Engagement rings are incredibly personal to the buyer and the wearer and with more choice of design than ever, let’s look at some of the trends this year.
The timeless solitaire diamond is never out of fashion, but for 2019 the solitaire is having an update with more rings featuring a thinner band and more unusual shaped stones. A solitaire doesn’t need to be a diamond, other precious stones are becoming more popular and not just precious stones like emeralds and sapphires, birthstones are also a favorite with today’s brides.
Platinum and white gold have been in vogue for many years but many brides-to-be are opting for a classic yellow gold as the metal for their special ring. Yellow gold is timeless, complements both diamonds and colored stones, and suits just about any setting.
As we become more and more conscious of the environmental impact of our consumer choices, there has been a rise in demand for lab-made diamonds. These diamonds are grown in laboratories, have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds but without the environmental damage caused by mining.
Cluster rings that see the central stone or stones surrounded by a shaped frame of smaller stones are becoming increasingly popular. There are plenty of unusual shapes to choose from to make sure your ring is unique. A cluster of small diamonds guarantees sparkle and give the illusion of a larger diamond, they can also be more affordable than single stone rings.
A three stone setting is said to represent the past, present, and future, and this style of setting is proving popular this year. This could be thanks in part to the Royal engagement ring of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Like Meghan, you could opt for three diamonds or you can choose other precious gems as either the central or surrounding stones. The classic style is to have the central stone larger; however, some rings have all three stones the same size. The choice is yours.
The emergence of creative ways to make your engagement ring unique has seen the rise in the number of rings with detailing in the setting, hidden diamond accents in the band, embellishment on the ring’s shoulders or in the central stone’s mounting.
Modern designs and more eclectic settings are on the rise in popularity. These designs are not for everyone, but if you want something that really stands out, is a reflection of your personality or is just not the standard then an asymmetric design is for you. Whether the stones are set in unusual settings or different shaped stones in the same ring the asymmetric design can be as subtle or striking as you like.
Your engagement ring will be worn for many years so it’s important that you choose a ring that truly reflects your personality, click here https://www.whiteflash.com/about-diamonds/tips-and-advice/top-12-engagement-ring-designers-1515.htm for more sparkly inspiration.