Sterling Canyon has been researching bridal jewelry, and not so much in engagement rings but necklaces and earrings. Not too many years ago, engagement rings were made up of Gold and Diamonds. Pretty boring stuff. Everybody wore them, they all looked the same. Boring led to a boring marriage. Now the boring stuff is giving way to excitement. Just as the clothing for Spring 2012 is showing bright and colorful tangerines and turquoise, bridal sets are now showing bright blues and reds.
Penny Preville’s Victoria ring is made in 18-karat white gold with a 4.04-carat blue sapphire ($23,815).
The metal that the gemstones are mounted in is changing also. No longer Gold or White Gold but more Sterling or Platinum. Balancing out the cost is one of the strategies of new brides. Sterling is less expensive but provides a terrific presentation. With an expensive gemstone, the cost is affordable.
Omi Gems’ platinum eternity wedding band is set with 3.43 carats of round rubies and 0.54 carats of round diamonds ($12,500).
Now we get down to the meat of the situation. With this ring, we need to wed it with a matching necklace and earrings to complete a fantastic look.
A jeweler like Sterling Canyon can match any ring with a necklace and earrings. An engagement ring should never go it alone. Just as you are getting married, so should the ring.