Engagement Ring Trends for 2016
Thinking of tying the knot? This can be one of the most exciting times in life. When thinking about an engagement ring style, however, it can be stressful to find that perfect ring to match the perfect someone. The seemingly endless possibilities that are offered these days can be overwhelming, and that’s why it’s helpful to stay on top of the latest trends in engagement ring styles.
The number one trend for 2016 is floral accents. Bands have been long overlooked when it comes to purchasing a ring. The focus has, in the past, been all about the diamond. Floral accents give rings an elaborate side-view and a little extra something never before seen in a band. These flower, petal, and vine-shaped touches are a great option for finding a unique ring.
Another trend this year is using colorful diamonds, gems, and accent stones. Either a nontraditional center stone or a collection of colored accent stones are great options for this trend. Pick your significant other’s favorite color, birthstone, or any color with a special meaning to make a truly unique ring.
Gold tones are coming back into style this year in the form of mixed metals. Incorporating an intricate rose gold halo on the ring will give a white engagement ring an upgraded look. If you choose a colored gem or diamond, consider using mixed metal prongs of a similar color to create a seamless look.
Have a band picked out, but aren’t sure about the diamond? pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds are making an appearance in many styles. These shapes elongate and slim your fingers - they’re the jewelry equivalent of the little black dress.
The last trend that’s always a top pick for making this once in a lifetime moment last forever is adding a meaningful detail to the rings. Having a ring engraved has always been a great detail to add as a surprise for that wedding day. For little or sometimes no extra cost, you can design your own custom ring - if you can dream it, we can make it!
So if you are going for something special, one-of-a-kind, or just something simple, remember to always pick something that will show off the personality of your beloved and will be the perfect fit. To learn more about engagement ring trends or to talk about your options, contact J.F. Kruse Jewelers.