Mark Patterson’s Millennial-Minded Diamond Engagement Rings

At Centurion 2015 in February, Josette Patterson of Mark Patterson showed me a set of commitment rings made with millennial shoppers in mind.

“We had young clients at the store who were looking for something unconventional within a certain price point,” she says about shoppers at her company’s retail shop in Corona del Mar, Calif.

So she and husband-designer Mark created the Promise Collection of six SKUs made for that young shopper looking for a modern bridal aesthetic.

Sold as complete diamond rings and as semi-mounts, rings are crafted in 18k white, yellow, or rose gold or in platinum and feature an open-ring style with a single diamond set on one end and a band with a dusting of pavé (image below features two open rings with the band sandwiched between them).

“It is meant to be an engagement ring with a matching band,” Patterson explains. “We have sold some of those rings without the band and with larger diamonds and colored stones as right-hand rings or just added to an existing band. It is an interesting concept that we have been testing at our store for a while now, and we feel that we are ready to test it at the show.”

Retail prices for engagement rings with single diamonds start at $1,200, while bands start at $1,000. Side note: Patterson’s 18k gold alloy requires no rhodium plating. See Mark Patterson’s rings in person during the Couture show at booth no. 160.

Diamond engagement rings and band from Mark Patterson are made wtih Millennial couples in mind

Three separate rings in 18k gold feature 0.54 ct. t.w. F-G color, VS clarity diamonds, $4,250 as shown

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