Wedding & Engagement Ring Trends For 2018

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As time seems to pass and the years go by everything around us seems to change and devalue. Traditions are sometimes forgotten or ignored. The past and the present seem to be from two different worlds. Change is all around, except for a few traditions that we all seem to hold on to. One of these traditions remains offering your hearts desire a diamond ring!

Before any wedding takes place there is always a proposal. This is very simple math; you take a woman in love plus one man of her dreams and offer her a piece of jewelry. Can it be any simpler?

Maybe this tradition has remained because it was impregnated in our minds by stories or movies that tell tails of love. We have all read these books or seen numerous amounts of movies telling a love story that seems to always end in the male part offering the female part a ring. We are all accustomed to this tradition and as much controversy as a wedding causes with all the details that the ceremony brings, the truth is that women love jewelry.

This is where it all gets interesting. Just like any other industry in the world, there are trends that change from season to season and this applies to the jewelry industry as well. Let’s take a look at what awaits future fiancées and brides next year.

 

The Engagement Ring

If anyone is wondering how this tradition of offering a diamond engagement ring came to be, you have Archduke Maximillian of Austria to blame. He commissioned the very first diamond engagement ring on record for his betrothed, Mary of Burgundy.

The most classic engagement ring that will never go out of style no matter what year we are in will remain victoriously, the single solitaire diamond ring. Over the years, however, we have all seen the single solitaire to have a couple other diamond’s next to him to keep him company. There are plenty of reasons for this. The more diamonds the more expensive the rings depending on the quality, type and karats of the rock. Another reason is that a couple of extra small diamonds don’t cost as much and the ring looks more expensive and it stands out. There are rings for every budget out there. One does not have to be a millionaire to offer his lady a beautiful ring she will love.

 

HALOS WEDDING RING

The Unique Halos

A popular choice in 2017 is the unique Halos. The reason this ring is popular is easy to see why. The row of sparkling gems offers the center stone more attention since it makes it look bigger. A border of diamonds circling the center stone in Halo engagement rings creates a sparkle unlike any other. Selecting a diamond halo engagement ring is a beautiful way to add size and sparkle to the look

 

 

The Twisted Halo

The twisted halo, on the other hand, comes with a unique idea; the Forever frame. Forever is what you mean with the ring so this ring does that for you. An overlapping pavé swirl halo with a pavé swirl shank creates a dramatic display of fire and sparkle

 

The Vintage Unusual Engagement Ring

This might just be of the most beautiful and poetic gestures out there, to give a vintage engagement ring. Some families have heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. Imagine a ring that has been worn and kept safe for generations. A ring that has seen so many beautiful things that you wish it could talk so you could hear them.

Maybe you do not have a mother that carried the ring down from generations of women in your family ready to give to you to hand the woman of your dream. That is fine because there are so many vintage wedding rings out there for sale.

In 2017 it’s became a trend and an honor to have a vintage engagement ring, this will be more so in 2018. Not only are you letting the story that the ring came with live on, you yourself are adding to the story.

 

The Edwardian Era

The Edwardian era is a favorite in 2017 with its intricate and feminine style. The Edwardian style is 20th-century classic. Exquisitely detailed design that has surpassed craftsmanship.

 

La Belle Époque Engagement Ring

La Belle Époque Engagement Ring

They called it ‘La Belle Époque’, the Beautiful Era, and it’s as well they should have. La Belle Époque addresses those who have a passion for the refined beauty and craftsmanship of vintage jewelry. Jewelry that is inspired from romance. These rings come with beading details and feminine accents that embellish bezel settings, a distinctive heirloom style piece of jewelry.

The Black Diamond Engagement Ring

This year the Black Diamond is here and it makes a loud statement. Surely this is not a ring that addresses most women. This is a surefire way to guarantee people see your bling. Black diamonds are associated with certainty and passion, perfect for an engagement ring.
These rings have surely been around for a very long time, but they caught popularity ever since the “Sex and the City” movie when Big gave Carrie a black diamond engagement ring. Ever since the series and movies had such popularity and were a huge success, the black diamond engagement ring is here and making noise.

 

The Wedding Band

The classic wedding band has come a long way from what it once was. In 2017 you can get a get a beautiful sparkle with your wedding band by incorporating a pavé ring next to your engagement ring.

 

The Classing Pave Wedding Band

The Classing Pave Wedding Band

Often you will see pavé diamonds set in certain areas of the band to provide diamond accents, a favorite for minimalists. Traditional brides are very drawn to this style because it has just the right amount of sparkle without being too overwhelming.

 

Unique Stackable Wedding Bands

Unique Stackable Wedding Bands

Since staking had become very popular with jewelry it was only a matter of time before it crossed over in the wedding jewelry world. The rings can all have a different meaning. Imagine for every decade you celebrate you can stack a new ring to your finger. These rings are not wide, they are slim so staking them is possible. This will make the perfect anniversary present. Plus she already has the one, why not just stack it up in 2018.

 

The Unusual Rose Gold Wedding Band

Golden Rose has become very popular in all jewelry. From watches to earrings, gold rose covers every piece of jewelry you can think of. This color is 2017 favorite.
This particular romantic metal has come a very long way and when it comes to wedding rings it has become very popular. The color is elegant, timeless and warm. It is somewhere between old and white gold, making it easy to accessorize.

 

The Vintage inspired Wedding Band

The Vintage inspired Wedding Band

Vintage style brides may opt for authentic vintage rings, but others are into modern versions of old favorites that incorporate elements of classic styles from years that have long gone and passed. When shopping for this particular style, look for detailed filigree engravings and delicate raised edges. Imagine this wedding band with a vintage engagement ring, there is nothing more unique.

Whatever type of character you have, there is a ring out there for you. This piece of jewelry will be in your direct sight for the rest of your life. The most important part of a relationship is communication. You can hint or take a hint in what type of jewelry is desired. Choosing a ring is not easy, especially for most men; try to make it as easy as possible for them.

There is no reason to settle for boring, 2018 won’t allow it! All you have to do is feel the ring that speaks to you.

However I do have to state one more thing in conclusion; there is only one value a ring has, and it is not the price that it was appraised at the store. The true value of an engagement ring and a wedding band is directly proportioned to the man offering it to you. As strong as your love is, that is the value of your ring.

 


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Sean Benfield

I'm a writer and avid enthusiast of all things to do with weddings, planning getting married and wedding venues. I live and work on the beautiful Northumberland coast in the North East of the UK.