Engagement Ring Trends You’ll Swoon Over in 2018
An engagement ring is more than just a sparkling show of affection to blissfully admire on your ring finger anytime you please. It’s a symbol of commitment and, in that spirit, should fit your personality perfectly. Whether you’re more of an emerald-cut diamond in a rose gold setting or perhaps an oval-cut sapphire in a platinum setting, it’s all about your style. And there’s no better time to explore your options than right now. It’s engagement season y’all, and we’ve been busy drooling over the engagement ring trends for 2018 that go way beyond your traditional designs and show there’s no limit on gorgeous rings to choose from. Some trends are taking classic cuts and giving them a breathtaking twist, while others are throwing old rules out the window when it comes to what your engagement ring can be. (Think colored gemstones, stacked styles, and mixed metals!) These engagement rings are some true beauties, and we’re thinking of ways to drop some major hints. Wink, wink.
There’s something so simply stunning about an oval cut ring, especially if paired with a simple thin band; and we love how it can look vintage-inspired when set with gold or rose gold. Blake Lively and Julianne Hough set the bar with breathtaking oval cut diamonds, and you’ll be seeing way more gracing fingers everywhere this year!
Just like the growing love for rose gold, colored gemstones are slowly starting to pop up as a way to switch up your classic engagement ring. Whether as the main stone or the flanking accents, these pops of color in the form of sapphires, emeralds, or yellow diamonds give a classy, yet unique touch.
This romantic hue has been blowing up in the fashion and beauty world recently, and we can’t get past the surprisingly timeless appeal of the metal. It started as a popular choice for feminine, fashion-forward ladies, like Lauren Conrad; but we’re seeing it become a go-to choice for bride-to-bes everywhere.
This style is becoming more popular as bride-to-bes desire something unique, yet still classic in nature. Emerald cut diamonds are beautiful when set this way, but we’re seeing more oval cut diamonds set sideways as well.
We can thank Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for this trend, as it’s been blowing up since the royal engagement ring was debuted. Three, similarly sized diamonds give a modern update to this simple and classic look.
This modern shape looks elegant and sleek at the same time and is perfect for the fashion forward lady. It looks great with white gold and rose gold, and you can elevate the bling with a pavé setting or leave the diamond alone for simplicity.
This subtle style is another trend that speaks to the romantic, no-fuss attitude many brides are valuing this year. It’s simple, not-too-perfect, and easy to wear.
The new trendy spin on split shank rings is having tow bands that run parallel to each other with a gemstone that separates them. It looks as if the stone is suspended in the air, giving a delicate touch.
This subdued style lets you run free with customization, whether it’s by using different types of gems or shapes. It’s perfect for the bride who is the opposite of flashy and veers towards the sophisticated.
This trend is perhaps the most Instagrammable one of the bunch and looks too gorgeous to pass up. Since you’re combining a few different bands, it takes a little more thought and curation. It’s about varying the shapes and styles of the bands, while keeping it beautifully cohesive with the same metal.
This trend isn’t minimal by any means, but it says that the wearer is interested in something stunning, yet more practically styled. It’s thick and glitzy enough to make a statement, though it still has a no-fuss attitude.
This trend is for the creative woman, as it combines different metals in the band and setting to create an incredibly interesting ring. This ring by Misahara Fine Jewelry also uses emeralds and a prong setting for a one-of-a-kind style.
Minimalist Round Cut
This trend is for the true minimalist who values the thought behind something, more than the extravagance. It’s very popular for those who want something pretty and romantic, but not over-the-top.
This traditional silhouette is coming back strong this year, and its classic beauty lends a vintage elegance to it. A cluster of round stones come together in a beautiful bloom.
Criss-cross rings are having a moment in everyday rings and engagement rings alike. The thin, flashy bands create a stunning illusion while holding the larger diamond in place.