Engagement Rings Without A Traditional Centre Stone

November 14, 2014 / Engagement Rings, Jewellery Buying Guide

There is a popular trend for engagement rings to consist of one big central diamond, either sitting proudly on its own or accentuated by smaller diamonds. This is a timeless and undeniably beautiful design but it can also come with a costly price tag, especially if you are after an impressive diamond to guarantee you lots of sparkle. 
Not all us of like to follow trends. If you are want to go against the grain, whilst also sticking to a budget, we suggest ditching the big diamond and creating a show stopping engagement ring using a selection of smaller diamonds.
Combining smaller diamonds is a great way to get that extra sparkle you are after. A cluster of smaller diamonds can create the illusion of a larger diamond and will be sure to grab attention. Not only will your ring dazzle but it will also be a unique creation on its own.
Designing a ring using a group of smaller diamonds allows for endless creative options. You can combine different shaped diamonds, mix white diamonds with coloured diamonds or gemstones, or group a lovely cluster of smaller round diamonds to create the illusion of one large round brilliant cut diamond. If you are creative then this option could be heaven for you. Start by looking at other designs, patterns in nature or geometric patterns and forms and start drawing away. One style that lends itself perfectly to this type of engagement ring is the Art Deco movement. Art Deco designs are characterized by geometric and/or symmetrical patterns with hints of colour. Draw upon this wealth of inspiration and you simply can’t go wrong.
If you prefer to leave the designing to a professional then pay a visit to your jeweller. Jeweller’s love when the opportunity comes along to create something new and interesting. Ask your jeweller to show you different design options; if you love coloured gemstones ask to see a selection of different stones, or, for something unique, ask to see alternative diamond shapes. There are many lesser known diamond cuts, such as carre, trapezoid and tapered baguettes that look fantastic in these types of rings. 
To get your creative juices flowing here are a few styles to help inspire you:  
                  RENAISSANCE                                          SNOWFLAKE                                        PEAR PAVE

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