Between the holiday season, New Year’s, and yes, even Valentine’s Day about to sneak up, if you’re in a relationship, it’s impossible not to think about love, and the possibility of forever with your special someone. Whether you’re a nervously excited boyfriend or a woman who knows her man needs some help, if you’re ready to take the plunge, it’s important to know what you’re looking for when it comes to engagement rings.
Being aware of the current trends for engagement rings will help you know what brands are selling and give you an idea of how to start shopping. Hopefully, this list will provide you with some inspiration!
It’s All About the Stones
Three-stone rings are having a major moment thanks to a duchess named Meghan Markle. The American-born royal was given a three-stone engagement ring by Prince Harry, and ever since then, the style has skyrocketed. Because of that, many brands are offering gorgeous takes on the three-stone ring—which represents past, present, and future. Sylvie is a great designer to shop when looking for this style.
Another popular style that is here to stay is the halo. Many brides-to-be love halo rings, where a center stone is encircled by diamonds, because they enhance the shine and size of their stone. Sylvie also has a ton of great options for halo rings. ‘
Another style to consider is Tacori’s Inflori collection, in which the center stone and the halo come together to create an “illusion bloom” that transforms a one-carat round diamond into a three-carat oval, three-carat marquise, or four-carat pear shaped ring. These rings are a great value without compromising style for couples on a smaller budget.
Speaking of pear and oval, they are among the most popular shapes for engagement ring diamonds right now, along with emerald and princess. And more and more brides are choosing to go back to solitaire stones with simple, unembellished bands. This is especially true for couples who can afford larger diamonds and want to keep the stone as the focus. We can thank celebrities like J. Lo for the rise of this trend!
But diamonds aren’t the only way to go. Colored stones have been on the rise. Some women are choosing their birthstones, while others are wearing classics like aquamarine and garnet.
Salt and pepper diamonds are the latest colored diamond trend. These gray stones have unique imperfections and spots that create a speckled, one-of-a-kind effect, and can vary drastically in shade from light to dark.
Engagement Rings at Gerald Peters
All of this information can be overwhelming. That’s why our experts at Gerald Peters are here to help! As a family-owned company with over 35 years of experience in the fine jewelry business, we want to do everything we can to make this the happiest time of your lives.
You can start by browsing our extensive collection of engagement rings and wedding bands on our website. When you’re ready, come into our jewelry store for personal assistance. We offer a lifetime guarantee on all bridal jewelry. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect ring!