‘Tis the season for holiday proposals! Platinum Guild USA commissioned leading bridal jewelry editor and stylist, Shane Clark, to define four trends in platinum engagement rings that are sure to be on the radar of pre-engaged couples this upcoming holiday season.
Trend #1: MODERN VINTAGE
Modern vintage engagement rings reflect the beauty and passion of past eras, famously Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco designs. The intricate attention to details, such as filigree, milgrain, and engraving are hallmarks of vintage engagement ring designs. Platinum is the ideal metal for a setting of this style, as over time, it takes on a satiny sheen known as patina, a natural mark of authenticity and enduring value. Perfect compliments to a vintage-inspired heirloom to be.
Trend #2: THREE STONE
Whether a ring is an ode to the past, present, or exciting future, a three stone or ‘Trinity Ring’ is a true classic, remaining one of the world’s most desired engagement ring styles among brides to be. The most traditional design consists of three round-cut diamonds creating linear symmetry, yet modern takes incorporate fancy shapes for an updated look to the trend. As platinum holds diamonds more securely than other precious metals, it is an ideal choice for a three stone setting.
Trend #3: COLORED GEMS
While many engagement rings follow the tradition of incorporating a white center diamond, many couples choose to mark their eternal commitment with a colored gemstone. Setting a colored stone in platinum enhances the look of gemstones, accentuating the color against the naturally white metal.
Trend #4: TOI ET MOI
In French ‘Toi et Moi’ means ‘you and me’. Often referred to as a ‘Bypass Ring’, a design pairing two gems together creates a romantic set symbolizing the love between two people. The Toi et Moi ring dates as far back as 1796 to Napoleon and Josephine. Recent modern updates include Arianna Grande’s oval-cut diamond and pearl combination, putting this unique design on the wish list of many brides to be.
From vintage looks to classic three-stones, to pops of colored gems, choosing platinum assures an engagement ring will stand the test of time thanks to its durability, remaining beautiful and brilliant for many holidays to come.
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade. PGI has offices in each of the world’s major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry.