10 Apr 7 POPULAR ENGAGEMENT RING TRENDS FOR 2018
At Affinity Diamonds we are among the first to see engagement ring and wedding band trends as they happen. These are the trends we have noticed and are loving right now, trends that we feel will stay strong throughout 2018. If these rings are missing from your engagement ring Pinterest board then you have some work to do.
OVAL SHAPE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Oval shape diamonds are more popular than ever before. Their elegant elongated shape provides great brilliant and fire (almost as bright as a Round Brilliant if cut well) and offers a unique spin on the classic Round diamond. While Oval shape diamonds look striking as the centrepiece of a solitaire engagement ring, we also love the look of Ovals in three stone trilogy engagement ring settings, diamond halo settings, and trendy retro settings.
FANCY SHAPED ENGAGEMENT RINGS
In addition to the Oval shape diamond, we are also seeing a surge in Emerald cut, Pear shape and Radiant cut engagement rings. These fancy shapes allow couples to create their own unique, striking statement while still evoking an incomparable message of romance.
THREE STONE STYLE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement, trilogy style engagement rings have been gaining a lot of attention. The timeless look of a three-stone engagement ring is not only stunning but also has a symbolic nature too—the three stones are said to represent a couple’s past, present and future.
SLEEK STACKING RINGS
When it comes to rings, we are all for stacking on the sparkle, in fact, the more the better. Brides have increasingly been seen adding multiple wedding bands to their ring finger, creating a trendy stack with their engagement ring. Brides are marking special occasions, such as first year anniversaries, birthdays and new babies with additional sparkle and we love seeing how they mix and match various band types for a look that’s truly unique.
While today’s brides-to-be love the tradition of engagement rings, they don’t always want the rings to look traditional. The classic white diamond has ruled for a long time, but many women are opting to make a statement and express their unique personalities through rare and brilliantly coloured gemstones. Classic and romantic with a modern feel, coloured stones, particularly the fancy yellow and pink diamonds and blue Sapphires, stand out from the crowd without feeling too over the top. To make a bolder statement, try an ultra-modern chocolate or black diamond.
We’ve seen a return to classic elegance as couples opt for thin, petite bands, both in engagement and wedding rings. Often these rings feature accent diamonds that add subtle shimmer and make the centre diamond really pop.
DOUBLE SHANKS AND ELABORATE SIDE VIEWS
What’s better than a band of diamonds? Multiple bands of diamonds! Not only is it twice as pretty but it also gives any engagement ring a more architectural, fashion-forward feel.
If the double shank isn’t your style, try adding sparkle and intricate details onto the sides of your band. It means your ring will look amazing from all angles and completely unique.