To be a classic means to serve as a standard of excellence based on years and decades of legitimacy. Most often characterized by a simple and clean design, the classic engagement ring will never go out of style. But that doesn’t mean the modern bride has to be limited to a certain standard. Using some of today’s most popular trends such as floral accents, rose gold and halos, the sophisticated consumer can reinvent or personalize a classic style to fit their tastes and needs. Small touches of these popular details can still add a bit of “you” without compromising uniqueness and ensuring joy to the wearer for many years while always being “in style”.
The most classic of designer engagement ring styles is the solitaire. It is most often characterized by a high-polished straight band with a standard 4 to 6 prong basket to hold a round center stone. With such basic structure, the focus becomes the presentation of the center stone and superior craftsmanship, evoking refined elegance in the ring as well as its wearer. (R2637/R1)
Parade Design’s R3268 pays homage to the classic solitaire by maintaining the clean and sleek silhouette but adds extra sparkle with the addition of diamonds on the shank. Also, the Signature Lyria crown, based on the Lily of the Valley, adds just a touch of floral charm.
Over the past several years, designer engagement rings have seen a surge in halos, fast becoming a design staple. Not only does a halo make an aesthetic statement, they serve great practical functions such as acting as a protector of the center stone and also giving the illusion of a larger center. The R1915 stays loyal to a classic design, but the addition of a cushion shaped diamond halo around a round center adds a bit of sophistication to an otherwise familiar shape. With the recent rise in popularity of rose gold, the rose gold in the halo also works to accentuate the center stone and adds a hint of feminine color.
The R3672 features a straight, high-polished shank which keeps the style sleek and chic, allowing for all the attention to focus on the halo and center stone. A play on the traditional halo, the stylized halo set with diamonds of varied sizes illuminates modern sophistication while still evoking classicism.