6 Popular Engagement Ring Styles that will Dominate 2020
Welcome to 2020. There’s no better way to start a new decade than with a romantic proposal. But knowing where to start can be overwhelming. The dawn of a new decade offers so much potential, however, it can be difficult to evaluate which trends will rise to popularity in the 2020s. On a wide scale, vintage looks, intimate details and unique twists on classic looks drove engagement ring design in 2019. We can expect many of these broad-scale trends to continue to impact popular aesthetics when it comes to engagement rings as we enter 2020 and the new decade.
Here are 6 styles that are certain to dominate the new decade
Nothing evokes a sense of romance quite like vintage styles.
Antique rings often feature highly intricate and ornate details. And it’s easy
to understand why vintage rings are so popular. These vintage looks offer a sense of romance
and elegance. Plus, their vintage style gives the ring a timeless appeal that
will fit in with any time period past, present or future.
Vintage styles span a number of eras, from the Victorian era, through the art deco era, so the style offers a vast number of styles to choose from, ensuring that you can find a style that is your perfect fit.
An estimated 70% of all diamonds sold throughout history have featured round diamonds. Nevertheless, fancy shapes (any shape other than round diamonds) topped ring trends in 2019, as demand for pear shapes and marquise-shaped diamonds surged.
We are confident that popularity for this trend will continue in 2020 and grow into the new decade. Consumer preferences have been increasingly shifting towards oval diamonds in the early 2020s. We have also seen increased interest in emerald-cut diamonds. And with the renaissance of art deco, we can also anticipate a resurgence of art deco fave, asscher cut diamonds.
Out with the old and in with the new. Couples are putting their own twist on classic engagement rings. We’ve seen a distinct lift in interest for colorful center stones, and a shift away from white engagement rings in favor of rose and yellow gold. This trend is likely to continue to grow as we enter the new decade
Solitaires are a fundamentally classic style, so this is not so much a trend in itself, but it does indicate the end of an era.
Halos have dominated engagement rings for the past decade, however, in 2019 we’ve seen a shift toward solitaire style rings. Although halos will always remain popular, the era of ubiquitous halos is drawing to a close. We expect that this shift will continue into 2020, as more brides gravitate to solitaire style engagement rings. Likewise, we will also likely see a turn towards thin bands with a bold center stone.
Nevertheless, halo engagement rings won’t be forgotten entirely. Subtle, hidden halos have gained popularity over the past year. We expect that this trend will explode as we enter the new decade.
Whether paired with an engagement ring or worn on their own, we’ve also seen a push towards dazzling wedding bands. These rings bring drama and bold design to any engagement ring. This trend is likely to persist