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Have you noticed that everyone around you is getting married? Sure, it might be that many in your peer group are ready to exchange “I do’s.” Another reason you may be noticing more marriages is Millennials are coming of age and getting married. By 2017, the National Center for Health Services projects the number of marriages could reach 2.4 million couples!
As Millennials ride out the wave to the peak of a bell curve, now is a good time to check out Scheherazade Jewelers’ Bridal Designs Event, from October 24 to the 26. The store’s leading engagement and wedding jewelry designers that will be part of the three-day event, include Simon G., John Antencio, Andrew Meyer and Van Craeynest.
Scheherazade Jewelers carries bridal and diamond jewelry from these leading designers based on the creative approach each takes to bridal. Equally important, is each designer’s take on breaking bridal trends, embracing what young brides want in engagement ring jewelry but not sheepishly following the pack.
Four Hot Bridal Trends
The bridal experts at TheKnot.com know a lot about all things bridal, starting with the item that starts off a couple’s life together – the engagement ring. Here are TheKnot.com’s top four bridal trends.
Pavé: Women still like an engagement ring with a center stone. Today’s brides, however, are also showing a strong interest in pavé-set diamond rings. Instead of one big center stone flanked by accent diamonds, pavé diamonds are small diamonds set throughout the engagement ring, or the top portion of it. As TheKnot.com correctly states, it as if the ring is “paved” with diamonds.
Vintage: What’s old is new again isn’t just a quaint phrase rooted in nostalgia: It’s a definite trend that is resonating with today’s bridal customers. Part of it is brides want an engagement ring that’s unique. Old World diamond cuts for center stones are just the start of vintage look. Intricate detailing such as scroll-like engraving, micro pavé-set diamonds, and milgrain work are now weaved into the love story their vintage ring represents as part of this trend.
Color: Whether it’s a Hollywood celeb donning a fancy colored yellow diamond ring or a royal paying homage to a past generation with a sapphire and diamond ring, the color trend is solidly in. Color goes well with any of the trends named here from vintage to contemporary, to single rings or stacked. But colored stones also open up opportunities to personalize over customize with birthstone-set engagement as one of many ways subtle color can make a bold bridal statement.
Stacking: Stacking is in with bangles on wrists, layering necklaces and now bridal rings. That’s right, bridal! The best part of stacking is creating a unique single look for a bride by combining small stackable rings, from detailed filigreed bands with flowers, metal bands, a splash of color, and, of course, diamonds – think eternity bands (diamonds all around) or half-shank.
Our Bridal Designs Event Jewelry Designers
Simon G.: The “G” in Simon G. is Simon Ghanimian, founder and designer of Simon G. Jewelry. Established in 1981, Simon G. is a jewelry trend leader. But staying on top and even way ahead of fashion trends is just one of many qualities to the bridal brand. Each piece of Simon G. jewelry is subjected to stringent quality control. And, each year the company selects a charity to support throughout the year as part of Simon G.’s corporate responsibility policy.
John Antencio: John Antencio is known for fine silver jewelry designs, and now bridal. Be it tension-set, twisted bands, halo designs, or vintage looks, John Antencio’s bridal jewelry is made in a variety of precious metals including white and yellow gold and platinum designs set with high quality diamonds.
Andrew Meyer: Jewelry designing is rooted in Andrew Meyer’s family history, dating back to great-grandfather – a watchmaker in Russia. As the generational gift was handed down like a family heirloom, Andrew learned under the guidance of his father. In 1984 Andrew founded Andrew Meyer Design, getting his start with fine quality jewelry set with colored stones. Quality as a cornerstone, Andrew expanded into diamond bridal jewelry, partnering with none other than DeBeers’ Diamond Promotion Service.
Van Craeynest: Van Craeynest designs and tools date back to the late 19th century in terms of origin and inspiration. Many of the machines and special tooling used more than 100 years ago are used today to create bridal and diamond-set jewelry that harkens back to Old World craftsmanship of a bygone European era. Painstaking attention to detail, craftsmanship and design elements make Van Craeynest a vintage look of superb quality.