When it comes to engagement rings, the diamond solitaire may reign supreme, but a few new styles are causing brides’ eyes to twinkle. Here are this year’s top trends in wedding engagement rings.
The halo. This is a round- or princess-cut diamond bordered by smaller diamonds that bring the bling. “Almost half of our engagement rings have halos. It makes your centre diamond look larger and it’s absolutely stunning,” says Chau Lui, director of operations for Paris Jewellers.
Touches of rose gold. White gold and platinum are still all the rage, but threads of the pink-hued metal have appeared in recent designs. “We’re seeing flashes of colour come back,” says Lui. “Rose gold gives a softer look to the ring.”
The invisible-set princess cut. This type of centrepiece consists of four princess-cut diamonds, set together in a square, to give the illusion of a larger sparkler. “People are getting that big look they want and they’re able to stay in their price range,” says Lui.
Save 25% on regular-price, in-store jewellery and 10% on custom designs at Paris Jewellers.
Published in Westworld Alberta, Spring 2015