Engagement rings are very personal pieces of jewelry, and for many they carry even more value than the following wedding ring. The wedding ring is, of course, an important piece. But the engagement ring symbolizes the the beginning of something, a promise of good things to come at a time in a relationship where romance is burning very bright. Whether you love the look of antique platinum engagement rings or the Duchesses stunning sapphire, there’s no shortage of fantastic, romantic engagement ring designs out there, from earth to elegant and back again.Here’s a selection of recently trending, hot engagement ring designs to help spark your imagination!
Also known as “east-west” settings, a horizontally set stone is eye-catching and actually makes the stone look larger.
Set the tone of something blooming by adding vines, flowers, cascading buds or petals to the stone setting.
Colored stones are rising in popularity, so don’t discount the thought of using an emerald gemstone or rich colored ruby. And don’t forget that sapphires can be had in blue, yellow and orange. If you’re going all out, however, you may want to consider a yellow or pink diamond for an unforgettable impression.
Halo settings have retained popularity with engagement rings a while now, but the double-halo is a plenty striking new spin on it: two tiers, double the dazzle!
White gold, yellow gold, rose gold… platinum — can’t decide? Mix your metals with a multi-banded design that looks really modern.
Many gals daydream of what their engagement ring will look like from childhood onward: antique platinum engagement rings, art deco vintage engagement rings, antique diamond engagement rings, lattice style engagement rings, and so on. Many of these visions are informed by what their mother’s or grandmother’s wore, i.e., an association with tradition and someone else’s successful union. While there are many beautiful sentiments attached to those notions, don’t let that stop you from investigating current trends in engagement jewelry – you might surprise yourself.