Choosing The Style That’s Right For You
ENGAGEMENT RING STYLE?
Finding the right engagement ring can seem like a tricky thing. After all, you want something that’s going to turn heads now and in the happily ever after. But do you go with a timeless, classic look or an intricate modern number that will pop in photos? Maybe something vintage that radiates nostalgia or an ensemble uniquely tailored to your tastes?
Yeah, we’re a little dizzy, too. Let’s talk styles and start narrowing things down to what’s right for you.
You know simple lines and compositions on the verge of understatement perfectly capture your style. And there’s just something about style that newlyweds have used to express forever, well, forever.
Simple, classic engagement rings come in many forms and customizing options abound, so your ring is yours and yours alone. Consider a simple white gold solitaire setting with prongs that let all of the facets of stone you choose breathe. Add just a touch of whimsy to this straightforward ensemble by selecting a ring with a slight taper, or intrigue admiring eyes with a twisted halo design. Classic bands can carry side diamonds, so you don’t have to rely on just one stone to brighten a room.
Recall bygone eras decadent in their romance with a vintage engagement ring. If you love staying in on rainy days with your man and watching black and white movies, the extraordinary designs embodied in vintage rings may be for you.
A simple eternity band with settings for baguette-cut diamonds like Audrey Hepburn’s is a touching tribute to yesteryear that’s remained stylish ever since. A round halo setting in white gold is a less common choice that places the wonder of a diamond front and center. If you’re one to get lost in the details, consider milgrain beaded accents that add bright texture to your band.
Showcasing the latest in designer skill, modern engagement rings feature bold, intricate designs. If you’re an adventurer ever seeking the untried, then a modern ring straight out of a gallery is for you. These rings often feature mixes of white and yellow gold and blazes of paves and micro paves lining the bands. But if an abundance of bling isn’t quite your style, there are also modern options with sensuous curves winding amidst floral designs.
While you like shopping at consignment and designer shops as much as the next girl, you enjoy modifying and accessorizing your new outfits at home more. If something was mass-produced or made from a pattern or mold, it just isn’t quite you. Lucky for you, there are a multitude of ways to envision and then commission the engagement ring of your dreams that maybe hasn’t been dreamt before. You could borrow from classic concepts and go with a halo that makes any centerpiece diamond look expansive, and then spice up the band with dark engravings to set off your gold choice, or go with something a little edgier—an orbital style featuring subtle spikes flanking a three-diamond setting.
Gemstones: Who said anything about diamonds?
Diamonds are nice and all, but you love color. You love vibrancy, surprise and all that pops. A bubbly yet classy gemstone engagement ring may be the perfect fit for you. These vivid choices come in virtually every style available in the other engagement ring categories, but you now have more options in terms of creating a striking composition with complementary colors or a single contrast to diamond accents. Consider a classic ring with four-prong setting for for a cushion-cut aquamarine stone and diamond paves, or a tapered band featuring a lotus design, its petals emblazoned with tiny diamonds and its centerpiece a single, deep tanzanite stone.
Do you go for the glitz or the simply elegant? Does a certain engagement ring style speak to you and your unique style? Tell us which us which one is just, well, you.