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Diamonds and Desserts: Sparkling In H-Town!

Another fun evening of Diamonds and Desserts! This time, in Houston, Texas! Our Robbins Brothers Houston store hosted an evening of stunning bridal gowns, dazzling diamond jewelry, delicious desserts and bubbly champagne! We invited select few bloggers, fashion editors and wedding professionals to get a sneak peek at the newest collection of DAO Chloe DAO bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, designed by Chloe Dao.

Diamonds and Desserts Houston
Diamonds and Desserts Houston

Fashion Writer Michele Meyer

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Sydney Dao (Director of PR & Marketing for DAO Chloe DAO) & Joy Sewing (Fashion & Beauty Editor for Houston Chronicle).

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Taylor Brione Ballard (Co-Chair of Houston Fashion Bloggers & Creator of Pretty Pink Living).

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Models showing off DAO Chloe DAO bridal gowns.

Diamonds and Desserts Houston

Models showing off Robbins Brothers engagement rings and diamond jewelry.

Guests snacked on delicious mini-cupcakes, cookies and tasty champagne!

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The evening’s honoree was Girls Inc., where all handbags and accessories were donated to benefit young girls in their program. Girls Inc. provides more than 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face.  This specially designed program provides girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment.

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A lovely young lady modeling one of Chloe Dao’s purple bridesmaids gowns is even a member of Girls Inc.

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Robbins Brothers Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of Exclusive Echo Diamond with Social Media Campaign

Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store celebrates the 10-Year Anniversary of its exclusive 98-faceted Echo Diamond by asking customers to share their Echo ring photos on social media with hashtag #EchoIs10.

#EchoIs10

#EchoIs10

Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 2014 –Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Echo Diamond, which contains 98 facets that are hand-cut and arranged for maximum brilliance, unlike the conventional round diamond with 58 facets. The facet placement allows more light movement and more sparkle, which delivers a brighter diamond.

The Robbins Brothers Echo Diamond comes with a lifetime warranty, conflict-free promise, certification including an Imagem Light Return Report, an IGI certificate and a laser inscription with the Echo logo. These unique features give customers peace of mind and added identification security for their specific diamond.

Throughout the month of August, the company will celebrate the Echo Diamond’s anniversary by asking customers to share their Echo Diamond engagement ring photos on social media including Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook with the hashtag #EchoIs10. “When I first saw the Echo I was amazed at how sparkly it was,” said Kim Smith of Woodland Hills, CA. “I immediately knew it was the diamond I wanted for my solitaire engagement ring setting. It looks beautiful and I haven’t seen anything quite like it!”

For more information on Robbins Brothers’ engagement diamonds, please visit http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/diamond-brands.ring.

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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!
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I also loved this cuff – perfect for a destination wedding. It looked like I was wearing coral made of diamonds!
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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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Summer of Love Engaged Couples Reunion on KTLA-TV

Robbins Brothers’ Valentine Surprise Proposals have become a viewer favorite on KTLA Channel 5. For nearly 10 years, the Robbins Brothers Love Team and popular fun-loving Los Angeles reporter, Gayle Anderson, have helped anxious guys plan and surprise their girlfriends with heart-wrenching marriage proposals…..on live television! There is always uncertainty, suspense and a little chaos involved; and sometimes the Love Team doesn’t even make it on-air due to breaking news stories. But one thing’s for sure, each and every proposal we plan is special, sweet, tear-jerking, fun, magical and memorable.

Recently we decided to catch up with some of our previously engaged couples to see what they’ve been up to since their televised proposal. But first we started the week off with a surprise proposal for an EMT who stunned his girlfriend during a CPR training in the city of Orange!

CPR Training at Care Ambulance Headquaters right before the big proposal surprise! Photo courtesy of John Dinh Photography

CPR Training at Care Ambulance Headquarters right before the big surprise! Photo courtesy of John Dinh Photography

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Once the charming Keith Boles proposed to Michelle in 2012 in front of coworkers, she gleefully started singing and dancing! Stan Huang serenaded the love of his life, Janelle, for breakfast at Old Vine Cafe and she is not a morning person (uh oh). Did these couples actually get married or was it all for show?

A few years ago Ray Ledesma popped the question to Rochelle at her daughter’s daycare with the help of adorable kids (awww). Did they make it to the alter and if so how’s married life we wonder?

Meanwhile, Refugio Calderon was all set to propose to his girlfriend Juana at the Alan Levy Dental Office, but there was a gunman pacing a rooftop in Westwood and the segment was almost cancelled (yikes, never a dull moment on live TV!). Did love conquer all?

All  smiles, Juana Calderon shows off her Robbins Brothers engagement and wedding ring set to reporter Gayle Anderson.
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We are happy to report that most of our couples are still crazy in love!

Wishing every couple across the world the most romantic summer ever. We enjoy celebrating your Love!

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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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