The imagination of the jeweler, as well as the personality of the wearer, is captured in the style of a ring. Some jewelry designers become well-known for their particular style characteristics such as John Hardy. As with any form of artistic expression, certain ring trends come and go and then come back again.
Rings in this category are typically yellow or white gold wedding bands for him and her - this includes solitaire rings as well.
Classic rings share many characteristics with traditional style rings/bands, but also include delicate solitaires and rings with thin foundations and side set stones.
Rings must be at least 75 years old to qualify for being considered ‘antique.’ They will typically have rose cut or miners cut diamonds, a large amount of milgrain beading and hand engravings.
Art Deco rings tend to echo the same style as antique rings, but were crafted using modern tools later in the 20th century. They typically have thinner, bottom foundations and larger crowns for the center stone.
Vintage rings get their showy, romantic look from a good amount of milgrain beading, filigree, pave, halos, engraving and other embellishments.
If you prefer bold, contemporary designs with clean lines and strong shapes, then modern is your style. Channel settings, open mountings and unusual metals are a few of the hallmarks of modern rings.