When you plan to buy an engagement ring for your lady love, your first goal will be to get a piece that is as exclusive and unique as it can be. This is one reason why engagement ring styles change almost every year. While it is true that the aura of a sparkling solitaire or that of a coloured diamond ring will never go out of fashion or style, modern day trends are constantly evolving from the traditional to the fiercely off-beat. Further, many couples choose to customise their engagement ring with designs of their choice so that it does not “go out of style” a few years down the line.
Here are a few trends in engagement rings that are not only popular today but have also become instant classics.
A Twist to the traditional
Many brides dare to go the unconventional way and the result is a beautiful piece of ring for life. If you want one such “out-of-the-ordinary” ring, walk into a reputed store like the Australian Diamond Company in Melbourne and you will surely be spoil for choice.
A fad that is making the rounds is the upside-down engagement ring. In this setting the centre diamond is set inversely within the middle of the band. A usual pear shaped diamond is placed with the tip pointing upward on a band that dips down to accommodate a convex stone placement. Another twist to this trend is the east-west design where elongated and rectangular gem stone cuts are placed horizontally and parallel to the finger.
Square cut diamond engagement ring
These rings are definitely out of the ordinary and are perfect if you want a ring with side stones or one with a halo type design. Actually, the gemstone is not square in shape but there are square like cuts on it. The well known designs in this category are the Asscher cut, princess cut and cushion cut where the stone is brought to a square shape with the corners evenly cut off.
Square cut diamond engagement rings in Melbourne or for that matter anywhere else in the world are popular and trending today because a square cut appears bigger than the conventional round cut even though the carats can be equal in both. The square princess cut diamond is more affordable than a round cut diamond. The cushion square-cut diamond has rounded sides and is considered to be one of the most expensive diamond cuts for an engagement ring. Hence, a square cut diamond ring can be had in any budget that you might have in mind without compromising on the glamour quotient.
Bands of unique shapes
Every ring regardless of the centrepiece stone has one thing in common and that is the band. And if you can have a ring that is breaking the regular circle shape, you have got a unique ring on your hands. This is what is trending today. Bands of various shapes and designs are fashionable today to complement the stone of your choice.
Here are a couple of the non traditional bands in style now.
- Open bands – The open band ring has two centerpiece stones at each end. Since the band is not closed and is not one continuous piece, it highlights the middle of the ring finger and draws attention to the setting of the ring.
- Square bands – Square bands were in vogue in the mid 60s but are now back with a vengeance. However, modern settings have clean lines and intricate and classic details. The angular structure of the band is best complemented with square and rectangular gemstones like the princess cuts or emerald shapes.
There are a lot of unconventional designs in engagement rings that are trending today. Plan well, do thorough research before reaching for your wallet and you will surely come up with a masterpiece.