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Since hitting the market in 1997, Uneek has quickly become one of the world’s leading fine jewelry makers. The Los Angeles-based designer offers several stylish collections of bridal and fashion jewelry. The Unity Bridal Collection is Uneek’s newest award-wining line. The collection has earned high marks for emphasis on shimmering diamonds on the bands of their bridal sets, engagement and wedding rings.
Uneek’s bridal jewelry collections draw inspiration from contemporary American culture. Their elegant designs pair modern influences and old-world metalsmithing to produce highly original pieces that leave women breathless. The Unity Bridal Collection features approximately 50 new styles, with a range of diamond settings and white gold bands.
Solitaire diamond engagement rings in the Unity Collection lie at the intersection of classic elegance and present-day sophistication. The earrings feature settings for brilliant round center diamonds, which are offset by bands lined with prong-set diamonds along the shoulders. These romantic engagement rings create a striking bridal set when paired with matching wedding bands adorned by prong-set diamonds along the top half.
Three-stone rings feature a timeless design that is an ode to your past, present and future together. The Unity Collection improves upon this classic style with a series of triple-diamond stunners that will show her your love is eternal. Unity Collection three-stone engagement rings are offered in several distinct styles, from ultra-modern pieces to ornate vintage-style beauties that reflect the grandeur of the past. The three-stone engagement rings are set with emerald, oval-shaped, round or princess-cut center diamonds. Accents such as diamond halos, and pave or prong-set diamonds along the shoulders of the band, are just a few of the exquisite touches that adorn each ring.
The Unity Collection boasts an exceptional selection of triplet bands. The engagement rings are named for the three rows of brilliant round diamonds which line their band’s shoulders. Triplet bands are an exceptional choice when you desire a ring that emphasizes diamonds over metal. These elegant rings are set with brilliant round center diamonds which are encircled by diamond halos. The combination of the diamond halos and wider, stone-studded bands make the center stone appear larger.
Wedding rings offered in the Unity Collection are as exceptional as the engagement rings they complement. The rings are notable for the shimmering diamonds lined along their top half. Choose from pave, sharing prong or prong-set wedding bands to find the perfect piece that completes the bridal set.
The Mile-High City is one of the top shopping destinations in the American West. Whatever you desire, the top 5 malls in Denver will provide you with an array of quality goods and services.
Cherry Creek Mall
Cherry Creek Mall is a high-end shopper’s paradise, approximately a 10-minute drive from downtown. The mall is anchored by legendary department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Specialty stores include everything from Burberry, Juicy Couture and Mont Blanc to the Apple Store, Facconable and Lacoste. The nearby North Cherry Creek retail district is home to several of Denver’s top family-owned jewelry stores, like Gnat Jewelers, which carry extensive selections of fashion and bridal jewelry that she will cherish for a lifetime.
Park Meadows Mall
Park Meadows Mall has a distinctive atmosphere since the building’s architecture is fashioned after a mountain lodge. Located approximately 25 minutes south of downtown, Park Meadows Mall is anchored by JC Penny, Dilliard’s, Macy’s and Nordstrom, which contains its own in-store eatery, Nordstrom Six & Pine Restaurant. The mall is home to a number of specialty stores, including Aldo, Sephora, Urban Outfitters and American Girl. The food court boasts a range of dining venues which surround a roaring fire place.
Flatiron Crossing is roughly a 30-minute drive from downtown Denver. Flatiron Crossing is anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s and Nordstrom. Specialty store highlights include Brookstone, Hollister, Crate & Barrel and Helzberg Diamonds. In addition to offering fast food options, the mall features mid-level venues such as PF Chang’s China Bistro, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant and California Pizza Kitchen. Entertainment options are highlighted by Flatiron Crossing’s 14-screen movie theatre.
Located in the heart of downtown, Denver Pavilions offers the comforts of a shopping mall in an open-air environment. The mall was designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, whose notable works include the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and the pyramids at Paris’ Louvre Museum. Denver Pavilions is lined with specialty stores such as Victoria’s Secret, Forever 21, H&M and Banana Republic. Dining venues range from the Hard Rock Café and Maggiano’s Little Italy to Coyote Ugly Saloon and the Denver Chocolate Factory. Entertainment options include a Lucky Strike Lanes Bowling Alley and a 16-screen movie theatre. Denver Pavilions offers parking for a fee, and it is steps away from the 16th and California Light Rail Station.
Colorado Mills Outlet Mall
Colorado Mills Outlet Mall puts a modern twist on the outlet mall concept. Located approximately 15 minutes west of downtown, Colorado Mills Outlet Mall features discount factory stores from the retail world’s biggest names. Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Ann Taylor Factory Store, BCBG MAX AZARIA , Off Broadway Shoes, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Kay Jewelers, Banana Republic Factory Store, Kenneth Cole Outlet Store and Brooks Brothers Factory Store are just a sample of the many discount options available. Colorado Mills Outlet Mall also offers several casual dining venues, as well as attractions like the Hurricane Simulator and a carousel. Additional services include Wi-Fi Internet access, an interactive iPhone app and complimentary shopping bags.
Simon G and Tacori are two of the most celebrated designers of engagement rings. Each designer is known for their use of intricate design styles to create a series of rings that are highly original.
Simon G offers a range of innovative engagement ring designs with vintage-flair. The rings are adorned by romantic touches such as intricate metalsmithing, while the generous use of shimmering diamonds gives each piece an eye-catching sparkle.
Oscar’s Simon G engagement rings are an exquisite choice for the woman with an appreciation for antique-inspired pieces that are decidedly modern. Settings such as halos, three-stone and solitaire diamonds are given distinctive flourishes to add to their uniqueness. For example, brilliant round diamonds are encircled by diamond halos in circular or heart-shaped outlines. Some halos are set at the base of the center stone which is raised prominently above the band.
Three-stone rings are given a unique twist with the use of different diamond cuts. Accents such as rope twist halos are also used to encircle the side stones on several bands. Solitaire diamond engagement rings feature intricate band work that beautifully accents the center stone. Diamond studded swirls and criss-cross designs are several options that spruce up the setting.
Simon G also adds a pop of color to their designs by using fancy colored pink diamonds to take solitaire, three-stone, and halo settings to the next level. Precious metal options include platinum, white, rose and yellow gold. Their two-tone bands combine rose gold and white gold, or white and yellow gold to create a fancy piece.
Tacori offers a distinctive collection of sophisticated engagement rings that straddles the vintage and contemporary design worlds. With five distinct collections of heirloom, contemporary and classic-styled engagement rings, Tacori’s selection is varied and strikingly beautiful.
Tacori rings are known for their lacelike diamonds, scrolling engraving along the band and the emphasis of diamond over metal. The reduced appearance of metal on Tacori engagement rings allows the diamonds to be viewed at a number of angles. Light reflects off each diamond so their engagement rings possess a level of sparkle that is beyond compare.
Whether you desire micro-pave or split shank bands, a solitaire or three-stone setting, Tacori offers a shimmering piece that she will cherish for a lifetime. Tacori engagement rings feature platinum or white gold precious metals which provide a beautiful complement to the shimmering diamonds. Colorless center diamonds are the most common; however, Tacori does offer elegant pieces with fancy yellow diamonds as well.
Barclay’s jewelry is an authorized retailer of Tacori engagement rings in Miami. Visit our showroom and speak with a salesperson to find the perfect ring for your bride-to-be.
Since entering the market nearly three decades ago, Danhov has become one the world’s most beloved jewelry designers. Danhov’s innovative engagement rings have been a commercial smash as they feature one-of-a-kind designs that are highly original. The engagement rings have been a hit with industry critics as well, earning several of the jewelry world’s most coveted awards.
Danhov’s bridal rings have earned high marks from Jewelers’ Circular Keystone (JCK), the industry’s leading trade publication. In late 2011, the Abbraccio engagement ring and Men’s Tuebetto band were nominated as finalists for the annual JCK Jeweler’s Choice Awards. The winners were announced in early 2012, and the Abbraccio engagement ring took home the prestigious Best Bridal Design award. The consistent critical recognition has solidified Danhov’s reputation for producing the best designer engagement rings on the market.
Brides and industry critics love Danhov engagement rings because they are of exceptional quality. Each ring is handmade through the use of eco-friendly practices. Instead of mass producing large quantities of rings, Danhov focuses on small productions to consistently release new designs. The focus on small productions ensures that there is a limited number of a particular engagement ring style on the market. It also allows Danhov to meticulously handcraft each individual ring from high-grade diamonds and the finest precious metals.
Engagement Ring Collections
Danhov’s handmade designer rings are offered in several distinctive collections that will appeal to vintage and contemporary tastes, alike.
The award-winning Abbraccio Collection by Danhov contains a stunning array of dainty, semi-mount engagement rings with swirling polished metal bands. The rings are designed to fit round, pear-shaped and princess-cut diamonds. Abbraccio Collection rings are offered with a choice of polished metal or pave-set diamond bands. Danhov recently updated their Abbraccio Collection engagement ring by creating an oxidized gold version. The blackened color of the engagement ring gives it a modernist, rock star flair that is unlike anything on the market.
The Classcio Collection by Danhov puts a contemporary twist on solitaire engagement rings by adding flourishes such as elongated necks, raised diamond halos and single or double shank bands studded with pave-set diamonds on the shoulder. Per Lei Collection rings are artistic beauties inspired by budding flowers. The center diamond on Per Lei engagement rings are framed with small diamonds in designs that resemble sunflowers, tulips and roses. Engagement rings in this collection flatter pearl, heart-shaped, round and emerald-cut diamonds in solitaire and three-stone settings.
With so many gorgeous engagement rings to choose from, it’s easy to see why Danhov is the designer of choice for those in the know. Danhov designer engagement rings are the perfect representation of the unique love a couple shares.
Understated, elegant, timeless: the classic designed engagement ring is a symbol of a love that is forever. Not a victim to what fashion dictates, this classic design inspires grace, luxury and sophistication. The different styles and cuts of engagement rings are exhaustive but for the bride-to-be who desires effortless style, the classic designed engagement ring is without imitation. Click here to view Natalie K’s selection of classic engagement rings.
The solitaire engagement ring – a band featuring only one gemstone – is the simplest of designs, subtle in its beauty. This design depends solely on the purity and clarity of its single diamond.
The shape of the diamond is an important consideration as with only a statement gemstone, this will define the look of the ring. For instance, an emerald or pear-shaped cut exudes simple perfection, while a heart-shape or trillium cut conveys bold grandeur, a statement piece sure to turn heads.
The size and style of the band can enhance, or complement, the diamond. A thinner band allows it to speak for itself, allowing for bolder choices to stand out, while a thicker band provides versatility in the way the diamond is presented.
Click here to view Natalie K’s classic solitaire collection.
A bolder choice, the classic pave is a more complicated classic design but no less breathtaking in its majesty. The pave diamond ring has a centerpiece statement diamond, with smaller diamonds set into the band. Fans of this design can either opt for a full-pave, where the smaller diamonds encircle the entire band, or a half-pave, where they branch out from the center diamond only halfway round. In pave designs, the diamonds are so closely set on the band, as though they are freestanding – the style is one of a solid diamond surface, rather than a metal band, adding to the visually impressive design.
Unlike a solitaire ring, the center diamond doesn’t need to be as visually impressive, in carats or clarity, because the diamonds along the band serve as a way to make the ring look impressive in its entirety.
For an even more eye-catching design, consider the classic halo engagement ring, wherein the centerpiece diamond is cushioned among a halo of smaller rings, with the option of a pave band. The regal design mixed with a sense of vintage has recently found favor with many celebrities, most notably the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
Whether solitaire, pave or halo, the classic designed engagement ring is sure to complement the hand on which it is bestowed, a true partner for the classically elegant bride-to-be.