Did you know one-third of all engagements take place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? In preparation for newsfeeds full of “I SAID YES!!!” and “GUESS WHAT?!” announcements come November 24th, we thought we’d introduce our new ring collection. An offering of stunning, slightly off-the-beaten-path options, each piece is striking on its own or stacked tall. But oh—how to choose? Never fear: our buyer Céline gave us a crash course in choosing the one (or two…or three…) that you’ll say yes to.
On stacking rings
“We love the idea of stacking because it gives you the chance to layer and evolve the look as time goes on! Choosing bands with a mix of stones and metals, varying the widths, textures, and even colors add so much dimension and interest to your ring. For example, try a slender white gold band with small diamonds (we love this one), a band with more of a “featured stone” moment similar to this, and an asymmetric gold band like this.”
On non-diamond options
“Consider the white sapphire. It has the look of a diamond at a lower price point. We’re loving opal or moonstone for a mystical look. Icy aquamarine is striking, too—it reminds us of the sky! Also on our radar are rubies or a colored sapphire—they’re lovely as a center stone or tucked into your wedding band.” If you are thinking of going with sapphires, you’ll want to have a look at these Facts You Need To Know About Sapphires.
On matching a ring to your personality or style
“Size, aesthetic and metal color can all speak to personality. If you’re on the market for something quieter, try a scaled-down diamond, alternative stone, or maybe no stone at all. For the more alternative girl, an organic metalwork design is beautiful. Traditional with a twist? We recommend yellow gold with an interesting setting or etched detail like vines and flowers.” Alternatively, you can customize your own engagement ring with a designer. Yes, that is possible! It can be difficult to know whether a custom made engagement ring or from a retail store is better, but Vanessa Nicole provides you with all the information you need.
On mixing metals
“Love love love love it! We want to see more of it! Our number one tip is simple: just go for it. Don’t doubt yourself or think too much about whether it works or not—because it does, and it looks great. Plus, it opens you up to more jewelry options when pairing other accessories to your look.”