Engagement ring trends change year after year, with the most popular ones going in and out of style in time with the leading fashion trends of the day. Today we’ll take a look at six of the most popular engagement ring trends of 2018 -- read on to learn more!
Unique Stone Shapes and Orientations
Nowadays, women are drawn to unique shapes and engagement ring settings that others may not have. Most popular right now are unique diamond shapes like marquise, pear, emerald, and oval cuts. Pear cut rings are especially popular among celebrities today, including Ariana Grande, Kaley Cuoco, Sophie Turner, and more. Additionally, east-west orientations are also taking the engagement ring industry by storm.
Intricate Halo Shapes
While halo settings are still one of the most requested ring styles today, now brides-to-be are looking for atypical halo rings. Hexagonal, floral, double halo, and geometric styles are becoming more and more popular, with simple halo rings on the decline.
Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement to the world late last year, the three-stone setting has been in high demand from jewelers all over the country. Also known as a trilogy setting, the three stones in this elegant setting represents a couple’s past, present, and future together.
For a more unique look, switch out the two side stones with diamonds of a different cut or with colored gemstones.
Oversized Engagement Eternity Bands
Another up-and-coming trend that brides-to-be are swooning over is the oversized eternity band. Often, women are opting for eternity bands over proper engagement rings. Eternity bands are more durable and easier to wear than traditional diamond rings due to the lack of a protruding stone that could get caught on clothing or fabric. These bands don’t lack in sparkle either, thanks to the encrusted diamonds that adorn every surface of the ring.
For glamorous gals, eternity bands could be a great style to consider.
Colored Gemstone Centers
Engagement rings that feature colored gemstones in the design, whether as the centerpiece or accentuating stones, is another hot trend to watch this year. These pieces add a unique pop of color to any finger, and the customization options at your disposal is almost unthinkable. Choose ruby, emerald, or sapphire for a classic look a la Princess Diana, or your birthstone or other gemstone that holds a special meaning to you for added sentimental value.
Last but not least, vintage-inspired designs are back in vogue this year. With this style, anything old has been renewed with a modern twist, including designs reminiscent of the Art Deco, Victorian, and Edwardian eras. Look for engagement rings with lots of filigree on the ring band, floral patterns, milgrain details, or other intricate metalwork.
When it comes to engagement ring trends, a trusted jeweler is your best bet to learn more about the designs that will work best for you.
Here at Jewelry Design Center, our experienced and highly educated staff is here to help you find the engagement ring of your dreams. Visit our showrooms in Spokane or Kennewick, Washington to look for the latest designs from brands like Tacori, Hearts on Fire, and Gabriel & Co., or browse our engagement ring page to get an idea of what you want before you stop by.