7 Engagement Ring Trends You'll See in 2022
Your engagement ring should be a reflection of your personal style. If you prefer a nontraditional ring or just want a standout sparkler, there's no shortage of fabulous engagement ring trends for 2022. From fashion-forward two-stone rings to vintage-inspired designs to the colored gemstone you'll be seeing on fingers everywhere, 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 ring box once you see the one-of-a-kind engagement ring trends 2022 has in store. Check out popular engagement ring trends you can shop now, below.
Statement Wedding Bands
We're predicting standalone bands will be hot in 2022 for a few reasons: They're gender neutral, they tend to be more affordable than classic bridal sets (depending on the style) and in these post-COVID times, they're easy to sanitize. The newest bands are bolder than ever, with diamond-encrusted, maximalist cigar bands, luxe signet rings and sparkly eternity bands that give the standard solid metal band a serious fashion upgrade. And, if you have your heart set on an elaborate band but also don't want to forgo an engagement ring with a center stone—you've still got options. We love the idea of wearing your engagement ring and wedding band on separate hands or fingers, or wearing your engagement ring on certain days and your band on others. TLDR; You don't have to stick to a traditional engagement ring and band if you're feeling a statement piece.
Carbon and Hyde Megaband ring, $8,510, CarbonandHyde.com
Anita Ko Three row diamond baguette coil ring, $7,350, AnitaKo.com
Sig Ward Jewelry Pear shaped diamond Gypsy ring, $6,640, SigWardJewelry.com
Harvey Owen Full Hex ring, Inquire for Pricing, HarveyOwen.com
Shahla Cluster Gap ring, $2,450, ShahlaKarimi.com
Oval Engagement Rings
Move over round cut diamonds—there's a new coveted center stone on the scene. According to The Knot 2021 Jewelry & Engagement Study, which surveyed over 5,000 recently-engaged couples, oval engagement rings are growing in popularity faster than any other diamond shape. Oval center stones are currently so trendy that they aren't just taking over social media feeds but also celebrity fingers. Although Blake Lively tends to get credit for starting the oval diamond engagement ring trend with her iconic 12-carat oval blush diamond solitaire set with a pavé band in 14k rose gold, this style is the go-to diamond shape choice of countless celebrities. From Kate Middleton's iconic oval sapphire and Katy Perry's oval ruby engagement ring to Hailey Baldwin and Ariana Grande's megawatt sparklers, oval-cut engagement rings are dominating wishlists everywhere.
De Beers Old Bond Street oval diamond engagement ring, Inquire for Pricing, DeBeers.com
Eva Fehren Undercover portrait cut oval engagement ring, Inquire for Pricing, EvaFehren..com
AARYAH Selene II oval yellow diamond engagement ring, $18,500, AARYAH.com
De Beers Forevermark Center of My Universe® Oval Halo engagement ring, from $4,250, Forevermark.com
Marisa Perry by Douglas Elliott The Double Love diamond solitaire ring, Inquire for Pricing, MarisaPerry.com
Emerald Engagement Rings
If you're on the hunt for a colorful bling, consider going green with an emerald engagement ring. These vibrant 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 2022, 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 less durable 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.
KatKim Emerald Trace engagement ring, $9,400, KatKimFineJewelry.com
Fred Leighton Cushion Colombian emerald and diamond ring, Inquire for Pricing, FredLeighton.com
Dana Bronfman X Muzo Emeralds East-West Marquise Agra Crown ring, $4,700, DanaBronfman.com
Greenwich St. Jewelers Ludlow emerald solitaire ring, $6,000, GreenwichJewelers.com
Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Soleste® emerald ring, $12,900, Tiffany.com
Vintage Engagement Rings
Take a cue from the engagement ring trends of bygone eras and consider a sparkler with vintage or antique 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 a standout 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.
Devereux Daphne ring, $3,100, DevereuxCollection.com
Ashley Zhang Vintage Art Deco old european cut green target ring, $10,000, AshleyZhangJewelry.com
Erstwhile Art Deco marquise diamond engagement ring, $31,000, ErstwhileJewelry.com
Single Stone Charlotte Old European cut diamond ring, $31,000, SingleStone.com
V. Barboné Bogard Asscher cut diamond engagement ring, $120,000, VictorBarbone.com
Rose Cut Diamond Engagement 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. Another fun fact? 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.
Grace Lee Oval rose-cut diamond octagonal bezel ring, $7,880, GraceLee.com
Erstwhile Always And rose cut diamond engagement ring, from $7,400, ErstwhileJewelry.com
Ashley Zhang Early Victorian rose cut diamond ring, $16,700, AshleyZhangJewelry.com
Sofia Zakia Paeonia rose cut diamond ring, $2,850, CatbirdNYC.com
Cathy Waterman Diamond Waves engagement ring, $14,680, TwistOnline.com
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 2022 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.
Jemma Wynne Despoke diamond and pear and emerald cut open ring, Inquire for Details, JemmaWynne.com
Aether Horizon double diamond ring, Inquire for Pricing, AetherDiamonds.com
Grace Lee Twin pear ring, $15,800, GraceLee.com
Lindsey Scoggins Endless Loop toi et moi ring, from $15,000, LindseyScoggins.com
Meadowlark Beloved toi et moi ring, $9,432, Meadlowlark.co
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.
Kwiat Engagement ring with three emerald cut diamonds, Inquire for Pricing, Kwiat.com
Verstolo Oval engagement ring, Inquire for Pricing, Verstolo.com
Jade Trau Sadie three stone ring, from $4,000, JadeTrau.com
Jean Dousset Chelsea three stone engagement ring, from $10,700, JeanDousset.com
Nicole Rose Sapphire and diamond engagement ring, Inquire for Pricing, NicoleRose.com