The smart money's with you when you keep your zeros secure in a silver Tacori money clip that can carry your everyday essentials in compact fashion. Fold your paper in style.
- Oscar Wilde
You've perfected your Windsor knot, and now it's time to complete the look.
Let's go back to the classics. Punctuate your tie selection with a timeless silver tie bar. A tiny tie bar packs a powerful punch when it's added to any ensemble.
You've got the workday accessories settled when you match your shoes to your belt. But if you're ready to open up your style game, weekend dressing is your opportunity to test drive new looks to see if they're right for you.
When it comes to choosing metal accessories, like a masculine Tacori cuff or a Tacori chain, consider them a "neutral" -- which means that you can wear them with anything, and with each other. So go for that eclectic wrist, and feel free to style your silver and gold for a mix-and-match look.
Acing an interview is always easier to do when you have a few simple tricks to keep things confident.
First things first: dress for the job you want. Which almost invariably means playing a little bit of "dress up" from what you might ordinarily wear. A little pre-interview shopping is a good time to select a power piece that elevates your everday look. A great watch. A classic tie bar to punctuate your Windsor. Special cuff links that will add just a hint of elegance at the turn of your wrist. Just remember, choose quality, not quantity. You want the focus to be on you and your unique skills, not on what you're wearing.
A good litmus test is that whatever item you choose, you should make sure it makes you feel great. Because one well-chosen item can give you the confidence boost you need for your potential employers to see the greatness within you.
If your business clothing mantra is "clean, tailored and professional", then you're probably in the same category as more than 80% of other men. So it's no question that you know how to keep things simple and streamlined with your trips to the dry cleaners and an abundance of button-downs. But still, you don't want to blend into a background of borderline boring style by sticking too closely to "the basics".
A simple upgrade: high-end accessories can make the man. A classic timepiece or pair of standout cuff links can truly separate you from your fellow well-heeled business associates. Choose silver, gold, or platinum as ideal Gentleman's metals.
Going back 15-20 years, the most acceptable accessories to wear for work was simply a watch and a wedding band; today things are dramatically different. Once almost exclusively the domain of rock stars or royals, men’s jewelry has become an increasingly dynamic addition to men's lives and style, especially for men who work in the creative space. Pulling influences from fashion and sports icons such as Tom Ford and David Beckham, men in creative fields have increasingly embraced jewelry as an important way to express their personal style.
Today, men are now collecting jewelry and mixing pieces, especially focusing on jewelry as a creative expression of curation and taste. In today's workspace, you'll see men wearing multiple layers of bracelets while also mixing chains and cord necklaces. Because men today are open to owning a variety of different pieces, not just one piece they wear for all occasions. The real trend in the workplace is the creative freedom overall.
So feel free to start with one piece you like and see where your sartorial tastes take you.
Being on top of your game as a modern man means you've got it figured out, inside and out. Here are three tried-and-true tips for success in work and play.
Smile when you meet someone. Their impression of you is made within the first three seconds, so make it a good one.
Pursue with passion. Not simply pursue your passion, but rather, bring your passion to all that you do. And everything you do will be better for it.
Dress the part. Looking sharp shows that you're prepared. Make a statement by choosing high-quality, timeless pieces that will help you navigate through every social situation.
The times have changed - and so have the rules of courtship. I mean, who even says "courtship" anymore? Here are 5 tips on how to be a Tacori Gentleman and keep it classic:
Yes, she still likes flowers. Bring a bouquet for the lady you're seeing exclusively; any occasion works. Trust us, flowers are always appreciated.
Opening doors is classic chivalry. Just know that your lady may also open the door for you too. And that's cool.
Dress like you know what you're doing. Dressing well is a form of good manners. It shows that you value how you're presented when you're together.
Converse like a gentleman. Be your captivating and witty self, but don't steal the spotlight or one-up your conversation partner. Listen to your lady and your generosity will be rewarded.
Remember her birthday. Then, incorporate all of the above. Add a card and a thoughtful gift, and you can't go wrong.
A Tacori Gentleman brings the party to the party.
One major "do":
Give the guests something to talk about. Don't be afraid to bring out your charm and wit to get the party started.
One big "no no":
Don't just talk to people you already know. An easy way to do this is to go by yourself to the food or drink area and enlist someone you don't know to help you find the perfect martini olive, and then pour them a drink or two at the bar as an ice-breaker. Your middle name is 007, after all, and you're the James Bond of parties.
If your everyday clothing falls under the category of "clean and comfortable", then you're probably in the same category as more than 80% of other men. So what to do when the occasion calls for more formal wear?
Take your basic suit-and-tie ensemble and give your sartorial style a simple upgrade: high-end accessories can make the man.
Elevate your tie with a well-chosen tie bar. Or add a pair of standout cuff links on a French-cuffed button down.
It's the finishing touches that complete your appropriate dose of formal-wear, as well as showcasing your personal style. Then, polish those wingtips and get ready to shine.
When you're invited to a wedding, it's a great opportunity to socialize, network and meet women too -- so knowing how to be your best self at a wedding celebration is always a classy move.
Upon Invitation: When you're invited, the best guests always RSVP promptly, never bring an uninvited guest that hasn't been explicitly named on the invitation, and only cancel for urgent reasons.
Gifting: These days, it's become more expected to buy a gift from the registry and have it sent to the bride before the wedding -- and NOT arrive at the wedding with a wrapped gift in hand. That said, if cash is your preferred gift, this is a standard gift in many cultures, and can be brought directly to the wedding or sent beforehand.
For Wedding Attire: The venue, the invitation, or the wedding website will give you an idea of the formality. As a rule of thumb, it's better to be overdressed, rather than under. When in doubt, simple ask! Being well-dressed and comfortable will always be a stylish move.
Planning the bachelor party is just the beginning.
During the wedding planning, being a best man starts with just being there as a support for the Groom. Help him choose his tux or suit, and organize the groomsmen's fittings so that everything stays on schedule.
When you plan the bachelor party, you're the man in charge to coordinate the expenses and travel details for all participants, and don't forget to arrange a gift for the Groom from all the bachelors (Hint: custom Tacori cuff links are a stylish choice).
Shortly before the wedding day, see if the Groom needs any help coordinating travel to or from the wedding venues with a car or limo.
During Rehearsal, set the order for speeches; the father of the groom or bride often give speeches first (especially if they have paid for the dinner), and then the Best Man gives a Speech. Treat the rehearsal as a great opportunity to get comfortable for your wedding toast.
On the wedding day, the best man is in charge of some of the most important pieces: handling any vendor payments that are the groom's responsibility by helping him put the monies into envelopes and naming them. The best man is also in charge of the wedding rings, which should be stored somewhere safe (like a vest pocket). And don't forget the marriage license!
At the ceremony, the best man acts as the host and organizer for the groomsmen, gets them together for their boutonnieres, arranges for any group photos, and is at the side of the Groom for his "I Do".
The reception is typically the biggest moment for the best man when he kicks off the speechifying. (Hint: the best man determines the toast order and is expected to give the first toast). The hallmark of a great best man is also tied to his social skills. So put on those dancing shoes and get ready to hit the floor for special dances with the Bride, the maid of honor, and any other ladies who are certain to appreciate your "best" efforts. And don't forget to have fun -- you deserve it!
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave."
- Dale Carnegie
In our minds, the ultimate Best Man speech is one that is so good that the audience doesn't know whether to laugh, or to cry -- but will hopefully do both.
So let's start with the opening portion of the speech:
Be confident in your relationship to the Groom, and your ability to stand and deliver.
Introduce yourself -- you're still an unknown to many of the guests, especially those coming from the other side of the aisle.
Give the Bride a compliment; this puts everyone at ease about your intents and sets an overall gentlemanly demeanor and tone.
Next, it's good to go for the early joke -- but never at the expense of the Bride or Groom. Something simple and self-deprecating can further get the audience on your side.
For the main part of the speech, start with some friendly anecdotes that showcase your relationship with the Groom and give insight onto the journey that's brought him to this day. Don't be complex, crude, or mention any ex-girlfriends. Give a flow to the speech that emphasizes his character, but remember that not everything has to be about the Groom. It's okay to philosophize or add life wisdom that is either funny or poignant.
And then wrap it up! Summarize your friend's good character, and go for a sweet finish with a love story that offers well wishes for the new couple. That's sure to leave the audience with their glasses lifted. Cheers!
If it's your lady's birthday, here are 5 tips on how to be a Tacori Gentleman and keep it classic.
Yes, she still likes flowers. Almost any occasion warrants a beautiful bouquet -- but especially a birthday. Whether you have them delivered or you bring them in person, trust us, flowers are always appreciated.
Take her out to dinner at her favorite place. Reservations are your gentlemanly consideration to ensure you're not waiting for a table on her birthday. If reservations aren't accepted, consider upgrading to a nicer restaurant for her special night out.
Dress like you know it's her birthday. Dressing well is a form of good manners. It shows that you value how you're presented when you're together. Looking sharp is especially appreciated on a night that is certain to be photographed and remembered.
Wish her a Happy Birthday and give her a compliment. Her hair, clothes, the way she smells - whatever it is about her that you especially appreciate -- just be sincere.
Add a card and a thoughtful gift, and you can't go wrong. Hint: We have a few suggestions on the gift front...
Most of us can agree that holidays are a wonderful time of year -- but it's also easy to overextend yourself trying to track down the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
May we suggest shopping online to save yourself some time, starting at Tacori.com, naturally.
Looking for gifts for Dad, your brother or a special man in your life? You can't go wrong with a classic money clip or tie bar that are sure to add style for a Gentleman of any age.
For Mom, your sister or a special lady, simple stud earrings are a classic "one size fits all" gift, and you can choose different colors of the same style to make your life easier, while still incorporating personality for each gift recipient.
Choosing high quality classic gifts like jewelry from Tacori is a thoughtful way to express yourself. They are certain to be the gifts that will be treasured for years, or even generations, while also keeping things simple and streamlined for you as a gift-giver. It's a win-win!
Whether you're thinking of your mother, sister, daughter, or another lady in your life, there's a special Kinship of Love with women that's important to honor. And one of the most important love languages to express that bond is the time-honored tradition of exchanging gifts.
Of course, there's never an obligation to spend a certain amount of money, as handcrafted items will always have their place, but gifts that are thoughtful and high quality will always be appreciated.
And whether it's for a birthday, a holiday or just because, choosing a Tacori item is certain to show her that you care.
A Tacori man knows how to surprise his lady in unexpected moments, especially if he just selected an absolutely perfect gift. To be a true Master of Surprise, here are some tips to turn the "gift giving" experience into an event that she'll remember forever.
Location, location, location. Just like real estate, where you place your gift can add excitement and surprise. The spot you choose can have something to do with the gift itself -- like putting a ribbon on her jewelry box and nestling her new Tacori piece inside. Or, it can be a special location with significance to your relationship -- like a special bench in a park, or asking a host at your favorite restaurant to stash your gift until the right moment. Or, it can be a wacky and off-the-wall location designed for effect -- like wrapping a bauble and placing it in the refrigerator so that she'll find it first thing when she goes for her morning orange juice.
The Decoy. It's been a classic redirect method for surprise effect since the Trojan War. Have her expect one thing -- and then deliver another. The easiest way to do this would be to have decoy packaging from a different store, wrapped in an off-size box. Of course, she may start to suspect something different once she's doing a little digging, but building anticipation can be part of the fun too.
Any day is a good day. The surest way to surprise with a gift, is to gift it "just because". Discovering a fully wrapped package on an early Sunday morning can be the biggest surprise of all. Remember, with just a bit of planning, you can make the experience of giving the gift match the amazingness of the gift itself. Gift giving is one of the treasures in life, and you'll be giving her a great story to tell every time she wears the piece you selected.
Sometimes you just want to show your love in a tangible way. So let the spirit of love move you in the right direction. Here are some of our favorite Tacori pieces that she's sure to love for both their beauty, as well as the meaning behind it.
Love Letters: Make your mark with the Tacori Love Letters Collection. Sweet and petite, this fresh selection of mini monograms will leave a lasting impression with a personal touch. Every love letter tells a story.
Something Blue: As cool and inviting as clear blue waters on a blazing summer day, the pieces in the Island Rains Collection are a perfect way to remember a vacation or other special trip you've taken together.
The Promise Bracelet: These unique intertwining bracelet designs represent the unity of a Promise. Each golden pillar represents 3 relationship pillars: Love, Support and Mutual Respect. The Promise Bracelet must be locked and unlocked with a Tacori Key, which symbolizes the Promise that is made. Once the bracelet is fastened, only the key holder can unlock the Promise. Make your #TacoriPromise an embodiment of your love.
Encore: Does she love her diamond ring? Maybe it's time for an "encore"! Celebrate the symbol of your everlasting love by completing your look with a matching set of diamond earrings or a diamond necklace. Especially when these diamond pendants and earrings complement her beautiful Tacori diamond engagement ring, she'll think of your love every time she looks in the mirror.
Let's be honest, a Tacori Man can't always be perfect. But if he does step out of bounds, he takes responsibility for his actions and knows how to make things right.
It's been said that "Right actions in the future are the best apologies for poor actions in the past." Sincerity, integrity and action are what adds to the art to an apology to make the difference between saying "I'm Sorry", and truly moving beyond the apology.
And may we recommend that you seal your sincere apology with a promise. And whether your promise is to be a better self, or to recommit yourself to your relationship, or something more personal, having a tangible reminder of the promise you make to each other can create a powerful commitment. Explore our Promise Bracelet, here.
The Ten Rules a Tacori Gentleman needs to know to select the perfect engagement ring and pop the question:
Know your budget. You want to put a budget together for an amount that is realistic for your life and style, and then get the best quality within your budget. Know that you will need to purchase both a diamond AND a "mounting" for your diamond, so divide your budget into those two buckets.
Know her style. A diamond is usually a perfect fit for every style, but be sure to consider the style of the "mounting" too! Remember, she will be wearing this ring for the rest of her life, every day. You, and she, want to make sure that the style of the ring fits her personal style and is reflective of her taste as well as yours. Is it colorful with rose gold or yellow gold? Are there delicate diamonds set along the ring? Be sure to consider her style as you make these decisions.
Get her ring finger size. This one is important to get -- so that her ring fits perfectly when you present it to her. It's best to have her ring finger professionally sized by a jeweler, but you can also ask her friends or family, or use a ring of hers that she wears as a size guide.
Platinum vs. Gold. Platinum is a naturally white metal that 80% of brides indicate is their classic preference. Or, she may adore yellow gold or rose gold, and we love to celebrate color! Whichever metal is her (and your) preference, be ready to make an informed decision on this.
Get the best you can - within your budget. This ring will be worn for a lifetime, and will be an enduring part of your love story for generations. We recommend going for the best quality you can, while still staying within your budget. Diamonds are sexy, but going into debt isn't.
Time it right. Give yourself a few months to put everything together. You don't want to rush into anything and make hasty decisions. You'll want several months to save for this purchase, to allow for your research, and to find the perfect ring (which may take several weeks to receive after ordering it). And of course, you'll want to plan the proposal as well, which can take weeks or months, depending on how elaborate your plan is. Many people propose while on vacation or for significant events like birthdays or holidays -- so give yourself the time to make this right.
Family ties. There are many ways that the family can be involved, depending on your personal preferences and relationships, and the decision will ultimately be yours regarding how private you want your proposal plans to be. Family and friends can offer insights about their own experience in this situation, and this can often make the whole process go more smoothly as you start to look for the perfect engagement ring and plan your proposal, and ultimately, your life together.
Plan the proposal. To celebrate all the time and effort you’ve taken to select the perfect ring, we suggest making your proposal as romantic, as personal, as unique and individual as you possibly can. Come up with something creative and distinctly you.
To surprise or not to surprise. One part is choosing and purchasing the perfect engagement ring, and the second part is the proposal. However, the “surprise or not to surprise” question is still there. If surprising her is important, we suggest making the proposal the surprise. You can always surprise her with the time, place and method of proposal.
Fulfill her dreams. Whether your girlfriend is classic or less traditional, whether it’s a big dream or a small dream, she has probably been thinking about this day. Do something that’s memorable and suitable, because this will become the “proposal story” that you, and she, will be telling for the rest of your lives as she shows off her spectacular engagement ring.
The traditional “Four C’s” are cut, color, clarity and carat weight.
Carat weight refers to how big a gem is.
Cut describes the shape of the stone and how many facets are cut or how much brilliance is going to be reflected in the diamond.
Color signifies the lack of color in the stone (colorless is the most ideal in a diamond), or whether or not it’s grey or yellow or another fancy color such as pink.
Clarity grades how clear the stone is, whether or not it has any inclusions or little flaws inside the diamond that can be seen.
All these C’s taken together are the factors formulated to define the cost of a diamond.
But what Tacori calls “the fifth C” is also important, and that is Communication.
Finding the perfect ring, and the entire engagement process itself is just the start of many things to come in your life together.
A couple that chooses to communicate about the ring and how important the style is, the diamond shape, size and quality, the budget and all of the things that are going into the purchase, that’s communication.
The fifth C is the best way to ensure a great proposal with the perfect ring for her.
Handcrafted in California
From the designer's innovative vision, to the crafting and polishing of Tacori's intricate signature crescent details, the entire process to handcraft Tacori jewelry takes place under the Tacori Family's guidance at their California Design Studios.
Tacori's engagement rings are defined by the unique design element of the crescent silhouette: interlocking half-moon arcs, which provide windows of light to reflect the brilliance of the diamonds placed within each crescent silhouette semi-circle. Tacori originated this distinctive design element, and this luxurious motif is a hallmark of a Tacori design, and a mark of exquisite taste.
Due to the bespoke nature of our jewelry, we welcome the many customers who choose Tacori rings to reflect their unique style. With our Design Studios all under one roof in California, we are uniquely able to ensure the highest level of quality and care as we craft your personalized design.
A diamond is elegant, timeless and classic. As one of the rarest materials on Earth, a diamond takes billions of years to transform from elements of carbon into a diamond, with characteristics of unparalleled strength, durability and beauty. With these characteristics that reflect the quality of your love, a diamond is often considered to be the perfect symbol of commitment.
The seat that your diamond sits in is the engagement ring setting itself, and Tacori excels at crafting settings that make your diamond look as stunning as possible.
For example, one way to perfectly complement your diamond is to select a white metal which reflects the whitest possible light.
Another way to showcase a diamond is to have a perfectly engineered diamond bloom around the center stone that acts as a halo to bloom the center stone.
Additionally, you can choose larger side-stone spotlights on either side of the diamond to highlight your diamond in a beautiful Tacori setting.
Just as you and your intended are a great match for each other, you want to ensure that the engagement setting itself is a perfect complement to your diamond and also reflects your style.
You’ve picked the perfect engagement ring, the perfect design, the perfect diamond. Now it's time to decide on the metal base of your setting, which brings us to the question of platinum vs. gold.
Both metals have distinct qualities for you to evaluate when you make this important decision.
Platinum is a naturally white metal and gold is a naturally yellow metal. White gold is yellow gold turned white through chemical mixing, and white gold may require maintenance over the lifetime of the ring to retain its white look.
Tacori is primarily a designer in platinum due to the purity and versatility of platinum, as well as its naturally white metallurgical properties.
The reason that a white metal is important is because whatever metal you put underneath your near colorless diamond is going to refract light. A white metal like platinum will reflect white light, and platinum will show the brilliance of your diamond in the best possible way.
That said, we also celebrate color for a vintage hue, which only gold can deliver. If you or your lady love the look of rose gold or yellow gold, then we are believers that your ring should reflect your style and individuality. Either choice will be as beautiful as your love.
The shape refers to the appearance and cut of the stone, and the diamond's ability to reflect light.
Most diamond shapes are round, rectangular (princess, cushion, Asscher, emerald, radiant), heart-shaped, pear-shaped, oval, or marquise (like a pear but pointed on both ends).
The shape of a diamond can dramatically alter the overall look and style of the engagement ring, so this might be one of the most important decisions to consider as you're selecting a diamond.
While more than 80% of brides choose a round diamond for their ring, we recommend using the 5th C (communication) to help choose the ideal diamond shape for your lady.
Achieve perfect harmony with matching Tacori engagement ring and wedding bands. Choosing complementary wedding bands are the ultimate expression of devotion and bring modern style to a classic tradition. These exquisite rings are beautiful family heirlooms to be treasured for generations when you become a Tacori Couple.
Now that you’re ready to get engaged, it’s important to ensure that you’re going to get the most value for your money. Doing research, looking online, talking to friends to see how much they spent on rings or how much diamonds cost and talking to a jeweler you trust are all great starts towards becoming an informed buyer.
When we’re talking about buying wise, we also recommend considering all the components that go into a ring purchase.
For example, as part of setting a budget, you might want to set separate budgets for the diamond, for the engagement ring setting, for your intended’s wedding band and potentially for your own future wedding band.
Visit a reputable jewelry store, and have the associate guide you through each step.
Have them explain the difference in the service, have them explain the difference between platinum and gold, have them talk you through every question that you have.
Buying wise means working with a jeweler you trust, who is going to stand behind your purchase(s) for the lifetime of the piece so that you know you have the very best quality that your money can buy.
Guys often have anxiety about going into jewelry stores. The best advice is, when you go into a jewelry store, don’t be nervous! Feel comfortable, and ask anything you want. The fact is, jewelry stores help guys in your situation, every single day.
We encourage you to ask your jeweler about how to select the perfect setting style for her, how to pick the best diamond for your money, payment options, delivery timeframe and whatever else you may have on your mind. They do have the answers and it can be much more enlightening to speak with a jeweler while looking at gorgeous rings in person, as opposed to simply conducting online or phone research.
Feel at ease knowing that they don’t necessarily expect you to walk out that day and buy anything; they are there to guide you in this process, and they know that it can take some time to make such an important purchase!
By allowing jewelers to earn your trust, they can earn your business. So let them help you select this most exquisite and important piece of jewelry.
It's a big purchase, and you want to make it with confidence. Just remember that timing is Everything.
Many men think that it’s only going to take a few hours to close the deal and walk out with a ring in hand. However, in the majority of cases, it takes quite a bit longer to make sure every detail is perfect for this important purchase.
For example, many men like to do a little more research. They want to talk to their fiancée-to-be (or her friends or family) about her ring style, they want to set their budget and save some money, do a bit of diamond research and really explore all options in order to select the most perfect engagement ring.
So if you have a proposal date in mind like an anniversary, or birthday, or special holiday -- be sure to allow yourself enough time to select, order and purchase the perfect ring.
For example, a Tacori ring that is specially ordered to custom fit your fiancee’s finger size, with a diamond that you choose, might take between four to six weeks to be delivered to your jewelry store from the time you place the ring order. So whenever it is that you want to propose, we strongly suggest that you allow enough time to plan your proposal and create a really special day with a realistic timeline in mind. That way, you can be ready to propose with the perfect ring in hand, which she will love forever.
During the engagement process, you’ve put in a lot of effort to select the very best ring for your intended. But don’t forget that this is also a very important time for you.
Your ring, the wedding band that you will wear every day for the rest of your life, is also an incredibly important symbol of love.
Take a moment and think about the details that make her ring special and unique, and try to incorporate those details into your ring. That connection will make her ring even more special, knowing that your unique bond as a couple is represented on your left ring finger as well as hers.
Creating that connection is what we call a "Tacori Couple".
At the end of the wedding, you have a beautiful wife, she has amazing Tacori Rings and our hero is too often left wearing a FORK for the rest of his life. A tungsten FORK, a cobalt FORK.
No more, that’s it. From this day forward: every Tacori Man is going to have two Tacori wedding bands, a Tacori Gentlemen’s Band and a Tacori Sports Band. We understand, you “just want something plain”. And we understand that you work out, play golf, breakdance…….and you should! That's why Tacori has created the Tacori Sports Band.
The Tacori Sports Band is made of Stainless Steel, and unlike other alternative metals, it can be cut if something happens while lifting weights or something else causes a finger to swell. And best of all, the Tacori Sports Band is given to the Tacori Man at no cost. Yup, FREE.
All you have to do is purchase your Tacori Gentlemen’s Band in a precious metal, like your Father's and Grandfather's rings, and then wear a Tacori Sports Band when you're active.
In the wedding industry as a whole, too often wedding bands tend to be an afterthought to the engagement ring. Tacori is committed to reversing this trend and putting wedding bands back in the spotlight. We believe that every Tacori girl deserves to be part of a Tacori Couple and that every man deserves a Tacori Gentleman’s Band in a precious metal.
This is your initiation into becoming a Tacori Man, and choosing a gold or platinum ring is old-school cool -- like your father and grandfather were before you.
While wearing a wedding band in an alternate metal can be seen as trendy or a value-priced item, they aren't a legacy item that that can be worn for a lifetime and handed down through generations. That's why a Tacori Man gets two.
Whether your girlfriend is classic or less traditional, whether it’s a big dream or a small dream, she has probably been thinking about this day, the proposal, at some point in her dreams.
To fulfill this dream, and to celebrate all the time and effort you’ve taken to select the perfect ring, we suggest making your proposal as romantic, as personal, as unique and individual as you possibly can.
Consider that the most romantic you have ever been is probably near the bottom of what she can imagine. This is the time for the Tacori Man to step it up a notch to fulfill her dream.
Come up with something creative and distinctly you. Do something that’s memorable and suitable, because this will become the “proposal story” that you, and she, will be telling for the rest of your lives.
You want to wow your Tacori Girl with your proposal - something that's simple and thoughtful, and of course, something that's uniquely "you".
Whether you're going for a WOW proposal in front of thousands, or whether it's just the two of you, here are some ways to start planning your proposal story:
Tried and true. Roses and candles in a surprise location or time will always put her in the mood to say "yes".
Walk on the beach. A romantic walk on the beach, or through a park, or in another location that's special in your relationship will certainly keep her focus on you. To amplify the proposal moment, you can always arrange to have friends or family meet at a predetermined location near your proposal site for an impromptu celebration.
Love Letters. Too often, the actual proposal words are lost in a haze of surprise and joy. A handwritten love letter gives you the opportunity to reflect on your intent and put your love into words, and allows her to process your proposal fully. Plus, it makes for an intimate souvenir of the day that can be cherished for a lifetime (in addition to the engagement ring, of course!).
Recreate the moment. Do you have a special place that's unique for you two? The restaurant where you went for your first date? A sports venue for your favorite team? Use the location as your cue to help create something special for your proposal that fits your relationship.
However you do it, be sure to plan for success by dressing for the occasion. Being well-dressed is certain to help calm your nerves and bring confidence to the day. And think of her too; it's extra nice if you can ensure that she's dressed for the occasion and has had a chance for a manicure (if she's a mani girl) -- because the photos from this day will often mark the moment, and how you share with family and friends.
This is a new chapter in your love story, these small hints will help set the course for a lifetime of happiness.
You've planned everything to perfection, you have the ring in hand and now you're ready to propose.
However you do it, be sure to do these three things:
Breathe deeply. It will clear your mind and ease any nerves.
Speak clearly. She needs to hear the words.
Love truly. When she says "yes", let your commitment to love carry you forward.
There's a famous quote that says it all: "Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that."
You may have spent countless hours helping select the perfect engagement ring for your fiancée, but now it’s time to consider the importance of your own wedding band and becoming part of a Tacori Couple.
The Gentleman’s Band is often put on the end of the long and expensive list of wedding necessities, but this band is the single lasting daily reminder of your love and commitment. It is important to not only search for this together with your partner, but also put the time and effort into it that it deserves.
Tacori gentlemen are returning to the days of their fathers and grandfathers. They are choosing to wear precious metals such as platinum and gold, to symbolize their enduring love. You want your wedding band to express the passion you share with your partner, and Tacori’s complementary wedding bands with signature crescent details on the inner face of the ring embody this perfect union, and create the perfect Tacori Couple. They talk to each other!
And then, after the wedding is over and the guests are gone, you are left with memories of that amazing day, and your perfectly paired wedding bands that are a symbol of your enduring love.
When you selected the perfect engagement ring, there was probably a lot going on.
You're on a budget, you're doing diamond research, you're planning the perfect proposal moment, all the while keeping your plans a secret. So it's all too easy to overlook the accompaniment to the engagement ring -- her wedding band!
While the engagement ring serves the function as a promise of marriage, the wedding band is the actual ring that is blessed during most marriage ceremonies. And the wedding band often carries just as much sentimental weight as an engagement ring, even if it doesn't have a sparkling diamond attached.
The good news when picking out a wedding band is two-fold: The budget is often considerably less than an engagement ring, due to the absence of a major diamond, and the pressure to pick the perfect design is reduced, as she gets to help select the wedding band she loves.
Here are some considerations to guide your way.
Decide if she wants a contoured shadow band, or if you want a classic 360 round ring. Our designers tend to believe that a classic 360 round ring will offer the most versatility and value for the wedding band.
It's okay to mix-and-match metals, if that's your style. Many brides who wear a platinum engagement ring are celebrating color with their wedding bands in rose or yellow gold. It's a way to personalize and add flair to their wedding set.
Things don't have to be matchy matchy -- we believe in "complementary" styles to create a perfect pair. Our designers embrace the unique pairings of different styles.
Let's just follow this Diamond rule: diamonds go with diamonds.
The Tacori Man never takes off his wedding ring... unless he's wearing his Tacori Sports Band instead.
At the end of the wedding, you have a beautiful wife, she has amazing Tacori Rings and from this day forward: every Tacori Man is going to wear two Tacori wedding bands a Tacori Gentlemen’s Band and a Tacori Sports Band.
The Tacori Sports Band is made of stainless steel, and unlike other alternative metals, it can be cut if something happens while lifting weights or something else causes a finger to swell. Like your Father and your Grandfather did, you should wear a precious metal for the rest of your life and a Tacori Sports Band when you're active.
This is your initation into becoming a Tacori Man, and choosing a gold or platinum ring is old-school cool -- like your father and grandfather wore before you. While wearing a wedding band in an alternate metal can be seen as trendy or a value-priced item, they aren't a legacy item that that can be worn for a lifetime and handed down through generations. That's why a Tacori Man gets two.
To feel your best on the big day, adding high-end accessories can make the man.
Elevate your tie with a well-chosen tie bar. Or add a pair of standout cuff links on a french-cuffed button down. Our Groom's cuff links even offer personalization options so that you can include your monogram or wedding date.
It's the finishing touches like these that add personalization to your special day and also showcase your personal style. Make it a day that is certain to shine.
The wedding day is a memorable day for so many reasons and it's officially become de rigueur to offer the Bride a special gift to mark the moment. So let the spirit of love move you in the right direction.
Here are some of our favorite Tacori pieces that she's sure to love for both their beauty, as well as the meaning behind it. These make the sweetest wedding day gifts.
Love Letters: Make your mark with the Tacori Love Letters Collection. Sweet and petite, this fresh selection of mini monograms leave a lasting impression with a personal touch.
Something Blue: It's tradition for the bride to wear "something blue", so why not make it a memorable piece that she can treasure for years?
The Promise Bracelet: These unique intertwining bracelet designs represents the unity of a Promise and each golden pillar represents 3 relationship pillars: Love, Support and Mutual Respect. What better way to Promise forever?
Encore: Give her ring an "Encore" by completing your look with a matching set of diamond earrings or a diamond necklace.
With any of these fantastic wedding day gift selections, she'll think of your love every time she looks in the mirror.
Weddings are a family and friends affair, and special gifts are a beautiful way to express your thanks for all their support.
For the Bridal Party, we suggest extending the "Something Blue" theme with gifts for all the bridesmaids and mothers.
For the Groomsmen, cuff links with personalized monograms or matching tie bars are gentlemanly statements of brotherhood.
Worried that you'll forget those wedding cuff links on the big day? Read on for the Tacori Man's checklist of everything you'll need on the wedding day.
Prep: A close shave in a hot shower will start the day well.
Style: After you've suited up, add the finishing touches to your look. Maybe it's the lucky tie bar, or your custom cuff links, or even a well-polished shoe. Take your time to look and feel your best.
The Rings: Put the rings in your pocket or immediately entrust them to your best man.
Brides Gift: If you selected something special to give your Bride as a wedding day gift, be sure to have it wrapped and ready to present to your lady. If there are superstitions about pre-wedding visits, have a close family member deliver the gift in your stead.
Vendors: If you're responsible for any vendor payments, be sure to have the envelopes prepared with the names on it, and filled with the appropriate checks or cash. You can either make those payments personally, or delegate to a planner or groomsman.
Family: Take a moment before the wedding to spend with your mother and/or father. Having a drink with dad, or asking mom to attach your boutonniere can be unexpectedly poignant on this special day.
Get Ready: You've done it all, and gotten this far. Take a deep breath and enjoy your day!
Twins are undoubtedly a blessing. Especially when they're "diamond twins" -- which is what we call double wedding bands.
Many couples choose to add a "twin" to their wedding band as an anniversary gift, or to commemorate the birth of a child.
It creates a beautiful "next chapter" to your wedding set.
Are you ready to make her diamond ring sparkle even brighter to reflect the years you've spent together?
Then may we humbly suggest an upgrade into the RoyalT Collection? The RoyalT rings are a regal collection that has selected the "best of the best" Tacori designs, and upgraded them to exclusively accommodate center diamonds 2ct and larger. Available in yellow gold or rose gold, these are also available exclusively in Platinum as the preferred white metal.
All RoyalT rings include Tacori’s signature crescent silhouette design detail, and are typified by their intricate attention to detail designed to make the center diamond look amazing.
Certain to make a statement, the woman who wears a RoyalT design will be wearing "the only ring in the room".
The day your child is born is so special, it often rivals the wedding day as one of the happiest moments in a lifetime. Whether it's known as a "push gift" or a "birth of your child present", you can mark the birth of a child with a gift that's worthy of being a family heirloom. Here are some of our favorite Tacori pieces that she's sure to love for both their beauty, as well as the meaning behind it.
Love Letters: Sweet and petite, this fresh selection of mini monograms leave a lasting impression with a personal touch. Choose the child's initial, or add an initial for every member of the family -- it's a special way to connect mom with her growing family.
The Promise Bracelet: These unique intertwining bracelet designs represents the unity of a Promise and each golden pillar represents 3 relationship pillars: Love, Support and Mutual Respect. What better way to Promise the strength and commitment of a growing family?
Encore: Welcoming a child into your life is truly a new chapter in your lives together. So honor the encore by completing her engagement ring style with a matching set of diamond earrings or a diamond necklace from the Encore Collection.
Twins: Give her wedding band a "twin", by adding another string of diamonds to her growing collection.
Choosing a fantastic gift that represents your joy can also mark the significance of your growing family and become a treasured heirloom for generations.
Renewing wedding vows can be a meaningful, touching, revivifying ceremony for you and your children, family and friends.
As a married couple, a Vow Renewal is a time to pause and reflect on where you've been and where you're going.
While in most ways, a vow renewal ceremony should pointedly NOT be like your original ceremony (Hint: no white dresses, no attendants or officiants, no gift registry), one aspect of a vow renewal is indeed similar -- the exchange of rings between the couple.
Many couples have significant emotional attachment to their existing wedding rings and will choose to renew their vows with their existing rings. Other couples will choose this milestone to select new rings that reflect their changing preferences.
That's a personal decision for the couple, and one that only the couple should make. A couple may plan a vow renewal ceremony any time after their wedding.
Most people celebrate due to a number of reasons, such as a recommitment after illness or separation, or to mark a milestone anniversary, but ultimately it is a personal choice. What matters is that a couple is committing themselves to each other, again.