Last updated on October 9, 2020
Trends come and go, but having a look at engagement ring trends 2020 can give you some inspiration and insight into what’s popular now and what type of ring you might want to have on your finger in the future. From coloured diamonds and gemstones to minimalist styles to stand out from the crowds.
Step Cut Diamonds
Step cut diamonds such as emerald and Asscher have been growing in popularity over the last three years. However, in 2020 we expect geometric cuts to be the most popular for the brides around the world. Long clean lines with dramatic flashes of light are a movement towards minimalism and modern elegance. Minimal decoration and attention to the architecture of the ring are the details that really matter in the next year.
Oval and Pear Cut Diamonds
Ovals and pears are going to continue to be popular in 2020. Actually, these shapes are reaching their peak. There is even no definite answer to why these shapes are in that high demand. We are sure some of the reasons are that ovals and pears are definitely beautiful options with a balance of elongated and soft looks mixed with a good amount of brilliance.
Coloured Diamonds and Gemstones
Coloured gems are rising in popularity. More and more women are looking for something other than a white diamond. New women want to stand out. Emerald, sapphire, morganite, aquamarine and fancy coloured diamond engagement rings have become quite fashionable, as today’s brides are looking for something one of a kind to express their personality and creativity.
Like in 2019, adding a hidden touch to engagement rings is a popular choice. Classic rings with tiny accents on the gallery provide a beautiful and unique look. Such detailing serves to both adding extra sparkle and a little secret to your engagement ring. This is a perfect chance to set yourself apart from the crowd but not shout about it.
No surprise halo rings are always popular – after all, they make the centre stone appear larger. Halos are staying in the game for 2020 too. Like in 2019, more and more couples are getting creative with halo designs, choosing unusual shapes and gemstone combinations.
Less is more and the trend of minimalist engagement rings is back again. It’s time to pair striking stones with delicate plain or pavé bands. This trend is perfect for those who prefer not to make a statement but stay stylish and elegant instead. Minimalist solitaire engagement rings are rising in popularity even among celebrities. So this is a perfect choice for couples who can afford a larger stone.
Dreamy romantic designs are going to be big in 2020. Simple bands paired with floral-inspired halos will give the ring a uniquely feminine look and feel. Adding delicate touches to the band will make the ring even more unique and fashionable. This engagement ring trend 2020 works perfectly when crafted in soft coloured stones such as morganite and pink diamonds.
Art Deco and Vintage Designs
Art deco and vintage designs are making a serious comeback. More and more brides are opting for vintage designs with antique cut diamonds. Even those who are rather looking for a contemporary engagement ring than a ring from that period, are choosing Art Deco designs with vintage details such as geometric patterns and bold lines.
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