The split shank is an increasingly popular engagement ring trend and we love it because it works for all types of women and all diamond shapes. The design can be very delicate with a cleaved band made from two or more strands joined together which creates the perfect frame for a beautiful centre stone. It goes well with virtually any kind of gemstone, and there are plenty of design options. You can even give it an interesting twist by adding small stones in different colours on each side of the central stone.
Why have just one diamond when you can have lots? A gorgeous ring with multiple diamonds is a great option for brides who want a glamorous engagement ring but can’t afford a large stone. It is a fantastic alternative to halo engagement rings that have been hugely popular in recent years and feature a big stone encircled with smaller ones. A cluster of small diamonds is very sparkly with plenty of tiny diamond cuts that are reflecting the light. It can definitely be a delightful ring a woman will wear for a lifetime.
Pink is a very feminine and pretty colour and women just love it. A rose gold engagement ring is therefore an original and sophisticated choice and looks great with diamonds, or even a pinkish diamond like morganite. Rose gold is actually a fine mixture of pure yellow gold and a small amount of copper which gives it a nice shade of pink and alo makes the ring more durable. This colour blends well with both silver and yellow so you can mix and match your rings to create a fashionable contrast.
Oval diamonds are extremely elegant and very popular in the celebrity world. The shape was invented in the 1950s as a modern mix of classical shapes. It has that amazing effect of elongating a woman’s hand, and we are absolutely in love with Blake Lively’s rose gold ring with oval diamond designed by Lorraine Schwartz. The oval cut looks fabulous on all precious stones including diamonds and it makes the feature diamond look bigger than it actually is.
Cushion cut diamonds are the third-most popular diamond cut and it is definitely one of our favourite cuts. They have rounded corners and larger facets that highlight the diamond’s clarity and overall brilliance. One of the most impressive cushion cut designs we have recently seen is certainly Kim Kardashian’s 15-carat diamond ring created by Lorraine Shwartz that cost a whopping eight million dollars! Available in a wide variety of settings, including pave, split shanks, halos and claw-style prongs, cushion cut diamonds are one of the most timeless and classic shapes making them the perfect choice for an engagement ring.
An engagement ring doesn’t necessarily have to be big and flashy. Instead of a traditional ring with a large single stone you can opt for a eternity band. A bejewelled band is a sophisticated choice and it symbolises the eternal nature of marriage. It blends well with other jewellery and you can even stack different bands on top of each other for an ultra-modern look. We also love eternity bands with coloured stones an emerging engagement ring trend we love!
Thin elegant bands with petite diamond accents are very fashionable, but also generally less expensive than other engagement ring settings. A delicate setting will beautifully highlight the centre diamond making it look extremely elegant and larger than it may actually be. We have seen many celebrities sporting this engagement ring trend including Anne Hathaway, Britney Spears and Drew Barrymore.
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