Engagement rings: think outside the box

Whether you are both picking out an engagement ring as a couple or if you are a brave boyfriend shopping on your own, Chicago, engagement ring shoppers may be overwhelmed by all of the engagement ring options.

Be sure to talk to your bride-to-be to see if she has a classic taste (a simple solitaire may be perfect for her). However, if you want your engagement ring to be something unique, we’ve rounded up the hottest engagement ring styles out there that are certainly not your mother’s engagement ring.

Color

When shopping for engagement rings,Chicagoshoppers may notice a lot more color in the display cases.  Colored gems are a hot trend in engagement rings and are here to stay.  The popularity of sapphires has skyrocketed after Kate Middleton received the late Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring from Prince William. 

Other colorful options include colorful diamonds in colors such as pink or yellow as well as other gemstones such as rubies and emeralds.

Halo of Diamonds

Diamonds are no longer reserved only for the center stone. Many current styles feature a halo of diamonds surrounding a center stone.  In and aroundChicago, engagement ring shoppers love this look for a couple of reasons.

For one, it adds a lot more sparkle to the engagement ring (and what girl doesn’t like sparkle?). Another reason why this look is so popular is that it is a great way to enhance the size of the center stone which is usually the most expensive part of the engagement ring. It is more affordable to get a smaller center stone and have it surrounded by a halo of small diamonds than getting an engagement ring with a large solitaire diamond.

Do the Twist

A twisted band is another hot trend in engagement rings.  Chicago ring shoppers can choose from twisting metal all the way to twisting diamond-studded bands.

Be sure to stop by any of our three James & Sons locations inChicago,Orland Park, and Schererville to check out these latest styles in engagement rings. We look forward to helping you find the engagement ring of your dreams!

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