Daniel Wellington, Kendall Jenner and a Brentwood Jewelry Exclusive

April 3rd, 2017 by



Daniel Wellington

We couldn’t wait to share this big news with you. We are so excited to show you the new collab between one of our favorite watch crafters- Daniel Wellington and trend-setter Kendall Jenner! And yours truly, Brentwood Jewelry, is one of the few selected stores around the world to carry this exclusive line! 

Daniel Wellington’s neatest Classic yet is a statement timepiece that truly reflects the design approach of the brand. With a contemporary look and sophisticated design, this 32mm watch is a must-have staple for every modern icon. Classic Petite is available in rose gold and silver and with a black or white dial.


Classic Petite introduces Daniel Wellington’s first-ever mesh watchband. With its undeniable elegance, the beautifully crafted strap is soft and lightweight, and sits comfortably on your wrist. Made from stainless steel, the mesh strap is available with a silver or rose gold plating, and its length can easily be adjusted.


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50 years of Legacy and Loyalty

March 9th, 2017 by

Two words surface when discussing the 50 year anniversary of Brentwood Jewelrylegacy and loyalty. 

50 year old plant given to Salem by Irwin Burnblom on the first day of his store opening!


When you visit Brentwood Jewelry, you’ll immediately see a very special plant near the front door. Fifty years ago, Irwin Bornblom, the owner of Bert’s Men & Boys, gave Salem this plant as a gift on the first day he opened the shop. Irwin came to the United States as a Polish immigrant and lived his life committed to being generous.  He and Salem became fast friends, and although he is no longer living, Salem tends the plant Irwin gave him half a century ago. 

Also, at the front door you may notice a logo that seems misleading “E & K Jewelers”. Before the Brentwood Jewelry name was used, the store was named for Salem’s last name “Emamalie” and his friend Tommy King. When Salem was 21, he opened the store with his buddy. Later, King moved away, so Salem dropped the K and continued to build his jewelry business. But, to honor his friend, Salem kept the logo.  He wanted to never forget his modest beginnings. Forty years ago, when Brentwood Jewelry moved to the current location, Salem retained his legacy by bringing the original door to the new store.

Salem and his wife agreed on June 5th as the grand opening date for the new location. However, on the morning of the grand opening, Salem got a call that his wife had just been rushed to the hospital. Their first baby was about to be born. Instead of a grand opening on June 5th, the Emamalie’s welcomed a baby boy into the family. That baby, Brandon, grew up in the store and still works there every day. 


As Salem remembers the past 50 years, he thinks mostly about the stories of his customers, who he considers family. He remembers the time when a man came in the store saying he was in big trouble and he needed a ring that would sweep a girl off her feet, but there was only one problem: he’d forgotten his wallet! That man, Ed Whitley walked out of the store with the perfect engagement ring and has been married for decades! He is still a good friend to Salem and is also on the board of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. 

Another customer Salem fondly remembers was a man that stopped him in the parking lot after he’d locked up the store. The man needed a new watch battery, so Salem did what a dedicated jeweler would do: he opened the store back up and got the man a new battery. Ten years later that man returned to the store and bought an exquisite ring, and reminded Salem of that watch battery incident years before. The customer remembered the extra mile Salem had gone for him, and rewarded Brentwood Jewelry with his business. 

Salem’s loyalty to his customers and dedication to excellence is apparent in everything he does. This is his legacy: to be loyal to his customers through all of life’s changes and challenges. Who knows what the next fifty years will look like, but you can be sure of one thing: it will include Brentwood Jewelry. 




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Top Most Romantic Spots in the Nashville Area

February 16th, 2017 by

We asked our followers on social media where they thought was the most romantic spots in Nashville and you delivered! Here’s our favorites from the ones you shared with us (We think these are all great places to give her or him that perfect gift of jewelry!) 

Mama Mia’s

This little out of the way “hole in the wall” on Trousdale Drive is the best Italian restaurant in Nashville and perfect spot for popping the big question! If you’d like to pop some champagne while you’re there, don’t forget to BYOB. Oh but don’t forget, the buttered garlic rolls! Be still my heart (which, they could very literally still anyone’s heart from artery clogging, but they are so WORTH it!) 

Saffire Restaurant & Bar

Saffire in Franklin, TN located at The Factory at Franklin is known for its couture cocktails, elegant entrees and vibey atmosphere. Nuzzle away in a white-tableclothed corner, gaze into your dinner dates eyes, and hand her a sapphire to make a night she’ll never forget. 

Love Circle

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According to the website 10 best, A trendy and “hidden” locale, Love Circle is the site the locals refer to as Music City’s lover lane. Located near Vanderbilt between Natchez Trace and West End, this residential street winds its way up a steep hill to a small park overlooking the city. A popular vantage point for Fourth of July fireworks, the park is also a preferred spot for romance, as the name implies. 

And we agree, Love Circle is definitely one of the most romantic spots in Nashville. 

Ravenswood Mansion

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This historical treasure has a history of romance. A now popular Brentwood venue for weddings, the Ravenswood Mansion was built in 1825. According to the location’s website

Ravenswood Mansion, nestled amid 400 acres of forested hills in beautiful Brentwood, Tennessee, is the ideal location for your wedding, reception, corporate party, or “high tea”.  Guests will marvel at the lovingly restored 1825 antebellum mansion, as well as the rolling hills and abundant wildlife at Ravenswood.  Located inside Marcella Vivrette Smith Park, the mansion is truly a premier event venue in Middle Tennessee.

Arrington Vineyards

A glass of Arrington Vineyards pinot noir, a plate of cheese and crackers, a blanket under the stars, and the view —oh the view —all add up to the most romantic night possible. The rest is up to you, my friend. Cheers to Romance!

Radnor Lake

Big romance on a small budget calls for a walk, hand in hand, around this nature haven just south of Nashville on the edge of Brentwood. See Tennessee birds and wildlife at its best. Turtles plop in the water, thrushes take flight, and you hand him that sweet Daniel Wellington watch you’ve been saving up for! 

 Keep sharing your ideas of the most romantic spots in Nashville! 


the Emamalie Family

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Cut & Paste Engagement Ring: Customizing Your Engagement Ring at Brentwood Jewelry

January 19th, 2017 by

Did you know you could cut & paste all your favorite parts of rings, customizing your engagement ring? Did you know it could be a personalized, romantic, one-of-a-kind-just-like-your-relationship ring? 

You can! 

We love creating a custom ring that is exactly what you always dreamed of having! 

Here’s the steps you need to take to design your own custom engagement ring! You pick the parts, we’ll make it for you!

1. First, choose what kind of SHANK you want. 

Custom Engagement Rings Brentwood Jewelry

UK based diamond expert Mark Johnson describes the shank as such:

The band or shank of the ring is the part of the ring that wraps around the finger, holding the ring on the hand. The profile, or cross section of the band is typically a court profile, being curved slightly on the inside and outside of the ring. Variations do exist across in many styles, from engagement rings with flat court bands, to styles with heavy D shaped shank profiles. Width is also a consideration, with 2.5mm being fairly standard, and 2mm – 3mm being regular variations to this.

Consider that a thin shank will easily rub thinner over the years and might crack easily, though making this kind of repair is a straight-forward fix that we make here at Brentwood Jewelry all the time.

2. Choose your favorite SETTING. 

Cut & Paste Engagement Ring: Customizing Your Engagement Ring at Brentwood Jewelry

The design of the setting gives the ring its unique style. Your individual tastes will determine which is perfect for you. According to the English based diamond dealer Mark Johnson from the UK’s Serendipity Diamonds, the setting of a diamond engagement ring is: 

…the part of the ring that holds the diamond in place. This is the area of the ring, where the greater proportion of the budget goes. The setting itself can vary greatly in style, but here we have a four claw setting. shown above in the compass setting style, with claws oriented North-East-South-West. You may see reference to prongs instead of claws, but where claws are not present, there is usually a retaining area of metal – a circle or bezel around the diamond, or a bar, holding the diamond within the ring. More claws offer greater stability, but fewer claws show more of the diamond, hence their popularity.

Here are the three main setting styles:


Prong: A projection of metal overlaps the edge of a stone and secures it to the setting.
Cathedral/Contour: Rising slopes of metal secure the stone to the setting on two sides.
Bezel: A perimeter of metal completely surrounds the stone and secures it to the setting.


3. Determine Your Favorite Style of SHOULDER.Cut & Paste Engagement Ring: Customizing Your Engagement Ring at Brentwood Jewelry

Diamond expert Mark Johnson says, 

 The shoulders of a diamond engagement ring fall below the setting, regardless of whether or not the ring is a one part or two part design (adjoined setting & shank.) The shoulders can vary in width to the underside of the band or can run at constant with all of the way from underside to setting. Many traditional styles narrow or taper under the setting. ..The shoulders can be solid, or can appear to divide – one part continuing the band, whilst part of the shoulder splits and rises to the setting. Alternatively this triangular ‘open’ aperture can be solid metal, another subtle design variation.


Channel: Stones rest side by side, between two parallels of metal.
Flush: Stones are secured within tiny openings within the setting.
Pave: Small place settings within the setting secure small stones.

4. Do you want any FILIGREE or ENGRAVING?


According to Green Lake Jewelry,

The art of filigree consists of curling, twisting and bending fine threads of wire by hand. This may sound simple, but as the saying goes, it takes an hour to learn and a lifetime to master. First the wire is drawn out, often to less than half of a millimeter in diameter, then either used round or flattened for strength.The wire is then carefully formed to the preferred shape under a bench microscope. A whimsical eye, steady hand and consideration of the area being filled is required. The gauge(s) of wire being used is taken into careful consideration so that the desired effect is achieved.


5. What about MILGRAIN? 


Again, diamond expert Mark Johnson describes the effect of milgrain on an engagement ring: 

Milgrain edging is a detail which produces the effect of small beads or grains of metal on the edge of the ring, or item of jewellery. Milgrain edging produces a wonderful decorative effect which has seen a rise in popularity alongside new vintage styles of engagement ring designs. This style of edging can be produced in a variety of ways.

6. Last, but most importantly, not least, choose your DIAMOND. 

The shape, the color, the clarity, the size. The four C’s of diamond shopping: Clarity, Color, Cut, Carats. These 4 standards were developed by the Gemological Institute of America and is described here: 

Until the middle of the twentieth century, there was no agreed-upon standard by which diamonds could be judged. GIA created the first, and now globally accepted standard for describing diamonds: ColorClarityCut and Carat Weight. Today, the 4Cs of Diamond Quality is the universal method for assessing the quality of any diamond, anywhere in the world. The creation of the Diamond 4Cs meant two very important things: diamond quality could be communicated in a universal language, and diamond customers could now know exactly what they were about to purchase.

As creator of the Diamond 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™, GIA is not only a global authority, but the world’s trusted source for unbiased assessment.


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A Delicate December: Winter Jewelry Trends 2016

December 15th, 2016 by

Winter Jewelry Trends for 2016 are clearly making a statement here at Brentwood Jewelry! From classic to delicate, the styles are flying out of our showroom faster than we can create them. Haven’t gotten your honey a gift yet? Not to worry, we have you covered!

Snowflakes, as they say, are one of a kind. Each delicate flake, a tiny reflection of infinitive detail and craftsmanship. Snowflakes remind us of the pieces that are selling here at Brentwood Jewelry. People are buying classic, understated, elegant, and of course, valuable statement pieces that reflect the unique love the giver wishes to honor between them and their loved one. 




14K .51 TDW (Total Diamond Weight) 

This bracelet is a whimsical take on the classic cuff bracelet which follows the winter jewelry trends of 2016. Cuffs tend to be bulky statement pieces, so this one is a delicate design that overcomes the trendy fashion hump!


Brentwood Jewelry Trends for Christmas 2016

14K White Gold .53 TDW — 14K Rose Gold .53 TDW — 14K Yellow Gold .53 TDW 

Stackers are really all the rage this year, though they will remain stylish for years to come. This is simple bangle bands that speak of luxury, elegance, and class. These bracelets are part of our Salem E line which represents his airy aesthetic and is a jewelry collector’s dream. 


Brentwood Jewelry trends Christmas 2016

14K Yellow Gold, .5 TDW

The yellow gold tennis bracelet has a diamond-paved bar and is simple, understated elegance. This is a 100% style proof bracelet and will be loved by anyone no matter their taste.


Rings & Earrings


Stackable rings are a THE winter jewelry trend 2016. These sweet stackers are perfect for a young lady just beginning to build her jewelry collection and would be a special gift for any girl aged 13 to 30! 


Brentwood Jewelry Trends Christmas 2016

These 14K white gold, diamond paved hoops are stunners and perfectly on trend for a winter formal or cocktail party! Classic beauties! 


Why not start a collection of stacker rings starting with this rose gold, diamond-paved delight?! 




This delicate necklace brings youthful femininity to the neckline. Dress this up or down, you cannot go wrong with this.  Total diamond weight is .3 carat; Total On-Trend rating is 100%! 



This starburst diamond pendant is an heirloom in the making. Pass this one down the generations and it will always be a cherished piece. Mixed 14K golds assures the wearer that the necklace will pass any “matching” tests and is currently on trend with the delicate, airy design. 



This sideways cross follows the bar trend and is a currently hot trend item that will unquestionably win the heart of the gifted! The .3 TDW brings lasting value to this totally now piece of jewelry! 

Whatever it is you are looking for this Winter holiday, we have it! Come on by the store! We love seeing your face! 

Merry Christmas!


The Emamalies!

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Counting our Blessings: 5 Things Brentwood Jewelry Family Values More than Gold

November 21st, 2016 by

This season is one of the Brentwood Jewelry Family’s favorite times. It’s the time we get to count all the many blessings we have experienced throughout the year! We can get so busy with the upcoming holidays, to-do lists, recipes, and gift ideas that we can easily forget how much we already have. 

So, we’ve decided to practice the thankfulness that comes with the Thanksgiving holidays, Brentwood Jewelry style. We’ve asked five members of our family what they are most grateful for this year. Here are our answers! 


Brentwood Jewelry Family

I’ve got one kid making straight A’s in college, one 4 year old who is the master of the house, and a wife that I love! I’m a blessed man!



I’ve got so much to be thankful for! God! America! All the veterans that have sacrificed their lives and family so that I can live in the best nation in the world!



I’m thankful for my job and my health. 




I’m thankful for everything! God. Family. Friends. Prosperity. After 88 years our grandfather is still with us! Now that’s a blessing!



bj-team-4489I’m thankful for life and my family. I love delighting in my children. Sophia is so smart! She remembers everything. My son, Connor is always on the go. He loves riding his trail bike. I love them. 


Individually we have so much to be grateful for. Collectively, as always, we are so grateful for YOU, our extended Brentwood Jewelry Family! 
Happy Thanksgiving to your family from ours!
The Emamalies 
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Our 2016 CMA Awards Predictions

October 27th, 2016 by

Awards Season Brings the Bling

…and we have our 2016 predictions for what the artists will be wearing in Nashville in 6 days, 4 hours, and 28 minutes (but who’s counting?)! 

The 80’s will inspire the looks on the red carpet and you’ll see some retro Madonna looks accepting some awards for sure. Here are our top 5 predictions for what stars will be wearing November 4, on abc, or like many of our friends here in town, at the show itself. 

1. Pink Diamonds!


2016 CMA Awards Predictions — Pretty in Pink


According to Vogue Paris, whether its blush, bright magenta, bubble gum, or bashful, pink will make it all pretty this Fall/Winter 2017 season. What’s more NashVegas than pink diamonds?!


2. Chunky gold pieces!

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Less is definitely not more this season with large statement pieces. Gold cuffs, chunky rings, heavy links, and stackables bring the bling to the red carpet.  

3. Blue Topaz!

2016 CMA Awards Predictions

Bluesy melodies will be accompanied by the midnight blue gemstone for a classy look. High class country, folks!  

4. Brooches!

 2016 CMA Awards Predictions

Pure gold, monogrammed, custom belt buckle.

Pure gold, monogrammed, custom belt buckle.









These aint your Grandma’s brooches, kids. Wait, maybe they are! We predict there will be loads of antique brooches lining the collars, belts, and head pieces at the CMA awards this year. 

5. Amethyst!

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The CMA’s are about to pour down some Purple Rain. With purple dresses dripping with amethyst jewels, this awards season is likely to be lavender laden. 



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October Birthstone: Opal & Tourmaline

October 13th, 2016 by
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It’s sweater weather! October is here and you have birthstones that match with all kinds of sweaters for all your lovelies’ with birthdays in the 10th month of the year. Lucky for you, you have two choices! Jewelry or jewelry! 

Tourmaline and Opal are the gemstones that celebrate those born in October. Both gemstones have something in common: They come in multiple colors, and they are among the most affordable gemstone. 



According to www.mineral.net a gemological resource, Tourmaline 

Tourmaline is the most colorful of all gemstones. It occurs in all colors, but pink, red, green, blue and multicolored are its most well-known gem colors. Scientifically, tourmaline is not a single mineral, but a group of minerals related in their physical and chemical properties. The mineral Elbaite is the member of the Tourmaline group that is responsible for almost all the gem varieties. Three other members of the group – SchorlDravite and Liddicoatite, are seldom used as gemstones.

Some of our favorite pieces in the shop come from Parade . Parade was founded in 2001 by third-generation jewelers Allen and William Pung. They understand the need for both exceptional quality and beautiful design. They currently have 12 distinct collections, including their playful Reverie* collection, which utilizes many fancy colors (think tourmaline!) and black diamonds. Their ideals can be boiled down to three words: Simple. Natural. Beautiful.

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Opals, again according to the mineral website, 

… is the most colorful of gems. Its splendid play of color is unsurpassed, and fine examples can even be more valuable than Diamond. The play of color consists of iridescent color flashes that change with the angle at which the stone is viewed. This phenomenon is often called opalescence. The play of color may consist of large, individual flashes of color (known as schillers), or may be of tiny, dense flashes. The intensity and distribution of the color flashes is a determining factor in the value of an Opal.

Like opals and their colors, we have our own variety of sparkles in our display cases. 4


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True Jewels of Brentwood, Tennessee

September 27th, 2016 by

Addy Biggers: Our Biggest Instafan from Brentwood, Tennessee! 

Addy Biggers, Brentwood mom turned jewelry modelWe love talking to all our local clients here in Brentwood Tennessee! We like giving them a voice, hearing from them and especially love following their stories about their families. Family is big to us, you know! 

Addy Biggers belongs to our little family of loyal clients and, more specifically, our online community of loyal clients. Addy not only drops by our feed on the daily to see what’s new in the showroom, but also drops by our brick and mortar store, gets sucked into our photoshoots and becomes our off-the-cuff jewelry model! 



What can you tell us about yourself, and what in life do you find to be most valuable?
I am married to Kurston Biggers and am mom to 4-year old Avery Ann. Kurston and I have been friends since we were in middle school and share passions for God, family, friends and sports. Additionally, I am the Vice President of Mind Care Solutions. We married on 2011, and while we only have one biological daughter, we are “parents” to many: Kurston to the students and athletes he mentors and coaches, and I am the school office mom, of sorts. 

I find relationships to be the most valuable assets in life. It is the reason I support small businesses, particularly small local businesses. It is evident in the roles and professions Kurston and I chose that we value people and hold strong the belief that the return on investment in people is immeasurable.
Addy Biggers, Brentwood woman turned jewelry model.

We agree with you entirely! Relationships with our family members, primarily. Your daughter is the star of your Instagram feed. Tell us a little about your baby gem?
We certainly hope she comes out of her shell one day…clearly kiddin’! We were truly blessed with this gift of a child. Avery has a personality and heart bigger than the sky! She is a caring, fun-loving, high-spirited, ballet dancing, food-loving firecracker who by the way LOVES to play with mommy’s jewelry. Can we go ahead can get on a pre-paid program for this one!?

Ha! Yes, we will start an open tab in her name! We see your social posts that are taken at a local private school. Tell us about your connection to Brentwood Academy.
My husband works as an assistant admissions director and football coach at Brentwood Academy (BA). He also attended high school at BA and is a ’97 alumni. Our daughter also plans on being a coach for the Eagles just like her daddy when she grows up. Firecracker, I told you!

bj-9-13-16-edits-5813She sounds like it! We, of course, love your wedding set. Can you tell us about it and about your experience choosing us as your family jeweler?
Brandon and Salem did a great job helping Kurston pick out a perfect set! This goes back to my sentiments on relationships. As consumers, we have many choices but the relationship we have with the Emamalie Family is the reason we are repeat buyers. They make us feel like family from the moment we walk in the store to the many years following a purchase. We will buy jewelry exclusively from Brentwood Jewelry & Gifts as long as you are in business.


Avery Biggers: Brentwood Jewelry client in training!

Wow. Thanks for that. We are humbled by your loyalty and love serving the Biggers family! What other pieces from Brentwood Jewelry have you acquired?
I have a beautiful pearl necklace. I also have a couple bands to switch up the look of my wedding set or wear on my right hand.

Sounds beautiful! What other pieces do you have your eye on?
You have beautiful cross pendants that I have been eyeing. I am interested in getting diamond hoop earrings and a watch. Santa, I’ve been good this year!

We bet you have! We will be sure to tell Santa! Thanks Addy for being one of our Brentwood treasures! Our community is better because of you. 

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True Jewels of Brentwood, TN

September 8th, 2016 by

We’ve always said, and will continue to say, that the real jewels are the people who walk through our doors here in Brentwood, TN every day. 

Anna Bangs is a Knock Out in Salem E! 

Just recently two jewels of Brentwood— Anna Bangs (now McClellan) and Ann McAdams —came in the store and met with Brandon to discuss a rather exciting upcoming event: Anna’s wedding! 

Brentwood TN Jewels, Anna Bangs and Ann McAdams.

Brentwood TN Jewels, Anna Bangs and Ann McAdams.


Anna searches for the perfect piece that will accent her wedding dress!

Anna chose some stunning pieces to wear on her big day. Anna, a sales manager and account executive at Title Boxing in Cool Springs, near Brentwood, TN, was returning to her hometown in Arkansas to celebrate her marriage to Anthony McClellan, a trainer at Title Boxing.  


Title boxing trainer in Cool Springs, Anthony McLellan.

Anna’s fiancé, Title Boxing Club trainer in Cool Springs, Anthony McLellan.

In a post on Facebook, Anna shared this picture with the comment: 

I cannot wait to wear my insanely beautiful wedding jewelry from here!!

Ann McAdams Cheers Her Friend on Ringside!

Anna wasn’t the only Brentwood Jewelry gem in the store that day. Her buddy Ann McAdams is a long time client (therefore, family member!) of ours. Even though she was out running errands and exercising, she was still glowing in her Salem E fine jewelry. 


Ann McAdams sports her jewels even when getting sporty!

She just happened to be wearing all her Brentwood Jewelry favorites, including her round solitaire diamond pendant, Ball watch, stunning engagement ring — round cut diamond with pavers — two Salem E bracelets, and one diamond encrusted cuff ring! This girl knows how to shine! 

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While moving, I crushed my wedding ring. I was so sad, but Brandon assured me that he could fix it, and he did! For free! 

Additionally, Ann said for some reason she is extra hard on her bracelets. One continued to break fairly frequently. Consequently, Salem encouraged Ann to go with his open air, spring design. This one, she said, hasn’t broken once! 


Back in Arkansas, Anna Bangs prepares to become Anna McLellan! Check out her earrings and drop pendant. Was there a more stunning bride? What a gem!


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