A bridal style that first appeared during the 1920’s, experienced a resurgence of popularity during the 1960’s, and is once again enjoying enormous popularity, is the halo engagement ring.Surrounding and tightly framing a center diamond with a row of small accent diamonds, halo rings create a dramatic statement that can give the diamond an even bigger look and impression.
I have been seeing more and more cameos, not just in my business, but in magazines and at auctions as well.
There is nothing more beautiful than a cameo that is well made and authentic, but the truth is, these days it isn’t that easy to spot the cameos that are vintage and authentic.
In the second part of the article we will go into detail about individual design elements and techniques such as prong, channel, tension, bezel and pave setting.
For over one hundred years the solitaire engagement ring has been the standard for generations of couples, and an iconic symbol of elegant simplicity.
There are certain things you can do to determine if you cameo is made of plastic or of shell or stone.
One is the hot needle test, which is to place a hot needle against the cameo. Also, if the cameo is real then it will be cool to the touch. Not all cameos are carved and not all cameos are of women either.For example, I’ll tell you that when it came to buying my engagement ring, not all of the steps below happened.My husband had my mom take me out to try on engagement rings “for fun,” and he chose my engagement ring based on what I loved during that trip.While I didn’t know WHEN the proposal was going to happen, I knew it was on the horizon since we had talked about it, so I was very into the idea of having a role in picking out my own engagement ring. This is not traditional at all, but it’s what worked for us.So, before you start any of the steps below, just make sure you both are on the same page when it comes to ring shopping.A comprehensive guide to ring settings will encompass both a discussion of styles and categories of ring designs, as well as specific information about the broad range of design elements and setting techniques that make up those styles.