Top 12 Engagement Rings of the Past 12 years
We’re throwing a birthday party, and it’s for ourselves! Moi Moi was launched in December of 2004, so it’s our 12th birthday!
In celebration of our birthday, we want take a stroll down memory lane. Here’s a look back at the various ring designs of the past 12 years starting with our one carat designs gradually increasing throughout the years to our two and three carat designs.
2005: One Carat Solitaire Ring
In 2005 it all started with our “Audrey” ring. The 6-prong knife edge band, crafted in 18K white gold with a one carat Moissanite is a classic and timeless design. The solitaire ring was immediately popular and continues to be a customer favourite to this day.
2006: One Carat with Side Stones
The following year in 2006, we noticed a shift towards side stones. We launched the stunning “Isabelle” ring which had the classic 6-prong centre setting holding a one carat, but with a half band pave set with gorgeous Moissanite side stones. The classic design added with a bit of bling in this striking ring makes for the perfect engagement ring even today. Side stones took off that year, and so did this ring.
2007: Wide Bands
In 2007, wide bands became popular. From customer requests, we developed a gorgeous collection of wide band rings for both men and women. Our most popular was the “Lauren” ring, we named after our very own co-founder of Moi Moi. We still carry a few select styles of wide bands to this day.
2008: Trilogy Rings
In 2008, Trilogy rings came onto the scene and we embraced the trend with open arms. Customers liked the ‘past, present and future’ symbolism of a trilogy ring and our best seller was the “Kiara” ring in white or yellow gold. It made for the perfect engagement or dress ring in 2008.
MOIMOI RING KIARA
2009: Back to Classic Designs
In 2009, customer’s tastes went back to classic designs. Our “Brynn” engagement ring in white gold had a double four-prong setting with channel set diamonds on either side of the center stone. The round centre stone was a one carat Moissanite while the accent diamonds totaled 0.16tcw. Simple, unique but beautiful, this back to classic design was one of our favourites, and continues to be today.
MOIMOI RING BRYNN
2010: Brides Started Opting for Larger Centre Stones
Brides in 2010 wanted rings that were larger and more striking than ever before. The “Audrey” style ring with a six prong knife edge band, popular back in 2005, was hugely popular again this year but just with a much bigger stone. As our best seller, it featured a 1.50ctRound Moissanite centre stone. Brides who wanted that wow factor really fell in love with this style ring.
MOIMOI RING AUDREY 7.5
2011: 4-prongs, With Fine Bands Were In!
In 2011, the “Lyla” ring was all the rage. The four-prong ring gave a round ring a squared or cushion cut look, whilst still maintaining the brilliance of a round brilliant cut. The ring came with a fine band that fit well with a more contemporary look. The u-prong set band set off a 1.50ct round brilliant Moissanite stone in the middle. Brides fell in love with the elegant and simplistic look.
MOIMOI RING LYLA
2012: Halo designs Became Popular
2012 rolled around with threats of the end of the world, but our “Simona” ring made that year much sweeter. The halo style makes a ring look overall larger and this design came with a pave set band and the result was absolutely stunning. Brides were enchanted with the stunning royal look of the ”Simona” ring making it our best seller of 2012.
MOIMOI RING SIMONA
2013: Rose Gold and Vintage Everything Was On Trend
In the year after the world was supposed to end, 2013, rose gold and vintage everything started becoming incredibly popular. Ladies who wanted something super unique, something no other bride had, started coming to us for our rose gold rings and jewelry. This is the year the unique “Evangeline” ring, with it’s filigree and milgrain detail, was our most asked about, most tried on, and most sold ring. We loved the trend as much as they did!
MOIMOI RING ANGELINE
2014: Really Large Centre Stones
2014 was the year that ladies supercharged their ring stone size. The gorgeous style coincided with the chunky jewelry trend, as well as brides becoming more confident to wear big stones after seeing it on their favourite celebrity or Kardashian sister. Our “Debbie” ring became our most popular ring this year with a statement 2.65ct centre Moissanite and side tapered baguettes.
MOIMOI RING DEBBIE
2015: Cushion Cut Halo Design Trend
Halo’s are still in fashion, this year with the cushion cut halo design. The cushion cut surrounded by a halo of smaller stones creates a soft and elegant design. This striking design certainly dazzled and amazed brides and celebrities around the world. Our customer’s favourite was the “Celeste” ring, with an incredible double halo feature.
MOIMOI RING Celeste
2016: Halo Rings with Fine Bands
This past year has been all about halo rings once again, but with one simple twist—fine bands. Quaint, beautiful and simplistic, our “Adriana” ring has been extremely popular this year and led to many happy brides.
We can’t wait to see what designs and trends 2017 throws our way, and here’s to many more happy years!