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Engagement Ring Trends: Top 6 Trends of 2020

April 16, 2018 - Jewelry Articles
Engagement ring trends change and evolve over time. Some of the characteristics that brides-to-be have been admiring this year are more unique, vintage-looking styles with intricate yet delicate detail. Alongside opting for more adventurous and untraditional styles, the rise in popularity of moissanite gems has shown that people are opting for more affordable styles.

The 6 top engagement ring trends of 2020 are:

  1. Moissanite gem engagement rings
  2. Art deco style engagement rings
  3. Chevron shaped engagement rings
  4. Halo diamond engagement rings
  5. Oval diamond engagement rings
  6. Triple stone setting engagement rings


1. Moissanite gem engagement rings

At face value, moissanite gems look somewhat similar to diamonds. However, there are differences between moissanite and diamonds in terms of their composition as well as the way in which they reflect light. Moissanite was discovered in the late 19th century by French scientist Henri Moissan when he discovered microscopic particles of the gem in a meteorite crater. At first, Moissan believed that these were diamonds, however after further research he established they were composed of a substance called silicon carbide. Due to the rarity of the naural stone, an overwhelming majority of moissanite is in fact laboratory-made. In terms of durability, moissanite fares quite well compared to diamonds, which is the most durable stone in the world. Whereas diamonds reach a perfect 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, moissanites score a respectable 9.25.

One of the key differences between moissanite and diamonds is that moissanite stones reflect light in a different way to diamonds. Due to their faceting, moissanite gems create flashes of light that have a rainbow effect, whereas diamonds produce three types of light: brilliance, dispersion and scintillation. Moissanite gems are extremely popular due to their similarity to diamonds and because of their significantly lower price. The Pinterest Pinsights 2018 Wedding Trends report saw that by late February this year, Moissanite gem engagement rings had received an astonishing +295% more popularity on Pinterest.


2. Art deco styles engagement rings

art deco engagementr ring

In line with brides-to-be opting for unique, vintage-looking engagement rings this year, 1920s art deco styles have shown themselves to be extremely sought-after. Art deco style engagement ring often feature unusual geometric shapes and can often contain brightly colored gems such as rubies and sapphires.


3. Chevron shapes engagement rings

Not only have chevron shaped rings become increasingly popular as wedding rings, they have also made an appearance in engagement rings. The chevron shape has emerged either as a stacking ring option alongside an engagement ring or as part of the design, particularly in more vintage inspired designs.


4. Halo diamond engagement rings

diamond halo

A diamond halo surrounding the center stone is an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings for a number of reasons. The first being that it creates a more dimensional looking engagement ring with more detail, but it also makes the center stone appear larger.Top 6 engagement ring trends of 2018

In fact, double halos are increasing in popularity as they make the center stone appear significantly bigger. A popular variation is to have a halo of colored diamonds around a white central diamond.


5. Oval diamond engagement rings

oval diamond ring

The oval shaped diamond makes for a particularly elegant and sophisticated look. Not only does the elongated shape flatter fingers, it also creates the illusion that the diamond is perhaps larger than it actually is. Many celebrities have opted for oval shaped engagement rings including Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.


6. Triple stone setting engagement rings

triple stone engagement ring

Although triple stone settings are nothing new, Meghan Markle’s engagement ring featuring a triple diamond setting has sparked renewed interest in this type of design. Having several stones as opposed to a solitaire ring allows for a more customized and unique type of engagement ring, especially if the two outer stones are of a different color or shape to the center stone.


What the 2020 engagement ring trends reveal

What has become apparent this year is that brides are looking beyond traditional wedding styles. Studies have revealed that brides and grooms are become increasingly interested in non-traditional weddings, from the type of venue to the food, there is a real spike of interest in more curated and customized weddings.

engagement ring trends

These engagement ring trends show a genuine interest in having a more unique engagement ring at a more affordable price. Although diamonds are eternally desirable, the move towards moissanite gems reveals that perhaps many couples are looking to spend a little less on their engagement rings.


Sell or upgrade your engagement ring

While engagement rings used to be for the duration of a marriage, these days couples often do opt to update their wedding and engagement rings later on in the marriage. This can be because they now have the funds to afford something a little more special, because the engagement ring from before no longer fits or no longer fits the person’s style any more. If you are thinking about replacing your old engagement ring with a new one, you might want to consider selling your previous engagement ring in order to be able to afford the perfect new ring.

Another reason why you might be looking to sell your engagement ring is if it is from a previous marriage that has ended. There are a few different avenues to explore when it comes to selling engagement rings online, however the best option is always to sell to a professional buyer with extensive industry knowledge and experience in buying diamond jewelry. WP Diamonds is an A+ BBB accredited buyer of diamond engagement rings and specialist in trading in diamond engagement rings for an upgrade.

The process is as simple and quick as can be: fill in our online form today to receive your price quote. Then schedule an appointment or make the most of our free and fully insured overnight shipping to get a final price. There are absolutely no hidden fees and the price we give you is the amount you will get.

Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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