How Engagement Ring Shopping Has Changed Over the Past Decade

Who What Wear is turning 10 this year! To celebrate our #WWW10 milestone, we’re looking back at the past decade of style.

Saying “I do” to an engagement ring is a milestone we can’t image fading away anytime soon, but over the past ten years exactly what that engagement ring looks like has shifted. While classic styles continue to remain popular, slowly but surely, fresh settings and stones have emerged on top as a new generation of women is starting to think about walking down the aisle. Chalk it up to the upward age shift in marriage, or a move toward more individualized, unique styles, but over the past decade, we’ve seen a few strong patterns emerge when it comes to engagement rings.

To dive further into it all, we tapped a handful of trusted experts to weigh in on exactly what’s going on with engagement rings. From the rise of online shopping to the cuts, colors, and styles that have risen to the top, consider this a lesson in the recent history of engagement rings, straight from those who know best. Whether you’re in the market for a sparkler or not, we found it all fascinating, and think you will too.

Read on to learn more about how engagement ring trends have changed in the past decade, then shop a few current must-have styles!