So you’ve met ‘the one’ and you’re ready to choose an engagement ring. It will be a symbol of your love and your impending marriage. And it's also something worn on a daily basis for decades to come. Classic styles like single solitaire rings will always be in style, but there are a few trends that are on the rise in 2017. Here are a few to consider when choosing your engagement ring.
Halo settings have gained popularity over the years. It’s easy to be mesmerized by them because they include a row of sparkling gems that help draw attention to the center stone. This year, the halo settings are taking a leap and becoming even more unique. You will see intricate designs, vintage options, and geometric styles. The most popular halo style will look more retro and antique.
Stacked rings have been popular for several years, but in 2017, they are becoming the trendy norm. Who doesn't like two rings stacked together instead of just one? Stacked rings allow a variety of styles to come together. There are standard solitaire rings that can be stacked with rows of diamonds and there are more intriguing geometric shapes that go with contoured bands.
When people marry, two become one. The romantic notion of a twisted band, forever entwining your love, is becoming very popular in 2017. The symbolism is stunning and the bands themselves can be described in the same manner. Intertwined bands look like two put together and wound around one another. The bands are often encrusted with diamonds, but they can also be metal, and feature a stone at the center.
Clusters of Stones
Pave Split Bands
Rose gold has a slight tinge of pink to it and really makes diamonds and other stones pop. Rings with rose gold settings will disappear from the shops fast because they stand out and are right on trend this year. Trends come and go; however, some couples like to choose a trend popular in the year of engagement. When doing so, the ring captures a meaningful point in time in the relationship and freezes that excitement. When looking back at the ring design, the trend evokes nostalgia. Other couples choose rings which are more classic in style. This timeless design may signify a lifetime commitment. Whichever style you choose, it’s more important that the journey and decisions leading to it are full of love and collaboration – just like the relationship is!