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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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6 Nerd Rings to Express Your Love

By guest blogger Shaina Woodcock, Robbins Brothers Merchandise Distribution Clerk


There are things you are passionate about. What better way to take your passions with you as an expression of your love than in the form of a ring? If you are inspired by your favorite things then let these rings inspire your love.

-In the interest of full disclosure, there will be shameless references peppered throughout this article with no apologies.

The Legend of Zelda nerd

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.” Express your love of Hyrule wherever you go with this ring for him or her. The engraving in the classic Nintendo NES font really pulls it all together.

Nature nerd
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir
Stuck in the concrete jungle but love trees? Take a bit of nature with you wherever your adventures lead with this ring from Lashbrook. With laser etching of birch trees you are never far away from a forest escape. (Sku 0399567) (Sku 0399567)

Space nerd
Ordinary metal is so boring. Your ring needs to be extraordinary with a hint of extraterrestrial. This band is inlayed with meteorite and comes in many different styles to satisfy your naked finger needs. (sku 0399563) (sku 0399563)

Dr. Who nerd
Don’t blink or you’ll miss this TARDIS ring inspired by Dr. Who. With subtle cutouts representing the police call box and cleverly set diamonds you’ll be ready to face all of time and space with your Time Lord by your side.

Gamer nerd
Is the Playstation your favorite console? Show your dedication to the system and your lady with this custom engagement ring. The colored stones really make this piece, don’t you think?

Indiana Jones nerd
Sure, Indiana Jones wooed his share of women, but this would be his choice, should he settle down (I’m choosing to ignore the ending of The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). With the shank made to look like a coiled whip and the yellow diamond representing the idol, this ring belongs in a museum.

It doesn’t matter what you are passionate about, Robbins Brothers can make your ring dreams a reality. If you saw anything you liked, come into our store and we can custom make a ring worthy of your devotion.

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5 Places I Get Caught Staring At My Wedding Ring

By guest blogger Natasha Burton


Well before I met my husband, I was enthralled with the idea of wearing a wedding ring. (Paired perfectly with an equally lovely engagement ring, of course.) I’ve never been the type to get all starry-eyed over jewelry, but these rings were different. They meant something–more than I could know when I was single and just excited about the future prospect of someone wanting me to be his wife.

Now that I’m married (almost three months!) I look down at my left hand more than I care to admit. I’m almost surprised to see that sparkle on my ring finger–even though I was engaged for over a year and a half before I took my trip down the aisle. (Hopefully I’m not alone here?) These are the top five places I catch myself checking out my own rock.

1. In the car
The sunlight coming through the windows and windshield amplify the sparkle factor of my bling—how can I not take a peek?!

2. While making dinner
Really, during any lull in my daily life, when I’m paused or waiting for something (a pot to boil, for instance), I catch myself examining my ring. Hey, it’s the most interesting thing to look at.

3. On my couch
Yep, sometimes I’m just vegging out with my HGTV and I find myself glancing down at my rings. You know, just making sure they’re still there. Sometimes I even poke my husband and ask him how awesome my rings look today. Rhetorically, of course.

4. In yoga class
While I was engaged, I committed myself to finishing 300 workouts (of 30 minutes or more) in one year as a way to get in shape for my big day–and to form a healthy habit I could stick to for the rest of my life. I’d look down at my rock for motivation, when needed, which was quite often. Even now, I find myself using my ring as my focal point when I’m holding an uncomfortable yoga pose. (Thinking: “After this class, I can sit on my couch and watch HGTV with my husband.”)

5. When I spy another woman’s rock.
Look, we all do it. (Right?!) Every time I catch sign of another woman’s wedding or engagement ring (or both), I peep back at my own. I can’t help it.

Natasha Burton is a relationship author, freelance writer and editor.

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Women Who Propose To Men

For years popping the big question has been considered a man’s job, but lately more and more women are stepping up to the plate and taking “Will You Marry Me?” into their own hands.

See how Audrey surprised David, her boyfriend of 3 years, with an unsuspecting marriage proposal and a Scott Kay Men’s Cobalt Ring on the popular talk show The Real. Let’s just say David looked a bit uncomfortable, but maybe that’s because her question caught him completely off guard.

Meanwhile, on the Steve Harvey TV segment, Ask Steve & Receive, sweet Karli planned to ask Kevin to marry her after 9 years of dating. She was beyond ready but Steve advised her differently. See what happens:

What do you think? Should a woman propose marriage to her man or is it best to wait for him to pop the question?

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Favorite Fall Fashion Trends 2014

By guest fashion blogger Necole Peralta, B3lla Cara

Summer was short and sweet. Now it’s time to retire the next to nothing cuteness for some fall favorites! Yep, fall is back. While you can always rely on the darker tones to see you through the season, wait a sec before you reach for your tried and true greys and browns. There’s a new trend sweeping the scene for fall, military green, and it really has me giddy! So if you’ve never had the chance to stand on a battlefield, military style, well here’s your chance sorta!

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When In Fall…Go Green! Tacori Stud Earrings 0390347 / Hoop Earrings 0395520 / Tacori Ring 0390423
Tacori Stud Earrings 0390347 / Hoop Earrings 0395520 / Tacori Ring 0390423

The corporate grind can leave a girl wondering where the closest happy hour is! What’s the infamous saying? “Work hard Play hard!” Well here’s how fall’s latest trends can take you from closing business deals to opening tabs. How do you seamlessly transition from the office to happy hour in style? Remember that black on black is important (I think that’s a Jay Z lyric and it stuck!) to keeping that corporate edge while in the office and transforming to totally chic after hours. All black has made quite the come back, so go wild.

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Don’t know what to rock for the next GNO festivities? Well think body.hugging.hotness and you can’t go wrong. Just because the temps are dropping doesn’t mean it’s time to cover up. Nope fall is all about showing the right amount of skin & curves (emphasis on “right” ladies, too much can be catastrophic on so many levels, but that’s another blog post)! After all, the coveted GNO is all about letting your hair down, throwing back some sweet libations, dancing with your girls and turning some heads in the process. So get ready to show em’ what you’re working with. And who best to provide a nice snapshot of some GNO style than our fab, curvaceous faves-Beyonce, Amber Rose, Solange and Kim K.

Don’t forget to play up those plunging necklines with some Robbins Brothers ice! Love pendant 0394944 / Rose Gold pendant 0399029 / Heart & Key Pendant 0393455 Love pendant 0394944 / Rose Gold pendant 0399029 / Heart & Key pendant 0393455

Being a mommy to two active boys, I would be remiss to not show my mommys how to step out in fall fashion style this season. We don’t know a mommy on earth that wants to run around uncomfortable and cold all day with the kiddies. So moms, your day out with the kiddies on a cool fall afternoon, should look like your grandpa’s old flannel (just a bit sleeker and chic however) and a stylish flat boot, whether it’s a chic pair of Louis Vuittons or a bold color Hunter rain boot. Whatever your choice, cute can be comfy, so rock it out mamis. Oh and please don’t forget your RB bling!


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