birthstones. We also have 16″ or 18″ chains available.

Gemstone Eternity Bands

gemstone eternity ringsA gemstone eternity ring can be worn alone or would also be a wonderful addition to a ring stack or bridal set.

Non-certified Diamond Solitaire Pendants

diamond solitaire pendantThese necklaces are among the most classic pieces of jewelry that any woman would love to own. Choose the setting type, metal type, carat weight, and more, and you can create a stunning piece of jewelry that any mother would adore.

Our Mother’s Day Sale ends May 5th. Use coupon code LUVMOM during online checkout, or mention it to one of our customer service representatives if you place your order over the phone.


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deBebians Jewelry Appraisals

When you purchase an item from deBebians.com over $1,000, we will provide you with a written appraisal by one of our staff GIA graduate gemologists. This appraisal will give a detailed description of your item. Everything from a detailed description to a photograph of your item to the current retail replacement value will be listed on the appraisal. This is what you will need in order to have your piece of jewelry insured.   Please note that if you make a purchase under $1,000, you can request for us to do an appraisal on your item at no cost.

Here is a sample appraisal for you to see:

jewelry appraisal los angelesNote how we break down the information as much as possible to give you detailed information on your item. Total carat weight, color, clarity, side diamond information, metal etc are all listed. If you choose to insure your item, your insurance company will ask for this document as it provides the current retail replacement value.

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Keep this appraisal in a safe place
  2. Have the appraisal updated every few years
  3. Make sure that the appraisal is done by a graduate gemologist
  4. Send a copy of your appraisal and be sure to keep the original

Please keep in mind that we also offer appraisal services. If you have jewelry and would like it appraised, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Follow this link for more information on our appraisal services.


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Jenny McCarthy Engaged to Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie Wahlberg engaged

Photo credit: Jenny McCarthy’s Instagram/Heidi Gutman/ABC

TV personality Jenny McCarthy shared some exciting news on The View yesterday. The host is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg, best known as a member of boy band New Kids on the Block. McCarthy, 41, and Wahlberg, 44, have been dating since July 2013.

Jenny McCarthy engaged

Photo credit: Jenny McCarthy’s Instagram

Sharing the news with her co-hosts, McCarthy jumped up and down and exclaimed, “I just got engaged.” The controversial host showed off her stunning engagement ring, which features a yellow sapphire center stone surrounded by diamonds. She also revealed that the singer and actor proposed to McCarthy with the help of her 11-year-old son, Evan.

McCarthy shared a photo of the happy couple on her Instagram account after announcing their news. The photo was captioned with, “Thank you for all of the sweet wishes. @donniewahlberg and I are grateful and blessed.”

McCarthy was previously married to her son’s father, Jay Mallory Asher from 1999 until 2005. She was also linked to actor and comedian Jim Carey from 2005 until 2010. This will also be a second marriage for Wahlberg, who was formerly married to Kim Fey from 1999 until 2008. They have two children together.


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Nick Carter Marries Lauren Kitt

nick carter lauren kitt wedding

Photo Source: Lauren Kitt’s Instagram

Nick Carter, who is best known as one of the members of the vocal harmony and pop group, the Backstreet Boys, married his long-term girlfriend, Lauren Kitt on April 12th in Santa Barbara, California. Carter had proposed to Kitt with a stunning pear engagement ring in Florida on February 23rd, which we discussed in a blog post at the time.

nick carter married

Photo Source: Nick Carter’s Instagram

Kitt revealed to In Touch Weekly that her $10,000 strapless wedding gown was designed by Inbal Dror, an Israeli designer. The Moroccan-themed wedding took place overlooking the ocean at sunset and was attended by Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, and AJ McLean from the Backstreet boys. McLean’s daughter, Ava, was the flower girl for the ceremony. Sadly, Nick’s younger brother Aaron Carter was unable to make the affair due to a flight delay.

Carter, 34, shared a photo on his Instagram account after the nuptials with the caption “To all the haters that thought it wouldn’t last…I LOVE Mrs Carter! @laurenkitt #ilovemywife #ilovebeinghusband.” The cheeky photo shows the newly married couple displaying their wedding bands on their ring fingers.

He also shared a heartfelt tweet directed to Kitt, 29, which stated, “Happiest day of my life 4-12-2014 I married my best friend and woman of my dreams. Lauren Kitt Carter honeymoon time!”

Though this wedding may have broken the hearts of women all over the world that are stuck in the early 2000’s (I know I am), I wish this couple all of the happiness in the world. The Backstreet Boys will be going on their 20th anniversary tour titled In A World Like This Tour, starting in late May. The tour will consist of over 120 shows, which will take place in Asia, North America, and Europe.


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Example of Updating or Resetting an Engagement Ring (with Photos)

reset engagement ring before and after

Like all fashion, engagement rings also go through trends, and what was popular years ago can look dated today. One way to update an engagement ring is to reset the center diamond into a new setting. Pictured above are the old and new engagement rings of a client who decided to reset her 1.04 ct. emerald cut diamond into a new setting.

The new setting was custom designed for the client and features u pave diamond setting, with G color and VS clarity diamonds, a diamond halo, and a prominent split shank, crafted in platinum. Notice how the halo setting makes her emerald cut diamond appear larger. Overall the new ring is much more contemporary.

The client mailed us several gold pieces for scrap, in addition to her original engagement ring, that were applied as a credit on her order. The eight round accent diamonds in the old engagement ring were reused to create a white gold diamond wedding band, pictured below at left.

emerald-engagement-ring-after

If you like these rings, check out our similar styles: Emerald Cut Halo Split Shank Engagement Ring and Diamond White Metal Flat Landmark Eternity Band.

Custom engagement rings are our specialty, and we can turn around a new ring in as quickly as 2-3 weeks. If you’re interested in resetting your diamond into a custom engagement ring, please contact us for a free quote.

Also, we can make almost any of our engagement rings to fit your center stone perfectly, and you can have your center diamond reset locally. In a few short weeks, a new, sparkly engagement ring can be adorning your finger.


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Favorite Three Stone Engagement Ring Settings

Three stone engagement ring settings are among the most popular choices for bridal jewelry. The three diamonds can be representative of the past, present, and future. They can also symbolize the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit of the Holy Trinity, making these rings increasingly favored among Christians. I have selected three of our favorite styles of 3 stone engagement rings, which are also beloved by our clients.

1. Round Three Stone Engagement Ring with Baguettes

three stone engagement ring settings

Style # HE3514

A round brilliant diamond is one of the most classic and timeless diamond cuts. This delicate band features two tapered baguette diamonds, which complement the shape of the center stone immaculately. This ring is traditional, yet elegant.

2. Emerald Three Stone Ring with Trillions

3 stone engagement rings

Style # HE176

Two trillion cut diamonds hug the center emerald cutdiamond. For the woman that loves a little extra finger coverage, this ring is a wonderful option. Each trillion diamond weighs approximately 0.25 ct each, or collectively 0.50 cttw.

3. Round Halo Three Stone Ring

three stone engagement ring setting

Style # HE3514

This halo ring adds a significant amount of total carat weight to your ring without adding a large amount to the price tag. The three largest diamonds are each surrounded by a diamond halo while the band also features u pave set diamonds.

We have numerous other three stone engagement rings that feature various other diamond shapes. However, we can customize any of the settings that you see on our website. If you are interested in customizing one of our settings or in creating a completely custom engagement ring, please contact us at your convenience.


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Sparkling Diamond Jewelry for April Birthdays

This is to all the lucky ladies born in the month of April.  You know who you are!  How lucky are YOU to have DIAMOND as your birthstone!  Can you say jealous? My birth month is December and I’m stuck with either zircon or turquoise. Not to say that those aren’t nice…Persian turquoise is gorgeous.  However, I would love to have my birthday in April for a chance to get some gorgeous diamond birthstone jewelry!

Just for fun, I decided to think about what I would hope for IF my birthday happened to fall in April.  Here are a few of my top favorites…

1. Round Diamond Stud Earrings for Women

Round Diamond Stud Earrings for Women

Style # ERS17514

Diamond stud earrings are a perfect gift.  Yes, I chose a pair that is quite large… but hey, it’s for your birthday, right?  Diamond studs are something you can wear 24/7.  You can dress them up or down.  Just remember when you are buying them that they are sold by total carat weight so make sure you divide that by two!

2. Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Style # HE135

If I had a birthday in April and was perhaps going to get engaged, this would be the ring for me!  I love the look of the graduated diamonds in the shank and the gorgeous hand engraving.  Typically I don’t love antique style jewelry but this is absolutely gorgeous.

3. Floating Round Diamond Solitaire Pendant Necklace

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Style # DSPR20I-4

Any lady with an April birthday would love to receive this diamond solitaire necklace.  This is a classic piece that will never go out of style.  Personally I love the bezel style setting the most!

4. Halo Studs with Diamonds

Halo Studs with Diamonds

Style # HSED-03

What could be better than diamonds surrounding diamonds?!?  Ugh, nothing!  :)  Halo diamond stud earrings are a fabulous gift for anyone with an April birthday!

If you have an April birthday or need to buy a gift for someone special with an April birthday, look no further!  We have lots of diamond jewelry options that will please anyone with an April birthday!


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