With wedding season winding down, it’s time to get excited again over engagement season! Yes, there is such a thing as engagement season and it starts towards the end of summer through to the month of love, February. While many people chose to get engaged during Valentine’s and summer, we think fall and winter engagements to be the most romantic. And for those love birds thinking about getting engaged, it is never too soon to look into the perfect engagement ring to represent your love.
Our first pick comes from the artisans at Lazare. Seemingly simple in design, this Lazare engagement ring (model #R686), is a miniature work of art. In addition to being crafted in luxurious platinum, this modern solitaire has a lovely twisted mount that stylishly turns into the four prongs holding the center stone. This knotted design includes a handsome split shank on only one side of the band, making for a very chic-avant garde look. Shown with a round cut center stone, this engagement ring’s delicate design makes it easier for the center stone’s sparkly brilliance to come through.
Another fashion-forward wonder to love right now is this engagement ring by the craftsman at Coast Diamond. Made from 14-karat white gold, this ring (model #LP2287)is a radical change from our first pick. The amount of detail put into this ring is impressive. First, as a beautiful sidestone ring, the ring features rare baguette side stones with a round brilliant cut center stone, intricate vintage, milgrain detailing throughout the outside and inside of the band, and additional gold-colored designs on the band. Brides-to-be are unlikely to find another like it.
Our last contemporary favorite is from the makers at Mark Schneider. Internationally recognized for being unique, this Mark Schneider ring comes from their lovely Floral collection of sleek, modern designs. From the top the ring’s floral inspiration is obvious, but elegantly designed, from a side view the ring takes on a more artful look. The craftsman at Mark Schneider have created a polished finish to this round cut marvel which features various levels of smaller, round cut side stones. This engagement ring (model #17225 ) is made from 18-karat white gold, but can be made to suit the bride in other precious metals including 14-karat white, rose, and yellow golds, as well as 18-karat white, yellow, and rose gold, and platinum.
Uniquely designed, these are simply three of our favorites for the upcoming engagement season. We always encourage couples to browse for your dream ring early, as the choices out there are seemingly endless and it can be daunting, but with the help of bridal experts at your nearby retailer, bridal jewelry shopping is made easy. One of our favorites is Dublin, California’s BARONS Jewelers. With over 50 years in the business, you will have a hard time finding another retailer in the area with more experience matching couples to their ideal engagement ring!