Engagement season is just a few short months away! If you’re thinking about dropping down on a knee to ask the love of your life to marry you, then there is no time like the present to begin shopping for the perfect diamond engagement ring. Perhaps your significant other has shared with you their dream ring, but if not, starting to shop for the perfect engagement ring can feel like a daunting task. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Clean Origin to share 5 engagement ring trends for this proposal season.
Yellow gold is making a comeback!
We never thought we would see the day, but we are so happy to hear that yellow gold is finally making a comeback. Yellow gold is a hallmark style that can work with both antique or modern designs. It is a great option for brides with olive or darker skin tones, however, it truly can be worn by anyone!
Bonus tip: Yellow gold also looks great next to either of the other two most popular metals — white and rose gold. This makes it easy to match if you tend to wear lots of jewelry or mix if you are planning to create a ring stack!
Halos are taking a backseat!
For a while, halo engagement rings were all the rage but they’re headed towards the backseat this year! Solitaires and minimalist rings are taking the wheel. A solitaire diamond ring is a timeless option and the perfect choice for those who want a showstopper to show off! The diamond on a solitaire ring will sparkle and stand out in a crowd.
Bonus tip: If you’re completely unsure what kind of ring your significant other wants, the solitaire is a safe choice.
Minimalist rings are stunningly simple and perfect for the modest bride-to-be. Luckily, by opting for a minimalist engagement ring, it does not mean you have to sacrifice style. In fact, the options are endless! And if your girl still wants a little bling, opt for a custom minimalist ring with small stones. We’re also in love with good ring stack and minimalist rings are the perfect candidate to build a stack from!
Ovals are rising to the top!
Not only are solitaire and minimalist engagement rings becoming more popular, but so are ovals! Oval engagement rings are traditionally seen in more vintage designs, however, more and more we are seeing them incorporated into modern designs. An oval engagement ring looks exceptionally beautiful with even more diamonds surrounding the center stone. The oval’s shape tends to accentuate long, slender fingers.
If your significant other wants a classic ring with a twist, then an oval is a safe choice!
Interest in lab-grown diamonds is growing more than ever!
Lab-grown diamonds are trending more than ever! Why? There are so many benefits to choosing a lab-grown diamond. One of the biggest reasons someone might opt for a lab-grown diamond is because of their sustainability. This is especially popular for Millennials and Gen-Zers. Lab-created diamonds are eco-friendly, ethically sourced, and competitively priced. You heard that right, lab-grown diamonds can be anywhere from 20-40% less expensive than mined diamonds.
The most commonly asked question regarding lab-grown diamonds is if they are real. You better believe it! The only thing that makes a lab-created diamond different from a natural diamond is its origin. A lab-created diamond is “grown” inside a lab using cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process. The result is a man-made diamond that is chemically, physically, and optically the same as those grown beneath the Earth’s surface. So there’s absolutely no reason not to consider a lab-created diamond in your selection process!
Custom rings are in!
Custom is such a fun route to go! The options are endless because you get to work with a jeweler to create something unique that represents the love you and your partner share. Custom engagement rings can range in price depending on the options you choose. If you’re even considering going with a custom engagement ring, we recommend starting the process sooner rather than later, as they might take extra time to complete
Whether you opt for a lab-created diamond, something custom, or a minimalist option we cannot wait to see your proposal! Be sure to tag @rockymtnbride in your engagement moment for a chance to be featured on #FrostingFriday!
Ready to start shopping? Check out Clean Origin and all of the stunning rings they offer!