When it comes to wedding season, October is the new June. There are now just as many weddings in the fall as there are in the spring and summer. And with prime proposal season around the corner with the holidays, it’s time to get a head start on the planning.
Nailing the ring: Classic with a twist
Brides want something special that they can continue to love for decades. Well made-timeless designs with a touch of customization are always in style. Perhaps it’s a different shape center stone like a cushion or oval, so it feels unique but its appeal is everlasting. Look for settings like a solitaire, halos, pave-set diamonds and split shank styles; something simple that will really let that high-quality center diamond sparkle.
Honest Vows: I take you, forever
One of the hottest trends in weddings is personalization; from friends and family officiating weddings to customized vows, couples want their wedding to be truly representative of their love, and authenticity is taking the spotlight. Some couples are having their vows calligraphed in vow books; others have a cake inscribed with the wedding vows. When it comes to the promises themselves, we’re seeing a blend of the traditional with a dash of honesty and humor.
Holiday Season: Gifting diamond jewelry
The holiday season is a great time of year to give someone jewelry, or to add to your own collection. Stackable rings are a major trend; add more bands that you can stack over time to add variety and meaning for years to come. And of course, the ultimate holiday gift would be getting proposed to with a diamond ring that is worthy of your love.
About Amy Shey Jacobs: Amy Shey Jacobs, is the Founder & Creative Director of Chandelier Events. Recently named one of The Knot Wed 100 most inspiring people in weddings and events, Amy has planned events for celebrities, including Bethenny Frankel, Whoopi Goldberg, Gayle King, Maria Sharapova, Joy Behar, chef Daniel Boulud, chef David Bouley, and some of the most notable brands. She’s produced countless wedding events on network television on NBC’s Today Show Throws A Wedding, Oprah, Good Morning America, ABC’s “The View”, “Live! With Kelly”, E!, MTV, VH1, CBS and among many more. In February 2018, Amy was tapped as the wedding planner for the Today Show wedding with Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb. She was also selected to be the designer and planner for the wedding industry’s prestigious event, The Knot Gala, where the who’s who in weddings will gather at the New York Public Library for a star-studded affair. Recently featured on Bravo’s Real Housewives of New York, Amy contributes regularly to top media outlets as a wedding expert, including Vogue, The Knot, InStyle, Domino, and Good Morning America, Refinery29, The New York Times, Today, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Business Insider, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Gotham and The Cut.
About Kristen Trustey: With over a decade of experience in the fine jewelry industry, Kristen is a jewelry and style expert and currently a resident diamond expert at Forevermark, part of the De Beers Group of Companies. Kristen frequently appears as on-air expert for numerous national and regional and local television programs, and has been quoted in leading entertainment and fashion news outlets including The New York Times, E! News, Refinery29, Brides, The Knot, StyleCaster, and more.