If you are planning to pop the question this year or dreaming of what your future engagement ring will look like, here’s Keezing Kreations’ list of the hottest, newest and most popular upcoming engagement ring trends of the year.
1. Unique Cut Diamonds
Modern engagement ring trends have moved towards using pear-shaped and marquise cut diamonds as the center stone. While the rest of your friends settle for the most common round cut diamond why not do something different with a tapered cut diamond? These shapes are not only unique but they will also make your fingers appear slimmer.
2. Scallop and Pave Diamond Accents
There is a certain elegance and visual interest that comes with a scalloped band, which is also called French pave. The scallop design emphasizes the shimmer of the diamonds while downplaying how much metal is shown. The result is pure shimmer.
3. Rose Gold Engagement and Wedding Rings
Rose gold has definitely made a comeback as women are falling in love once again with its feminine quality. The rose gold color also flatters all skin tones. The rose gold engagement ring trend is being incorporated into all styles of engagement rings including vintage, modern, and halo engagement rings.
4. Three Stone Diamond Engagement Rings
At Keezing Kreations, we like to call these the “Bostonian Three Stone” where a stunning diamond is paired with perfectly matched diamonds on either site.
5. Split Shank Engagement Ring
The split shank is one of the latest engagement ring trends that gives the ring a more architectural or structured look. It also offers your jewelry designer more space to add diamonds and sparkle to the ring. How about combining two of the newest diamond engagement ring trends – the halo and the split shank – for something completely fabulous and cutting edge?
6. Embellished Side Views
It is still all about the center diamond in the engagement ring but more and more rings are following the trend of embellished and elaborate side views. This could be diamonds down the shank of the ring and or space to add accent stones, which is another trending engagement ring design of 2016.
7. Halo Engagement Rings with Mixed Metals
Diamond halo rings have been trending for a few years. This year, one of the top halo engagement ring trends is using mixing metals such as white gold, rose gold, and platinum.
8. Modern Halo Designs
Custom jewelry designers across the country are creating fresh new halo engagement ring designs by alternating patterns, shapes, and even colors. This creates visual interest while creating an illusion of the center diamond looking even larger than it is.
9. Diamond Engagement Rings with Accent Stones
One trend in engagement rings is using colorful accent stones such as sapphires or rubies. This is an ideal design for women who like the idea of a bright gemstone diamond engagement ring but do not want to commit to the colorful and bold center gemstone engagement trend. Incorporating gemstones into the band, halo, or side stones is a trending way to make the ring extra special.
10. Vintage Engagement Rings
The vintage engagement ring trend continues into 2016. Couples across the country are still captivated by the heirloom quality and flair of diamond engagement rings from the Victorian or Art Deco period.
11. Nature Inspired Engagement Rings
Many couples who love the outdoors are drawn to the gentle curves and delicate leaf and flower motifs of a nature engagement ring. Abstract and whimsical these engagement rings are one-of-a-kind.
If you are planning to get engaged this year and are looking for an on-trend engagement ring that is truly unique, call our Boston jewelry designers at 617-650-9934 or contact us online to arrange a consultation.
We’ll help you design your own ring at our jewelry store in Boston MA while staying within your budget.
Note: This list of top trends has been compiled based on what our expert jewelry designers see in the industry, what our customers are asking for, as well as The Knot’s list of engagement ring design trends.