In the fields of fashion and culture, a trend is a fascinating cultural phenomenon to observe. When something is suddenly considered "trendy," it is not always immediately obvious and understandable why this is the case; other times (leggings as pants? ), we are left scratching our heads in bewilderment. In the world of bridal, trends have a tendency to emerge somewhat more slowly than in other markets. This is a blessing because no one wants their engagement rings to go out of style when they've barely celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Let's not waste any time and get straight to the trends that are currently sweeping the bridal industry and that we anticipate will remain popular well into the 2022s.
Get the skinny on thin bands
Thin, delicate, plain or diamond-encrusted bands emerged a few years ago and quickly flooded social media. "Whisper" thin bands have consumed many bridal designers' advertising campaigns. Why go? Bigger diamonds are better, right? The thin band and large center stone work beautifully together to draw attention to the stone. Contrasting scales make the center stone pop and appear larger. For stability and durability, we recommend a 1.8 mm width. Too-thin bands can crack, bend, or lose shape over time. This is crucial for active women. Thin fingers and small hands pull off this look best, while bigger hands may look lost or too small. This design looks best with a wider wedding band, double or triple the width of the engagement ring.
Make the Center Stone Lengthy (Ovals, Pears, Emerald Cuts)
Oval, pear, or emerald-cut center stones are excellent choices for engagement rings because of their obvious advantages. These shapes not only give the illusion of longer and more slender fingers, but they also appear larger than rounds of the same carat weight! While emerald cuts exude sophistication and old-world glamour, the oval shape has been the most popular for brides in recent years.
Chevron or "V" Engagement ring
Chevron engagement rings are easily recognizable because they take the form of a distinct V when worn on the finger. These rings are best suited for ladies who appreciate a romantic, quirky, and delicate aesthetic because of their delicate appearance and trend-setting nature. The most effective way to wear a ring of this kind is so that it points in an arrow-like fashion down towards the tip of your finger.
Solitaires are timeless. Their popularity stems from their simplicity and ability to highlight the center stone. The band or shank can date the ring. In the 90s, wider was preferred for a modern, masculine look. Thinner, more delicate bands, whether plain and rounded or set with pave diamonds, feel most modern and fresh today.
Solitaires look good on everyone, and the setting is cheap, so you can invest in the 4Cs. Solitaires are easy to layer with your wedding band and anniversary band to create a bridal stack.
A Fine Vintage
Vintage-inspired engagement rings remain popular. These timeless rings have character, soulful elegance, and charm.
A vintage inspired engagement ring looks unique and exudes romance, whether it's the idea of having a family heirloom or the belief that an engagement ring should have character and old world charm. Today's vintage-inspired rings strike the perfect balance between antiquity and modernity, look fresh, and come in rose, yellow, white, and platinum gold.
A Rosy Outlook
Rose gold engagement rings are a modern, romantic metal choice. Rose gold dates to the early 1800s. It's become more popular among brides who want a modern, romantic ring with feminine charm. Rose gold feels new in vintage, floral, and modern designs.
The number three is fortunate
Meghan Markle boosted demand for three-stone engagement rings.
The classic choice is a round center stone with round side stones, but modern combinations are more exciting. Ovals look great with half-moon diamonds on each side, and emeralds look elegant with baguettes or trapezoids. Princess-cut diamonds flanked by trillions are unique and elegant. Brides are excited to try the three stone. Their meaning of love, friendship, and fidelity makes them a great choice for sentimental brides.
Flowers are a top romantic gesture, and an engagement ring with floral elements solidifies that sentiment. In 2018, the floral engagement ring became popular. It looks ultrafeminine and romantic in rose gold, but modern and unique in platinum or white gold. Delicate millgrain vines and diamond-set leaves are here to stay.
While the halo is still popular, not all brides wear it. There's a new ring option for those who don't want a solitaire or halo but still want some interest. The hidden halo is similar to the halo but has smaller diamonds set around the head facing out from the side.
A Prowess for the Stack
Instagram and Pinterest continue to inspire future and current brides with bridal stacking. Women are happy to add curved diamond bands and other stackable rings to their engagement and wedding rings to express their personal style. These trendy "additions" make great birthday and anniversary gifts.
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