It’s wedding season, and while you are attending bridal showers, ceremonies and celebrations of the big day of your friends and relatives, you might look down at their engagement rings and think about the style and cut of ring you would want to wear if a proposal is in the air for you or if you are just thinking about your dream ring. This is a time for wedding jewelry in which anything goes; there are no rules—it’s all about what will put a smile on your face every day when you look down at your hand and into the eyes of your loved one. But there are certain trends floating around–none are conventional—they range from bold and chunky to antique inspire to some of the most beautiful colored stones that you might not expect to fall head over heels but you do!
Here are some trends and rings that will capture your heart and make you swoon. You might even want to pop the question yourself after seeing them.
Oval cuts offer a larger look than rounds, look good in various settings, and elongate the finger when set vertically.
Tacori 18K gold oval solitaire engagement ring.
Single Stone 1.39-carat moval cut diamond with old European cut accent diamonds prong set in a handcrafted 18K yellow gold mounting.
Natasha Schweitzer 18K yellow gold Oval Diamond Wrap Ring .
Bezel set rings offer an ultra-modern vibe but are lasting as they are the type of rings that protect your stone and create a clean-streamlined elegance.
Jemma Wynne 18K yellow gold and pear-cut diamond bespoke Yasmin ring.
Chunky yellow gold settings are perfect for those of you who want to make a statement. They speak to the individualist who might be in a creative field who desires a ring that speaks to her independent and strong spirit as her own woman even when part of a loving couple.
Retrouvaí 18K yellow gold One-of-a-kind Modern Love Ring with round diamond center.
Jade Ruzzo 18K yellow gold Markie Ring with antique oval diamond.
Harwell Godfrey 18K yellow gold Hubba Ring with hexagon center and round diamond.
Horizontally set rings that are traditionally set from north to south but for those who prefer rings that go across the finger, these east-to-west settings provide the coverage and style you will covet.
Rahaminov 18K Oval Illusion bezel ring set east-west.
AZLEE 18K gold 5 Tier Staircase Ring with emerald cut diamond.
Lizzie Mandler 18K gold marquise white diamond set from east to west with a knife edge band.
Antique and vintage-inspired rings continue to be contenders in our modern world. They capture the spirit of old-world techniques, set with antique rose cuts, old mine, cushion and European cuts, which lend nostalgia, character and personality that speak to everlasting style. Therefore these rings endure. Some of the antique and vintage rings are claw set, which can be delicate and feminine but with a bit of an edge.
Estate Diamond Jewelry platinum set diamond solitaire ring featuring an oval rose cut set in prongs. Micro-pave round brilliant cut diamonds line the shoulders and continue down the shank. The under-gallery is set with additional round brilliant cut diamonds.
Nikos Koulis Art Deco inspired 18K white gold emerald cut diamond ring with black enamel and baguettes on the shank.
Signed Fred Leighton old European diamond engagement ring with eight prongs and a pave diamond setting in blackened platinum.
Lauren Addison 18K gold ring features an antique cushion-shaped diamond set with compass prongs, handcrafted in platinum and 18kt yellow gold
Colored center stones captivate with some more traditional gems like ruby and emerald or natural colored diamonds; others are more unexpected such as Paraiba, spinels, and a variety of colored sapphires.
Brent Neale custom 18K yellow gold gypsy set ring with 3.97-carart orange sapphire center with teal sapphire sides.
CICADA platinum ring with Paraiba center stone and diamond surround.
REZA 18K white gold, ruby and diamond Ayli ring.
Greenwich St. Jewelers 18K yellow gold Ludlow ring bezel set with a 3.86-carat Zambian emerald.
Nikos Koulis 18K ruby and diamond Oui ring by special order.
Yvonne Léon 18K gold emerald Pompadour Ring with grey diamonds.
Yi Collection 18K gold rubellite and diamond Pearfect Heart Ring.
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