Rings Education: Ring Styles

Do you know your engagement ring style? If not, don't panic. But we will tell you that this might involve a little soul-searching. The descriptions below will help determine if you're more Vintage, Modern or Classic.

Vintage

Vintage

Jewelry Details:
Milgrain, engraved or embossed designs, filigree, pave, micro pave, diamond bezels (haloes), feminine floral designs, sensual curving lines, sentimental touches, strong use of embellishment.

Comparative Clothing Styles:
Formally known as "Romantic" styling, laces, ruffles, velvet, soft flowing fabrics like chiffon, antique or delicate floral patterns, heart designs, ribbons, bows, frilly, feminine styling. Shop vintage shops, designers: Nanette Lepore, Jessica McClintock, Claire Pettibone.

Personality Characteristics:
Dreamy, sentimental, poetic, feminine, she would love a wedding in a romantic setting like a castle or a garden full of flowers. She prefers old movies, romance novels, antique shopping, and collecting beautiful objects.

Celebrity Personalities That Embody This Design Style:
Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Emily Rossum (Phantom of the Opera Leading Lady).

Our Most Prominent Jewelry Designers Incorporating This Style:
Tacori, Simon G, Coast, Ritani Endless Love, Scott Kay Vintage collection.

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Modern

Modern

Jewelry Details:
Geometric, architectural lines, wide, bold, merging different styles into a creative new approach, abstract, stream lined, unique textures and gemstone shapes and colors.

Comparative Clothing Styles:
Metallics, animal skin patterns, angular to geometric, edgy / experimental styling, bold patterns and colors. Shop stores like H & M, Fred Segel, Top Shop, Contemporary shops at Nordstrom, Saks, and Neimans.

Personality Characteristics:
Bold, adventurous, trendy, minimalist, unconventional, experimental. She loves the hip and trendy spots. Her ideal wedding would be in an art gallery or somewhere totally unexpected.

Celebrity Personalities That Embody This Design Style:
Rhianna, Chloe Sevigny, Victoria Beckham.

Our Most Prominent Jewelry Designers Incorporating This Style:
Jeff Cooper, Verragio, some Ritani and A. Jaffe.

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Classic

Classic

Jewelry Details:
Channel set, three stone style, prong set, inside or shared prong (not for smaller diamonds as in micro pave), solitaire style with thin shank.

Comparative Clothing Styles:
A tailored suit, "little black dress" with a single strand of pearls, button down collars, white cotton blouse, navy blue blazer, pleated skirt or A line shirt, trench coat, flannel, tweeds, glen plaid, traditional, timeless clothing styles that seem to always be stylish/never out of place. Shop stores like J. Crew, Gap, Brooks Brothers.

Personality Characteristics:
Traditional, sophisticated, understated, polished, never worries about trends as she knows what works best for her. She loves family gatherings, a quiet evening with friends, attending the symphony, visits to museums. Her dream wedding would be at a country club, a large estate, or her family's home.

Celebrity Personalities That Embody This Design Style:
Katie Holmes, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly.

Our Most Prominent Jewelry Designers Incorporating This Style:
Scott Kay, Jeff Cooper, some Ritani, A. Jaffe.

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