COLUMBUS-- Are you looking for a wedding ceremony set that's fashionable and classic? Do you want it to still expresses your individuality and not easily duplicated?
Then you are without a doubt on trend for the most popular Bridal Engagement Rings of Winter 2018! Here's what forecasters and industry experts say are the hot items for this year's pre-wedding jewelry, just in time for Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event!
Old & Collection Motivated
In an age of tech and digital, we tend to take comfort in the nostalgia of vintage items. Considering that the jewelry is commonly one of a kind or a rare find, venerable lends itself to individuality.
In an era of mass manufacturing, it's significant to shine in your own way. Vintage inspired is desirable because it evokes the sentiment and romance of years past.
Because of the beautiful craftsmanship such as hand inscription, often the techniques of vintage fine jewelry are very alluring.
Rose gold is not a new metal, but since Pantone introduced rose quartz as color of the year in 2016, it has had a resurgence.
Seen in the 19th century in Russia, it's a blend of yellow gold and copper. Rose gold has a warmth and softness that exudes romance. It's a very durable metal and doesn't require rhodium plating or dipping like white gold.
Because it is feminine and fashionable, we love it. Because it's unexpected and that makes it unique, we also love it.
Lifestyles have changed and many feel comfortable with a more minimalist look. We are seeing a number of customers who are interested in a delicate setting.
Brides are placing more emphasis on a single sparkling diamond and less on the band. They are purchasing classic solitaires or delicately accented engagement mountings.
This elegant and simple look also allows the wearer to emphasize her personality by stacking alternate bands in a variety of shapes and metals. This also gives her the versatileness to change-up her ring daily by wearing the piece in different variations of stacks.
Using colored gems has been well-liked in both vintage and contemporary jewelry.
Because of the color or meaning of the stone, people and couples are often engaged to a stone. It really makes the ring an original and attaches significance to the piece.
We're beginning to see these lush pops of color as center stones, accented stones and on bands to complement the wedding ring. More and more we are also finding ovals of all colors set in an east west facing mounting, which can be very chic.
Three Stone Rings
Thank you Meghan Markle for bringing back the classic three stone involvement ring, thoroughly fit for a princess!
We love Meghan's ring for a variety of reasons, including the heirloom diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection and the cushion cut. Oh attractive and so elegant with such conviction of past, current and future.
There are so many looks to choose from and so many elements from different rings calling your name, but why can't you find the one?!
Or it could be that, it's just the opposite and you can tell someone else what you don't like but you aren't sure what you do like.
Not to dwell ... there is always custom! Customization has become more popular than ever with millennials who want to be a part of the total design expertise in creating a piece that is truly special to them.
Choosing the one for you!
So how to choose what's right for you? Pin all you like, but you really need to start trying on! It's website common to love a ring in a photo, but it isn't until you try that piece on that you are able to comprehend if the look is right for you.
A great start is at Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event which runs from January 22-27. There will be thousands of rings to preview including a private trunk show with Whitehouse Brothers (a local Cincinnati designer with vintage styles), Venetti and Dora.
They are also offering a $50 gift card to the Refectory Restaurant to the first 20 customers who schedule a custom appointment. The gift card will be received after your appointment, and can be used for a charming dinner to discuss the stunning designs you created with your design specialists.