COLUMBUS-- Are you looking for a wedding set that's vintage and trendy? Do you want it to still expresses your individuality and not easily duplicated?
You are undoubtedly on trend for the most favored Bridal Engagement Rings of Winter 2018! Here's what forecasters and industry professionals say are the hot items for this year's pre-wedding jewelry, just in time for Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event!
Origin & Old Inspired
In an age of tech and digital, we tend to take comfort in the nostalgia of vintage items. Because the jewelry is commonly one of a kind or a rare find, classic lends itself to uniqueness.
In an era of mass produce, it's necessary to shine in your own way. Because it evokes the view and romance of years past, vintage inspired is desirable.
Because of the beautiful craftsmanship such as hand engraving, often the techniques of vintage fashion jewelry are very ideal.
Rose gold is not a new metal, but since Pantone revealed rose quartz as color of the year in 2016, it has had a resurgence.
First seen in the 19th century in Russia, it's a blend of yellow gold and copper. Rose gold has a warmth and softness that exudes romance. It's a very durable metal and doesn't require rhodium plating or dipping like white gold.
Because it is fashionable and feminine, we love it. We also love it because it's unexpected and that makes it unique.
Lifestyles have changed and many feel comfortable with a more minimalist look. We are seeing a variety of customers who are interested in a delicate setting.
Brides are putting more emphasis on a single sparkling diamond and less on the band. They are purchasing classic solitaires or delicately accented engagement mountings.
This simple and elegant look also allows the wearer to emphasize her personality by stacking alternate bands in a variety of shapes and metals. This also gives her the adaptability to change-up her ring daily by wearing the piece in different alternatives of stacks.
Using colored here gems has been favored in both vintage and contemporary jewelry.
Because of the color or meaning of the stone, couples and folks are often brought forth to a stone. It really makes the ring an original and attaches significance to the piece.
We're starting out to see these exquisite pops of color as center stones, accented stones and on bands to complement the wedding ring. More and more we are also discovering ovals of all colors set in an east west facing mounting, which can be very chic.
Three Stone Rings
Thank you Meghan Markle for bringing back the timeless three stone interaction ring, very well fit for a princess!
We love Meghan's ring for several reasons, including the heritage diamonds from Princess Diana's personal collection and the cushion cut. Oh lovely and so elegant with such notion of past, current and future.
There are so many varieties to choose from and so many elements from different rings calling your name, but why can't you find the one?!
Or perhaps, it's just the opposite and you can tell someone what you don't like but you aren't sure what you do like.
Not to dwell ... there is always custom-made! Modification has become more popular than ever with millennials who want to be a part of the full design involvement in creating a piece that is truly special to them.
Choosing the one for you!
How to pick what's right for you? Pin all you like, but you may need to start trying on! It's common to love a ring in a photo, but it isn't until you try that piece on that you are able to recognize if the look is right for you.
An outstanding start is at Argo & Lehne Jewelers Bridal Event which runs from January 22-27. They will have a huge option of styles for men and women at exclusive event pricing. There will be thousands of rings to view including a private trunk show with Whitehouse Brothers (a local Cincinnati designer with vintage styles), Venetti and Dora. Also, Thursday Jan 25th at 5:30 pm they will have Draughts and Diamonds-- An Intro to Diamond Buying with good-tasting beer provide by Seventh Son. Customers will have the opportunity to be introduced to their "Argo Approved" bridal vendors.
They are also offering a $50 gift card to the Refectory Restaurant to the first 20 customers who schedule a custom appointment. The gift card will be received after your appointment, and can be used for a romantic dinner to discuss the gorgeous designs you created with your design consultants.