Posted on July 31, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments
Does the standard diamond solitaire make you yawn? Perhaps you’d like something a little more daring—or at least more closely matched to your unique style. These avant garde engagements rings are designed with the unconventional bride-to-be in mind. Of course, if your left ring finger is already occupied, who’s to say you can’t wear one of these stunners on another finger?
The beauty about raw diamonds is that no two raw diamonds are alike. A raw diamond is likely to have some charming quirks—including pits and some inclusion. We’ll soon publish an article on things to keep in mind when shopping for a raw diamond (stay tuned!). In sum, seek one the doesn’t have large pits since these increase the likelihood of breakage.
An open setting (also known as a “cuff” or “wrap” setting) is an adventurous choice sure to garner attention.
Clean and Modern
Many brides are opting for clean and modern rings these days. There’s something undeniably lovely about letting the metal and the stones speak for themselves without too much ornamentation.
Perhaps princess and emerald cut diamonds aren’t really your thing. Why not try a ring whose setting lends a unique shape to the ring?
Nesting sets, or, ceremonial sets, stem from the tradition of fitting a wedding band around an engagement ring. Although the concept is nothing new, contemporary jewelers are putting their on spin on it and coming up with some unique pairings.
Diamonds aren’t the only beautiful stones out there! Engagement rings with colored stones are becoming increasingly popular. Aside from adding pretty color to your ring, gemstones of all varieties symbolize various concepts or values that we may hold dear. Sapphires, for example, represent sincerity and heavenly grace.
Photos: CJBijoux via Etsy, Barbara Michelle Jacobs, Andy Lifschutz, Mirlo, Jennie Kwon Designs, Barneys, Catbird, Dream Collective, WW
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