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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.
Have you seriously been thinking about proposing to that special someone? Has the very thought of it unleashed a host of other thoughts? If you’re like most people who are considering proposing to the love of their lives, you’re head is spinning with questions. Before you get down on one knee, and ask for her hand in marriage, there are a few things you may want to consider with regard to the diamond engagement ring you’ll choose.
Because this will be one of the most memorable moments in your entire lives you’ll want to make sure you’ve chosen the perfect diamond ring for the occasion. Should you choose a budget and stay within it, or should you go all out and plant a rock on her finger that would make the diamond engagement rings on the red carpet turn green with envy? What about paying for it? Should you purchase it and tuck it away until the moment is right? Should you allow your soon-to-be significant other have a hand at selecting the diamond ring she’d like to have? These are some of the questions you may want to consider before you set out to purchase that very special piece of diamond jewelry.
As far as selecting a budget goes, there’s really no right or wrong answer. As long as you feel you can afford the ring you want, whether by making payments or purchasing it right out, the sky’s the limit. There are also ways you can allowing her to have a say in which diamond engagement ring she ends up with, and still keep the surprise aspect intact.
Let her do her own searching to find what she likes. Online sites are the best to shop on because the selections are great, and the prices are even better. Let her pick out a few of her favorite diamond engagement rings, but don’t tell her which one you ultimately purchase. You should also consider whether you want to select from pre-designed diamond rings or create one using your own imagination.
There are some real gorgeous, stunning diamond engagement rings available on today’s market. Loose diamonds are also more in abundance than ever before so finding beautiful, radiant loose diamonds isn’t that hard. If you do choose to create your own design, be sure you select good quality diamonds. The best way to do this is to become familiar with the 5 C’s of the diamond industry.
Clarity – Indicates the degree to which the diamond has imperfections (Inclusions/blemishes).
Color – Indicates the color of the diamond.
Cut – Indicates the shape to which the diamond is cut into as well as whether the actual cut is good or poor.
Carat – Every 100 points a diamond is given equals one carat.
Certification – Indicates that the diamond has been inspected and graded by an independent, highly regarded lab using the other 4 C’s.
No matter which diamond engagement ring you ultimately decide to gift to her, as long as it brightens her heart and fills her with happiness you’ll know you chose the
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.
Celebrities are known for their stand-out lifestyles. Lavish cars, dining at only the best restaurants, wearing Versace, Gucci handbags slung over their shoulders, and of course, wearing some of the biggest and most beautiful diamond jewelry any of us have ever seen. So is there really such a thing as an engagement ring that’s too big? The trends are saying no.
Engagement rings among celebs are getting larger by the season it seems. Some say it all started with the star who has received more engagement rings than all other stars; the lovely Elizabeth Taylor.
When Taylor became engaged to husband number three in 1957, she toted a whopping 30 carat diamond engagement ring for all to see. Seems big diamond engagement rings are finding their way onto the red carpet once again.
In 2005, Paris Hilton was given a brilliant 24-carat diamond engagement ring from her fiancé, Paris Latisis. Music legends, Mariah Carey and Beyonce both received striking diamond engagement rings from their significant others. Carey landed a 17-carat emerald-cut pink diamond and Beyonce’s rapper boyfriend, Jay-Z, proposed to her in 2007 with a beautiful 18-carat diamond engagement ring. And let’s not forget Kim Kardashian’s mammoth 20.5-carat diamond engagement ring.
So the question still begs; are celebrity engagement rings too big? Well, it’s really a matter of opinion. Some circles believe they’re all in competition with one another to see who can give/receive the biggest engagement ring. Who cares why these huge diamond engagements rings are being gifted. They are still remarkable, unique stones that dazzle everyone’s senses.
Others believe these famous engagement rings are simply a sign of the times, and a growing trend that will continue to grow each year. Maybe so, but what it boils down to is personal opinion. That’s what’s so great about giving your girl a diamond engagement ring.
The one you pick out is special because you picked it out. We all look at these big celebrity diamond engagement rings and say wow! But, then we glance down at the one our soul mate bought specially for us, and our hearts melt all over again.
There’s probably a limit to how big an engagement ring need be. Of course, that limit hasn’t been reached yet as is evident with the ever-growing size of the engagement rings celebrities are gifting to their lovers. Still, determining what is and isn’t too big for an engagement ring is entirely up to the giver and the receiver.
If your better half, got down on one knee and proposed to you with a huge diamond ring would that bother you? What if the ring wasn’t big? What if it was a simple 1-carat cushion-cut diamond perched elegantly on a simple gold band? Would that be ok with you? Of course it would because it the message behind the ring that matters most.
I love you!
There’s no better way to say it except with a diamond!
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.