Engagement ring trends vary every year. Let’s look at some of the prevailing popular ones which go beyond the classical solitaire setting. Yes, the one which stems from the famous ‘A diamond is forever’ campaign of 1948!
Women are now looking for bold, interesting settings or designs and perhaps colorful more exciting stones.
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The Engagement Ring Trends: The Vintage Trend
There has been an interest in vintage for the last 6 years or so and this will continue into 2023 according to magazines like Elle.
After a period of uncertainty, vintage brings back family memories and connections with personal stories.
Check out this vintage Cartier ring available from The Luxury Closet
Inspiration from the roaring 1920s is still strong. Thus you will find mixes of colored gemstones which have been set at angular lines perhaps around a larger stone. Perfect for couples who are looking for a unique, timeless ring.
Check out this moissanite vertical art- deco-style ring in 14k white gold
Some are real vintage available for example from online Etsy such as cluster rings.
The Halo Engagement ring trends
The ornate Halo designs are on trend from shops specializing in Vintage items. In fact, after the solitaire ring, they are the second most popular.
Check out this 14K moissanite halo ring in white gold
Contemporary jewelry with vintage Inspiration
More and more contemporary rings are inspired by vintage designs. These rings are a classic symbol of timeless glamour.
Check out this vintage-inspired Nouveau Diamond ring with shimmering pavé diamonds available in rose gold, white, yellow, and platinum.
Not only diamonds but colored stone. Check out this beautiful blue round sapphire ring available in white, yellow, pink, and platinum gold.
Looking through magazines such as Elle or Vogue I can see many alternatives to diamonds. Couples are opting for sapphires, emeralds, and paler-toned stones in a riot of colorful expressions.
Check out this very well-priced Sapphire milgrain vintage ring
Think of rich colors like dark blues and deep greens. Look out also for striking pale hues like pastel pink, shimmering yellow, and jade or olive green.
Princess Diana helped fuel the demand when she chose a sapphire engagement ring (surrounded by diamonds). Kate Middleton also wore a similar combination for her ring.
Toi Et Moi Engagement ring Trends
Two stone rings, also known as the Toi Et Moi style, have been around for centuries. The different stones complement each other, just as a couple does. Sentimentality and togetherness jump to mind with this style. Remember Jackie Kennedy’s ring?
It consisted of a diamond mixed with an emerald in a stunning Van Cleef & Arpels ring.
Check out this 925 sterling silver ring with blue and white sapphires in a bezel setting at a super price:
Three-stone Engagement ring trends
After the setbacks experienced by many couples in the last two years, girls are looking for grand gestures. The trilogy ring consisting of a larger center stone flanked by two smaller ones is definitely on trend. It often uses mixes of precious stones.
Each stone is supposed to represent the past, the present, and the future.
Placed on either side of a diamond, emeralds, and sapphires, in particular, are emerging as popular choices. For something completely different check out this 100% recycled gold vermeil ring with 3 pearls from Aurate at a very competitive price.
What is an East-West Engagement Ring?
It is basically a ring with a setting where the stone is horizontal on the band. It gives the ring a sleeker look. It makes the center stone appear larger.
Check out this East-West setting which updates this beautiful diamond ring.
See other shape shanks in my post: The 12 best ring shanks to exalt her hand.
What shape diamond is on trend?
The traditional round-cut diamond is being replaced by the oval and pear-shaped diamond. Pear shape diamonds are growing in popularity due to their unconventional shape and sparkle factor. In fact, they appear more sparkly than most other cuts.
Check out this Riviera Cathedral Pavé diamond ring in 18k yellow gold.
Round and Princess cut stones are also proving popular in the Halo style. Cushion-cut diamonds are trending too.
What color metal is on trend?
As well as the traditional yellow gold women are being given rose gold and even silver bands. Mixes of materials such as enamel or wood are also popular.
If gold is used to make it slightly different try finding a ring with a ribbed or satin finish.Check out my post ‘What are the gold colors available in Jewelry?’
What type of diamond?
The tendency is for lab-grown diamonds. These are diamonds that have been created in a laboratory. They have the same chemical properties and look the same. Yet they are more ethical, sustainable, and above all affordable.
Pavé rings –for the ultimate sparkle
If Halo rings exude glamour, then pavé rings are oozing luxurious grandeur in 2023. Intricate diamonds along the band draw attention to a mesmerizing center stone.
Check out this Pavè twisted vine ring available in yellow, pink, white gold, and platinum
Although diamonds are the traditional choice for these ring settings, colored gemstones are also on trend.
Bezel Settings-for the modern active Woman
The Bezel setting draws attention to a central diamond that is held in place by a metal edging. Perfectly suited to today’s active woman, the stone is more protected. The band is normally narrow so that the focus is on the sparkle.
Bezel settings come in two styles:
The partial bezel setting covers only the sides of the gemstone allowing for a delightful side view.
The full setting covers all sides of the stone revealing only the top.
Engagement ring trends for 2023 are definitely bolder. Check out modern takes on vintage classics. Look for elegant shapes and statement stones. There is something to suit every fiancé in 2023. Whether it’s a diamond or a colored gemstone is completely up to you.