To a jaded woman – or even a very mature one – the notion of purchasing one of Kylie Jenner’s much-reviewed, much sought-after, much-desired “lip kits” seems absurd.

The youngest Jenner’s foray into make-up, at only 18-years-old, doesn’t give her any particular insight or scientific resonance to make whatever “she’s” putting in that precious, sells-for-$250-on-Ebay lip set so enticing.

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Despite this obvious fact, the television-viewing audiences have made the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” family “stars”, and it is that exact audience that clamours to buy the already-knocked-off lipsticks and glosses. Forget that the colours are in inhospitable blacks and blues (yes, for LIP colours), the notion that demand has rendered these so outrageously expensive, they’re virtually unwearable, unless you plan on going out in costume.

The point is, it’s very easy to get caught up in trends, especially if you’re faced with the encouragement of friends and family and the media as well. If you’re thinking that jewellery cannot be out-dated, you would, frankly, be dead wrong. A jeweller can spot a “Dynasty,” “Jane Fonda Workout” Bonfire of the Vanities-era mid-1980s ring as you’re walking into the door. This means before you’re ready to enlarge photos of Blake Lively’s engagement ring as seen in US Weekly or People or Heat, bear in mind that the aforementioned 1980s-ring was, at one point, very “on fleek,” “on point” and soooo in fashion. Women who aren’t sentimental, are melting down the gold, pulling out the gemstones and creating “new” jewellery of their own.

They now know they did not make the best choice in insisting on buying that Alexis-Carrington-monstrosity of a ring, sacrificing clarity and colour for a giant diamond that is now revealed to be of not a great grade and “occluded.” Simply put, choosing something with heirloom quality, but is, in actuality, embarrassing and dated is not worth the trouble. It will serve you well to opt for less trendy flounce and bling and choose more classic styles. Something that will take you from decade to decade.

There are many reputable jewellery shops online and in your neighbourhood, but it’s really important to consider some critical issues – and that’s timelessness. Make sure to visit Diamonds For Less in Toronto to view its classic collection of engagement rings.

You may be surprised at what you’ll find. Enough people get married these days that a reputable jeweller like the aforementioned one offer a tremendous amount of choices – styles that may suit you and in a price range you will not be uncomfortable paying.

Once you find a ring you like – and one you know that your potential fiancé can and will ask you details about – consider a unique way to surprise your girlfriend. This is one surprise that won’t bring about shudders and shakes, even from the person who makes the declaration “I hate surprises.” When it comes to a welcome present of a diamond engagement ring, it will be a beautiful and genuine surprise.

The kinds of elements that connote a trendy ring are not unlike the kind of trends that affect clothing. For example, if you see a studded, red-leather, collarless, short-waisted jacket, it will forever be associated with Michael Jackson. If you see rope-coned bra tops, you’re going to think of Madonna. That said, consider the fashion trend of the day. If anything about one of the rings you’re looking at very distinctly denotes the current time or trend, you’re not choosing a classic or timeless ring.

Brides magazine online discusses 50 different timeless engagement rings and backs it up with pretty visuals, it’s a great start to your engagement ring journey.

I would love to hear your view on this topic, kindly use the comment box.

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Wishing you all a fruitful week ahead

Lots of love 

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    jodie filogomo
    October 19, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Great tips Tessy!
    My ring has my grandpa's diamond in it—so not only is it a wonderful reminder of my husband, but also my grandpa!!

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    Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby
    October 19, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Love these tips! I'm far from getting married but will definitely be keeping this post in mind when the time comes 😉 xo, sharon

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    Airish Abella
    October 19, 2016 at 3:23 am

    Wow, I've been seeing a lot engagement posts lately. And for some reason, I find engagement rings just so beautiful especially those simple ones, but with a diamond ♥ Hope to hear from you soon, Tessy!

    Love, Airish
    Gorgeous Glance

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    Aditi Oberoi Malhotra
    October 19, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Great tips!! Thanks for sharing!
    Adi xx

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    Neha Bhatt Bhagat
    October 19, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Wow… what a beautiful post, luv it…xoxo, Neha

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    October 19, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Beautiful tips, thx for sharing.

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    Paola Lauretano
    October 19, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Wow, great tips and beautiful post darling!!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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    Jacquard Flower
    October 19, 2016 at 8:55 am

    I love the classic styles. Have a great day!

    Gemma x

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    Daria DBK Stylez
    October 19, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Such a great post!



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    October 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

    There are so many gorgeous engagement/wedding rings around, we're spoilt for choice! 🙂

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    Dressed With Soul
    October 19, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Classic styles are my favs in this context 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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    Mica T
    October 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    There's a lot of great options out there for engagement rings! I've seen some beautiful older vintage heirloom pieces, and some ugly modern ones so there really is a lot no matter what you're looking for 🙂

    Hope you're having a great week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    Straight A Style
    October 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I have a classic ring and I am so glad. It makes me happy everyday.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    Sugary Fancies
    October 19, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I may not be getting married anytime soon. But looking at your post title made me click, maybe because we girls love anything shiny. LOL.

    I'll go for the classic – simple, elegant and timeless. xoxo

    Much love,
    Sugary Fancies, Life and Style Blog| Instagram | Bloglovin' | Facebook

    PS: I love the metaphor! LOL

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    Nicoleta Dan
    October 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Beautiful post darling <3 Xxx

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    Ankita Bardhan
    October 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Lovely post, dear. Great tips!

    Makeup, Style and Sugar

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    Siffat Haider
    October 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    These are some great tips!

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    Brenda's Couch
    October 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Nice tips Tessy…

    I loooove surprises very much. Let me just wait for that day, lool…

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    Alice Red
    October 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I'm very single, but always thought that did I did get married I'd like a very classic ring… just like my mother's, now that I think about it.

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    Bangs Bang
    October 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Classic is always better when you chose a ring!

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    October 19, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Hi Tessy! Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing! I hope you are having a blessed week


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    Darlene Anderson
    October 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I love this article. My husband propose to me with 3 rings. I love the classic solitaire cut ring! great tips for couples.

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    tr3ndygirl fashion blog
    October 19, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    i love classic style! gorgeous post dear
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    Sophie Atieno
    October 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Very helpful and classic is always a good idea even though I don't know much about rings.

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    Shireen L. Platt
    October 19, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    My engagement ring is just a simple diamond, nothing fancy but at least I know it will never go out of style.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    Laura Mitbrodt
    October 20, 2016 at 2:10 am

    These are some great tips, thanks for sharing

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    October 20, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Love your post!!
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent posts.
    Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!!

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    Dominica Sygula
    October 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Such amazing useful and helpful post. I love a small ring with a little diamond. Nice ladylike and classy and this is the ring my lovely fiancé proposed to me with he got it right 100%. Could you believe a year later we went to a party and I took it off as I was helping out washing dishes, I put the ring in the cap left to go toilet quickly and next min my ring is gone. Horrible people. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.. 🙂 Have a lovely day! Visit me whenever you have time kisses Dominica! xXx

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    Olaa Bobade
    October 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Your posts are always so detailed and informative. I've not been down that road but I figure there'd be so many rings to select from and for indecisive people like me ehn.. Goodluck to us.

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    ♥♥ SzandraVNR ♥♥
    October 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    I love your post, thanks for sharing. 🙂 Personally I didn't mind about the ring until I saw it. Because I'm not that kind of girl who want diamond or something expensive. I have a classy, not expensive one and I love it. 🙂
    xoxo, Szandi
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    October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    My engagement ring is from Italian Bulgari & I love it. I saw the ring for the first time back in 2008 and told my boyfriend about it in 2010. And five years later I received it on our trip to NY <3 Perfect! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me a kind comment!

    E from Helsinki, Finland

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    Jalisa Giron
    October 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Wow, I had no idea that there are trends when it comes to engagement rings and notable ones for specific eras, very interesting! I got engaged at 18 and married at 20 and I chose my engagement ring. To be honest, I no longer love it as much as I did back then for obvious reasons, my taste has completely changed and I chose something that was less classic, haha. My husband and I have discussed purchasing a new ring in the future and I'll definitely be a whole lot more mindful when making my selections, taking these tips into account as well! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!



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    October 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Great engagement ring tips, girlfriend! Happy Thursday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    Christina Hu
    October 20, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing the tips, girl! I'm sure it'll come in handy for me someday 🙂

    xoxo, Christina

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    Cristina SF
    October 20, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I couldn't agree more about the lip kit 😉
    My engagement ring is classic and timeless and I love it. I didn't want anything too fancy or big, my fiance couldn't have found a better one.

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    That New Dress
    October 20, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Great tips, picking your engagement ring is so important! xx

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    Kelsey & Kenecha
    October 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Great post!


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    Gingi Freeman
    October 21, 2016 at 3:06 am

    We picked out an antique Edwardian ring for our wedding.. I love it soooooooooooooooooo much! <3 –

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    Gingi Freeman
    October 21, 2016 at 3:06 am

    We picked out an antique Edwardian ring for our wedding.. I love it soooooooooooooooooo much! <3 –

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    The Glossychic
    October 21, 2016 at 3:53 am

    great tips. thanks for sharing.


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    October 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I love a simple classic diamond ring but on the other hand, a friend of mine has the most beautiful round cut double halo engagement ring and it is gorgeous!!!!!


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    Emily Stephens
    October 22, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Great post! I always think sleek, classic rings look so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily //

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    Rina Doria
    October 24, 2016 at 4:46 am

    This would have been so helpful to read a few years ago! My hubby and I purchased mine without any guidance, but he did a god job so I'm happy =)

    xoxo Rina

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    Claire Talks Beauty
    December 8, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Great tips ! Love it !

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    Stacey Jones
    March 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

    There are many jewelry experts available to discuss with you so you can get the perfect ring for your Engagement. Many online jewelry stores offering high quality of engagement rings.

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    May 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Great read! I just can’t remember the last time I enjoyed reading an article that much!
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    Stacey Jones
    May 29, 2017 at 10:16 am

    The cut is the most important factor among them because the cut of the diamond pertains how well the game was polished and fashioned. These things are must consider while selecting the ring.You can find more information about Diamond Engagement Rings at our web page

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