Your engagement ring should reflect your personal style. If you are looking for a non-traditional ring or just want to stand out among those normal engagement ring, there's no shortage of fabulous engagement ring designs for you in 2021. From fashion-forward two-stone rings to vintage-inspired designs to the gemstone colours you'll be seeing various designs.
While the simple solitaire engagement ring may be a classic choice for everyone for engagement, you probably want to step out of the box (the ring box, that is!), once you see what designs of engagement ring trends 2021 has in store for you, you will definitely be willing to buy them. Check out the popular engagement ring trends we have compiled for you:
Engagement ring shoppers are really going green—here we are not just talking about sustainability, Emeralds are really being trendy right now, and they're expected to be the "it" stone in 2021.
Emeralds have always been associated with serenity and new beginnings, making them a symbolic and perfect choice for many would be wedding couples. We should always keep in mind that emeralds have a softer stone than diamonds, which means that people going for the emerald option as their engagement ring should treat their rings with care, clean it regularly, and try not to knock it against hard surfaces.
We're predicting Standalone Statement bands will be a hot topic in 2021 for these few reasons: They are suitable for both men & women, are more affordable than the classic bridal sets (depends on the style you choose) and in these post-pandemic times, they're very easy to sanitize. The newest designs of bands are bolder than the previous ones, with diamond-encrusted, maximalist cigar bands, luxe signet rings and sparkling eternity bands which give the standard solid metal band a significant fashion upgrade. And, if you have set your heart on an elaborate band but also not willing let go an engagement ring with a centre stone—you've still got a lot of options.
If the idea of rose-cut diamonds is new to you then it’s really a treat for you. They were invented back in the 1500s having a flat bottom and a domed top, resembling a rose bud. Rose cut diamonds offer an antique look, and while they can look less brilliant than other cut diamonds, their flat bottoms make the stone look larger than its actual carat weight.
You most probably would have heard the quote “Old is gold”. Vintage rings are always loved and cherished. Besides being a sustainable ring purchase, vintage rings are elegantly designed, are full of character, and also hold sentimental value. Even couples who love buying new designs still want those vintage vibes.
Vintage engagement rings are the perfect option for the detail-oriented wedding couples. While some will be opting to repurpose a family heirloom or estate jewellery, others will be purchasing new rings with vintage-inspired settings. You can never go wrong with an engagement ring with heirloom quality—it's elegant, glamorous and timeless.
One of the most loving non-traditional ring designs is the two stone rings, but it also holds a serious romantic symbolism. The two stone engagement rings are also called ‘Toi et Moi’ rings, meaning ‘you and me’ in French. These two stone rings symbolize two souls becoming one (can't be more sentimental than this).
While this style is one of our favourites for 2021 engagement ring trends, the concept is actually not new. Napoleon Bonaparte famously got them on the map when he proposed to Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 with a sapphire and diamond ring and recently, Sebastian Bear-Mcclard asked for the hand of Emily Ratajkowski with a princess-cut and pear-shaped Toi et Moi ring.
You can surely call this a Meghan Markle Effect. Ever since this Duchess of Sussex brought her cushion-cut diamond flanked by two round diamonds; this classic setting has been becoming tremendously popular. Having a design similar to the two stone rings, this sparkling option is rich with symbolism. It is also called a trilogy setting in which the three stones historically represent love, friendship and fidelity, or a couple's past, present and future. A custom twist can be given to this setting by mixing up the combination of stone colours and shape.
Of course, Sapphires are classics; Aquamarines, Topaz, Tanzanite, Tourmalines and Blue opals are some of the trending stones we are expecting to be in the trend in upcoming months.
While pink and yellow engagement rings have been a hot favourite among would-be-weds, engagement rings in 2021 are all about putting your heart on "Something Blue." From royal blue ones to aqua gemstones, this engagement ring trend will give you a serious mermaid vibe. To make this beautiful colour work for you, choose a setting and shade of blue that reflects your personal style & the choices will be endless.
The ring industry is continuing to flourish & is catering for contemporary taste. We are observing rise in distinct diamond shapes having less feminine feel to them: Asscher cuts (angular diamond shape), Emerald cuts & Hexagonal cut diamonds are becoming more popular.
Contemporary & unconventional couples enjoy this step-cut nature of diamonds like Emerald & Asscher cuts. Step cut diamonds have geometric design with large, parallel facets giving the ring a little less sparkle than brilliant cut ones.
Nowadays buyers have tended to keep the designs of their engagement ring very simple in 2021, the demand is increasing for the special little details that can set their ring design apart from others, small subtle & intricate details that can only be seen by the wearer like hidden halos & embellishments, small gemstones set into the inside of ring’s band or diamond set bezels.
The best hidden halo rings will always be timeless, refined but will carry a sweet, sentimental detail for the wearer to cherish forever. You can also opt for some more unusual shape diamond like and emerald cut or oval hidden halo engagement ring design which will also be a huge hit.
In the split shank ring design, the band of the ring splits in two, either with one, both or none of the parts of the split band set with the diamonds. It’s an ultra-contemporary ring style, and a very beautiful idea for engagement rings in 2021. This style of ring is a little out of the ordinary and can be perfect for those who have a contemporary taste than the traditional ones.
So, to end this we have rounded up a few engagement rings trends for you in 2021. By this you will be prepared for what type of ring you want to buy for your engagement this year.