Trending: The Tiara Ring

May 26, 2016 Cheryl Kremkow Jewelry Trends Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 5 Comments

The crowning touch to this new crop of rings is just that: a little crown. More precisely, a tiara-like adornment on top of the band instead of centered in the middle of it.

Karen Karch, one of the first to create black diamond engagement rings, has been making tiara engagement rings for years. And Michelle Fantasy’s Chess Collection showed us how vertical asymmetry makes stacking fashion rings much more fun.

And now tiaras are joining with the trend for kite shape, hexagon and coffin shape diamonds to expand into a celebration of vertical asymmetry that is trending much more broadly. I started collecting tiara ring photos at last Couture.  I think this year it will be much easier. Case in point: the first design from the new Karl Lagerfeld Fine Jewelry Collection is a tiara design with a hexagonal profile.

It’s probably the mania for stacking that has created a perfect storm of all the different new tiara style designs. After all, with many tiara designs, you can stack with a bands without worrying about a custom shadow band or wrap since the bottom of the ring is nice and straight. And tiara shapes with a hollow center allow you to stack over your solitaires or with other tiaras too.

And what are the engagement ring and wedding band if not the most common stacking rings? Is the tiara ring a bridal trend? A fashion trend? Yes and yes. Both are probably here to stay as long as we’re all wild about stacking rings.

Karen Karch Floating Star Ring
Karen Karch Floating Star Ring
Engagement ring from the new Karl Lagerfeld Fine Jewelry Collection
Engagement ring from the new Karl Lagerfeld Fine Jewelry Collection
K18 Diamond Crown Ring by  Kataoka
K18 Diamond Crown Ring by Kataoka
Ring stack by Jennie Kwon Designs
Ring stack by Jennie Kwon Designs
Hexagon diamond ring by Julez Bryant
Hexagon diamond ring by Julez Bryant
Ring by Doves by Doron Paloma
Ring by Doves by Doron Paloma
June Rose Cut Engagement Ring by Finn Jewelry
June Rose Cut Engagement Ring by Finn Jewelry
Nomad Fan Eye Ring by Michelle Fantaci
Nomad Fan Eye Ring by Michelle Fantaci
Rose cut diamond ring by Sutra
Rose cut diamond ring by Sutra

 

Gatsby Ring by Eva Fehren
Gatsby Ring by Eva Fehren
Spinel, pearl and diamond ring by Nadia Morgenthaler
Spinel, pearl and diamond ring by Nadia Morgenthaler
Emerald Muguet Ring by Yasuko Azuma
Emerald Muguet Ring by Yasuko Azuma
Tiara ring by Enchanted Disney Fine Jewelry
Tiara ring by Enchanted Disney Fine Jewelry
Empress Josephine Ring by Chaumet
Empress Josephine Ring by Chaumet
Kite Ribbon Frame Ring by Megan Thorne
Kite Ribbon Frame Ring by Megan Thorne
Platinum Belgian Tiara Ring by Karen Karch
Platinum Belgian Tiara Ring by Karen Karch
Open diamond engagement ring by Dauphin
Open diamond engagement ring by Dauphin
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Delicate ring by Kataoka
Trillion Ring by Eva Fehren
Trillion Ring by Eva Fehren
New minimalist engagement ring by Ana Khouri
New minimalist engagement ring by Ana Khouri
Two-tone Ring by TAP by Todd Pownell
Two-tone Ring with upside-down diamonds by TAP by Todd Pownell
Pink Champagne Cluster Engagement Ring by Melanie Casey
Pink Champagne Cluster Engagement Ring by Melanie Casey

 

5 Comments

  1. Kate Karter 3 months Reply

    THIS IDEA IS GENIUS! Looking forward to incorporating this into my website :) ty.

  2. Selena 11 months Reply

    Hey Cheryl

    I love the pieces you’re featuring here. I have some pieces I feel would fit beautifully on your site, and am wondering how I can be featured! Keep in mind I can create content, let me know what your expectations are. Please email me. Looking forward to hearing from you!

    All the best,
    Selena

  3. Cheryl Kremkow 12 months Reply

    I’ve tried most of these pieces on and I think they will hold up to wear. Because the pointed part lies flat against the finger, it doesn’t receive any additional wear than a conventional silhouette. In my opinion, a prong-set diamond solitaire set high off the finger is more precarious and exposed than a tiara set low on the finger. But I’d love to hear from someone who wears a style like this every day. Has it held up? Does it catch on your sleeves? Are you worried about durability?

  4. Daniel Upsdell 12 months Reply

    I love the idea of these pieces and the article presents them very well, but … as a custom jeweller with 35 years of experience, I look with dismay at the sheer impracticality of these “prize winning designs”.
    Obviously they were designed by people who will never be able to afford pieces in this price bracket, or they would not create such unrealistic concepts. All rings unintentionally and unknowingly suffer the harshest treatment of any piece of jewellery as they are smashed into and abraded along various hard surfaces in daily wear. In my opinion, for an “artist” to deliberately set out to make a piece that will either lacerate a bystander or break at the slightest impact is irresponsible and unethical. All but a few of these rings are doomed to fail if they are worn in a regular environment. At the attachment points, some of the spidery links are further weakened by holes that may be filled with gems but they have still compromised an already unsuitable and inadequate material thickness. The insurance companies hate these things as they are claims just waiting to happen. If a client came in and wanted something like these rings, we would either decline the job or require an iron clad quit claim of responsibility for when they fail.
    The artwork in your post is great and i appreciate the content of your blog, but I just couldn’t let this problematic trend pass without a comment.

  5. Zayn Jewels 1 year Reply

    These all jewelries are looking so beautiful and adorable. Thanks for share this essential information.

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