An octagon shape can give your wedding jewellery a nice creative spin on traditional round designs. There are many different ways to incorporate octagon designs into your wedding bands, though. Here are eight creative ideas that will add sophistication and charm to your wedding jewellery.
Replace Round with Octagon
Instead of a regular round wedding band you might fancy an octagonal shape for something more unique. These octagon wedding bands fit flatly against your finger but contain contain eight equal sides all around them, giving them an interesting shape that is both glamorous and art deco.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of octagon wedding bands, they can also work with another bridal jewellery trend: that of stacking your rings. By pairing pretty octagon-shaped bands with rings of other shapes, the octagon design gives your stack a gorgeous, striking detail.
Opt for the Asscher Cut
Choosing diamonds in various shapes has become a big trend in bridal jewellery. One of these shapes is the Asscher Cut. This is a diamond cut that has wide-set facets and clipped corners, giving it a beautiful eight-sided shape. What’s great about the Asscher cut is that it provides a fancy, brilliant diamond while being supremely elegant.
Give it a Twist with the Emerald Cut
You can lengthen the Asscher cut diamond if you like by choosing an octagonal shape in an emerald cut instead. This provides a diamond shape that’s a bit longer along its sides and more rectangular. By choosing the emerald cut, you can still achieve octagonal elegance but with a larger size.
Wear a Halo
The halo trend in bridal jewellery looks like it’s here to stay. It involves creating a border of diamonds or gemstones all around the main stone of the ring. Choosing an octagon halo for your ring is a great way to bring in its unique shape while also increasing the size of the central diamond and adding to its shine. An octagon diamond with a matching octagon border is the epitome of sophistication while putting a modern twist on the vintage halo trend.
Make Opposites Attract
A halo doesn’t only have to be there to highlight your central diamond, though. It can become an eye-catching part of your ring in its own right. You can pair an octagon halo with a round-cut diamond instead of matching their shapes, for instance. Another idea is to use the octagon halo to bring different elements to your ring, such as by creating a rose gold halo or one with colorful gemstones. Or, choose a gemstone as your central stone and surround it with a beautiful diamond halo. In such ways, the octagon halo provides angles, color, and eye-catching beauty to your wedding band.
Raise it Up
If you are wearing an octagon diamond, you want to consider the ring’s band as some styles will support and display the diamond better than others. If you have a large diamond, a good option is to uplift it with a Cathedral Setting. This setting makes use of prongs to hold the diamond in place while metals frame it on both of its sides. The Cathedral setting is a fabulous way to make your ring more distinctive.
Dazzle with Smaller Octagon Diamonds
If your octagon diamond is a little smaller, a channel setting on your wedding band is more suitable than the Cathedral. You can still make the octagon diamond dazzle in the channel setting because it consists of small diamonds or gemstones running along the wedding band on either side of the central diamond. It contributes to the ring’s overall brilliance and is great if you want lots of bling!
Use the above tips to choose beautiful octagon wedding bands and infuse your jewellery with greater distinction.