Every bride has her unique style, and every engaged couple has their own original love story. So, shouldn’t their bridal jewelry be as memorable as they are? This year there seems to be more innovative engagement rings than ever before if you take time to hunt for them.
Innovative designers create what they like, and engaged couples benefit from their unforgettable designs. Several of these beauties were designed by women jewelers, and why not? Women know what women dream about.
Here are my top choices—and all for some very different reasons. Let me show you.
Courtesy Lisa Marie
I’m a big fan of natural blue zircon because it sparkles like nobody’s business. CA-based custom jewelry designer Lisa Marie sets a gorgeous rectangular blue zircon with diamond accents in 14K white gold; The east-west zircon orientation is a sophisticated choice.
Courtesy; Matthew Valentine, St. Simons Island, GA
What more could a woman want? The central diamond is cut in the oh-so-aristocratic Asscher cut. To die for. Its perfect muse are the side rubies. Here are the details: 2ct E/ VVS1 Asscher in Platinum. Flanked by two no heat 1ct each Mozambique rubies, plus 1ctw of round accent diamonds.
Courtesy; FL-based Aurora Designer
A ring to adore; it’s feminine and oh so updated with the latest on-trend diamond variety. Called salt and pepper diamonds, (with intriguing ‘pepper’ inclusions) this delicately detailed engagement ring ticks off all the boxes. Jo Deng, owner/designer at Aurora Designer hit a home run in my book.
Courtesy; New York online jeweler Knox Diamonds & Jewelry
I have a sweet spot for warm and wonderful rose gold. Although it first came into vogue a century ago, the feminine coloration of rose gold paired to this decidedly antique ring design is definitely 2020.
Courtesy; Lisi Fracchia
Madrid-based jewelry designer Lisi Fracchia is recognized for exceptional gemstones that populate her couture collections. This 18K white gold and tanzanite with diamond engagement ring has a hidden secret known only to the couple. Inside the back of the shank (you can spy a bit here) is a permanent impression of the fingerprint of her groom. Melts my heart.