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Thursday, March 21, 2013

          What's Hot for Bridal in 2013?

With Bridal season is in full swing, there’s no better time to talk bridal trends for 2013.
 

Engagement Rings & Bridal Sets

The old adage, ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’ rings true in 2013, with these bridal must-haves:

Traditional Favorites and Fancy Fetishes

According to The Knot, traditional shapes remain hot for 2013, with 53% of brides opting for Round-cut and 30% opting for Princess-cut diamonds though Fancy shapes like Emerald, Cushion and Oval-cuts are on the rise.

White Gold and Contemporary Mixed Metals

While White Gold continues to rein as the top choice for brides, Yellow and Rose Gold are increasing in popularity, especially in mixed metal styles.

Ornate Mountings and Bezel-Settings

On Pinterest, Halo and Vintage styles have remained hot, with Double-Halos, Bypass and Floral based metal offers the bright white of Platinum and five times the strength of Titanium) to take off like wildfire.designs gaining interest. Many brides are looking for a more secure option for their investment, with a number of them choosing Bezel-set or Basket settings.

Colored Diamonds and Gemstones

Though traditional white diamonds remain the top seller, colored diamonds and gemstones are becoming increasingly popular. Canary Yellow, Rich Cognac and Soft Champagne hues contend with vibrant Blue Sapphires in the color department.

Wedding Bands for Men

When stocking up for Bridal season, don’t forget about the Groom! Here’s what Grooms are looking for in 2013:

Comfort and Durability

Comfort-fit bands and Alternative metals remain hot for Men’s wedding bands, with Grooms looking for comfort and durability.

Platinum, Titanium and Vitalium®

Platinum and Titanium will continue to sell well for 2013, though we expect Vitalium®,( a cobalt 

Diamond and Gemstone Accents

Diamond and Gemstones are also hot this year, with fashion forward Grooms choosing traditional white diamonds as well as black diamonds, blue sapphires.

Patterns and Matte Finishes

Look for patterns and matte or brushed finishes to be hot sellers in 2013. Laser-cut, Inlay and IP-plating offer a variety of patterns to please every taste.

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