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2013 has ushered in some old tried and true diamond engagement ring trends as well as some new, most original and unique trends. Here’s a brief look at the top engagement ring trends for 2013.
- Fancy color diamonds
Fancy color diamonds used to be reserved for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or just because. Fancy color diamonds are also the perfect complement to almost any outfit. Fancy color diamonds are also emerging as one of the newest engagement ring trends this year.
Shades of yellow, and pink, diamonds are among the most popular choices, but don’t rule out the beauty of blue, brown and red color diamonds. Any one of these colors placed in a unique setting can make the perfect engagement ring.
- Mixed metals
Traditional 14k and 18k gold bands and settings are still popular choices, but mixed metals are trending as well. Any mixture of metals including platinum, titanium yellow or white gold is hot right now. The combinations can be used to create stunning settings, and their uniqueness makes them even more cherished.
- Emerald cut
An emerald cut diamond has an aura about it that’s unmatched by any other diamond cut. It’s classy and elegance mixed with an air of vintage makes an engagement ring remarkable and memorable. The sleekness of the lines makes the stone appear bigger than it actually is which may also be attributing to its current trending.
Another huge trend in engagement rings this year is the halo setting; or more accurately, the double halo setting. The two-tiered look of a double halo wrapped elegantly around a center stone adds dimension to the ring, and makes the center stone look bigger.
- Pear cut
The pear cut diamond engagement ring is another cut that has that hint of vintage coupled with a royal air of elegance. This extremely feminine design has the added benefit of appearing larger in carats than it actually is. This makes the pear cut not only popular, but more affordable.
- Blue Sapphires
Maybe it’s because of that astonishing blue sapphire Prince William gave to the lovely, Kate Middleton that sparked the blue sapphire trend, but whatever it was, it’s caught on like wildfire. Blue sapphires a huge this year!
- Art Deco
While the vintage look has been making great strides for many years now, the newest trend has been narrowed down to the very prominent and striking art deco look. This trending look has strong, masculine lines, but the intricate detailing adds that feminine touch every girl is looking for.
- Eternity Bands
The newest kid on the block is the eternity band. This strong, stunning look is catching more and more eyes, and more and more women are asking for an eternity band as their engagement ring.
- Floral Motifs
What woman isn’t swept away by flowers? Floral motif engagement rings have personality, beauty and are fast gaining popularity among brides-to-be.
10. 3-stone ring
It is said that the 3-stone ring symbolically represents the past, the present and the future and that why they are still so popular. Look for 3-stone rings in unique settings, and in an array of fancy colors.
Spring is in the air, and so is the newest collection of spring diamond jewelry. It’s time to put away your winter gear, and dig out those lovely pastel colors of springs. The 2013 diamond trends are a combination of colors, styles and designs that will compliment your wardrobe, and add a little spring to your step.
Stackable diamond rings aren’t anything new. They’ve been around for some time, and there was even a trending spike last year. Well, the forecast for this spring indicated these unique fashionable diamond rings aren’t going anywhere anytime soon so be sure to purchase at least one for your diamond jewelry spring collection.
Platinum is another trend from last year that is easily transitioning over this spring. That black and white allure that comes from so many different combinations of platinum and diamonds are one of the hottest, and longest running trends, that fit any season; this spring is no different.
Another diamond piece that fits nicely into this year’s spring diamond collection is the diamond watch. There’s a huge selection out there, but the ones that are getting most of the attention are the large-faced watches encircled with diamonds. Watch for wider diamond watch bands as well. Big and bold is definitely in for spring 2013.
When you’re selecting your diamond spring collection, of course you’re going to want to include the traditional diamond earrings, and diamond necklaces. Big may be in for diamond watches, but diamond earrings and necklaces are taking a more modest approach this spring. These diamond jewelry pieces will still have flair, but not as much as you may think.
The colors of spring are a popular this season too. Soft pinks, iridescent blues, and yellows are all in for spring 2013. These spring colors will be seen more in necklaces and earrings, than diamond rings. Still, there’ll be lots of shades, and designs to choose from so you’ll certainly be able to find something that fit your fancy.
There’s always a big wave of new diamond engagement rings that hit to market each spring. This time of year represents rebirth, and growth. Many couple choose to commit to each other in the spring as a symbol of their desire to start a new chapter in their lives as a couple. The diamond engagement ring represents their commitment to grow together in the future. This spring you’ll see a mix of traditional, and contemporary, diamond engagement rings available in various settings and colors.
And of course, don’t forget to keep your eyes pegged on the red carpet of Hollywood as spring unfolds. Here’s where you’re going to see these hot trends, both old and new, emerge with a huge dose of “Bling” tossed in. Celebrities just can’t stay away from diamonds!
So when you’re putting together your diamond jewelry spring collection this season, you can use these tips to create a fashionable and trendy collection everyone will be talking about!
Like all other precious stones, diamonds are subject to ever changing trends. Whether is what’s coming down the red carpet of Hollywood, what style diamond engagement rings people are choosing or the size of the diamonds women are wearing, diamond trends come and go; and some even come back again. Here’s a brief look at the 2013 up and coming fashion trends in the diamond industry today.
Trendy diamond rings
The stackable have been around for some time now. Fashionable diamond jewelry rings are starting to make their way onto this fashion scene. Intertwined diamond bands give a balanced look of texture with a brilliant display of dazzle. The comfort of one solid band makes wearing these trendy diamond rings easy and comfortable.
Colored diamond rings are still trending today. Celebrities walking the red carpet brought attention to the world of beautiful colored diamonds almost a decade ago, and the craze for them hasn’t let up since. Colored diamond rings are available in an array of settings, and various band materials. You can make a bold fashion statement simply by wearing a simply yet stunning colored diamond ring.
Years ago, your sweetheart would give you his class ring and you’d wear it on a chain around your neck to show you were taken. Today, giving a girl your class ring isn’t exactly in vogue, but wearing a ring in that pendant-style fashion is big. From Hollywood to mainstream television, diamond ring pendants are sweeping across the globe. The more popular style is a simple white or colored diamond set on a plain band, but that doesn’t mean you can make your own unique diamond fashion statement by choosing something a little more elaborate.
What’s old is new again
That old antique look is back in full swing. Heirloom style diamond rings, broaches, and charming diamond pendant necklaces and bracelets are becoming a strong presence in the world of diamond fashion trends. Some fashions are mixing it up a little with a touch of contemporary, but there’s no mistaking that antique look. Whether truly antique or a beautiful replica, heirloom diamond jewelry is a bold and beautiful trendy choice in diamond jewelry.
Big and Bold
Also making a splash on the diamond jewelry fashion scene is big and bold diamond pieces. Large glamorous pendants, long dangly earrings, and rings with huge stones mounted on them are trending everywhere you turn. Dazzling, bold, white diamond pieces along with beautiful colored diamond pieces are fast becoming the latest mantra in the diamond fashion industry.
Diamonds have been making a fashion statement since the time of emperors and kings and queens. Even though diamond trends come and go, diamonds will always be fashionable. They’re a symbol of luxury, and glamour and the world will always need its fill of both.
Diamond jewelry will continue to change as trends continue to ebb and wane, but you can bet your last dollar no matter how fashion is trending, diamonds will always have their place within it.
Wearing diamonds gives you a glamorous, fashionable look that turns heads, and sparks envy in others. For women, there’s really no limit to the number of diamond jewelry pieces that can be worn. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and of course beautiful diamond rings can all be worn at one time if a woman so chooses. Men, however, don’t have that luxury. Men’s diamond fashions and trends are almost polar opposite from women’s diamond fashions.
In the diamond fashion world, men aren’t adorning themselves from head to toe with these beautiful stones. Instead, they are taking the conservative route, and wearing diamond pieces that are simple yet eye-catching.
A nice pair of diamond cuff links shows class not arrogance. An elegant men’s watch with a dazzling diamond chip gives a man character. Even a simple, small diamond earring in a white or yellow gold setting can change a man’s entire appearance that makes others take notice of him. Men diamond fashion and trends are definitely not big and bold.
It’s true that the men in the world of rap music seem to always reach for an excessive amount of large, bulky diamond jewelry; they’re not making a diamond fashion statement. That style of diamond wearing by men speaks more to that specific music genre than it does to men’s diamond fashion trends. Mixing diamonds with other precious stones also continues to be trending in the world of men’s diamond fashions; thanks mainly to popular male celebrities.
For decades, the men of Hollywood have set one trend after another for other men around the world. From what style and color clothing to wear to what color, make and model car is considered cool to drive, Hollywood has an unspoken say in men’s fashion trends. Men’s diamond fashion trends are no exception.
The men of Hollywood like to mix diamonds with precious metal for that signature look that turns their fans heads. Forest Whitaker has a dazzling set of diamond and onyx cuff links that turned heads on the red carpet. Of course, his 5 time zone watch by Chris Aire complete with diamonds turned just as many heads. Mixing other precious metals with diamonds can be seen in almost every aspect of diamond jewelry designs for men.
The new “Norm” in men’s wedding rings seems to be a nice balance of diamonds set on simple titanium or platinum bands. Even the traditional men’s diamond earrings are taking the back seat to diamond earrings set in platinum and white gold. And while the size of the diamond in men’s earrings has not increase dramatically with time, the diamond cuts have changed to include a variety of diamond shapes.
Men’s diamond fashion and trends will almost always be reflective of what the men of Hollywood are wearing. Even men in the political arena who get lots of media coverage can influence what’s in and not in men’s diamond fashion and trends. The one thing that will never change is that feeling of eloquence men, just like women, feel when they step out adorned with diamond jewelry.
Engagement rings are not immune to trend shifts. For decades, engagement rings consisted of a solitaire diamond perched eloquently atop a delicate gold band. This simply yet stunning design has held its ground for so long it’s almost crazy to think there would be even the slightest deviation from that classis, time-honored look. Actually, this traditional idea has begun taking a back seat to the up-and-coming age of diamond engagement rings.
One of the most prominent changes effecting the traditional is the setting. That well-known single gold band is being replaced with creative and intricate bands and settings. One of the most popular trends in engagement ring settings has been the halo setting.
With just a hint of vintage, the halo setting, and double halo setting has begun to make more and more appearances around Hollywood; which may be partly behind its popularity. Some celebs are even sporting the halo setting with a stone other than the traditional diamond. The most recent and probably most popular halo engagement ring is surely Kate Middleton’s.
It’s actually a modified halo setting, and the big blue sapphire stone in the middle is so gorgeous you may not even see the setting, but when you can pry your eyes away from the center stone, you’ll see it’s unmistakably a variation of the trending halo setting. Colored stones are trending nowadays, too.
Colored diamonds of yellow, blue, and pink hues are more pricy, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for consumers. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires are also becoming popular, and are a little more affordable to the average Joe on the street. Celebrity circles seem to be drawn to a variety of stone choices as well.
Shane Warner, the famous Australian international cricketer proposed to English actress and model, Elizabeth Hurly, with an absolutely gorgeous square-cut sapphire surrounded by two triangular brilliant cut white diamonds. Jessica Simpson was gifted with a brilliant 5-carat ruby surrounded on either side by two pear-cut diamonds that weighed in at a combined 5-carats, and even though it’s actually a wedding ring, it’s worth noting that Penelope Cruz is the proud owner of a remarkable oval sapphire ring any girl would give her right arm to have.
As far as engagement ring setting trends go, two tone engagement ring settings like white and yellow gold are more popular than ever. Another type of engagement ring band that is on the rise is twisted bands with intricate settings.
Of course the setting would have to be intricate in order to accommodate the uncommon twists and turns of the bands. The most popular unique engagement ring would have to be the one designed by Brad Pitt for Jennifer Aniston.
Pitt collaborated with renowned jewelry designer, Silvia Damiani and created a stunning and unique multi-level engagement ring with a spiral design of diamonds that represented the eternity he intended to spend with her.
Well, turns out the union didn’t stand the test of time, but the ring will live on forever in infamy.