Tips and trends from Diamond Registry’s in-house stylists
2018 is right around the corner and whether you’re looking to add extra sparkle to your engagement ring or purchase a new item, we’ve called in the experts for some style advice for 2018. If you aren’t yet familiar with the tried-and-tested Diamond Registry, you can thank us later! These diamond specialists are all about assisting you in creating beautiful and affordable rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The best part? It’s customised to be exactly the way you want, AND these top quality pieces are sold for wholesale prices (below retail market price – without the markup!). To find out more of what’s in store, check out our Diamond Registry Christmas Special – there are even photos of some of our favourite pieces to add a little temptation to the mix.
To make sure we end 2017 feeling solid as a rock, we spoke to Diamond Registry’s in-house jewellers to give you the inside scoop about what’s trending for 2018. We can assure you that these stylists keep your personal preference at the top of the priority list. In other words, trends are great – but we shouldn’t feel chained to a look that doesn’t sit right with us.
Diamond Registry experts are here to help you find the ideal balance between comfortable and chic. And since the bespoke jewellery can be completely personalised, the options really are endless! These experts even collect several loose diamonds within your budget bracket so you can easily compare the cut, colour, clarity and carat – whilst spotting the similarities and differences, of course. What we appreciate more than anything is the time and care taken over each client. It really does mean you can stock up on helpful advice and style support before making any decisions.
And whilst we’re all in favour of taking our time (whilst staying on top of trends), we’re more than ready for a sneak peak at what next year holds.
Click through the slideshow to kickstart your 2018 inspo…
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The never-ending loop of a ring is set to symbolise eternity, but open rings are here to spice up the circle. Nowadays, diamond rings are not just for engagements, so these contemporary bands make a playful statement. Plus, with open rings you can choose two diamonds on either end, and experiment with different shapes, colours and sizes. Round and pear cuts within open rings are rumoured to be big in 2018!
Hands up if you knew this even existed! Have you ever heard about the diamond shape Losange? Neither had we. This is a unique step cut diamond, guaranteed to turn heads — the ideal way to express our individuality in a subtle and stylish way
This style started gaining popularity in 2017, but will only get bigger and bolder in 2018. The trend? Flip it! For example, instead of having an emerald cut diamond set straight up, they will make it lay east to west (horizontally). The alternative placement gives the ring an unusual appearance, even though the diamond itself is unchanged.
Eternity bands may have had their big debut already, but 2018 is here to take it up a notch. More and more stylists, influencers, fashionistas (and proposers!) are opting for an eternity band. Using 0.50 carat stones (or larger) means that most bands can now incorporate diamonds of all shapes – which is great news, as unusual shapes often look the most intriguing. You often see this style with Asscher cut diamonds, round cut diamonds, ovals, and emeralds.
Instead of purchasing a new stand-alone diamond ring, stylists are dressing up their existing gem with a ring jacket. Ring Jackets are rings that look good alone but are to be worn with another diamond ring to blast the appearance. Ring Jackets come in all different shapes and leave each individual’s creativity open. Plus, it means you can style it up or dress it down, depending on the occasion.
Ready to highlight your colourful side? Behold the rainbow shades! Pair blue and pink diamonds with colourless diamonds this season. We love the look of sitting sophisticated sapphires and elegant emeralds with our solitaire.
This trend gives the wearer a real paint board to express their style. If you’ve got longer fingers, look for a ring that wraps around and accentuates the slender length. For smaller hands, opt for a strong V shape to lengthen the limbs, or a double finger ring for something a little different.
Can’t choose between white gold or rose gold? Combine it all within your ring and never stress about it not matching the rest of the metal on your jewellery or watch. Easy!
Looking to learn more about what Diamond Registry has in store for 2018? Reach out for a free diamond consultation and a personalised price request!
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