Eternal Love: The Rose Engagement Ring

eternal_rose_love_basic.jpg

Do you love roses? It’s hard to deny their beauty. Maybe that’s why red roses have remained symbols of passionate romance since ancient times, where they were linked to the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans). Today, they remain a popular gift for romantic partners. If you’re a romantic at heart, consider incorporating the eternal and passionate love symbolized by these flowers into a rose engagement ring. Here are three great ways to include the romance of roses in your engagement ring:

Rose Gold Engagement Ring

The simplest way to incorporate roses into your engagement ring is via color. In recent years, rose gold has skyrocketed in popularity as a choice of metal for an engagement ring. Possessing soft pink tones, rose gold jewelry takes the value, sturdiness, and storied history of gold and lends it a romantic hue. You can opt for a band where the pink tone of the metal dominates the design with a solitaire setting, or you can mix the rose gold band with more diamond encrusting in a pave band or ivy setting. If you’re not sure about committing to full rose gold, consider a ring that mixes metals in the band, intertwining yellow or white gold with the rosy hues of rose gold.

Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Rose Cut Diamond

If you love the romance of the rose shape, consider selecting a rose cut diamond ring for your rose engagement ring. The precursor to the modern brilliant cut, the rose cut takes its name from its blooming appearance, making each facet on the stone resemble a rose petal. Unlike its modern iteration of the round brilliant, the rose cut possesses fewer facets (only 24) and is flat on the bottom, slightly reducing its fire and brilliance. However, rose cut diamond are increasingly popular with the rising predilection for vintage looks. Jennifer Aniston’s engagement ring from Justin Theroux featured a rose cut diamond. Additionally, rose cut diamonds are a fabulous option because they look stunning in any carat size.

Rose Cut Diamond

If you’re looking to double down on the romance factor and opt for a colored stone (a pink diamond, for instance), the rose cut also fantastically accentuates color, lending the stone a softer, more romantic hue than the icy sharpness of a more precise cut. If you’re looking for something with a retro vibe, you can’t get any better than the soft romanticism and vintage look of a rose cut diamond. It’s a perfect cut to ensure your centerpiece stone makes for a unique ring with understated romance and beauty.

Rose Setting

If the notion of a pink-hued band or a rose cut stone is just too offbeat for you and you want a ring that is more traditional, but still possesses the romance of roses, opt for a rose setting. The most subtle option is to incorporate roses and floral details onto the band—this is quite common in antique floral settings. Want something more traditional but with a bit of whimsy? Make a floral arrangement on your band with accent stones (you could even go all in and do this with a rose cut center stone to really accentuate the effect). Use colored accent stones to replicate the appearance of a bouquet of stunning flowers. If you really want a wow factor with maximum bling, opt for a floral halo setting which places your stunning center stone in a halo of round-cut stones that evoke a floral arrangement. This design looks beautiful with many cuts, including the cushion cut and the rose cut diamond. (Go for a rose gold rose setting for extra rosey romance!)

Rose Setting

Custom Rose Ring

Lastly, if none of these options speak to you, be bold and design a custom rose ring that captures the essence of roses and romance in exactly the way you envision. Go for a more classically floral look where your center stone appears flanked by diamond petals or choose a retro meets contemporary bezel design where you literally create a flower out of stones. The options are truly only limited by your imagination when it comes to designing a custom ring that evokes rose designs!

No matter what you choose, you can find the perfect way to bring all of the romance and beauty of roses to your engagement ring.

 

Custom Rose Ring

Recently Published Articles

  1. Home
  2. Engagement Rings
  3. Articles
  4. Eternal Love: The Rose Engagement Ring