JCPenney announced the debut of its Modern Bride fine jewelry departments Feb. 3.
A collaboration with magazine publisher Condé Nast, the Modern Bride shopping experience features four bridal jewelry collections of diamond engagement rings and wedding bands ranging from $300 to $4,200.
The collections include:
- I Said Yes!, which features 25 pieces ranging from $300 to $1650, made from 100 percent recycled metals combined with a unique silver and platinum called Platinaire.
- True Love Celebrate Romance, comprising eight pieces with a special cut diamond with a hearts and arrows pattern and set in 14k gold with a heart-shaped design on the band. The center diamond is 0.20 ct. or larger, and prices range from $1,000 to $4,200.
- Cherished Hearts, a 10-piece line priced from $350 to $2,500 featuring multi-top centers and engraved shank details set in 14k white gold.
- Love Lives Forever, feautirng three-stone rings in Platinaire, gold, or silver.
JCPenney told The Dallas Morning News  that this collection is part of a plan to reach out to younger shoppers.
According to a Condé Nast jewelry study, 65 percent of brides give direct input on their engagement ring and 23 percent personally select the ring.