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Diamonds and Desserts for a Cause

By guest blogger Harmony Walton

Left to Right: Shulie Lo & Tracey Lyles (Robbins Brothers Social Media & PR), Harmony Walton (Bridal Bar), Chris Easter (The Man Registry) and wife, actress Kimberly Easter

Diamonds & Desserts–(left to right): Shulie Lo & Tracey Lyles (Robbins Brothers Social Media & PR), Harmony Walton (Bridal Bar), Chris Easter (The Man Registry) and wife, actress Kimberly Easter

Customer Experience Managers at Robbins Brothers, Moraima, Jazmin & Michelle--rock their Simon G. Bling!

Customer Experience Managers at Robbins Brothers–Moraima, Jazmin & Michelle–rock their Simon G. Bling!

Last week I had the lucky honor of hosting a little soiree, Diamonds & Desserts, with the fabulous team at Robbins Brothers Glendale and Simon G. – all to benefit Dress for Success, an incredible organization that empowers women entering the workforce. They help those who are in need of suits and accessories for interviews and workdays but beyond that, they also train, teach and support women seeking the tools to secure and succeed at a new job. Such a great non-profit, I highly recommend checking it out – you can donate your time, your gently worn work clothes and get involved in lots of ways to help others get back on their feet!
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So back to the party. Bloggers, media and wedding experts gathered (and gathered belongings to donate to Dress for Success), to celebrate with diamonds and what else?! Dessert!

Fashion Blogger Wemi Opakunle (LA Chic Fashion Examiner) learns more about the vintage Simon G. designs.

Fashion Blogger Wemi Opakunle (LA Chic Fashion Examiner) learns more about exquisite vintage Simon G. designs.

Fashionista Joan from StylePreneur uploads a stunning ring pic to her Instagram.

Joan from StylePreneur gets her Instagram on!

Simon G.’s amazing team brought out the best of the best for guests to try on (and swoon over). My personal favorite was this fabulous canary diamond engagement ring. I might have worn it just a little too long!
simon g canary ring

I also loved this cuff – perfect for a destination wedding. It looked like I was wearing coral made of diamonds!
simon g cuff

Rose gold was certainly trending around the room for the night, not unlike on brides down the aisles too! Partygoers also enjoyed trying on this gorgeous ring encrusted with yellow diamonds.
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yellow diamond ring

But this night wasn’t just beautiful jewels! We also got to taste test sangria from the Los Angeles wedding location, Noor and try sweet treats from Some Crust Bakery. And if guests could put a cupcake down long enough for a manicure, Serve the Goddess offered up a pampering experience right there in the store!

sangria from noor
some crust bakery

serve the goddess manicures

I had such a great time getting to know new faces and seeing old, friendly ones and I know the group had a blast too – especially those who won raffles prizes like this fun book for couples by relationship expert Natasha Burton (and of course there were some jewels given too…)!
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Big thanks to everyone who came out for the night and congrats to all the big jewelry winners – some ladies went home with some very nice (and sparkly) swag! And thank you to Robbins Brothers for including me in such a lovely evening!

Winner of Simon G. Amethyst Pendant

Winner of Simon G. Amethyst Pendant

One of our lucky guests walked away with this awe-inspiring blue topaz pendant prize!

A lucky guest walked away with this awe-inspiring blue topaz pendant prize!

Don’t forget to check out Simon G.’s beautiful pieces and Dress for Success as a way to give back before (and after) your big day!

**Harmony Walton is the founder of The Bridal Bar and host of Bridal Bar Radio airing on iHeartRadio.

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Robbins Brothers Shines with Introduction of Northern Lights Diamond

Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store launches the Northern Lights Diamond as part of its new Engagement Diamond assortment.

Los Angeles, CA–July 7, 2014–Today Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store exclusively launches the Northern Lights diamond which originates from the highest quality diamond mines in the frozen Canadian tundra. When meticulously cut, the Northern Lights diamond sparkles and releases a full spectrum of the bright lights of the North.

Every Robbins Brothers Northern Lights diamond comes with an AGS Platinum Certification as well as a Certificate of Origin proving it is mined, cut and polished in Canada—which has the strictest environment regulations for mining, cutting, polishing and a commitment to social responsibility. The diamond is also laser inscribed with a unique serial number and the iconic Canadian maple leaf that identifies it as a Canadian diamond.

Northern Lights

“We are so pleased to introduce the Northern Lights diamond to our engagement ring customers,” said Joseph Soto, director of diamonds for Robbins Brothers. “These spectacular diamonds have been carefully selected for one main purpose, and that’s to be the sparkling centerpiece of the consumer’s engagement ring.”

Robbins Brothers’ buyers hand-select every diamond based on visual beauty, structural integrity and quality. One out of 10 diamonds meets the criteria to be a part of the company’s Engagement Diamond collections. Shoppers can explore Northern Lights and other Engagement Diamond brands by visiting http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/diamond-brands.ring.

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Military Appreciation Week in Seattle

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Military Appreciation Week at Robbins Brothers Seattle

In support of the military members who serve our country diligently and their committed loved ones, we’d like to say Thanks! Join us for a week of pampering:

*Sip on drinks as you try on sparkling engagement rings
*Complimentary engagement ring & wedding band cleaning and inspection
*Raffle Giveaways & “Blingin” Swag Bags

Military ID is required

RSVP is highly suggested:
fanclub@robbinsbrothers.com / 206.826.7464

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How to Celebrate Him on Father’s Day

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By guest blogger Natasha Burton

Last month, we helped you discover the ideal way to honor all of the special moms in your life so now we have to pay some attention to the dads. Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, and if you’re coming up short on ideas, we’ve got some good ones to get your brainstorm started.

The most important thing? The thought (and love!) behind whatever it is you do or give to the father in your life, of course!

Get Cooking
Give Dad a break from the BBQ and whip him up a nice meal. (The way to any man’s heart is through his stomach, after all.) Or if he insists on grilling, as men do, get all the sides ready and be sure to clean up after. (No dirty dish duty for him on Father’s Day.)

Go Outside
Whether he’d prefer to participate in Tough Mudder, an obstacle course race, a Zombie Run, or your typical 5K, Dad will love the challenge of accomplishing a major athletic goal. So, lace up the tennis shoes and get out there!

Drink Up
Find a local brewery or vineyard, and then spend an afternoon tasting the offerings. Most places offer guided tours led by seasoned guides who will teach you a thing or to about the process, giving you a deeper appreciation for what goes into making beer or wine.

Be Classy
Give him a fun experience he’ll never forget tailored to his interests. Every city offers ways to learn cool new skills, from mixology to beer making, watercolor painting to racecar driving. Choose something you can both do together and make lasting memories in the process.

Gift Give
If your pops is missing a key piece of male jewelry—like a nice watch or a pair of cufflinks—why not help him out by gifting him with something he’ll wear (and cherish!) forever? Engrave his initials for extra personalization.

Natasha Burton is an author, freelance writer and editor.
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Just In: Our Newest Rose Gold Engagement Ring Styles!

I’ve fallen in love with rose gold engagement ring styles! I may be a little biased, because I have one myself. These past few years, I’ve been moving away from most of my own silver colored fashion jewelry, because yellow and rose gold just looks so much better with my skin tone. Rose gold is warm and soft, and has a small percentage of copper that gives it a slight pink tint.

We’ve been noticing that this rose gold trend is on the rise, so our buyers have been scrambling to meet demands! After all, we are THE Engagement Store! Here are some of our favorite new additions to our designer collections!

Kirk Kara Pirouetta (Sku# 0388210)

Kirk Kara Pirouette 0388210

Kirk Kara Dahlia (Sku# 0389908)

Kirk Kara Dahlia 0389908

Peter Lam Luxury (Sku # 0398069)

Peter Lam Luxury 0398069

Peter Lam Luxury (Sku # 0398060)

Peter Lam Luxury 0398060

Peter Lam Luxury (Sku #0387991)

Peter Lam Luxury 0387991

Simon G (Sku# 0395977)

Simon G. 0395977

Simon G (Sku# 0395978)

Simon G. 0395978

Tacori (Sku# 0393589)

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Tacori (Sku# 0393588)

Tacori 0393588

What’s your favorite ring? Or do you still prefer the tried and true white gold engagement rings? I’m may not be exactly impartial, but I’m digging the Tacori solitaire! I just love simple and classic engagement rings!

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