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16 Smokin' Cigar Band Bridal Rings
Given that a trend this year is the engagement ring/wedding band all-in-one, the cigar band design, a throwback to earlier eras, is making a comeback. Especially popular during the late Victorian and Art Deco design movements, the distinctive shape (which simulates cigar bands that wrap around some smokers' choice luxury item) gives the shape strong stand-alone appeal. Thus, many brides-to-be are looking at contemporary cigar-band styles as smokin' wedding rings.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Katie Decker's 18K yellow gold "Victoria" ring spotlights a 0.09-carat round white bezel-set diamond.
As with most jewelry by Katie Decker, you can get this ring in white or rose gold, too.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Le Vian cigar band style ring in 18K white gold, featuring a mix of white diamonds and the brand's signature Chocolate Diamonds (R), this Le Vian cigar band style ring is in 18 white gold. The chocolates are set in darkened rhodium-plated white gold.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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High-drama rings are a signature of Boaz Kashi and, while any wedding ring is special, this wide cigar band style--so unusual--is a showstopper. Love the four-prong setting holding the diamond, especially, as it's not traditionally in the center but, instead, off to one side.Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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Melissa Kaye Jewelry
The "Triangle" ring from Melissa Kaye Jewelry with diamonds has fun geometric open-work pattern in 18K yellow gold.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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The "Snowflake" ring in platinum is by Erica Courtney. It has nearly two carats of pave diamonds: 1.99 tcw. This designer is one of the most prominent on the contemporary fine jewelry fashion scene.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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An original twist on the cigar band, Konstantino's sterling silver and 18K yellow gold ring feature red spinel, an on-trend color this year, given Pantone naming Marsala as the "Color of the Year."Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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FROM KATIE DECKER . . .
From Katie Decker, open-worked 18K rose gold adds to the intricacy of this diamond ring.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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This platinum ring is from the "Vintage Collection" of Armadani. With a striking ruby gem as the focus, an interesting setting mix--both bezel and prong--comprises the diamonds.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Sylvie CollectionContinue to 15 of 16 below.
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Imperial Pearl, a leading jewelry brand in cultured pearl jewelry, makes this atypical 14K gold cigar band style wedding ring, sprinkling tiny diamonds throughout the cutout pattern--then edging both sides with precious white seed pearls. It's from the brand's "Vintage 795 Collection," inspired by jewelry crafted throughout the design firm's 100-plus-year history. For women, who love the classicism of pearls--and maybe those born in June, too, as a pearl is that month's birthstone--this is a great out-of-the-ordinary bridal band choice.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Called the "Baroque" ring, this 18K white gold beauty by Katie Decker has 0.68 total carat weight in white diamonds. It's also available in yellow or rose gold, as most rings by Katie Decker come in all three colors of gold.