Trends may come and go, but a wedding ring is forever. That doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the beauty of now. And sometimes, “now” turns into tomorrow and beyond. Take the classic engagement ring for example: a diamond, of course, a solitaire setting, etc. It never goes out of style, even though at one time it was a trend (you can thank De Beers for that). So who knows? Maybe what is here today won’t be gone tomorrow.
So what engagement ring trends are we welcoming into our jewelry boxes this year? And what will set your ring apart from the sea of diamonds, silver, and gold? Here are a few 2017 wedding rings you might find sparkling on your finger.
Traditional gold gets a subtle pop of color with the ever-so elegant and feminine rose. The great thing about rose gold is that it not only lends to modern design, but looks stunning on vintage cuts, as it gives the ring an antique kind of glamour. If you want the best of both the traditional and trend worlds, consider a two-tone ring that incorporates classic silver and a twist of rose gold.
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Opals, sapphires, and emeralds, oh my! Also, rubies, topaz, turquoise…
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rings that incorporate gems, crystals, and stones of all colors are sure to garner far more “ooohs and aaahs” from friends and family. Of course, that’s not what it’s all about. It’s more about the fact that you won’t be able to stop staring at your own dreamy and unique set of wedding rings. Just look at the mystical opal in the ring above; it seems to mesmerize with a swirl of pastel rainbows.
Non-traditional brides are ditching the light-filled diamond with something a bit darker. The black diamond lends alternative sophistication and glamour that’s as rich as a film noir actress. It looks especially gorgeous on vintage and art deco-styled bands, but is also beautiful when paired with modern cuts. So no matter kind of bridal style you adore, you can find beauty in the darkness.
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The twisted wedding or engagement ring band holds a bit of symbology as well as beauty – after all, the band intertwines, much like you and your fiance’s love! Whether it’s an infinity ring design, a simple double twisted band, or something as intricate as a blossoming vine, you’ll cherish the rich style and meaning of this unique wedding ring trend.
Although the center stone is definitely the highlight of an engagement ring, there can be a few accents on either side of the stone to really bring it to light. Kind of like how makeup can enhance someone’s eyes, accent jewels can take your engagement ring to the next level. The accent could be something as simple as a few smaller diamonds to more unique adornments like crescent moons or flowers.
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Most styles come back around, and that seems to be true in the wedding jewelry world as well. Vintage is having a moment, perhaps because brides long to embrace more modest times, or perhaps because antique designs are unique and intricate. One-of-a-kind, one might say. Whatever the reason, vintage style (think Edwardian, Victorian, Art Deco) is worth taking a second look at.
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You found your missing puzzle piece (ahem, your fiance), so why not extend that metaphor to your wedding rings? Wearing rings that not only stack, but fit perfectly together (because they were made for each other!) is a unique way to express your love. Plus, it just looks cool!
So there you have it – 7 gorgeous wedding and engagement ring trends that are having their time in the 2017 spotlight. And probably far beyond. If you’re in the market for a ring or just want to pass along a little hint to that certain someone, these are the designs to look for.