Whether you already have your dream engagement ring picked out,or if you’ve just started dropping hints to your partner-to-be about what kind of style you want, it’s smart to get clued up in the latest engagement ring trends for 2020. From stunning sustainable rings to contemporary diamond designs, get in-the-know with our handy guide.
Rose gold engagement rings
Rose gold engagement rings are experiencing a revival, and they’re the perfect choice for those who want something less traditional and a little more ethereal. As an elegant alternative to platinum or yellow gold, rose gold is a great contemporary choice. A pretty pink hue is oh-so-romantic and suits all skin tones. If you ask us, this style is a real winner.
Multi-diamond engagement rings
Last year, three-stone engagement rings proved to be super popular, and for 2020 you can expect to see even more diamonds. Five and seven stone rings will be key styles to covet, as well as rings with diamond micro-settings placed halfway alongside the band. And remember: multi-diamond engagement rings also look great when stacked next to wedding bands.
Minimalist engagement rings
Sometimes, less is more, and when it comes to engagement rings this means slick lines and dainty diamonds. For an understated design that’s still stunning, opt for delicate detailing like a plain band paired with one stone. If you’re considering a glitzier wedding band, it’s wise to consider a minimalistic engagement ring.
The Heirloom Ring
There’s something intrinsically magical about an heirloom engagement ring. From its one-of-a-kind appearance to its rich history to its sentimental value, it can be really special to propose with an heirloom ring. While the changes to the ring may be few and far between, you could get creative and add some of your personality. Mix metals, design a band that fits snugly against the ring or curate a stunning stack of rings that both show off the heirloom and include the contemporary styles you love.
Diamond Rings in History
- Then Princess Elizabeth announced her engagement to Prince Philip in July 1947. The Queen’s three-carat diamond ring features a solitaire and five pave diamonds on either side on a platinum band, and was made using jewels from a diamond and aquamarine tiara that belonged to Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.
- King Felipe of Spain gave Queen Letizia a unique and non-traditional diamond ring. Instead of having a larger diamond as the centre, the band had diamonds all around it like a simple wedding ring.
- Prince Carl Philip of Sweden gave Sofia Hellqvist a diamond ring he designed himself.
- In the 1950s, Prince Rainier of Monaco gave Grace Kelly a diamond sparkler from Cartier, and Grace even wore it in one of her final films.
- Crown Princes Mette-Marit of Norway was given a yellow gold ring with diamonds and rubies that had previously been given to Crown Prince Haakon’s mother, Queen Sonja and grandmother, Crown Princess Märtha.