2018 Engagement Ring Trends

We’re comfortably in the middle of engagement season, and if you think a proposal is in your future, 2018 may be your year. Maybe you already know what you want your ring to look like. Maybe you’ve tried a few on.

While family heirlooms and traditional engagement rings will always be welcomed, the latest styles capture one’s personal tastes and make the engagement ring about the bride, not her grandmother.

Here’s a look at what’s trending in 2018 for engagement rings.

1. Open Band Rings

An open band ring is like a sparkly hug that wraps your finger in pave diamond goodness. It also symbolizes the intersection of love and marriage of two people who support each other. Combining rose gold metal with this style makes it so au courant.

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18kt Rose Gold Open Band Diamond Setting (1.07 CTW) – $3,120
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2. Gemstone Rings

Whether it’s the romance of rose quartz or the serene elegance of sapphire, gemstone rings command attention no matter what the occasion. Along with a welcome flash of color, they’re also a unique expression of the bride-to-be.

Bonus points if it’s her birthstone! Don’t know what her birthstone is? Check this handy birthstone chart.
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Valentina 18kt White Gold Princess-Cut Sapphire Engagement Ring – $1,955
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3. Unusual Gem Shapes

Princess (square) and round cut gems have a history as the standard-bearers in engagement ring jewelry, but there’s been a recent shift in focus toward alternative cuts. Shake it up with unique stones and unusual shapes, cut to match your stand-out style like this adorable heart-shaped diamond solitaire.
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18kt Yellow Gold Tulip Cathedral Setting for Heart Center Stone – $545
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4. East-West Settings

A modern twist on a vintage-inspired cut, the east-west setting positions your center diamond horizontally instead of vertically. The stone stretches across the finger for a distinct and unforgettable silhouette, like the teardrop-shaped diamond shown below.
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14kt White Gold Bypass Micropavé Diamond Band Setting- $1,280
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5. Three Stone Rings

If Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement is any indication, three stone rings have finally found their time to shine. A representation of your past, present, and future, the stunning setting frames a larger center stone with two smaller diamonds on each side. This 18-karat yellow gold ring below is fit for a princess.
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18kt Yellow Gold Three-stone Diamond Setting- $3,410
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6. Engagement Eternity Bands

Don’t be afraid to be bold. Eternity bands provide endless dazzle with sparkling stones on all sides, and eliminate the potential discomfort that comes from the height of a solitaire diamond. This ring has its asscher cut diamonds set in a common prong gallery, maximizing its shine and reflecting light at every angle.

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Platinum Asscher Diamond Eternity Ring (2.77 CTW) – $6,250 
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7. Chevron Bands

You’ve already seen different takes on the stone including its size, placement, and frequency. Now it’s the band’s time to shine. A chevron dips to a point in the middle, adding an element of the unexpected while still providing the perfect complement to a wedding band.
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Delia 18kt White Gold Chevron Band (0.22 CTW)- $1,280
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Whatever style of engagement ring you’re seeking, we’re confident you’ll find the perfect one within our collections. Each Ritani ring is handcrafted in New York. Find yours today.

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