178 – Rings: Top Trends, Styles, and How Much

Rings Top Trends, Styles, and How Much, Steve Simon, mysparkly, wedding planning, engagement rings

Rings: Top Trends, Styles, and How Much – Episode #178 

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MySparkly.com CEO co-founder Steve Simon is here today to share with us some diamond nuggets!!  Styles, tips for selecting and budgets for rings.  

  • Tell us a little about your story, how did you become an expert on wedding rings  
  • What are the top 3 styles 
    • Solitaire 
    • Halo 
    • 3 stone rings 
  • 70% of women are involved in choosing the engagement ring
  •  What are your top 5 tips for selecting the perfect ring 
    • Most important and why (size, quality, style) 
    • Consider choosing Style first 
    • Save money, go lower in carat size 1.4/1.5 
    • Save money, go down in clarity but still eye clean 
    • Quality of the cut has the best sparkle 
  • How much can one budget for wedding rings  

$1000-1500 avg for women 

  • What about an engagement ring 

$6500 avg 

  • Research!!! Decide what you really want! 

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If the mother of the groom wishes to give a toast, where would she go? I know it should be 1) best man, 2) maid of honor, 3) father of the bride, 4) father of the groom, 5) bride and groom, based on your episode #130…where would she fit in that order, please? 

Response: 

So, I find a good flow is to have the couple come in for their Grand Entrance and thank everybody right then. It's a great transition from guests applauding to then going to dinner. www.fromringtoveil.com/175
And for actual toasts, I usually recommend starting with the oldest generation first. I usually start with the parents of the bride and then the parents of the groom. (Even if only one parent is going to speak, I like encouraging both to go up at the same time as it makes for a nice moment and a nice photo.)
Then, I usually would put any other older generation folks: uncles, aunts, grandparents etc.
Then I would put peer and members of the wedding party.
Then I would have the maid of honor and best man in some order to close it out.
Part of the reason that I like it this way is that the flow starts broad. Parents are very welcoming and can talk about their kids' whole life. But then, as you move through peers and maid of honor/best man, you start to hear more about them and their relationship. 

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Rings: Top Trends, Styles, and How Much – Episode #178 
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MySparkly.com CEO co-founder Steve Simon is here today to share with us some diamond nuggets!!  Styles, tips for selecting and budgets for rings.  
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