So many things have changed in the last two years. A new virus took over and changed our world. With Covid-19 restrictions lifting, we are beginning to be able to spend time with our loved ones again, and to join in momentous occasions like engagements and weddings. We are creating our new normal and returning to celebrating life and love with our loved ones.
Gorgeous Engagement Rings for a New Year
Some of the best reasons to celebrate are engagements and weddings. Both are joyful ways to bring families and friends together.
With this new sense of normal comes new trends in jewelry, including new choices for engagement and wedding bands. When planning your engagement and wedding bands, here are some unique options to consider.
1. Toi Et Moi, or Multi-Stone Rings
One trend we’ve seen this year is the lovely Toi Et Moi design. These multi-stone rings showcase two gemstones, symbolizing the coming together of two souls. Many celebrities have been seen sporting this type of ring, and if you have one you can rest assured that your ring will stand apart from any others.
2. Unique, Band-Style Rings
Not everyone loves simple rings. A wedding band is a statement piece to show the world. You don’t have to settle for just a plain circular ring. New normal band styles include:
3. Heirloom Styles With European Influences
Vintage rings have always been in style. Some might call it old-fashioned or antique, but vintage rings have a beautiful and unique style. Vintage styles that have gained popularity this year include:
- Filigree Hourglass
- Fashion Floral
- Round diamond bands
- Simple engraved bands
4. Alternative Stones
Just because you are getting engaged doesn’t mean you have to settle for a normal ring. The new normal for engagement rings includes new choices. Some of these new options include:
- Black Diamonds
- Lab-grown diamonds
5. Alternative Metals
Wedding rings are supposed to last a lifetime. In 2022, there are choices other than gold and silver that will truly last a lifetime and create a unique piece.
- Yellow Gold is a softer metal, common and classic
- White Gold is softer, less durable, yellows over time
- Platinum is extremely durable and silvery-white in color
- Tungsten is scratch resistant and affordable
- Palladium is hypoallergenic, durable, and lightweight
- Titanium is hypoallergenic, a silver-gray color, and extremely durable
Trends come and go over time. Another unique new trend that we’ve seen in 2022 is setting ring stones in an east-west fashion rather than vertically in a north-south fashion. You can do this with most cuts, including emerald, ovals, pears, and cushion cuts. It creates a fresh aesthetic that will wow everyone that sees it.
Discover Your Unique Ring at Kobelli
When choosing an engagement or wedding ring for your new normal, we at Kobelli can help you choose the best fit.