The Latest on Engagement Rings
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As we approach wedding season in the Northeast (mid-April through mid-October), let’s examine engagement rings. Whether you just got engaged — congratulations! — or are looking for inspiration to find that perfect ring, here’s a list of the some gorgeous engagement ring trends in 2016, from vintage to modern, courtesy of Bridalmusings.com.
Accent with baguette.
Baguette cut stones work really well as accent stones for your engagement ring. These rectangular-shape stones can be very affordable, which is perhaps why they’ve become hugely popular in jewelry over recent years.
Halo rings add sparkle.
Halo rings have been among the most popular choice for brides-to-be for a few years now, and there’s good reason why this trend isn’t going anywhere. This beautiful halo of smaller stones is a great way to accentuate a smaller center stone or give some serious sparkle to a more muted gem like an emerald, sapphire, or black diamond.
Timeless marquise cuts.
Bridalmusings.com believes the next twelve months will be all about the marquise. There’s something really vintage-looking and timeless about this distinctive, regal shape, which makes it a beautiful addition to any ring. By playing around with the placement, or pairing it with other stones, it can also be a modern, unique, and entirely versatile cut.
Personalize with modern metals.
It used to be that engagement rings were typically set in white gold, yellow gold, and platinum, but now rings come in different metals, hues, textures, and finishes, and are as precious and long-lasting as gold. As couples continue to add more personality to their ring choices, it makes sense that metals have become a lot more creative too. Try mixing metals, opting for a brushed or hammered texture, or choosing a modern jewelry metal like palladium or tungsten—massively popular in men’s wedding bands.
Stand out with an open setting.
Rings with an open setting are especially popular among celebrities, because they are the perfect way to show off a really standout stone. Look for a four prong setting to give maximum impact to your diamond or gemstone, and consider a pavé band to really amp up the sparkle of a more simple solitaire ring.
New take on ornate bands.
Vintage style wedding rings are always in fashion, but this new take on the trend is especially exciting. From elaborate filigree bands, to something a little more artisan or bohemian, textured and embellished bands are taking on new levels of style. For brides who are less about the centerpiece and more about the aesthetic of the ring as a whole, this is the trend for you.
Over under: clean and modern.
As with rings with open settings, “over under” rings are really great at showing off a quality stone, and are perfect for someone with a clean, modern style. Ask about rings with a wrapped or split shank to check out the gorgeous variations this trend has to offer.
Princess cut goes contemporary.
One of the more classic cuts of diamonds, the princess cut, has seen a resurgence as a centerpiece in more contemporary settings. As one of the more affordable cuts, princess rings are beautiful as a simple solitaire, but for added impact, choose them with a halo setting, paired with baguettes, or with a pretty pavé band.
Rose gold on the rise.
No jewelry trend has grown quite as quickly in recent years as rose gold. Particularly pretty with pink stones like morganite, we also love the idea of pairing it with turquoise, black diamonds or rubies. Definitely worth researching if you’re looking for something elegant, understated or unusual.
Get creative with color.
Brides are getting more creative with their choices of colored stones in engagement rings. While the classics like blue sapphires, emeralds and rubies are as popular as ever, pink sapphires, morganite, canary diamonds, black diamonds and peridots are increasing in popularity, as well.
Source: Bridalmusings.com, “10 Gorgeous Engagement Ring Trends for 2016”
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