Though ring trends may come and go, a diamond is forever. As a custom engagement ring designer, we’re always the early adopters of new jewelry trends popping up, but we’ll only make engagement rings that are designed to be timeless. Here are some of the latest diamond ring trends that we put our stamp of approval on.
Our 2019 Diamond Engagement Ring Trend Predictions
(The Kinleigh teal blue diamond solitaire engagement ring)
Colored center stones have increasingly hit the mainstream over the last few years as more couples question the tradition of buying a diamond ring. We’ve seen a big shift toward, gemstone rings and alternative center stones, and though we’re all about individuality, the truth remains that very few stones are actual durable enough to be worn for decades.A colored diamond ring is a great compromise when you want long-term durability, but a fresh take on a classic. And in 2019, nothing will be edgier than choosing a diamond but saying “no” to the typical colorless stone.
Double Band Diamond Rings
(The Leah three stone double band diamond ring.)
Though it’s been popping up more over the past year, the double diamond band look is still pretty alternative, and it’s definitely not for everyone. But wow, is it totally jaw-dropping. This diamond ring shows the culmination of a few big trends that are becoming more mainstream: stacking bands, and negative space. It also takes what could be a fairly classic design (like a three stone engagement ring) and adds an unexpected element.
Diamond baguette halos
(The Holland Art Deco Starburst Engagement Ring.)
Halo engagement rings have become a new norm and for our engagement rings, halo rings vs non-halo rings are split down the middle. One way the halo trend will get freshened up is to use varying sizes of diamonds, asymmetry, and non-round cut diamonds. This art deco inspired engagement ring with vertically placed diamond baguettes in descending sizes push things to the next level. It’s totally new, but it harkens back to the elaborate engagement ring styles of the early 20th century.
Diamond Solitaires With Thick Bands
(The Ann custom princess cut diamond engagement ring.)
You know the super dainty bands and delicate solitaire engagement rings that have been everywhere for the past few years? This is the reaction to that fragility. Think about it: an engagement ring is supposed to last for the rest of your life. It’s a major investment, so why not build it to last in a super sturdy chunky band? More brides are feeling comfortable rocking thick, power bands and loving the bonus: the thicker band can actually makes your diamond look bigger. After opting for a fragile engagement rings initially, we’ve had many brides come in for ring #2 and with 20/20 hindsight, they always opt for a bigger band.
Hexagon Diamonds and Geometric Shapes
(The Allison gold hexagon three stone diamond ring.)
A round cut diamond in a classic setting will still always be the most popular choice, but we’re seeing more shape play than ever before. Our brides are still sticking with the classic diamond shape going into 2019, but setting the stone in hexagon, octagon, and triangle heads. Placing prongs at strategic points help to reinforce the feel of the new shape, like The Allison (above) with a hexagon head and two round side stones.
As we move into 2019, you’ll see more and more of these styles flooding your Insta feed. One thing is for sure: diamonds are here to stay, even with the rise of new engagement ring trends. However, what you do with the design is getting more and more unique each year.