COLUMBUS-- Are you giving onto for a wedding set that's fashionable and classic? Do you want it to still expresses your individuality and not quickly reproduced?
You are surely on trend for the most popular Bridal Proposal Rings of Winter 2018! Here's what forecasters and industry experts say are the hot items for this year's engagement fine jewelry, just in time for Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event!
Vintage & Old Motivated
In an age of tech and digital, we tend to take comfort in the nostalgia of vintage items. Given that the jewelry is commonly one of a kind or a rare find, vintage lends itself to uniqueness.
In an era of mass produce, it's most important to shine in your own way. Vintage inspired is desirable because it evokes the sentiment and romance of years past.
Because of the beautiful craftsmanship such as hand illustration, often the techniques of vintage jewelry are very fascinating.
Rose gold is not a new metallic, but since Pantone publicized 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 considering that it is fashionable and feminine. 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 many customers who are interested in a delicate setting.
Brides are applying 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 also allows the wearer to emphasize her personality by stacking alternate bands in a variety of metals and shapes. This also gives her the flexibility to change-up her ring daily by wearing the piece in different alternatives of stacks.
Using colored gems has been well-loved in both vintage and contemporary jewelry.
Because of the color or meaning of the stone, people and couples are often pulled to a stone. It really makes the ring an original and attaches significance to the piece.
We're starting out to see these sumptuous pops of color as center stones, accented stones and on bands to complement the wedding ring. More and more we are also spotting ovals of all colors set in an east west facing mounting, which can be very chic.
Three Stone Rings
Thank you Meghan Markle for bringing back the timeless three stone engagement ring, completely fit for a princess!
We love Meghan's ring for a number of reasons, website including the heritage diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection and the cushion cut. Oh breathtaking and so elegant with such sentiment of past, present and future.
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 possibly, it's just the opposite and you can tell somebody what you don't like but you aren't sure what you do like.
Not to dwell ... there is always custom-made! Personalization has become more popular than ever with millennials who want to be a part of the full design exposure in creating a piece that is truly special to them.
Selecting the one for you!
So how to choose what's right for you? Pin all you like, but you may need to 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 recognize if the look is right for you.
A great start is at Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event which runs from January 22-27. 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.
They are also giving a $50 gift card to the Refectory Restaurant to the first 20 customers who schedule a custom appointment. The gift card will be obtained after your consultation, and can be used for an intimate dinner to discuss the wonderful designs you created with your design experts.