COLUMBUS-- Are you giving onto for a wedding celebration set that's vintage and fashionable? Do you want it to still expresses your individuality and not effortlessly simulated?
You are definitely on trend for the most prominent Bridal Involvement Rings of Winter 2018! Here's what forecasters and industry experts say are the hot items for this year's engagement fine jewelry, just in time for Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event!
Origin & Collection Inspired
In an age of tech and digital, we tend to take comfort in the nostalgia of vintage items. Vintage 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 necessary to shine in your own way. Because it evokes the view and romance of years past, vintage inspired is desirable.
Often the practices of vintage jewelry are very alluring because of the wonderful workmanship such as hand engraving.
Rose gold is not a new material, but since Pantone publicized 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.
We love it because it is feminine and fashionable. We also love it because it's unexpected and that makes it unique.
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 versatility to change-up her ring daily by wearing here the piece in different variations of stacks.
Using colored gems has been prominent in both vintage and contemporary jewelry.
People and couples are often drawn to a stone because of the color or meaning of the stone. It really makes the ring an original and attaches significance to the piece.
We're beginning to see these luscious pops of color as center stones, accented stones and on bands to complement the wedding ring. More and more we are also spotting 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 enduring three stone involvement ring, absolutely fit for a princess!
We love Meghan's ring for a variety of reasons, including the inheritance diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection and the cushion cut. Oh so elegant and wonderful with such conviction of past, existing and future.
There are so many types 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 somebody 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 complete 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 really need to start trying on! It's 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 website 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 scheduled time, and can be used for a really romantic dinner to discuss the wonderful designs you created with your design experts.