This post is in partnership with Macy's.
With the holidays just around the corner, many couples will soon be celebrating and announcing their new engagements! In fact, according to recent polls by WeddingWire, 40% of couples celebrate their engagement between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day – and 6 out of 10 engagements are in December, with Christmas Day being the most popular time to pop the question!
If you're thinking of proposing but haven't selected a ring yet, fear not – the new Macy's Star Signature Diamond™ Collection includes plenty of absolutely gorgeous choices that will make your engagement unforgettable! Combine that with the ease of shopping with Macy's, and your ring buying experience just got a whole lot easier!
You'll fall in love with these diamonds of exceptional fire and brilliance, developed exclusively for Macy’s. Each Macy’s Star Signature Diamond™ is masterfully cut with 73-facets (versus the traditional 58) to maximize its inner light and sparkle.
The collection includes gorgeous engagement rings in 14K white and yellow gold, as well as bridal sets, stud earrings and even necklaces! The engagement ring selection includes solitaires in princess and round cuts, as well as halo settings, my personal favorite.
Last December, my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary, and I really wanted to reset my ring as my anniversary gift! Unfortunately, I never got the opportunity to do so, and I put the idea on the back burner for the time being.
When Macy's gave me the opportunity to choose a piece from the Macy's Star Signature Diamond™ Collection, I was over the moon! Given my love for halo settings, it wasn't difficult to choose my favorite, the Halo Engagement Bridal Set (1-3/4 ct. t.w.) in 14K White Gold! Isn't it breathtaking?
In addition to the awesome brilliance and fire of the center stone, all the smaller stones on the matching band and the starburst-inspired halo setting sparkle like you wouldn't believe. In fact, make sure you watch the product videos on Macy's site for the rings you like. They show how INCREDIBLE the sparkle is!
I could not possibly be happier with my bridal set, and it's the perfect way to celebrate my 11th wedding anniversary next month! A few of my other favorites from the collection include the Double Halo Engagement Ring (1-1/10 ct. t.w.) in 14k White Gold, the Halo Bridal Set (1-1/4 ct. t.w.) in 14k White Gold and the Halo Engagement Ring (1-3/8 ct. t.w.) in 14k White Gold.
Your ring comes in a pretty red box (as pictured), which is perfectly festive for a holiday engagement, and it's also accompanied by a thorough Diamond Identification Report that includes detailed information on your diamond's grading.
Why Choose a Macy's Star Signature Diamond™?
The Macy's Star Signature Diamond™ was created exclusively for Macy's, developed in partnership with the International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a De Beers Group Company, and Kiran Gems. With more than 125 years of combined diamond industry experience and the most advanced technology to evaluate diamonds, IIDGR is one of the only organizations of its kind.
Here's how the IIDGR grades the Macy's Star Signature Diamond™:
- Very Good cut grade
- Minimum I color
- No strong fluorescence
- Minimum I1 clarity
- Guaranteed to be authentic, natural and untreated
The Macy's Star Signature Diamond™ is the first 73-facet round cut diamond to receive a Very Good cut grade in the United States! It's also near colorless, which contributes to its unparalleled sparkle and fire.
Kiran Gems is responsible for transforming rough diamonds into over 1.6 million carats of polished stones every year. At Kiran, each Macy's Star Signature Diamond™ is precisely cut into an amazing 73 facets following strictly defined proportions, polish and symmetry. You can see an 8-point star in the round and princess-shaped stones, hence the name!
An Ethical Choice
In addition to receiving high marks from the IIDGR, you can feel good about purchasing these diamonds. IIDGR only grades and inscribes diamonds that meet the United Nations' mandated World Diamond Council Kimberley Process. The Kimberley Process is a certification that regulates trade in rough diamonds and aims to prevent the flow of conflict diamonds. So aside from being breathtakingly beautiful, a Macy's Star Signature Diamond™ is conflict free and reliably sourced!
If you're planning to pop the question this holiday season, definitely check out everything the Macy's Star Signature Diamond™ Collection has to offer – you won't be sorry!
Original photography by Thomas Pitera Photography