COLUMBUS-- Are you giving onto for a wedding set that's traditional and elegant? Do you want it to still expresses your individuality and not easily duplicated?
Then you are definitely 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 wedding jewelry, just in time for Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event!
Old & Collection Inspired
In an age of tech and digital, we tend to take comfort in the nostalgia of vintage items. Venerable lends itself to individuality because the jewelry is commonly one of a kind or a rare find.
In an era of mass produce, it's important to shine in your own way. Because it evokes the view and romance of years past, vintage inspired is desirable.
Often the methods of vintage jewelry are very alluring because of the attractive workmanship such as hand engraving.
Rose gold is not a new material, but since Pantone announced rose quartz as color of the year in 2016, it has had a resurgence.
First 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 several customers who are interested in a delicate setting.
Brides are putting more emphasis on a single sparkling diamond and less on the band. They are purchasing classic solitaires or delicately accented engagement mountings.
This simple and elegant look also allows the wearer to emphasize her personality by stacking alternate bands in a variety of metals and shapes. This also gives her the adaptability to change-up her ring daily by wearing the piece in different differences of stacks.
Using colored gems has been prominent in both vintage and contemporary jewelry.
Because of the color or meaning of the stone, people and couples are often enticed to a stone. It really makes the ring an original and attaches significance to the piece.
We're embarking on to see these exquisite pops of color as center stones, accented stones and on bands to complement the wedding ring. More and more we are also seeing 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 timeless three stone engagement ring, wonderfully fit for a princess!
We love Meghan's ring for numerous reasons, including the inheritance diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection and the cushion cut. Oh so elegant and amazing with such sentiment of past, present and future.
There are so many designs to choose from and so many elements from different rings calling your name, but why can't you find the one?!
Or maybe, it's just the opposite and you can tell an individual what you don't like but you aren't sure what you do like.
Not to dwell ... there is always custom-made! Modification has become more popular than ever with millennials who want to be a part of the comprehensive design involvement in creating a piece that is truly special to them.
Picking out the one for you!
How to pick what's right for you? Pin all you like, but you need to start trying on! It's get more info common to love a ring in a photo, but it isn't until you try that piece on that you are able to understand 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 giving a $50 gift card to the Refectory Restaurant to the first 20 customers who schedule a custom appointment. The gift card will be obtained after your consultation, and can be used for a very romantic dinner to discuss the wonderful designs you created with your design experts.