Engagement rings: hot trends in 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, many people think that the linear ring form has become too
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.