2017 brought us gorgeous rings, with everything from vintage style to classic diamonds decorating the hands of brides-to-be around the world. But, as the year comes to a close, we're looking forward to the engagement ring trends we'll be seeing in the new year. James Allen shared with us the trends we can expect in 2018.
This trend first came about last year, and with rose gold dawning the fingers of favorite celebs (hello, Lauren Conrad!), it's only fitting that the trend is not only sticking but gaining in popularity in 2018. The "pinkish metal has a timeless feel and gives off elegant, vintage vibes," says James Allen. So it's perfect for the classic bride that wants a little bit of pizzazz.
When you have a diamond surrounded by more diamonds, you have a halo. While this trend has ebbed and flowed throughout the years, James Allen insists that it will be seen everywhere in the new year. "The shine that halos exude is irresistible to any sparkle lover, so there is no doubt that these will make the top trends," they say. "The only thing better than a diamond is tons more diamonds surrounding it."
Pear-shaped rings are classic. In fact, as a recent bride, I can say that pear-shaped rings were found mostly on my mother's friends than my own. But in 2018, brides will be taking a nod from past generations and asking for pear-shaped rocks. "Pear-shaped diamonds are here to stay in 2018," says James Allen. "Social media influencers agree: YouTube star Tanya Barr upgraded her ring to a pear-shaped rock and Instagram star Amrezy recently got hitched with a pear-shaped beauty."
It's been a while since cushion cut has been on the trending list, but in 2018, they will come back in full force. "The cushion cut was popular in old-time Hollywood, and it's back with a dazzling vengeance," says James Allen. "Somewhere in between a round and princess, cushion cut diamonds combine classic simplicity and traditional feel."
If you stay up to date with famous names like the Kardashians or even the royal family, you are probably familiar with emerald cut diamonds. "From Kate Middleton to Kim K, celebs love to don emerald cut engagement rings," they note. "Oval shaped diamonds trended in recent years, but emerald is now the most adored among the glitz and glam that is Hollywood."
Style Me Pretty Contributor - Jessica Tzikas is a freelance writer, editor, and content manager from South Florida, who recently moved back to the sunshine state after living in Philadelphia for the past few years. When she isn't writing, you can find her reading by the beach, spoiling her black lab, and exploring nearby towns with her new husband.