Engagement Ring Trends Over the Years | GS Diamonds Blog
Engagement ring trends change every year. Wanna find out popular engagement ring trends over the years? Read this post to discover more.
Choosing the right engagement ring for your partner can often pose a challenge, especially when you have a wide cluster of choices. You can always pick a random diamond ring or aim for the classics.
But if you want to make your partner happy, you need to understand engagement ring trends before finalizing your choice.
So, we have gathered a list of new engagement ring trends to help you select the best gem for your partner. Let’s get right into it!
Top Engagement Ring Trend in 2021
When contemplating the best coloured stone to buy, why not limit your choices to the season?
Some rings gain more popularity, depending on the time of the year. And these seasonal trends often change to suit the current mood.
So, let’s go through some engagement ring season trends.
Winter — Classic solitaire ring
As the name suggests, this ring is a ‘classic’ choice for all seasons. However, it is especially suited for the winter period.
Solitaire engagement rings contain a ‘sole’ diamond (or precious stone) set in the piece of jewellery and mounted on the metal setting.
This simple but flashy design places the gem as the centrepiece, exuding timeless elegance and brilliance on the finger.
You can use the classic solitaire ring as an engagement ring, eternity band, wedding ring, or anniversary ring.
And most importantly, classic solitaire rings are less expensive than other engagement ring trends because they are simple.
Summer — Three-stone ring
As you might have guessed by the name, the three-stone ring contains three unique stones.
In some cultures, this ring category is called the <strong>Trinity Ring</strong> because it represents friendship, love, and fidelity. Sometimes, the triad refers to the couple’s past, present, and future.
The three-stone ring became popular when Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle with a Trinity ring from the royal heirloom.
So, if you want your partner to feel like royalty, get them a three-stone ring right away.
Spring — Halo ring
<a href="https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/engagement-rings/halo">Halo rings</a> now top the chart of <a href="https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/engagement-rings/">engagement ring</a> trends in 2021. These rings contain a coloured centre stone surrounded by a halo of diamonds (or other brilliant gems) called accent stones.
The accent stones can take the same shape as the centre stone, depending on the buyer’s choice of design. Alternatively, you can add extra glitz and sparkle by contrasting the shapes of the stones.
Springtime is the season of warmth, blossoming flowers, and radiant beauty. So, why not mark this special season with a halo ring?
Fall — Vintage rings
Fall is not the most popular engagement ring season, but this shouldn’t stop you from proposing to your partner anyway.
Use this opportunity to add some vintage style to your ring choice. You can never go wrong with <a href="https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/engagement-rings/vintage">vintage rings</a> because they combine that old-world elegance with a tangible air of royalty.
You can also consult experienced <a href="https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/">world-class jewellers</a> to help you choose a timeless antique ring.
Engagement ring trends through the years
Over the years, engagement ring trends have changed to suit the current times. But no ring has stood the test of time than the <a href="https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/sol-halo-diamond-engagement-ring_2280_e">cushion-cut halo white gold ring</a>.
The eye-catching ring features a <a href="https://www.gsdiamonds.com.au/engagement-rings/cushion">cushion-cut</a> pave-set diamond centre stone set in 14k white gold. The gem’s halo contains accent diamond rocks.
Irrespective of the gem’s colour and the stone’s setting, the halo white gold ring is perfect for every occasion.
Engagement ring trends by decade (2010-2019)
We have witnessed several engagement ring trends through the years, especially over the past decade. So, let’s check out some noteworthy European and Australian trends since 2010.
<strong>2010 — Sculptural Silhouettes</strong>
Sculptural silhouettes became popular in 2010, coming in several mesmerising shapes and geometric angles.
<strong>2011 — Classic Halo</strong>
As we discussed earlier, the halo ring is an evergreen engagement ring trend, but classic halo rings peaked in 2011.
<strong>2012 — Vintage Influence</strong>
The year 2012 saw a lot of throwbacks to vintage Art Deco styles in fashion. And this had a massive influence on the engagement ring fashion.
<strong>2013 — Nature-Inspired</strong>
In 2013, the dominant inspiration for most engagement ring designs was nature. Jewellers adopted floral patterns and organic lines in their designs to add that ‘earthy’ vibe to the gems.
<strong>2014 — Twisting Bands</strong>
After the nature-inspired craze came the era of twisted bands. This trend combined elements of organic lines and the symbolic representation of intertwined destinies.
<strong>2015 — Intricate Haloes</strong>
Haloes made a comeback in 2015, but this time, they came in more complex patterns and designs. Rings from this era have intricate detailing on the centre and accent stones.
<strong>2016 — Colourful Gemstones</strong>
Colourful gemstones like rubies and sapphire came to the fore alongside diamond gems. Rings from this period had a combination of diamonds with other exquisite precious stones.
<strong>2017 — Rose Gold</strong>
In 2017, the rose gold - halo diamond combo became the favourite go-to for couples. Remember that rose gold comes from yellow gold and copper, which added an extra element of royalty and pizzazz to the ring.
<strong>2018 — Pear and Oval Shapes</strong>
The year 2018 witnessed an increase in the production of pear- and oval-shaped diamond rings.
<strong>2019 — Three-Stone Designs</strong>
Just like we discussed earlier, Prince Harry’s proposal to Meghan sent shockwaves around the world. And as a result, most couples just couldn’t wait to seal their engagements with three-stone rings.
The world has always adapted to engagement ring trends over the years. You can also join this moving train by keeping up with current ring trends in showbiz and pop culture. Just take your time and choose the perfect ring for your partner, depending on season and personal preference.
Reading about some of the illustrious and oftentimes ludicrous stories surrounding the world’s favorite bling, it’s safe to say that the diamond ring has always been considered as the down payment on a marriage. And to think all of it stems from four words of an ingenious marketing campaign, "a diamond is forever".
Keeping the seriousness of the occasion, we have come up with a few tips that should help you make a final choice as for engagement ring style and design that will be closest to your partner’s personal taste and style.
Some ways in which you can modify it and upgrade its appearance without having to break the bank in the process.
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