Bridal jewelry comes and goes but some trends make a lasting statement. In 2021, you can expect to see some stellar designs that are sure to highlight the recipient’s individual style. If you are in search of a unique engagement ring to symbolize the love and commitment between you and your significant other, try one of 2021’s top trends.
1. Vintage-Inspired Engagement Rings
Capture your love story in a vintage-inspired engagement ring with an old world charm. Vintage-inspired engagement rings offer the best of both worlds – a decades old look with the sparkle and integrity of modern jewelry. So what characteristics can we expect to see with this trend? Floral motifs, etched metals, triple set stones, and colored gemstones like rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, just to name a few.
2. Blue Engagement Rings
While engagement rings can be found in a wide assortment of color, few have the allure of blue engagement rings. From cool turquoise to royal blue hues, blue is a highly versatile color that works with nearly any jewelry design. In previous years, yellow and pink stones were trendy, but in 2021, blue gemstones like sapphires, tourmaline, and aquamarine will move to the forefront of jewelry cases.
3. Round Solitaire Engagement Rings
The classics always return and the round solitaire engagement ring is no different. Both the round and oval varieties have regained popularity after more dramatic trends, like cushion cuts, have dwindled. The solitaire engagement ring consists of a single diamond, although solitaire designs can also have alternative stones like Montana sapphires, blue topaz, or red rubies.
4. Band-Style Engagement Rings
When most people think of engagement rings, they envision flashy diamonds or large colored stones. In 2021, you can expect to see more minimalistic engagement ring styles that eliminate the large center stone and focus on the band itself. Band-style engagement rings can range from plain smooth or textured bands to more intricate options like bezel-set diamond eternity bands. These bands can also save couples’ money by serving as both an engagement ring and wedding band.
5. 3-Stone Engagement Rings
The traditional 3-stone engagement ring has been around for decades but is making a major comeback in 2021. However, these rings have experienced a few updates compared to similar styles of the past. Instead of featuring a prominent center stone with smaller side stones, this year’s 3-stone engagement rings will have three large stones of the same or different cuts that make a real statement.
6. Alternative Gemstone Engagement Rings
Diamonds are no longer the go-to when choosing an engagement ring. Many modern couples prefer the beauty of color. This year, you’ll likely see engagement rings with bold-colored stones popping up everywhere, from yellow citrine and green jade to blue sapphire and purple amethyst. These bright colors create pieces that are artful and edgy, perfect for the modern day couple.
7. Rose Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
The rose cut diamond engagement ring is a throwback that we welcome with open arms. Rose cut diamond rings experienced a high level of popularity back in the 1500s due to their unique flat bottom and domed top that resembled the shape of a rose bud. Today, these antique-inspired diamonds can be found in many modern options while retaining their old-world charm. With their flat bottoms, rose cut diamonds also appear larger than their actual carat weight, giving the buyer more value for their dollar.
8. Off-Set Stone Engagement Rings
If you adore the look of classic 3-stone engagement rings, you’re sure to love this off-set stone trend. Off-set stone engagement rings feature diamonds that give the illusion that they’re floating on air. These rings often appear with a large center stone and two petite side stones. You’re likely to see this trend with some unconventional characteristics, such as tiny spirals that transform the jewelry from a simple ring to a piece of art.
9. Yellow Gold Engagement Rings
For the past several years, jewelry trends have focused heavily on white gold and rose gold engagement rings. This year, yellow gold will make a more prominent presence. Yellow gold remains a classic choice for bridal jewelry as the warm hue complements many skin tones and offers a luxury look that can be hard to achieve with white-toned jewelry. Yellow gold is also a stunning background color for white diamonds or colored gemstones.
10. Pastel-Hued Engagement Rings
Pretty pastels are once again returning to the jewelry scene. From pale pinks and blues to soft yellows and greens, you’ll likely see a rainbow of pastel gemstones such as aquamarine, morganite, and citrine. While these stones are not as bold as standard jewel tones like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires, they are the perfect option for brides that prefer more subtle jewelry.
Build a Custom Engagement Ring
One of the biggest trends in 2021 that is being offered by more and more jewelry stores is custom designed jewelry. If you are struggling to find the perfect ring, then personalized, handcrafted jewelry may be the solution. At Chinchar Maloney, we work directly with customers to design and create custom engagement rings that meet their unique style and preferences.
Our collections reflect some of the most popular trends in bridal jewelry, such as modern rustic jewelry, natural diamond engagement rings, and Montana sapphire engagement rings. To build an engagement ring that is truly one-of-a-kind, contact Chinchar Maloney today to schedule a consultation.