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Top 5 Wedding and Engagement Ring Trends for 2015

2015 Wedding and Engagement Rings

 

With wedding season in full swing, new bridal jewelry trends have emerged shaping purchasing decisions. Based off customer feedback and inquiries we’ve put together a list of five top trends for wedding and engagement rings in 2015:

FANCY SHAPED DIAMONDS
Fancy shaped center diamonds such as cushion and asscher have taken the limelight. Many subsequent bridal jewelry trends for 2015 revolve around these new favorites.

CLASSIC ENGAGEMENT RING SETTINGS
Fancy cut centers are often being paired with classic style settings featuring modern clean lines. The halo setting continues to be a top engagement ring style, particularly among budget-conscious couples looking to maximize a diamond’s brilliance.

ETERNITY WEDDING RINGS
Fancy shapes have made their way into wedding rings as well. Eternity rings remain a top style with fancy shaped diamonds going all the way around matching or complimenting their engagement ring’s center stone. The growing stackable ring trend has also influenced wedding ring selections as couples consider how a wedding band fits with an existing piece.

VINTAGE GLAMOUR
Antique style rings continue to be favorite choice. There is still a great appreciation for pieces featuring elaborate milgrain detailing. Intricate etching and designs have also extended into men’s wedding bands as well.

WHITE AND ROSE
Platinum and white gold remain the top metals of choice, but combining white metal with a hint of rose gold has also been a growing trend this year.

Lastly, here are a few tips for creating the perfect bridal ring set: For a seamless feel, we recommend looking for a wedding band with similar contours as the engagement ring. Also be sure to choose the same metal type. It’s ok to get creative, but just note that a wedding band typically should not overpower an engagement ring.

Which is your favorite bridal jewelry trend for 2015?

Vote us Jeweller of the Year in WeddingsOnline Awards 2015

Firenze Jewels is delighted to have been nominated for Jeweller of the Year in Ireland’s WeddingsOnline Awards 2015!

Every year since 2008, WeddingsOnline.ie has recognized the success, dedication and extremely high levels of quality and service given by the Irish wedding industry. This year, marks the first time WeddingsOnline.ie has extended nominations to international suppliers and we are excited to be a part of the process. While our showroom is located in the New York Diamond District, Firenze Jewels has proudly served the Irish community here and abroad for many years.

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Royal Wedding Jewelry: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Congratulations to the newly wed Royal Couple! The Royal Wedding ceremony was held 6 a.m. EST this morning at Westminister Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged vows after nearly a decade of courtship. With all the anticipation over her nuptial attire, the now ennobled Duchess of Cambridge looked dazzling by all accounts. Kate managed to harmoniously balance royal tradition with her own sense of modern style. Here’s an overview of her elegant ensemble including something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue:

Something Old – Kate’s spectacular ivory white Alexander McQueen gown was designed by creative director Sarah Burton. Middleton worked closely with Burton in formulating the design of her dress which combines traditional fabrics and lacework with modern structure into the artistic vision that characterizes Alexander McQueen’s work. The Carrickmacross needlework in the beautiful lace sleeves and accents is a technique that dates back to the 1800s.

Something New – The royal bride’s custom made diamond earrings were a personal gift to her from her parents for her wedding day. The platinum earrings feature a pear-shaped diamond set drop oak leaf design and pave set acorn motif suspended in the center inspired by the new Middleton family coat of arms. The earrings were beautifully set off by her hair; a natural “demi-chignon” styled by James Pryce from Kate’s favorite salon, Richard Ward of Chelsea, London.

Something Borrowed – Loaned to Middleton by Queen Elizabeth, Kate’s delicate diamond halo tiara held together her veil and perfectly topped off her gown. The tiara was crafted in 1936 and purchased by the Duke of York for his wife(Elizabeth’s mother). Then Princess Elizabeth received the gift for her 18th birthday.

Something Blue – Perhaps the most famous piece bridal jewelry of all is Middleton’s diamond and blue sapphire engagement ring. Honoring his late mother Princess Diana, Prince William gave the exquisite ring to Middleton when he proposed in November 2010. The 18 carat ring features an oval shaped blue sapphire center worth approximately $300,000. Sapphires are actually rarer than diamonds, but less expensive because the demand is lower.

Something Old

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Wedding Website Announced for Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting what every young, engaged couple needs in today’s high-tech world –  a wedding website. www.officialroyalwedding2011.org is set to be the official destination for any information on the forthcoming Royal Wedding. Wedding sites today give guests a useful way to get directions, browse photos, buy gifts, and in some cases even choose the music. Expect to find exclusive content, features, videos, links and perhaps even a live stream of the event itself on the Royal Couple’s site.

Buckingham Palace officials have said the website will be the first place to view information such as the details of Miss Middleton’s dress. Perhaps even get a first glimpse of her bridal jewelry too.

The site is being hosted by the Google App Engine which is especially designed to handle large bursts of traffic.

Are you getting married this year?  If so, do you have a website planned for the event?

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Mena Sulvari and Simone Sesito Wed in Italy

American Beauty star Mena Sulvari and music producer Simone Sesito finally tied the knot on Saturday in Italy. In a “very romantic and traditional Italian wedding”, the ceremony took place in a private church in Vatican City with a few hundred guests. They chose this location because Simone’s family is from Rome.

Having met at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival, Sesito got down on his knee and proposed about a year later with a sparkling diamond engagement ring. “It was very romantic” said Suvari. “I love him. It’s all about family and culture. I love his family and it just inspires me.” she added.

This is the second marriage for Sulvari, who wed cinematographer Robert Brinkman in 2000 before breaking up in 2005.

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