Wedding rings: Couple your taste with the latest trends for timeless treasures
After your vows are said, your flowers have wilted and your wedding dress is stored away, one tangible element of your wedding day will stay with you, day-after-day. Whether you’re wearing fancy formal evening wear or casual clothes, your wedding ring will always be a part of your attire.
Choosing a wedding ring that will complement your style throughout your lifetime is a major decision, and one that should be made with all options available. We at Jon’s Fine Jewelry visits multiple jewelry shows each year in order to stay current on the latest styles and keep up with wedding ring trends. Here are four of the latest wedding ring rages.
1. THE HALO EFFECT
The halo-set diamond is gaining more popularity due to its ability to create an illusion of a larger diamond for a more affordable price. With this design, a border of small diamonds is strategically placed around the center diamond to emphasize its size and brilliance.
A Hearts on Fire halo-set diamond engagement ring will show the world the magnitude of your love. The Transcend engagement ring shown above features the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds set in a halo surrounding the exclusive Dream cut diamond. Hearts on Fire also includes wedding bands to enhance the engagement ring.
2. ONE-OF-A-KIND DESIGN
Every woman can envision her dream wedding ring. At Jon’s Fine Jewelry, if we are unable to match the bride’s vision to a ring in our collections, we are able to custom-make the ring of her dreams using our CAD-CAM program. Additionally, owner Jon Miller travels to Antwerp, Belgium each year to hand-select the finest diamonds. He will personally call you from Belgium to discuss your diamond. Using this method, brides and grooms with the assurance of the most beautiful diamond available to match their expectations, as well as an everlasting story of how their diamond was selected.
3. WHITE GOLD
White gold has always been a popular trend. Platinum, a naturally white metal, signifies purity and durability. It is a highly desired metal when creating or purchasing an engagement ring. White gold is a more affordable option when trying to achieve the platinum look.
4. “MEN-GAGEMENT” RINGS
Engagement rings for men are, in fact, also becoming a new trend. The “men-gagement” ring is a fairly new concept, and represents a way for happy couples to exchange symbols of their love for one another. Alternative metals, such as titanium, tungsten, cobalt, zirconium and even wood make for great men’s engagement rings.
Once the wedding takes place, the groom may change his men-gagement ring to the other hand, or wear it as an alternative ring.
Award-winning bridal jewelry provided exclusively on the Space Coast by Jon’s Fine Jewelry
Kirk Kara is a proud winner of the 2012 Jewelers Choice Award, an annual design competition that recognizes the best designs created by jewelry designers and manufacturers. Kirk Kara is the only designer to win first place five years consecutively in the Bridal category.
This year, the belles of the ball are from Kirk Kara’s acclaimed Charlotte Collection and Angelique Collection, both winning first place in their respective Best Bridal categories. Creating each of these handcrafted designs involves a variety of meticulous procedures, including hand-carving the mold, setting the finest stones, and engraving the official Kirk Kara trademark. Kirk Kara remains true to its values from the family company’s past: art, passion and craftsmanship.
Kirk Kara is a Los Angeles-based fine jewelry company, family owned since 1890. Jon’s Fine Jewelry is the only jewelry store on the Space Coast to offer pieces from their artistically stunning collections. View the winning designs at www.kirkkara.com.
Submitted by Scherri Reimer of Jon’s Fine Jewelry. 215 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa Village. (321) 631-0270. www.jonsfinejewelry.com