We all know that each year certain ring styles increase in popularity. Beautiful, classic settings that include a unique touch – that’s all about engagement ring trends of the current year. Designers are maintaining elegance, but with more personalized features than ever.
Engagement Ring Trend #1: Pavé
First of all, let’s understand what is pavé. If a ring has several tiny diamonds embedded around the band held by prongs that are barely visible, you can tell the ring is pavé set.
In fact, pavé setting compliments every diamond shape, however in 2018 Oval, Round, Pear and Cushion cuts are the most popular. The most pavé settings are seen to be made with white gold or platinum, thus white metals are trending too.
Engagement Ring Trend #2: Halo
You can say that the ring has a halo setting if the centre stone, whatever the shape, is surrounded by a concentric circle of diamonds.
Halo settings continue to be the major driver in engagement ring collections across the world in 2018. The most popular diamond shapes for a halo ring include Round, Oval and Cushion cuts. In fact, halo settings have always been a popular option, as these additional stones not only add sparkles we all love but also make the centre diamond look much larger.
Engagement Ring Trend #3: Solitaire
Solitaire settings are designed with a single diamond or any other gemstone in the centre. It’s a classic engagement ring style, which is simple yet elegant.
We think no one is surprised to see solitaire engagement rings in this list. Solitaires are timeless. Solitaires never go out of style. And you can design a solitaire with any diamond shape.
Engagement Ring Trend #4: Vintage
To understand what is a vintage ring, just imagine ring styles of Victorian and Art Deco periods. These type of engagement rings feature detailed work and intricate design with accents.
In 2018 vintage rings are most seen in floral designs set in white gold. If you are an everything-have-meaning type of person, then it’s your time to shine. This is a wonderful occasion to custom design your engagement ring in vintage style as each unique trait of your ring will tell your story.
Engagement Ring Trend #5: Three Stones
For 2018 engagement rings, the most popular shapes are Emerald with Baguette side stones and Round with Pear side stones. To add some more sparkle you may opt for pavé setting as well. Another trend is mixing a diamond with coloured gemstones like sapphires and emeralds.
Cover image credit: Jade Trau