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La Vie En Rose
Fans of vintage engagement rings tend to go gaga over rose-cut diamonds. Tempt your antique-inclined brides with this timeless ring from Parade, which boasts a 0.5 ct. oval rose-cut diamond perched on a gently flared setting (available in platinum and 18k yellow, rose, and white gold). Part of the brand’s Lumiere Bridal collection, this ring has radiance to spare.
18k yellow gold ring with a 0.5 ct. oval rose-cut diamond center and 0.15 ct. t.w. accent diamonds; $3,700; paradedesign.com
A Delicate Touch
Santa Rosa, Calif.–based designer Jennifer Dawes is known for colorful gemstone pieces and engagement rings that team chunky diamonds with rustic-feeling gold designs. Dawes created her latest collection, Dainty Diamonds, “as an answer to my retailers requesting that I create bridal pieces for under $3,500,” she explains. The shrunken engagement styles pack all the charm of Dawes’ larger diamond designs, but are accessibly priced from $2,000 to $3,500. “I love the delicate nature of this collection,” Dawes says. “It’s perfect for stacking and collecting.”
(Top) Clover solitaire milgrain ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.71 ct. diamond, $3,190; (below) Vine solitaire ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.33 ct. diamond, $2,926; Jennifer Dawes Design; 888-802-0880; dawes-design.com