VRAI x Brides: An Iconic Fine Jewelry Collaboration
Kimberly Zerkel | September 26, 2022
Kimberly Zerkel | September 26, 2022
The VRAI x Brides collection is the coming together of two leading industry voices on all things love and weddings to create engagement rings and bridal jewelry that speaks to the modern romance.
In its 88 years, Brides has inspired and guided couples through every aspect of wedding planning. Couples turn to Brides for expert advice and a multitude of ideas for how to make their special day perfectly unique.
VRAI has led the way in innovation by converting greenhouse gas into VRAI created diamonds made in our zero-emission foundry. Couples who choose VRAI celebrate their true love and true values with sustainable engagement rings and wedding rings featuring lab-grown diamonds.
Combined, VRAI x Brides is providing a whole new generation of engagement rings (VRAI’s first collaborative engagement ring designs ever!) and wedding day jewelry for each and every couple. Get ready to discover the bridal jewelry collection that transcends time and trends — and is true to the future with VRAI created diamonds.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with VRAI on our new collection of lab-grown diamond jewelry," said Samantha Netkin Brash, Assistant General Manager of Brides. "These pieces, from engagement rings to gift-worthy necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, are designed for today’s couple. VRAI x Brides is the perfect addition to any modern love story."
Introducing The Collection
“Our readers have taken a strong interest in lab-grown diamond engagement rings… we wanted to work with a brand that keeps sustainability at the forefront of everything they do,” said Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director of Brides. “Our goal was to create a collection with pieces for the wedding day and beyond.”
The team at VRAI concurs.
“Our collaboration with Brides was a natural fit, combining their insight on weddings with our expertise in diamond jewelry design, to provide a collection that is incredibly beautiful, sustainable and can be passed down through generations,” said VRAI President Mona Akhavi. “We created a collection that fits into the way consumers are shopping and gifting around their special day that also aligns with their values. ”
The result is the VRAI x Brides collection featuring 14 distinctive designs that transcend time and trends. With VRAI sustainably created diamonds, thoughtful details, and effortless designs, this collection has an everyday elegance that speaks to modern romance.
VRAI x Brides Engagement Rings
For the first time ever, VRAI has partnered with a collaborator to create more than just timelessly elegant fine jewelry, but also engagement rings and a wedding band. Solidify your partnership with these customizable rings that reflect your love, values, and style.
VRAI x Brides’ twists on a classic solitaire are the Floating Solitaire engagement ring and the Floating Split Band engagement ring. Both feature an open, minimal basket and a hidden array of VRAI created diamonds.The two five-stone engagement rings — the Five Stone Heirloom and the Graduated Band engagement ring — are bold, indulgent, and bright. The Round Inlay Band, a unisex wedding band, pairs perfectly with either engagement ring or stands beautifully on its own.
The Floating Solitaire Engagement Ring
The Floating Solitaire engagement ring features a hidden claw setting that gently lifts your VRAI created diamond and its hidden halo, making them appear to float in air. This customizable platinum or solid gold style allows light to enter from all directions for maximum brilliance.
The Floating Split Band Engagement Ring
The Floating Split Band engagement ring also features a hidden claw setting that gently lifts your VRAI created diamond and its hidden halo, making them appear to float in air. The customizable platinum or solid gold split band curves around either side of the diamond.
The Five Stone Heirloom Engagement Ring
Four Baguette shaped side stones align to enhance the brilliance of your center VRAI created diamond in a statement-making setting that declares your love to the world. Make it your own with chosen metal color and your favorite center diamond shape.
The Graduated Band Engagement Ring
Four curved prongs caress the center stone while an array of eight VRAI created diamonds in graduated sizes float alongside in the platinum or solid gold shared-prong setting. This diamond-forward take on a timeless setting is designed for maximal brilliance and ethereal elegance.
The Round Inlay Band
Decidedly sleek and elegant, this unisex design is a modern take on the classic Round Band. A semi-rounded polished surface gives this band a substantial appearance, while a single Round Brilliant VRAI created diamond adds the perfect touch of scintillation. Wear solo or stack with other rings.
VRAI x Brides Wedding Jewelry
For wedding day jewelry sets, choose from subtle staples or dramatic statement pieces featuring diamonds sustainably created in VRAI’s zero-emission foundry. From linked tennis looks to duo drop designs, there are pieces made to match your style and wedding budget. Mixed diamond shapes and hidden details give each design a modern edge, while the ability to make each selection your own 14k solid yellow or white gold creates a sense of uniqueness and meaning.
Because your special day is also about those who share it with you, VRAI x Brides has designed fine jewelry gifts that your wedding party will cherish for years to come, too. From effortless earrings and bracelets to elegant necklaces, these gifts will forever remind them of the love they felt on this special occasion.
Two petite Baguette shaped VRAI created diamonds come together in a minimal setting that’s both modern and sleek.
Duo Lariat Bracelet
Two petite Round Brilliant VRAI created diamonds are displayed front and back in a minimal setting and matching adjustable chain.
Duo Lariat Necklace
Two Round Brilliant VRAI created diamonds are displayed in a minimal setting and customizable 14k solid gold plunging chain, creating a sophisticated silhouette ideal for your special day and every day after.
Duo Dangle Earring
Two Round Brilliant VRAI created diamonds are delicately displayed in a minimal setting and dangling solid gold chain for a look that’s both modern and elegant.
Duo Pear Drop Earring
A duo of Round Brilliant and Pear VRAI created diamonds come together in a drop setting in your choice of 14k solid yellow or white gold.
Duo Pear Drop Necklace
Round Brilliant and Pear VRAI created diamonds come together in a sophisticated silhouette that transcends time and trends.
Linked Tennis Necklace
Seven graduated Round Brilliant VRAI created diamonds are linked together in a sleek setting that is both modern and romantic.
Linked Tennis Bracelet
Express your style authentically on your special day and every day with a bracelet featuring seven VRAI created diamonds and a 14k solid yellow or white gold chain.
Linked Tennis Earrings
Four graduated Round Brilliant VRAI created diamonds are linked together in a dramatic setting and matching 14k solid yellow or white gold draped chain.
How To Style the VRAI x Brides Collection
Each selection from the VRAI x Brides collection is meant to complement your own unique style and taste. Choose the designs that leave you feeling radiant, not only on your wedding day but every day after.
For those who love timeless designs with a modern twist, our Floating Solitaire and Floating Split Band engagement rings are ideal settings to make their own. For diamond lovers with bolder or more dramatic style, the Five Stone Heirloom and Graduated Band engagement rings are sure to stand out and make a statement. Each engagement ring can be paired with the Round Inlay Band — but these looks are also made to stand alone.
For bridal jewelry, the Duo Pear Drop necklace and earrings are contemporary takes on classic silhouettes. The Linked Tennis necklace, bracelet, and draped earrings are ideal for the bride looking to create a look that is both elegant and editorial.
The Duo Studs, Lariat Bracelet, Necklace, and Dangle Earrings are modern and romantic looks for the bride or the bridal party. Consider mixing and matching these looks for your bridesmaids or extended party for a sophisticated and coordinated look.
Speak With Our Diamond Experts
With such an array of engagement rings and fine jewelry designs that transcend time and trends, there are looks from VRAI x Brides for every couple. Find the styles that are right for you by speaking with a diamond expert. They’ll give you personalized guidance through the collection and in-depth diamond education. Start your modern romance off right through a complimentary consultation.