Ladies, what does the wedding ring of your dreams look like? It is limited only by your imagination.
Love is an adventure and so is choosing the perfect wedding ring. Today’s women are shedding the inhibitions of previous generations, selecting bands that perfectly match their personal taste and style.
While classic rings remain popular, many women are opting for a vast array of non-traditional choices: unusual metals, freeform shapes, a rainbow of gems, stackables and more. Here’s what’s new for 2018 and beyond.
An open ring has a large open space built into the design. The ring might wrap only 90 percent around the finger or it could have an intentional negative space crafted into the metalwork. It can even highlight a duo of different gems that hold meaning for the bride, like a diamond and a birthstone. Open rings show your flair for adventurousness and creativity, with wide flexibility for custom design.
An eternity band wraps around the finger, completely bedecked in shining jewels. It glitters from every angle. Diamonds are the top choice for eternity bands, although you can select any gem your heart desires. Richly-hued sapphires and emeralds are bold choices for contrast and color. And of course, pink seems to be the signature color of the century.
Stackable rings started as an everyday trend and found their way into wedding ring design. Wearing a group of complementary rings together shows you’re always on trend, and every stack is as unique as the bride. Pile on diamond eternity rings, build a trio of thin bands or go with full-on jewel-encrusted treasures. As the years go by, add to the stack or switch them periodically for stylish flexibility.
Stone shapes once uncommon for bridal jewelry are now in high demand. Consider the trillion, the marquise, the pear, the emerald, the shield or the hexagonal. Try alternating baguette-trillion cuts or selecting three similar stackables, where each sparkles with its own cut. We can combine unusual cuts into a wedding masterpiece that’s totally unique to you.
While envisioning the future, many brides are taking inspiration from the past. Vintage styles incorporate classic craftsmanship with timeless romanticism. Popular vintage trends include filigree designs, raised edges, engravings, Art Deco details, Victorian themes and classic yellow gold bands.
The worldwide trend toward going organic is influencing the jewelry world and wedding bands are no exception. Natural themes are having a big moment in custom ring design. Incorporate leaf shapes into the metalwork or select a stone with an organic pear or teardrop shape. You can even select a ring that looks as if it is blossoming right from your finger, with a central flower surrounded by foliage.
Romantic rose gold is one of the hottest trends in ring design. This pinkish-hued metal complements a wide range of skin tones and shakes up classic styles with a fresh, modern look. It also gives diamonds a warm and sparkling glow.
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Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call 317-810-1665 for your private appointment or schedule online, IndyFacets.com/schedule/.