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Modern or Vintage: Which Engagement Ring Style Is Right For Her?

Shopping for engagement rings can be an incredibly difficult thing to do if you don’t know where to start. By doing a little research on ring styles, you can find the perfect ring for her. Certain engagement rings tend to match with particular personality types. Also, a woman’s sense of style will often inform the type of engagement ring setting she’d prefer. However, be sure to consider these suggestions as merely that. While these guidelines may be helpful in shopping for a ring, they are not hard and fast rules. If you are considering either a modern or vintage ring, keep reading for suggestions on how to decide between the two.

Modern or Vintage Rings

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A modern engagement ring in 18k white gold

Modern rings tend to be favored by women with edgy styles and strong personalities. They combine the sleek and elegant clean lines and tend to have channel set diamonds. Also, modern engagement rings often include multiple diamonds. On the other hand, vintage rings are more subtle. The handcrafted detailing seen in many vintage engagement rings demonstrates careful attention. Additionally, vintage rings often have a nostalgic feel, and they are a great choice for a woman with a big heart. Finally, many modern rings are set in either white gold or platinum while vintage rings are typically yellow or rose gold.

One Diamond or Many Stones?

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A hand engraved vintage engagement ring in 18k rose gold

Another element that may help you decide which engagement ring style is right for her is figuring out how many diamonds she’d prefer. The most traditional engagement ring is the simple yellow gold solitaire. While classic, it is definitely not the choice for every woman. Modern engagement rings tend to feature additional diamonds either on the band in pave settings or around the center stone in halo settings. Vintage rings are often solitaires, but they also include three stone settings that help make the center diamond look even larger and shine brighter.

Shopping for an engagement ring online can be a daunting task. But, by learning about different ring styles, you can find the perfect ring for her. For assistance in picking out a ring or designing a custom engagement ring, contact Adiamor today at service@adiamor.com!

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A Man’s Guide To Engagement Ring Styles: Part 2

We started our man’s guide to engagement ring styles yesterday on the Adiamor blog. Today, we are continuing our break down of engagement ring settings with part two of our guide. Hopefully, these lessons will help future husbands pick out the perfect ring for their brides to be. Keep reading the blog to finish up our series on a man’s guide to engagement ring styles!

Modern Engagement Ring Settings

When most people think of modern engagement rings, they think of contemporary styles. Nevertheless, “modern” refers more to the 20th century architecture and art styles that it does styles that are in the moment. Because of this, modern rings will not go out of style next year. Modern rings typically include channel set diamonds that blend together the natural elements of precious metals and diamonds with clean, sleek style. Modern engagement rings are an excellent choice for future brides who prefer elegant looks backed with confidence and style.

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Split Shank Engagement Ring Settings

For brides looking for a different twist on the classic diamond engagement ring, split shank rings are the perfect choice. The split shank band splits before wrapping the center diamond which causes the eye to focus on the center. In this manner, the split shank engagement ring places the focal point on the diamond’s fire and brilliance. Although the split shank style is a spin on traditional styles, it is still a versatile engagement ring style that can be combined with other looks to create stunning, modern rings. For example, split shank rings can feature pave bands or halo settings around the diamond to add even more sparkle.

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Vintage Engagement Ring Settings

Although the concept of an engagement ring has been around for centuries, the early 20th century saw a huge rise in popularity of diamond engagement rings. During this time, the Art Deco period also had a great influence on popular culture. Perhaps it is for this reason that so many future brides desire a vintage style engagement ring. Vintage rings find their inspiration from the handcrafted details and combine these aesthetics with modern sensibilities to create truly gorgeous engagement rings. When shopping for a bride who finds their style cues from the past, a vintage engagement ring setting is an excellent choice.

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Gemstone Engagement Ring Settings

When many engagement ring styles seek to add additional diamonds, gemstone rings opt for pops of color by adding additional gemstones. In recent years, gemstone engagement ring settings have seen a massive rise in popularity. One of the main reasons for this increase is brides are preferring to have their rings match their personalities, and adding colorful gemstones to their engagement ring provides this opportunity. If you are considering purchasing a gemstone engagement ring, consider adding gemstone accents that utilize her birthstone.

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Thanks for reading a man’s guide to engagement ring styles. For more engagement ring information, check out the Adiamor education center today!