Trends are an interesting phenomenon in the world of fashion and culture. Sometimes it’s clear and relatable when something is all of a sudden considered “trendy”, other times (leggings as pants?) make us scratch our heads in confusion. In the bridal world trends tend to emerge a bit slower than other markets, and thank goodness for that because no one wants their engagement ring to go out of style when they’ve barely celebrated their first wedding anniversary. So let’s dive right in to the trends we see in the world of bridal today and we see continuing well into the 20s.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Aquamarine is a type of beryl crystal. It ranges in color from a pale, pastel blue to a greenish-blue to a deep blue. The intensity of the color increases with the quantity of iron in the crystal. Darker shades of aquamarine are rarer and more valuable. Larger stones tend to have more vivid and intense color. Some stones are heated to high temperatures to enhance the color or clarity. Aquamarine is the most flawless of all crystals. This beautiful crystal is a perfect complement to spring and summer wardrobes.
There are certain things in this world that have become icons, for whatever reason. In the realm of engagements and marriage, a diamond ring is by far the biggest and most important icon. Even young children will recognize the shimmering diamond ring as a symbol of being betrothed. Why is this and when did it start? More importantly, why are diamonds specifically used for engagement rings? Let us take a look at this common practice, how it began, and where it stands today.
Diamonds are far more than just a stunning gemstone. They have become a status symbol. Even if you are not a fan of these sparkling stones for anything other than their beauty, you will surely want one as large as can be so that you can enjoy its splendor as much as possible. As we know, diamonds can get a little pricey, and if that presents a damper on things, don’t give up hope just yet. The trick is, knowing where to compromise. Here are a few things you can do to get a bigger diamond for less.