Trending: Men’s Diamond Studs

In the world of men’s fashion where a watch or understated necklace all too often dominate in terms of jewelry, a new (and much needed) trend in men’s jewelry is quickly making its way and has fashion’s top designers buzzing with excitement: diamond studs. Given the growing mood in the men’s fashion world that has designers breaking conventional norms for more edgy designs that have a jolt of fresh personality, it’s really no surprise that diamond studs have become a fast growing trend.

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Premier designers including Versace and Givenchy showcased their Spring/Summer 2018 collections along the runway with models who donned diamond studs, using the jewelry as the perfect accent touch to complete the world-class designs. In this article, our expert team at DiamondStuds.com offers up our suggestions for a few snazzy men’s diamond studs to help keep you up to date with this rising trend that we believe is here to stay.

Men’s Round Cut Diamond Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold

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For our first pick, we offer a classic pair of men’s diamond stud earrings that feature a 14k white gold finish and diamonds with a total weight of .75 carat.  The 4-prong setting holds the diamond secure while also allowing the most shine to reflect off the diamond. With a timeless diamond design on a trendy and highly-fashionable piece of jewelry, these diamond stud earrings are the perfect exclamation point for any outfit.  

Men’s Round Cut Blue Diamond Stud Earrings in 14K Yellow Gold

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The rising new trend in men’s jewelry of diamond stud earrings is believed to be inspired by ‘90s music subculture. This one-of-a-kind pair of diamond stud earrings is representative of that era with its unique blue diamonds and 14k yellow gold finish. The earrings make a bold fashion statement and are certainly on the forefront of this hot trend.

Round Diamond Single Stud Earring in Platinum Bezel Setting

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Our editors here at DiamondStuds.com are split in their preference of single studs versus pairs, so after a great debate, we made the decision that both should be included. While both are equally fashionable, the common belief is that single studs are more masculine. For our third pick, we switch it up a bit with this single diamond stud earring that’s finished with a platinum setting. One can do no wrong when pairing platinum together with a diamond, and that applies to this earring as well, which carries an unquestionably refined and elegant look.  

Round Yellow Diamond Single Stud Earring in 18K Yellow Gold Bezel Setting

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For our last diamond stud pick, we chose a brilliant yellow diamond stud with an 18k yellow gold bezel setting. This diamond stud earring has the flair to take any outfit, whether casual or formal, to the next level. The yellow diamond is a rare sight to see and is complemented to perfection with its luxurious 18K yellow gold finish. While this earring may have been over-the-top as a pair, the single diamond stud is ideal for this spectacular design.

Summer Date Ideas 2017

While Spring may be the season of love, Summer is the season to heat that love up. Take advantage of the warm weather with your loved one and make the most of the sunny afternoons and warm evenings. Whether it’s a simple and easy picnic at the park or a lavish dinner outing at a hip new restaurant in town, dates provide an opportunity for couples to spend quality time together and keep a relationship fun and exciting. In this article, we offer 5 summer date ideas that can fit a variety of different budgets and schedules to help ensure that your relationship stays strong and healthy in the midst of all the craziness we call life. 

#1. Sunset Picnic at the Park

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It’s as simple as a blanket, a bottle of wine, and some cheese and charcuterie. Find a quaint park in your city or the next city over and enjoy the simple things in life: a glass of wine under the shade of the trees with your significant other. Get there a couple hours before sunset for optimal summer weather and to catch the cotton candy hues of the sky as the sun sets.   

#2. Romantic Dinner at a Trendy Restaurant

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Sure, every couple has their go-to local restaurant that they’ve grown to love. That being said, it’s important to switch things up and treat yourselves to occasional fine dining. Go to a trendy new restaurant in the city for a romantic dinner. Indulge in each other’s company and cheers to your love for one another. Gentleman, to make this date extra special, surprise your significant other with a pair of ruby earrings that will make this a night to remember for the rest of your lives!

By the way, we have a special promotion going on for summer ’17. You get 17% off all merchandise. There hasn’t been a better time to get a gift!

#3. 30 Minute Evening Stroll Along a Tree Lined Street

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Sometimes the stresses of everyday life leave little time for a date that you have to devote hours to, but after a while this can really take a toll on a relationship. It’s crucial to make time to spend with one another, even if it’s just for half an hour. Park your car on the nicest street in town and take a relaxing 30-minute stroll in the warm evening air. Not only will this give you quality time spent together, but it will also help ease the stress. Finish the evening with a nightcap, whether it’s a warm cup of tea or a glass of your favorite Merlot.

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Who doesn’t love a romantic getaway? Take initiative, jump in the car, and drive to a close by destination for a spontaneous trip. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to spend a romantic night together hanging out by the pool, cuddling in a posh hotel room, and maybe even getting a massage together. To show your significant other how much they mean to you, entertain the idea of giving the gift of a diamond pendant. After all, there is nothing a woman loves more than diamonds (and rooftop pools)!

#5. An Afternoon at the Beach

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Summer is synonymous with the beach. Grab a couple of beach towels and spend your whole day together lounging on the warm sands of your favorite beach. To make this beach trip a little more special, take a few minutes to put together a playlist with each of your favorite songs that you can play on your phone or a portable speaker. Don’t forget your sunglasses and the sunscreen!

July’s Birthstone: The Royal Ruby

While all birthstones have a distinct meaning and unique beauty, those born in July are perhaps the most fortunate considering their birthstone is the ever-enchanting ruby. Hailed by many as the king of precious gemstones and known throughout the world for its dazzling beauty, the ruby has many characteristics that make it a special gemstone for many people, but especially for those born in July.

Historians believe that rubies were traded on the Silk Road as early as 200BC and have traced the ruby back to many other ancient civilizations including ancient Greece, demonstrating the gem’s long-standing significance in the world. For these different ancient cultures, the ruby was highly symbolic and meaningful, and a great deal of that symbolic meaning is still attached to the gemstone today. The ruby is believed to represent arguably some of the most important aspects of life—love, protection, and prosperity. Legend has it that due to the ruby’s strength and durability, many ancient warriors donned rubies on their shields to grant them protection. In addition, being a stone that adorned the upper classes of society throughout history, the ruby became a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

One defining aspect of the ruby that makes it so special is its rich and radiant red color. The ruby’s brilliant red color is often associated with vitality, passion, and a zest for life and love. This is the reason many find the ruby to be a high-energy stone. Rubies can be found in many different shades of red, from rich tonal shades to bright and vivid hues.

Today, rubies are one of the most sought-after precious gemstones in the world.  Given their unparalleled beauty and deeply symbolic meaning, the highly coveted gems make for one of the most specials gifts available. As their birthstone, a ruby is a particularly appropriate gift for someone born in July. A piece of ruby jewelry is a gift that a person born in July will have a special connection with for the rest of their lives. Below, our expert team at DiamondStuds.com lists a few of our favorite ruby earrings that will make the perfect gift for a July baby.

1 Carat Round Ruby Earrings with 14K Rose Gold 3-Prong Martini Setting

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Featuring large ruby gemstones with a 1 carat total weight, this stunning pair of earrings are timeless and elegant in every sense. The ruby stones are secured by a 14 karat rose gold 3 prong martini setting that not only highlights the rubies and enhances their brilliance, but in addition accents them beautifully.

1 Carat Round Ruby Earrings with Platinum Bezel Setting

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For an undeniably bolder look, our experts at DiamondStuds.com suggest this pair of ruby earrings with a platinum bezel setting. The classic ruby stones are paired with a platinum bezel setting to create a combination that brings one of the world’s most precious gemstones together with one of the world’s rarest metals. The result is absolutely jaw-dropping.

1 Carat Round Ruby Earrings with Halo Diamonds

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What can possibly be better than gorgeous ruby earrings? Simple, ruby earrings with halo set diamonds. Our final staff pick for someone born in July that features their ruby birthstone is this pair of earrings that is outfitted with a .60 carat ruby center stone and surrounded by small pavé diamonds weighing a total of .40 carat. The awe-inspiring pair of earrings also feature 18 karat white gold throughout, making this what some would call the perfect pair of earrings.

 

The Best Places To Propose In Los Angeles 2017

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Los Angeles is a bustling, diverse city. The city of stars is home to many beautiful locations that create perfect backdrops for memorable proposals. Whether you are a local who wants to pop the question in your neighborhood or a visitor who wants to soak up some LA magic, LA is filled with interesting and beautiful spots for you to propose. We’ve rounded up some of the most memorable spots— check them out below!

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Head to the pristine beaches of Malibu and be surrounded by the beauty of nature while you propose. You can choose either a cliff overlooking the ocean or to be directly on the beach. Malibu has miles of gorgeous beachfront to choose from.

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Enjoy a romantic view of Los Angeles at Griffith Observatory. Located in hip Los Feliz, Griffith Observatory is at the top of Mount Hollywood and boasts some of the best views of the city. Look out over the city of stars and soak up some Hollywood magic before you pop the question.

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The Huntington Library and Gardens is a hidden gem of Los Angeles. Its sprawling grounds boasts an extensive art collection and 120 acres of meticulously landscaped, specialized botanical gardens. You and your loved one can get lost together in the huge variety of flora and fauna before you get down on one knee.

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Tucked away in beautiful, relaxed Venice is the Venice Canals. These are a unique taste of Italy by the beach. The canals, located between Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard, are the perfect place to stroll with your loved one before you propose.

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Proposing during a game is a perfect choice if you and your partner are sports fans. Root on your team together then surprise your loved one with a proposal at Dodgers Stadium at the Staples Center!

If you’re gathering ideas for the perfect proposal, chances are that engagement rings are on your mind as well. For classic, minimalist, stunning engagement rings check out our collection of solitaire engagement rings.

Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas for Her

It’s almost summer and, for many students, that means it’s time for graduation! A loved one’s graduation is a great time to give them a gift that shows them that you’re proud of their accomplishments and that you wish them good luck in the future. Jewelry is a thoughtful and beautiful graduation gift that will make your loved one feel special and last a lifetime. For those celebrating a graduation this year, we’ve put together a list of great graduation jewelry gifts for her!

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Blue Sapphire Halo Set Studs in 14k White Gold

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Pink Sapphire Studs in 14k White Gold

These pink and blue sapphire studs are not only beautiful, they’re also said to attract abundance. This is because sapphires are a gemstone that are said to draw wealth and success to the wearer. A perfect gift for a new graduate who is setting off into the world!

A Tennis Bracelet

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S-Link Style Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 14k White Gold

A tennis bracelet is an elegant and versatile piece that every woman should have in her collection. This is a special and beautiful piece that will always be in style, ensuring that your graduate can enjoy it for a lifetime.

A Diamond Pendant

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Round Diamond Bezel Set Pendant Necklace in 14k White Gold

A diamond pendant adds a delicate touch of shimmer to any look. They are beautifully worn on their own, and also great to layer with other pieces. A diamond pendant is a great gift that works with any style.

Diamond Studs

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Round Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

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Emerald Shaped Diamonds in 18k Yellow Gold

Diamond Studs are the ultimate classic accessory— sophisticated, beautiful, and timeless. They’re also versatile: they can be worn with any outfit, from a ball gown to a swimsuit. And these diamond studs are also customizable. You can change the shape of the diamond, the setting style, and choose from different precious metals. Think about the kind of jewelry the person you’re shopping for: do they usually wear silver or gold? Do they like subtle or flashy pieces? These studs are a perfect gift because you can customize them to exactly fit the style of the recipient.

Father’s Day Jewelry Gift Ideas

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Classic Diamond Studs

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Square Cut Diamond Studs In Platinum

There’s nothing like a true classic. Diamond studs are sophisticated, strong, and stylish. They’re also versatile, looking as good with a laid back bomber jacket as they do with a sharp suit. You just can’t go wrong with a gift of white diamond studs.

Yellow Diamond Studs

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Yellow Diamond Studs in 14k Gold Martini Setting

Yellow diamonds are among the rare “fancy” diamonds. This family of diamonds is made up of naturally colored diamonds that are many times rarer than white diamonds— they are some of the rarest gemstones on earth. These are a great fit for a man with rare taste, one who likes to be bold and stand out from the crowd.

Single Diamond Stud

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Classic diamond studs are great as a pair, but also impressive on their own. Instead of getting the man in your life a pair of studs, consider getting him a single stud. Many men prefer to either wear just one diamond stud or, if they’re following today’s trends, to mix and match their pieces to create a unique style.

Black Diamond Studs

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Black Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

Black diamonds are mysterious and make a strong statement. The edgy Dad might appreciate black diamond studs more than the standard white diamond since they are more unique. Black diamond studs are a great gift for the man who has an edgy style and likes to set himself apart from the crowd.

Blue Diamond Studs

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Blue Diamond Studs in Platinum

Blue diamond studs are strongly associated with royalty. This deeply colored stone has graced the fingers of many of history’s most powerful kings. Perhaps Royals throughout the years have been drawn to their rich color, or perhaps they wanted to acquire them because they are even rarer than yellow diamonds. But, for whatever the reason may have been, blue diamonds are now forever associated with the royals. Because of this, blue diamond studs are an incredibly special gift to give the man in your life.

May Birthstone: The Benefits of EMERALDS

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Emeralds: these sparkling green gems have been highly prized for thousands of years. They’re a part of the “big four” of precious stones, along with diamonds, rubies, and sapphires. While other gemstones come in multiple shades, emeralds are always green. This signature green color is why emeralds ended up becoming the May birthstone. The deep, rich green color of the emerald has always been closely associated with Spring, making it a perfect match for May’s new blooms. Because it’s the month of the emerald, we decided to take a closer look at the many benefits of this month’s birthstone!

What makes emeralds so special?

They’re Durable

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Let’s start with a practical reason why emeralds are so beneficial: they’re incredibly durable. Emeralds are extremely hard. This means that they’re not easily scratched and can stand the test of time, making them great for everyday wear. But it is important to clean them gently (using no harsh chemicals) as emeralds are often treated to reduce the appearance of their natural inclusions.

They’re Associated With Royalty

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Emeralds have been worn by royals throughout the ages and were, in particular, a favorite of Cleopatra. Prized for their deep green color, they’ve been featured in many crown jewels, like King Henry II’s famous emerald ring and Queen Elizabeth’s emerald diadem. This association with royalty has created an added air of luxury around emeralds.

They Represent Growth

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Because of their deep green color, emeralds have long been associated with growth. The stone is said to help promote inner growth in the wearer, helping them improve spiritually. Because of their association with positive growth, emeralds are also said to be the best stone to promote fertility.

They Activate The Heart Chakra

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Among those who practice spiritual healing, emeralds are said to open the heart chakra. Doing this causes more unity, compassion, and unconditional love to be brought into your life. Their close association with the heart chakra means that emeralds are the best stone for improving relationships and creating contentment in your life.

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14k White Gold 3-Prong Martini Round Green Emerald Gemstone Stud Earrings

So, there you have it: some of the many benefits of emeralds. Whether you want to bring more growth into your life, gift a May baby their birthstone, or simply add more beauty to your life, DiamondStuds.com has the perfect emerald earrings for you. You can choose from different precious metals and setting styles to create your perfect pair. And, because Diamond Studs is currently celebrating the May birthstone, you can get a pair of emerald stud earrings worth $250 FREE with any Diamond Stud Earrings order of $999 or more. Just enter promo code EMERALD to take advantage of this limited time offer!

Perfect Gift for Mom (2017 edition)

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and that means it’s time for our annual roundup of our top gifts your mother will love. We’ve picked this year’s most loved pieces that will put a sparkle in your mother’s eye. Check out our four perfect gift ideas for mom below!

Diamond Stud Earrings

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Is there anything more classic or elegant than a pair of diamond studs? They are one of the most versatile pieces of jewelry you can have in your collection. Diamond studs are a stunning way to add sparkle to any look. And, even better: all of our diamond studs are completely customizable. You can choose your setting, precious metal, diamond shape, diamond size, and diamond quality. With these customizable options, you can create exactly the pair of diamond studs your mother will love.

Diamond Pendant

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Diamond pendants are another incredibly versatile piece. This versatility, coupled with the elegance of this look, has made diamond pendants a classic that your mother will be able to wear for a lifetime. All of the diamond pendants at DiamondStuds.com are also customizable. This means that you can choose from any precious metal, setting, and diamond to create the necklace your mother has always dreamed of.

Colored Diamond Ring

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Colored diamonds are an exotic and beautiful choice for fine jewelry. Gift your mother a colored diamond ring, like this four prong set blue diamond ring or this bezel set yellow diamond stunner. This is a great gift for a mother who loves glamour and having fun with fashion.

Round Dangle Stud Earrings

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Round dangle earrings, also known as drop earrings, are a pretty addition to any jewelry collection. Drop earrings have a certain delicacy that adds elegance to any look. These earrings are a beautiful gift for the mother who has a chic, understated style.

If you’re looking to surprise your mother with jewelry this year, you’re in luck: right now, you can use the code LOVEMOMfor huge site wide savings at Diamond Studs. You can save $50 off $499, $100 off $999, $500 off $4,999, and 1,000 off of 9,999! Choose from our diamond studs, diamond pendants, solitaire diamond rings, and more. And if you place your online order now, it’s guaranteed to get to your house by Mother’s Day (May 14th) or earlier! Wow! your mom with jewelry and create a Mother’s Day moment she’ll never forget.

The Benefits of DIAMONDS (Diamond Jewelry)

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Those who have their birthday in April are lucky: their birthstone is the coveted diamond. Diamonds are one of the most sought after precious stones in the world. But why exactly are diamonds deemed so desirable?

  1. They’re Strong

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One huge benefit of diamonds is their incredible durability. It is the hardest naturally occurring material on Earth, which means that it’s unlikely to get scratched or damaged by basically anything. Diamonds are so hard that they are often used in machine production to cut or grind industrial materials. Diamonds also have an incredibly high melting point— they can even survive being engulfed in flames!

  1. They’re Beautiful

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All gemstones are beautiful, of course, but diamonds have a specific brilliance that outshines the rest. This is because they have the most clarity of any gemstone, meaning that they can shine the most light. And most diamonds are cut specifically to increase their light reflection and refraction so that they shine even more and truly steal the spotlight.

  1. They’ve Got Variety

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White diamonds are some of the most versatile gemstones. Their clear color goes with anything. But diamonds can actually form in a huge array of colors like blue, green, yellow, or pink. Today, you can even color treat white diamonds, making them any color you like. This makes diamonds as versatile as a rainbow!

  1. They’re An Investment

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Diamonds are one of the most precious and therefore expensive stones. Diamonds sell for a high price so, when you buy one, you’re buying an investment piece that carries a great value.

  1. They’re Meaningful

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Perhaps the most compelling benefit of wearing diamonds is the loving meaning behind the gemstone. Diamonds represent the idea of “forever.” Giving a diamond is a loving gesture. It is a gift that symbolizes the eternity of a bond of love, whether it be a marital bond, a familial bond, or a bond of friendship.

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Diamonds are a great gift anytime but are an especially good gift for April birthdays. If you’re in the market for diamonds this April, you’re in luck: we’re having a spring sale! SAVE 10% SITEWIDE with promo code APRIL. You can save 10% on our amazing selection of diamond studs, rings, and necklaces, as well as on all our other precious gemstone jewelry. Happy shopping!

When to Exchange Gifts on your Wedding Day

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Diamond studs are a popular wedding day gift.

One of the sweetest wedding day traditions is the gift exchange between the bride and groom. It’s an opportunity to put a smile your soon to be wife or husband’s face, and make them feel even more special. Love letters, flowers, and jewelry are the most common gifts for a couple to exchange on their wedding day. You should think about the kinds of gifts your partner enjoys and give them something that will make them feel appreciated and valued.

Once you know what you’ll be gifting your partner with, the only thing left to decide is when and how you’ll give it to them. If you’re more traditional, you might want to make sure that you don’t see your fiancé before your wedding ceremony. So, how can you give them your gift?

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One common way to exchange gifts on your wedding day is by having it delivered. You can have a member of the bridal party (most often the maid of honor or best man) deliver it to your fiancé while they are getting ready. If you want to have this moment photographed or filmed, you will want to make sure the wedding photographer knows when the delivery will be made. You’ll also likely want to schedule this toward the end of the “getting ready” period to make sure your soon to be bride or groom feels camera ready.

Another way you can give your fiancé their gift without seeing them is to work it into the pre-wedding photo sessions. After you’re dressed and ready for pictures, have your photographer set up a shot where each of you is on opposite sides of a wall. Then, you can open your gifts simultaneously and have this heartfelt moment captured on film. This way, you won’t see your partner but you can still share the moment with them. And you’ll be able to see their reaction to your gift in your wedding photos!

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If you’re less traditional and plan on having a first look moment before the ceremony, that’s a fantastic time to exchange gifts. After you soak in the moment of seeing your fiancé for the first time in their wedding attire, you can enjoy watching them open their gift. And, since it’s common today to have first looks photographed, you can easily photograph the gift exchange too and remember the moment forever.

These are some of the most common ways that couples exchange gifts on their wedding day. But, feel free to think outside the box and exchange gifts whenever feels right for you. What matters most is making your partner feel special and having the day move as smoothly as possible. Then, after you’ve exchanged your wedding day gifts, you can give your partner the best gift of all: your hand in marriage.