1. Alternative Diamonds Grow In Popularity - We all know they are popular on Instagram, but salt and pepper diamonds, grey diamonds, black diamonds, and the like, are having their moment. Spurred by indie designers and the rise of fine jewelry on Instagram this trend feels more accessible than ever. This material has risen because of the much lower prices per carat than white diamonds making it more accessible for up and coming jewelers to use to showcase their work. But, be prepared like any good thing, if it gets too popular prices make start rising as the manufacturers catch on and start demanding more money.
2. Transparent Carat Size Info - a lot of people's gripe about Instagram, is while they love to look at all the diamonds on there it's really hard to tell what's-what's. Often, we tie ourselves up and knots with the difference between 1.5 carats and 2 carats and it's doesn't have to be that way with Sparkly! We all get caught up in this downward spiral of Instagram stalking diamonds (I know you do this, don't lie to me).
Well, Enter Sparkly - you can find them online at Mysparkly.com and you also will find all the diamond info you ever dreamed of - carat size, finger size, and even the construction of the diamond ring. Seriously, this site is a godsend to engagement ring shoppers. This is also a great place to get design idea's and spot up and coming trends.
3. Montana Sapphires - we have written about how these babies are the trend du jour but they continue to gain strength. Their blue-green color is captivating unique. Plus, who doesn't love to support an American product - yes these babies do really come from Montana.
4. The Rise Of The Indie Jeweler - similar with retail trends, big box is out! Forgot the big internet diamonds dealers and make friends with your favorite indie jeweler. Get more transparency into what you are buying, at better prices, with better quality - it's a win-win for everyone.