Wedding and Engagement Ring Trends 2021

2020 was the year nobody could have predicted but even though times have changed, many engagement and wedding ring styles stand the test of time and 2021 sees the classics and bespoke designs leading the way. Deb Macklin, Rivoli Jewellers explains the engagemet and wedding ring trends for 2021.

SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

One of these is the classic Solitaire - simple and timeless – the solitaire diamond is the star of the show that is never going to go out of fashion. Available to suit all budgets, solitaire rings come in multiple sizes, shapes and metals, yellow gold is becoming increasing popular again. Solitaires are a really versatile option that will sit well with a simple plain wedding ring or a diamond set one.  You could also mix your coloured metals. Why not try a yellow or rose gold wedding ring with a white gold engagement ring? Who says they have to match!  

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TRILOGY ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Trilogy engagement rings represent past, present and future. Whilst most rings feature three diamonds, a variety of gemstones such sapphires and rubies can be set as the centre stone or side stones. These rings are perfect for couples who have been together a long time! To ensure the perfect fit for your wedding ring make sure your engagement ring is “wedfit”, this means that your wedding ring will sit seamlessly against your engagement ring and look like they were made for each other.

HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS

The Halo ring features a centre stone surrounded by smaller diamonds. These diamonds not only enhance the centre stone but they are a stunning addition to the design. Halo designs works around pretty much any shape centre diamond with pear, oval and emerald cut centres increasingly popular.  Bespoke wedding rings work best with halo rings as the shape of the wedding ring can be tailored to your specific engagement ring.

BESPOKE ENGAGMENT RINGS - DESIGN YOUR OWN

Designing your own engagement ring is maybe the most romantic of gestures. At Rivoli we are able to work with your ideas and designs using supplied diamond(s) or sourcing them for you. Elements of a sentimental piece of jewellery can be used in designs to give your ring new sentimental value.

For an appointment or further information about wedding and engagement rings at Rivoli Jewellers, please call 01534 601930 or email [email protected].

Rivoli Jewellers was the 2019 Bridal Jewellery Retailer of the Year - Retail Jeweller Awards

Live the Italian Good Life

Since its inception, the Longines DolceVita collection has illustrated contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide. Inspired by the Italian "Dolce Vita", it is an homage to the sweetness of life.

Today, a new chapter in this collection opens with a unique interpretation featuring softened lines. These new variations will not fail to impress women who have made charm a way of life.  The new DolceVita Starry Night is a truly stunning piece with a textured lacquered dial, which glitters like stars, it is available on a bracelet which can be changed for the leather strap in store at Rivoli.

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For further information, please call Rivoli on 01534 601930 or email us at [email protected]

Rivoli Wedding Event October 2020

Rivoli will be holding an in store wedding event from the 12th - 18th October.

All vouchers given out at the event must be redemmed by 30th November 2020.

£150 voucher can be used against any combined wedding ring purchase of £1150 or more.

Additional offers available at the event.

For further information, please call 01534 601930 or email [email protected]

 

Rivoli Wedding Rings and Bespoke Design

‘THE fashion at the moment is to go against the fashion.’

Article featured in the Jersey Evening Post, Wedding Supplement, September 2020.

While these words may sound contradictory, they sum up a trend which, according to one local jewellery designer, is prevalent among couples choosing their wedding and engagement rings.

‘We are seeing a strong level of demand at the moment for bespoke rings, as couples want something a little bit different,’ explained Rivoli Jewellers’ Deb Macklin. ‘While there is a fashion for stones to be oval, marquis or emerald cut instead of the traditional round, we are sitting down with more and more people who do not want an on off-the-shelf ring.’

And, with originality leading the way when it comes to engagement rings, this means that many wedding bands are also now being custom-made to accommodate the more elaborate stones and settings of the engagement piece.

‘When it comes to designing a ring, imagination is really the only limit,’ said Deb. ‘We always start by telling the couple that anything is possible, which usually leads to a flow of ideas. With engagement rings, we usually start with the stone. Diamond is still the number-one choice, although this is now closely followed by coloured stones, with sapphires being particularly popular.

‘As we talk through a couple’s ideas with them, I produce some hand-drawn sketches and soon the concepts start taking shape. With the wedding ring, a woman’s choice will be led by her engagement ring, as the wedding band and engagement ring should look like a match made in heaven when worn together.

‘We have lots of sample rings of different shapes and widths so couples try these on to see what looks and feels right, and then we build from there. Gold and platinum – the two most popular metals – are both very malleable so the options are endless.’

And, according to Deb, the days of plain gold bands are disappearing as men and women are keen to have a ring which reflects their personality.

‘It is very rare that we make a plain wedding ring for a lady; their rings are nearly always diamond-set,’ she explained, ‘while gents are also much more ambitious with their choices now. We are getting lots of requests for textures, patterns, colours and different materials such as black rhodium and platinum.’

With white metals favoured over yellow and rose gold, Deb said that platinum – which is currently cheaper than gold – was in particular demand.

‘In August, gold reached its highest-ever recorded price and, while that is dropping slowly, platinum is now actually at a lower price than gold which is amazing, as its features actually outweigh those of white gold. Platinum is naturally bright and white, and is also resistant to scratching. I would definitely recommend this for anybody wanting white metal for their rings,’ she added.

Having worked in the jewellery industry for 25 years, Deb entered the world of precious metals and stones after studying craft design.

‘All of my designs and projects naturally developed in metal, which led me to the jewellery industry,’ she explained. ‘I started on the bench and spent many years getting my hands dirty before I moved on to designing my own collections. That was an anxious time, waiting to see what the response to my pieces would be, but happily they all sold and I have never looked back.’

Having joined Rivoli five years ago, Deb has designed the jeweller’s Rivoli Love Heart Collection – a range of solitaire engagement rings in which a hidden heart cradles the single diamond – as well as creating countless bespoke pieces for couples. Her creativity, combined with the team’s expertise and customer service, saw Rivoli crowned Bridal Jeweller of the Year at the 2019 Retail Jeweller Awards.

And the personal touches do not stop with the selection of the stone and design of the ring.

‘Engraving is another very popular way to add more bespoke touches to your wedding jewellery, and we offer complimentary engraving on all our wedding bands,’ she said. ‘We have also found that finger-print engraving is a lovely way to create a truly unique piece and we take his-and-hers finger prints which are then engraved locally.’

 

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Photo: JEP photograher takes Deb's photo for the 2020 Wedding Supplement

While Deb has, on occasion, made a wedding ring within a couple of days, she recommends that couples allow a minimum of ten weeks for the process.

‘This gives time to settle on a design, have it produced and then undertake any resizing and engraving,’ she added.

Rivoli Jewellers will be at the wedding fayre at The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday 11th October and will be hosting their in-house wedding week from Monday 12th to Saturday 17th September 2020.

For more information, or to arrange an appointment, telephone 01534 601930 email [email protected]

£100 Government Spend Local cards accepted in store

We are delighted that we will be able to accept the £100 Government of Jersey Government Spend Local cards in store from 1st September 2020.

All Islanders will be sent the £100 pre-paid MasterCards in September by post to their home address in Jersey. All cards must be spent by the 31st October 2020.

With so many beautiful new collections in store, why not treat yourself to a new piece of jewellery or new watch.

Rivoli is also offering a gift with purchase when you use your Spend Local in store. Minimum purchase is £25.00.

Rivoli is a locally owned Family business.

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