7 Top Engagement Ring Trends 2018

1.       Oval and Pear Shapes

Oval and pear shapes are finally making a comeback becoming popular alternatives to round and emerald shapes. Both shapes are elegant and elongated which can make your fingers look more slender and dainty. Each stone is uniquely cut and shaped and brides can choose between rounder or more elongated shapes as they prefer.

 Oval Rings by New York private jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb 

Oval Rings by New York private jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb 

 

2.       Colored Gemstones

It’s probably no surprise that colored gemstones in bridal engagement rings are on the rise. Soon to be brides prefer unique, highly personalized options in their engagement rings, and colored gemstones are a variation of that. Blue and strawberry Sapphire, pink Morganite and green Emerald are some of the popular colored stones.

 Emerald Cut Emerald and Diamond Ring by Gemvara

Emerald Cut Emerald and Diamond Ring by Gemvara

3.       Stackable Rings

What is most fun about stackable rings is that you can mix and match metals and colors or even set the main center stones vertically or horizontally as you prefer. We have seen band colors ranging from the traditional gold and white gold to black or shades of pink with a rainbow of diamond and gemstone colors. Stackable rings are typically slightly lower priced and make the perfect unique engagement ring through mixing and matching metal colors and diamond shapes.

 Stackable Rings by Sophia Khan Inara Jewelry

Stackable Rings by Sophia Khan Inara Jewelry

4.       Rose Gold

Rose gold is romantic and feminine, which is why we're not surprised that it has remained popular and gained traction year by year. Brides can also opt to mix metals and have a rose gold band with a white gold head & prongs to showcase the diamond center stone in its best light.

 Rose Gold Pave Diamond Engagement Ring by Lindsey Scoggins, JCK

Rose Gold Pave Diamond Engagement Ring by Lindsey Scoggins, JCK

5.       Horizontal or East-West Settings

The latest engagement ring trend has been around for a while but is picking up momentum. What makes the setting different is how the stone sits – the diamond or center gemstone is placed horizontally on the band instead of vertically, hence East-West direction. You can get creative with all kinds of stone shapes and colors whether oval, pear or emerald cut, to make it unique.

  East-West engagement ring with split diamond band and emerald-cut center stone by Penny Preville, JCK

East-West engagement ring with split diamond band and emerald-cut center stone by Penny Preville, JCK

6.       Eternity Bands Engagement Rings

Lots of brides are starting to opt out of the traditional solitaire engagement ring setting and are selecting a chunky and sizable eternity band with larger stones. Eternity rings with baguettes, emerald cut and trillion stones are becoming increasingly popular as they can provide the bling of a bigger solitaire in a more flush setting.

 Gabby Large Rose Cut Diamond Eternity Band by Greenwich Jewelers

Gabby Large Rose Cut Diamond Eternity Band by Greenwich Jewelers

7.       Hidden Halo

The hidden halo is one of the top engagement ring trends to see coming up in 2018. Halo designs around center stones have always been popular; however, brides now want an understated way to specifically increase the look and size of the main center stone. With the hidden halo a delicate rim or halo is added around the center stone giving the ring a slightly fuller and larger appearance.

 Lepozzi Radiant Cut Two Tone Engagement Ring by Lauren B.

Lepozzi Radiant Cut Two Tone Engagement Ring by Lauren B.