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15 Popular Wedding Ring Trends

Take a sneak peek at the hottest engagement ring styles you can shop now—including rose gold, art deco designs and more.
by Shelley Brown
Engagement ring trends

If you’re a nontraditional bride or just want a unique engagement ring, there are plenty of options out there. From colorful center stones and vintage-inspired designs to dainty settings, we got the scoop on what’s hot right now in bridal jewelry. While a simple solitaire engagement ring may be a classic choice, you’re probably going to want to step out of the box once you see these one-of-a-kind dazzlers. Check out popular engagement ring trends you can shop now, below.

  1. Rose Gold

    ArtCarved rose gold engagement ring

    There’s a reason why this pink gold is making a huge comeback—the feminine rosy shade flatters all skin tones.

    Engagement ring by ArtCarved

  2. Sapphires

    Le Vian pink engagement ring

    If you’re considering a colorful center stone, you don’t have to go with a diamond—there are lots of other amazing options out there. Sapphires have been a favorite choice of the royals for years—after all, it’s hard to forget Kate Middleton’s gorgeous 12-carat sparkler. While sapphires come in basically every color, the blue ones in particular symbolize faithfulness and good luck. And, they’re almost as hard (read: durable and scratch-proof) as diamonds. What’s not to love about that?

    Engagement ring by Le Vian

  3. Morganite

    Effy morganite engagement ring

    If you’ve been lusting after a pink diamond but don’t have a hefty budget, morganite is a great option. This rosy form of beryl (the same mineral as emeralds and aquamarines) comes in an array of pastel pink hues but won’t break the bank, meaning you can splurge on a larger center stone.Engagement ring by Effy

  4. Diamond Alternatives

    Charles & Colvard engagement ring

    Even if you’re not a fan of colorful gems, that doesn’t mean you’re out of options where this budget tip is concerned. Moissanite, gray sapphires and white topaz all look similar to white diamonds but cost considerably less

    Engagement ring by Charles & Colvard

  5. Nature-Inspired Accents

    Parade Designs floral engagement ring

    Engagement rings are blooming right now with flowers, petals, vines and other natural motifs plucked straight from the garden. Leaf detailing adds whimsical detail to a classic setting.

    Engagement ring by Kirk Kara

  6. Vintage-Inspired Designs

    Simon G engagement ring

    Take a cue from vintage-inspired trends and consider a ring with Victorian or art deco flair. You can’t go wrong with an engagement ring with an heirloom quality—it’s both glamorous and timeless.

    Engagement ring by Simon G.

  7. Double Shanks

    Hearts On Fire split shank engagement ring

    What’s better than a band of diamonds? Multiple bands of diamonds. It’s twice as pretty and gives any engagement ring a more architectural, fashion-forward feel.

    Engagement ring by Hearts On Fire

  8. Three-Stone Rings

    Christopher Designs accents engagement ring

    Take a cue from Meghan Markle and opt for not one, but three diamonds. Also called a triology setting, the three stones historically represent a couple’s past, present and future.

    Engagement ring by Christopher Designs

  9. Delicate Settings

    Forevermark by Jade Trau engagement ring

    You don’t have to shell out for a giant diamond or an over-the-top setting to have a ring that makes an impact. A smaller center stone set in a simple setting feels perfectly dainty and feminine.

    Engagement ring by Forevermark by Jade Trau

  10. Hexagonal Halos

    Eva Fehren engagement ring

    Put a fresh twist on the classic halo (read: a ring of pavé diamonds that encircles the center stone) by choosing a more geometric take on this bridal standby. The sharp angles of a hexagonal halo feel instantly modern—while still making your center stone look larger.

    Engagement ring by Eva Fehren 

  11. East-West Settings

    Tacori Engagement Ring

    An emerald-cut diamond is already unique, but positioning it horizontally on the band (also called an east-west setting) makes it a total standout.

    Engagement ring by Tacori

  12. Pear-Shaped and Marquise-Cut Diamonds

    Slyvie Collection engagement ring

    A round-cut diamond may be the most popular center stone, but pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds are making a comeback. A huge plus about these tapered cuts? They instantly slim and elongate your fingers.

    Engagement ring by Sylvie Collection

  13. Two-Stone Rings

    Kwiat engagement ring

    This fashion-forward setting is all the rage right now. It feels less formal than a solitaire setting, but still makes more of a statement than just wearing a band. To really mix it up, opt for an open setting or one with two different diamond shapes—or both.

    Engagement ring by Kwiat

  14. Stacking Bands

    Erica Courtney stacking wedding bands

    Why are we so obsessed with the stackables trend? It’s totally customizable. Pile on as many bands as you want to represent different milestones—there are no rules where this cool-girl look is concerned. This unique design consists of two crown-shaped bands that fit together to form a larger ring. Wear them alone to show off the regal design or as a pair for a more ornate look.

    Wedding bands by Erica Courtney

  15. Twisted Settings

    David Yurman engagement ring

    If you’re a traditional bride looking for something slightly off the beaten path, a sleek, twisted band adds interest to a white metal setting but doesn’t distract from a gorgeous center stone.

    Engagement ring by David Yurman

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