The Biggest Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

You’re about to see these everywhere.
by Sophie Ross
2019 engagement ring trends

The new year is quickly approaching, so naturally, we’re already starting to scope out all the wedding trends we can expect to see in 2019.

And when it comes to bling, our friends at Brilliant Earth have helped us narrow down the emerging engagement ring styles we’ll see everywhere next year. Check them out below.

  1. Fancy-Shaped Diamonds

    Fancy-Shaped Diamonds 2019 engagement ring trend

    No, it’s not just you: Pear, oval and cushion diamonds have been extra popular in the past year—namely among celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Cardi B, Karlie Kloss, Hailey Bieber and more. Expect to see lots of these out-of-the-box, non-round rings in 2019 too.

  2. Gallery Detailing

    Gallery Detailing 2019 engagement ring trends

    Sometimes, it’s the little things. Go for a beautiful hidden touch to add something special to an otherwise understated or classic ring, like an accented gallery or surprise diamond detailing—it’s the perfect way to set your ring apart from the crowd.

  3. Contemporary Three-Stone Rings

    Contemporary Three-Stone Rings 2019 engagement ring trends

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might be to thank for this trend. As the name implies, a three-stone ring boasts a center gem accented by two diamonds or gemstones on either side (said to represent a couple’s past, present and future). In 2019, we predict an updated, contemporary spin on the trend, with fancy-shaped diamonds and unique accent gemstones like baguettes, trillions and pears featuring elegant, thin bands.

  4. Yellow Gold

    Yellow Gold 2019 engagement ring trends

    Speaking of Meghan Markle’s ring, yellow gold is (officially) on the rise for 2019. The lustrous metal works with both with diamonds and colorful gemstones, and complements just about every type of setting, including classic, vintage and modern.

  5. Stacked and Nested Rings

    Stacked and Nested Rings 2019 engagement ring trends

    It’s official: We’re obsessed with a well-curated stack of rings. Adding multiple wedding bands has become increasingly popular, and now, brands (Brilliant Earth included) are designing stunning, individual styles that have a “stacked look.” This is a trend we don’t see going away anytime soon.

  6. Delicate and Distinctive Halos

    Delicate and Distinctive Halos 2019 engagement ring trends

    Halos will always be popular—after all, they tend to make a center diamond appear larger. But in 2019, we’ll see couples getting more and more creative with their halo design, and choosing distinctive shapes and delicate details rather than cushion halos and the like.

  7. Asymmetric Designs

    Asymmetric Designs 2019 engagement ring trends

    No, an asymmetrical ring doesn’t have to be totally out-there (like Emily Ratajkowski’s gorgeous two-stone stunner). Instead, couples are going for rings with subtle, delicate asymmetrical touches that show off their individuality.

  8. Lab Diamonds

    Lab Diamonds 2019 engagement ring trends

    Lab-grown diamonds are on the rise, especially with millennials. FYI, lab-created diamonds are sustainable, eco-conscious and result in minimal environmental impact (since they don’t require mining). More jewelry brands than ever are offering to design rings with lab-grown diamonds as the center stone, and we’re looking forward to seeing this trend continue to take off in 2019.  

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