Many popular stars and celeb influencers paved the way for new (some vintage) engagement ring styles which marked the return of some classic styles and some rather delectable ring designs.
And with most celebrities choosing alternatives to the classic solitaire or halo style engagement rings, it has sparked a growing trend among younger couples who now want trending engagement ring alternatives to the traditional styles that everyone seems to have!Off-Set Center Stones: Ariana Grande announced her engagement to real estate agent Dalton Gomez as 2020 drew to a close. With a very modern, clean design, Celebrity Ariana Grande’s engagement ring features a brilliant 7 carat oval diamond asymmetrically sitting next to a pearl on a thin platinum band. Celebrity Emily Ratjkawoski‘s engagement ring also features beautiful off-set diamonds in fancy shapes – a pear and princess cut diamond sitting next to each other on a gold band. These ring styles are already a hot favorite and we expect the popularity to rise as more brands and designers incorporate asymmetrical settings in their collections.
Colored Diamonds: Colored diamonds have been a consistently rising trend for engagement rings in the last couple of years. When actress Anna Faris announced her engagement with Michael Barett displaying a stunning ring featuring a fancy yellow diamond in cushion cut, the demand for this engagement ring style climbed. Faris’s ring features the center diamond surrounded by a double halo of pavé set diamonds on a white gold or platinum band. Olivia Wilde’s stunning diamond and emerald engagement ring is a perfect example of how you can use gemstones to accentuate a traditional-style engagement ring. Wearing a brilliant-cut diamond surrounded by emeralds, the deep green gemstones add dimension and depth to her gorgeous ring. Natural color diamonds are quite rare, but LovBe’s collection of lab grown fancy yellow and fancy pink diamonds color allows one to choose a colored diamond center and build a meaningful engagement ring.
Elongated Fancy Shaped Diamonds: Many diamond lovers seem to be attracted to fancy shaped diamonds over classic ones, making fancy diamonds a popular choice for engagement jewelry. In terms of popularity, oval cuts have been on the rise for a little while. However, pear-cut and marquise diamonds are increasingly taking center stage. Brooklyn Beckham proposed to his girlfriend, Nicola Peltz with an engagement ring featuring a timeless emerald cut diamond with claw prongs setting on a delicate band. The band is decorated with gorgeous pavé diamond accents. She is among the many celebrities who chose fancy shaped diamonds as her engagement ring style. Like US rapper and social media star Cardi B who got engaged with whopper pear shaped ring.
Three-Stone Settings: Royal brides have always had an impact on engagement ring style trends and Meghan Markle was no exception. Her sparkler reinvigorated the popularity of three-stone engagement rings, which continue to be popular. The three-stone engagement ring setting scored higher 2021 but with a twist. Aside from good old simple side baguettes, we have seen a rise in three-stone settings featuring three equal sized stones of same or different cuts, giving the ring a personality (and definitely a story) of its own. Vanessa Grimaldi of The Bachelorette Season 21 showed her beautiful engagement ring style featuring an oval diamond in the center with two smaller yellow diamonds on a yellow gold band. It’s both classic and gorgeous, but with a modern twist. Or remember Demi Lovato’s three stone ring where the emerald cut diamond center was flanked by two trapezoid-cut diamonds? (Sadly, Demi has since revealed that her engagement is off, but we’ll always treasure this epic ring)
Surprise Diamond Accents: Surprise diamond accents such as hidden diamond halos and other unique diamond details such as pavé diamonds have made a strong entry in to engagement ring style charts. Recently, model Jourdan Dunn shared the news of her engagement with rapper Dion “Sincere” Hamilton. The ring features a lovely oval-cut halo ring and a diamond pave band with an estimated price of $22,000.
A blend of modern and classic seem to be making a comeback this year. Get your inspiration now –browse ring styles on LovBe! Customize your ring with unconventional twists like colored diamonds or hidden accents, and you have yourself a winner.