If you’re thinking of getting engaged this year, it’s important to know what the latest ring trends are in order to sweep your future wife off her feet. From gemstones to solitaire rings, engagement rings come in all sorts of shapes and forms. We’ve put together a list of our favourite to give you some inspiration.
Sustainable engagement rings
Nowadays, it has become really important to choose products that are made sustainably in order to minimise our impact on the planet. In fact, aligning your values with the brands you choose to purchase from is great and has become one of the top priorities for millennials and generation Z. That’s why ethical rings have become really trendy right now; aside from being environmentally friendly, they also take human rights into consideration. From recycled, fair trade rings to conflict-free rings, they tend to come in different shapes and forms to suit any taste, however they tend to be a bit pricey.
Rough diamond engagement rings
Still riding the sustainability wave, rough diamond engagement rings give away that eco-friendly vibe and we can’t get enough of them! Generally placed on a fine small band, the rough diamond is an uncut stone that has not been polished. We love that natural, crafty look, they can also be cheaper depending on where you shop. However, do keep in mind that you may scratch other things or people while wearing them as these rings can be sharp.
Rose-gold engagement rings
Silver and gold are classic, traditional colours that never go out of fashion; however, we have seen a surge in rose-gold engagement rings this year. Romantic and feminine with a touch of originality, these pink-hue rings are definitely a great, contemporary and elegant choice. They also come in all shapes and forms.
Engraved engagement rings
There’s nothing more romantic than having a hidden secret message on the inside of a ring. Normally found inside wedding bands, engraved engagement rings are big at the minute. On the outside, they look just like any regular engagement ring but they’re much more romantic. You could engrave an intimate pet name, a date or a personal message that’s close to your heart.
Not everybody can afford “one month’s salary” on a ring and that’s why more and more people are turning to second-hand rings. You can find these rings in antique shops or second-hand website such as eBay, Etsy etc. Besides, sometimes vintage rings come with a history which makes them more unique and special. Who knows you may be wearing the ring of a duchess?