A diamond or gemstone engagement ring is so much more than a sparkly show of love to stare at on your finger. It’s a true symbol of promise and, with that in mind, it should reflect your character to a tee. Whether you’re more of an oval-cut sapphire in a platinum ring setting or you prefer an emerald-cut diamond in traditional yellow gold, it call comes down to your preferred style.
Fortunately, 2018 has a wide range of gorgeous engagement ring styles to go gaga over and we can help you source your exact requirements. This year, there are some ring trends that go way beyond the traditional designs and others take classic cuts and give them a simply sensational twist.
TOP ENGAGEMENT RING TRENDS FOR 2018
Let’s take a closer look and some of the top engagement ring trends for 2018.
1. The Oval Cut
There is something magical about an oval cut engagement ring, particularly when it’s set within a thin, classic band. In fact, this is a cut that can look somewhat vintage when set in rose gold or gold. While we’re seeing more celebrities setting the bar pretty high this year with gorgeous oval cut diamonds, we think you’ll be seeing even more on fingers everywhere this engagement ring season.
2. Coloured Gems
Just like the way rose gold has grown in popularity, some coloured gemstones are rising to the top of wish lists around the world, and they’re a great way to mix up classic engagement ring styles.
3. Rose Gold
There’s no denying that rose gold offers a romantic hue, and it’s been featuring more and more amongst the beauty and fashionistas on our globe. It’s just such an appealing metal. Rose gold started out as a popular choice for fashion-forward ladies on the red carpet but we’re seeing it become the number one choice for many soon-to-be brides.
4. East-West Settings
With more and more brides wanting something classic yet unique, east-west settings are becoming more popular. Emerald cut diamonds are beautiful when set like this, but we’re also noticing more oval cut stones set sideways, too.
5. Triple Stone
Thanks to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the triple stone trend has really taken off – especially since it debuted at the royal engagement photo shoot. Three diamonds of similar size give a really modern look to something so very classic and simple.
6. Pear Shape
Pear shape diamonds are a modern look that’s sleek and elegant, not to mention ideal for fashion-forward brides-to-be. A pear shape diamond looks sensational with both white gold and rose gold, and you can elevate the bling by adding a pave setting or keep it simple by leaving the diamond alone. Check out The Diamond Jewellery Studio in Brisbane for beautiful ideas.
7. Clustered Band
This is a somewhat subtle style that really speaks to the romantic, fuss-free attitude of many ladies we’re seeing. It’s a simple, not-quite-perfect and very easy to wear style.
These are just some of the stunning trends making the list for 2018.
*this article is published in partnership with mediabuzzer