Trying to pick one piece of jewellery that you - or your partner - will wear every day, for the rest of your life can be a difficult one. What engagement ring should I buy? What engagement ring suits me? These difficult questions are why at True Curated Designs, every ring is bespoke. That way, you know it is unique and made just for you. Even if you choose a classic style, the ring itself is made just for you and that, in itself, is pure enough authentic love to wear for the rest of your life.
As design and style experts, we will provide sound advice through the design process. We guide you through selection of all the elements of your ring, starting first with your budget and values. Then we can talk about design elements.
As a starting point, we like to understand the style of you or your partner. Which best describes what you’re looking for?
Clean lines and a simple aesthetic are the main design points on a classic ring. These often minimal designs are all about the main diamond. A classic design will never go out of style, and will not be defined by a certain period in time. A classic ring is the ‘LBD’ - little black dress - of engagement rings. It goes with everything, everyone could wear one, and it never goes out of style.
Vintage and Romantic
Many vintage rings have characteristics from a certain time period, for example Art Deco or Art Nouveau. They often have hand engraving and are set with an old Euro cut diamond - though not always. Vintage engagement rings are meant to tell a story and hold a history, so this begs the question - what inspired this? What meaning do the intricate details have, if not just for style? Who may have worn it in the past? What other life have these gemstones and diamonds seen? Vintage rings spark intrigue, if this style is for you. Romantic style rings often have the same design elements with ornate motifs and floral influence, lots of detail and mele diamonds, but may have less of a historically inspired perspective.
Modern / Contemporary
Modern engagement rings are sleek, with clean and structured lines. They often don’t have much intricate detail, but the main focus is on either the diamond, or the precious metal associated with holding it. Modern rings are all about the beauty of the lines and angles, can have an adrogynous feel, and often have high polish finishes.
The purpose of a glamorous ring is one thing only: To turn heads. These rings make a statement with their beauty, brilliance and are there to get noticed. They often feature one or many big diamonds or gemstones, or statement making mele eye-catching and light catching designs. Go big or go home.
The important element in boho style engagement rings are that they are dainty and eye catching in their uniqueness. Borrowing from many fashion subcultures from the 60s and 70s, but with a high-fashion edge, Boho rings are about detail and style - though less ornate than a vintage or romantic style ring.
Edgy engagement rings have been gaining momentum in the jewellery industry as the culture to rebel against the traditional. Black diamonds or sapphires are popular with these styles, and while they have a rock-and-roll chic appeal, and a gothic edge, they also stand up as very classy (Black is so classic, isn’t it?).
A non-traditional engagement ring makes a statement by not making a statement. It can be mistaken for not being an engagement ring, and defies the rules of bridal. These styles often have no center stone, and often the wedding and relationship are also non-traditional and not following the rules of society.