Emma Kriho | June 18, 2018

Engagement Ring Trends: 2018

Couples today are opting for more non-traditional routes when it comes to wedding planning, and these modern touches aren’t neglecting engagement rings. A tradition dating back to the 15th century, the concept of an engagement ring has withstood the test of time, but styling has definitely changed. Brides and grooms are personalizing every aspect of their weddings, including that special sparkler! 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year of engagement ring trends that flaunt a personalized style.

Expect the Unexpected

Brides looking to step outside-the-box may opt away from traditional brilliant or princess cuts, and instead, go for more artistic cuts, like pear shape, trillion, or marquise. East-west styles and even hexagon cuts have grown in popularity as well.

Colored stones are also on the rise, from gray diamonds to other precious stones.

Some brides are also straying from classic style and choosing a mix of metals or multiple bands. These popular new trends are making the engagement ring more of a personal style expression than a tradition.

Keeping it Classic

While the definition of traditional may be changing in the engagement ring department, when modern brides hope to find a more classic look, they are gravitating towards vintage and antique rings.

By choosing a vintage style, brides can achieve the best of both worlds by displaying their personal style while also keeping some traditional aspect.

It is very important to today’s brides to find a unique ring, and antique rings are one-of-a-kind pieces full of classic elegance and personality.

Commitment Issues?

As today’s brides are preferring more unique engagement rings, some may worry that they may regret their decision to opt for a trendier setting a few years down the line. However, resetting the stone is easy, and you can easily transform your rock into a beautifully classic ring.

Some couples decide to get their rings redesigned for anniversaries.

Re-working wedding and engagement rings can give new life to a ring and represent the current personal style of the bride through the years.

 

Engagement rings are one of the most traditional elements of a wedding and a marriage, and modern couples are looking for ways to transform the tradition into a personal statement. Through the use of unique colors, cuts, and settings, couples can design a piece that perfectly encompasses their personal style. And there are plenty of options for creating a more traditional ring later on down the line. With every element of a wedding becoming more individualized, the personalization of engagement rings is the perfect way to show off your personal style in a permanent way.

 

All photos courtesy of: https://www.glamour.com/gallery/10-engagement-ring-trends-youll-see-everywhere-in-2018