Rose gold, unique sculpted solitaire, sapphire, asymmetrical , unique side-stone – there’s so much to choose from when you’re in the market for an engagement ring it can get very confusing. We went to Jim and Chris Omori of Omori Diamonds to find out about some of the popular trends in engagement rings that they have noticed both in their business and in pop culture.
Unique Solitaire Rings
The solitaire is a classic design as it’s never goes out of style. With this setting, the centre diamond is allowed to steal the show. According to Chris at Omori, this year many couples favoured a modern twist on this timeless Tiffany design with inspired knife edges as well as unique spiral shapes.
“Often thought of as the “royal engagement ring stone” the Sapphire has been on the rise in popularity this year for good reason,” said Chris. “Although it is a newer choice in north America, the Sapphire is often the stone of choice for many European royal families with the most famous being Lady Diana, and Kate Middleton’s ring.”
Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Rose gold has seen a huge increase in popularity, likely due to how well it complements classic vintage styling. One unique variation is to intertwine rose gold with white gold for a dazzling contrast.
Delicate Side-Stone Engagement Rings
“This design is characterized by the smaller diamonds decorating the band of the ring on either side of the centre diamond,” said Chris “This creates a beautiful ring of sparkles and can complement not only round diamonds but also princess and cushion cut.”
According to Chris, asymmetrical designs are often a favourite of the jewellery designer because they really allow one to get creative. “An asymmetrical design is one which boasts different features on each sides of the ring. This could be in the form of the number of side diamonds or even an off-centered coloured gem. These can be a perfect choice if you already have any gemstones or diamonds that you wish to incorporate into the new design.”
Omori Diamonds specializes in fine diamonds, sapphires, custom jewellery, and engagement rings in Winnipeg. They also sell G.I.A. certified, ethically sourced loose diamonds online. If you would like to book an appointment please call 204-951-7040.