Jeweler Neil Lane Says ‘Boring’ Engagement Rings Are ‘Out Of Style’ — Shares Trends for 2024 (Exclusive)

The Neil Lane Artistry Collection will be available online and at KAY stores beginning September 20, 2023.
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In relation to designing engagement rings, Neil Lane is all the time serious about the longer term.

The movie star jeweler, who has designed rings for among the largest stars in Hollywood together with Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Hudson, tells PEOPLE that extravagant rings would be the subsequent huge development in engagement sparklers.

“Boring goes out of favor,” Lane says. “Sophistication is again in, I believe glamor is certainly on fireplace, classic aesthetics with a contemporary twist, and a really up to date really feel is admittedly occurring.”

Lane, who not too long ago launched a brand new assortment with KAY, says he is been capable of take his designs additional than ever along with his newest mission. A few of his favourite rings within the assortment embrace the 3/4 ct tw Diamonds 14K Rose Gold and Oval-Formed Diamond Engagement Ring 2-1/8 ct tw 14K White Gold.

“After we began all these years in the past, there was little or no selection in American bridal. It was a spherical, perhaps princess and perhaps one different. There have been no selections,” he says. “There have been no fancy shapes. We have been capable of introduce that to the American market.”

Provides Lane: “Now with new lab grown diamonds, we will get larger facilities. The gathering is simply one other degree and extra selection.”

All through his years within the trade, Lane has additionally been the go-to jewellery designer for the The Bachelor franchise.

“It has been an unimaginable, unimaginable, unimaginable journey with Hollywood. Not simply well-known individuals, however great individuals, inventive individuals, and dealing with America,” he says.

“After I go on the Bachelor present, I work with people who have by no means checked out a hoop earlier than. It is overwhelming, however it’s additionally helped me perceive find out how to impart data correctly,” Lane provides.  

With the brand new yr shortly approaching, Lane shares extra engagement ring traits for 2024, and his recommendation for purchasing the proper piece of jewellery.

The Neil Lane Artistry Collection will be available online and at KAY stores beginning September 20, 2023.
Neil Lane Artistry Assortment.


Go Lab Grown

“Lab grown diamonds are positively beginning to development,” Lane says. “That is why we’re doing it on this assortment. With new lab grown diamonds, we will get larger facilities which suggests extra selections for our clients.”

Deliver on the Colour

“We’ve morganite and a really lovely mauve coloration,” he explains of his new KAY assortment, which options a variety of stones in numerous colours. “And rose gold and yellow gold are huge.”

When in search of rings, Lane explains how essential it’s to all the time be open minded – particularly with regards to coloration.

“Everybody’s posting rings on-line and social media, however be open minded as a result of if you see one thing from on-line in individual it’s possible you’ll notice you need a completely different coloration,” he provides. “I believe social media is nice as a result of it opens up a world of knowledge, however then you definately simply need to go strive one thing on to see if it feels proper. There’s all these completely different preconceptions that we’ve, and typically they simply exit the door or out the window.”

Store Collectively

“I’ve seen within the final variety of years that plenty of {couples} store collectively now,” he says. “It was once earlier than that one individual would go get a hoop and probably not know their beloved’s model. However then it wasn’t the correct factor.”

He provides: “At the moment I believe such greater than 50% store collectively. They offer one another hints of what they like and you’ll see what they like. Folks will let you realize what they like, and if they do not actually know and also you go into a store let the marketing consultant or individual behind the counter enable you to.”

One other piece of recommendation from Lane: “Ask questions. What do you suppose? How does this rose go take a look at my hand?” he provides. “One of the essential issues is to be actually to watch out if you’re getting a hoop. Just remember to’re getting the correct ring for the correct individual for his or her model.”

It Is not All Concerning the Ring

“At the moment, although we’ve a quick society and social media, individuals are actually attempting to return to what the romance of what a hoop means,” he continues. “The which means behind the ring is extra essential in the present day. Folks need a ring that takes them to the longer term, to their new journey, a hoop will journey with them all through their lifetime. That is actually my goal in all of the collections I do.

On the finish of the day, you have to depart with the ring that you just love,” he provides.

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