Choosing an engagement ring can be a fun and exciting experience but it can also be a little daunting. We’re here to take the guess work out of it and make sure you make a happy confident choice! We have weekly posts that help you explore all your design options but this week is especially tailored to help you find a ring that’s both beautiful AND flattering! Read these guidelines and learn how to find a ring that suits your hand shape.
With short fingers the objective is to elongate the line of the hand. Avoid any band that might be too thick or a center that’s very square or round. The best choices to make for short fingers are longer line diamond centers. Marquise, pear shaped or oval shaped centers can be amazing in terms of creating a longer more graceful finger line.
Long and slender fingers tend to be the most accommodating when it comes to engagement ring styles, being able to carry many different styles well. That said, it’s important to keep in mind that while you can wear bold styles it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to. Choose a style that complements your personal style. A good note to take is that princess cuts and rounds do look particularly flattering.
The important thing here is to avoid rings which could appear too dainty. A very thin band or demure center mounting might make the fingers appear even wider than they are. The best thing to try would be a split shank band, by breaking up the shank and widening the band of the ring it can help break up the finger itself. OR a larger stone, surrounded by a cluster or diamonds like a halo can also help to balance out the width.
The lovely thing about rings is that it draws the attention away from the knuckles. Choosing a style with a more prominent or ornate style can help guide the eye to the engagement ring itself. If you choose a ring with a thicker, heavier, shank it will by comparison help diminish the appearance of your knuckles.
Small Hands/Large Hands
Proportion is key in any selection you make. Think small hands smaller rings, larger hands larger rings. With smaller hands it’s best to keep the details and elements minor. With larger hands a bolder or chunkier look is appropriate and won’t run the risk of being too overwhelming.
Engagement rings are not only a sparkling trinket, they are an expression of love and a piece of your personal history, as such they should be as unique as the story they tell. There’s no such thing as a cookie cutter bride, so why should you settle for a cookie cutter ring. Find a ring that has more to offer than sparkle. We want you to find a ring that speaks to you and of you. This week’s featured rings are just a bit out of the ordinary, but with Natalie K’s signature sophistication. It’s their one of a kind shank designs that set them apart from the rest of the crowd.
Split shanks are a great way to add interest instantly to any diamond engagement ring. But don’t for a moment think there’s any reason for you to have to stick with the traditional parallel split shank. NK28520-18W, offers a very modern split shank, mimicking the curves of the diamond halo and round center. The split shank looks like a single bent strand of diamonds, creating a visual illusion making it appear as if the center is floating in its halo between both points.
Add even more intrigue with a spiraling shank. NK25362-18W has a diamond shank that stands out, softly twisting and curling inward towards the prong mounting, giving the center an appearance of a windswept diamond. Our rings, being customizable, can be adjusted to feature any diamond center stone. Just imagine what kind of an impact a princess cut diamond could make surrounded by the 45 diamonds on this 18k white gold mounting.
If however, you’re looking for something less subtle NK26232-W is the right engagement ring for you. The spiraling shank with twists and turns, in NK26232-W, transforms into a spiraling halo, glistening with 53 diamonds and making the center the center of attention.
With so many choices in engagement ring designs there’s no reason to find anything less than extraordinary.
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Glitz and glamor are always in style, but sometimes less is more! Understated engagement rings with a classic design and just the right arrangement of flawless diamonds can be the pinnacle of elegance. This week’s Fashion Friday Trend Report is dedicated to celebrating the beauty of diamond engagement rings whose sophistication come from their simplicity.
NK26632-18W is one such ring with a simple design that exudes effortless charm. You can have the feel of a vintage inspired ring without the overwhelming spirals and clutter. The center mounting is flanked by two bright white diamonds on either side, to frame it, perfectly while the rest of the band is a polished white gold. One detail adds just the right touch of whimsy, an neat scroll work gallery makes this ring interesting, not gaudy!
Engagement rings with simple bands are the perfect match for someone who works with their hands. Convenient and snag resistant. But don’t take simple to mean unglamorous! You can still get the full impact of a luxury diamond ring with fewer diamonds. NK24154-18W is perfect, its single diamond halo surrounds the center mounting and makes it stand out. The band, with a knife’s edge, still has some intrigue but won’t interfere or clash with the glowing diamond halo.
A split shank is a design element of the engagement ring’s band. Rather than a sleek or single band the split shank, is as it implies, a split band. For larger center stones or heavier center mountings the double bands can also help to support the weight. While the most popular split shank style is wide at the top and then tapers at the ends like NK28085-18W, there are countless variations you can find.
See NK26156-W, a split shank engagement ring as well but with a completely different look. Instead of the tapering down of the band this appears as two parallel bands. A much more modern silhouette, and appearance.
A favorite is a split shank with an additional sparkling characteristic, a nestled side stone diamond set between both arms. NK23466-W is an example of this unique element. Pave set diamonds shine along both arms leading up to the four prong head and two prong set round cut diamonds.
Explore all of our collections and a find a split shank engagement ring in any style to suit yours!
We know that it’s the details that matter. That’s why Natalie K engagement rings are designed impeccably, to be sure every angle has an element of classic and timeless appeal. This week we’ll be focusing on the small details that make all the difference, our diamond galleries. Our weekly trend reports share all the styles and design details which can turn a diamond ring into your diamond ring.
Diamond galleries are a fantastic way to add sparkle and dimension to an engagement ring. With so much attention on the center mounting it’s easy to forget smaller design elements that can make a huge difference.
The choices can be limitless, from the very simple to the very ornate, there is something to suit every style choice. For those who love a bit of whimsy and A LOT of sparkle NK26662-18W has the perfect profile. With 18k white gold scroll work and twenty beautifully set diamonds the elaborate profile details add so much dimension to this rings simple band.
NK25797-18W’s profile makes a phenomenal impact. This ring’s profile dazzles with twenty-five diamonds set in a scalloped crown pattern with a bezel set diamond at its crest. Just a touch of milgrain detail makes this spiked profile feel refined. It is in perfect balance with the rings slim diamond lined band.