Tiny rings are a huge trend at the moment, one that I am TOTALLY loving. Don’t get me wrong, I love a chunky statement ring but there’s something so romantic and feminine about an uber fine band with a delicate feature. Luckily this trend isn’t confined to fashion jewellery and can be seen in some of the finest jewellery houses around the world. With super considered designs in beautiful metals and gems, there are some simply stunning rings available.
So if you’re dropping some major engagement hints or have just got engaged and are searching for that perfect ring then take a look at some of the best fine band rings in every style and to suit every budget.
Classic – Super delicate and fine. The Astley Clarke Grace Vertical Diamond Ring isn’t the cheapest on our list at £2,300 but my, is it pretty. 18ct white gold, emerald cut central diamond surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds presented on a beautifully delicate band.
Timeless – Astley Clarke‘s Celesse Diamond wedding ring – £795, is so slim and elegant it begs to to placed next to another super slim band ideally with stonking great rock purched on it. Created in 18ct white gold with brilliant cut diamonds covering half of this gorgeous band.
Minimalist – Astley Clarke’s Canina ring is a beautiful example of minimalism and at £325 an incredible bargain. Just 3mm at it’s widest, this recycled 18ct gold designed by Marian Maurer would work equally as well as engagement ring or wedding band.
Astley Clarke’s 18ct yellow gold and diamond Canina ring – £325
Modern – Ernest Jones offers up another super star value beauty with this 9ct white gold rubover diamond solitaire at just £299 (was £599).
Heritage – Tiffany & Co. Soleste Round – £3,475. I’m a huge fan of detailed engagement rings and this target ring featuring 0.47ct of central round brilliant diamond encircled by a double row bead-set diamonds is simply stunning. Those surrounding diamonds will only serve to accentuate the size and beauty of the central diamond and dazzle any lucky on-looker.
Show-stopper – We’re now into big boy territory. This stonking great Harry Winston duo are certainly eye catching but through incredible craftsmanship, manage to retain delicate proportions. This Oval micropave diamond engagement ring boasts a 2.25ct central diamond in micropave platinum setting.
Show-stopper – Why have one Harry Winston when you ogle two?! This 3.03ct cushion-cut central diamond sits on a micropave platinum setting. Another great example that even thought the diamond is HUMONGOUS the setting and band don’t have to be.
Antique – If you’re willing to venture off the beaten track for your jewels then you’ll find that the super fine trend isn’t a new one. At the turn of the century the addition of Platinum to the jewellery market meant that new levels of intricacy could be achieved whilst working on the finest of bases.
This superb diamond and sapphire ring is estimated to fetch between £2,500 – £3,000 in Fellows.co.uk auction on 14.2.2013 (don’t forget that auction fees will be added to hammer price). The ventral brilliant-cut 0.77ct diamond sits within a calibre-cut sapphire and brilliant-cut diamond double surround, to the brilliant-cut diamond shoulders and open work gallery.
Diamond and sapphire ring – £2,500 – £3,000 in the 14.2.2013 Fellows.co.uk auction.
All out glamour- Boodles Double Vintage Ashoka diamond ring – £14,500. One the heaviest bands on this list and one that I almost didn’t include however I thought it interesting to see how an increase in band width of only 1mm or 2mm has a huge impact on the proportions of the ring.