COLUMBUS-- Are you fronting on for a wedding ceremony set that's fashionable and classic? Do you want it to still expresses your individuality and not easily replicated?
You are most certainly on trend for the most preferred Bridal Proposal Rings of Winter 2018! Here's what forecasters and business professionals say are the hot items for this year's pre-wedding fine jewelry, just in time for Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event!
Old & Collection Influenced
In an age of tech and digital, we tend to take comfort in the nostalgia of vintage items. Classic lends itself to individuality because the jewelry is commonly one of a kind or a rare find.
In an era of mass manufacturing, it's very important to shine in your own way. Because it evokes the conviction and romance of years past, vintage inspired is desirable.
Because of the beautiful craftsmanship such as hand inscription, often the techniques of vintage jewelry are very tempting.
Rose gold is not a new metallic, but since Pantone announced 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 considering that 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 setting more emphasis on a single sparkling diamond and less on the band. They are purchasing classic solitaires or delicately accented engagement mountings.
This elegant and simple 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 the piece in different alternatives of stacks.
Using colored gems has been well-known in both vintage here and contemporary jewelry.
Couples and people 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 sumptuous pops here of color as center stones, accented stones and on bands to complement the wedding ring. More and more we are also viewing 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 classic three stone engagement ring, very well fit for a princess!
We love Meghan's ring for several reasons, including the heritage diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection and the cushion cut. Oh so elegant and amazing with such belief of past, present and future.
There are so many varieties to choose from and so many elements from different rings calling your name, but why can't you find the one?!
Or possibly, it's just the opposite and you can tell someone else 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 thorough design expertise in creating a piece that is truly special to them.
Picking out the one for you!
How to select what's right for you? Pin all you like, but you 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 recognize 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 presenting 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 appointment, and can be used for a delightful dinner to discuss the stunning designs you created with your design professionals.