A diamond is forever, but even diamonds and jewelry go through trends from year to year. If you are planning to pop the question to your future spouse, or you are thinking about shopping for engagement rings or other fine jewelry for yourself, it’s important to know about what the hottest trends are today so you can find the jewelry that best matches your style. Here are three trends that you might want to consider for your next jewelry purchase.
1: What’s Old is New Again
Just like clothing, vintage styles are coming back in a big way for fine jewelry. Brides today are branching out to go beyond just a simple solitaire diamond and looking for bold choices that will make their ring stand out from the ones on the fingers of all other brides and brides-to-be. There are actually two different kinds of vintage rings—actual vintage, meaning the ring itself was made in the early 1900’s or around that time frame, and vintage-inspired designs that were manufactured today but designed to look like they were from an older time period.
A true vintage ring is likely a family heirloom, or will be purchased from an antique jewelry dealer, but if you don’t want to go to that hassle and you don’t have a family heirloom, a vintage-inspired designs works great too. They offer elegant and timeless designs that appeal to many women and have a unique, one-of-a-kind feel to them. They might include etched metal, floral designs, smaller stones set in a design, as well as non-diamond center stones (emeralds, rubies, and sapphires).
2: The Halo Effect
Halo rings or pave styles have also become very popular over the past few years, and now there are even more variations on the design to choose from. You might opt for a traditional halo design, where you choose a single center stone and surround it with smaller diamonds in a “halo”, or you might add another ring of diamonds around the outside for the newer double halo look. Another trend that couples are trying is to set the center diamond parallel to the band rather than perpendicular, which can make the diamond look wider (and bigger) and gives it a more unique look.
3: Add a Little Color
A third trend that can be designed on its own or combined with the other trends is the use of fancy colored diamonds instead of traditional white diamonds. Many brides today are opting for the center diamond or surrounding diamonds to be in their favorite color, such as yellow or pink. You might also decide that you want to go with something other than a diamond in the center and get a beautiful color from using sapphires, rubies, and emeralds in the middle of your ring. You can surround those colored diamonds with white diamonds in a halo, or get a special band design that adds a vintage touch.
When you are looking for unique or traditional styles, AAA Jewelry has a huge selection of engagement rings and fine jewelry for even the most discerning customers. Come see our beautiful selection today.