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Monday, December 8, 2014

Engagement Ring Trends for 2015

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Brilliant Earth

The jewelry line Brilliant Earth is really bringing it for the holidays! A leader in the industry for ethically sourced bridal and fine jewelry, the line recently announced the big re-launch of its Vintage Collection. Available exclusively online, Brilliant Earth’s Vintage Collection is an extensive assortment of one-of-a-kind vintage rings. Beyond vintage looks, Brilliant Earth also offers ethically sourced, new bridal jewelry. Just in time for the New Year, Brilliant Earth is sharing its trend predictions for 2015 in the engagement ring world.

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1.       Delicate Silhouettes

For those seeking a timeless piece with a hint of something extra special, consider a delicate silhouette with pavé detailing. Styles like the Lissome Diamond Ring feature an elegant slim band that shimmers with diamond accents to make the center diamond really pop. “There’s been a return to understated elegance and we’ve seen a huge increase in interest for thinner bands, both in engagement and wedding rings. The smaller diamonds on a thin band really elevate the look of the center diamond and offer the perfect extra shine to an otherwise timelessly gorgeous ring,” notes Brilliant Earth.


2.       Vintage Inspired

“Many of our customers are looking for a unique piece that tells a story; one that they can then weave into their own story and pass on for generations. That’s why there has been a huge resurgence of interest in vintage-inspired engagement and wedding rings. There is something about that old-world feel of these designs that couples find extremely romantic and if there’s a certain past era you love, you can find a customized piece that reincarnates it to your liking,” says Brilliant Earth.  Brilliant Earth’s Belle Epoque Collection offers an extensive array of romantic and feminine rings inspired by the turn of the last century, while the Windsor Collection recalls the glamour of the Retro era and old Hollywood. Both collections offer complete customization of each piece – from the setting and gemstone, to the type of metal used – making these rings great options for those who love vintage style, but want to add their own personal touch that will make it completely their own.
 
3.       Natural Details

There is nothing more timelessly beautiful than the natural world, and nature-inspired designs have been growing in popularity over the years. Brilliant Earth has an extensive array of rings that elegantly fuse natural design elements into classic shapes that can be treasured for decades to come. Inspired by the immense popularity of nature-inspired pieces like the Willow Diamond Ring, Brilliant Earth launched an entire collection that reflects nature’s beauty: The Wisteria Collection. “Brides-to-be today are looking for a ring that is representative of their lifestyle and their passions, and the timelessness of natural design elements appeals both to the outdoorsy brides and to the feminine, classic brides. Our customers have been increasingly interested in the whimsical elegance of natural details and we think this trend will continue to grow dramatically in 2015,” says Brilliant Earth.
 
4.       Unique Gemstones

“Alternative gemstones are really rising in popularity because they speak to women who want to express themselves with something more unique than a traditional diamond ring. A bold colored gemstone offers the chance to express individuality,” says Brilliant Earth. Sapphires will continue to grow in popularity in 2015, both the traditional deep blue varieties and less common shades including yellow, pink, peach, teal and green. Brilliant Earth offers an array of stunning sapphires and other colored gemstones for the bride who chooses a less conventional route.


5.       Surprise Details

From gallery diamonds and double prong settings, as seen in the Pirouette Ring, to diamonds on all sides of a perfectly curved band, as seen in the Enchant Diamond Ring, surprise details bring an unexpected pop of radiance and will be at the top of shoppers’ wish lists in 2015. Brilliant Earth notes, “Those unexpected details in bridal jewelry add a bit of intrigue and mystery to a piece, which allows the wearer to feel extra special knowing that there are little surprise elements that set her ring apart.”

For more information on Brilliant Earth or to shop one of their many collections, visit brilliantearth.com.

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