We've talked about trending wedding rings before, but now it's time to pay a little homage to our favorite city - Bean Town! Boston's brides and grooms have a very distinct taste and we are here for it. Long's Jewelers has hundreds of styles, metals, and designers to choose from but among all the choices there are a few specific trends that stick out. From unique textures to channel set bands, we have everything you need to know about what's trending in the Hub of Massachusetts.
1. Marquise Milgrain
Ring Featured: 14K Rose Gold Pave Milgrain Band, $695 || 18K White Gold Marquise and Round Bezel Eternity Band, $1,575 || 18K Yellow Gold Stackable Pave Band, $795
Stacking rings are popular everywhere, but our Boston brides really love the specific look of marquise milgrain bands. More specifically, alternating pave round and marquise milgrain bands. If you're unfamiliar with this terminology, this just means that the stones are displayed in alternating round and marquise-shaped milgrain. Also known as the "Navette" shape, meaning "little boat", marquise is just another diamond shape. This unique and pretty shape integrates the length of the oval and the point of a pear shape on each side. Whether you're new to the jewelry game or into the latest fashions, this stackable band is a must.
If you're like most men, you probably don't have much experience with choosing jewelry for yourself - especially something as important and meaningful as a wedding ring. That is why we are here to let you in on the wedding band trend to watch these days - the satin finish. Men all over Boston are gravitating towards this brushed finish texture with polished edges thanks to its understated yet classic look. It isn't flashy or impractical, but it still adds a little something something to a ring you will be wearing on your finger forever.
Ring Featured: Platinum Seven-Stone Diamond Band, $2,825 || 18K White Gold Diamond Prong Eternity Band, $3,230
Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Sometimes the best option when it comes to your wedding ring is to keep the concept simple with a big bang. This is a great option for when you really just want the look of a traditional solitaire diamond engagement ring, but you love the look of some added sparkle. Get a ring with a few diamonds or go for an eternity ring with diamonds encircling the entire band-it is entirely up to you! Either way, your ring finger is going to look classic and beautifully star-studded.
Nowadays, the unique textures for men's wedding rings can seem endless. But when it comes to men in Boston, they know what they want.A lot of grooms today are opting to step away from the traditional look of plain yellow/white gold or platinum bands and instead choosing to explore other more personalized and interesting options. Among these are bands incorporating Damascus steel, palladium, tantalum, satin finish, and more. These finishes are different and allow men to personalize a piece of jewelry that might even be the only jewelry they ever wear. It's all in the details because this is what makes your wedding ring truly yours. Whether you sit at a desk or work all day with your hands, your band will look masculine and personal to you.
5. Channel Set
Rings Featured: 18K White Gold Nine-Stone Channel Set Band, $1,245 || Platinum Milgrain Pave Band, $550
If you are shopping around for wedding rings, chances are you have probably heard of a channel set band. If not, a channel set band is when diamond accents are placed in a "channel", or two tracks of metal that hold the row of gemstones in place. The grooves in the channel hold the diamonds in place, making it both beautiful and secure. With no prongs in sight, this design offers a snag free solution to a diamond studded band. Adding sparkle and a personal touch, channel set rings showcase and enhance not only the diamonds in your wedding band but your engagement ring as well!