We saw a lot of commonalities when it came to engagement rings in 2018. Thin bands, low settings, and white metals were the top three requests we received when it came to designing an engagement ring last year. Based on a few of our recent engagement rings and industry trend experts, here are some trends we can expect to see in 2019’s engagement rings.
- Oval Center Diamond. We’re seeing more and more soon-to-be-brides lean towards oval diamonds for their engagement rings. Not only are these diamonds a unique choice for center gemstone, but they are also believed to make one’s finger appear longer and slimmer.
- Three Stone Rings. Thanks in large part to Meghan Markle’s engagement ring from Prince Harry, three stone rings have never been more popular. We created numerous three stone diamond engagement rings in 2018 and we don’t expect this trend to slow down anytime soon.
- Classic Solitaire Settings. Solitaire rings are popular for three main reasons. They’re simple, timeless, and affordable. Solitaire rings can accommodate any size/shape center gemstone and their simplicity draws all of the ring’s attention to the center gem.
- Pave Bands. Pave settings feature a cluster of small diamonds set in a ring with very little metal showing between each diamond. This gives the ring a sparkly appearance, but does so at a cost. Since there is less metal holding the diamonds in place, these precious gems are more likely to fall out.
- Double Bands. We’ve been receiving an increasing number of design requests for engagement rings that feature a double band. Two of the most popular styles include split shank and twisted shank engagement rings. The double band adds a unique touch to the engagement ring and can make the ring appear a little more significant.
- Genuine Diamonds. As lab-grown diamond prices continue to decline, many engagement ring purchasers are hesitant about selecting a lab-grown stone over the real deal for fear of being ripped off. As production costs decline and competition increases, the price of lab-grown diamonds will continue to drop, making them a risky choice for those hoping to one day trade in their engagement ring for an upgrade. Besides, the majority of soon-to-be brides prefer the authenticity of a real diamond over a diamond produced in a factory anyways.
If you’re ready to begin the engagement ring shopping/designing process, contact Kloiber Jewelers at 414-276-2457 or email@example.com to set up an appointment.