Ancient jewellery-making techniques continue to inform today's jewellery industry. New technology, however, has allowed craftsmen to go beyond the traditional. Classic round or princess-cut diamond shapes will never go out of style, but hot trends and innovative techniques are becoming more popular among couples searching for cutting-edge designs.
1. Halo of Diamonds
Gather round the sparkling and fiery hearth and witness a halo setting's brilliant display of light. A ring of glowing diamonds frames a dazzling center stone making it appear larger, one of its main selling points. Smaller and subtler halo settings are making a big splash as of late. Hidden halos allow the center diamond to rest atop the halo for a more complex look.
2. Vintage Designs
It's a bit ironic that vintage designs are trending, but they are for a good reason. Vintage rings prioritize meticulous craftsmanship, elaborate details, bold designs, and an undeniable air of romance. Vintage rings can range from ostentatious Victorian-style designs to angular art deco-inspired designs.
3. Simple Solitaires
Among the excitement of new jewellery trends, there's still a strong interest in the simple and classic solitaire ring. For those with an appreciation for minimalism and simplicity, a solitaire ring makes a loud statement in a small package. In the solitaire category, couples are opting for thinner bands and larger-than-life center stones.
4. Twist Bands
Twist bands feature an intertwined band, often with a romantic design element. Beyond the sleek appeal, twist bands represent the connection of two souls in love. Twist bands are bold, inspiring, and beautiful.
5. Stone Cluster
Stone clusters are becoming one of the more popular engagement ring style options available. Unlike halo settings, multiple-stone rings aren't restricted to a halo formation. Stone clusters can make up intricate designs and be composed of a variety of colored gemstones. A mix of gemstone shapes adds another unique element.
6. Side Stone Extravaganza
Side stones halfway or completely around your engagement ring can offer you an extra layer of brilliance and fire. Choose a single row of diamonds or multiple rows on a thicker band to get the right level of sparkle throughout.
7. Unique Diamond Shapes
Unique diamond shapes such as the marquise, pear-shaped, baguette, emerald, and radiant cuts are making a comeback among couples looking to get engaged. Unique diamond shapes stand out among the common round or princess cut engagement rings.
8. Colored Gemstones
For those who march to the beat of their own drum, colored gemstones provide them with a striking alternative to the conventional choice. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds, and more adorn simple and elaborate settings to create a bold and vibrant look.
9. Split Shank
The classic split shank design is trending due to its unique form. A split shank engagement ring splits as it reaches the center stone. Split shanks can be made up of a couple or a few strands leading up to the stone.
10. Custom Design
Start your own trend with a custom engagement ring. Choose your metal, gemstone, and style to meet your unique needs. Add a personal engraving to give it a personal touch. Custom ring options have become more affordable, allowing anyone to get the ring of their dreams.
Shop Trending Engagement Ring Styles at GMG Jewellers
GMG Jewellers has a wide selection of the most popular and trending engagement ring styles. Shop top-name designers like Coast Diamond, Noam Carver, Tacori, Michael M, and more. For more information, contact us at 306-665-8463 or visit our luxury jewellery store in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We'll be happy to help.