Long's 2020-2021 Digital Magazine

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engaging ideas

L ove doesn’t pause, even if the rest of the world does. In fact, for most couples, spending so much time at home with one another this year has strengthened those special bonds. Today’s couples are motivated now more than ever to make it official and mark this year with positive memories of the love that is uniquely their own. Love isn’t canceled and neither are the classic styles that so many brides-to-be have come to appreciate and admire. However, some brides are embracing color in gemstone and metal use and incorporating new styles. An engagement ring should truly represent the personality and style of the person wearing it. Here are a few of our favorite classic and modern styles.

BACK TO THE BASICS From the elevated, six-prong setting to the bezel- set beauty, the diamond solitaire remains the preferred engagement ring style. The classic round brilliant diamond dominates this category. Other options include princess, cushion, emerald, oval, marquise or pear cuts, all of which carry more of the carat weight at the top, thereby appearing larger per carat.

Platinum Emerald Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring by Long’s Jewelers

Platinum Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring by Long’s Jewelers

THE MORE, THE MERRIER Why stop at one diamond? Three-stone diamond rings symbolize past, present and future – a beautiful message to bring into marriage! A drizzle of side stones will not only add extra sparkle to an engagement ring, but will visually enhance the size of the center stone. Pavé diamonds arranged in the shape of a delicate bow take the multi-diamond look a step further, adding character and femininity. STANDOUT SHADES Some brides prefer nontraditional engagement rings set with a colored gem as the center stone. Most colored gemstones are less expensive than diamonds on a per carat basis (there are exceptions), which means you can get a larger, better-quality stone for your budget. The most popular alternative gem is blue sapphire, which symbolizes love, loyalty and harmony.

18K Rose Gold Bezel Set Dream Solitaire Engagement Ring by Kalahari

18K White Gold Three-Stone Engagement Ring by Kalahari

Platinum Yellow Diamond with Side Diamonds by Long’s Jewelers

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Colored diamonds can be an affordable, unique alternative to colorless diamonds. The most readily available natural colored diamonds are champagne, cognac and yellow. Yet, they are still rare: for every colored diamond found, there are at least 10,000 colorless ones. So, you’re guaranteed something unique!

18K Yellow Gold Rose Cut Bezel Set Ring with Half Moon Diamond Sides by Long’s Jewelers

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