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Hey Big Sparkler: Engagement Ring Trends for 2017

Choosing an engagement ring can be an exciting and daunting decision! With so many designs, cuts and colours Smales Jewellers have simplified this year’s hottest trends in order to guide you through one of your most valuable investments.

Even though the single diamond solitaire will always remain stylish this year your single bling has new ways your diamond can sparkle beyond its size. Side stones, side profiles and mixed metal trends of last year continue to bring the single solitaire to life, however it is no longer only about the middle stone but more about the whole piece.

Here we have rounded up the top 10 engagement ring trends which look to be huge in 2017. From nature-inspired designs to stacked gems, you’re sure to find “the one”.

1. Stacked Bands

The timeless trilogy of stacked bands symbolising engagement, marriage and anniversary is one trend to last years. Not only do stacks enhance a single solitaire – its bling factor is phenomenal.

Last year’s mixed metal trend and now transferred to mixed metal stacks for women who love to stand out from the crowd.

A selection of white gold, rose gold and yellow gold bands create a fashion statement whilst broadening the choice for pairing diamond earrings and bracelets easier

2. Rubies

Rubies have always has that ‘old world’ look about them, royal and nostalgic. This year rubies are combined with other stones to create intricate engagement rings which designed to bring them into a new world of ‘desire”

Smales 18ct White Gold Ruby & Diamond Ring

Designed and handcrafted by Smales’ award-winning jewellers, this 18ct white gold dress ring features a 0.41ct ruby with a 0.57tcw halo of round brilliant cut diamonds. $ 4710

3. Sapphires

Blue and beautiful sapphires are so pretty they can mesmerise any bridal crowd from a far. A celeb favourite sapphire engagement ringshave been trending the ‘I do’ for decades. From Penelope Cruise to Princess Diana these rings have everlasting beauty.

4. Black Diamonds

With the help of the TV series Game of Thrones black diamonds symbolise strength and grandeur. For the more adventurous heroic bride black diamonds are sure showstopper.

5. Halos with a Twist

Halo settings have been popular for some time. And it’s easy to see why. A sparkling solitaire surrounded by more sparkling stones draws attention like no other. Halos this year are making a come-back but this time in all shapes – like the kite inspired ring below. In 2017, we’re forecasting coloured halos in different shapes coupled with stacked and/intertwined bands to ensure your middle stone looks bigger and bolder!

6. Intertwined Bands

Retro cool these classic styles twist and turn around your fingers like vines up a lattice wall.

Hearts on Fire Destiny Lace HOF Halo Engagement Ring

An elegant halo engagement ring with a beautiful intertwining band to create a timeless symbol of eternal love $7140

7. Mid Century Classics

Engagement rings from the Mid Century era, are beloved for their intricacy and femininity. We have seen these trends in interiors in the past couple of years with this now extended in jewellery in a huge way. The appreciation of detail and uniqueness is a clear stand out. The detail on the rings shout handcrafted, one of a kind and intricacy – the hallmark of this era.

Smales Antique-Look Diamond Ring in Two-Tone Gold

This 18ct two-tone gold ‘antique-look’ ring features an intricate design set with round brilliant white diamonds. This striking piece would make a statement dress ring or unique engagement ring. Pair with matching pendant. ($8400)

8. Pearls

The stone of wisdom and loyalty pearls have made a come-back but not in a traditional sense. These are now combined with diamonds and details to create a modern twist.

Smales Pearl & Diamond Ring in White Gold

This pearl is captured in an 18 carat white gold setting surrounded by a halo of diamonds to give it that little extra dazzle! $3340

9. Clusters

Organic in design a prong-set cluster of sparkling diamonds creates interest and uniqueness. Think Queen B and her sparkles sets and be inspired!

10. Nature inspired

Another trend starting to emerge is one at one with nature. Flowers, butterflies, vines you name it – engagement rings derived and customised with detail. Whether created with colour stones emeralds and rubies to create leaves and flowers these rings are not only unique but the envy of divine who love detail.

Hearts on Fire Simply Bridal Leaf Three-Stone Engagement Ring

A delicate leaf gallery design holds three perfectly cut Hearts on Fire diamonds in this stunning diamond engagement ring. $8655

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