There’s perhaps no sweeter time to propose than over the holidays. With family near, traditions in play, and memories in the making, it’s an apt time to promise your love. Before you begin engagement ring shopping, consider some of the styles that have been hugely popular this year. The engagement ring trends of 2019 included lots of ways for brides to stand out (many in subtle, oh-so-chic, and understated ways). For some sparkly inspiration, we’ve rounded up this year’s fave trends, which will be just as adored in the new year.
You can thank celebs like Priyanka Chopra and Hailey Bieber for bringing fancy shapes back into the limelight. Oval-cut rings, pear shape rings, and marquise diamonds are practically everywhere. Not only do they offer a slightly more unique look compared to the classic round solitaire, pear and marquise settings can instantly slim and elongate fingers, lending an even more feminine flair to an already romantic ring.
Sometimes it’s the tiniest detail that can make all the difference. This year, “simple” engagement rings have been hot, hot, hot. Brides opted for smaller settings and stones in exchange for adding little unexpected surprises to otherwise clean, classic rings. Embellished galleries, accent diamonds, intricate pave—these whimsical details equal stunning results.
Pretty in Pink
One of 2019’s biggest engagement ring trends was the prevalence of rose gold. Truly, who doesn’t think rose gold is just better? The feminine rosy hue flatters nearly every skin tone, and despite it being hugely popular, there’s still something about a rose gold ring that feels singular and different.
Antique and vintage inspired styles always seem to be a favorite. We can understand why, what with the intricate engravings, the romantic milgrain, and the filigree detailing.
One of today’s most well-known designers of bridal jewelry is California-born and based Tacori. Inspired by the effortless beauty of California’s laidback style and ethos, Tacori incorporates the most fashionable trends in nearly all their collections. Their Petite Crescent Engagement Ring collection typifies how a bride can elevate a classic solitaire with delicate details: A giant stone or bulky setting doesn’t hold a candle to signature crescent detailing festooned with tiny accent diamonds.
Likewise, the Simply Tacori collection boasts next level designs featuring fancy shapes. A particularly gorgeous sparkler is the pear-shaped diamond in 18k rose gold with a classic simple shank, made extra dreamy with a stackable band.
One Is (Never) the Loneliest Number
Once a classic, always a classic: Solitaires are still very much a thing. But brides this year embellished the iconic style. Bridal fashionistas incorporated fashion-forward settings like double shanks and stackable bands.
Simon G. embraces vintage style, but the brand’s real potential lies in its aptitude for adding modern elements to classic structures. The Modern Enchantment collection boasts solitaires made especially interesting by way of multiple shafts, mixed metals, delicate halos, and mixed-shaped side stones, like an alternating rectangle- and circle-shaped diamonds.
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We carry the most fashion-forward bridal jewelry brands and our teams are always eager to help couples find an engagement ring that will be just as awe-inspiring today is it decades from now. Call us to set up an appointment, or better yet, stop in and visit with our dedicated staff in our Glen Ellyn (630-790-3272) or Naperville, Illinois (630-355-1311) shops!