Engagement rings are an extremely personal purchase. Months of searching (and saving) can go into finding the one ring to top them all. That being said, there are certain styles of rings that manage to capture the attention of us all, and no one knows this better than the top engagement ring designers. There was a time not so long ago when over-the-top stones and cushion cuts dominated, but these days many young couples are looking for something different.
Below, we asked three designers to know about the engagement rings they see dominating the year to come. From splashes of color to unexpected bands, it's all about making a ring choice that represents the happy duo. If that means something big and sparkly, we're all for it, but know that there are plenty of funky-cool alternatives too. Below, you'll find exactly what they had to say, along with a chance to shop rings that fit the bill.
Courtesy Lori Leven
"Modern women are still interested in the beauty of a diamond but like the idea of wearing an engagement ring that goes with the other jewelry they wear on a daily basis. Engagement rings used to be a departure from what a woman would normally want to wear, but not anymore."
Courtesy Selin Kent
"While there's always going to be a strong market for classic engagement ring styles, brides-to-be are increasingly opting for unique options that will reflect their sense of style and personality. They are much more open to injecting a little bit of color (both in metal and stones) as well as experimenting with different ways of setting the center stone to achieve a playful and unique look."
Courtesy Anna Sheffield
"I'm really excited about our asymmetrical rings. I just added more of these designs over the course of the last year, and we are seeing as much response to them for engagement as we are for fine jewelry."
A grey diamond is an unexpectedly cool choice.
This offset marquise ring is romantic yet untraditional.
This delicate floral ring is a pretty pick.
If you want a nontraditional setting, this ring is for you.
A horizontal stone is a surprisingly fresh choice.
There's so much to love about this pretty ring.
This ring would be perfect with a solid gold band.
A moonstone is an unexpectedly elegant choice.
This ring is truly special.
If you're looking for a little bit of color, this ring is a winner.
Ideal for the nontraditional couple.
If you're not afraid to go for bold, this ring may be just the thing.
Simple, sleek, and something different.
This cool ring is ideal for the minimalist.
Offset pear stones feel especially cool.
A simple, understated ring you'll wear forever.
A little color can go a long way.
A playful floral-inspired ring with a splash of color.
This rose-gold ring feels especially romantic.