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Top 6 Engagement Ring Trends of 2016

So you think he’s going to pop that question?  How exciting!  Is it too soon to start dreaming of that round, sparkly bauble that will come out of his pocket as he asks it?  Maybe, but let’s do it anyways.  And as you let your fancy roam free, keep in mind these 6 top trends for that symbol of love and commitment.


Trend #1:  Not your cookie-cut diamond cuts

Although round and princess style diamonds are still adorning many a betrothed hand, oval and marquise shapes are making a strong comeback. These lovely designs are also in the traditional and classic mode, but with a twist that makes the ring stand out from that madding crowd of solitaire princesses. And the extra bonus?  These gem shapes make a woman’s fingers look slimmer and longer.  Your hand will positively ooze slender gracefulness!



Trend #2:  Color me dazzling!

Colored stones have definitely been on trend.  Maybe it was Kate Middleton, Penelope Cruz and Carey Mulligan who started it with their blue sapphire engagement stunners. Maybe it was Kelly Clarkson’s choice of yellow for her diamond.  Or maybe our favorite fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker/Carrie Bradshaw’s black diamond engagement ring opened the door wide to other options, color-wise. Who knows?  The fact is that these days colored stones are being chosen by brides-to-be en masse!


Trend #3:  One halo, two halos… 

A big diamond surrounded by a circle of diamonds?  Count me in!  This iconic setting is back in demand.  Exuding luxe elegance, no wonder it’s back in style.  Want to take this design to the next level?  Go for two halos—double the pleasure, double the fun. Perfect for giving you that blingy diva look with a dash of spoiled princess.


Trend #4:  Getting vintage-inspired

So maybe your man’s great-grandmother did not leave him an heirloom ring he can now proudly offer to you on his knee.  But, you can still get that vintage feel with a brand new ring styled with the aesthetics of the Victorian or art deco era.  Harken back to those romantic times with a design that’s rich in intricate detail.  It’s so true what they say—what’s old is new again.


Trend #5:  Coming up roses

Just one quick look at Pinterest will tell you that the rose gold engagement ring is the cat’s meow for today’s brides-to-be. It’s is a perfect blend of vintage and modern.  This combination of gold and copper first became popular in the early 19th century, but went off the grid for a few decades.  


Some have called out reality show and fashionista Lauren Conrad for re-introducing this pink-hued precious metal to modern styles.  And there just might be an ulterior motive for choosing rose gold. That feminine rosy shade works wonders to enhance a woman’s skin tone.


Trend #6:  Make it personal!

But among all these fabulous trends in engagement rings, the one that is probably the coolest is personalization.  It’s so about women being confident in their sense of style.  Anything goes, ladies, the sky is the limit!  Get creative— make the ring a reflection of your taste, and grab that chance to say to the world what you want to say about you and your guy with a ring that’s truly your own.



These are exciting trends; don’t you think?  Good time to be a bride-to-be—especially if you’re into the out-of-the-box kind of thinking.  No need to follow just that simple solitaire diamond engagement ring mode.  There are many options out there to make your getting-hitched sparkler a one-of-a-kind dazzler. Now, the only snag is…has he popped that question yet?

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