Trends in engagement rings change just as much as they do with clothes and other accessories. To make sure your ring stays ahead of the crowd and keeps up with the hottest styles, follow this essential guide to engagement ring fashions.
If you want to keep up with the latest fashions in engagement rings, then you need to keep an eye on what the A-list celebrities are sporting on their left hands. The fact that J-Lo’s infamous pink diamond ring was the most copied item of jewellery is testament to the influence that celebrity engagement rings can have on the styles to be seen with. Recent Hollywood engagements include Scarlett Johansson, Avril Lavigne, singer Fergie and Carmen Electra, who are all wearing different styles of engagement rings from small and subtle diamonds, to vintage styles and even a black diamond in the case of Electra.
Back in Time
One of the key fashions for engagement rings is the vintage style, as worn by countless celebrities. Madonna was a forerunner of this trend with her hand-engraved Edwardian-style ring. Modern jewellery designers are capitalising on this trend by adding geometric patterns, floral cutwork and milgrained edges to create filigree effects suitable for younger, feminine brides. Antique-cut diamonds are enjoying a revival, with the ‘pillow cut’ and ‘cushion-cut’ styles increasing in popularity. These were the hottest rings to have a century ago due to their rounded corners and large facets that increased sparkle in soft candlelight. Now these platinum engagement rings can give the wearer a lovely soft, feminine, romantic look, rather than being too fiery and flashy.