Planning on popping that all-important question to your special someone in 2016? Stressed about choosing a fashionable ring you know they’ll love? We’ve compiled some of the hottest trends in engagement rings to help you choose a ring your future spouse will adore for years to come.
Rose gold has recently seen a dramatic increase in sales, and you can find numerous accessories that now feature this trendy metal coloring. More and more designers are offering rose gold for engagement rings, and it’s sure to be a top trend in 2016, especially since the color is considered flattering on many skin tones.
If you’ve ever been eyeing a piece of estate jewelry, one of the first questions you might ask is “when was it made?” Unless there’s a specific marking or signature, it’s often difficult to determine when a certain piece of jewelry was crafted.
Jewelry is commonly classified by periods, which help buyers and sellers to identify key attributes of a piece. While not every classification is 100% precise, it’s still a useful way to identify when and how a piece of jewelry came to be.
Here’s a timeline of major periods in jewelry, from the modern day to the Victorian Age:
Contemporary (1950-present) - Contemporary jewelry is known for diversity and for using all different types of designs, metals and stones. This jewelry period encompasses various trends as the jewelry crafted soon after WWII has extravagant clusters of diamonds and gems, whereas newer, more contemporary pieces are departing from that trend to a cleaner and simpler look.