Are you looking for a wedding set that’s fashionable and classic yet expresses your individuality and not easily replicated? Then, you are definitely on trend for the Bridal Engagement Rings of Winter 2018!
Read below to find out what forecasters and industry professionals are reporting for this year’s bridal jewelry.
Vintage & Vintage Inspired.
In an age of tech, digital and mass manufacturing, we take comfort in the nostalgia of vintage. You want to shine in your own way and vintage lets you do this because the jewelry is commonly one of a kind or a rare find. It evokes the sentiment and romance of years past. The exceptional craftsmanship of vintage jewelry such as hand engraving makes it unparalleled today.
Rose gold is not a new metal, but since Pantone announced rose quartz as color of the year in 2016, it has had a resurgence. First seen in the 19th century in Russia, it’s a blend of yellow gold and copper. Rose gold has a warmth and softness that exudes romance. It’s a very durable metal and doesn’t require rhodium plating or dipping like white gold. We love it because it is feminine and fashionable. We also love it because it’s unexpected and that makes it unique.
Lifestyles have changed and many feel comfortable with a more minimalist look. We are seeing customers who are interested in a delicate setting. Many brides are putting more emphasis on a single sparkling diamond and less on the band. They are purchasing classic solitaires or delicately accented engagement mountings. This simple and elegant look allows the wearer to emphasize her personality by stacking alternate bands in a variety of metals and shapes. This also gives her the versatility to change-up her ring daily by wearing the piece in different variations of stacks.
Colored gems have been popular in both vintage and contemporary jewelry. People are often drawn to a stone because of the color or meaning of the stone. It really makes the ring an original and attaches significance to the piece. We’re beginning to see these luscious pops of color as center stones, accented stones and on bands to complement the wedding ring. More and more we are also seeing ovals of all colors set in an east-west facing mounting, which can be very chic.
3 Stone Rings.
Thank you, Meghan Markle, for bringing back the timeless three stone engagement ring, perfectly fit for a princess! We love Meghan’s ring for several reasons, including the heirloom diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection and the cushion cut. Oh so elegant and beautiful with such sentiment of past, present and future.
One of our 3 stone ring mountings in 18 Karat white gold
There are so many styles to choose from and so many elements from different rings calling your name but why can’t you find the one?! Or perhaps, it’s just the opposite and you can tell someone what you don’t like but you aren’t sure what you do like. Not to dwell…there is always custom! Customization has become more popular than ever with millennials who want to be a part of the complete design experience in creating a piece that is truly special to them.
So how to choose what’s ring is right for you?
Pin all you like but start trying on! It’s common to love a ring in a photo, but it isn’t until you try that piece on that you are able to understand if the look is right for you. A great start is at Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event, not to be missed, January 22-27. We will have a huge selection of styles for men and women at exclusive event pricing. There will be thousands of rings to preview including a private trunk show with Whitehouse Brothers (a local Cincinnati designer with vintage styles), Venetti and Dora. We are also offering a $50 gift card to the Refectory Restaurant to the first 20 customers who schedule a custom appointment. The gift card will be received after your appointment, and can be used for a romantic dinner to discuss the beautiful designs you created with one of our design consultants. Found the rings and are now ready to dive into wedding planning? We can help by introducing you to the work of “Argo Approved” local wedding vendors such as MIAM Cakes, Bridget Henry Makeup and Evergreen Flower Co. Learn more about the bridal event and our “Something Borrowed” program by visiting our website and following our Facebook Page for more details.