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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.
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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.

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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.

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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Anna 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.

Jenny Kwon Designs Triad Equilibrium ring with three rose-cut diamonds, $1,200

 

 

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