Show them your ring!
Our roundup of what’s trending in wedding and engagement ring styles.
DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING: BIJOUTERIE ITALIENNE Written by: Let’s Get Married Editor Updated on 03/04/23
Play Solitaire. Two are not better than one when it comes to this on-trend look! The classic solitaire, with one perfect stone the star, is back in a big way. Brides with a chicly minimalist style will adore its elegant simplicity. The most sought-after rings will display a sparkling multi-faceted diamond on a plain band or one lined with a discreet sprinkling of pave diamonds.
Better in Threes. When Meghan Markle opted for a side-stone engagement ring, a mega-trend was born. Look for one larger diamond stage centre, flanked by two smaller stones. The three are said to represent a couple’s past, present and future. A dazzling array of variations on the theme awaits this year, perhaps featuring a non-traditional band or cut of diamond.
A Cut Above. Fancy-cut diamonds—what insiders call any shape that is not round—are in demand thanks to many celebrities. Look for elongated pear shapes or oval diamonds like the one Justin Beiber gave Hailey. The hottest trend is for emerald-cut stones, a rectangular shape seen on the ring fingers of celebrities such as JLo and Beyoncé.
Gorgeous Georgian. Retro-looking brides draw inspiration from Downton Abbey. Set in the Georgian era, engagement ring looks feature geometrically cut diamonds with ornate borders that may include other gemstones or pearls. Modern jewelers are putting a fresh spin on the trend, with the re-emergence of the rose cut diamond and cluster settings.
Multi Magic. A hot trend in jewellery involves “stacking,” or placing two, three or more bands together. Brides like it because it gives a chance to change the look of their wedding bands, perhaps mixing in an artistic or unusual cut of band. What’s newest: multi-stone bands, lined with stones of varying type, cut and colour to create highly original rings.
Hue New. Unconventional brides are opting for brilliant gemstones, whether as a centre stone or colourful accent. Most sought-after are vibrant emeralds or purple or blue sapphires. Most who take this route will prefer to add them as side stones or on pave bands. Not ready to ditch the diamond? They also come in a range of trendy shades of blue, pink and green.