The end of the year is an exciting time for many of us. There are the holidays, the time spent with cherished family members and loved ones, and then there are the multitude of fashion trend predictions from keen-eyed tastemakers in the fashion industry.
Today, we’ll be looking at step cut engagement rings, an up-and-coming trend predicted to take the bridal industry by storm in 2019. Let’s dive in!
So, first of all, what exactly is a step cut ring?
Step cut diamonds are a type of diamond cut known for their parallel facets, which can also look like stair steps when seen from the top of the diamond, as well as their rectangular silhouette. Emerald, asscher, and baguette cuts are all considered step cut diamonds. However, while emeralds and asschers are typically used as the center stone in an engagement ring, baguettes are usually found set into the ring band as side stones.
During the Art Deco era, step cut engagement rings were extremely popular because the look of the center stones reflected the aesthetic of the times -- sleek, clean, minimalist. Today, they are regarded as a style with heavy vintage appeal.
6 Step Cut Engagement Rings to Swoon Over
Tacori, with the laid back elegance typical of the brand, carries three styles that exude a simple-but-glam feel. This sparkler from the Coastal Crescent collection features an emerald cut diamond surrounded by tiny pave side stones. Understated enough for the simple bride, but with a feminine flair.
The Simply Tacori collection offers two selections for those looking for something out of the ordinary. This three-stone emerald cut stunner is flanked by two round cut stones, and when viewed from the side, the distinctive Tacori details jump out. The half-moon arcs on either side of the setting add a regal finishing touch. Meanwhile, this rose gold beauty is remarkable for the east-west orientation of the center emerald cut stone. Again, dainty pave side stones adorn either side of the ring band to bring even more attention to your finger.
This Beverly K design, from the Vintage collection of course, uses an asscher cut diamond to highlight the definitively vintage charm of this piece. Embellished engravings adorn the entire length of the ring band, and the use of yellow gold makes this style an instant classic.
The Simon G Vintage Explorer style features not only an emerald cut center stone, but rows of baguette stones running down the side of the ring as well. A true example of the Art Deco aesthetic in action, this ring is perfect for the vintage-loving bride-to-be.
Finding the Perfect Step Cut Engagement Ring at Jewelry Design Center
When it comes to engagement rings, the bridal specialists at Jewelry Design Center are only too happy to help you find the design that appeals to your sense of style and your budget. Visit our showrooms in Spokane or Kennewick, Washington for engagement rings from top designers like Tacori, Simon G, Hearts on Fire, and Gabriel & Co.
If you have a specific look in mind but can’t find it anywhere, inquire about our custom design services! Our master jewelers have a talent for taking a ring from mere idea to sparkling treasure in a matter of weeks. They will work with you one-on-one to ensure that the final product is exactly the way you imagine.
Stop by either of our showrooms today to get started on the engagement ring of your dreams! Or, if you have any questions regarding a specific piece or collection, get in touch with our staff by calling 509-487-5905 or emailing email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you soon!