ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS
Working with clients who are buying engagement and wedding rings is an opportunity to create lifelong memories and to build a relationship with lifelong customers. To make sure that crucial transaction gets off to a good start, cover the bases with the most in-demand styles. There’s been a return to understated solitaires, pear-shaped stones and diamond-studded bands. — TANYA DUKESThis article originally appeared in the September 2016 edition of INSTORE.
GABRIEL & CO.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The hammered finish gives the piece a lovingly handwrought quality.DESCRIPTION: 14K white gold diamond solitaire MSRP: $1,040 (excluding center stone) (212)-519-1400 | gabrielny.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: The softly hued rose gold, gently rounded silhouette and repeating pairs of diamonds have a romantic aura.DESCRIPTION: 14K rose gold 6.5mm round engagement ring mounting MSRP: $510 (excluding center stone) (800) 877-7777 | stuller.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: A gently tapered shank and contrasting gold prongs draw the eye directly to the glittering center stone.DESCRIPTION: 14K white and rose gold ring with diamond pavé (0.89 TCW) and center diamond (0.75 TCW) MSRP: $2,399 (800) 746-7062 | simplydiamondsusa.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: It has sleek, contemporary good looks with a metal to match. The ring is made from a patented alloy that doesn’t oxidize, change shape or color.DESCRIPTION: Serinium and diamond engagement ring MSRP: $1,380 (excluding center stone) (800) 872-6840 | jewelryinnovationsllc.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: No one can resist a ring with graceful engraved details. It will look like an heirloom on the first day it’s worn.DESCRIPTION: 14K yellow gold hand engraved engagement ring MSRP: $950 (excluding center stone) (866) 214-7464 | noamcarver.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: The combination of stone shapes adds dimension.DESCRIPTION: 18K white gold band with baguette diamonds (1.84 TCW) and round brilliant diamonds (1.55 TCW) MSRP: $13,000 (480) 945-4367 | goldsteindiamonds.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s not just the diamonds that give this ring shine. The textured gold catches lots of light.DESCRIPTION: 14K white and yellow gold ring with diamonds (0.68 TCW) MSRP: $4,194 (800) 800-8908 | allisonkaufman.com
UNDER THE CROWN / BERNARD NACHT & CO.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The yellow diamonds look like sunshine.DESCRIPTION: Wedding ring with radiant-cut fancy yellow diamonds (6.95 TCW) MSRP: $41,000 (212) 371-8100 | underthecrown.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: PThe diamonds’ low profile and bezel setting keep them protected.DESCRIPTION: 14K white gold and diamond band MSRP: from $5,000 (800) 724-8810 | gndiamond.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: Placing a fancy shape center stone in a classic halo mounting gives the style an unexpected spin.DESCRIPTION: 18K gold and diamond pear shape halo ring MSRP: $3,099 (excluding center stone) (800) 275-5555 | kimint.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s a clever design. The intersecting lines of the shank seamlessly match the contours of the center diamond.DESCRIPTION: 14K white gold and diamond (0.48 TCW) ring MSRP: $3,025 (excluding center stone) (212) 840-8899 | martinflyer.com
ROMAN + JULES
WHY WE LOVE IT: Concentric halos of yellow and white diamond pavé frame the center stone and make it look huge.DESCRIPTION: 18K ring in white and yellow gold with a center yellow diamond (1.18 TCW) and round white and yellow diamonds MSRP: $19,725 (516) 498-8282 | romanandjules.com