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Each new year brings a host of exciting new trends to the jewelry industry. The top wedding band trends of 2018 are already having a big impact in our stores. If you are getting ready to pop the question, you will want to keep an eye on these top 5 most popular wedding bands in 2018:
This is the number one trend in the engagement ring industry today. For years princess and cushion cut diamonds have dominated jewelry store cases, but the turn toward oval shapes represents a certain soft appeal. Not only are ovals slightly less obtrusive than their sharp-edged cousins, but they also tend to have a larger face and more reflective facets for your viewing pleasure.
Wedding bands have traditionally been a plain enhancement to the larger engagement ring. Most of the time, the wedding band slides right up next to the engagement ring but doesn’t form a single piece. Today, more and more designers have found creative ways to interlock the wedding band and the engagement ring to form a single ring. This is usually done by sliding the pieces around one another.
From colored metals like rose gold, to colored stones, we are seeing plenty of color popping up on rings these days. It’s true that today’s modern couple is likely to choose a non-traditional ring material, so this shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Couples are getting together to select stones that carry a special meaning for them or creating their own patterns out of stones they love.
Another popular trend today is the repurposing of vintage pieces into modern designs. Whether that means salvaging a family heirloom or using vintage inspiration to create something that combines the techniques of yesterday and today, vintage glamour is here to stay.
Engravings have always been popular, but more and more couples today are going above and beyond to choose engravings that represent who they are as a couple. Instead of plain initials or a date, there are simple quotes, images, and more that are finding their way onto rings.