7 Engagement Ring Trends You'll See in 2020

Take a sneak peek at the hottest engagement ring trends for 2020 you can shop now—including vintage settings, three stone engagement rings and the new "it" gemstone.
by Shelley Brown

Your engagement ring should be a reflection of your personal style. If you're a nontraditional bride or just want a standout sparkler, there's no shortage of fab engagement ring trends for 2020. From fashion-forward two-stone rings to vintage-inspired designs to innovative hidden halo settings, we got the scoop on what's hot right now. And, while a simple solitaire engagement ring may be a classic choice, you're probably going to want to step out of the box (ring box, that is!) once you see the one-of-a-kind, dazzling engagement ring trends 2020 has in store. Check out popular engagement ring trends you can shop now, below.

  1. fancy cut diamond engagement rings

    Fancy Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

    Oh you fancy huh? Defined as any diamond shape that isn’t round brilliant (aka the most popular diamond cut), these rocks come in all shapes and sizes, from the more mainstream emerald cut and oval shaped to the less expected marquise cut and heart shaped. We love this engagement ring trend of 2020 for two big reasons: It’s a more understated way to show some personality if you aren’t into experimental settings and alternative stones, and fancy-cut diamonds tend to be less expensive than round brilliant cut ones, since the demand for them is lower.

    Kwiat Marquise Diamond engagement ring, from $8,150, Kwiat.com

  2. emerald engagement ring

    Emerald Engagement Rings

    If you’re on the hunt for more unconventional bling, consider an emerald engagement ring. These vibrant green gemstones are associated with serenity and new beginnings—and are also just undeniably gorgeous. If that isn’t enough to get you hooked on the “it” stone of 2020, here’s another reason: There is a shade of emerald for almost every skin tone. If you have fair skin, a darker emerald hue makes your complexion look even milkier. If your coloring is olive, try a vibrant green emerald to brighten and bring out the golden undertones of your skin.

    Editor’s note: Since emeralds are softer than diamonds and generally have more inclusions (read: internal flaws), they also have more breaking points compared with other gemstones. But don’t let that deter you from wearing your emerald engagement ring on a daily basis. Just make sure to treat it with care, clean it regularly and avoid knocking it against hard surfaces. And, how you store and care for your pretty green sparkler is key. Keep it in a separate case from your other jewelry, and never use commercial cleaners or chemicals to polish it.

    Material Good Emerald ring, $37,800, materialgoodny.com

  3. vintage engagement ring

    Vintage Engagement Rings

    Take a cue from the engagement ring trends of bygone eras and consider a sparkler with Victorian or art deco flair. What sets these rings apart? It’s all in the details. Intricate touches like milgrain (a beaded metal pattern), filigree (metal wire details) and elaborate halos give this bling an antique feel. Whether you’re repurposing a family piece, shopping estate jewelry or opting for a new design with a vintage-inspired setting, you can't go wrong with an engagement ring with heirloom quality—it's both glamorous and timeless.

    Ashley Zhang Edith Asscher Cut engagement ring, $11,400, ashleyzhangjewelry.com

  4. rose cut diamond engagement ring

    Rose Cut Diamond Enagement Rings 

    Calling all old souls: This engagement ring trend is a true throwback. Popular in the 1500s, rose cut diamonds have a flat bottom and a domed top and resemble the shape of a rose bud. Since these antique diamonds are less faceted and lack the pavillion (read: the pointy bottom) of more complex cuts, their sparkle tends to look glassy and less brilliant than more modern options. Besides the obvious sentimental value of these old world sparklers, rose cut diamonds also  look larger than their actual carat weights due to their flat bottoms, meaning you get more bang for your buck.

    Rosey West Dew Drop Rose Cut Diamond Solitaire engagement ring, from $3,925, roseywest.com

  5. hidden halo engagement rings

    Hidden Halo Engagement Rings 

    Halo settings have been hot for years, but this new version offers a more understated take on an established engagement ring trend. A hidden halo is a setting where the sparkling halo of pavé diamonds sits just beneath the stone. Viewed from the top, the ring looks like a solitaire, but from the side, these intricate details up the glam factor. This 2020 engagement ring trend is perfect if you aren't ready to commit to a traditional halo, or are in the market for a solitaire setting with a little something extra.

    Michael M Engagement ring, from $5,710, michaelmcollection.com

  6. Two Stone Engagement Rings

    Also called Toi et Moi rings (that’s French for you and me), an engagement ring with two stones stands out from the crowd and and offers twice the bling—what’s not to love about that? Besides the megawatt shine they offer, Toi et Moi engagement rings also have a special meaning: The two gems that sit side by side or close to each other symbolize two souls becoming one. And while this style is one of our favorite 2020 engagement ring trends, it’s actually nothing new. Napoleon Bonaparte famously put them on the map when he proposed to Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 with a sapphire and diamond ring. More recently, Sebastian Bear-Mcclard popped the question to Emily Ratajkowski with a princess-cut and pear-shaped Toi et Moi ring.

    Ceremony Yasmin ring, from $4,900, ceremony.us

  7. three stone engagement ring

    Three Stone Engagement Rings

    Call it the Meghan Markle effect. Ever since the Duchess of Sussex debuted her cushion-cut diamond flanked by two round diamonds, this classic setting has been popping up everywhere. Similar to two stone rings, this uber-sparkly option is rich with symbolism. Also called a trilogy setting, the three stones historically represent friendship, love and fidelity, or, a couple's past, present and future. Another plus: It’s easy to put a custom twist on this setting by mixing up the combination of stone shapes and colors.

    DeBeers Classic Trio engagement ring, from $7,100, debeers.com

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