Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Engaged!

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott is the newest in the celebrities to get engaged. Scott got recently engaged to her drummer boyfriend Chris Tyrell.

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott engaged

Scott’s boyfriend popped the question on this July 4th weekend while the couple were on the late at East Tennesse. After their hike, Tyrell got down on one knee and popped the question.

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Engagement Ring

In an interview Scott said, “We feel so blessed by God that He sent us each other, and we are looking so forward to forever together.”

Lady Antebellum’s recent hit ‘Just a kiss’ was inspired by their relationship.

Here’s wishing the couple lot of happiness!

Sleeveless Mummy Dress

Summer always gets in the way of blogging, but I finally got around to posting these photos I've been meaning to share for a few weeks now. Forgive the quality of the photo before last, but I desperately wanted to showcase the tulle layers that make the mummy dress so special.

Hope everyone is enjoying a fine, summer weather wherever you are!


P.S. See the dress here

The Award for the Most Beautiful Ring

The most beautiful ring

What do you think about this ring?

When I first saw this design, I fell in love with it and am not exaggerating. It is so beautiful, elegant and so very different from any other design that I had seen.

Later what I read, justified my amazement. This engagement ring won Best in Show in JCK 2011 Platinum Innovation Award. What’s even more amazing is, the designer of this ring is no big name or someone who has been in the industry for years, rather a very young, 24-year old Michael Bartlett, who has just been in business for about a year and a half.

An associate designer at Stuller Inc., Bartlett’s design not only won in that particular category but also got the Best in Show honors. He said, “I got a little nervous when I realized how many big designers I was competing against," he said. "But then I heard a lot of buzz about my ring, so I wasn't sure."

A recent UL grad, Bartlett got married on June 25th just came back from his honeymoon on July 5th  and was already a celebrity as everyone at Stuller had heard about his winning competition. This Platinum Guild’s Association competition is the largest one in the country.

Set brilliantly with 0.625 carats of diamonds inside and on top of the ring. This platinum that ring resembles crown or may be ribs is estimated to sell for more than $6,000.

Did you participate in Angara's Independence Day Photo Contest?

With the celebration of our Independence, millions of Americans will participate in parades, cookouts, flag hoisting, fireworks displays, and many other events, while spending time with friends and family.

Let's make this day memorable and participate in's "235th Independence Day Photo Contest". You can shoot photos of the flag hoisting, the fireworks display in your town, an Independence Day parade or anything else in red, white and blue.

You just need to upload your photos on our wall at In the comment section explain what's happening in the photo and where it was taken. You must tag your friends in this photo, so they also can celebrate it with you.


Hurry... contest ends on July 11th.


How to Buy July Birthstone – Ruby?

Birthstone jewelry has gained much popularity these days. Lot of my friends who are into gemstones and jewelry business tell me that that sale of birthstone jewelry in that particular month of the gem is definitely much higher than the average monthly sales.

Lot of people these days like to give birthstone jewelry as a gift to mark special occasions. Birthstone jewelry is special, it symbolizes good luck for its wearer. And, even if one does not believe on the various benefits that many claim that the birthstones tend to have, they most certainly make stunning personalized gifts.

July Birthstone Ruby

Many years ago, I got a peridot pendant as a birthday gift. At that point of time I had no clue about birthstones. But ever since I found out that it is actually my birthstone,it has not only become my lucky charm, I suddenly even started finding peridots so much more beautiful. This might sound funny and insane, but that’s how it is.

Gift birthstone jewelry to someone you love and well if they don’t know, tell them that it is their birthstone. Trust me, they will love it above anything else.

how to buy ruby

So if you are planning to buy yourself ruby jewelry or gift someone this astonishing July Birthstone, here are some quick tips on how to buy July Birthstone, Ruby :-

  • Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat also know as the 4C’s are 4 most important virtues that decide the quality of ruby as most of the other gemstones.
  • Color – When rubies are concerned color is always given higher preference over clarity. A rich deep vibrant red colored ruby is considered the best. Try avoid dull, too dark or too light red rubies.
  • Clarity – Inclusions are often found in rubies. Go for rubies that are eye clean (inclusions not visible to the unaided eye).
  • Cut – This July birthstone is known to display excellent brilliance. The way a gemstone is cut not only affects its appearance, it greatly affects its brilliance.
  • Carat – Carat is nothing more than a term use to measure the size of the stone. Obviously bigger stones are rarer as compared to smaller ones and thus more expensive.

Vogue Italia May 1997

Date: May 1997
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Model: Audrey Marnay

Vogue Italia July 1998


Date: July 1998
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Models: Maggie Rizer, Audrey Marnay

Vogue Italia April 2003

Date: April 2003
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Model: Audrey Marnay

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