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Boston Engagement Ring Trends

Bostonians take style very seriously—we know because we are lucky to work with many customers from the Boston area and thrilled to announce the opening of our first Boston showroom in January 2016.

When it comes to engagement and wedding rings, Boston couples go for quality and favor classical beauty with subtly creative twists. Here’s a look at the trends in engagement and wedding rings in this historic city:

Elegant, Feminine Engagement Rings

willow engagement ring copy

Women in Boston are more likely to choose engagement rings that are timelessly beautiful. Solitaire styles are sought after here compared to other cities, as are rings with delicate and gently curving bands. While super-sparkly halo styles are popular in other parts of the country, Boston brides-to-be are more likely to wear engagement rings featuring just a few glittering accent diamonds. The nature-inspired Willow Diamond Ring (seen above) and Petite Twisted Vine Ring feature curving bands and are among the most sought after styles with our Boston couples. Elegant, classic solitaires like the 2mm Comfort Fit Ring are also especially popular in Boston.

High-Quality Diamonds

Delicate Antique Scroll Detailed Engagement Ring

Boston couples don’t tend to choose the biggest diamonds within their budgets. Instead they’re more likely to select a diamond of higher quality, even if that means slightly smaller carat weight. They’re likely to showcase a mesmerizing, high-quality center diamond in a delicate setting featuring subtle embellishment, such as the scrollwork and diamond accents in the Delicate Antique Scroll Ring, above.

Precious Platinum

Reverie Boston Engagement Ring

Platinum is the most strong and enduring precious metal, and also the most expensive. In keeping with their preference for high quality diamonds, Bostonians are about 10% more likely to choose platinum for their engagement and wedding rings when compared to couples in other parts of the country, who more often choose gold. The platinum Reverie Ring, above, is very sought after in Boston. It updates the classic solitaire design with a split shank and double claw prong setting.

Traditional Grooms

Boston Men's Wedding Band

Perhaps unsurprisingly, men in this historic city love the classics. For wedding rings that means narrower bands like the 4mm Comfort Fit Wedding Ring, and matte or high polish textures and subtle details, as seen above in the Beveled Edge Matte Wedding Band. While white gold remains the most popular, Boston grooms are more likely than other grooms to select rose gold for a contemporary twist on a classic style. Although they still have their fans, distinctive etching and patterns aren’t as sought after by Boston grooms.

Timeless Wedding Rings

Boston Women's Wedding Ring

Similar to their partners, Boston brides more often select delicate and traditional wedding rings, such as the 2mm Comfort Fit Wedding Band and the Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring, above.

Final Thoughts 

Do you live in Boston? Do these observations about Boston style ring true to you?  Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments!

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Comments (2)

B. Earth Says:
August 12th, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Hi Alyssia,

Yes, our jewelry specialists would love to help you with your question directly and send you images of those wedding band pairings with the Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring. Please call us at 1.800.691.0952, use the live chat on our website, or email us at Thanks for your interest!

Alyssia Says:
August 11th, 2016 at 7:15 pm

I’m having a hard time finding a wedding band that will match my Twisted Vine engagement ring. I see that the Twisted Vine wedding band is the same exact shape as the engagement ring, thus the two will not fit together (there will be gaps between the connecting parts). Is there any way I can please see a real picture of a person with these two rings on? Or are there any other wedding bands that I can see with the twisted vine engagement ring, such as a simple comfort fit band or a classic/simple diamond band? Thank you so much!

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