New year, new trends. What better way to decide on an engagement ring than to explore the upcoming trends that will dominate the season? Whether you’re buying for that special someone or you’re just trying to boost your Pinterest board for your wedding in the future - we’ve got you covered.
As of late, the engagement ring market has seen a large shift from traditional to unique styles and the classic diamond is no exception. This upcoming year, excited brides-to-be will notice an uptick in popularity with fancy cut shapes, floral influences, vintage styles and dual metal tones. Whether you decide on any of these unique styles, you are sure to find something that you’ll not only love in 2020, but for years to come. Scroll further to see the engagement ring trends sure to command the scene in the new year.
1. Emerald Cut
Standing out from the crowd is easy when you swap out a classic round diamond for an emerald cut stone. We have seen contemporary brides prefer emerald cut diamonds more and more each year and the trend is only increasing in popularity. Not to mention that Jennifer Lopez was just recently proposed to with a stunning emerald cut diamond engagement ring just this year. Emerald cut diamonds were also popular during the 70's and 80's so it only makes sense that little girls that grew up idolizing their mother's emerald cut stones are now getting married with similar diamond rings. Emerald shaped stones are great if you are going for a slimmer, more sleek look that gives your ring a fashionable and glamorous feel. Look out 2020, emerald shaped stones are on the rise!
Made popular during the Edwardian era, floral shaped milgrain rings are making a comeback into engagement ring designs. These timeless and feminine mountings are true works of art with their intricate milgrain detailing that almost mimics complex and delicate woven lace. The delicate floral details add a subtle embellishment without detracting from the true unique characteristics of the ring. Plenty of recent celebrity engagements with vintage inspired rings are probably the cause for this increase in popularity for the new year and with enduring beauty like this, it is no surprise.
3. Fancy Cut
Another way to mix things up is by switching out the universal round diamond with a less conventional pear, oval, emerald or marquise shape diamond. Effortlessly elegant, not to mention slimming, these unique shaped diamonds have gained an enormous following lately with Ariana Grande, Cardi B., Sophie Turner, and Hailey Baldwin - to name a few- leading the charge. While round diamonds still have the top spot,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.
This type of mounting is truly unique and especially trending. Both romantic and durable, you will definitely be seeing more of this alternative-styled engagement ring in the year 2020. This look is created by fusing together two different metals for a completely new look. Opting to mix yellow or rose gold with platinum is a smart and safe way to have a ring totally unique to you while maintaining its durability. Fusing together both the strong and durable metal of platinum with the pink tint of rose gold can create an entirely new, yet feminine ring. On the other hand, Meghan Markle's yellow gold ring created a wave of popularity with many brides opting for the softer look of yellow gold. A two-tone ring with platinum and yellow gold gives your diamond ring a vintage feel and makes colored gemstones (especially warmer tones!) really stand out without overpowering them.
Choosing a two-tone ring makes a bold statement by going a different route from the classic white or yellow gold metal. It also creates the best of both worlds for a couple with competing tastes. Grooms may have a metal in mind that you never considered. Incorporating his intended metal in with yours guarantees everyone will be happy.
There is nothing better than a timeless and classic look-especially when it comes to a ring you will be wearing for the rest of your life! Take a page out of a book from brides before you and consider a ring popular for its past-and now the future. For brides that love a historical connection or simply just the look of it, vintage rings are pulling ahead as a gorgeous and trendy future heirloom. Vintage rings come in all shapes, styles and sizes, spanning many decades, including eras such as the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. With vintage style rings, it is all in the details so take note of the intricate milgrain or the elaborate halos that make these antique rings so special.