17 Popular Wedding Ring Trends

Take a sneak peek at the hottest engagement ring styles you can shop now—from rose gold to art deco designs and more.
by Shelley Brown
Engagement ring trends

If you're a nontraditional bride or just want a unique engagement ring, there are plenty of options out there. From colorful center stones and vintage-inspired designs to mixed metal settings, we got the scoop on what's hot right now in bridal jewelry. A simple solitaire engagement ring may be a classic choice, but you're probably going to want to step out of the box once you see these one-of-a-kind dazzlers. Check out popular engagement ring trends you can shop now, below.

  1. Rose Gold

    ArtCarved rose gold engagement ring

    There's a reason why this pink gold is making a huge comeback—the feminine rosy shade flatters all skin tones.

    Engagement ring by ArtCarved

  2. Colorful Diamonds

    Christopher Designs yellow diamond engagement ring

    If you're looking to go the nontraditional route, a colorful diamond is a beautiful choice. Fancy-hued diamonds, like yellow and pink, stand out from the crowd without feeling too over the top. If you want to make a bolder statement, try an ultra-modern chocolate or black diamond.

    Engagement ring by Christopher Designs

  3. Colorful Gems

    Coast Diamond pink engagement ring

    If you're considering a colorful center stone, you don't have to go with a diamond—there are lots of other amazing options out there. Sapphires are great alternatives to yellow and pink diamonds, and rubies and emeralds give off an instant vintage vibe. Another thought: A stone with multidimensional color, like alexandrite, creates a cool color-change effect.

    Engagement ring by Coast Diamond

  4. Floral Accents

    Parade Designs floral engagement ring

    Engagement rings are blooming right now with flowers, petals, vines and other details plucked straight from the garden. A floral-inspired halo adds a whimiscal touch to this feminine ring.

    Engagement ring by Parade Designs

  5. Square Bands

    Rahaminov Forevermark double halo engagement ring

    Not only are engagement rings with square bands totally sleek, they're also more comfortable than round bands. Square edges won't pinch or constrict your fingers.

    Engagement ring by Supreme Jewelry

  6. Vintage-Inspired Designs

    Jacke Kelege engagement ring

    Take a cue from vintage-inspired trends and consider a ring with Victorian or art deco flair. You can't go wrong with an engagement ring with an heirloom quality—it's both glamorous and timeless.

    Engagement ring by Jack Kelege

  7. Scrollwork Settings

    Kirk Kara sapphire accents engagement ring

    More organic looking than a traditional, vintage-inspired ring, an ornate setting with scrollwork (or flourishes that resemble scrolls) has a playful, one-of-a-kind feel.

    Engagement ring by Kirk Kara

  8. Elaborate Side Views

    Scott Kay engagement ring

    Intricate details on the sides of your band mean your ring will look amazing from all angles. We love the chain-link effect of this setting—it symbolizes the eternal bond of marriage (and looks modern).

    Engagement ring by Scott Kay

  9. Pear-Shaped and Marquise-Cut Diamonds

    Uneek engagement ring

    A round-cut diamond may be the most popular center stone, but pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds are making a comeback. A huge plus about these tapered cuts? They instantly slim and elongate your fingers.

    Engagement ring by Uneek Jewelry

  10. Double Shanks

    Danhov split shank engagement ring

    What's better than a band of diamonds? Multiple bands of diamonds. It's twice as pretty and gives any engagement ring a more architectural, fashion-forward feel.

    Engagement ring by Danhov

  11. Mixed Metal Halos

    Simon G engagement ring

    Can't decide if you want yellow gold, rose gold or platinum? No problem—just mix and match them all. A yellow gold halo gives a white gold engagement ring an of-the-moment upgrade. Bonus: Halos make your center stone look even larger.

    Engagement ring by Simon G.

  12. Mixed Metal Prongs

    Daviani yellow diamond engagement ring with gold prongs

    Mixed metal prongs (or prongs that are a different metal than the rest of your engagement ring) can create a more seamless look with colorful center stones and are a simple way to mix up your engagement ring setting. Opt for yellow gold prongs with a yellow center stone, or rose gold to play up a pink one.

    Engagement ring by Daviani

  13. Stacking Bands

    Erica Courtney stacking wedding bands

    Why are we so obsessed with the stackables trend? It's totally customizable. Pile on as many bands as you want to represent different milestones—there are no rules where this cool-girl look is concerned. This unique design consists of two crown-shaped bands that fit together to form a larger ring. Wear them alone to show off the regal design or as a pair for a more ornate look.

    Wedding bands by Erica Courtney

  14. Twisted Bands

    engagement ring by A. Jaffe

    Whether you opt for a twisted shank on your engagement ring or go for a twisted band to complement a simpler setting, this trend gives your ring interesting dimension.

    Wedding band by A. Jaffe

  15. Delicate Settings

    Tacori engagement ring

    You don't have to shell out for a giant diamond or an over-the-top setting to have a ring that makes an impact. A smaller center stone set in a simple setting feels perfectly dainty and feminine.

    Engagement ring by Tacori

  16. Bows

    True Knots engagement ring with bows

    Sophisticated bows add just enough girly flourish to an engagement ring without being too kitschy. Go with a complementary band for an ornate look.

    Engagement ring by True Knots

  17. East-West Settings

    Sylvie Collection Engagement Ring

    An oval-cut diamond is already unique, but positioning it horizontally on the band (also called an east-west setting) makes it a standout.

    Engagement ring by Sylvie Collection

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