In with the new, out with the old. We know we are a little late with this one, but we thought we would share it anyway. We at Beaudell Jewellery are preparing for new and exciting adventures, and feasting our eyes and ears on some of the latest trends. This coming season, we are seeing a rise of some fabulous trends. From diamonds that have been passed down from generation to generation, to gallery detailing, three-stone settings, and so much more.
Whether you are looking at getting engaged soon, or just ogling some new jewellery pieces, we have got you and your fingers covered with these show-stopping looks.
8 Keywords you need to know and memorize when looking at engagement rings this year:
- Fancy Shaped Diamonds
- Gallery Detailing
- Three-Stone Settings
- Yellow Gold
- Stack Rings
- Delicate and Distinctive Halos
- Asymmetric Designs
- Non Traditional Rings and Coloured Gems
- Lab-Grown Diamonds / Moissanites
Fancy Shaped Diamonds
Yes, we have to agree, this will always be our favourite option when looking at engagement rings. This trend is mainly inspired by celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Hailey Baldwin, Karlie Kloss and Cardi B. The cut to dominate this year? Please put your hands together for pear-shaped, marquise and trilliant cut diamonds. The reason for these three cuts being so popular? It is all about being different, pushing boundaries in a subtle, yet classic fashion.
Here at Beaudell, we are head over heels for the little things in life. Our motto: The Beauty of Simplicity, yet the elegance of detail. We are so obsessed with this trend, and we love the idea of adding some hidden treasures to an otherwise classy and elegant design.
Let’s take a moment to thank Megan Markle and Prince Harry for the rise of this beautiful trend. We don’t know about you, but we absolutely adore this setting! The main attraction? The boasting of the centre-stone. When this setting is done correctly, it can enhance the centre-stone, and make it appear larger.
Leaving one trend behind, and focusing on a warmer and more subtle approach. Say goodbye to white-gold and platinum. This year is all about embracing warmer tones in your jewellery items. We are seeing that yellow gold is making an exceptional come-back, and it is considered as a very distinct metal colour, as it adds softness to designs. We have found that this metal colour works extremely well with clear diamonds or coloured gemstones. For our blushing brides, not to worry, rose gold is also still a very big must when looking at engagement rings, wedding bands, or just everyday accessories.
Do you ever find yourself confused and torn between multiple wedding bands? We get it! So, why only choose one option when you can choose them all? We have seen a big rise in the stacking trend, especially when it comes to wedding bands. So, stop trying to choose, treat yourself and get them all. Oh also, just a side note, you can never sparkle enough when it comes to diamonds, just another reason for you to buy two, or three, or four…
Delicate and Distinctive Halos
Let’s face it ladies, a halo will always be a favourite when looking at engagement rings, so why not make it authentic and change the shape of the halo surrounding the centre-stone?
We know that when clients hear this, they think they need to go all out with this trend, but why not keep it subtle and delicate? We love the idea of asymmetrical designs just because it lends to the individuality of each person. You can put your own twist on this design and make it personal with a touch of sentiment.
Non-Traditional Rings and Coloured Gems
We are definitely seeing a rise in non-traditional rings. Replacing your white diamond with either a yellow, or brown diamond option, or even going for something completely different and opting for a Sapphire, Ruby or Emerald as your centre-stone. Now, we know you are asking the same question as we did when first started researching this trend… Why add colour?
We have found that adding a pop of colour to an otherwise classic design indicates uniqueness, and represents your personality as an individual. When thinking of trying this look, always remember that certain colour tones, demands a certain cut and style of ring. Be sure to ask our designer when booking a design meeting to advise on what she thinks will work best, taking into consideration a few different aspects, like what you do for a living, your hobbies, style and some personal traits.
Not quite feeling this bold, but still liking the idea? Not to worry, you can still keep it classy and on point by adding some coloured gems around your diamond in a halo style or simply just adding a gemstone at the bottom of your centre diamond. By doing this, you will still feel fashionable and stylish knowing that you have incorporated this trend into your final design, without being overpowering and in your face. Another option would be to add some white diamond next to your coloured stone, just to add some vibrancy to the gem, and bringing the colour to life.
Lab-grown Diamonds / Moissanites
We have seen a very big rise in this trend due to these two options being very eco-friendly and sustainable since they don’t require any mining. Now, what exactly is the difference between Lab-Grown Diamonds and Moissanites?
Lab-Grown diamonds are not extracted from the earth. They are grown under techniques such as Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), and it takes up to three months to create these diamonds. They are cultured in a controlled environment and they are 15% – 20% less in the budget than natural diamonds. Their chemical composition and physical characteristics are the same as those of a natural diamond. The only difference between a Lab-Grown Diamond and a natural diamond is the origin.
Moissanite is a very good alternative to a diamond, however, it is important to know that it is not a substitute to a natural diamond. They have a high refractive index and a very dazzling fire, also known as sparkle. This stone is very resistant to heat, and it is also known as the second hardest stone next to diamonds. It rates at a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale. Why do people love Moissanites? They have a very high level of sparkle and brilliance due to their ability to disperse light better than diamonds.
The reason for these two options becoming so popular is because the consumer knows exactly what went into the process and they feel more comfortable purchasing an eco-friendly stone.
There you have it Ladies and Gents, we don’t know about you, but we are extremely excited to see these trends come to life, and help you incorporate them into your perfect engagement ring. Always remember, trends come and go, but you still want a ring that represents you as an individual. Don’t be scared to play around and make it your own.
We look forward to hearing your ideas and sitting down with you to create the perfect inheritable collection.
The Beaudell Team.