Kanye West popped the question to Kim Kardashian with a 15-carat diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz. I appreciate his timing, because yesterday I launched another Instagram account — @WendyBrandesJewelry — which focuses solely on my jewelry designs and other jewelry news. No cats and dogs (you need to follow @fitzroy_the_cat for those) and no concert photos (those are at my personal Instagram, @WendyBrandes). Just jewelry! (“Just [fill in the blank]” wording will forever make me think of the Just Bulbs store on David Letterman’s show.) So thanks, Kanye! I now forgive you for that whole table-stealing episode.
In a day or two, I will be turning the new Instagram account over to Eryn, my very first full-time employee. Woot! I’ll also introduce her to you here. But, until then, hustle over to @WendyBrandesJewelry on Instagram to get my personal reaction to the Kimye ring and see some of the custom engagement rings I’ve created for my own gorgeous clients. If you want more background on one of the rings you see — or to look at additional rings — click here to browse the engagement ring posts on this blog. If you’re more fascinated by Kanye than by engagement rings, click here to see all my mentions of him.