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Since 1890, the Kirk Kara artists and artisans have handcrafted rings and fine jewelry. Each exquisite piece is designed to be forever captivating.

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Tips for Asking Dad’s Permission

One of our favorite engagement traditions is the soon-to-be-groom asking his future bride's father for her hand in marriage. Involving your soon-to-be-bride's family in your romantic plans is a way to show her that you're also family-centered and respect her parents. Though you've probably talked about marriage yourselves, this time-honored tradition is a sweet way to include…

vintage inspired engagement ring

The Most Iconic Engagement Rings of All Time

When dreaming of your perfect, vintage-inspired engagement ring, classic love stories take on a brand new meaning. Whether you identify with iconic royal brides or light up the room like a Hollywood starlet, these timeless engagement rings are a great source of inspiration, and all seven of our iconic design collections feature dazzling creations perfect for…

blue sapphire engagement ring

Add a Pop of Color with Vibrant Gemstones

From Princess Diana's legendary diamond-encircled sapphire ring to Jackie Kennedy's emerald-and-diamond statement engagement ring, gemstones have an iconic history among the world's leading ladies.  In the 1970s, Kirk Kara met and fell in love with his future wife, Lucy. During their courtship, he created a breathtaking sapphire pendant for her, and ever since, our design…

Engagement Traditions to Keep

For the contemporary bride, re-imagining traditions from generations past for your own love story can be a romantic journey for you and your groom-to-be. Here are a few ideas for modern takes on classic engagement rituals: 1. Involve the family: Suggest your groom-to-be has a chat with special family members ahead of time to include…

Something Old Something New

Something Old, Something New

The wedding day of your dreams is detailed with a perfect blend of romance and family. Every carefully chosen piece of your captivating day can become a way to honor to your family legacy. Keep tradition alive on your special day with these delightful ideas for adding "something old" to the celebration of your beautiful new life!  1. Pay homage to…

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