August 19, 2019

Simple Wedding Bands: Minimalist Women Top Rings

This year, we’ve been seeing an emerging trend: simple, minimalistic wedding bands. While some brides are still looking for over-the-top glamour, we’re seeing more and more brides select understated, chic wedding bands.

There’s something incredibly elegant about simple wedding bands. A minimalistic band, with smaller diamonds or sleek lines, can add just the right amount of shimmer and style, without ever being too flashy.

If you’re drawn to the minimalist look, this post is for you! In this post, we’re highlighting some of our favorite simple wedding bands that prove less can be more.

Minimalist Classics

One of our favorite simple wedding band styles is the classic diamond band. A diamond band is always beautiful and truly timeless. Diamond wedding bands can range widely in style. If you select a diamond band with large or unusually shaped diamonds, it can be quite glamorous or bold. So to keep this style minimalistic, we recommend selecting a wedding band with smaller diamonds that are either round or princess cut.

You can always select a classic, perfectly round diamond wedding band for a minimalistic look. However, we also love diamond wedding bands that have some curved modern lines, like the Kylie Diamond Wedding Band pictured above. The slight curve in this wedding band adds subtle detail and gives this ring a fresh, contemporary look.

Delicate Diamonds and Delicate Details

The Gianna Wedding Ring offers another minimalistic take on the classic diamond band. This ring features a line of delicate pave set white diamonds and also has some delicate detailing. Along one side of the line of diamonds, this ring has been outfitted with a line of milgrain beading. This line of milgrain adds beautiful, understated visual interest. The placement of the milgrain, which is only on one side of the ring, also adds visual interest to this design. More often, milgrain bead is symmetrical, so the asymmetrical placement used here gives this simple ring an unexpected touch.

Minimalist Romance

The Daisy Floral Diamond Wedding Ring shows just how romantic a minimalistic wedding band can be. This vintage-inspired wedding band features lines of yellow gold that swirl and arch along the upper shank, giving the impression of curling vines. Small, shimmering white diamonds rest along these golden vines, adding subtle brilliance. Though this ring is highly detailed, its smooth, sleek lines and delicate embellishments ensure it is still chic, understated, and sophisticated.

Want to see even more simple wedding rings that are perfect for the minimalist woman? Browse our full collection of women’s wedding bands.

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August 1, 2019

Summer Wedding: Trending Bridal Jewelry Accessories

After you’ve found the one and said yes to your dress, it’s time to start thinking about your bridal jewelry! To help you pick the perfect accessories for your wedding day, we’re highlighting some of our favorite summer wedding bridal jewelry trends. While this year’s trends span the gamut from highly unique to ultra traditional, all the jewelry on our list has one thing in common: it can be worn for a lifetime. Without further ado, here’s our list of summer’s top trending bridal jewelry accessories!

Stacked Bands and Multiple Rings

Traditionally, your engagement ring is the star accessory on your wedding day. However, many unconventional brides have been amping up the style of their engagement ring by following this unique trend: wearing additional rings.

You can incorporate the additional ring trend into your bridal jewelry in a couple of different ways. One way is to incorporate this trend into your engagement set by selecting multiple wedding bands, then stacking them. Another way is to wear rings on many of your fingers, which will create a pretty, intricate look.

See all your bridal ring options on our wedding rings page.

Wearing Something Blue

Wearing something blue has been a bridal jewelry tradition for centuries. In recent years, many brides have been gravitating toward traditional styles for their engagement rings and bridal jewelry. This has sparked a revival in following the old tradition to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” on your wedding day.

If you love the idea of wearing blue jewelry on your wedding day, you have many beautiful options. One idea we adore is to select an engagement ring with a blue center stone, like an aquamarine engagement ring. (As an added bonus, aquamarine engagement rings also encompass several other currently trending styles: unique engagement rings, colorful engagement rings, and semi-precious engagement rings.) You could also select any number of other precious blue accessories, like blue sapphire earrings or a blue diamond pendant necklace. Whatever you decide on, blue jewelry will add a gorgeous pop of color to your bridal look.

Delicate Modern Jewelry

This next trend shows that this summer’s bridal trends tend to sit on the opposite sides of the spectrum. While some brides want highly traditional jewelry for their bridal ensemble, others are looking for highly unique pieces.

If you’re among the brides looking for more unconventional, distinctive accessories, you’ll love the modern jewelry trend. A big trend this summer is incorporating more modern fashion jewelry into your bridal look. In particular, selecting romantic, delicate studs like the ones pictured above has proved very popular. Though wearing modern jewelry is a trend in general, most brides are still keeping their modern jewelry minimal and chic, rather than bold and over-the-top. Selecting more minimalistic, yet still luxe, jewelry let’s you add some personality to your bridal ensemble while still ensuring your accessories are sophisticated.

See more luxe fashion jewelry that’s perfect for your wedding day on our HER Collection page.

Initial Pendants

Last but not least, we have the initial pendant trend. Initial jewelry is something that many think of as a modern trend, but it’s actually a jewelry tradition that’s as old as time. In ancient eras, it was very popular to wear engagement jewelry that incorporated an initial. And, in fact, the first diamond engagement ring in recorded history was an initial ring. All the way back in 1477, the Archduke Maximilian of Austria proposed to Mary of Burgundy with an engagement ring set with an “M” crafted from diamonds.

While initial rings haven’t made much of a comeback, initial pendants are seeing a big revival, both in bridal jewelry and in daily wear. There are three different ways to incorporate the initial pendant trend into your bridal look. One way is to wear your own initial to add a personal touch. Another way is to wear your partner’s initial, which is highly romantic. Then, finally, there’s our favorite way to wear this trend: wearing both your initial and your betrothed’s initial.

One of the best things about the initial pendant jewelry trend is that it’s something that can be incorporated into your daily wardrobe after your wedding day. An initial pendant can add a sentimental touch to your bridal look. Then, you will be reminded of your wedding day each time you wear your pendant necklace in the years to come.

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June 26, 2019

Stackable Rings: How to Stack in Style

Ring stacks are a great way to get creative with your style. When you put together a custom ring stack, you can create a look that’s completely your own— the possibilities are endless! You could go for a super cohesive ring stack with matching rings, mix different metals, add in colorful gemstone rings, and so much more. To give you some ring stack inspo, here are some of our favorite ways you can stack your rings in style!

Nest Rings Around Your Engagement Rings

For this look, try surrounding a gemstone or diamond ring (like this Halo Aquamarine Diamond Ring) with curved bands on each side (like the Primrose Diamond Ring).

Stacking rings around your engagement ring can add new life to a piece you’ve worn many times. If your ring has a flat profile, you can comfortable choose any standard rings you like to amp up your engagement ring stack. If your engagement ring’s center stone juts out from its band, you may want to go with a curved ring for a more harmonious stack.

A look we love is choosing to nest rings on both sides of your engagement ring. By adding symmetrical curved rings on either side of your stack (meaning, one of each curved ring on each side), you can create a super unique, romantic look. You can have one pair of curved rings or go the extra mile and add multiple sets of curved bands around you engagement ring.

Note: This idea works for an engagement ring, but it will work for any fun cocktail or fashion ring too!

Embrace Mixed Metals

For an eye-catching look, try mixing your ring stack’s metals. Mixing ring metals is actually easier than you might think! To ensure your mixed metal stack still has a cohesive look, try pairing rings that have similar design details. For example, the beautiful wedding rings pictured above look lovely together because they all feature white pave diamonds.

You can tie rings in with many details, like choosing mixed metal rings that all have engraving, that all feature the same gemstone, that all have migraine detailing, and more.

Stack the Same Ring

A great way to get an ultra-cohesive look in a ring stack is to wear more than one of the same ring. Take the stack of Merilyn rings pictured above: though these rings are made of three different precious metals, they look incredibly chic together since they all have the same design.

You can use this trick with simple rings like the Merilyn ring but it also works well with more detailed rings like the Keira Diamond Ring.

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