Congratulations you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, now to pop the question and seal the deal! But perhaps you need a helping hand with the inside scoop on the engagement rings every bride will want to get on their finger in 2016. Finding the right ring for your partner that’s modern, on trend and stylish whilst also standing the test of time comes with a lot of pressure, because unlike a wedding dress, this ring you wear forever. We hear this year it’s all about the coloured stones, nature inspired styles, stackable rings, mixed metals particularly yellow gold and rose gold this year. Have a look at some of our favourite styles.
Coloured gemstones add some real personality and style whilst adding luxury. This kind of pop of colour can make you feel that bit extra special giving you something totally unique without having to break the bank unless you go for white or coloured diamonds. Many couples are opting for bold statement gemstones from the vibrant teals and sapphires to the less obvious pinks and yellow gems which would put a smile on every fashionistas face.
We adore this Lulu Frost ring. Inspired by the idea of hidden messages and acrostic symbols found in Victorian jewellery, this 18-carat gold ring from the Code Words Collection is handcrafted and spells out the word ‘Love’ using Labradorite, Opal, Violet amethyst and Emerald. This gets extra brownie points for the fact that you could spell out ‘always and forever’ or ‘dearest’, adding that personal touch.
If you want to get a ring thats especially personalised check out Hattie Rickards who creates bespoke engagement rings in secret with the groom or in collaboration with the bride that reflect your personality and style. We found ourselves gushing over ‘Jess’ claw set green amethyst and diamond in 18ct yellow gold.
Engagement rings inspired by nature are a big thing at the moment, think anything from garden flowers to woodland elements all created to evoke a delicate femininity with a touch of drama. Try the De Beers Adonis Rose gold solitaire ring on for size. Inspired by Aphrodite’s love for her Adonis, this unique ring is a designed pink gold band with bezel-set marquise diamonds, pavé round brilliants and a claw-set centre solitaire.
We’ve got a thing for this 18ct yellow gold ring with two pavé diamond oak leaves crossing over at the top by Asprey London
Rose gold is a unique colour of gold thats taking the world of all things wedding by storm. The sheer romance of rose gold make it perfect for engagement rings. For vintage-inspired designs as well as the more modern styles, Rose gold looks fab. Men are also getting in on the action and choosing a rose-gold wedding band that coordinates with their bride’s.
This Tiffany Harmony is beautiful. Round brilliant diamonds are delicately cradled in a tapered band. In 18ct rose gold. Although it’s not a tradition engagement ring it’s certainly high in the style stakes. We love the Lucida band ring to match in 18ct rose gold and platinum.
This fashionable trend is growing massively and has well and truly made it’s mark in the world of bridal jewellery. Brides usually go for an engagement and a wedding band but by embracing this trend you can really go to town. We are mad about stackable bands which create the perfect chance to express your individuality. You can add as many bands as you like in different shapes, sizes and colours. Sometimes more is more!
Anna Sheffield has some classic styles with a twist and each and everyone of them gives us butterflies because they are totally wearable from now until forever whilst also allowing you the possibility to mix and match. The Art Deco inspired Sheaves band is stacked here in Suite No.04 to beautiful affect with a sleek, Diamond Dusted Hazeline band and a subtle brushed gold Classic band. The trilogy of gold colors is a sentimental as well as adaptable style with mixed metals and the delicate sparkle of pavé set diamonds. You get the mixed metal trend incorporated in this style too, what’s not to love?
This is fantastic news because your ring will go with your whole entire wardrobe blending together for a great on trend look. Check out this classic style also by Anna Sheffield, using rose and white gold to create a delicate silhouette. Why stick to one metal when you can have two?
Remember whatever style or size you are going for there will be a wedding band so have a think about how you want them to sit together. If things get too tricky your safest bet is to get your partner’s ideas when picking out a ring; we are sure they’d love to be involved. Now you’ve narrowed down the the options for the engagement ring all you have to do is sort the proposal details…
Still longing for some more inspiration? Check out these more classic styles!