Top Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Top Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Are you ready to take things to the next level in your relationship? There’s no better way to commit to each other than by saying “I do” in front of all your friends and family.

But before you can get to the altar, you’ll need to find the perfect ring to propose with. This may seem easy enough–you just walk into a jewelry store and see what catches your eye, right?

Well, not quite. There are a lot of aspects to choosing a ring that you should think about, such as size, metal color, diamond cut, and engagement ring trends.

If your soon-to-be fiancee is always up on the latest styles, you’ll want to get her a trendy and chic ring.

Do you want to know more? Keep reading to learn the top engagement ring trends of 2019 that will help you find the perfect ring.

Yellow Gold

White gold has been dominating the market for quite a few years now. While you can still find yellow and rose gold without a problem, there’s no denying that white gold has been the popular choice.

However, this is predicted to change in 2019. Many couples are going to be opting for yellow gold to bring another traditional element back into their rings.

Two-Toned Rings

Of course, no one trend can sweep the engagement ring market overnight. White gold will still be a popular choice.

If you can’t choose between the two, consider opting for a two-toned ring. This is predicted to be another big trend in 2019 with couples opting to mix white gold with either rose gold or yellow gold.

Many come in braided, stacked, or woven styles to perfectly interconnect the two metals.

Three Diamonds

Why settle for just one diamond when you can get three? If you want to add a little extra bling to her ring but aren’t a fan of halos, this trend is for you.

The center diamond is surrounded by two slightly-smaller diamonds on each side. It makes for a simple, modern, and luxurious ring all in one.

Colored Stones

Who says an engagement ring has to contain a diamond? Not only are diamonds a very expensive choice, but they’re the traditional choice, too.

This means that couples on the lookout for affordable or unique options are flocking to colored stones. Rubies, emeralds, and sapphires join diamonds as the four most precious stones. They all come in vibrant hues and are very durable, making them great options for engagement rings.

Blue, in particular, is predicted to be trending in 2019. If you aren’t a fan of sapphire, look into aquamarine and topaz as alternatives. Of course, you can also opt for a colored diamond if you want to mix unique colors into a traditional diamond ring.

Colored Accent Stones

What can you do if you want to add some color, but don’t want to give up that traditional white diamond? Well, many couples have asked that same question.

This is why colored accent stones are predicted to be trending in 2019. It’s the perfect way to highlight the clear brilliance of the center diamond and add a stone or color that’s meaningful to you as a couple.

Unique Halos

It’s no secret that halos have been a huge trend of 2018. This trend is going to continue into 2019 with a twist.

Halos are most commonly found mimicking the classic diamond shapes, such as circle and cushion. But in the upcoming year, they’ll be in more creative and detailed shapes.

Look out for floral-inspired halos and geometric halos, like hexagons. These give the ring a distinctive appearance that’s perfect for those looking to add a unique touch to the traditional diamond ring.

Thin Diamond Bands

There have been a lot of thin diamond bands in stores recently. And it’s no wonder why! These bands add extra sparkle and shine to a ring without detracting from the center diamond.

That’s why this trend is expected to continue into 2019 and beyond.

Pear and Oval Diamonds

Princess cut diamonds have been all the rage for the past few years. However, in 2019, its pear and oval diamonds that are expected to take center stage.

Almost 57% of all diamonds sold nationwide are round. This shape has stayed strong for years, even through the huge princess cut trend.

Pear and oval diamonds are amazing options because they have a similar feel and sparkle to round diamonds, but the elongated or tapered shape helps them stand out.

Gallery Detailing

At some point in your life, you’re sure to have heard someone say, “it’s all in the details.” This is true when it comes to decorating your home and planning your wedding, as well as picking out the perfect engagement ring.

Just because you want a simple ring, doesn’t mean you can’t add some extra details. That’s why we’ve already seen gallery detailing becoming popular in 2018, and why it’s going to make even a bigger splash in 2019.

But what is a “gallery” exactly? Well, this is the area between the center diamond and the actual band. You can add details in the form of extra diamonds or designs in the gallery to keep the ring simple and elegant while adding a special touch.

Vintage-Inspired Rings

If your soon-to-be-finacee’s style is elaborate and vintage, you’re in luck. 2019 is going to see a big surge in antique and vintage-inspired engagement rings.

Many of the above trends can come together to form this style. An oval or pear diamond, yellow gold, and gallery detailing can all be used together make a gorgeous vintage ring. Unique halos are another trend that can also be used to create a vintage look.

2019 Engagement Ring Trends

If your soon-to-be fiancee is always up on the latest trends, her ring should follow some of 2019’s biggest engagement ring trends. We hope this list has helped give you some inspiration to find the perfect ring for your perfect woman.

Do you want to give her a truly one-of-a-kind engagement ring? Then contact us today to learn more about our custom jewelry design services. 

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Rubies, the July Birthstone, historically represent passion and courage.

Rubies, the July Birthstone, historically represent passion and courage.

Rubies are a corundum gemstone along with sapphires. They are one of the most prized gemstones in existence and can be one of the most expensive. Rubies have been considered the king of all gems. Metaphysically rubies bestow fortune and bravery upon the wearer. In ages gone by women wore them for fertility and peace. The ruby is a universal sign of love and is often set alongside diamonds in engagement rings. In comparison with other gemstones, rubies are very rare. Rubies get their color from the trace element chromium. The darker the red, the more expensive the gem.

The world’s largest producer of rubies is Burma. They are also found in the United States, Thailand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Vietnam. They are among the top four most rare and prized gemstones. The other three are diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds. The most prized rubies are called blood-red or pigeon bloodstones. They are one of the hardest gems on earth only superseded by diamonds and moissanite. Because of the color and durability, they are widely used in high-end fine jewelry. They can range in color from pink to dark red. On an interesting note, synthetic rod rubies are widely used in lasers.

Moses Jewelers have custom designed many of wedding and engagement rings with rubies. We’ve pretty much used them in all jewelry pieces including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, fashion pieces, signet rings, and pendants. If you have the idea and desire for a ruby custom design, we are the experts. We can custom design jewelry in person or through our convenient online form or by phone at (210) 490-2404. We can work with just about any budget and offer to finance.

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The May Birthstone – The Emerald, An Ancient Gem.

The May Birthstone – The Emerald, An Ancient Gem.

Emeralds are the may gemstone. Emerald in ancient Persia was known as the green gem.  In the Papyrus Prisse, one of the oldest books in the world, emeralds are mentioned, in the translated text it means, “but good words are more difficult to find than the emerald, for it is by slaves that it is discovered among the rocks.” Emeralds were seen as rare gems. Emeralds were one of the first beryl gems to be discovered and documented. Emeralds were also prized by the Incas of Peru when they were discovered in Colombia. Emeralds were also prized by the Aztecs. Spanish conquistadors took thousands of emeralds back to Spain and also used them for trade. Royalty throughout the world has prized emeralds.

Colombia to this day still has the most prized emeralds, because of their quality and color. Emeralds get their color from trace amounts of chromium, this tends to form gems with the purest green colors. Other trace elements of vanadium and iron can be found in Brazil and Zimbabwe, but the color of the emeralds is not as green as the Colombian emeralds. Color and clarity are the most important factors in rating an emerald. Practically all emeralds have inclusions but oftentimes they do not detract from the value unless severe.

Emeralds are a great addition to wedding rings and are used widely in fashion rings and pendants. They can be incorporated in just about any type of jewelry. In a custom design, our jewelry design experts can show you exactly how the emerald will look in your piece before you make a final decision. Use our convenient online form or give us a call to start discussing your custom designed jewelry at (210) 490-2404.

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The April Birthstone – Diamonds, the hardest most popular gemstone.

The April Birthstone – Diamonds, the hardest most popular gemstone.

Diamonds are 58 times harder than any other gemstone on earth. The can only be cut with other diamonds. They are the most popular gemstone for wedding rings but are an excellent choice for everyday wear. DIamonds historically are popular as a clear bright cut gemstone. In recent times however colors such as yellow, pink, blue and chocolate have become used widely and are just as durable and beautiful as their clear counterparts. Diamonds can and are used in just about any piece of jewelry. Historians believe that diamonds have been used and traded as early as 4BC.

Diamonds symbolize eternal and lasting love and harmony. This is why they are used widely in wedding rings and jewelry that symbolize love. Metaphysically they are used for healing and balance and are thought to help with blood toxins and brain healing. They first gained popularity in India, but now are world renowned and coveted. They are resistant to heat, they are extremely durable and are scratch resistant. As mentioned before they are cut with other diamonds. Diamonds truly are one of the greatest choices for any jewelry.

Moses Jewelers have custom designed hundreds of wedding and engagement rings with diamonds. We’ve pretty much used them in all jewelry pieces including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, fashion pieces, signet rings, and pendants. If you have the idea and desire for a diamond custom design, we are the experts. We can custom design jewelry in person or through our convenient online form or by phone at (210) 490-2404. We can work with just about any budget and offer financing.

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Jewelry Bands – Custom Design makes it possible for any type of band creation.

Jewelry Bands – Custom Design makes it possible for any type of band creation.

Are you looking for different kinds of ring styles or band styles that can be completely unique to you or traditional ring bands? The overall choice is completely personal and up to you, but you should know all of the different kinds of band styles so you can bring your style to perfection.

One type of band has one diamond set into it and is a plain, traditionally mounted band. This would usually be a traditional engagement ring, which is then able to be personalized with different kinds of bands, ring guards, or wraps. Wedding and anniversary bands are the main rings that utilize this type of band and setting. Gypsy settings are bands that have a single extending piece of metal that gets thicker at the very top, you may have seen it before in men’s jewelry. The band is shaped like a dome, has the stone inserted into the middle of it, and doesn’t have any prongs sticking out, making the surface look and feel completely smooth and clean.

With a custom designed ring, you can have just about any band design or stackable ring design. Even rings that intertwine. Bands can be textured and multi-layered with different types of gold and jewels. No matter what type of band design you’ve seen Moses Jewelers can both duplicate and create unique band designs and best of all you’ll see the entire ring before it’s manufactured with computer-aided design.

A custom designed engagement ring for practically any budget

A custom designed engagement ring for practically any budget

Engagement rings don’t have to break the budget. A custom designed engagement ring can be designed for you with a mix of materials and cuts that can fit comfortably in what you can afford. Unfortunately, with a mass-produced ring, you may have to settle on what the jewelry store has in stock, instead of getting what you really want.

If your budget won’t allow for a bigger stone that you may have been thinking about buying, it’s not that big of an issue. The illusion of additional carats can be created by choosing a halo setting. Not only can this type of setting make the stone in the middle look bigger, it can also completely change the appearance of the diamond by giving it a vintage look. Less metal means a lower cost, so a minimal prong setting should be used. Since more of the stone is visible, a prong setting is a great way to highlight the diamond.

Pavé diamonds are small diamonds that add a crushed ice look to engagement rings. Because they’re so small, these gems are much more common and therefore less expensive. You’ll get just as much beauty as a bigger diamond could bring, for a much lower cost. Shopping for a diamond centers around the “4 Cs”—cut, carat, clarity, and color. When it comes to the carat size, you can save a considerable amount of money without sacrificing the look of the stone by buying shy of the mark. Diamond prices rise quickly at the carat and half-carat marks, which means buying just shy of it can save you 20 percent, with the difference being that the different diamond size will be barely noticeable by most people.

White gold is a fitting substitute for a metal like platinum, it’s a beautiful colored gold and it’s durable. It’s an enduring element, resistant to rust and corrosion, still looks appealing, and is far nicer to your budget. A mixture of gold colors can also be an option that’ll give you an expensive look but may be more into your budget. Setting a budget is highly important and financing options may be available if you want to go out of budget on the short-term, yet pay off the ring over time. Having a frank conversation with your designer will allow them to create the perfect custom designed engagement ring and the designer will be able to point you in the direction of what is possible.

The circular diamond cut in jewelry and custom design

The circular diamond cut in jewelry and custom design

Diamond jewelers have attempted throughout history to make the best diamond cuts in order to increase the beauty and value of raw diamonds. There are many types of cuts that have achieved this goal, but perhaps none has been as popular nor important as the circular diamond cut. After many years and generations of diamond cutters, this did finally occur. The rough diamond cut became famous for its unique features and attractiveness to gem enthusiasts.

A circular shape, for a diamond, allows the gem to show off 58 beautiful sides, which are also more than any other kind of diamond cut. Due to this, the circle cut diamond, also known as brilliant round diamonds, are also very good light reflectors. They are the most popular diamonds on sale, and people search for them often. They make perfect engagement rings if that is what you’re after.

The circle cut is the most wearable of the diamonds, and this makes it the most popular choice for people. Whatever the build of the jewelry may be, the circle cut is an improvement to the visual appearance of the item. The bruting machine, invented in the late 1800s, made it so diamonds could be easily cut in the circular shape. Up until this point, diamonds had been cut in a cushion cut, and it wasn’t until this invention that circular cuts were feasible. These first circular cuts came to be known as European cut diamonds, and though they were the same cut as their modern counterparts, they were also much different than today’s round cuts.

Circle cut diamonds are usually sold for a higher price than other types of cuts. A reason for this price difference is because this gem’s roughness is usually taken away, which is expensive. Along with this, this kind of large, round diamond cut is in high demand very often, which makes them more expensive than they would otherwise be. They may be more costly, but they are extremely good choices for jewelry. They are visually appealing perfect fits that can be beautifully shown off if you ever wear them to any particular event. The circular cut diamond is a perfect choice for a custom-designed ring, pendant or earrings.

The History of the Diamond in Jewelry Design and Engagement Rings

The History of the Diamond in Jewelry Design and Engagement Rings

A person may have a thought at some point as to why diamond rings became the most popular way to symbolize engagement, especially since they can be costly. There are indeed many alternatives to this classic ring, however, the diamond engagement ring is still the standard and most deeply rooted choice. From 2800 BC onwards, it was tradition to symbolize a union between two people, as even before the modern day there was an instinct to find a symbol for this. Diamond engagement rings did not become the standard until somewhat recently, surprisingly, even with the history surrounding tokens with symbolic value.

The first recorded appearance of this ring was during the Renaissance. During ancient times before this point, the standard was two rings to symbolize marriage, a gold ring for the public, and an iron ring for more private areas, like the house. The practice continued as it became more customary until it was challenged as a tradition during the Middle Ages, where it was declared that there was to be a waiting period between receiving the ring and marriage. An idea of giving one special engagement ring, and then a second ring during the ceremony began to catch on. In 1477, Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with a ring inset with diamonds that formed an “M” shape, which was the first time this had been done. It then began to be used more often by people with higher social class.

Until the discovery of diamond mines in Southern Africa, the demand for this ring was terrible due to lacking in resources. The demand naturally increased exponentially with this discovery, and huge amounts of diamonds began being produced per year. However, this did not mean that they became cheaper. Diamond engagement rings were almost unattainable for those with financial hardship or limits, and this only became even more apparent after the Great Depression began. Their popularity quickly shrunk after they became unaffordable.

It only looked bleaker when research began suggesting that they were going out of style with younger people. Excess diamonds weren’t in use and the mines themselves were on the verge of shutdown. But in 1938, the diamond cartel De Beers created a marketing campaign that would forever change the public’s view of diamonds and diamond rings. Before this campaign, the demand was still abysmal. Their goal was to show that diamond engagement rings were affordable and some of the best choices for an engagement ring. This campaign began with making the 4 Cs of diamonds, cut, carats, color, and clarity, abundantly clear to people. Due to actions they took, diamond engagement rings became ever-present in media, and thus could be seen for their high value more often. This was precisely what they wanted, and by 1947, they introduced the phrase “A Diamond is Forever,” and the demand for diamond rings skyrocketed. By 1990, 80% of all engagement rings had diamonds in them. It may be surprising to note that they were standardized recently, and by a single company, as these rings are so intertwined with the modern societal culture at this point that they will forever remain the symbol that they have grown to be. Diamonds may be forever tied to special occasions, especially engagement rings and custom jewelry design.