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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
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
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.