Getting married is one of the biggest events in most peoples’ lives. Looking back, it would be difficult for most women to choose their favorite moment leading up to the big day but choosing the ring ranks right up there!
The day you go engagement ring and wedding band shopping is a milestone. There’s nothing quite like stepping into the jewelry store and seeing the elegant displays, knowing that you’re about to make a huge choice.
The first time you see your ring will live in your memory forever. It’s just like finding the right dress when you slip it on it looks like it was meant to be.
We can all agree that when it comes to wedding rings for women, trends come and go. But we think that your choice should be like your vows meant to last. That’s why we favor traditional styles with a modern edge.
We feel strongly that you should always love your ring as much as the day you got it. With that in mind, check out our list of the top 5 wedding ring trends that continue to define 2017:
Eternity bands are more a continuing trend than a new one. Everyone knows them for their distinctive style- the one where diamonds dot the perimeter of a thin band. There are two types: full eternity bands and half eternity bands.
Here’s the difference:
Eternity bands will always be at the top of our trend lists for a couple of reasons. First, the refined simplicity of an eternity band is the perfect complement to a diamond engagement ring. Second, an eternity band is just as glamorous worn on its own as it is next to an engagement ring.
This trend will continue through 2017 and beyond. Rose gold is actually what’s called an alloy. Its unique rosy hue comes from a combination of multiple metals.
It’s a combination of yellow gold, copper, and sterling silver. One good aspect of rose gold is that since it’s an alloy, it doesn’t need to be periodically rhodium plated like white gold.
We like rose gold for a few other reasons:
While we love vintage jewelry, we truly appreciate modern pieces with just a hint of vintage. Details such as etchings on the sides of eternity bands add a touch of flair without sacrificing modern style.
When it comes to wedding rings for women, we prefer styles that allow the diamonds to take center stage. Brands like Tacori understand how to bring vintage elements into the 21st century.
Nothing says timeless like a diamond solitaire. It features either 4 or 6 prongs that elevate the diamond in its setting. Prongs elevate the stone to show off its radiance and faceted cut. Invented in the beginning of the 20th century, the diamond solitaire remains as stylish today as it was decades ago.
Invented in the beginning of the 20th century, the diamond solitaire remains as stylish today as it was decades ago.
Here’s a tip- when you’re looking at solitaire rings be sure to educate yourself about the 4Cs of Diamond Quality. Here’s a quick run-down:
A reputable jewelry store with a knowledgeable staff will educate you about diamond buying and is a must for any major wedding ring purchase.
Lately, in the world of engagement rings, split shank bands have been getting reimagined. Though we love the traditional approach, the new split shanks curve and overlap organically before meeting at the setting.
Simon G. has mastered the art of graceful curves and has several styles that follow this trend.
When you’re looking at wedding rings, it’s important to be conscious of trends but not ruled by them. That being said, it’s hard to resist infusing a touch of trendiness into your choice.
Traditional settings that have fashion-forward details allow you to be trendy while still being wearable in the long run. Design details like vintage-inspired etching and curved settings have definite glam appeal.
Rose gold is an on-trend choice for those who like to mix metal jewelry. Eternity bands are the ultimate timeless wedding ring choice. Above all, we’re elated to see that Solitaire cuts are back at the top of engagement ring trend lists in 2017.
The world of wedding rings for women can be overwhelming to newcomers. That’s why it’s important to choose a reputable jeweler to walk you through the process. We invite you to stop by our store we are happy to consult with you and guide you through this important decision!