Engagements

6 Nerd Rings to Express Your Love

By guest blogger Shaina Woodcock, Robbins Brothers Merchandise Distribution Clerk

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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Graduate Students Get Engaged At Dallas Baptist University!

Just Engaged! Congrats to Madison & Dominique who got engaged at the beautiful Dallas Baptist University bridge.

Just Engaged! Congrats to Madison & Dominique who got engaged at the beautiful Dallas Baptist University bridge.

Engagement Date November 8, 2014
Projected Wedding Date May 2, 2015

In Madison’s Words

How did you two meet?
We met at college in Abilene, TX. He attended Abilene Christian University and I was a Hardin-Simmons University student. He attended an HSU volleyball game to watch an old high school friend of his, I was playing for HSU at the time, he laid eyes on me, and the rest is history!

How did he propose?
The reason I was making a trip to Dallas this weekend was to celebrate Dominique’s birthday early because it lands on a Tuesday and I am still in the process of finishing graduate school in Abilene, TX. Boy was I in for a surprise. I knew something was up because I saw a test notification from my best friend pop up on his monitor, and they never speak unless something’s up. I was expecting something to happen the next day, Friday. Friday passed by, nothing unusual happened.

Saturday rolled around and I set out for my apartment search. He had a group project meeting that afternoon and we had dinner and movie plans to celebrate his 23rd birthday that night. After getting back from my apartment hunt, we began to get ready for dinner and a movie and he says to me, “Oh shoot! I forgot to leave a paper with my group for our project. We’ve got to go by campus before dinner.” This was hard for me to believe, but I went with the flow and we were soon at Dallas Baptist University. After running his “paper” inside to his group he came back to the car to tell me, “My group really wants to meet you.” I found this strange, it was a Saturday night and we were late for our “dinner reservations.”

Soon after getting me out of the car, he led me toward the DBU bridge that crosses over a campus pond. The venue was beautiful and we came to the end of the bridge where a gazebo was decorated with rose petals at my feet, framed pictures of us over the past 5 years, and 8 red and white balloons. After admiring the decor, he continued to lead me through the gazebo and near the shore of the pond where a single bench stood alone.

Dominique pops the question!

Dominique pops the question!

He looked into my eyes and reminded me of our time together, how we’ve come thus far through good times and bad. He dropped down to one knee and asked me to make him the happiest man alive. I SAID YES!!!!!! Soon after, my mom and some of my absolute dearest friends cheered from across the pond!! I’ve never been more overwhelmed with joy in my entire life. I could relive this moment over and over again. It was perfect!

What do you love most about your engagement ring?
I love that it has character! The rose gold is my favorite and the round brilliant cut could not be more perfect!

Madison rocks her beautiful rose gold split shank diamond engagement ring from Robbins Brothers Dallas

Madison rocks her beautiful rose gold split shank diamond engagement ring from Robbins Brothers Dallas.

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5 Places I Get Caught Staring At My Wedding Ring

By guest blogger Natasha Burton

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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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Celebrity Engagement Rings Round-Up 2014

With the end of the year coming up, we wanted to take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the astounding celebrity engagement rings of 2014! Let’s review and discuss.

Aaryn Gries and Nick Williams
After visiting Robbins Brothers Houston, Nick Williams presented Aaryn Gries (Big Brother 15) with a dynamic double halo diamond engagement ring from Henri Daussi.

Aaryn Gries and Nick Williams

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Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser
Alexis (Gilmore Girls) revealed her stunning bezel set round diamond on a platinum band from Vincent on the red carpet. Vincent personally picked out this ring for Alexis. He’s got great taste!

Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser

Gregg DeGuire, WireImage.com

Erica Mena and Bow Wow (Shad Moss)
This whirlwind romance lead to a quick engagement, but check out that huge sparkler! A beautiful huge round diamond yellow gold engagement ring with a beautiful halo. Bow Wow (actual name is Shad Moss), worked closely with a designer to create this beauty for his soon-to-be bride!

Erica Mena and Bow Wow

instagram.com/elliotavianne, Sandra Rose

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross
Ashlee Simpson’s absolutely gorgeous, one of a kind engagement ring is a nod to art deco. The marquise cut center diamond is surrounded by beautiful rubies and even more diamonds! I love this unique engagement ring, which was specifically designed by Evan Ross.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross

Nail Lane, Jamei McCarthy/Getty Images

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade
Gabrielle Union, the amazing wonder woman who seems to never age, was engaged during 2014 and already married! The happy couple announced their engagement over Instagram, showing off her dazzling solitaire cushion cut engagement ring from Miami Heat point guard, Dwayne Wade. Absolutely gorgeous, oh and the ring ain’t half bad, either.

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

instagram.com/gabunion, BOB Metelus Images

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney
I’m going to go ahead and call this the engagement (and wedding) of the year! The world was in a frenzy when George started popping up around town with this gorgeous, intelligent, activist beauty. Soon, Amal has become a household name and the world practically exploded when they were engaged with this ethically mined emerald cut engagement ring. Wowsers.

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney

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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg
Just barely engaged in April and this adorable couple are already married since August! Talk about short engagements! Jenny McCarthy announced her engagement on The View with fellow co-hosts, and gushed about the sweet proposal and the sparkling yellow sapphire cushion shaped engagement ring.

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg

Michael Simon, Brian Babineau

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Here’s Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and their *spoiler alert* massive emerald cut engagement ring.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Gregg DeGuire/WireImage, EOnline

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
These new parents got engaged shortly after they found out they were expecting a child soon! From the few rare pictures we’ve seen of Mila’s engagement ring, we’re going to call it a classic round diamond solitaire engagement ring. Perfect for this low key, no fuss That 70′s Show couple.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

Getty, Chiva/INFphoto.com

Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild
Nicky and James were engaged just a few short months ago, during a romantic boat rude in Italy. Her beautiful royal ascher cut engagement ring fits this heiress quite perfectly.

Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild

instagram.com/nickyhilton, Andrew Otero/Sipa USA

Olivia Palmero and Johannes Huebl
Seriously, this couple is way too beautiful to even look at. They got engaged New Years 2014, and they’re already married! The City alum’s gorgeous yellow diamond engagement ring is one of the newest engagement ring trends on the rise. Can we just take a moment and stare at this couple’s stunning wedding fashion choices?

Olivia Palmero and Johannes Huebl

Splash News, Johannes Huebl

And seriously, what is up with all of these short celebrity engagements! Quite a number of these couples that got engaged this year are already married!

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