While the world waits with bated breath to see how Vera Wang’s Kardashian-inspired David’s Bridal collection will fare after Kris and Kim’s union
predictably unexpectedly flamed out, the famed bridal designer isn’t worrying about it. Instead, she’s unveiling her diamond engagement and wedding ring collab with jewelry retailer Zales in another inspired (and thankfully non-celeb related) nuptials-themed pairing. The Vera Wang LOVE collection was announced a few months ago and we dropped by the preview Tuesday morning and found the accessible bling to be quite celeb-worthy.
The LOVE collection features five collections that pretty much speak to all types of brides-to-be — from traditional and understated to a flashier Kardashian-esque type. The Solitaire collection features traditional solitaire stones with unadorned white gold bands. If you’re classic, but love the sparkle, check out the Pavé collection that offers princess and solitaire stones surrounded by a diamond halo, plus a band encrusted with stones. There is also a selection of sparkly bands to choose from. The Classic collection offers pavé and channel set pieces that come as a pair, just to make life easier for the groom-to-be. The Split Shank series has more intricate pave, channel set and baguette-accented pieces — with glittering diamond-covered elaborate twisted and stacked designs.
For the blingiest of them all, head to the Three Stone collection, which offers variations on the, well, three stone style. This was our personal favorite, as we’re total suckers for all things bright and shiny. Those looking for the inevitable Kate Middleton homage should check out the halo-surrounded princess cut diamond sandwiched between two sapphires set in a triple-layer pavé band. Speaking of the sapphire, which also happens to be Wang’s signature stone, there’s one inset on the side of each ring to mark the designer’s own personal touch, plus add a little extra flair. All the rings are crafted in white gold, but you can special order yellow gold if that’s your thing.
Overall, we found the pieces to be quite thoughtfully designed, especially for what it’ll set you (or most likely, your groom-to-be) back. The centerpiece diamonds range from roughly half a carat to one and a half carats and pricing is reflective, starting at $649.99 for a channel set band and topping out at $15,999.99 for a one and a half carat solitaire ring.