X Style Engagement Rings
A while back, Jamie Chung set the internet on fire with her custom X-shaped pave halo engagement ring. I loved the criss-cross shape, but would have loved to see a simpler version without the halo. Her’s just felt too heavy for every-day wear. So, I was delighted to find this new Criss Cross Pave setting from James Allen while perusing their site this morning.
The delicate shanks on this setting form a wide X which is sure to get noticed, and the price is more in-line with most of our budgets. No need to purchase a designer X engagement ring now. While you can still splurge on a Marc Broumand criss-cross setting or a David Yurman Crossover style ring if you want to -I suggest getting this setting for less and splurging on the biggest diamond your budget can afford. THAT’S how you make a statement.
For the fashion-forward only, this wide modern X setting offers a lot of sparkly finger coverage at a great price in a white gold setting. A 4-prong basket holds your diamond of choice from Jame’s Allen’s vast selection of certified diamonds. This setting can be set with a diamond anywhere from 0.50 to 1.5 carats. My tip? Splurge here and go as big as the budget affords. This is a ring that wants to make a statement, so don’t hold back.
Wedding Band for Criss Cross Style Engagement Ring
The biggest question shoppers ask when buying X and Criss Cross style engagement rings is “What style wedding band goes with this ring?”Since no band will fit flush next to this, most brides choose to wear a coordinating pave band on their opposite hand. But, If you want to add to the look with another pave band, here’s one recommended by the team at James Allen:
This Flush Fit Pave wedding ring is available in 14kt white gold at an affordable price and has approximately the same size pave diamonds as the engagement ring to provide a coordinated pave look.
Tell me what you think in the comments. Does X mark the spot for you when it comes to engagement ring style?