What’s New in Fall 2016 Engagement Rings?

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld has just launched a line of engagement rings under his own name, and, like everything he does, they are classic with an edge. But what’s most remarkable about the Chanel and Fendi designer’s collection is that the rings are priced under $10,000.

Lagerfeld has entered into a licensing agreement with jeweler Frederick Goldman to distribute Karl Lagerfeld the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. The debut collection focuses on engagement rings for millennials.

Three Engagement Rings from the Karl Lagerfeld Collection.  Photos courtesy of TheKnot.com

According to Vogue.com, “The collection includes three distinct designs, the first of which is highlighted by pointed studs similar to the ones seen on many of the accessories in his eponymous line. The second style incorporates modern, geometric shapes, and the third is inspired by the curves and arches seen throughout Parisian architecture.”

The Karl Lagerfeld engagement rings are offered in 18K white and yellow gold, as well as platinum; prices start at $1,000.

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In case you haven’t noticed, Pinterest fans are obsessed with engagement rings. For instance, the popular online community HelloGiggles.com reports that one diamond ring, created by Brilliant Earth, has as incredible 160,800 Pins. That’s just one ring!

Brilliant Earth Alvadora Diamond Engagement Ring
Brilliant Earth Alvadora Diamond Engagement Ring.
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According to the Brilliant Earth website, this social media favorite is called the Alvadora Diamond Ring. The description reads: “This truly exceptional vintage-inspired ring encircles a bezel set gem with lavishly detailed latticework and a halo of shimmering diamonds. Diamonds sparkle along the shoulders, a beautiful design embellishes the gallery, and the halo shimmers with milgrain detail (average 0.10 total carat weight).”

The Alvadora Ring, in 18K white gold, retails for $1,490 for the setting only.

Tiffany & Co.

In honor of the 130th anniversary of the iconic “Tiffany Setting,” Tiffany & Co. is unveiling two new styles: the Pavé Tiffany Ring and the Rose Gold Tiffany Ring.

New Tiffany Setting for matching engagement ring and wedding band, featuring pave diamonds.
Photo Courtesy of Tiffany.com

Founder Charles Lewis Tiffany designed the Tiffany Setting in 1886, first in 18K yellow gold, and later in platinum. The simple pronged design is beloved around the world for its ability to showcase the natural beauty of a solitaire diamond.

For the first time in its history, Tiffany will invite brides-to-be to set their solitaires in rose gold, aka pink gold. But if you want the new Pavé Tiffany Ring, which features a platinum band and prongs set with pavé diamonds, you will have to move quickly. This style is available only in a limited edition of 130 rings (prices on request).

Trillion Cut

National Jeweler reports that trillion-cut diamonds, or triangle-shaped diamonds, are gaining popularity in the bridal market. Trillions used to be used strictly as side stones, but lately they have come into their own as more and more designers embrace the geometric cut.

Rachel Boston 18K White Gold Ring with Trillion Cut Grey Diamond
Rachel Boston’s 18K white gold ring with trillion-cut grey diamond and white diamonds. Photo courtesy of RachelBoston.co.uk

One such designer is London-based Rachel Boston, a member of the British Fashion Council’s Rock Vault initiative. Boston recently told NJ that she “felt very limited by round or oval stones.”

“I think millennials are keen to experiment with their stone cut choices,” Boston said. “I feel there is a growing demand for people wanting more unusual-cut stones. A lot of my customers are bored of brilliant-cut diamonds and want something edgier and more modern, and I think the trillion is a great remedy for that.”

What do you think of the trillion cut? Are you and your friends ready for a three-sided diamond?

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