The time has come, you have made your decision, and now you need to buy the ring! Where do you start? What is trending? We have some answers for you!
When it comes to 2018 trends, you are in luck as ANYTHING GOES! You just need to know and understand your lady: will she appreciate a classic ring more or would she like something unique?
Modern brides have developed a taste for the avant-garde in engagement rings in recent years.They want unusual shapes, unique settings and colourful stones. Some popular trends include pear shaped stones, stacked rings, coloured gemstones and even grey diamonds.
This is where you will need to know your bride-to-be. Would she embrace this unusual, exciting new look – or would she prefer a classic ring? Choose a ring that you feel fits her personality as an engagement ring is so much more than just a sparkling show of affection. It is a symbol of commitment and lasting love.
Oval diamonds have been extremely popular in 2018. The elegant elongated shape is a great change to the classic round diamond shape. Oval diamonds look striking as the centerpiece of a solitaire engagement ring, while the setting with ovals in a three-stone engagement ring is super trendy. You can also create a simple yet elegant look with an oval cut stone paired with a thin band.
Coloured gems and grey diamonds
Coloured gemstones are making a notable appearance in engagement rings as a way to freshen up your classic engagement ring. Whether as the main stone or as an accent, these little explosions of colour in the form of sapphires, emeralds, or yellow diamonds give a classy, yet unique touch. An edgier alternative to the bright bits of colour is the current rising trend of the grey diamond, which is a must for price-conscious shoppers.
Rose gold is trending in the fashion world due to its feminine, warm and romantic hue. A very popular and breathtakingly beautiful look is morganite gemstones set in rose gold.
This style is becoming more popular because it puts a distinctive spin on a traditional engagement ring setting, creating something unique, yet still classic in nature. East-west styles place the stone horizontally on the band, as opposed to vertically. This style goes best with oval, rectangular, marquise and pear shape cuts.
We can thank Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for this trend; since their engagement, three stone rings have been gaining a lot of attention. This is a timeless and classic look, and the three gemstones together represent the couple’s past, present and future.
The daring, fashion conscious lady will appreciate this modern solitaire engagement ring that is elegant and sleek at the same time. Pear shaped cut looks great with white and rose gold bands, and you can enhance the bling with a pavé setting or leave the diamond alone for simplicity.
This simple yet elegant design is another trend that speaks to many brides this year. It’s not too flashy and it is easy to wear.
A more modern and trendy design is the split shank. Basically it is two bands that run parallel to each other with a gemstone in the middle that separates them.
This is a different look and it’s perfect for the bride that is not interested in lots of bling and prefers a more simple yet sophisticated look.
This trend seems to be attracting a lot of interest. Since you are stacking up several bands, it takes a little more thought and planning. It’s about varying the shapes and styles of the bands. What’s more, you can keep adding rings to mark important milestones in your life, so it is a ring for the future.
If you prefer thick bold banded rings, then this trend is for you. The band is thick and glitzy enough to make a statement, yet still remains elegant and sophisticated.
This ring setting is perfect for the artistic and creative soul. It combines different metals in the band to create an incredibly interesting and artistically beautiful ring.
If you want something elegant and subtle, yet romantic and classy, then this ring is for you.
When it comes to cluster rings, I immediately think vintage antique, and these ring designs have made a huge comeback this year.
Now this is a new addition to the band colours: a darker metal – black rhodium. This dark colouring of the metal makes coloured gems and diamonds really pop!