Mix your metals: White, yellow and rose!
Traditionally, engagement rings and wedding bands have always been made up of one metal, either yellow or white gold, or platinum. Here we’ve seen a surge in couples requesting engagement rings in one colour and wedding bands in another. We can find that a new trend is catching on. Actually, mixing metals can help set you aside from the crowd and give your wedding jewellery the unique and modern edge you are looking for.
If you look for a fresh yet timeless combination, try pairing our Light Court wedding band in 18k yellow gold with the Principessa engagement ring in 18k white gold.
This trend can also work particularly well when applied to vintage-inspired styles such as the stunning Odessa engagement ring in 18k yellow gold. The band of sparkling white diamonds will go beautifully when paired with a simple Diamond Set wedding band such as the 3-stone in 18k white gold.
Be wary with your combinations though, as it’s important to remember that mixing platinum with any kind of gold will wear the gold away as platinum is a much stronger metal. Science, huh! So, when it comes to combining, your best bet is to stick to the triage of gold-coloured metals.
It’s not just the combination of yellow and silver metals that seem to be making a comeback; rose gold has surged in popularity in recent months. It’s quickly becoming the most popular choice for engagement rings amongst Hollywood celebrities. All of our engagement rings can be made in 18k rose gold, so why not channel the likes of Blake Lively and opt for one of our stunning Halo rings such as the aptly-named Aphrodite in 18k rose gold? Combine it with a basic 1477 Court yellow gold wedding band for an eye-catching combo.
Thanks to the metals’ naturally pinky tones and romantic connotations, many have also been choosing rose gold for their wedding bands too. And this trend is certainly not limited to women, as the old saying goes ‘real men wear pink’, it seems that they really do: at 77 Diamonds we have noticed a huge increase in the demand for rose gold wedding bands for men. They normally opt for a D-shape, Traditional or Light Court band in 18K rose gold in a width of 4mm-6mm on average.
Of course, platinum and white gold are the reigning metals when it comes to popularity. Thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge’s stunning platinum-set engagement ring, we suspect they will continue to do so for a while (we must all acknowledge the power of Kate!), but those seeking alternative options should not be afraid of venturing outside of the norm as vintage-inspired yellow gold styles are slowly making a comeback. Seen on the likes of Amal Clooney and Robin Wright, yellow gold engagement rings can be a spectacular addition to your everyday style.