Engagement Ring Trends For 2023
30th December 2022
Whether you’re planning the ultimate proposal or dropping hints to your partner, where better to look for ring inspiration than the current trends? From timeless classics to celebrity favourites, we looked into the styles that are predicted to be big engagement ring trends in 2023. From classic and understated designs to grand gestures of love and adoration, here are some of the top trending engagement ring designs to help your proposal go off without a hitch.
What engagement rings are on trend?
Just like fashion, jewellery and engagement rings see lots of trend changes from year to year. Staying on top of the trends is a good way to ensure your engagement ring feels modern and contemporary but make sure you keep your personal style in mind so that it stays up-to-date as you wear it for the years to come.
Hidden halo engagement rings
Made popular by celebrities like Blake Lively and Kourtney Kardashian, the hidden halo ring is a beautifully contemporary take on a vintage classic.
Usually, a halo ring features a large centre stone, surrounded by a circle of smaller ones in a sunburst of sparkle, however, a hidden halo ring is a little less flashy – but no less precious. Instead of the halo being featured on the top of the ring, it circles the diamond at the sides instead, creating a more subtle, sparkly glow and sophisticated finish from every angle.
Multi-stone engagement rings
From the custom-made designs of celebrities like Megan Fox and Ariana Grande to more classic three-stone or cluster designs, multi-stone rings have been in vogue for a number of years, and for good reason. These stunning styles of rings offer you more stones and, of course, much more sparkle – and who doesn’t want extra sparkle to show off?
Multi-stone rings make the perfect engagement ring, especially if you’re planning on wearing a simple wedding band and can feature any number of gemstones depending on your tastes. Opt for a trilogy stone ring that features three similarly-sized stones or go all out with a full eternity ring that circles your finger in an unbroken ring of diamonds to symbolise your everlasting love for each other. Whatever design you choose, the answer will be “yes!”
Solitaire Engagement Rings
There’s a reason that solitaire engagement rings have continuously stayed on trend since their creation in the 1880s. These classic, minimalistic rings feature just a single, stunning diamond that is designed to maximise sparkle. If your love prefers to stay out of the spotlight, but you still want to make them feel like a million dollars, a solitaire ring is an ideal choice.
Solitaire rings featuring a round brilliant cut diamond are the most popular styles but other stone shapes such as a pear or marquis diamond also make a unique and beautiful alternative. The best part about solitaire rings? They stay stylish and timeless so won’t feel outdated in a few years.
Emerald engagement rings
Coloured gemstones have seen a boom in popularity in recent years. Just as modern brides are venturing outside of white colour palettes for their wedding dresses, brides-to-be are also showing an increasing interest in coloured stones. In a time when everyone is looking for a ring that represents their uniqueness and individuality, there’s no wonder why stones such as emeralds have become more popular for engagement rings.
This ancient green gemstone has been used in jewellery for centuries and was particularly favoured by Cleopatra. It is believed to bring good health, honesty, and peace to the wearer, and is also the birthstone for May. It’s worth noting that emeralds aren’t quite as hard as diamonds (coming in at a 7-8 on the hardness scale where diamonds are a 10) so may not be as durable, but if you are looking for a unique engagement ring that is on-trend while also being timeless, a beautiful emerald diamond ring is a great choice.
Oval engagement rings
Are you looking for a unique alternative to round brilliant diamonds? You may prefer oval gemstones instead. Loved by many celebrities like Blake Lively and the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, oval stones have become really popular in recent years due to their delicate shape and ability to make fingers look longer and more slender.
Oval diamonds have a similar fire and brilliance to round diamonds and are beautifully unique with their elongated round shape. From vintage styles to pared-back modern designs, there is an oval engagement ring to suit your taste.
Eternity engagement rings
Eternity rings aren’t traditionally given as engagement rings, however they’re set to be a big trend in upcoming years. Eternity or half-eternity rings feature many smaller diamonds around the entire (or half of) the ring band and represent your undying love and devotion for your partner.
Eternity rings can be as minimalistic or fancy as you like with the most popular diamond shapes being round brilliant and baguette and a range of different setting styles such as bezel, prong, and channel setting giving you the option to customise your eternity ring to your exact preference.
How to buy the perfect engagement ring
Buying an engagement ring can be a bit daunting. Whether you’re part of one third of women choosing their own engagement rings or you’re trying to surprise your partner, there’s a lot of time and consideration that goes into choosing the ring and the proposal itself.
For inspiration and information on how to buy an engagement ring, make sure you check out our indepth Engagement Ring Guide. We go over all of the different details that go into choosing a diamond, how to find the right size, how to work out your budget, and much more.
Once you’ve chosen the perfect ring, the proposal is the next step to consider. Find some inspiration for the cutest proposal ideas, guaranteed to ensure they say “yes!”