Jewelry has always been about making a personal statement and showing off your unique style to the world. So in 2018, the latest engagement ring trends reinforce the importance of personalization in your final design.
Women nowadays want a distinctive ring that's as original as they are, and many of them are adapting what's new and trendy to fit their personality.
Keep reading for a roundup of some up-and-coming trends to look out for in 2018. If you're on the hunt for an impressive, one-of-a-kind ring, these 5 engagement ring styles will have any bride-to-be excited about saying "I do!"
Trend #1: Floral Arrangements
Florals have been all the rage lately in the fashion industry, so it's no surprise that delicate flower patterns have found a place in the top engagement ring trends for this year.
The classic bloom setting is made up of a cushion cut center diamond surrounded by a halo of dainty pave stones. Flower-like "arrangements" with milgrain detail have also increased in popularity, with a cluster of pear-shaped stones and handcrafted metal etchings surrounding a larger diamond. These intricate shapes add to the ring's overall sparkle and make the center stone look bigger than it actually is.
Check out Tacori's Blooming Beauties collection at Costello Jewelry Company, filled with a wide variety of vintage-inspired pieces like this one to inspire any hopeless romantic.
Trend #2: Three-Stone Engagement Rings
Prince Harry's proposal to actress Meghan Markle made international news back in November of last year, and their iconic three-stone engagement ring helped to reignite a great deal of interest in this timeless style.
Symbolically, the diamonds in the three-stone ring represent a couple's past, present, and future — which makes it the perfect token for a pair ready to embark on this next stage in their lives. If this elegant and simplistic style is something that's more your taste, consider adding some personal flair by switching out the round side stones with a pair of trilliants or baguettes.
This gorgeous Tacori three-stone engagement ring gives off an aura of regal sophistication — perfect for the queen in your life!
Trend #3: Unexpected Shapes
Speaking of personal flair… Right now we're also seeing some movement away from the ever-popular princess and round cut engagement ring trends. Pear, marquise, and oval center stones have taken the spotlight now, and rings featuring these cuts are showing up more often in jewelry retailers all across the country.
Try an east-west horizontal alignment for a sleek take on a classic design. Other trendy band variations include split shank, open, asymmetrical, and crisscross bands — all modern options for the fashion-forward bride who likes to stay on top of the latest trends.
The east-west setting and marquise cut of this engagement ring from Tacori's Simply Tacori collection gives this style added refinement and romance.
Trend #4: Unexpected Colors
If you're looking for a bold engagement ring to match your fun personality, this trend is the one for you. Add a burst of color to your ring to give it some character, whether that's by using different metals in your setting or by throwing a few gemstones into the mix.
Lately we've been seeing a lot of unconventional statement rings: brightly colored side stones to emphasize a brilliant center diamond, two-tier halo rings with mixed metal settings, and even all-rose gold rings with peach diamonds in the center to complete the aesthetic.
Choose this sapphire-encircled engagement ring from Tacori for a showstopping adaptation of the classic Tiffany setting.
Trend #5: Ring Stacking
If your partner adores the little details (or if they can't decide on just one ring), they'll love this new trend. Ring stacking takes the idea of self-expression to the next level: replace an individual wedding band with multiple smaller rings, and pile them on to make a glittering fashion statement wherever you go.
Vary the styles and shapes of the different bands so you can wear different combinations to fit your look for the day. Just be sure that they all have one cohesive element — whether it's the metal, the aesthetic of the rings, or the designs on the bands — so they don't look too out of place when you wear them together.
Now that you have a few ideas for your dream engagement ring, what's next?
Well, shopping online is definitely one way to go about it… but we really encourage you to visit a trusted jeweler to see them for yourself, as many engagement rings look and feel different in person.
Here at Costello Jewelry Company, we can help you find the perfect ring to fit your personality, style, and budget. Our Tacori engagement rings are hand-crafted in California under direct supervision by the Tacori family, and all of their luxurious creations are made with high-quality, ethically sourced materials.
Come in today to our Glen Ellyn and Naperville showrooms to see our extensive engagement ring collection, or give us a call at 866-790-3272.