Friday, May 7, 2010

Diamonds: They Never Go Out Of Style

Ok, time to talk diamonds. Specifically, diamond engagement rings. There are so many options available I can barely keep them straight! And not that there's anything wrong with the ever-classy diamond solitaire, but here are several rather unique designs showing off the latest trends.

This ring, found on the Style Me Pretty website, is called a "split shank" engagement ring. I read somewhere that the split band helps to emphasize the center stone. Added bonus - more surface area to cover in diamonds!

This gorgeous ring (and stellar photography) are from Lemongrass Photography's Facebook page. A circle of smaller diamonds encircling a larger center stone has been popular for a long time, and this ring in particular shows a modern take on that classic style.

Here's a ring you don't see every day:

A diamond in a setting like this doesn't have to be insanely large to look beautiful and draw attention. Especially in times like these when we're all pinching our pennies, antique and vintage rings can be more affordable, and have charm and character all their own.

Below is a second vintage ring I found, showing another of today's trends:

This art-deco style ring has an elaborate, highly structured setting... architectural, one might say. Again, this is one of those designs that draws attention to the center stone. Lovely.

Prepare yourself for this last one; it just might blow you away:

This humongous yellow diamond is probably something only Carrie Underwood can buy. Although they aren't for the faint of heart (or wallet), colored diamonds are sure-fire show stoppers.

All of these rings are insanely beautiful, don't you think?! Did I leave any trends out? Tell us in the comments.

1 comment:

Olivia's Mommy said...

Any diamond no matter what shape or size is a girl's best friend i am so jealous of the ring from is gorgeous!!!