The Bypass Ring Trend

bypassbannerBypass Ring – A ring that coils around the finger, with the ends of the band passing each other on top. In some designs, the ends are completed with pavé or channel set diamonds. Others have larger diamonds set on or between the ends.

 – Diamond Council of America

 

It’s a style that has been around since at least the 1830s, but most of us have probably never noticed the elegant, yet twisted style wrapped around our friend’s finger, until the last couple of years when the bypass ring became a growing trend.

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The bypass ring became popular during the Victorian era. The ring was giving to the woman as an engagement ring, symbolizing two souls coming together as one. The popularity of the two different colored stones during that era also added to the symbolization of two coming together.

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One of the most famous bypass rings dates back to the 1950s. John F. Kennedy proposed to the then, Jacqueline Bouvier, with a beautiful 2-carat diamond and 2-carat emerald bypass ring tapered with baguettes. The design by Van Cleef & Arpels, is still replicated to this day. The ring can be seen in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.

Not Just the Ring…. Part 2

Wedding day gift ideas

After the groom-to-be proposes to the bride-to-be the common thought is that after purchasing the wedding band, no other need to stop at the jewelers. Brides do not always expect a wedding day gift but making her dream wedding, a dream come true here are some awesome gift ideas for the future wife to remember her perfect fairy tale.

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Diamond studs, are a great idea for the bride on her wedding day. Whether she wears them with her dress or not, they are something that can be cherished forever. The store I work at (Steffan’s Jewelers) has an amazing diamond stud upgrade program that allows you to get your full money back towards the next size up (with no minimum upgrade amount)! This sets up the perfect anniversary, Christmas, or birthday gift!

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A super small, super sparkly pendant, that she can layer with what she has chosen to already wear on her special day. This one in particular is a Hearts on Fire piece that is so stunning. From far away you can not tell it is a star, but up close the star shape around the diamond really gives it a unique and special look for the future wife. (Many other similar styles are available).

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Something a little more romantic, this fulfillment heart hands down is one of my favorites for the bride on her special day. It has so much sparkle for such a wonderful price. Again, this is something she would be able to hold and cherish for years to come.  Even being able to pass it down to possible future generations to wear on their wedding day. This pendant comes in round (which is what I wear and LOVE), moon, and star shape.