For the couple who is at the forefront of cutting edge fashion and contemporary design, a modern engagement ring is the best way to celebrate your individual style and put a ring on it at the same time.
Contemporary ring design is characterized by its sleek aesthetic, clean lines, and minimalistic approach. Modern jewelry often features bezel or prong settings on untraditional stones, like rough or natural diamonds and gemstones. It’s all about being unconventional, alternative, and ahead of the curve. Let’s face it, it’s 2018, and there is no need to fit into conventional style guidelines anymore. Throw in your own flair – be weird, be different, do what you like. Whether you want an ombre halo, or a starburst of sapphires, or even a meteor ring, contemporary style is focused on expressing YOURself and the things that are unique to YOU.
MODERN DESIGN ELEMENT: UNEXPECTED ACCENTS
MODERN DESIGN ELEMENT: STRONG SETTINGS
Modern engagement ring settings often feature bezel or prong settings, because of the many variations these types of settings offer. Bezel settings, like on The Lauren, can be minimalistic and clean. They also are strong and durable, making sure your stone stays in place forever. Prong settings can be exaggerated for a more dramatic effect, like on The Nicole. This setting is generally more traditional, but like all contemporary design can be reimagined to create a new expression.
MODERN DESIGN ELEMENT: SCULPTURAL BANDS
MODERN DESIGN ELEMENT: USE OF COLOR
Something that traditional engagement rings frequently lack is color. Avoiding the use of white diamonds, modern engagement rings expertly utilize colored diamonds and gemstones, without sacrificing sophistication. The Maria uses a smokey grey diamond and deep blue sapphires, completely throwing tradition out of the window, opting for a more dramatic and stylish look. Using color adds an element of depth and mystery to your jewelry. Another example of a truly modern use of color is the ombre diamond halo in The Molly. These dark diamonds add an unexpected twist to a timeless silhouette. Add a touch of color into your ring design to show personality and make your custom engagement ring even more personal.
MODERN DESIGN ELEMENT: LESS IS MORE
The Andrea gets its organic look from a hammered finish.
MODERN DESIGN ELEMENT: ETHICAL EMBELLISHMENTS
A three stone engagement ring like The Chelsea is a timeless design, but the moissanite stones make it totally modern.
Modern engagement ring design can take a variety of forms. While there are basic elements that characterize this contemporary design movement, it’s up to you to take the design elements and make them your own. Whether that’s building off of tradition or completely charting a new course, we can’t wait to help you create your modern engagement ring.