Did you know that nearly half of all the couples who get engaged this year, will do so during this holiday season? If you are one of the lucky people who are planning to propose, we know shopping for an engagement ring can get pretty overwhelming.
You’ve already made the wise decision to purchase a lab-grown diamond, but now what? We are definitely seeing some exciting trends this season, and they all revolve around individuality and personalization.
In traditional settings, the diamond is placed in a North to South orientation, meaning it runs along the length of the finger. However, many people are now choosing to set the diamond East to West, along the width of the finger. This works best with marquise, pear, emerald, oval and elongated cushion shaped stones. Just a simple change like this makes a ring truly special and original.
The halo ring, where a ring of smaller diamonds surrounds the center stone, has also been popular for a while. While this is still a well-loved style, some people are putting a twist on it by placing the halo under the center stone so it is visible from the side. It gives the ring an extra pop or surprise that people aren’t expecting.
Colored Center Stones
Who says the center stone has to be a diamond? Colorful lab-created gemstones are becoming more and more popular as people want to have a ring that is unique and represents their personal style. At MiaDonna, we also grow sapphires, emeralds, rubies and more that can be placed in many of our ring styles. We can also create a completely custom one-of-a-kind piece featuring your favorite colored stone.
Keep it Simple
Are you feeling overwhelmed? We know how confusing all of the styles and choices can be. If this is you, we always suggest to focus on the diamond. Once you choose the perfect center stone, place it in a simple and very affordable solitaire setting. The person wearing the ring can then dress it up with different stackable bands to make it their own. Or return the ring to us, we will give you a credit on the mounting and set your diamond in any other design of their choice.
We’ve put together a simple guide to help you know what to look for in a diamond, and tips to help you get the most out of your budget. To learn more, visit here.
Don’t let the wide range of styles confuse you this engagement season! Focusing on the style and personality of the ring’s wearer should guide your choice in a setting. You can never go wrong by choosing something unique or putting a twist on a traditional design. In the end, the center stone is the most important part of the ring, and focusing on finding the perfect diamond or gemstone is the best way to ensure your partner will love the ring you present.