A new year means new trends! Whether you are traditional or going for a more edgy look, these engagement ring trends are sure to inspire you.
1. Sapphires/Colored Stones
While most engagement rings in the past century have featured a diamond, history tells us that it wasn’t uncommon for the center stone to be something else entirely! With the marriage of Kate Middleton to Prince William and her beautiful sapphire ring, many brides today are returning to dramatic colored stones.
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2. Nature-Inspired Accents/Motifs
Closer inspection of engagement rings today shows flowers, petals, vines and other motifs from nature. It’s a bit of whimsy added to a classic setting.
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3. Three-Stone Rings
Another “royal-inspired” trend is Meghan Markle’s three-stone engagement ring. Three stones are symbolic to a couple’s past, present, and future.
4. East-West Settings
At first glance, people may think something is wrong with your setting! Instead, it’s a bold choice that really stands out. Instead of the diamond being set running “parallel” with your finger, the east-west setting gives it a half-turn and sets it horizontally on the band.
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5. Double Shanks
Why have one band, when you can have two? It’s twice as pretty and gives any engagement ring more architectural, fashion-forward feel. After all, they say two’s a party!