The 2nd most popular holiday to get engaged is quickly approaching – Valentine’s Day. Ladies, you’ve probably dropped some hints, but gentlemen it’s not too late to take notes on what is desired from an engagement ring.
Colucci’s Jewelers can help you figure out what’s important when seeking the perfect engagement ring:
Three Principles of Beautiful Engagement Ring Designs
The decision has been made. You’re going to “put a ring on it.”
Congratulations are in order—but not before you pop the big question. And, as any self-respecting proposer knows, along with the big question come big expectations. Most specifically: the ring. You need a beautiful, stunning ring that won’t only sweep her off her feet, but will be unique enough to truly feel like it belongs to her.
There’s just one problem: you have no idea how to create a unique ring.
Fortunately, we here at Colucci’s have your back. Here are the basics you’ll need to master if you want to give us the right feedback to design a wholly unique piece for your fiancée-to be.
Principle #1: Picking the Right Stone
The “rock.” The centerpiece. The focus of your engagement ring is probably the most important selection of the entire ring.
It needs to suit your fiancée’s tastes: if she likes smaller precious stones, then pick those. If she likes a larger centerpiece, then pick that. The right stone is the feature of the entire ring, so it’s likely the first choice you’ll have to make—and it’s likely the choice that’s going to have the greatest impact on her reaction.
At Colucci’s, you’ll have lots of diamonds to choose from, it’s true. But you’ll also find that the decision doesn’t end there. There are different types and shades of diamonds. There are “alternative” gemstones like sapphires, pearls, and garnets. Which one will suit you? Whichever one best fits the personality and tastes of your fiancée.
2016 Engagement Ring Trends
While we love the classic solitaire diamond engagement ring, but these days, many brides-to-be are looking for more unique, nontraditional styles that stand out from the crowd and express their individuality in more compelling and vibrant ways.
Bold colors, vintage-inspired designs, woven silhouettes – they’re all making their way to the main stage and we’re breaking down the en-vogue trends of bridal jewelry for 2016.
Bold, Brilliant Colors
The classic diamond is no longer the only stone taking center stage in the world of bridal jewelry. Color is a fun and simple way to put a personal twist on the engagement ring and beautiful gemstones of all kinds are being used to create bold, eye-catching pieces. Using brilliant colors allows brides a whole new dimension in expressing themselves with their engagement rings.
For some women the ring is more important than the actual way a man proposes, which puts a lot of pressure on purchasing the right one. Take some time to research the different options available, but be confident that you know the style of your fiancée-to-be.