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The Best Engagement Rings of 2017 Part 1

As we reach the final stretch of 2017, we thought it would be a good time to reflect. Looking back at all the rings we shared on Facebook this year, we made a list of our top 10 most popular engagement rings of 2017. Keep reading below to learn more about each of these rings in part 1 of our best engagement rings round up!

Our Best Engagement Rings of 2017: #10

french cut cushion halo

Our top 10 list was generated by our followers on Facebook. First on the list is the Adiamor French cut cushion halo engagement ring. This particular platinum version is shown with a 1 carat cushion cut diamond center stone.  Click here to view more photos of R2940.

Best Rings of 2017: #9

vintage leaf diamond engagement

At #9 we have our Adiamor vintage leaf diamond engagement ring. Available in multiple ring metals, it is shown here in yellow gold. This ring looks great with many types of diamond shapes, but it is pictured with a 0.75ct  oval cut diamond center stone. Check out more photos of R2994 here.

#8 Best Engagement Ring of 2017

french cut basket setting

Coming in as the 8th most popular ring is the Adiamor 2mm French Cut Basket engagement setting. This pave engagement ring is perfectly proportioned with a 2mm band. Also, the ring is shown with a 1.5 carat round cut center diamond. View more photos of R3071 here.

Most Popular 2017 Engagement Ring #7

perfect solitaire

Our perfect solitaire is classic and elegant, making it the perfectly placed at number 7 on the list! One of our all time favorites, it is shown here with a 1.60 ct round cut center stone. The band is slightly knife edged, and the basket is perfectly scalloped. Learn more about R3099 here.

Check back later this week for Part 2 of our Best Engagement Rings of 2017!

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What Are The Best Rose Gold Engagement Ring Settings?

If you are shopping for an engagement ring, you may have been asked “what type of metal do you prefer the ring to be made out of?”  Rose gold is becoming more popular with its beautiful pink color.  It is composed of both gold and copper, and it is the high percentage of copper that produces the warm and rich rose metal color.  Since copper alloys were most common in the 19th century, most antique jewelry is rose gold.  It has become even more sought after in recent years with a look that is both modern and vintage.  The rosy warm color is a romantic look and pairs beautifully with diamonds; it is also suitable for all skin tones due to its soft appearance.

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Adiamor R2998 paired with R2987
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Adiamor R2972 paired with R2982
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. French Cut Basket

One style that is very popular is the French cut basket setting. It looks great in rose gold and with an oval cut center diamond.  Both Blake Lively and Julianne Hough have oval cut diamond center stones set in a rose gold setting.  Our Adiamor R2981 is an elegant choice in rose gold. It showcases the oval center diamond and has a dainty band at 1.5mm wide with diamonds that extend half way down the band.  The basket is adorned with French cut diamonds. You are also able to customize this ring by adding diamonds to the prongs for added brilliance!

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French Cut Basket and Oval Diamond
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Close up of Blake Lively’s Ring

2. French Cut Cushion Halo

Another engagement ring setting that looks great in rose gold is the French cut cushion halo with a round center diamond.  Evan Peters proposed to Emma Roberts with a round cut diamond center stone set in a rose gold cushion shape halo.  Our Adiamor version, R2940 features brilliant cut round diamonds that total approximately 0.35 carat total weight on the setting.  This cushion halo setting can accommodate both a cushion cut center stone as well as a round cut.  Shown with a round cut center stone, it has the best of both worlds: the brilliance of a round diamond and the soft edges of the cushion shape halo.  Alternative center stone shapes can also be found in our Adiamor French Cut Halo Collection.
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French Cut Cushion Halo

3. The Dainty Solitaire

The Dainty Solitaire setting with a round cut center diamond is simple and refined, while at the same time modern and stylish in rose gold.  Lauren Conrad made this style popular.  Here she pairs her engagement ring with a French cut diamond wedding band.  Our Adiamor version, R3046 is 1.7mm wide and can be set with any shape or size center stone of your choice.  The simplicity of this ring is timeless and will never go out of style, while the rose gold metal is a soft and romantic touch.  If you want a style that will make your center stone stand out, then this is the ring for you!

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Dainty Solitaire and Round Diamond

4. Custom 3 Row Micro Pave Basket

Oval cut diamonds look great when set in a rose gold custom 3-row micro pave basket engagement ring setting.  Whitney Port’s engagement ring from Tim Rosenman is both classic and modern at the same time.  This fashionista is all about standing out and being unique, which is exactly what her rose gold oval cut engagement ring says.  Our Adiamor version, R3077 is absolute perfection!  This ring has 3 rows of micro pave diamonds for the maximum amount of brilliance!  This ring with an oval cut center diamond is stunning, but can be made for any diamond shape that you select.

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3 Row Micro Pave and Oval Diamond

5. Bezel Set Solitaire Engagement

A bezel set solitaire setting with an Asscher cut center diamond looks beautiful in rose gold.  When Adam Brody proposed to Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester, he did it with this Art Deco inspired bezel set solitaire in rose gold with an Asscher cut center diamond.  Our bezel set solitaire version R3055 is sophisticated and modern.  The band is 1.7mm wide and can be polished to a sand, matte, hammered, or high polish finish.  This has a true vintage feel that will never go out of style!

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Bezel Set Solitaire and Asscher Diamond

Let us know your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter, and browse our collection of rose gold engagement rings here.

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Emerald Cut Diamond Custom Engagement Rings

We recently built these two gorgeous custom engagement rings for emerald cut diamonds. Both center stones were each around .50 ct, but each one ring is so different- they really show the style of the customers! Take a peak at each of these custom emerald cut diamond rings below!

Custom Rose Gold Ring

This was a completely custom vintage-inspired rose gold ring. Check out the milgrain detailing!

Custom Rose Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Custom Rose Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Custom Emerald Cut Halo Diamond Ring

This ring is R2940 built for an emerald cut diamond. R2940 can be custom built for many different diamond shapes or sizes!

Custom Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Custom Emerald Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
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Spring Wedding Trends in 2013

Easter is this weekend, and Spring is finally here! We’re seeing a profusion of fantastic new wedding trends to be on the lookout for this year. We’ve compiled a short list of our favorite Spring Wedding Trends in 2013 to keep in mind when planning your wedding this year!

Going Gatsby

The Roaring 20’s have come roaring back, and not a moment too soon! Think deco-inspired designs, old Hollywood glamour, tweeds and tons of sweet details evoking that by-gone era…

Gatsby Glamour, image courtesy of love my dress.net
Gatsby Glamour, image courtesy of love my dress.net

Asscher, Asscher, Asscher

Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor
Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor

Continuing the Vintage love, some of the hottest diamonds right now are Asscher cuts; these distinctive diamonds feature it’s signature X in the center, and their tiered faceting creates a Hall of Mirrors effect that is simply irresistible! Adiamor recommends sticking with a high clarity grade when selecting an Asscher cut diamond engagement ring, as these cuts showcase the clarity and transparency of the diamond much like an Emerald cut.

 

 

Minty Sweet

Bella Cupcakes Mint Green Wedding Cake, Image courtesy of Bella Cupcakes
Bella Cupcakes Mint Green Wedding Cake, Image courtesy of Bella Cupcakes

 

From cakes to flowers, bridesmaid’s dresses and  more, we are totally, utterly in love with Mint this year. A fresh, romantic spin on Pantone’s color of the year, Emerald, the pastel shades of mint is perfect for Spring weddings, especially when paired with shades of pink and gold to provide a gorgeous contrast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Rose By Any Other Name…

Rose gold is still going strong as a favorite engagement rings and wedding bands. A

Rose Gold and Diamond Pave Engagement Ring from Adiamor
Rose Gold and Diamond Pave Engagement Ring from Adiamor

gorgeous alternative to the traditional yellow and white gold and platinum metals couples usually select, rose gold glows with a distinctive luster and is a beautiful way to showcase your dazzling diamond!

 

 

 

 

 

The Bouquet

Bouquet with Vintage Brooch and Lace - Image Courtesy of Style me Pretty.com
Bouquet with Vintage Brooch and Lace – Image Courtesy of Style me Pretty.com

We’re seeing TONS of peonies as the bloom of choice to use this year, and brides are mixing it up in a big way by incorporating feathers, wheat, succulents and even kale into their bridal bouquets. The perfect finishing touch is wrapping your stems in ribbon or lace and finishing with a special charm such as an antique brooch, cameo or other item that has special significance.

Backdrops and Photobooths

Fabulous Fabric Backdrops - Image courtesy of weddings by lily.com
Fabulous Fabric Backdrops – Image courtesy of weddings by lily.com

Whether they’re DIY or made to order, these draping, fluttering backdrops add a dash of whimsy to an otherwise very formal occasion.

Love Birds

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Love Birds – Image courtesy of online wedding help.com

Birds are everywhere this Spring, and we couldn’t be happier to tweet about it! Details like feather headpieces, birdy cake toppers, invitations embossed with sweet silhouettes and more continue to pop up everywhere!

 

What do you think of the Spring Wedding Trends for 2013? Would you incorporate any of them into your wedding? If you could do your wedding all over again, which trend would you love to include? Leave a comment and let us know what you think! 🙂

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History of Art Deco Jewelry Designs, Pt 1

The 1920s were a time of dramatic changes in many areas, including the styles of fashion and jewelry. The Art Nouveau movement, which was popular before Art Deco, focused on curving lines, delicate details and natural imagery. In jewelry, figures of women with fairy wings and images from nature were popular, as well as subtle, soft-looking stones such as moonstone and pearl. With the advent of Art Deco, these trends transformed into bolder, more geometric styles, while maintaining the attention to detail. Diamonds were often placed in combination with onyx for a sharp, black and white contrast, or colored gems like emeralds and rubies to form abstract designs.

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Jewelry Examples, Images Courtesy of Lang Antiques & Alson Jewelers
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Jewelry Examples, Images Courtesy of Lang Antiques & Alson Jewelers

These changes in Art Deco jewelry designs mirrored the changes in fashion. With women’s shorter haircuts and lower necklines, long earrings were the perfect accessories to fill up this newly empty space between hair and shoulders. Dresses were looser, with dropped waists and shorter hemlines.  Emphasis was on vertical lines from head to toe, and long necklaces accenting these long lines.

Pearls were very popular as a necklace choice, as well as a variety of gemstones. Women’s foreheads were no longer in styles, and were often covered by hair, tight-fitting cloche hats, and head pieces. This also gave jewelry designers the opportunity to create elaborate decorations for women’s hair, often with precious materials like platinum and diamonds.

Art Deco Bridal Hair Comb, Image Courtesy of One Wed
Art Deco Bridal Hair Comb, Image Courtesy of One Wed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This transformation of style from Art Nouveau to Art Deco was seen in rings, as well. Graceful elements inspired by natural motifs gave way to a more linear graphic style emphasizing the length of the hand. For some curved lines and pave details reminiscent of the Art Nouveau style, check out this ring:

Twisted Pave Halo Engagement Ring by Adiamor
Twisted Pave Halo Engagement Ring by Adiamor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a bolder, more linear look, try this Art Deco-inspired ring.

Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor
Art Deco Inspired Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Adiamor

 

 

Want to know how Art Deco got its name?

Curious how King Tut affected the styles of jewelry in the 1920s?

Stay tuned for the next installment, Art Deco Jewelry Designs Part 2: The Heyday.

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Cushion Cut Engagement Rings: A Vintage Look You’ll Love

Cushion cut engagement rings are perfect for the woman that wants a vintage look. Also referred to as the “antique cut” these diamonds get their name due to their resemblance to an overstuffed seat cushion. Their puffy appearance give them a softer feel than other diamond cuts and they have 60 facets as opposed to other cuts that traditionally have 80. Cushion cut diamonds have rounded corners and they are square in shape. The cut is similar to emerald, princess, and oval cut diamonds. The cushion cut became popular before the invention of electric bulbs and was referred to as the “candlelight diamond” because of their brilliance when viewed by candlelight.

Cushion cut engagement rings will set you apart from the crowd. They are somewhat harder to come by in jewelry stores and many people find them at antique stores or estate sales.

If you are on the fence about purchasing a cushion cut engagement ring, here are some facts that might help.

* Cushion cut diamonds are softer and less geometric so they have a more romantic feeling to them.
* Cushion cut engagement rings will certainly set you apart from the crowd. They are unique and are also harder to find.
* Flaws on a cushion cut diamond are more prominent because there are less facets so you should conduct a very thorough check for inclusions and blemishes before you make your purchase.
* Because cushion cut diamonds have 20 less facets than other diamond cuts, they will not reflect and retract light as easily and this leads to less brilliance and sparkle.