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Wookie Cookies

Do you have a star wars fan in your house? Are you a star wars fan yourself? Then you probably already know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available for streaming on Netflix. If you didn’t know, well know you do 😉

When we usually sit down for a movie it is with a giant bowl of popcorn, sometimes two. Star Wars is special though and that is why Netflix came up with these super cute Wookie Cookies you can make to enjoy while watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hope you will enjoy them as much as I will.

Wookie Cookies Recipe

With the Clone Wars and The Force Awakens now on Netflix, families can bond over a beloved franchise that parents grew up with and kids will love.

May the Force be with you.

*Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix stream team and occasionally receive perks for being a member. All opinions are 100% my own.*

Reasons Why Diamond Became the Perfect Engagement Ring

Discover the essential events in our history that has shaped the symbol of a diamond engagement ring.

Reasons Why Diamond Became the Perfect Engagement RingImage by Melody Kramer via Flickr

The concept of engagement rings goes further back then you would think. In fact, even in the days of the Romans they would swap betrothal rings (even though made of modest iron) to signify their love and commitment. After a gap of about 100 years, engagement rings then made their way back into popular culture. This was thanks to a Pope in the 12th century laid some wedding ground rules and as you can guess, the swapping of the rings was at the top of the list.

It’s interesting to see the progress and development of the engagement ring over the years. What’s even more interesting, however, is how diamonds become such an integral part of the whole thing. This article will examine just that so you can get a better idea of the story behind the ring you’re buying.

Still looking for your diamond wedding ring? If so, we have the perfect place! You can buy designer handmade engagement rings at Diamonds Queensland. Not only are they a reputable GIA certified diamond dealer, they also have a stunning selection of diamond rings perfect for displaying your love.

So, when did diamonds come into it?

The rings were there to symbolise the woman accepting the man’s proposal. It was an outward sign to others also that this commitment was lifelong and with the other person. Those in the field of anthropology believe that this dates back to the Roman days as we previously mentioned.

In fact, the first ever exchange of a diamond engagement ring that was officially recorded was in 1477. This was when the Archduke of Austria paid for a diamond ring to be made for his love Mary of Burgundy. After this, as you may have guessed the Victorians loved the concept or fancy wedding rings embellished with pretty stones and stunning diamonds.

After it became commonplace in the Victorian era, the trend continued on to the Edwardian time. Engagement rings were no longer made with just iron and bland materials but now precious metals, diamonds and enamels. Not only this, the designs became mixed in intricate combinations.

A turn for the diamond engagement ring

In the 1930’s however, things came to a bit of a plateau for the diamond craze. This is due to the tougher economic times; especially in the US market which saw a decline in the rate diamond engagement rings were sold. Companies and dealers tried to impress marketing campaigns upon people and along with the Hollywood industry, diamond rings came back with a bang in 1933.

A couple of decades later, the popularized slogan were crafted known as ‘A diamond is forever’. Due to the clever use of marketing, diamond rings became associated with a romantic and everlasting love. The symbol was revived and given even more depth. They no longer signified only a union but become something to cherish for years to come.

Now in the 21st century, it’s clear to see the importance of a diamond ring for engagements. Knowing the history is interesting and understanding how various events shaped its importance for our day is always a good thing to know.

 

Buying the Perfect Wedding Ring for Your Hand Shape

Discover the difference it makes to know the shape of your hands and which style of ring complements them.

Buying the Perfect Wedding Ring for Your Hand ShapeImage by sherry bacon via Flickr

When browsing for wedding rings, the amount of designs you see can be overwhelming. As you scan through pages of rings and visit tons of jewellery stores, all of the shapes, diamonds, gemstones, materials and more blends into one. So where do you start? Well, knowing your hand shape sounds like a pointless exercise but doing so can actually make a massive difference to how your wedding ring looks.

If you are looking for a good place to start however, check the exquisite wedding rings in Brisbane at Diamond Jewellery Studio. Their stunning range has been designed to suit a number of hand shapes and cater to those that also love a beautiful diamond ring for their engagement.

So, how do you go about choosing the most flattering design for your hand shape? Firstly, it helps to know which type of hand you have. This article discusses just that and how you can pinpoint the perfect diamond ring to make your hands look even lovelier. Knowing which ring cuts there are will also greatly help your search.

Do you have petite hands?

Petite hands are, as you would have guessed, when you have smaller palms and shorter fingers. What you need to do for this shape is:

  • Stay away from larger, overwhelming designs. Even though an ostentatious ring may suit your personality, it may not suit your hand shape. You want to avoid choosing anything too big as it will only look out of proportion.  Instead keep the shape small so it complements your petite shape.
  • Go for round, princess or heart shaped diamond rings. These really look stunning on smaller hands and help create the illusion of longer fingers. Another thing to add length will be choosing slimmer bands.

Do you have tall hands?

Wider palms and longer fingers will mean you have tall hands and therefore you will need to look for the following:

  • You can successfully pull off chunky rings that stand out due to the length you have in your fingers. These types won’t overwhelm your hands (but may overwhelm your man’s wallet!)
  • Statement diamonds and interesting cuts will flatter your hands.
  • Thicker bands will definitely catch attention on your hands with bigger gemstones and diamonds. The princess and round cuts also stand out and look beautiful on taller hands. If you have bigger knuckles too, a design that stands out can make them look smaller.
  • Dainty and smaller stones will normally get lost on bigger hands and fade into the background however.

Do you have slim hands?

Like small hands, you will have a more slender shape so you’ll want to avoid choosing big diamonds that overwhelm your hand too much. Deviating from statement pieces and going more towards delicate designs will work well. Here are some things to look out for:

  • Opt for smaller diamonds or stones that can give your slim fingers a bit more width and body.
  • Stay away from pear cuts or diamond shapes as this will just create more length and make your fingers look slimmer.
  • Big bands that have more width will again widen your fingers.

Do you have plus sized hands?

 If you have fuller shaped hands, you will want to look out for the following factors:

  • An oval, diamond and rectangular gemstone/diamond will look beautiful on full hands. The broader design really works well and stands out on thicker fingers.
  • Opt for broader wedding bands with bigger settings. Stay away from narrow styles that add width to your fingers.
  • Use angles and symmetrical lines to lessen the width and elongate the shape of your finger.

Getting to know your hand and what works well can make a big difference. Looking at the above when ring shopping can help you choose the perfect wedding ring.