Popular Engagement Ring Styles for 2020
As we near the end of 2019, we start to turn our attention towards 2020 and the popular engagement styles that we might expect to see. So, whether you’re currently planning a big proposal and searching for that perfect ring, or you’re helping a loved one find theirs, here are some of the styles to keep an eye out for.
The only choice for an environmentally-conscious millennial, these lab-created diamonds are both sustainable and eco-conscious, plus they have minimal environmental impact as no mining took place to get this stone. With environmental issues continuously pressing in today’s media, we can’t see these losing steams anytime soon.
Brought to attention by the royal wedding, Meghan Markle’s ring has sent yellow gold popularity skyrocketing. Since then, it’s been proven to work with both diamonds and gemstones of various colors, not to mention a wide range of settings.
If you’re a fan of the little things, especially when a high amount of attention to detail is clear, then you’re going to love gallery detailing. From accented gallery to diamond detailing, this is a beautifully understated way of making your ring unique.
From cushion and oval diamonds to pear shapes and beyond, thanks to a certain batch of celebrities including Cardi B, shapes are becoming increasingly popular. The more unorthodox the better, so be prepared for many non-round shaped rings.
It’s all well and good knowing what ring styles are the most popular, but do you know what grade of diamond you’ll be getting? Many are aware that diamonds can have ‘flaws’, but are you aware of inclusions and the 4 C’s? Ideally, you’ll want to aim to look at VVS diamonds for your engagement ring, the standard just below internally flawless that is significantly cheaper, but with inclusions that are only visible under a microscope.
Once you’ve done a bit of research and decided on the diamond grade for you, here are some ways to show off that stone.
What better way to showcase your diamond(s) than on a ring with multiple wedding bands laid out in a ‘stacked’ style. After all, a diamond of high quality deserves a band of matching quality.
They’ve been so popular in recent years that they forced solitaire’s into the background; halos are not set to lose that popularity anytime soon. Making the centre diamond appear larger and with a certain element of flexibility to them that allow couples to get creative, halos with distinctive shapes and details are on the rise.
For those after a bit of minimalism with their engagement rings, asymmetric designs can be favorable. Choosing subtle, delicate features that are suited to them as individuals, it’s unsurprising that they’re as popular as they are.
Another ring brought into the limelight by the royal wedding, three-stone rings are said to represent a couple’s past, present and future in an incredibly aesthetic way. Lately, we’ve been seeing more and more contemporary twists on these rings and we’re certain that this is going to continue into the New Year.