Vintage-style art deco rings are named after the Art Deco design style of the 1920s and 30s. Not sure what we mean? Think of the geometric patterns on The Chrysler Building or the Empire State Building in N.Y.C., or on covers of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Simply put, we think art deco engagement rings are the bee’s knees. Scroll down to discover why!
Baguette cut diamonds were super popular during the Art Deco era. These gems are step-cut like emerald cut diamonds, but with square corners. Baguettes make for great center diamonds and can also shine as engagement ring side stones (P.S. Want to learn more? We’ve got this one in the baguette.)
Another style that characterizes art deco engagement rings: milgrain detailing, i.e. those beaded dots that look like glittering stitches in the metal. Milgrain detailing lends your diamonds a level up, adding a delicate and flirty frame.
Along with baguette cut diamonds, two other shapes were the talk of the town: cushion cut diamonds and asscher cut diamonds. Cushion cut diamonds are square with rounded corners and are one of the first cuts ever. Chosen by modern celebrities from Jessica Biel to Sofia Vergara, their crushed ice appearance creates a romantic glow.
Now trending: the most obsession-worthy celebrity rings of 2019 so far! Get your engagement ring inspiration from these rocks with superstar quality.
It’s been a year of gorgeous celeb love already, and we’re only three months in! Can you say engagement ring inspiration?? From colorful center stones to elongated diamond shapes (spoilers: there are a lot of those), these celebrities have sparked the hottest engagement ring trends of 2019.
THE KATY PERRY ENGAGEMENT RING
Baby, this is a firework! A true lord of the rings, actor Orlando Bloom proposed to pop superstar Katy Perry with a floral diamond halo surrounding a pink center stone. The perfect choice for a colorful and playful artist.
Surprise: this Silver Linings Playbook actress got engaged with a gleaming silvery metal band. J. Law’s fiancé Cooke Maroney proposed a simple solitaire that pulls all the attention to its modern emerald cut diamond.
Tell me how to say yes to this! Cephas Jones’ Hamilton co-star Anthony Ramos blew us all away with this three-stone stunner. The ring maximizes the trend factor by incorporating not un, not deux, but trois emerald cut stones.
Melissa Benoist’s glee was overwhelming when her “Supergirl” co-star Chris Wood proposed with an oval cut diamond surrounded by a pavé halo. The engagement ring halo is our kryptonite – it makes an elongated diamond sparkle even more brilliantly.
Guardian of the Galaxy Chris Pratt proposed to his author girlfriend with a jaw-dropping cushion cut ring. Although many cushion cut diamonds are more symmetrical, Schwarzenegger rocks a colossal elongated cut. And when you add the micro-pavé band? Everything is awesome.
Twenty-One Pilots drummer Josh Dun proposed to actress Debby Ryan in a New Zealand treehouse (!) with a three-stone beauty that makes our hearts skip a beat. Her angular side stones add a modern edge to an already trendy emerald cut center.
Way to go, Roger! Sister, Sister actor and musician Marques Houston posted dreamy shots of his proposal to girlfriend Miya X. Her ring features a cushion cut center stone set in a pavé style. In addition to the diamond-encrusted band, her diamond is held by a glittering basket.
We’re split between what we love more about this Victoria’s Secret model’s engagement: musician Alexander DeLeon’s (a.k.a. Bohnes) angelic proposal under the northern lights, or her emerald cut diamond split-shank ring. We’re open to both!
With this much frost, we say let it snow! Brittany Snow’s fiancé Tyler Stanaland proposed with a modern classic – a pavé engagement ring with diamonds along with the band. The diamond detailing complements a brilliant round cut center.
Get your Gatsby glam and sparkly headbands ready: it’s time to try a baguette diamond ring.
Baguette diamond rings are elegant and edgy at once, a perfect encapsulation of the 1920’s Art Deco period during which they became popular. The baguette cut diamonds they feature are step-cut and often rectangular — similar to emerald cut diamonds, but with square corners.
Now, to address the obvious: how are these diamonds connected to the French loaf of bread? As it turns out, the gem may have come first; “baguette” comes from the 17th century French word “bague,” which meant “jewel” and today means “ring.” Alternatively, the diamond cut’s name may have been inspired by the long lines of the French bread. Food for thought.
With the royal wedding almost upon us, we’ve taken the liberty of picking out matching wedding rings for Markle’s sparkle.
The big news out of Kensington Palace last year was Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle. Oh, and thatring. You probably don’t need reminding that he popped the question with a classic three-stone sparkler, complete with a cushion cut center diamond. Or that the two round cut side stones came from Princess Di’s personal collection. But just in case you do, here’s a more affordable James Allen lookalike ring to jog your memory:
In honor of the upcoming royal nuptials, we’ve rounded up some Insta-worthy wedding rings that would look perfect alongside Ms. Markle’s stunner. Think of them as the stylish yin to her sparkling yang.
The future royal has described her style as “classic with a modern twist”. This is evident in Harry’s choice of engagement ring, which features an intricate floral-like motif. She would do well to pair it with an understated wedding ring that doesn’t draw attention away from that magnificent diamond trio.
This eternity ring has that classic style, but the surrounding diamonds give it an added je ne sais quoi.
Classic meets contemporary in this sleek and sophisticated design.
The Royal Wedding: Your Other Other Half
One of the nice things about three stone engagement rings is how truly versatile they are. They can be paired with most wedding ring styles and metal types, so you’re bound to find something that suits your taste and “royal” wedding budget!
Double or Nothing
Pavé bands are the obvious choice if you want to accentuate your diamonds, as they essentially double the amount of sparkle.
A Shine of the Times
Ever feel like you were born into the wrong era? Then you’ll dig the vintage stylings of this art deco charmer. Seriously, rings this regal should be illegal!
If you have a penchant for a more modern aesthetic, you may appreciate the smooth contours of this rope-style wedding ring. Its pavé diamonds are interwoven with blue sapphires, delivering a refreshing pop of color.
Mix or Match
Matching metals bring harmony to the wearer’s hand, while mixed metals lend a decidedly eclectic look. Demand for these sexy stackables is piling up!
Behind every great book and every engagement moment is a unique and meaningful story.
National Book Day is finally here! To mark the moment, we polled the team at James Allen to find our top all-time book favorites. These selects are the tales that have taken us to magical, romantic, and adventurous worlds. If one of these reads is your SO’s favorite, we have suggestions for the perfect engagement ring!
Made of an alloy of gold and copper, rose gold wedding rings are loved for their warm, pinkish color. The copper contents make rose gold wedding bands more durable than other gold rings and keeps the color of the metal vibrant without maintenance. Plus, rose gold is especially difficult to scratch, a major pro for everyday wear.
Twisted Pavé Rose Gold Wedding Band
Rose gold is also known as “red gold” and “pink gold,” and sometimes “Russian gold” as a result of its popularity in early 19th century Russia. In addition to its storied history, rose gold is completely on-trend, rocking the hands of celebrities from Lauren Conrad to Blake Lively.
A rose gold wedding ring symbolizes epic love, whether you choose to pair it with a rose gold engagement ring or an engagement ring of another metal. That’s not to say that rose gold wedding rings are only for women — rose gold wedding bands are also a classy and distinctive choice for men.
You’ve found the love of your life – now it’s time to find your second-most important match: the wedding ring and engagement ring duo.
Your engagement ring represents all the history of your relationship, and the way it’s paired with your wedding ring can symbolize how beautifully your past fits with your future. Thinking about how to match your engagement ring and wedding band? Read on for pairing suggestions and helpful considerations.
To pair easily, scroll to the bottom of the page of your James Allen ring page for the perfect engagement ring and wedding ring combo ideas! So without further ado, let’s take a look at…
Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring Combos!
Completely Classic or Classic with a Twist?
Let’s start with the basics. Do you want to rock a timeless style, or would you prefer a new take on the original combo (potentially featuring a literal twist)? Here’s how to match your engagement ring and wedding band both ways.
Knife Edge Wedding Ring
Solitaire Engagement Ring
Classic with a Twist
Twisted Pavé Wedding Ring
Rope Solitaire Engagement Ring
Bling all around or understated with shine?
On one hand, two pavé rings means double the sparkle. On the other hand, you also know that the simple strength of one can sometimes highlight the shine of the other. Which’ll it be?
Bling All Around
Eternity Pavé Wedding Ring
Pavé Contoured Engagement Ring
Understated with Shine
Slightly Curved Wedding Ring
Twisted Pavé Engagement Ring
Mixed or matching metals?
Are you an opposites-attract or a match-made-in-heaven kind of couple? Both types of metal combinations look fantastic – it’s a matter of how your tones balance each other.
French-Cut Eternity Wedding Ring
Pavé Pear Diamond Engagement Ring
Super modern or art-deco vintage?
Are you the couple who’s constantly posting new pictures or the couple who’s always posting #tbt? Did you meet while working at a tech startup or in a history seminar? Do you feel like your love is the stuff of futuristic novels or of The Great Gatsby? Match your wedding ring and engagement ring to your #couplestyle.
Open Twist Pavé Wedding Ring
Spiral Tension Engagement Ring
Round and Arrow Wedding Ring
Art-Deco Floral Engagement Ring
Gem or diamond side stones?
Of course, diamonds have their classic charm. But maybe you want a bit more color to complement the glitter of your engagement ring and wedding band. From diamonds to gems including emerald, ruby, and sapphire, what will you choose to highlight your center diamond?
Sapphire + Diamond Wedding Ring
Three Stone Sapphire Engagement Ring
Channel-Set Diamond Wedding Ring
Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
Love the wedding ring and engagement ring pairings on this page and ready to create your own? Design your own wedding ring and engagement ring duo on JamesAllen.com!
You’ve probably heard by now that the 2 beauties Pippa Middleton and Miranda Kerr have recently said yes, both to stunning, yet very different, engagement rings. If you’re dreaming of ‘I Do’ and have been blown away by the celebrity rings of these beautiful women, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get an engagement ring lookalike just like theirs. Read on to steal Pippa Middleton’s and Miranda Kerr’s engagement ring look.
Get Pippa Middleton’s Engagement Ring Look
The Pippa Middleton Ring:
The elegant socialite is nothing if not stylish. A true fashionista, Pippa Middleton’s engagement ring is the envy of women the world over. Inspired by Art Deco, Pippa’s vintage-style ring could have been taken straight out of the Jazz Age, perfectly suiting a 1920’s flapper.
It is evident that fund manager James Matthews has got impeccable taste, like his stylish party-planning fiancée Pippa, based on the extravagant, yet refined, engagement ring he proposed with.
The fabulous Asscher-cut ring looks to feature a center diamond of about 3 carats. The halo of smaller diamonds surrounding the sparkling rock gives it a unique feel. Estimated at £200,000 (US$ 263,000), Pippa Middleton has followed in older her sister Kate Middleton’s footsteps with her classy and show-stopping ring.
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You too can feel like a princess (or the sister of a duchess!) with a strikingly similar, yet much more affordable, diamond engagement ring. Featuring a two-sided octagon halo embellished with milgrain, the intricate details and shape of this vintage-style ring give it an Art Deco feel. Brilliant pavé diamonds form the halo of this sparkler, framing the larger, sparkling Asscher diamond. Socialite or average Jane, you’ll feel like royalty with this ring. Pair this ring with any Asscher diamond or gemstone of your choice and you’ve got an affordable lookalike of Pippa Middleton’s engagement ring.
Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr is known to be one of the sexiest women of all time, with the beautiful girl-next-door looks that gained her the coveted position as Victoria Secret Angel. The ring her now fiancé, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, proposed fits her to a T. While it is eye-catching indeed, it is also understated and approachable, just like its lucky wearer. The baguettes on either side of the luminous four-pronged three stone round diamond ring give the stunner a traditional appeal. Miranda’s ring is estimated at $150,000.
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Lucky for the bride-to-be who is inspired by the simplistic beauty of Miranda Kerr’s engagement ring and of Miranda herself, you can get a ring just like hers without breaking the bank. Much like Miranda’s ring, this dazzler features a brilliant round diamond with 2 tapered baguettes, bringing out the shine of the center stone. This design is sure to last for years to come, as it is a truly timeless piece. This ring is a perfect choice for the understated, refined bride.