The Sparking Trends of 2019
The new year of 2019 is right around the corner and experts of the fashion world are already making predictions about what we are going to be seeing over the next 12 months. This information is crucial for those looking to purchase engagement rings or any jewelry really. Whether you are looking for a gift or to make a fashion statement, or even an investment piece - these tips are perfect for you.
So let's get started!
It's all About the Color
Colored stones have started to show up more and more frequently in today's market, and they are gaining popularity among those who are most interested in expressing their own personality through their jewelry choices. The main change of interest is rooted in the fact that people want to celebrate their uniqueness and are moving away from the traditional and classic pieces. Therefore, "regular" white diamonds are perhaps becoming somewhat boring for newly engaged couples who want to express both their personality and the special bond that they share. The predictions promise a growing popularity of blue stones, which are considered extremely beautiful, rare and romantic.
What About the Shape?
More and more we are seeing different shapes and cuts of stones which is creating opportunities for crafting new and unusual designs. 2019 is expected to be a year of the pear shape diamonds and pushing rounds and cushions cuts further away. Recently many pear shapes and other fancy cuts have been seen on the red carpet and on various celebrities. And the stones are not necessarily the classic, white diamonds that we are used to seeing. But more on that later. Elongated shapes like ovals and emeralds are highly popular for aquamarines and sapphires. The pear shape is is gaining momentum thanks to Ariana Grande and her amazing engagement ring which made its debut all over social media and her Instagram account.
I Can See Your Halo
Despite the desire to step away from the traditional and classic round brilliant white diamonds, many are still choosing to set their fancy color diamonds and gemstones in classic halos. We predict that we will be seeing a lot more of this style in 2019. In addition to the classic halo, many are also choosing a halo of larger stones, such as the famous style of Lady Diana's sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
Twist and Twirl Around
Standing out and being different is really important these days and so people are not only changing their direction with engagement rings and jewelry items, but people now wanting to spice up the traditional eternity band and wedding ring. The more unusual and different, the better and will make your ring simply unforgettable. Crafty band with twists and colors will be a strong trend in 2019. Expect lots of color combinations, such as white, rose and yellow gold, as well as designs that will incorporate many tiny stones of different sizes/shapes and colors to create highlights and effects that we haven't seen before.
Cluster It Up!
Another trend that will be noticed in 2019 are cluster rings. We are also seeing a a dramatic increase of the Art Deco style, and vintage clusters of various sizes and shapes. One may find some old vintage rings or choose to design a new ring with a retro flair and enjoy a perfect combination of modern technology and vintage styling.
A Rose By Any Other Name..
We are seeing a dramatic spike in rose gold being used and expect to see even more in 2019. White gold and platinum have been popular for a couple decades now and Rose Gold is definitely gaining momentum. Rose gold provides a stunning backdrop for almost any color diamond and still perfect for a classic engagement ring as well.
It's all about YOU!
As you can see the main change in today's market is the shift towards personalization and choosing jewelry that is representative of the buyer, rather than following specific trends per se. Therefore the choice is yours to design your own unique piece that will reflect who you are and what you love. In 2019 the best trend of all is being YOU!