Hot Diamond Engagement Ring Trends For Fall 2012
By: Vanscoy Diamonds
Could there have ever been a better time to be in search of the perfect diamond engagement ring? Of course not! Master artisans are making bold statements with beautiful results. Colored diamonds, mixed precious metals, and some new twists on old favorites add up to so many beautiful choices for the lucky bride-to-be. 1. The Double-Halo Engagement Ring: It’s a vintage classic that’s making a comeback, and when you get a load of the sparkle power of a double halo diamond engagement ring, you’ll know why. If ever there were a diamond engagement ring design that speaks wow, this is it. Actually, the halo has been on trend for a few seasons now. The double halo, which features a larger center stone surrounded by smaller pave diamonds, creates an Old Hollywood style of glamour that satisfies even the most fabulous bride-to-be. 2. Combining Precious Metals for Distinctively Modern Look: Some of the most unique diamond engagement rings combine touches of yellow, rose, and white cold with platinum (or without). In fact, some of the most artistic diamond engagement ring designers mix precious metals in their designs routinely. A mix of precious metals in the ring's setting can set off the diamond (or diamonds) for maximum light-reflecting sparkle and shine. 3. The Colored Diamond Engagement Ring for the Non-traditional Bride-to-be: For the girl who likes to do things her way, it doesn't get any better than a colored diamond engagement ring. Colored, or fancy diamonds come in every color under the sun, and can be set as a solitaire, or with white and/or colored accent diamonds. Canary yellow and Pale blue diamonds are extremely popular among new brides, and pink diamonds are in high demand this season as well. 4. The Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring. Perhaps it was the magnificent 10 carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring that Brad Pitt gave to Angelina Jolie earlier this year that triggered a renewed interest in this elegant style of diamond engagement ring, but trending it is as more and more brides choose the stepped shape - something grooms are not complaining about, as the emerald cut diamond actually costs less than a round brilliant diamond. 5. Large Oval, Marquis, and Emerald Cut Stone Set Horizontal. One new look that is gaining popularity is to set larger oval, marquis, and emerald cut diamond horizontal, which makes the stone appear larger. It may also make a large stone less vulnerable to injury, since the narrowest points on the diamond are less likely to be knocked into hard surfaces accidentally. The look, as you can see, in beautiful - elegant, symmetrical, and modern. 6. Architectural Diamond Engagement Rings. Exquisite craftsmanship, vintage architectural elements that keep the eye moving. Jewelry designers are incorporating classic and modern architectural elements in their diamond engagement rings with breathtaking results. In talking about trends in diamond engagement ring designs, we took the time to consider longevity - we know the bride will be wearing her diamond engagement ring for the rest of her life; that said, we searched for modern takes on classic elements to bring you ideas that won't seem dated 20 years from now like so many diamond engagement rings from the 1970s and 1980s. Today's jewelry designers are pushing the envelope in every respect to bring brides these beautiful and timeless engagement rings, created with forever in mind.