Engagement Ring Trends for 2023
Statement Wedding Bands
We're predicting stand-alone bands will be hot in 2023 for a few reasons: They're gender-neutral, they tend to be more affordable than classic bridal sets (depending on the style) and in these post-COVID times, they're easy to sanitize. The newest bands are bolder than ever, with diamond-encrusted, maximalist cigar bands, luxe signet rings, and sparkly eternity bands that give the standard solid metal band a serious fashion upgrade. And, if you have your heart set on an elaborate band but also don't want to forgo an engagement ring with a center stone—you've still got options. We love the idea of wearing your engagement ring and wedding band on separate hands or fingers or wearing your engagement ring on certain days and your band on others. You don't have to stick to a traditional engagement ring and band if you're feeling a statement piece.
Oval Engagement Rings
Move over round cut diamonds—there's a new coveted center stone on the scene. According to The Knot 2021 Jewelry & Engagement Study, which surveyed over 5,000 recently-engaged couples, oval engagement rings are growing in popularity faster than any other diamond shape. Oval center stones are currently so trendy that they aren't just taking over social media feeds but also celebrity fingers. Although Blake Lively tends to get credit for starting the oval diamond engagement ring trend with her iconic 12-carat oval blush diamond solitaire set with a pavé band in 14k rose gold, this style is the go-to diamond shape choice of countless celebrities. From Kate Middleton's iconic oval sapphire and Katy Perry's oval ruby engagement ring to Hailey Baldwin and Ariana Grande's megawatt sparklers, oval-cut engagement rings are dominating wishlists everywhere.
Vintage Style Engagement Rings
Take a cue from the engagement ring trends of bygone eras and consider a sparkler with vintage or antique flair. What sets these rings apart? It's all in the details. Intricate touches like milgrain (a beaded metal pattern), filigree (metal wire details), and elaborate halos give this bling a standout feel. Whether you're repurposing a family piece, shopping estate jewelry, or opting for a new design with a vintage-inspired setting, you can't go wrong with an engagement ring with an heirloom quality—it's both glamorous and timeless.
Three Stone Engagement Rings
Call it the Meghan Markle effect. Ever since the Duchess of Sussex debuted her cushion-cut diamond flanked by two round diamonds, this classic setting has been popping up everywhere. This uber-sparkly option is rich with symbolism. Also called a trilogy setting, the three stones historically represent friendship, love, and fidelity, or, a couple's past, present, and future. Another plus: It's easy to put a custom twist on this setting by mixing up the combination of stone shapes and colors.
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