17 Popular Engagement Ring Trends

Ring designers clued us in on the hottest new engagement ring styles.
  1. If you're a nontraditional bride or you just want a unique engagement ring, there are plenty of options out there. From colorful center stones 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 (and safe) choice, but you're going to want to think out of the box once you see these one-of-a-kind dazzlers.

    Check out 17 popular engagement ring trends you can shop now, below.

  2. Engagement Ring Trend 1: Floral Accents

    Jeff Cooper Designs floral engagement ring

    Engagement rings are blooming right now with flowers, petals, vines and other details plucked straight from the garden. Diamond vines climbing up the band add a whimiscal touch to this feminine ring.

    Engagement ring by Parade Design

  3. Engagement Ring Trend 2: Colorful Diamonds

    Henri Daussi yellow diamond engagement ring

    If you're looking to go the nontraditional route, a colorful diamond is a beautiful choice. Fancy colored 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 Henri Daussi

  4. Engagement Ring Trend 3: Colorful Gems

    Coast Diamond colorful 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

  5. Engagement Ring Trend 4: 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. Engagement Ring Trend 5: Mixed Metal Halos

    Uneek mixed metal engagement ring

    Can't decide if you want yellow gold, rose gold or platinum? No problem—just mix and match them all! An intricate rose gold halo gives a white gold engagement ring an of-the-moment upgrade.

    Engagement ring by Uneek Fine Jewelry

  7. Engagement Ring Trend 6: Colorful Accent Stones

    Kirk Kara sapphire accents engagement ring

    If you aren't ready to commit to a colorful center stone but still want your engagement ring to feel special, consider a setting with colorful accent stones. Fancy diamonds or sapphires just on the band give a solitaire ring a more vibrant feel.

    Engagement ring by Kirk Kara

  8. Engagement Ring Trend 7: Vintage Designs

    Timeless Designs art deco engagement ring

    Take a cue from vintage-inspired trends and consider an engagement ring with Victorian or Art Deco flair. You can't go wrong with engagement rings with an heirloom quality—they're both glamorous and timeless.

    Engagement ring by Timeless Designs

  9. Engagement Ring Trend 8: Rose Gold

    Tacori 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 Tacori

  10. Engagement Ring Trend 9: Elaborate Side Views

    Erica Courtney side detail engagement ring

    Intricate details on the sides of your band mean your ring will look amazing from all angles. For a more personalized feel, consider a monogrammed side setting—it's a sentimental touch that won't be too obvious.

    Engagement ring by Erica Courtney

  11. Engagement Ring Trend 10: Three Stone Settings

    Danhov engagement ring with three stone setting

    Three-stone settings are the perfect combination of sparkle and symbolism. Also known as trinity or trilogy rings, their three diamonds often represent the past, present and future.

    Engagement ring by Danhov

  12. Engagement Ring Trend 11: Pear and Marquise-Cut Diamonds

    Gottlieb & Sons rose gold engagement ring

    A round-cut diamond may be the most popular center stone, but pear 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 Gottlieb & Sons

  13. Engagement Ring Trend 12: Split Shank

    Sylvie Collection split shank engagement ring

    What's better than a band of diamonds? A pavé band that splits into two. It's twice as pretty and gives any engagement ring a more architectural feel.

    Engagement ring by Sylvie Collection

  14. Engagement Ring Trend 13: Marquise Accent Stones

    Natalie K yellow gold engagement ring

    If you're feeling especially brave and looking for an engagement ring that's fashion-forward, consider one with several marquise-cut accent stones. This one-of-a-kind look is sure to set you apart from other brides.

    Engagement ring by Natalie K.

  15. Engagement Ring Trend 14: Modern Halos

    Gumuchain rose gold engagement ring

    Put a new spin on the classic diamond halo engagement ring with diamonds in alternating shapes or colors. The best thing about halos? They make your center stone look even larger.

    Engagement ring by Gumuchian

  16. Engagement Ring Trend 15: 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

  17. Engagement Ring Trend 16: Meaningful Details

    Heather B Moore engagement ring with hidden scroll

    You can always have your engagement ring engraved, but we also love the idea of a more secret sentimental quality. This unique ring pops open to reveal a handwritten note. Customize it with your favorite quote, poem or a love letter from your fiancé.

    Engagement ring by Heather B. Moore

  18. Engagement Ring Trend 17: 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 a totally ornate look.

    Engagement ring by True Knots


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