Engagement Ring Trends for Winter 2017

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You may be familiar with “cuffing season” – that is, the period of time in the autumn and winter months where all the single ladies and gentlemen are getting into relationships, and more importantly, getting engaged. This season, we are seeing a shift in engagement ring trends, straying away from the traditional baubles and moving toward more unique, eclectic pieces. Read on to see some new sparkle that just might land on your finger this holiday season!

 

 

 

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1. Rose gold

Platinum is so yesterday. This warm-toned metal is becoming a fine jewelry staple, and not just for engagement rings. Rose gold is very flattering on many skin tones, and can even be mixed and matched with your gold and silver pieces. This versatile shade may just be giving gold a run for its money – only time will tell.

 

 

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2. (Colored) diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Out with the old, in with the new! Brides are sporting different colored diamonds these days, which demonstrates their sense of style and individuality. Blue, blush and yellow are popular tones that aren’t too over-the-top. If you’re feeling bold, go for a different gemstone, such as a sapphire, emerald, ruby or opal. Your engagement ring will be nothing like the rest, and definitely serve as a unique accessory to any outfit.

 

 

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3. Halo rings

Halo rings have definitely become more popular, in which the diamond is completely surrounded by tiny diamonds. This can enhance the ring by making the main stone appear larger, and also add a neutral tone to a colored stone. When this ring hits the light, tiny twinkling diamonds will give a dazzling effect.

 

 

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4. Open settings

Open settings allow the main stone to be seen from every angle, and gives the ring an exposed, sleek look. After all, the diamond is the star of the show, right? It deserves to be seen in all its sparkling glory.

 

 

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5. Art deco

Art deco rings are all the rage right now. Whether it’s actually vintage or is vintage-inspired, these eclectic rings are anything but ordinary. Up the design factor by going with a different diamond shape or a cluster of intricately cut stones. There’s inspiration every where you look, so spend some time on Pinterest and pin away your faves!

 

 

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6. The more bands the better

Why have one band when you could have two? Surrounding a gemstone with multiple bands adds detail and sophisticated architectural design. This ring is sure to impress and make a statement!

 

 

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7. Shape up

A rounded diamond is always traditional and classic, but pear and oval-shaped diamonds have completely taken over the engagement ring scene. These shapes are a subtle way to modernize your ring, and are flattering on all finger types (your Instagram will thank you).

 

Which winter engagement ring trend are you willing to try? Let us know in the comments below!