What should you look for in a Modern style engagement ring?

February 2, 2014 / Engagement Rings, Jewellery Buying Guide

Choosing a style of engagement ring that reflects your partner’s personality and style can be tricky and somewhat daunting for the novice buyer.
Firstly, you need to pay close attention to your partner’s style. There is a big difference between a lover of all things vintage and a girl with her finger on the pulse of the latest design trends and who loves everything modern.
If your partner is the latter, you are best to steer clear of anything intricately ornate and/or embellished with floral motifs and opt for sleek, modern, contemporary designed rings.
So, what should you look for in a modern designed engagement ring?
Solitaire Engagement Rings: This is a classic favourite that can be done with a modern twist. You truly cannot go wrong. Whether you choose a round brilliant cut, a princess cut, or an Asscher cut diamond.
Diamonds: The most popular diamond cut is the Round Brilliant. If you want something that is more unique, perhaps look at the most recent cut, the Asscher cut, or even a Pear Shaped Diamond. Depending on the overall design there are many cuts available to suit a modern setting. 
Side Diamonds: Sleek rows of side diamonds set into the shoulders will enhance your centre stone and offer a little extra sparkle. Channel set diamonds are a great choice, in particular princess cut or baguette shaped diamonds will create a clean, contemporary look.  A modern girl will love that extra bit of bling. 
Sweeping Settings: One proven popular, modern design is the ultra sleek sweeping setting that hugs the main diamond on either side. This looks beautiful as a solitaire or with diamonds set down the shoulders.
Metal: Many contemporary engagement rings are made out of white gold or platinum. If your partner’s style is modern then, unless she has specified that she prefers yellow or rose gold, choosing a white metal is certainly the best choice.
All in all, when looking for a modern engagement ring keep in mind clean, minimal designs with strong lines. It’s best to avoid heavily detailed designs that feature milgrain, filigree and detailed hand engraved patterns that, are more typically found in vintage and classically feminine pieces. Whatever you decide, with the help of your jeweller, you will find the perfect ring that will be looked upon with sheer delight and happiness once given to your partner! 

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