Bridal



Wedded Blitz

It’s June, which can mean only one thing: wedding season. (Can you hear the bells?) To celebrate all the love that’s in the air, bridal-jewelry brands have launched new diamond engagement lines in their signature styles.

Los Angeles-based Kirk Kara, known for vintage-inspired styles and blue sapphire accents, unveiled the Dahlia collection—an homage to the flower—featuring hand-engraved petals and marquise-shaped leaves. For semi-mounts in 18k gold, retail prices start at $2,500.

The new Blooming Beauties collection from Tacori is inspired by—say it with us now—flowers. Designs showcase diamond pavé petals and double diamond halos encircling center stones. In platinum, semi-mounts start at $5,350 retail.

Diamonds for a Cure has brought out a new bridal collection incorporating the company’s signature rough-cut stones. Rings are sold as complete ­diamond engagement rings, not semi-mounts; center stones feature natural colors, many in shades of brown, accented by colorless melee. Owner and designer Neda Behnam—a breast cancer survivor—has earmarked 10 percent of retail sales to benefit Stand Up to Cancer, a nonprofit group that raises money for cancer research. Each ring is laser-inscribed with the message “Diamonds are precious…so is life.” Retail prices in 18k gold start at $2,995.

Sethi Couture’s new line showcases ideal-, rose-, and old-mine-cut colorless and colored diamonds in 18k gold. Four distinctive looks—romantic, modern, elegant, and vintage—spice up the collection. In 18k gold, semi-mounts start at $3,600.

—Jennifer Heebner

Blooming Beauties rings; starting at $5,350; Tacori, Glendale, Calif.; 800-421-9844; tacori.com

A vintage-inspired ring with old-mine-cut diamonds in blackened 18k gold; $9,750; Sethi Couture, San Francisco; 415-255-4768; sethicouture.com

Diamonds for a Cure’s engagement rings; starting at $2,995; Diamonds for a Cure, New York City; 516-466-1826; diamondsforacure.com