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Vintage Engagement Rings NYC | Where to Find Her Dream Ring August 23 2014, 0 Comments

There's something so special and sentimental about proposing to the love of your life with an engagement ring that's been in your family for generations.

But for people who aren't fortunate to inherit that piece and want to have that authentic vintage look, where do they turn?

Catherine Angiel's vintage bridal collection will immediately transport you back to that 1920's era. Each ring is handmade, with intricate beading and filigree detail to give you that graceful, romantic estate look for you to start a tradition of your own for generations to come!

 

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Vintage Rose Gold Morganite Engagement Ring NYC July 25 2014, 0 Comments

An engagement ring is supposed to sweep the receptor off of their feet, while also providing them with a meaningful token of love that will last for an eternity. If you have found the perfect setting and you are looking to put a little more meaning into your engagement ring, consider using a morganite for the center stone, as opposed to the more traditional diamond!

Morganite is a gem named for J.P. Morgan, a financier and a gem-enthusiast. The stone is known to bring healing, compassion, assurance, and promise, making this perfect to place inside of a ring for your other half. Morganite is said to attract one’s soulmate or bring a couple that is already in a relationship even deeper into their love. In addition to these loving properties, morganite reduces stress in those who wear it, especially if it is worn for a long time. 

The pink hue of morganite evokes a very romantic feeling. The warmth of the rose gold and the pink of the morganite creates a unique style that your significant other will absolutely love!!


Edgy Engagement Rings | Alternative Bridal Jewelry April 17 2014, 0 Comments

For the bride who wants something edgy and different, the fancy grey diamond is the ideal choice!

While the word "grey" can carry negative connotation, especially when compared to a white, colorless diamond, the dramatic silver tones in fancy grey diamonds have a unique beauty all their own. These fancy grey diamonds have their own metallic sparkle and combine many different undertones of violets, greens, yellows and blues to create an extraordinary brilliance. Fancy grey diamonds can actually be more eye catching and beautiful than the classic white diamond.

It's the perfect diamond for the woman who wants to stand apart but still have the traditional symbolism of a diamond ring.

 

 


Handcrafted Vintage Engagement Rings | Custom Designs February 01 2014, 0 Comments

Another successful engagement...

Loved working with this couple! Congratulations again!!


Cushion Cut Engagement Ring NYC | Unique Designs January 24 2014, 0 Comments

Show her how much you love her this Valentine's Day with this stunning Cushion Cut Engagement Ring!

 


For Valentine's Day | Rose Gold Engagement Rings January 23 2014, 0 Comments

Love is in the air!

Sweep her off her feet this Valentine's Day with this Rose Gold Vintage Engagement Ring! 


Vintage Cushion Cut Engagement Ring | Best Vintage Designs January 11 2014, 0 Comments

She deserves a little bling with this Catherine Angiel signature engagement ring.

 


History of Engagement Rings | NYC Jewelry Artist January 05 2014, 0 Comments

It's proposal season!

 

Did you know when engagement rings first originated? Neither did we until we stumbled upon an article from 25karats.com!

The first engagement ring dates back all the way to our prehistoric ancestors, the cavemen! Archaeologists believe that men would place braided cords around the woman's wrist, waist and feet. This tradition then ended when the ancient Egyptians began using rings in their marriage ceremonies. 

The first true example of an actual wedding band, or engagement ring started in Egypt about 2800 BC. Archaeologists uncovered several mummies from that era that were buried with silver or gold rings on their left hands. Ancient Egyptians believed that the left ring finger was connected to the heart, which is a tradition that we still use today!

The first diamond engagement ring Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave to his love when he proposed to her in 1477. It was a unique ring that featured several pieces of flattened diamonds that spelled the letter "M" for her name, Mary.

The tradition of giving rings didn't become popular until the 1700's with "posey rings" in Europe. "Posey rings" were bands that were inscribed with lines of poetry and given to sweethearts as a token of their love and affection.   

In the 21st century, engagement have evolved. Be it  a traditional white solitaire diamond setting to a more edgy black or grey diamond setting a ring is and always will be extraordinary way to say, "I love you". 


Vintage Cushion Cut Engagement Rings | Unique Handmade Designs January 04 2014, 0 Comments

Give her this turn of the century inspired engagement ring. With diamonds delicately set in the handmade flower basket, this ring is a work of art, and one she will absolutely say yes to!


Jewelry Designer Catherine Angiel Featured on Refinery29 September 24 2013, 0 Comments

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Thank you Alison Ives, editorial intern with Refinery29, for featuring Catherine's design in the story 

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