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 DUKES

This 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



SWEET SIMPLICITY

➤ When it comes to jewelry that’s meant to last a lifetime, simplicity often reigns supreme. Classic solitaires with a few creative flourishes are as timeless as can be.


 

STULLER

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

 


 

SIMPLY DIAMONDS

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

 


 

JEWELRY INNOVATIONS

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

 


 

NOAM CARVER

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

 


 

WITH THE BAND

➤ For customers with a taste for lots of sparkle, bejeweled bands are an elegant solution that offers plenty of flexibility. They’re just as easily paired with an engagement ring as worn solo.


 

GOLDSTEIN DIAMONDS

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


 


 

ALLISON-KAUFMAN

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

 


 


A PERFECT PEAR

➤ Among the fancy cut diamonds that are receiving renewed attention, pearshape stones are some of the most appealing. Their combination of sharp and rounded curves is glamorous, creates the illusion of long fingers and has standout star quality.


 

GN DIAMOND

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

 


 

KIM INTERNATIONAL

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

 


 

MARTIN FLYER

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

 


 

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