Engagement Rings Boca Raton
When I’m looking for the cool new trends I always look to see what the celebrities are doing. They are always ahead of the public as far as fashion and style go. In 2014 we saw two of the biggest couples in show-business get married: Kim and Kanye, and Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. Both brides were wearing very trendy and modern engagement rings Boca Raton. And it wasn’t just them, most A-listers were rocking some serious head turning bling. Very few wore anything vintage even though most did in years past. Below are some 2015 trends for engagement rings.
1. Modified Halos
In 2013 Halo settings were by far the #1 choice for engagement rings. Scarlett Johansson rocked the ultimate Art Deco ring. It was big and had a ton of sparkle even though the center stone wasn’t huge. This is a classic property of a great halo setting. However, in 2014 there wasn’t one halo setting engagement ring. Things took a turn toward modern and not one of the five major celebrity weddings featured a halo setting. But with that being said Amanda Gizzi of Jewelers of America says “The halo was extremely popular in 2014, and I think it will continue in 2015. I don’t think it will be as dominating a trend as it was in 2014 but I do think, with people still being very budget-conscious yet wanting a large-diamond look, the halo will stick around for some time.” To add, Amanda Tropila of the Platinum Guild International thinks that halos are going to evolve in 2015 with less stone and more metal. “Danhov has one, for example, with metal that looks like a classic halo with diamonds,” she says, “but when you look closely, the metal has almost a beaded effect.”
2. Simpler Settings
Your typical halo setting is usually somewhat complicated. It usually has large center stone with a lot of smaller diamonds set around it and even the band. In 2015 it should get more simple. Krodel is seeing more “interesting settings” with unusual cuts flanked by matching side stones–a large oval center stone with two smaller ovals, for example. Tropila also adds there will be a return of “simple, clean, modern rings–tension settings or chunkier, plain metal settings with a bezel-set stone.”
3. Unusual Cuts
Angelina Jolie had an engagement ring where on the sides of the center emerald cut, there were many baguettes tapered down the side. It’s a look straight from the 1970’s. Tropila says “Shapes that really weren’t popular, like the marquise and the pear shape, are coming in again,” Also, openwork shanks are making a comeback as well. They are settings that work much better with a longer stone like an oval or marquise. Hayden Panettiere of Heros and Nashville chose a pave-set split shank to hold her massive emerald-cut diamond.
4. Colored Stones
Colored stones were a big part of 2014. Clooney gave his wife Alamuddin a 7-carat fancy yellow emerald cut diamond. Large fancy colored diamonds can cost a bunch of money. Alamuddin’s cost a reported $750,000. It’s interesting, Krodel said that a lot of older couples are opting for colored stones and rings that look a bit different, while younger couples are staying on the straight and narrow with a white diamond. She thinks maybe it’s because older couples may be getting married for the 2nd or 3rd time while younger couples are getting married for the first time. The older couples have done the standard ring before and want something different.
5. Stacking Bands
“People are loving the idea of stacking bands now, this idea of buying a band that doesn’t have to match your engagement ring and then buying another band for an anniversary present or a life’s occasion,” Krodel said. However, yellow gold still feels a bit dated. Most couples are opting for white gold, rose gold, or platinum as opposed to yellow.
6. Gem-Set Men’s Bands
“Men’s bands are getting more and more stylized, with diamonds, etching or borders,” Tropila said. Men want something a little more blingy then just a plain gold ring. So a lot of guys are adding diamonds or even colored stones to their rings.