These Are 2019's Engagement Ring Trends (You Know, Just in Case)

Whether you've just said yes to a very special question or your idea of commitment consists of finishing that box set on Netflix, most of us can agree on one thing: Ogling engagement rings never gets old. Few can resist pausing at the windows of jewellery stores to take stock of the shimmering trinkets on offer, and we're certainly no exception. But there are virtual methods too, i.e., looking at the latest jaw-droppingly expensive A-list rock or a new brand we've discovered on Instagram. For those of you who are already betrothed, set to be in the not-so-distant future or simply a keen gem-hunter (like me!), the quest for the perfect engagement ring can begin. But with so many cuts, colours and carats to be had, it's overwhelming to know where to begin.


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You probably have an idea of the metal you like most. Personally, I'm a yellow gold kind of girl. As for the rest, we suggest looking to the engagement ring trends set to boom in 2019 for inspiration. Jewellery trends are less frivolous than fashion, so don't worry about your ring choice dating—it's just nice to be ahead of the curve, isn't it? To help us decipher the 2019's engagement ring trends, we sought expert advice from our pals at Pinterest as well as Katie Rowland, creative director at sustainable diamond and jewellery brand Lark & Berry. Scroll down to see which sparklers she's tipping to be big news on the engagement scene next year.


"We've seen such a shift in the engagement ring market from the traditional to the unique," Rowland told us. One of the easiest ways to stand out from the crowd? Try a coloured stone in place of a classic white diamond.

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Pinterest has reported a substantial rise in the number of Art Deco–inspired rings repins in 2018, which is likely to continue into next year. Vintage designs are beautiful, but if a quality guarantee will put your mind at ease, opt for one of these expertly crafted engagement rings.

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"Stones that are unusually set or cut such as the marquise and pear (personal favourites of mine) have also seen a rise in popularity," said Rowland.

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Effortlessly elegant and timeless, Pinterest has also seen a spike in pearl ring repins. Pearl jewellery has had a resurgence of late, so it's no surprise engagement rings with freshwater focal points are also on the up. 

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"Many of our bespoke customers are opting for robust, thick bands in place of delicate rings," says Rowland. It seems the trend has also been picked up by some jewellery powerhouses, too. 

Now that you've found the ring, what's the harm in checking out some wedding dresses?

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.