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As the year winds down engagement season is still in full swing. But with the arrival of 2016, new wedding jewelry designs will follow a few key trends. Get a jump on some of the currents that will influence next year’s happy couples before the confetti falls on New Year’s Eve.

 

Tanya Dukes


Senior editor, INSTORE and INDESIGN.
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s the year winds down engagement season is still in full swing. But with the arrival of 2016, new wedding jewelry designs will follow a few key trends. Get a jump on some of the currents that will influence next year’s happy couples before the confetti falls on New Year’s Eve.

COLOR WHEELS

For all the talk of color creeping into the wedding and engagement category, lots of women will not give up on the idea of a diamond solitaire. One way to inject color into wedding jewelry without sacrificing the traditional solitaire is with an eternity band with gemstones.

Four Engagement Ideas for 2016 Jane Taylor baguette eternity bands in 14K or 18K gold and champagne diamonds, sapphires and aquamarine, from $2,540

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ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

Fancy shape diamonds a have been getting plenty of attention, but look for mountings with unusual shapes to make an impact, too. Stripped down designs that play up a stone’s character can make an engagement ring feel fashionable without looking trendy or fussy.

Four Engagement Ideas for 2016 Monique Péan 1.87 antique oval rose-cut ring with diamond pavé, $52,770

IN THE PINK

Pantone’s pick of pink quartz as a color of the year is bound to trickle into the wedding and engagement category. It’s a hue that’s frothy, romantic and soft enough to be neutral. Rose-colored quartz will obviously gain momentum. Morganite, pale pink sapphires and—for those with the requisit

Four Engagement Ideas for 2016Anna Sheffield 14K morganite ring with white diamonds, $8,000

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PETITE PERFECTION

Itsy bitsy rings that are reminiscent of the stackable styles that we’ve seen in the fashion category are also likely to make their way into the world of weddings. Brides who want to adapt that look for their wedding jewelry will sometimes opt for an engagement ring on a smaller scale and add more pieces with the passage of time.

Four Engagement Ideas for 2016Jenny Kwon Designs Triad Equilibrium ring with three rose-cut diamonds, $1,200

 

 

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Four Engagement Ideas for 2016

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As the year winds down engagement season is still in full swing. But with the arrival of 2016, new wedding jewelry designs will follow a few key trends. Get a jump on some of the currents that will influence next year’s happy couples before the confetti falls on New Year’s Eve.

 

Tanya Dukes


Senior editor, INSTORE and INDESIGN.
A

s the year winds down engagement season is still in full swing. But with the arrival of 2016, new wedding jewelry designs will follow a few key trends. Get a jump on some of the currents that will influence next year’s happy couples before the confetti falls on New Year’s Eve.

COLOR WHEELS

For all the talk of color creeping into the wedding and engagement category, lots of women will not give up on the idea of a diamond solitaire. One way to inject color into wedding jewelry without sacrificing the traditional solitaire is with an eternity band with gemstones.

Advertisement

Four Engagement Ideas for 2016 Jane Taylor baguette eternity bands in 14K or 18K gold and champagne diamonds, sapphires and aquamarine, from $2,540

ARCHITECTURAL MODELS

Fancy shape diamonds a have been getting plenty of attention, but look for mountings with unusual shapes to make an impact, too. Stripped down designs that play up a stone’s character can make an engagement ring feel fashionable without looking trendy or fussy.

Four Engagement Ideas for 2016 Monique Péan 1.87 antique oval rose-cut ring with diamond pavé, $52,770

IN THE PINK

Pantone’s pick of pink quartz as a color of the year is bound to trickle into the wedding and engagement category. It’s a hue that’s frothy, romantic and soft enough to be neutral. Rose-colored quartz will obviously gain momentum. Morganite, pale pink sapphires and—for those with the requisit

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Four Engagement Ideas for 2016Anna Sheffield 14K morganite ring with white diamonds, $8,000

PETITE PERFECTION

Itsy bitsy rings that are reminiscent of the stackable styles that we’ve seen in the fashion category are also likely to make their way into the world of weddings. Brides who want to adapt that look for their wedding jewelry will sometimes opt for an engagement ring on a smaller scale and add more pieces with the passage of time.

Four Engagement Ideas for 2016Jenny Kwon Designs Triad Equilibrium ring with three rose-cut diamonds, $1,200

 

 

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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