Your engagement ring should be a reflection of your personal style. If you’re a non-traditional bride or just want to stand out there’s no shortage of fabulous engagement ring trends for 2020. From fashion-forward two-stone rings to vintage-inspired designs let’s take a look:
Fancy Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
Defined as any diamond shape that isn’t round brilliant (which is 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.
Emerald Engagement Rings
If you want something more unconventional, consider an emerald engagement ring. These incredible green gemstones are associated with serenity and new beginnings—and are also just 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 colouring is olive, try a vibrant green emerald to brighten and bring out the golden undertones of your skin.
Vintage Engagement Rings
Take some tips from the engagement ring trends of bygone eras and consider something with Victorian or art deco flair. What sets these rings apart? 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 designer jewellery 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.
Rose Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
Calling all old souls! 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 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 rings, rose cut diamonds also look larger than their actual carat weights due to their flat bottoms, meaning you get more bang for your buck.
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.
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 sparkle? 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 symbolise two souls becoming one. And while this style is one of our favourite 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.
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 ring 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 colours.
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