Looking for the perfect engagement ring this year? Unique shapes, vintage influences, and dazzling color (in both metals and stones) are seeming to be top trends for 2019. Customization and personal influence will play a big role in ring design as couples tend towards styles with a more symbolic meaning. Whether you opt for a traditional three-stone diamond ring or decide on an interesting colored gemstone, you are sure to find a style that she’ll not only love in 2019, but for years to come. Get started on your search and check out our predictions for next year’s engagement ring trends.
1. Fancy Shapes
Fancy-shaped diamonds have been increasing in popularity in the previous years, with oval shapes dominating in 2018. This year, pear and marquise shapes are catching up! While round diamonds still have the top spot, the slimmer look of these fancy-shaped stones give your ring a unique and romantic feel. Stick with the traditional north-south setting for an elegant look or try an east-west setting for a striking, modern twist.
Our Pear- and Marquise-Shaped Diamond Picks:
Featured: Classic Pear Halo Diamond Engagement Ring by Sylvie ($2,750 - Center Stone Not Included), Classic Marquis Halo Diamond Engagement Ring by Sylvie ($2,850 - Center Stone Not Included), 18K White Gold Marquise Halo Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring by Martin Flyer ($4,550), 18K White Gold Pear Halo Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring ($4,550)
2. Tapered Baguettes
Popular during the Art Deco period, baguette diamonds are making a comeback into engagement ring designs. Tapered baguettes make great accent stones for your ring because they emphasize the beauty and size of the center stone and work well with any shape diamond or gemstone. Consider the understated look of baguettes on a thin band, or a more artistic approach with a baguette halo around your center stone.
Our Baguette Diamond Picks:
Featured: Platinum Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring with Tapered Baguettes ($5,250 - Center Stone Not Included), 18K White Gold Tapered Baguette Diamond Band Engagement Ring by Ritani ($3,410 - Center Stone Not Included), Platinum Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring with Tapered Baguettes ($1,425 - Center Stone Not Included)
3. Yellow Gold
While white metals are still the number one choice for engagement rings, many brides are opting for the softer look of yellow gold. With Meghan Markle and other celebrities sporting yellow gold engagement rings, it’s no surprise this classic metal remains on trend for the coming year. Yellow gold gives your diamond ring a vintage feel and makes colored gemstones (especially warmer tones!) really stand out. If you don’t want to commit to full yellow gold, consider a two-tone design for a unique pop of color that doesn’t overpower.
Our Yellow Gold Picks:
Featured: 18K Yellow Gold Round 4-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring by Precision Set ($925 - Center Stone Not Included), Classic Petite Round Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring by Sylvie ($1,475 - Center Stone Not Included), Classic 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring by Sylvie ($1,275 - Center Stone Not Included), 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Semi Mount Engagement Ring by Precision Set ($2,495 - Center Stone Not Included)
4. Colored Gemstones
Colored stones continue to be popular in engagement ring designs. Working well as the center stone or as accents, colored gemstones give couples the opportunity to bring a personal touch to the ring. Consider a stone in her favorite color, or something representing your birthdays or a significant date in your relationship. Even delve deeper into the meaning behind certain stones—ruby for love and passion, sapphire for loyalty and trust, or garnet for good health.
Our Colored Gemstone Picks:
Featured: 18k White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring ($7,500), 18k White Gold Three-Stone Diamond and Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring by Sylvie ($2,750 - Center Stone Not Included)
Three-stone rings, like Meghan Markle’s, are set to be a popular style for 2019 because of their classic look and symbolic meaning. Representing the past, present, and future of your relationship, the three-stone design brings an added layer of romance to your proposal. We also love how easy it is to customize the ring to your bride’s personal taste. Try mixing and matching colors, sizes and shapes of the stones to create a one-of-a-kind design.
Our Three-Stone Engagement Ring Picks:
Featured: Platinum Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring ($4,950 - Center Stone Not Included), Platinum Three Stone Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring ($1,775 - Center Stone Not Included), 18K White Gold Three Stone Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring by Ritani ($2,820 - Center Stone Not Included), 18K White Gold Anabelle Engagement Ring by Artcarved ($2,035 - Center Stone Not Included)