Hoping to find something extra sparkly beneath the Christmas tree? The jewelry experts at Blue Nile gave us the scoop on which engagement ring styles are trending and will continue to gain momentum in the coming year.
1. Iconic Minimalist
A solitaire setting or one with graduated side stones adorning the center diamond is beautiful without being too fussy. These types of rings often play off the 1960s-era Mod fashion, which has always had an alluring appeal.
2. Modern Romantic
Strong lines and interesting geometric shapes are on the upswing. This type of engagement ring style is ideal for the bride with a bold sense of style.
3. Elevated Vintage
What’s old is new again with rings that play on established vintage trends but add a little something “extra” (think striking details from every angle). It’s a distinctive, lavish, and luxurious look that’s bound to turn heads.
4. Solitaire Plus
For a chic twist on a classic solitaire, consider an East-West stone orientation. Quirky, fun, and slightly mysterious, this type of ring stands out from the pack.
5. Updated Pavé
Do you gravitate towards sparkling pavé-set diamonds? For a fresh new take, check out settings with clean lines from the top view, and a delightfully intimate “surprise” when viewing from the side. It’s refined but flashy at the same time.
Colin Cowie Cathedral Solitaire Plus in Platinum (1/4 ct. tw.)
Delicate yet unique, intertwined bands are becoming an increasingly popular variation on the norm. They’re perfect for the sophisticated yet fun-loving bride.
Twisted Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum (1/3 ct tw.)
7. Opulent Hues
Colorful gemstone settings appeal to vivacious free spirits who want to break the bridal mold. We love this “something blue” stunner.
Luna Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum (1/3 ct. tw.)
8. Rose Gold
Fun, flirty, and ultra-feminine rose gold continues to grow in popularity. This soft hue is flattering on almost all skin tones.
French Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k Rose Gold (1/4 ct. tw.)
9. Whimsical Blooms
The newest ring settings draw inspiration from the floral, flowy, and al fresco aesthetic at the most recent Bridal Fashion Week runway shows, with petal and vine-inspired details. This ring is a garden-gorgeous look you can gladly rock all year round.
10. Square-Shaped Diamonds
Recent celebrity engagements highlight the trend of incorporating square shapes into engagement rings. Art Deco-inspired looks like Pippa Middleton’s Asscher-cut sparkler appeal to brides who love a little glamour. Step-cut side stones and emerald-cut center diamonds also continue to be favored by the famous and those who are inspired by their style.
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