We’re about to enter wedding season! While November through February are popular engagement months, the spring and summer months are a popular time for couples to finally tie the knot. While you’re attending wedding after wedding this year, watching happily in love couples say “I do!” your mind may start to wonder–“Will this by my year to say yes?”
If you’re looking to pop the big question in 2018, or think you’re going to be asked it, you’ve probably put a little bit of thought into your engagement ring. In fact, if you’re even anywhere close to that life-changing time in your life, you probably already have your entire wedding planned out on a Pinterest board–since you were like, 15.
While the classic engagement ring styles will always be, well–classic, every year brings a new set of engagement ring trends.
Over the last few years, we saw a lot of engagement rings become very popular and die off. While no trend is ever out completely, modern cuts and shapes like solitaire stones are dying out for 2018.
Totally new engagement ring styles have taken center stage this year and they’re shocking us with their jaw-dropping beauty.
For 2018, people are going old school and shying away from modern styles. Instead, they’re opting for more vintage-inspired, unique rings. The engagement rings for 2018 will turn heads and demand attention, not for the size of their massic rock, but for their interesting design.
These are the biggest engagement ring trends for 2018:
1. Engagement Rings With Colorful Stones
Unlike rose gold engagement rings that have a pinky hue all over, a different color trend is taking over this year. Colored stones and gems are getting a lot of love this year and being featured tastefully in engagement bands in unique ways. From pale blueish hues to bright emerald stones, colorful engagement rings are in.
2. Open Rings
Far from the traditional engagement band style, open rings are growing in popularity this year. The cool style fits into the current fashion scene and looks very unique. Jenny Klatt of Jemma Wynne told Brides that the style is “alternative, but still feels timeless. It gives brides a real opportunity for personalization.”
3. Oval-Cut Diamonds
While we’re not seeing simple solitaire stones in engagement rings as often now, oval-cut diamonds have more of a vintage-look to them. They’re still simple, but the oval shape feels more timeless than the modern circle stone.
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