December 14th, 2015 | Julia Braime
There’s no doubt that an engagement ring is one of the most important purchases during a couple’s lifetime. It’s a symbol of your love, and will always remind you of the day when you promised yourselves to each other forever. For many brides it’s also a piece of jewellery that speaks about her personal style – especially if you have an unusual design in mind. Whether you love vintage, diamond clusters, halos or side-stones, your ring should be as uniquely ‘you’ as possible.
To talk about unique engagement ring styles, the team from the luxury London online jeweller TheDiamondStore.co.uk are taking over our corner of the internet with some expert tips and key pieces from their newest collections.
if in doubt, add diamonds
When it comes to engagement rings, there are more options than we tend to realise. The classic solitaire is just a start. Right now the focus is on innovative shapes, big designs and multiple diamonds. Yellow gold is making a slow but elegant comeback. Stones on the ring’s band, or forming a halo around an unusual centre stone, add extra radiance and romance.
It’s good to understand the basic diamond quality factors of the 4Cs – cut, colour, clarity and carat weight. But ultimately it’s the style of a ring that should influence your decision. If you want an antique look, pick detailed Art Deco patterns, multiple diamonds clusters or yellow gold. Minimalist or asymmetrical shapes are instantly more contemporary. And if you want to combine the two, look for a ring that has Old World opulence within sleek, modern geometric lines.
Also, you don’t need to forgo classic design to be unique. Just choose a simpler ring with hidden detail that only you know about. Such as intricate gold work in the shape of a heart underneath the mount.
the bigger the better?
Another important factor when choosing any ring is identifying the right size of the mount. Small hands tend to suit delicate designs. Longer fingers or wider hands can accommodate big settings, as they cover more of the finger without looking too heavy.
follow your heart
Style and size aside, the most important aspect of choosing a unique engagement ring is that it suits your personality. For this, allow yourself simply to be drawn to the right ring. Whatever your heart says will be right.
Visit TheDiamondStore.co.uk to check out their range of rocks. Like you needed telling twice…
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Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…
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