Since the 1950s, one of the big themes in postmodern art has been the tendency towards minimalism. What does that word describe? Minimalism means cutting away details, compressing more and more meaning and mystery into less “space.” In visual art, this trend can be seen in the works of famous artists like Yves Klein and Kazimir Malevich. And in the world of jewelry, minimalism takes the form of jewelry that cuts away extraneous accents in order to maximize the amount of raw beauty that can be found in the interplay of jewel and metal.
Let’s take a look at some minimalist engagement rings we carry at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers to explain this trend:
A. Jaffe Seasons of Love Engagement Ring
This engagement ring is a good example of how a fascinating piece of jewelry can come from just a center diamond and a uniquely-built band. The twists in the 18k white gold bands catch the light and shimmer like water in the light. Small side diamonds unobtrusively fit into the curves of the band without standing out—but while adding light to the overall look. Small prongs hold the center stone in such a way that it almost looks like the diamond is floating in air.
Tacori Sculpted Crescent Engagement Ring
As with the A. Jaffe Season of Love ring, this Tacori piece shows what can be done with a carefully-crafted band. The rice grain-shaped segments of the Sculpted Crescent ring have create an effect like ripples in a pond or an undulating sound wave. Each segment contains three pave-set side-stones. The pave setting adds to the minimalist charm of any engagement ring: By its nature, the pave setting makes the diamonds unobtrusive and recessed.
Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Engagement Ring
The center stone can also play a part in the minimalist look. This engagement ring from our in-house collection is made to hold a pear-cut diamond at its heart. A touch as simple as inverting a particular cut of diamond can reap a bounty of aesthetic rewards. Judge for yourself what the effect has on you and mentally compare how different this engagement ring would look if the center stone were reversed.
A. Jaffe Classics Engagement Ring
And last, but certainly not least, we return to where we started. A. Jaffe offers this elegant engagement ring as part of its Classics collection. This design takes its cues from all of the previous rings we’ve thus far examined. By taking two simple 18k white gold bands, creating a bold “X” shape with them, and setting them with a demure collection of tightly-packed side stones, A. Jaffe creates an inventive design.
Embrace maximum beauty with a minimum of excess! The minimalist chic is supremely popular nowadays, and Albert’s Diamond Jewelers is ready to satisfy your specific tastes with our luxury brands. If you’re interested in minimalist engagement rings, contact us at (219)-322-2700 or visit our Merrillville and Schererville, Indiana showrooms today!