2019 is just around the corner and we want to make sure you’re ahead of the curve on the newest trends. While 2018 was full of pear cut diamonds and triple stone designs, the upcoming engagement ring styles juxtapose in their classic styles with modern twists. Read on to learn all about how to stay on trend in the New Year!
For a long time, the only vintage ring styles you would see were heirlooms passed down through generations. Nowadays, it’s very popular for jewellery companies, like Clean Origin, to design rings with a touch of art deco or even mid century modern details.
In the Allegra ring pictured above, the milgrain adorns the flowing shoulders, bringing all eyes to the gorgeous lab-grown centre stone. Available in white, yellow and rose gold, this stunning is a favourite among Clean Origin customers.
Just like vintage styles, lab-grown diamonds have made a huge splash in the diamond jewellery industry. In the new year, we only expect the popularity of these environmentally-friendly stones to increase. Why? Not only are man-made diamonds more ethical and sustainable than mined diamonds, but they can save you a good chunk of change. We encourage you to do your own research, but comparisons show that these diamonds can be anywhere from 20-30% less expensive.
Halo rings had their moment in 2018, but this is one trend that is staying strong and continuing into the new year. Not only is this just a drop-dead gorgeous ring setting, but there’s a few perks to this design that makes them stand out in the crowd.
For starters, a halo setting tricks the eye to make your centre stone appear larger. By encircling one larger diamond with smaller diamonds, it can give the appearance of one very big rock! This setting also looks extremely gorgeous when designed in a bridal set. Since the setting usually extends past the ring, a wedding band fits like a puzzle underneath the stone, giving off the look of cohesion.
While white gold has been popular in recent years, coloured bands are predicted to step onto the scene in the upcoming year (ahem, rose gold iPhone anyone?). Although yellow gold bands were popular in the early 2000s, they lost their popularity for a while. This colour, along with rose gold, are now catching the eyes of millennials.
Not only does a coloured band stand out among the sea of white gold, but they can help make eye-catching ring stacks! As more and more women are adding more than 2 or even 3 rings, alternating colours (or the idea of including a pop of colour in a stack) is gaining traction.
So, as you begin your search (or start dropping hints) about what style of ring you’re hoping to receive during your 2019 engagement, keep these trends in-mind!
If you’re unsure of the style of ring you want, it can be helpful to talk with a diamond expert to figure out specific features that you’ll want in your ring. The 24/7 customer service representatives (all with a history in diamond jewellery) at Clean Origin are always available to answer any and all questions you might have….nothing is too big or too small.
Main image – Chris Emeott Photography.
Post written in collaboration with Clean Origin, it’s so important to know where your diamonds are coming from.