Wedding Ring Trends 2016
As weddings have evolved, so, too, have wedding rings. Though there might still be some out there, simple yellow gold bands aren’t usually the wedding ring most Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake brides have in mind when they start looking. Much like engagement rings, wedding rings now have more bling, have become more unique and often include diamonds and other coloured stones. If you’re looking for a wedding ring that has some flash and pizzazz, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest wedding trends right now to give you some ideas.
Stacked Wedding Rings
This is the hottest trend going right now and for good reason. Why settle for an engagement ring and a band when you can have multiple bands? Stacked rings are, in general, a trend we’re seeing with everyday jewellery, and it has permeated the wedding market as well. Stacked rings can be worn all together or separately on different fingers for a varied look. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your selections, you can choose several different, yet complimentary, bands and stack them. The most common number of stackable bands is three. Another trend that has emerged is the eternity band, which features stones all the way around the band. These rings also look great stacked with traditional engagement and wedding rings.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but nobody said they needed to be dazzling white. Pink and yellow diamonds are becoming more popular choices for diamonds for a bride who’s looking for a unique wedding ring, but if you’re really looking to stand out from the crowd, consider a chocolate diamond stone.
If you’re not ready to have a colourful centre stone as the focal point of your wedding ring, then including colourful accent stones is a beautiful choice. Stunning and elegant blue and pink sapphires, rubies and emeralds are appearing in many wedding ring sets.
Round, oval and square diamond cuts are the most popular selections for wedding rings. But as brides attempt to create weddings that reflect their personalities, so, too, are brides finding just the right shape of diamond (or diamonds) for her wedding bands. Pear, emerald or cushion cuts are gaining in popularity, but if you want a truly unique style, consider a Marquise or asscher cut.
Halos and Double Halos
While the halo setting has been a popular look for several years, brides are now selecting halo rings in alternating shapes or colours. Or, if you really want something special, try a halo ring with two tiers (a double halo). These styles make your centre stone look larger and the ring gives an incredible sparkle.
As some of these trends we’ve already mentioned have become popular due to the resurgence of traditional flair, vintage-inspired rings are all the rage. With the revival in popularity for vintage rings is the re-emergence of rose gold wedding bands, which are flattering for all skin tones and adds a bit of colour without being too bold.