Engagement Ring Trends 2011
"What are the engagement ring trends for 2011 and latest styles?"
is a question we get asked all the time.
With every New Year comes new ideas and a fresh way of thinking, so let's see
what those-in-the-know and the trendiest jewelry designers have come up with for
Setting The Scene in 2011
The style gurus are going for “vintage glamour" and drawing their inspiration
Edwardian in the settings. Don't be surprised to see a 1970s
floral pattern and other retro inspiration here and there too. The newest styles
are finely worked with lots of detail.
Raised settings are a big part of the trend with the center stone set away
from the finger. This gives the designers that extra bit of shank surface to
adorn or embellish with diamond detailing.
White on White: Diamonds, White Gold & Platinum
Inspired by the
Edwardians—white diamonds, white metal, and white halo settings are dazzling
us all in 2011. A center diamond framed by a ‘halo’ of smaller white diamonds makes
the center stone appear larger and adds a ton of Bling! Who doesn't want
more bling for their buck?
Color Your World
It's one extreme or the other....From outrageously expensive pink and canary
yellow diamonds, to fabulous colored gemstones like citrine, tanzanite,
emeralds, sapphires and rubies, 2011 is all about color too!
We've been preaching about
engagement rings for years. We love the individuality and variety that they
offer and people are finally listening—Prince William’s
Kate Middleton with a sapphire engagement ring may have also helped solidify
this particular trend.
Eco-design, eco-products and generally being eco-conscious is a big trend in
bridal jewelry and weddings these days. For many, it just makes sense.
In engagement rings trends for 2011 it means conflict-free diamonds, lab
grown diamonds, or better yet, gemstone rings and recycled gold settings.
Monique Pean is one designer that comes to mind when looking for greener
alternatives and non-traditional style.
Well that's it folks! These are the newest engagement ring trends and we'll be
seeing a lot of them in the coming months. We here at EE actually like what's
happening and it falls nicely within our personal philosophy regarding bridal
jewelry. Buy what you love and what makes sense to you and forget about all the
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