With engagement season almost upon us (yes, it’s a real thing), jewellers have been gearing up for the busiest time of year. Everyone is in search of the one but it’s so hard to decide what to buy. If you’re in the market for an engagement ring, and have absolutely no idea where to start, you’re in luck. We consulted a ring expert—Sydney-based jeweller Matthew Ely—to give us the low-down on what engagement ring trends will be big in 2017. Last year we predicted it would be all about delicate silhouettes (and that turned out to be correct—I got engaged with a delicate diamond ring a few months ago).
Our final tip before you start shopping? Keep in mind that trends come and go, and it’s important to shop for the ring that you will love forever.
Keep scrolling to discover the engagement ring trends that’ll be huge in 2017.
“This year, a number of softer shapes, such as cushion cut engagement rings, have risen in popularity, however it is likely that there will be a shift in this trend resulting in more couples seeking more angular, geometric designs. Recent clientele have expressed interest in styles such as the Asscher Cut Morganite Ring and our Radiant Cut Platinum Ring with detailed diamond set gallery, which shows a rise in prominence of these geometric designed engagement rings in 2017, reflecting the current fashion trend towards this style.”
“One of the latest trends to emerge in the engagement ring market is the rise of the twin halo. Seen on celebrities such as Natalie Portman, the Twin Halo adds a beautiful modern twist on timeless styles. Selecting a beautiful centre stone, like a brilliant cut pear or oval shape diamond, and surrounding this with two rows of diamonds makes for a beautiful aesthetic and a statement feature, such as our new Twin Halo Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring and the Art Deco Asscher Cut Double Halo Engagement Ring, which lends to the geometric trend as well.”
Four Claw Solitaire
“The four claw solitaire engagement ring is a classic. Couples fawn over it over and over, and will likely remain a trend into 2017. This definitive style often features a single round, brilliant cut diamond at the centre with a solid metal band. The sophisticated and simplistic piece highlights the colour and radiance of the centre stone and also offers the opportunity for a statement diamond wedding band to complete the look. The symbolism of two pieces complementing each other in a unique ensemble is something that is treasured forever.”
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