Did you know that November – February is called engagement season? That’s because 40% of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.
That means that a whooooole lot of people are going to be picking out engagement rings right about now! I think that’s a great excuse for us to ogle a whole big batch of engagement rings. We’re keeping it all modern today: you know I love vintage and antique engagement rings, but the contemporary styles are fun to look at too!
I do feel that we’re in kind of a golden age for engagement rings: the internet makes wedding planning harder in some ways, but it also opened up worlds of possibility for lovebirds on the hunt for just the right engagement ring. With traditional wedding-related rules bending and breaking all over the place, there’s never been a better time to go for the engagement ring you truly want instead of the one that tradition says you should have.
While I’m a huge fan of nontraditional engagement rings, we’re going to keep things simple today by looking at variations of the iconic theme: classic diamond engagement rings.
Tow very beautiful and very dissimilar engagement rings to kick things off! The Art Deco-inspired beauty on the left is by Nicole Rose Jewelry, the ultra-chic pear cut diamond beauty is by Jade Trau.
Three MAJOR engagement rings by Harry Kotlar. These babies are no joke.
Harry Kotlar’s specialty is diamond cut, so you can also bet that these center stones aren’t just impressive in size, but they definitely all sparkle like crazy.
I love an engagement ring with a pop of color! These two are great examples of what colored gem side stones can accomplish.
The sapphire and diamond ring on the left is by Tacori, the amethyst and diamond on the right is by Kirk Kara.