Enjoy these 6 Beautiful Engagement Ring Trends for 2022. If you’re planning to pop the question in 2022 (or hoping to be asked by your beloved), now is the perfect time to start mood-boarding some engagement ring ideas! Unlike clothing, engagement ring trends are subtle and timeless and you are likely to see some classics on the list year after year. However, 2022 sees some gorgeous new styles growing in popularity. Whether it’s a sweet, summer proposal, or a cozy Christmas celebration, here are some stunning engagement ring settings to inspire your search.
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Androgynous & Gender-Neutral Styles In the spirit of love is love, jewelry designers are creating striking, gender-neutral designs in a wider range of finger sizes. We certainly hope this trend is here to stay, and sure to grow in the coming years.
Another fantastic move away from the traditional styles, more and more people are including colored gemstones in their engagement and promise rings. Peachy pink Morganite and vibrant Sapphires are particularly popular this year. If you do decide to opt for a colored gemstone, be sure to take a look at the Mohs Scale and care information. Some gemstones are not suitable for every day wear.
Thin, stackable bands, clean lines and simple styles – minimalist jewelry is here to stay. Look for designers who create thoughtful designs that consider texture, wearability and an overall balance of the style.
Pave & Detailed
Pave describes rows of tiny diamonds set into the band and shank of a ring. The effect is one of an endless path of sparkle. This setting is notoriously difficult to achieve due to the complex setting technique. This Washington DC jewelry store website has some gorgeous pave settings that show just how stunning this design can be when it is executed perfectly.
Looking for some bang for your buck? Elongated shapes such as oval and marquise continue to rise in popularity. These striking shapes not only offer exquisite sparkle, but also give a bigger ‘face up’ appearance than round brilliant diamonds of the same carat weight.
These elongated diamond shapes can also be paired with a halo setting for even more impact. If you or your intended wants a ‘big’ diamond with real drama, these shapes are the perfect place to start.
Off-Centre & Asymmetric
Asymmetric engagement ring designs are an artsy display of designer genius. They are perfect for those looking for a ring that sets them apart from the crowd. Pear shapes diamonds are a popular choice for off-centre or ‘mismatch’ rings due to their own asymmetric shape (the only diamond shape with this quality). Your engagement ring will be an expression of your own person style and, of course, your love story. Throw out the rule book and explore the newest trends – or try something entirely different altogether!
If you are considering a diamond engagement ring, be sure to familiarize yourself with the Four C’s and do a little research into GIA diamond reports. With these tips, you will find the perfect ring in no time! Hope you found these 6 Beautiful Engagement Ring Trends for 2022 enlightening.