On March 2nd, we will be hosting a Boutique Bridal Showcase. Thank you to Braunschweiger Jewelers, a participant at the showcase for this current information about wedding rings.
Couples today are putting their individual stamp on modern wedding plans, starting with the choice of engagement rings. No longer are brides accepting what ring is given to them by their future spouses; rather, they are actively engaged in the purchasing decision and letting it be known what they want to wear on their fingers. Consequently, the traditional round solitaire ring and the beloved three stone rings are often being replaced by rings with boldly colored gems, unusually shaped stones and creative artisan designs.
Indeed, the big surprise for many couples is out of the box. Now couples shop together for the engagement ring. They search online and scour celebrity and fashion magazines, they fall in love with creative styles and look fondly upon antique-inspired rings, all in their quest to find a ring that no one else possesses.
As it is, authentic antique rings are often too delicate to be worn every day; so many ring designers are working feverishly to lend an element of timelessness to modern rings. Cushion cut stones with pave diamonds are always a good choice for the bride who wants her forever ring to balance the romance of the past with the permanence of the present.
For some, diamonds that have been passed down through the generations not only honor heritage but also provide the bride with a chance to add her personal style to a family heirloom. For example, re-setting an original marquise-cut diamond in an east-west mounting and then using a halo or double halo will make an older, smaller center stone look larger.
Even the way rings are being worn is changing. Some brides are choosing a right-hand ring instead of a wedding band. An opposite hand ring doesn’t take away from a gorgeous engagement ring and gives the bride a way to wear a larger, more ornate wedding band that will be noticed and admired for its own beauty.
Let’s face it, everything we know and have experienced about finding, meeting and dating the right partner has changed forever. The only thing that hasn’t changed about the giving and wearing of engagement rings and wedding bands is the meaning behind them. The ring, an unbroken circle, still symbolizes eternity, no beginning and no end…infinity.
In life there are few things that are clearly as hopeful and meaningful as the promise professed through the giving of a ring.
Morristown and New Providence