Paisley has been showing up a lot lately, and on runways from New York to Milan this millennia-old pattern has been adding a whimsical touch to fashion. Paisley is hardly new, however, and its status as both a classic and a trend make pieces that feature it both up-to-the minute statements and timeless investments. Apples of Gold’s collection of silver wedding bands capitalizes on both the trendy and timely aspects of this eye-catching pattern.
The raindrop-like swirls of paisley come in and out of vogue, but they never really go out of style, especially when they’re incorporated into vintage designs that have already proven that they can stand the test of time. Paisley traces its roots back to several parts of the world, from the land of the Celts to South Asia. It showed up in many art forms in India, including shawls in Kashmir. These shawls made their way to England in the 18th century, where they became incredibly popular among the British, who began to incorporate this pattern from the East into their own designs.
Paisley’s popularity traveled with the British to the United States and endured into the Victorian Era—the time period that inspires many of Apples of Gold’s silver paisley wedding bands. Paisley patterns are featured in a number of Apples of Gold’s silver wedding bands for women, giving today’s brides a number of stylish and affordable options.
Paisley is an inherently playful pattern, and this lighthearted nature is celebrated in the whimsical Paisley Sterling Silver and 14K Yellow Gold Spinner Ring. A sterling silver band with a subtle concave curve is stamped with a lush paisley design reminiscent of a Victorian tapestry. Wrapped around this chicly-patterned ring is a thin gold band that spins freely while adding a pop of contrast in both color and texture. And, it’s handcrafted from recycled precious metal that’s both nickel-free and lead-free.
If you’re concerned about tarnishing, consider one of Apples of Gold’s paisley wedding bands that’s crafted from argentium sterling silver. The two rings to follow feature a special type of sterling silver that’s highly resistant to tarnish.
The Silver Carved Paisley Wedding Band combines three distinct textures into one stunning ring. A flat center is carved with a modern paisley motif, hugged by both inner beaded-look borders and smooth, polished edges, creating a look that’s sleek and sophisticated.
Diamonds partner well with paisley as demonstrated in the Silver Paisley Diamond Wedding Band. This intricately-detailed ring is accented by 10 round diamonds totaling 0.20 carats for a look that sparkles from all sides. Within the continuous carved paisley motif are braided and floral designs, making this band increasingly enchanting the closer you look.
The 3mm-wide Handmade Paisley Floral Wedding Band in .925 Sterling Silver may be petite in size, but it exhibits exquisite style. The individual care that is poured into this style is evident in the delicate flowers and swirls that encompass it from all sides.
This fall, embrace paisley with one of Apples of Gold’s silver wedding bands! These rings offer the perfect combination of trendy and timeless.