The source of inspiration for much of art and design time has come from the world around us, so it is no surprise that when it comes to jewellery, and of course engagement rings, some of the most exquisite pieces are inspired by nature.
Every year we see celebrities embracing new styles of engagement rings. There are the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Mary Jane Olsen who love vintage designs and then there are those who love modern bling, designed to make a BIG statement; the Beyonce’s, Kim Kardashian’s and Mariah Carey’s of the world.
One of the most beautiful styles of engagement rings that also lends itself perfectly to a touch more sparkle is the split shank engagement ring.
In the age of social media, it can seem that every celebrity is happy to live their life through Instagram and other platforms; sharing everything from the most mundane moments of their lives to the most intimate and special.
The Princess cut diamond was created in the 1970s, by Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz, as an alternative to the round brilliant cut diamond. It is one of the most popular diamond shapes to rival the round brilliant diamond.
The decision to purchase an engagement ring is an exciting one and also one that introduces you to a new world of diamonds, gold and an extensive list of new terminology and industry jargon.
If you love modern designs with clean lines then a princess cut engagement ring accentuated by a diamond set band might be the perfect choice for you. Princess cut engagement rings are the perfect mix of classic style, elegance and sparkle.
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The most common choice of metal for gents wedding rings is 18ct gold. There are many guys who have their heart set on a platinum wedding ring due to its reputation as the superior choice however they soon learn 18ct gold is also a fantastic option that is more affordable and will stand the test of time.