Choosing an engagement ring style is all about picking a design that best matches your personality and style. Luckily, there are many different styles you can choose from. So whether you’re looking for a classic solitaire, an Art Deco ring, or a non-diamond option, you can find what works best for you.
Along with the mainstay options like the princess cut solitaire, there are some new engagement ring trends that are popping up, many of which offer unique updates on classic designs.
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6 Engagement Ring Trends of 2020
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite engagement ring design trends of 2020 that are sure to make you sparkle.
For many years, white gold, rose gold, or sterling silver has been the dominant trend for wedding bands, but yellow gold has officially made a comeback. Yellow gold pairs well with both classic and vintage ring designs and, while not as popular over the last decade, is certainly a classic look.
Unique Shapes and Stones
There’s a really wide variety of styles out there and, more recently, brides are gravitating towards unique stones and settings. Beyond traditional diamonds, stones like emeralds and black diamonds are popular choices. For settings, brides are choosing updated versions of classic styles like stacked rings, uniquely-shaped eternity bands, or a multi-stone engagement ring.
Ethically Sourced Diamonds
Brides are now looking for stones that have been sourced ethically and sustainably. There are a number of companies that specialize in ethically-sourced rings, including Taylor & Hart, AUrate New York, James Allen, and Catbird.
It’s All About the Detail
Another trend that’s popping up is the inclusion of hidden details on what seem like simple solitaire settings. For example, some brides are choosing to add a small halo of diamonds underneath the solitaire to add a bit more sparkle to the traditional design. We love a ring that gets more complex the more you look at it!
Speaking of halos, the trend of adding a halo of diamonds around a solitaire continues to be popular. A classic halo adds extra sparkle, for example, or you can opt for a more delicate halo to still add some extra zing to your ring without weighing your hand (or partner’s wallet) down too much.
If you’re looking for something with a history, vintage rings are a beautiful choice. You can choose from Victorian or Art Deco designs, many of which include elaborate details like intricate patterns or metal wire details.
Whether you’re more of a traditionalist or looking for some extra flair, there are so many ring options to choose from. No matter what design you choose, you’re sure to be a standout by choosing something that best reflects your own unique personality.
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