As we approach the end of the year, it's time to take a look at the engagement ring styles of 2023 so far. Whether you're planning to pop the question soon or simply love keeping up with the latest trends, these engagement ring styles are worth knowing about.
1. Vintage-inspired Rings
One of the biggest trends for 2023 is the resurgence of vintage-inspired engagement rings. These rings often feature intricate details, such as engraved designs and/or milgrain edges, adding a touch of vintage charm. Vintage inspired rings are perfect for anyone who appreciate timeless elegance and wants a ring that stands out from the crowd but doesn't come across as a brand new trending style.
2. Coloured Gemstones
Long gone are the days when diamonds were the only choice for engagement rings. In 2023, coloured gemstones are making a big appearance. From vibrant blue sapphires to rich red rubies, these gemstones add a pop of colour and personality to your engagement ring. They are a great option for those who want to break away from tradition and make a statement.
3. Unique Diamond Shapes
While round brilliant-cut diamonds have always been popular, 2023 is all about different diamond shapes. From oval and pear-shaped diamonds to marquise and emerald-cut diamonds, these less conventional shapes are quickly gaining popularity among modern brides-to-be. Many love them for their elongated look, creating the illusion of longer fingers, and some shapes even give the appearance of a bigger stone. They offer a fresh and distinctive look that is sure to turn heads. The Emerald-cut is especially popular for it's mesmerising look of staring into endless mirrors, offering an alternative appearance to that of the typical sparkle.
4. Larger Stones
Now that diamonds are more accessible and lab diamond engagement rings the norm for a proposal, bigger stones are being sought after. A larger centre stone can give the look of luxury to the wearer and make a bigger statement overall. The larger the diamond, the more it will catch the light and sparkle, creating a dazzling display. having a larger stone also allows you to showcase the quality of the stone more so, being easier to see the cut, clarity, and colour when you increase the carats.
5. Mixed Metal Bands
Another trend that is set to dominate the engagement ring scene is mixed metal bands. Instead of sticking to a single metal, such as gold or platinum, couples are opting for rings with bands that combine different metals. This trend adds visual interest and allows for more versatility when it comes to pairing the ring with other jewellery. Some are choosing to do this by having an engagement ring in another coloured metal to their wedding band and some are creating bespoke mixed metal engagement rings to really personalise it to their style
As we begin to look ahead to 2024, these engagement ring styles are set to make a big impact. Whether you're drawn to vintage-inspired rings, colored gemstones, unique diamond shapes, mixed metal bands, or minimalist designs, there's a trend to suit every taste and style. Remember, the most important thing is to choose a ring that reflects your personal style and symbolises your love and commitment. Shop our lab grown diamond engagement rings or book an appointment to create your bespoke ring with an expert jeweller.