These Will Be the Two Most Popular Engagement Ring Trends of 2018


(Image credit: @stephaniegottlieb)

Given the time of year, there's a lot of talk about engagements—from the high-profile engagement of the royal couple to those infiltrating our Instagram feeds. But one of the most interesting things about engagements is what the ring looks like. And with a new year approaching, we decided to go straight to the source to find out what the most popular engagement ring trend will be in 2018.

We enlisted the help of NYC-based private jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb. Gottlieb, whose Instagram account is as drool-worthy as they come, told us, "I think due largely to how easy it is to shop engagement ring designs online and build Pinterest boards of creative designs for inspiration, a lot of my clients are wanting to reinvent the classic designs that they see in almost every picture when you google 'engagement ring' and to add their own spin on those classic designs. For example, I've now done a few split-shank designs where the bands run parallel to each other and the stone separates the two bands. These styles incorporate classic designs in less traditional bridal ways." She added, "Another newly popular style for us has been this crisscross design, which takes the traditional element of the X design and adds an additional fashion-forward layer to it." Coincidentally, Sophie Turner debuted a split-shank engagement ring of her own this fall.

Scroll down to shop split-shank and crisscross engagement rings.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.