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About Tracey Lyles

Tracey Lyles happily serves as Robbins Brothers' social media and public relations manager and has been with the company for years. Prior to joining Robbins Brothers, she worked in the research and news departments at KTLA-TV, and was also an account executive for Sharp & Associates Public Relations in Hollywood. Tracey received a B.A. in English from UCLA and for leisure enjoys shopping, reading, dancing, going to church and spending quality time with family and friends.

Diamonds and Desserts Benefit Dress For Success Seattle

Photo courtesy of Instagram.com/LindsayRStewart

Photo courtesy of Instagram.com/LindsayRStewart

Sending a special thanks to everyone who helped make our very first Diamonds and Desserts blogger and media charity event in Seattle a success! From our lovely host Jessica Biber to the store staff to Dawn from Dress for Success, it was so much fun and rewarding to party for a purpose.

Head over to Heart Swell to see the sweet details and pics.

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Love Sculpture Ribbon Cutting with Glendale Mayor Zareh Sinanyan

When the Robbins Brothers Glendale store opened in 2001, the “globe” was the famous landmark that people associated the company with, because at the time we were the “World’s Biggest Engagement Ring Store.” Fast forward to 2014, with a name change to “The Engagement Ring Store” and a more dedicated approach to providing the very best ring shopping experience in the city, we are so pleased to unveil our very new landmark, the Love Sculpture as we continue to celebrate couples in love!

glendale love sculpture

Please join us for a special ribbon cutting with Mayor Zareh Sinanyan followed by drinks and light appetizers.

WHEN  Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE  Robbins Brothers – 300 West Colorado St., Glendale 91201

Kindly RSVP to fanclub@robbinsbrothers.com or call 818.956.5067.

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5 Signs She Wants You to Propose for Christmas

By guest blogger Kara Horner

Feel like she’s been dropping a lot of marriage hints lately? You’re not just imagining things. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you can bet she’s hoping you’re ready to pop the question this holiday season.

1. When you ask her what she’d like for Christmas this year, she says “Oh, I don’t know. Maybe something sparkly?”

Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring (sku 0376026)

Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring (sku 0376026)

2. Even the quickest shopping trips always include a pass by the jewelry store’s window display.

3. Whenever anyone mentions the number five, she finds a way to bring up how that happens to be her ring size. How funny, right?

4. Every time you bend down to tie your shoe or pick up something off the floor, she gasps and looks at you expectantly.
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5. She tucks a sealed envelope emblazoned with a photo of Beyonce and the words “When you’re ready to put a ring on it” underneath your pillow, casually mentioning that it includes photos of her favorite rings she just happened to see the other day and detailed instructions about where to find them, you know, just in case it ever comes up.

Kara Horner is the Editor-in-Chief for GroomsAdvice.com.

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Top 8 Holiday Gifts For Every Budget

By guest bloggers Jazmin from Montclair and Moraima from Woodland Hills

There’s no greater gift than love. It comes in all shapes and sizes just like presents. Whatever your budget, no matter how big or small, we’ve got you covered with some stylish and sparkly pieces for the one you adore. Check out our top 8 holiday gifts for every budget.

Gifts Under $6000

Three-Stone White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring with Elegant Emeralds

UTwo Emerald Cut Engagement Ring (sku 0388449) for $5495

UTwo Emerald Cut Engagement Ring for $5495 (sku 0388449)

White Gold Engagement Ring Setting with 32 Sparkly Round Diamonds

White Gold Engagement Ring Setting (sku 0382339) for $3395 (center diamond not included)

White Gold Engagement Ring Setting for $3395–sku 0382339 (center diamond not included)

Gifts Under $1500

Vintage Inspired Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

UTwo Diamond Halo Engagement Ring (0394754) for $1495

UTwo Diamond Halo Engagement Ring for $1495 (sku 0394754)

Split Shank Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Split Shank Diamond Halo Ring from the Cherish collection (sku 0387562) for $1495

Split Shank Diamond Halo Ring from the Cherish collection (sku 0387562) for $1495

Gifts Under $800

A Pretty Pair Shaped Pendant!

Robbins Brothers Pendant (sku 0400990)

Robbins Brothers Pendant  for $695 (sku 0400990)

Diamond Halo Stud Earrings!

Diamond Halo Stud Earrings (sku 0401438) for $595

Diamond Halo Stud Earrings for $595 (sku 0401438)

Gifts Under $300

These gorgeous teardrop earrings have just enough sparkle to make the season bright.

Diamond Teardrop Earrings (sku 0401839) for $205

Diamond Teardrop Earrings (sku 0401839) for $205

Robbins Brothers Earrings 0401839

Robbins Brothers Earrings – Lafonn 0401839

I Love You.

Love Pendant (sku 0401593) for $295

Love Pendant for $295 (sku 0401593)

Which one is your favorite?

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How to Create Holiday Traditions with Your New Spouse

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By guest blogger Natasha Burton

If you’re newly married like I am, this holiday season is extra special: It’s the first one you’ll be spending with your significant other as husband and wife.

Sure, it may not feel different if you’ve been together many years and have spent a number of holidays with each of your families, but this year marks the first time you’ll start making decisions as your own new little family. For some, what you decide to do this season could set the tone for how you’ll enjoy the holidays for many more to come.

Here are some tips to get you started on creating some new traditions—and incorporating a few of your old ones— with your new spouse.

1. Talk about your musts.

You each likely have some strong opinions about what constitutes the holidays for you. Perhaps your spouse enjoys doing absolutely nothing on Christmas Day, while you can’t imagine not baking cookies, going sledding, and making a full-scale meal. Maybe you have to have ham, while he can’t live without turkey. These may seem like small things, but it’s important to talk about what your ideal holiday looks like for you to see if you both are on a similar page (or opposite ones!), especially if you typically spent the holidays with your respective parents pre-marriage.

2. Borrow from your families.

Pick the best and most beloved holiday traditions to incorporate into your new life together. Maybe his mom has a special latke recipe he loves. Maybe your family always watches Elf on Christmas Eve. Give these childhood rituals new life in your marriage.
christmas traditions

Also, you’ll want to ditch the rituals that never worked for you. Does the idea of having to put up—and decorate—a Christmas tree give you anxiety? Nix it. Prefer to give one big present rather than do eight whole nights of small Hanukkah gifts? Go for it. Now is your chance to switch things up, if you so choose.

3. Try something new.

Use this holiday season as an opportunity to test-drive certain activities that could become traditions. Maybe go ice-skating on Christmas Eve, or go on a mini vacation for New Year’s. You’ll find what feels festive to you by trying it first.

4. Allow yourself to spend the holidays alone.

If you ever have an excuse to spend the holidays without having to schlep to your families’ houses, it’s this year: You’re newlyweds, after all! Take this year to opt out of driving and flying home, if you’d like, to enjoy the holidays as a family of two. This will give you a chance to actually try out some new traditions and will show you what you really miss about your families’ celebrations. You may think you can’t live without your Aunt Mary’s sugar cookies or the rambunctious family gift-exchange, but discover that you actually prefer making homemade gingerbread houses and quietly opening stockings with your husband instead.

5. Stay flexible.

Just because you do something one year, that doesn’t mean you’ve set a tradition in stone. Maybe it’s not possible for you to spend the holidays just you two this time around. Maybe you even have to split up over the holidays to see your parents and extended family. That’s okay. However, and whenever, you celebrate will be right for you as long as you’re staying true to what you think is best for you and your marriage. New traditions take time to take shape so be patient and focus on enjoying the moment, not having every last piece of tinsel in place right away.

Natasha Burton is a relationship author, freelance writer and wedding planner.

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