Let you shine through

 

Girls, let's get real, we all have a pinterest board filled with our dream engagement ring. Subtly, you tell your best friend or go window shopping with your man. But in full disclosure, your engagement ring may be the single most important jewelry that resembles you. It reveals your personality, your style, your individuality and that's nothing to mess with.

Kira's custom designed white gold, diamond and tanzanite engagement ring, with a round, brilliant cut is from Lugaro Jewellers in Victoria, BC.

Kira's custom designed white gold, diamond and tanzanite engagement ring, with a round, brilliant cut is from Lugaro Jewellers in Victoria, BC.

I myself have a particular vision that's drawn from the closest women in my life. Bold yellow gold from my Mum, Oma's woven, intricate details and timeless simplicity from my Grandma. I'm a gold girl and that's evident in the everyday jewelry I wear. Observing everyday jewelry is a great way for your man to pick up on small details and personal taste.

Everyone talks about the Four C's (Cut, Carat, Clarity, Colour) but the Three S's embody personality and uniqueness (Setting, Style, Shape). I like to think of the Three S's as the Bride and the Bridesmaids.  Shape catches your eye immediately, like a bride in her wedding dress. Examples include pear shape, princess, square, oval, round, emerald, heart). Setting and style make a the diamond pop, otherwise known as the bridesmaids. They enhance the beauty and carry hidden features to the forefront. I view Styles as vintage, traditional, modern, gold, silver, white gold or platinum. While Setting is how the diamonds are displayed, such as, solitaire, channel set, halo, 3-stone or bezel.

My mum's custom yellow gold, princess diamond cut engagement ring. Designed in Toronto, ON by an independent jeweller.

My mum's custom yellow gold, princess diamond cut engagement ring. Designed in Toronto, ON by an independent jeweller.

To provide you with inspiration and ideas we've collected pictures of engagement rings from our Brides here at Tres Chic Bridal Boutique. If you could only meet these beautiful Brides you would see how each ring expressed true qualities of each bride. Thank you ladies for sharing your engagement rings with us!


Left to Right:  A close up of Tara's yellow gold engagement ring from People's Jeweller. Sarah's one carat, round sapphire diamond is designed by MaeVona from Paul Mara Jewellers. Tres Chic store owner Joan has a solitaire diamond ring designed by Birks Jeweller. Julia's cushion-cut diamond frame twist ring is from People's Jewller. Stephanie's pavé diamond ring has one solitaire cushion-cut diamond from Michel Hill. Kat's rock is a  custom pink diamond, while Heidi has a round solitaire diamond designed by Birks. And finally, Minnie custom designed her yellow gold, diamond filled gorgeous engagement ring.

 

By K. Starr