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2012 has seen brides turn away from the traditional solitaire engagement ring, unless of course you are Jennifer Aniston with her slightly over the top 8ct diamond.
However, young ladies of today are looking for something a little different, more unique to them. This is probably why halo and Art Deco settings have been so popular this year allowing endless design Possibilities with less need to have a big rock in the middle, sorry Jennifer.
This trend is sure to carry into 2013 but with a subtle difference, more introduction of colour. Setting the trend for that wonderful mix of adding colourful gemstones wrapped around a backdrop of Gold.
Adding the splash of colour to the latest jewellery designs has been driven primarily because of recent fashion shows, chatter from the catwalk and a explosion of innovative ideas setting new trends for brides to be across the country.
Dress designs incorporating ‘portrait’ or detailed backs, heavy use of lace and waist-defining peplums, these new designs are moving away from the more traditional styles and known designers have introduced a huge splash of colour to dresses for 2013. All of which incorporate bold reds, oranges, blues and even black. Anything appears to go when it comes to dress colour in 2013 and I think it's fair to say colour will play a prominent part both in engagement and wedding rings as well.
How to buck a trend, the fight is on between the high street jewellery shop vs. a fashion shop, who will win?
In my humble opinion, it is felt that the fashion shops will openly embrace the latest designs where as the traditional jewellery stores will continue to sell the tried and tested.
Perhaps this is why the there has been such a growth this year in bespoke jewellery, using modern methods is more affordable than it has ever been which means that you really can be a trend setter and designer all wrapped in one
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Daffodils are breaking through the grass, bulbs are appearing and Spring is almost upon us and so is the wedding ring season.
So how do you go about choosing your rings?
It has been known that you have a lot to choose, style, width, thickness and precious metals, right?
let's look at style first of all, Imagine a long tube a guillotine and a bucket that is how a typical high street or on online store wedding ring is made.
The guillotine will be set to allow for different widths, and the tube will come in various thicknesses, profiles, finger sizes and precious metals.
The stores will then compete vigorously with each other to get you to purchase from them, and because this saturated market offers the same if not similar rings, the only thing they have in their arsenal is price.
But for such an important purchase I personally think you deserve more, don’t you agree?. Allow me to explain