Top 10 Engagement Ring Styles of 2020
With summer well and truly on the way, the season for weddings and engagements quickly approaches!
The engagement ring is a very personal accessory, and while we all have our own tastes when it comes to what our perfect ring looks like; what’s in vogue is subject to change just like anything else! We’ve gathered a list of what have been, and continue to be, the top ten engagement ring styles that may dominate 2020.
Minimalist rings have been popular for a long time now, leading to the rise of stackable wedding and engagement bands. With thin bands, small stones and interesting shapes, these rings are designed to be stacked on top of each other – making them ideally suited for weddings and engagements, creating a great tradition for birthdays and anniversaries!
Modernised three stone rings
Three stone rings have been rising in popularity ever since Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry. This setting is said to represent a couple’s past, present and future, and with just the right balance of elegance and sparkle, it’s no surprise that people are drawn to this style!
Uniquely cut diamonds
More unusual cuts like the pear or the marquis are becoming popular among brides-to-be. Seen on celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra and Karlie Kloss, these oblong stones give the illusion of a larger gem and have a cool, modern feel.
Similarly to the stacked ring, a nesting ring is designed to fit around a wedding ring to create a complementary set. Their versatility is a massive part of the appeal – two nesting bands can be worn to frame or accent the wedding ring, a few nesting rings can be stacked to create the illusion of a larger piece, and they also just look good on their own!
Vintage inspired cuts
More and more brides are falling for antique rings that feel like they have a history. Whether it’s a family heirloom or a Melbourne jewellery store find, there is high demand for rings that feel classic and timeless.
Lab-grown or recycled diamonds
Lab-grown or recycled diamonds are a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of incorporating the traditional stone into your ring. More ethical and often cheaper, opting for recycled pieces or lab-grown diamonds is an opportunity to get the ring of your dreams in an eco-conscious way.
Halo settings are being sought after as engagement rings because of their elegant and glamorous look. A traditional cushion diamond surrounded by smaller stones gives the illusion of a larger ring. Halo settings are also easily customisable, as the shape or type of inner stone can be easily personalised.
The rise of the gemstones
Gemstones are quickly becoming a popular way to add more personality to your engagement ring. Previously used as accents to a larger diamond, gems such as sapphire or aquamarine are now a less expensive alternative to diamonds that still feel traditional.
The return of yellow gold
Yellow gold is back, thanks again to none other than Meghan Markle! With its vintage feel, it’s no surprise that yellow gold is growing in popularity beside vintage settings and cuts. The versatile metal works well with both diamonds and colourful stones, unlike metals such as rose gold that can clash with certain colours.
On the other end of the spectrum to the minimalist trend, the market for opulent and eye-catching designs is growing. Engagement rings that draw attention, such as clusters or multi-stone settings, are more popular than ever – after all, when else will you have an excuse to invest in such a luxury?