2021 Engagement Ring Trends
Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
in Engagement Rings.
We’re all ready to put the woes of 2020 behind us and start fresh in the New Year. But if there’s one major takeaway from the past year that we should carry into 2021, it’s making sure we never take our loved ones for granted. And for some couples, that means promising to spend the rest of their lives with each other. So if you’re thinking about getting down on one knee or dropping an engagement ring hint in the near future, you may want to consider these top engagement ring trends for 2021.
- Modern Halo Engagement Rings. After spending a few years off the radar, halo engagement rings are back, but with a twist. Today’s halos feature a mixture of fancy cut diamonds, including pears and marquises. These unique halos give the ring a feminine, floral or star-like appearance.
Modern Halo Engagement Ring
- Three-Stone Engagement Rings. Said to represent the couple’s past, present, and future, three-stone engagement rings are perfect for anyone looking for extra sparkle. While these rings may seem pretty straightforward, there’s actually a variety of different style options you can choose from to make the ring uniquely yours. Some couples choose to incorporate different-shaped diamonds into their three-stone engagement ring, with the center diamond being one shape and the two accent diamonds being another. Pear and trillion diamonds are two shapes we expect to be very popular accent diamonds in the upcoming year.
Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
- Vintage Engagement Rings. Whether repurposing an inherited ring or purchasing a new ring with a vintage-inspired design, many brides-to-be are preferring rings with a vintage or antique look. These rings typically feature a lot of detail, including milgrain edges and intricate designs, making them one-of-a-kind.
Vintage Engagement Ring
- Yellow Gold Engagement Rings. In 2019, about half of the engagement rings we created and sold were yellow or rose gold, with yellow accounting for about 35%. This was a sharp increase from previous years, where white colored metals were the preferred choice for engagement rings about 65-75% of the time. Yellow gold engagement rings don’t require as much maintenance as white gold since they don’t have to be re-plated with rhodium every few years. They’re also the most hypoallergenic of the three gold metals and offer a classic, luxurious look.
Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
- Oval Diamond Engagement Rings. Round diamonds still reign supreme when it comes to the center diamond shape for engagement rings. However, oval diamonds keep rising in popularity. These diamonds have a beautiful, elongated look that can make one’s finger appear slimmer. They can also appear larger than a round diamond of the same carat weight, since oval diamonds are cut in a manner that creates a larger surface diameter than round diamonds.
Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
- Engagement Rings Purchased from a Local, Independent Jewelry Store. While online shopping has definitely increased for many individuals over the past year, this hasn’t really been the case with engagement ring shoppers. Couples still prefer to visit a local jewelry store for a personalized shopping experience. More and more engagement ring shoppers are realizing the benefits of shopping for a ring in-person. It allows them the opportunity to compare several rings and gemstones at the same time, work directly with an experienced jeweler/diamond buyer, and establish a relationship for when the time comes for any after-sales services including ring sizing, gemstone tightening, cleaning, and polishing.
If you’re looking to make 2021 your best year yet and are hoping to get engaged, you can preview part of our engagement ring collection here. And if you have any questions about designing or selecting an engagement ring or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss all of your options, contact us at 414-276-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.