Engagement Ring Styles By Nation & Culture

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The wedding process is very similar in many nations but looks a little deeper and you’ll find each has its own nuanced and intricate culture regarding the subject of holy matrimony. The process begins when the woman says yes and the man places an engagement ring on her finger. This is where you can make the first clearly discernible difference in cultures as engagement rings from different nations have their own designs. Let’s take a look at what these differences are and what they mean.

1800s imperial France

During the 19th century, the French were going through the ‘long’ century. This is when major movements in art, politics, architecture, and music, were rising to define France as a beacon of culture. Imperial France had a particular look about it if you study fashion, interior design, and jewelry. This has continued to the modern-day with engagement rings. The most common design touches of a French engagement ring are pink and gold colors, usually round stones and smaller stones encrusting the central stone. Rose gold is very popular in French engagement rings because it hits two birds with one stone. The main stone should be surrounded by smaller stones, which makes the ring look almost like a flower. Take a look at art nouveau styles to get a gist.

The American boast

America is pretty new to the engagement ring style scene. However, it’s clearly being led by one of it’s most populous cities, which is Los Angeles. Here you can find engagement rings that are made in the famous boastful nature of the culture. The RoyalT is 18kt gold, a rectangular stone, encrusted by smaller square stones going down the band. You can change the shape of your stone if you wish but the Los Angeles Hollywood style demands you keep the largest style, which is the rectangular emerald shape. The material is yellow gold and the stone is set on a plinth that is designed into the ring. Two smaller stones sit either side of the central stone, elevating the diamond in a boastful manner.

Japanese silver style

Japan is also new to the engagement style scene. The most notable historic engagement ring styles come from the UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal. However, Japan is giving these nations a run for their money, with its incredible cherry blossom silver engagement ring. The central stone is usually a sapphire, which allows the bouncing light off the silver band to pirouette in the central stone for a lot longer than gold. You can also have smaller stones in the cherry blossom leaves, such as rubies and aquamarine. 

 

The contemporary style

Nowadays people are very conscious of how jewelry is made and gemstones are at the heart of this discussion. Many people would rather not have an engagement ring that has a gemstone because of their eco-friendly beliefs. In that case, the modern eco-wood styles are something you should consider. 

What kind of engagement ring do you want to have? Will it pertain to a particular nation and or culture? Consider all your options and do a lot of research before making up your mind. You only get one shot!

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AfriCrafts Hand Crafted Leather Earrings

If you know me well enough, you would know I am very into jewellery, with earrings being at the top of the list. I have a thing for earrings, which is why I had to get an extra set of holes pierced some years ago, so I could wear more of them. Plus, I have a thing for studs, so it was a perfect way to wear my earrings and studs at the same time. My love for earrings has been on for as long as I can remember. I love the fact that I can look all dressed up with a set of stunning earrings on and not worry about putting on any extra piece of jewellery. You can finish up your look with the right earrings.

I recently came across an amazing Hand Crafted Leather Earrings online store – AfriCrafts Boutique some weeks ago on social media. And I have fallen in love with the stunning hand crafted leather earrings. I think the designs are really pretty and colourful, which is perfect for the season. The fact that the earrings are unique and handmade in Africa makes them even more appealing. These are not earrings you will be seeing just anywhere. AfriCrafts Boutique stocks really beautiful big and bold earrings. They are all hand crafted leather earrings in plain designs, and they look super stylish.

Here a couple of the AfriCrafts Hand Crafted Leather Earrings that caught my eye

 

The Hot Pink £15

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I am a huge fan of the hot pink shade, so I am usually attracted to pieces and accessories in that shade. This beautiful set here is so easy on the eyes. I love the design and colour. It would be a great addition to my jewellery box for sure. None of my earrings look like this pink pair here, so I think it is time to spice up my jewellery collection.

 

The Gold £15

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The AfriCrafts Earrings come in various shades so there should be a set for everyone. This gold pair is so trendy. I love it so much. You can easily make a fashion statement wearing this set of gold earrings, paired with almost anything. I adore the big and bold design. It screams style from a distance in a subtle one.

 

The Nude £15

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This nude pair is so trendy. You can wear this with anything and add something special to your look. I really like this nude set because it is dead easy to style. I can wear it with anything which is great. The shape also caught my eye. I can clearly see myself rocking this.

 

The Mustard £15

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This pair of mustard earrings is my favourite. I really like the colour and the shape of the earrings. This is a very unique design and style of earrings and I think it is really pretty. Adding this to my jewellery box would be amazing. I have styled this pair of mustard earrings with many outfits in my head already.

 

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I am a huge fan of these leather earrings. Good to know they come in various colours and shapes. They are also super affordable at just £15 a pair or £25 for 2 pairs. You can also buy 4 for £60 and get a 5th pair for free. Check out AfriCrafts Boutique here and stalk their designs on social media –

 

Instagram – africrafts_boutique

Twitter – Africraftsb

Facebook – AfriCraftsBoutique

 

What do you think of these leather handmade earrings?

 

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Spring Jewellery Gift Guide

Jewellery is my thing. I love my earrings, watches, rings and bracelets. These days I go for the less is more approach when it comes to jewellery and accessories in general. I also go for quality over quantity. So I rather have a few quality pieces than a lot of junk that won’t look good after a few wears.

I have been lusting after a few items on F.Hinds and I am dying to spoil myself. If you go on the website, you will understand what I mean. These guys stock some of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery I have ever seen. Here are a few of my favourites on the website.

 

 

 

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As you can see, there is a sale going on right now on F.Hinds, and this beautiful 9ct Gold Two Colour Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings is now on sale for £57.50. I love drop earrings; they look great with my studs. So this beauty naturally caught my eye.

I like the two colour design a lot. I also like the fact that I can the earrings for a day or night look.

 

 

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This 9ct Gold Hoop Earrings is another favourite of mine. I can picture myself rocking them already. The simple classic look is a winner for me. They would look great with my gold studs, and the prize is budget friendly too.

I think the earrings would be great for everyday use. What do you think?

 

 

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This beautiful Rolled Gold Two Tone Diamond Swirl Bangle would look great on my wrist. The design is so stunning. I would love to have this in my jewellery box for sure. I have a few outfits styled in my head and I am sure this bangle would great with them.

It is also on sale which is great. I may be grabbing this beauty while the offer is still on. What do you think of it?

 

 

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Now this necklace is a stunner on its own. It needs no help at all. I love the design. It would look good with a v neckline dress or top. I can already picture myself wearing this 9ct Gold Popcorn Chain With Bomb Drops.

It is such a beautiful piece of jewellery. Do you agree?

 

 

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This beautiful Gold Plated Silver Diamond Kiss Bracelet has my full attention. I adore the delicate elegant look. It would add more glam to a glamorous outfit.

It would also make an excellent gift for jewellery lovers and the price tag is budget friendly for many. I am so in love with this beauty. What are your thoughts?

 

So here are the jewellery pieces I am currently crushing on. What do you think of these items? Did any catch your eye? Let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.

 

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