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Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends of 2018

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 3:57 pm by Sara

1. Two-Tone Rings 

Years ago, any jewelry a lady wore had to be a perfect match. All rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. Would need to be the same color or you were breaking all the rules of fashion! However, in 2018 that rule is no more! We are seeing ladies mixing metals to create a completely unique look with their engagement rings.  Designers are releasing white gold rings with a rose gold inlay or yellow gold accents that will take the average solitaire to the next level! Almost every ring can now be completely customized to incorporate different metals to craft her perfect ring! 

2. Elongated Center Stones

2018 has been the year of Ovals, Elongated Cushions, Emeralds, and Pear shape center stones. More and more ladies are breaking away from the classic brilliant round and princess cut diamonds and opting for center stones with a longer spread. Choosing a fancy shape for a center can completely change the look of any engagement ring. Whether the center will be complimented with a diamond halo or just stand alone to sparkle as a stunning solitaire elongated center stones are the perfect accent to every woman's left hand.  

 

3. Halo 

When the halo style engagement ring first came onto the scene, many were skeptical how long this trend would last. But, we are seeing year after year that halos are here to stay! This year we are seeing a cushion halo with round shape center stone and many double halos. Most designers have halo versions of every single piece they create. You also have the option to add a halo to any engagement ring style of your choice. Adding a halo to your ring can really accent that center diamond and give the whole ring a new appearance! 

4. Morganite Center Stone

Along with selecting fancy shapes for center stones many ladies are choosing the morganite gemstone as the center of their engagement rings. Registered at a 7.5-8 on the Mohs hardness scale, morganites make a solid choice as a center stone for an engagement ring. If you have logged into Pinterest in the last six months to see center stones that look best set in rose gold, chances are you have seen a morganite as the center stones. Morganites range from a light "pinky" color to deeper peach tones. The color of a Morganite is best accented when set in either 14k or 18k rose gold.  

5. Solitaire with Stackable Wedding Bands  

No matter what year we are in the classic Solitaire will always be a top contender for most popular style of engagement ring. However, ladies of today are putting their own spin on this timeless engagement ring by pairing stackable wedding bands with their ring. Stackable bands come in all different shape, sizes, and metal types. Ladies have been pairing something like a rose gold twisted stackable with their white gold solitaire to have fun with their wedding set. Ladies also have the option to pair a white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold stackable with their wedding set to create a tri-color effect.  

 



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