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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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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March 26, 2019

How to Choose Anniversary Bands

An anniversary band is a wedding band you give your partner to celebrate the anniversary of your marriage. While many people choose to gift anniversary bands on major anniversaries (like the fifth or tenth), they can be given on any anniversary. If you’re considering giving this romantic, thoughtful gift, you might be wondering how to choose one. You might wonder what kind of style should you choose, if there are rules to choosing an anniversary band, or if an anniversary band is meant to replace a wedding ring. We’ll answer all these questions and more in our guide to choosing anniversary bands.

Are Anniversary Bands Supposed to Replace Wedding Bands?

Many people wonder if anniversary bands are meant to replace their partner’s wedding band. The answer to this question is that it isn’t necessarily meant to, but it can. An anniversary ring can really be worn in any way the recipient likes. It can be worn in place of a wedding band, alongside a wedding band, or as a fashionable right hand ring.

If you like the idea of an anniversary band becoming an updated wedding band, be sure to choose an anniversary band that complement’s your partner’s engagement ring.

Are There Rules for Anniversary Bands?

There really aren’t rules for anniversary bands but there are some anniversary traditions you can keep in mind. While old-fashioned rules say that gold isn’t given until the 50th year of marriage, modern conventions have gold as the color of your year one anniversary. Let’s go through some of the modern conventions for giving jewelry on major anniversaries.

Year One: Gold

Gold is the modern tradition for gifting jewelry on your first anniversary. It makes sense: gold is precious and so is your first year as a married couple.

Gold is a highly versatile precious metal, so you should have no trouble finding a gold anniversary band that would fit your partner’s personal style. You can choose from traditional yellow gold, chic white gold, or romantic rose gold for your partner’s anniversary ring.

Year Five: Sapphire

Sapphires symbolize truth and loyalty, making it fitting that this precious gem is the traditional gift for a fifth year anniversary. While blue sapphires are the most popular variety, sapphires actually come a rainbow of hues, including the second-most popular color for sapphires, pink. No matter which color you choose, sapphire anniversary bands are classic, elegant, and something your partner is sure to love.

Year Ten: Diamonds

A ten year anniversary is incredibly exciting. You’re marking a decade of life as a married couple— that’s truly something to celebrate. If you want to follow tradition, the best way to celebrate and show your partner your appreciation is with the traditional ten year jewelry gift, diamonds. You can get your partner an anniversary band with just a few diamonds or go all out with a beautiful infinity band.

Do You Have to Follow Tradition?

If you love tradition, you may want to go with the gemstone or precious metal that matches your anniversary year. However, you definitely don’t have to follow these traditions if you have something else in mind. If you want to get a diamond anniversary band, your partner will be just as thrilled to get it on your third anniversary as they would on your tenth (if not even more so!).

It’s also important to note that you don’t have to wait for a major year to give an anniversary band. You can give an anniversary band on any year or even on multiple years.

What Style Should An Anniversary Band Be?

There’s no rule on what kind of style an anniversary band should be. When considering style, just think about what your partner would love. Would they want something sleek they could add to their wedding stack? Or would they maybe want an ultra glam ring that could be worn on its own? Choosing the right style for an anniversary ring is really just a matter of choosing the right style for you and your partner.

Browse more anniversary bands at diamondwish.com. 

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January 30, 2019

Valentine’s Day Fine Jewelry Gift Guide

If you’re looking to give a gift that will dazzle her this Valentine’s Day, look no further. Whether you’re thinking of proposing this Valentine’s Day or are simply looking to gift her a gorgeous new piece of jewelry, we have the perfect piece for you. Read on to discover all our top fine jewelry picks in our Valentine’s Day fine jewelry gift guide!

Valentine’s Day Sale Alert! Keep reading to the end of this post to learn how you can take advantage of our limited time 20-40% off sale!

The Perfect Time to Propose

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to propose. If you’re thinking of popping the question on the most romantic day of the year, we’ve selected some of our top picks to propose with this Valentine’s Day.

Ruby Engagement Rings

The lush red ruby has long been associated with romance, passion, and devotion, making ruby engagement rings incredibly romantic. And not only are rubies beautiful, they’re also unique. So, if you’re looking for a distinctive, eye-catching engagement ring this Valentine’s Day, a ruby engagement ring is the perfect choice.

The ruby engagement ring pictured above shows just how gorgeous and glamorous a ruby engagement ring can be. This ring features a stunning cushion shaped rose cut ruby, which is flanked by two shimmering rows of pear shaped accent diamonds. These dazzling gemstones rest atop a sleek, rounded split shank band, which perfectly balances the sizable beauty of the featured ruby.

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose gold is another romantic option for your Valentine’s Day proposal. And rose gold engagement rings are trending at the moment, thanks to their elegant vintage-inspired appeal.

Rose gold looks lovely when used in both simple solitaire designs and more detailed, glamorous designs. You can see an example of a stunning rose gold solitaire in the Elise Rose Gold Engagement Ring, pictured above. In this design, a beautifully white cushion cut diamond dazzles against the ring’s elegant, twisted rose gold band.

The Ariel Diamond Engagement Ring shows that rose gold also looks gorgeous when used in more intricate designs. This unique engagement ring features a diamond set, swirling rose gold band. This modern band winds beautifully to surround a mesmerizing, glamorous halo set round diamond. This ring is eye-catching, brilliant, and romantic.

Valentine’s Day Proposal Idea!

If you’re thinking of proposing this Valentine’s Day, try making your proposal even more memorable by surprising her. Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days of the year to propose, so catch her off guard by proposing at an unexpected time (meaning, basically any time that’s not at a nice dinner out). You can propose first thing in the morning or before you head out to dinner. Then, you can bask in the glow of your new engagement for the rest of the day or evening!

Update Her Wedding Band

If you’re already married, an excellent (and incredibly thoughtful) gift idea is to update her wedding band. Gifting her a new wedding band is a simple way to add new life to her engagement set.

At Diamond Wish, we have a wide array of stunning wedding bands to suit any style and complement any engagement ring. If she loves the vintage look, try gifting her a new wedding band that features delicate engravings, like the one at the top of the gorgeous stack pictured above. Or if she loves glamour, consider gifting her a diamond set band (or even two!) that will up the brilliance of her engagement set.

Fine Jewelry Gift Ideas

If you’re not quite ready to propose this Valentine’s Day, you can still set her heart on fire with a new piece of luxe, timeless fine jewelry. Let’s take a look at a couple of can’t-go-wrong pieces that are sure to wow your sweetheart.

Halo Diamond Studs

These stunning halo set diamond studs offer a glamorous take on the classic diamond stud. This design features two dazzling round brilliant diamonds, enclosed in gorgeous halo settings. These studs are crafted from lush 14k rose gold, which adds a warm, romantic touch to these beautiful earrings.

Diamond Tennis Bracelet

A diamond tennis bracelet is something she’ll treasure for a lifetime. The tennis bracelet featured here boasts three total carats of shimmering round brilliant diamonds, which rest in chic three prong settings crafted from white gold. This tennis bracelet is the ultimate classic; it’s something any woman would be thrilled to add to her collection.

Valentine’s Day Sale!

Take advantage of our limited time Valentine’s Day Sale! All of our fine jewelry is currently 20% off! (Our site wide sale excludes only our loose GIA and EGL certified diamonds.) And, right now, we also have a Valentine’s Day Specials page, where we’re offering 40% off some of our most romantic fine jewelry pieces.

 

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