Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Lesser Known Cuts Of Diamond That Are Really Fashionable For Engagement Rings Right Now!

The Lesser Known Cuts Of Diamond That Are Really Fashionable For Engagement Rings Right Now!

Share/Bookmark

If you are lucky enough to have just gotten engaged, or are expecting to very soon, and are dropping hints about the kind of ring you would like (or have been tasked with choosing your own ring, as so many men tend to do these days to be on the safe side!) fashion in terms of trends may not be your biggest priority. After all, you are expecting to be wearing this ring for life, and so the celebrity inspired fashions of 2013 are pretty irrelevant in the long run. However, it is still worth keeping an eye on trends when they still offer classic cuts, metals and stones, because you do after all want a contemporary rather than dated look for your engagement.

One timeless choice is of course a diamond solitaire. Whether you and your man can afford something huge and glitzy or prefer something more subtle, a diamond on its own set in a classic precious metal like gold or platinum is an effortlessly classy look that will never go out of style. Still though, even with solitaires there are trends when it comes to cut, and here are a couple of cuts of solitaire and solitaire effect diamonds that are both modern and likely to remain in style forever!

Emerald Cut

lesser known cuts diamond are The Lesser Known Cuts Of Diamond That Are Really Fashionable For Engagement Rings Right Now!

An emerald cut diamond is, as the name implies so beautifully, one that is cut in a shape more normally associated with green emeralds – a rectangle. This sits lengthways on the finger, and has the visual effect of elongating the ring finger and making the hand look more willowy and elegant. If your fingers look a little stubby or you think you have fat fingers, an emerald cut of the right size for you can transform the look of your hand, making it look lean and more feminine. The emerald cut can look beautiful as a simple solitaire, but if that’s not intricate or sparkly enough for you, you can also choose an emerald cut stone as the centerpiece of a more elaborate stone formation, using smaller diamonds or other gems beside it.

Princessa Cut

lesser known cuts diamond are1 The Lesser Known Cuts Of Diamond That Are Really Fashionable For Engagement Rings Right Now!

Most people have heard of the very classic princess cut diamond, which has always been a popular choice for engagement rings. The princess cut is basically a diamond cut into a square, which looks great as a solitaire or with other stones mounted next to it. A modern take on this, which is a clever choice for brides to be on a budget, too, is the princessa cut. This is four diamonds cut in a princess cut, set together to form a larger 4 x 4 square. The effect is that it looks like a large princess cut stone from a distance, but is a little more sparkly because of the extra facets. Of course, four small diamonds will cost less than one large diamond of the same combined weight, so you are getting much more bling for your buck without compromising on style!

These are both angular styles which can look more modern and edgy (as edgy as you want a symbol of love to be!) than round diamond cuts, and which tend to work best with white metals rather than yellow or rose golds, however there are lots of jewelry designers who will let you create your own custom look using stones in these cuts so you can have just about anything that suits you!

This post has been contributed by Nolan Grey, who is currently working with Diamonds on Web. He has a very pleasing personality. Through his articles he intends to inspire people’s fashion sense.  In his free time, he likes to read novels.

Photo Credits: image 1 image 2



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


Relevant Articles




The Most Beautiful Lesser Known Mediterranean Destinations To Explore By Boat

The Most Beautiful Lesser Known Mediterranean Destinations To Explore By Boat

Share/Bookmark

Yachting is an amazing way to explore some of the world’s most interesting and beautiful places, and if you want to take in some European culture while also taking advantage of great weather and beautiful sailing conditions, the Mediterranean is the perfect place to take your next yachting vacation.

With all of the modern facilities and cultural similarities you need to feel at home, but the exotic intrigue of foreign lands with their own customs, languages and style, Southern Europe offers you a chance to take a yachting trip that takes in several completely different countries. Here are some of the best places to see by yacht, which don’t tend to come up on most bloggers’ lists:

Portugal – Lisbon and the Algarve

mediterranean destinations The Most Beautiful Lesser Known Mediterranean Destinations To Explore By Boat

While many people extol the virtues of Spanish cities like Madrid and Barcelona, Lisbon in Portugal often gets overlooked in our travel plans. This is a shame because it is an absolutely stunning coastal city, perfectly suited to a yachting stop. Its Southerly location means that in the summer season beautiful weather is almost guaranteed, and its culture, architecture and great shopping and dining make it a classy, elegant place to spend a few days. If you don’t care for cities so much, then take a look at some of the lovely beach towns in the Algarve region, another area of Portugal that is perfect for a visit on your Mediterranean yacht vacation.

Sicily

mediterranean destinations1 The Most Beautiful Lesser Known Mediterranean Destinations To Explore By Boat

Aside from the larger towns of Catania and Palermo, Sicily is a very traditional place with its own rustic charm. While it seems in many ways very classically Italian, it has a clear and unique identity all of its own that means no matter how much time you have spent in Italy, Sicily will offer you something different and new. With great beaches and world famous native food, Sicily is a beautiful place to add to any yachting itinerary in this part of Europe.

Gibraltar

mediterranean destinations2 The Most Beautiful Lesser Known Mediterranean Destinations To Explore By Boat
Photo Credit

While you may not fancy putting Britain on your list of exotic, sunny places to visit in Europe (because of the unreliable weather and the fact that London doesn’t really work as a yachting destination); you can get a slice of British life by visiting the famous rock of Gibraltar. This British owned country had particular historic significance as a military post, because of its views and position, and as such is full of history. It is also known for its unique native wildlife – especially its monkeys! Culturally, the British influence is clear, with English style shops and restaurants to explore.

Corsica

mediterranean destinations3 The Most Beautiful Lesser Known Mediterranean Destinations To Explore By Boat

Another place shrouded in historical importance is the French owned island of Corsica. It is also a place that sees a lot of tourism, including from yachts and ships, yet retains its mystique as one of Europe’s less well known island destinations. It can be a great place to venture out to if you are planning to start you vacation in France, or are getting a yacht rental from a French company.

Include some or all of these fantastic European coastal destinations in your plans for your next yachting cruise around the Med, and you are certain to have a vacation that is relaxing, inspiring and fun.

Today’s featured contributor, Robin Ding, is a cruise and water sports expert. Robin is a frequent blogger and likes to share his love for the boating lifestyle in his blog. He personally recommends his readers to rent Azimut yachts to make the most of their vacation.



Tags: , , , , , , ,


Relevant Articles