Top Tips Tuesday: The Engagement Ring Guide, Part Two… The Styles
Good morning, as you may or may not know we did part one for our Engagement Ring Guide last Tuesday, which coincided with Valentines Day. We do hope you all had the loveliest of days, and for those that popped ‘the question’, congratulations! For those who missed it, don’t worry, you can read all about the ‘technical bits’ of engagement rings here!
Today however, we are focusing more on the different sparkly styles, shapes and colours that engagement rings come in, and trust us… there’s lot’s of them. So, for those who have not yet chosen their ring, sit back, relax get ready to pin these pretty posts (hints to your new fiancee) and enjoy a cup of tea.
P.s – If you have your engagement ring, we would love to see your sparkly new addition in the comments section below!
Like we mentioned in part 1, getting engaged is probably one of the most important and emotional moments in your life which makes choosing the right engagement ring to symbolise your love together, absolutely key. Your journey to find “the” ring will present you with many options to consider, from the colour to the cut, clarity and carat. There are also many styles, and it can get a little overwhelming with so many to choose from. So, to make it easier we are picking out the top engagement ring styles that we are totally crushing over.
Ok, so if you close your eyes and picture an engagement ring. What do you see? If you are like many people, you see a Solitaire. A beautifully elegant band holding a simply stunning diamond for all the world to see. These rings are upon the most popular of styles, and there’s no surprise really when they look as gorgeous as this. A timeless, yet great choice for your engagement ring.
The solitaire is a classic and will never go out of style. Yet, the Solitaire can still be as unique as you are, as it accommodates nearly all sizes and shapes of centre stones. Settings vary from prong set to tension set and may be crafted in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum. Who said classic rings had to be boring?
The Halo Engagement Ring…
So, what’s a halo style? It’s a style that has its roots in the heirloom ring you might find in your grandmother’s jewellery box. Whilst often bigger and bolder than a classic solitaire, this vintage style is currently trending and completely of the moment. Can we just please take a moment to appreciate this fine ring from Tiffany & Co… Oval’s and pear shaped rings are my absolute favourites too!
The halo expands the appearance of the centre by as much as a half carat or more. Virtually all shapes and sizes of centre diamonds may be accented with a Diamond Halo – in your favourite choice of beautifully hand-crafted metal.
The Princess Cut Engagement Ring…
The princess cut is the second most popular cut shape for diamonds, next to a round brilliant. Created in the 1960s, the princess cut is a stunning square shape diamond that offers a similar degree of brilliance as seen in the slightly more popular round diamond. There are plenty of dazzling styles to choose from with the princess cut, including multiple diamonds, and diamond bands too.
We love this alternative princess cut ring, perhaps great for those who are wanting something slightly different, or have a love for all things arty and geometric. Ring’s like these would also look amazing with a bespoke wedding band made to fit
The Multi-Stone Ring…
A multi-stone engagement ring is the perfect ring for bling lovers, and of course those that love larger than life diamonds too. Multi-stone rings usually feature several larger stones, or one large central stone and two smaller side stones, placed side by side in a simple setting. Often two stone types are mixed, such as an emerald with two diamonds, or two sapphires with a central diamond.
How gorgeous is this multi-stone ring, the pretty pastel diamonds are something else! Let us know what you think…
The Cushion Cut…
The cushion cut engagement rings are softer than a square, yet every bit as brilliant as a round-cut stone, there’s a reason why this popular engagement ring shape is so appealing to brides-to-be.
Defined by their rounded corners and 58 brilliant-style facets that resemble a pillow shape. Did you know that no two cushion-cut diamonds are exactly the same? You can be sure that your ring will be not only one of a kind, but ever so striking too. Some rocks are a bit rounder, others tend to look more like a square.
This Tiffany ring is classically elegant with a cushion-cut yellow diamond encircled by a single row of bead-set white diamonds. A diamond band enhances the striking magnificence of this piece!
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