Couples Say "I Do" With Color

Jewelry by Just Jules

(IDEX Online News) – It may be a nice day for a white wedding, but brides and grooms are increasingly opting for a splash of color when it comes to their engagement and wedding rings.


"Some of the hottest styles of bridal jewelry are those with a jolt of color," says Amanda Gizzi, spokesperson for Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America. "Hot colors include champagne, brown, pink, yellow, black and gray, which are giving a modern yet timeless twist to engagement rings and wedding bands."


For engagement rings, color – either fancy color diamonds are gemstones – is being used either as a center stone or as accent stones; making it far different from the traditional white diamond solitaire.


Engagement rings with colored diamond or gemstone center stones are also popular. One popular style, says JIC, is the "halo" setting, which features a center stone surrounded by a ring of white diamonds.


In addition to engagement rings, colorful wedding bands are being embraced by both brides and grooms. "Men and women want a wedding band that speaks to their individuality," adds Gizzi. "Black diamonds are especially hot in men's rings as they are chic yet masculine."


For those who don’t want to go all out, pairing colored gemstone or diamond wedding bands with a white diamond engagement ring is a great option for those who love color but still want a traditional diamond engagement ring.