Bridal Jewellery Trends: Spring-Summer 2018 Update
With all the preparations in full swing for Biagio’s Spring Wedding Event coming up on the 19th - 24th March, we thought we would share what’s trending in the world of wedding and bridal jewellery for Spring-Summer 2018, starting with rings. 

First up, for those of you not quite at the wedding planning stage, but potentially about to become affianced, you may want to start popping pictures of these lovelies underneath your soon-to-be betrothed’s nose (whether you’re hinting toward the ring you’d like or trying to gauge your loved one’s reaction to various styles).

Never Not Diamonds:

1.4 ct Pear Cut Diamond with Diamond Halo & Diamond Set Shoulders

1.4 ct Pear Cut Diamond with Diamond Halo & Diamond Set Shoulders

0.5ct Oval Diamond Solitaire

0.5ct Oval Diamond Solitaire

 

Diamond Trilogy Ring with a 0.5ct Emerald Cut Diamond, flanked by two 0.2ct Emerald Cut Diamonds

Diamond Trilogy Ring with a 0.5ct Emerald Cut Diamond, flanked by two 0.2ct Emerald Cut Diamonds

Yes, diamond and yellow gold trilogies were almost inevitably going to be on the rise after Miss Markle showed off her diamond trilogy late last November and why not? This is a classic, elegant style that’s never going to date and won’t clash with anything worn. And diamonds are certainly still high on the engagees agenda, despite the growing interest in alternative stones and styles. The last few years has seen several A-listers pick emerald cut diamond solitaires and we’re now starting to see oval and pear cut diamonds climbing.

If you hanker after a classic sparkler, but like many young couples, need to save as many pounds as possible for somewhere to live, then we’re also seeing a trend for diamond dupes like moissanite, white sapphire and white topaz rings.

Pastel Palette:

Round Aquamarine with Diamond Halo & Diamond Set Shoulders in 14ct Yellow Gold

Round Aquamarine with Diamond Halo & Diamond Set Shoulders in 14ct Yellow Gold

18ct Rose Gold & Morganite with Diamond Halo and Diamond Set Shoulders

18ct Rose Gold & Morganite with Diamond Halo and Diamond Set Shoulders

9ct White Gold & Blue Topaz with Diamond Set Shoulders

9ct White Gold & Blue Topaz with Diamond Set Shoulders

Milder temperatures and bright sunshine have arrived, finally heralding the entrance of Spring and with it comes a new palette of delicate, romantic muted shades. Brides looking for something unexpected will find themselves much admired this season if they pick a softly shaded stone like aquamarine, pale green sapphire, morganite or a lighter toned swiss blue topaz. Light blue and yellow gold pairings look set to be the ultimate for instagrammable proposal pics, but think of the colours of a fresh spring morning or better yet, a pile of macaroons, and you’ll be as pretty as a picture in your new engagement ring.

pastel macarons in the this season's palette of bridal jewellery

Stacked Sets:

This a trend we’ve seen growing over the past couple of years, where brides (and some grooms) are choosing to buy an engagement ring, wedding band and eternity ring in narrower widths to be worn stacked together or separately as the mood takes them. Sometimes all three are very similar, either designed as a matching set or just closely related and other times the wearer opts for three mismatching styles, but with one or two elements that bring them together. Perhaps all three are set with diamonds but each in a different coloured metal for example?

0.25ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire

0.25ct Princess Cut Diamond Solitaire

18ct White Gold & Diamond Wedding Band

18ct White Gold & Diamond Wedding Band

18ct Yellow Gold & Diamond Eternity Ring

18ct Yellow Gold & Diamond Eternity Ring

Minimalist:

Decorous and vintage designs are still de rigueur and we can’t see them fading away anytime soon, but there does seem to be a movement towards cleaner lines and unfussy shapes in many areas of style and jewellery is no exception. But minimalist doesn’t have to mean mundane, the new minimalism keeps overall shaping simple but uses mixed metals, textured finishes and subtle stones to excite.

Hammered and wood grain finished are big for men’s wedding bands and two-tone strips and settings are popular. One partner might adore rose gold, while the other finds it too sweet, so why not have an ‘almost matching’ set made that combines both metals, where one is mainly set with rose gold but also makes use of white gold and this combination is reversed in the other?

For the purist, there’s always the plain metal band and there’s something to be said for this style. It will never let you down, gracefully growing old together down the years. It may never be haute-couture but it will certainly never be old-fashioned either.

14ct White Gold Wedding Band with Woodgrain Style Finish

14ct White Gold Wedding Band with Woodgrain Style Finish  

18ct Rose Gold & Yellow Gold Sectional Pattern Wedding Bands

18ct Rose Gold & Yellow Gold Sectional Pattern Wedding Bands

 

Ultra-Light D-Shaped Palladium 950 Wedding Band

Ultra-Light D-Shaped Palladium 950 Wedding Band

There’s a plethora of wedding ring designs out there and choosing one for the rest of your life can be daunting. Let our team guide you through the options at Biagio’s Spring Wedding Rings Event - 19th - 24th March 2018 - with 20% off any wedding rings ordered online or in-store during the event.

To book a champagne and strawberry truffles viewing please click here or you can view our fully customisable wedding ring collection here