Engagement rings: hot trends in 2014

Engagement rings: hot trends in 2014

 

engagement rings

Engagement rings

While the idea of the engagement ring continues as symbol of love between two people, the styles and designs move ahead. There are some classic styles for diamond rings which are as popular as ever but modern jewellery designers ring the changes. They look to use new stones, materials and contemporary designs using the older materials of 18c gold and diamonds. From all designs the world will see in 2014, here are some hot trends we will see in 2014.

 

Floral-detailed rings

Love is not a static object. Instead, it lives and grows throughout the time just like flowers. It begins with a seed and the help from sunlight, water, and the soil, it grows to a beautiful flower. Your love lives in the same way. A couple begins their love journey with interest to each other; then the love will grow through the time with all the joys and hardships. Jeff Cooper Designs then use this idea to make their floral-detailed engagement ring.

 

East-west setting

As more people look at other cultures for inspiration in their lives, it makes sense for them to do the same with styles and designs for their engagement rings too. Common engagement ring comes with vertical positioning of the stone. Sylvie Collection tries to bring a breakthrough with presenting its East-West setting engagement ring. Instead of placing the stone vertically, this engagement ring has a horizontally-placed gemstone. In addition, it also comes with different stone cut and shape including marquise, emerald, and oval cut.

 

Colorful Diamond

For most rings, the diamonds are the classic pure colourless type however some people prefer coloured stones for their diamond engagement ring. One designer who uses coloured stones is from Simon G. His engagement rings come with various colours such as blue, pink, and yellow. The most interesting aspect is all the colours come with stunning shine. As an alternative, the manufacturer also offers a variety in gemstone options from sapphire, emerald, and ruby.

 

Double halo

In the last few years, halo engagement rings have grown in popularity. The halo represents the perfection of the relationship. This style has a wonderful reflection, high grade diamonds and beautiful designs. One jewelry house, Rahaminov, also features double-halo engagement rings with its Forevermark range. This ring has two-tiered halos to double the perfection of conventional halo engagement rings.

 

Mixed metal

While some designers or ring manufacturers focus in the stones or ring design, there are some designers who think outside the box. Instead of focusing on those traditional components, they look for a unique design idea. Gabriel & Co., for example, has a mixed-metal engagement ring design. This is great for couples who find it difficult to choose which metal to have for their ring material, whether rose gold, platinum, or yellow gold. The idea is simple. This ring combines the three of them in one ring. It gives a modern feel to the ring and is guaranteed to be very different from most other rings you will see on a woman’s finger.

 

Twisted band

Today, many people think that the linear ring form has become too

twisted band engagement ring

Mark Schneider twisted band ring – image Mark Schneider

commonplace. For this reason, some engagement ring designers have come up with a unique approach. These designers, such as Mark Schneider, tried to create a unique engagement ring that uses a twisted-band form. Even though the twisted band is not the only aspect of the design that attracts people, it is undoubtedly a very different style from the regular smooth, round ring. By combining the classic solitaire diamond with the contemporary ring design, it brings together the traditional engagement with a touch of modernity. It perfectly symbolises the wedding itself. The wedding may come from ancient tradition and value, but the love it brings should live and grow throughout the time.

Design trends in Auckland

There are many gifted engagement ring designers in Auckland, NZ. One of the best jewellery designers is Sarah Hutchings at Orsini Fine Jewellers in Parnell. She has some of the best engagement rings in Auckland including her own designs and also some from the very best Italian designers such as Marco Bicego and Hulchi Belluni. You can see some examples of the contemporary ring designs on the website here.

Italian Designer Jewellery Found in NZ

Mediterranean Beauties: Italian Designer Jewellery Found in NZ

For thousands of years, jewellery has been the ultimate statement of adoration. Countless couples have shared their love with each other in the form of jewellery with others revelling in the simple pleasure of owning your own piece of most exquisite beauty. These days, jewellery is designed across the globe, with each country lending their own unique cultural elements to craft specialised pieces sure to elicit delight. But among all designers of jewellery, few compare to those of Italy. With a jewellery making heritage which stretches across millennia and a bustling fashion industry in this era, Italy is both a member of the old guard and new wave when it comes to jewellery, at once an authority and an innovator. When it comes to saying “I love you” to someone in the form of a gift, few objects surpass Italian jewellery in pure power.


Marco Bicego Italian jewellery in Auckland… by dm_51885fb90d07b

The key to selecting jewellery which will make hearts beat faster is to know the person who you want to show your love to. One of the reasons why Italian jewellery is such a good gift is because it has such scope; there are so many different types and styles of jewellery that there is sure to be a type to suit any taste. From traditional to modern, diverse styles can match any personal aesthetic, whether it is down-home and comfortable or runway chic. Rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are just some of the forms jewellery comes in, so it can be used to emphasise any trait.

Italian designer 18k gold necklace

Italian 18k gold necklace

Jewellery that is crafted from 18kt gold is both traditional and modern designers. They can come in a variety of styles, all of which can speak volumes about the wearer. A delicate gold chain is elegant and airy, while a chunky bracelet can convey a bold, mod feel. In Italian jewellery, gold chain type necklaces are particular favourites, as different types of links can convey many different moods and compliments all skin tones.

Gemstones can lend an exquisite colour and glimmer to fine pieces. There are many different types of gemstones, with types to fit every budget. Italian jewellers especially like using gems in the pave-type setting, which is the placement of many tiny gems in a single piece. It is extremely versatile and can be used to create a delicate shimmer effect or a bold wave of colour. Especially fine gems are generally set in a way which emphasises their shine and colour, whether through intricate metalwork or complimentary coloured smaller stones. Such pieces can easily become family heirlooms, which can be passed down for innumerable generations.

Jewellery can be in any price range. While it is commonly regarded as a big-ticket item, many types of jewellery can provide a lot of beauty for very little money. Italian blown glass jewellery is a traditional part of Venetian culture, and it is easily affordable. With its veritable rainbow of hues and textures, it can look alternatively chic or rustic. Many types of traditional jewellery can be used as major statement pieces.

Italy has a plethora of different design houses which each create different unique styles of jewellery. Among these is Marco Bicego, which easily embodies the essence of Italian designer jewellery. With an emphasis on modern design and traditional quality, the brand crafts pieces such as these diamond engagement rings which are renowned for their extraordinary ability to be worn in many different occasions and make a statement every time. The brand’s pieces are sold around the globe, from New York and London, to Sydney and Auckland. Each piece is infused with the brand’s signature passion, truly numbering among the best in the world.

Italian 18k Gold Bracelet

Italian 18k Gold Bracelet

Some Italian jewellery can be found at websites like this but the up-market Italian designer jewellery can only be found in boutique jewellers. Marco Bicego jewellery is only available in New Zealand from Orsini Jewellers. They stock a wide range of Italian designer jewellery in Auckland at their shop in Parnell. You can get a good idea of the different collections they have available on the website http://www.orsini.co.nz/. But for best effect you need to go along to the shop. It’s best to ring first so you can make an exclusive appointment then you will be given personal attention.

Choosing A Bespoke Jewellery Designer in Auckland

What To Look For When Choosing A Bespoke Jewellery Designer in Auckland

Jewellery is something very personal to a lot of people. Some women spend a lot time scouring stores and catalogues just to find the perfect piece. For those who really like something unique, they may have a hard time finding it because what they see in stores may be mass-produced. To get something that is truly one-of-a-kind and which fits all the criteria of the “perfect” piece of jewellery, you would have to have it custom-made for you. More and more women are turning to bespoke jewellery for this very reason. They have discovered that there is no better way to get exactly what they want.

Bespoke ring design

Round ruby bespoke ring

The big question is, how would one go about choosing a bespoke jewellery designer? A lot of people design jewellery – here are some. How do you choose the right person for the job?

One good way is to look at the jewellery pieces that the designer has already produced. Every jewellery designers has their own signature style. By just looking at the style of a piece of jewellery, you can tell if it is the work of a designer that you might like. Look for one who has a style that impresses you, a style in which you would like your piece of jewellery to fashion after.

Going for a popular jewellery designer with a recognisable name will be on the costly side, but at least you know that you will be getting something with a signature style. The jewellery of famous designers may go up in value over time if the designer’s work is highly sought after. So, if the cost makes you hesitate, think of it as an investment.

If the price range is really out of your budget, you can look for talented, but lesser known designers who can design a piece for you at a lower cost. You would not be getting a famous designer name, but it would not break the bank either.

Once you have identified the potential designer of your jewellery, make an appointment to talk about the jewellery that you would like the designer to make. Talk about the occasion on which you will wear the jewellery. Describe the type of gemstones or precious metal that you would like to use. It is a good idea to find a jeweller who is also qualified to advice on diamonds and in gemology. Indicate the size that you need. The designer will make sketches of the piece that will incorporate all the features that you have specified, as you are describing it. As you see your design evolve, provide as much feedback as possible so the designer can modify the sketch until the design is exactly what you want.

After a design is chosen, there should be an agreement as to when the jewellery should be finished. If you need the jewellery by a certain date, be sure to clarify that from the start so there will be no misunderstanding of the expectations.

Bespoke engagement diamond ring Auckland

Bespoke engagement diamond ring

The bespoke jewellery designer can obtain the materials from their own favourite sources. However, if you have something like a special gemstone that you would like to incorporate into the design, show it to the designer. They can design something around it to make it part of the bespoke piece. Here are some examples of bespoke engagement rings from an Auckland designer, Orsini. You can see other products they offer from Italian jewellery designers.

Bespoke jewellery makes wonderful presents for that special someone. If you want something custom-made for a special person, but yet do not know what, the bespoke jewellery designer can help you come up with a design that the special person will love. Giving a piece of bespoke jewellery is one of the best ways to show someone that she is very special because of all of your thought that went into having it created.