2020 brought a whole host of challenges, but one thing we know for sure, the ultimate expression of love was stronger than ever. And this year, we can see how the changes in our lives have also changed what individuals are looking for in their engagement ring. Here are some of the top styles for 2021!
Custom designed engagement rings have taken on a new-found popularity and 2021 proves to be no exception. People are looking for styles unique to them, but are also looking for very distinctive cuts and interesting settings.
Old European Cuts
Right now, we are seeing a resurgence in one of our favorites - engagement rings featuring old, European cuts. Because so many people were kept apart in 2020, young couples are looking to dig a little deeper in traditions and their legacy. Look for heirloom-inspired designs to be big in 2021 - especially if you're looking to create your own legacy!
Classic is Back
You can never go wrong with Classic styles, but this year, the expectation is that classic engagement rings will be big. People are gravitating toward more solitaire rings and 3-stone settings. What diamond shapes will we see? Rounds, ovals and cushion cuts answer that question, along with delicate platinum settings.
Horizontal Stone Placement
It’s the ultimate East meets West. And, a great way to highlight a traditional stone in an emerald, pear, or oval cut set in a horizontal position. We love the unique, modern twist on an otherwise classic-looking engagement ring.
Bands Taking Center Stage
Because many wedding celebrations have either been postponed or reduced in size, we’re seeing engagement ring seekers opting for a ring that includes a bigger band, or rings that provide a more two-in-one look.
Dainty Side Stones
Three-stone rings have definitely been on the rise, and Meghan Markle helped that trend stay alive and well. What are we seeing? Smaller side stones that are somewhat petite and dainty in keeping with modern flair.
Green with Envy
Rich, blue sapphires took the stage several years ago, but now we’re seeing emeralds replacing diamonds for a stunning look in engagement rings. Emeralds are always a classic, adding a pop of color with an elegant look. They sometimes provide the same impact as a diamond for a smaller price tag. However, a fine emerald can also be similar in cost to a diamond. Regardless, the look is fabulous and we’re all about this trend.
Mellow but Always Yellow
Yellow gold engagement ring settings are making a big comeback, and we’re expecting to see more and more brides-to-be choosing yellow gold over platinum and white gold. We don’t ever understand why it went out of style, because yellow gold is timeless. White gold will continue in popularity, but we are seeing a bit less in rose gold. In rings, yellow is the new black!