The thought of choosing the perfect engagement ring for that special someone is enough to cause many a man to break a sweat. After all, her engagement ring is hands down one of the most important pieces of jewelry she’ll ever own.
Want to make 2013 a year to remember by finding her an engagement ring that warms her heart and solidifies your love for each other? Here are 7 popular engagement ring trends to watch out for this year.
1. Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Say goodbye to the traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring and make room for diamond engagement rings of the emerald cut variety. Emerald cut diamonds are classically elegant and tend to look larger than other diamond cuts.
2. Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Surprise her with an oval cut diamond engagement ring, which has a more unique appearance than a round diamond engagement ring. Oval cut engagement rings accentuate long, slender fingers.
3. Halo Engagement Ring
Modern and timeless, halo engagement rings are a favorite among celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Natalie Portman. Micropave diamonds surround the diamond in the center to create a halo setting, which is an unbroken circle that represents eternal love. Cushion, diamond, oval, asscher, and emerald cut diamonds could be surrounded by a halo.
4. Emerald Engagement Ring
No, not an emerald cut engagement ring – an engagement ring made with emerald, a green, earthy gemstone and the official color of 2013. Emeralds represent harmony, growth, prosperity, and balance. You can choose from engagement rings with emerald as the center stone, or diamond engagement rings with emeralds as side stones. Emeralds and icy white diamonds are a stunning combination.
Halle Berry accepted a four-carat emerald engagement ring from Olivier Martinez last year, but this isn’t the first time that emeralds have enjoyed popularity as engagement ring gemstones. In 1953, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy received a 2.84-carat emerald engagement ring from John F. Kennedy.
5. Twisted Setting
The big rock in the middle of an engagement ring will probably always be the center of attention, twisted bands and settings are catching the eyes and capturing the hearts of many brides-to-be. Intricate, sensual settings are often just as exciting as the center stones they hold.
6. Rose Gold
Yellow gold is slowly making a comeback, but what’s really hot right now are engagement rings made with rose gold, which gets its color from combining pure gold and copper alloy. The soft, warm, and feminine tone of rose gold complements a variety of skin tones. Rose gold is far from being a new trend – it was fashionable in the Art Deco era of the 1920s, and its return reflects the renewed interest in vintage jewelry.
7. Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring
Blue sapphires have a long history as engagement ring gemstones, but they are especially trendy right now. Blue sapphire engagement rings made a comeback in 2010, when Prince William gave Kate Middleton the dazzling blue sapphire engagement ring that belonged to his mother, Princess Diana. Blue sapphires symbolize sincerity and faithfulness, so they’re an ideal gemstone for engagement rings.
If you’re looking for a stunning engagement ring that suits your significant other’s tastes, personality, and style, come to IMG Jewelers and browse our engagement rings in Cleveland, Ohio. Better yet, give her a completely original engagement ring by having our in-house jewelry designers craft the engagement ring of her dreams. Visit our showroom to see all of the dazzling engagement rings we offer or learn more about our custom jewelry design services.