Diamond Engagement Ring Trends for 2013

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Every year brings a fresh wave of trends in engagement ring styles. Sometimes the number of options out there can be dizzying (in a good way). The two most important things to keep in mind while ring shopping, are the bride’s personality and style. Does she lean toward the classic? Does she follow trends and change her mind often? Does she prize her individuality above all else? Often a woman doesn’t fall into just one of those categories. That’s why it’s important to work with a jewelry professional who will take the time to understand the nuances of the bride’s personality and find an engagement ring that will be the perfect fit. We’ve narrowed down the top engagement ring trends for 2013 and it seems there is something for everyone!

Halo Diamond Engagement Rings

Halos have been a big trend in engagement rings for a few years. For 2013 we are seeing the rise of the double halo. Halos, or frames, are a great way to enhance a center stone, giving the illusion of a larger diamond.

Rose and Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Rings

For many years now, people have shied away from any metals other than platinum or white gold. We are now seeing more and more people requesting yellow gold, specifically with a brushed or matte finish, and rose gold. By taking a classic solitaire style and creating it in rose gold, as one of our clients did, you have an engagement ring that showcases your individuality but has a timeless feel.

Fancy Shape Diamond Engagement Rings

Celebrity rings always influence the trends. Several celebrities have been spotted with oval shaped diamonds. Blake Lively’s engagement ring combines two of the coming trends; she has a (massive) light pink oval diamond set in rose gold. Pears are another popular shape, although definitely not for the bride who desires symmetry above all else.

Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings

Whether it is a true vintage piece or a design with a vintage flair, we are seeing a surge in the popularity of the Art Deco style engagement ring. A bezel set center stone, mil-grain edges, and the use of sapphires in a ring all contribute to a vintage feel.

Because Ascot Diamonds specializes in custom, hand-crafted jewelry, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to designing your engagement ring. The great thing about all of these trends is that they will work for any budget.

 

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