‘Understated’, ‘fuss-free’ and ‘elegant’ - that’s some of the words commonly used to describe the simpler engagement ring style that many people desire these days. Because let’s face it, major bling isn’t everyone’s cup of tea - but, does downsizing on the extravagance, mean compromising on the style?
The simple answer is no. In fact, there’s something effortless about a minimalist engagement ring that makes it more attractive to the modern bride-to-be. The clean lines and clear-cut stones are simple in design and offer a daintier, yet timeless look and feel. Minimalist designs also withstand the test of time, that’s why they’re the ‘go-to’ option for the modern woman.
Couples with minimalist and modern styles often gravitate to the delicate stones and smaller bands because they are simple and classic in style. Rupa Aranya Liechti, owner of Flawless Fine Jewellery - a fine jewellery store based in London’s trendy Hatton Garden, said: “What many people don’t realize is that you can still have something very special and personal with smaller minimalist rings - either by cutting multiple stones into the ring, or adding accent and colored stones - like birthstones, or even personalizing the ring with a meaningful hand engraving.”
Celebrity endorsements and the emergence of loud and lavish diamonds has created a misconception that bigger is always better, but that doesn’t always necessarily suit everyone’s personal style or lifestyle. A ‘hands on’ job or lifestyle for example, could mean that a larger ring is not the practical choice for some women. Rupa added that: “Without the stone taking up a sizable proportion of the ring, you’re also able to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the ring itself.”
For 2021, there’s no doubt that the simple engagement ring is back centre stage. Rupa suggests the demand for simpler and refined engagement rings at Flawless Fine Jewellery has taken over the desire for engagement rings that boast a significantly larger stone.
Whilst this is likely the result of an uncertain 2020 where the pandemic pushed consumers to be more conscious of their budgets and purchasing decisions, there’s no question that minimalist designs can stand the test of time or changing fashion seasons and are therefore, here to stay. Even better news is that the fuss-free design leaves you with a more comfortable budget so you still have cash to spare for that knock-out diamond.
If you want to go back to basics and are on the search for an effortless, timeless and classic engagement ring, here’s our pick of the best styles:
- The Hidden Halo Ring
Sought after because of its romantic, vintage-inspired look, the Hidden Halo became a fashion trend in recent years and it’s here to stay. This Hidden Halo Engagement Ring is understated and elegant. The intricate cut centre diamond features a hidden halo of small round cut diamonds that subtly catch the eye. The result is a ring that wows when viewed from above but also gives the glint of sparkle all around. If you’re looking for simplicity with a sprinkle of dazzle, this is the perfect choice for you.
2. The Petal Solitaire Ring
Classic and refined, the Petal Solitaire Engagement Ring with a plain band that sits within a four prong high setting and that elevates the diamond centre stage, is the perfect engagement ring for the bride looking for a timeless classic. The understated elegance and unsurpassed comfort offers versatility, but it’s also the perfect width for stacking - another 2021 trend!
3. The Dainty Ring
If you’re looking for pure simplicity, there’s no better place to start than designs with a dainty band. The delicate band lets the stones do all the talking. The sleek setting on this Engagement Ring with a diamond band is beautifully delicate and adds plenty of fire without the bulk or fuss. It’s perfect for those looking for a dazzling but slender and simplistic design.
But, if white or platinum is not your style, opt for rose gold or yellow gold to tone it down a notch. This can be a good option for darker skin tones as the more subtle tones better complement olive and darker skin shades.
Whether you’re looking for a dainty diamond or an ethical alternative with lab grown diamonds, Flawless Fine Jewellery has a selection of stunning and bespoke designs that guarantee your forever diamond can withstand the changing seasons and last the test of time. Get in touch with us your consultation.
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