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If you do not know where to start, shopping for an engagement ring can be completely daunting. With so many factors like stone shape, gems, setting styles, vintage versus new and more, the number of possible combinations of infinity approaches. In other words, it's easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices you can make. So, before you put yourself in the head, we're here to help you (hopefully) find your perfect match.
Since we are a trend-conscious bunch at Who What Wear, we wanted to look at engagement rings through this lens. Let's be honest, even if it is a piece of jewelry that should last forever, they are also subject to the ups and downs of the trend cycle. To let you know which ring styles will be the most popular for future brides in 2020, we have selected an expert who knows much more about the subject than we do. We teamed up with Olivia Landau, a fourth-generation gemmologist and Founder and CEO of The Clear Cut, who introduced us to four engagement trends, which she saw as cooling this year, and four others that she flooded with inquiries , a telltale sign of an emerging trend.
Scroll down to learn all you need to know about upcoming year's engagement ring trends, and read our tips on in-depth trends.
On the descent: Pear-shaped diamonds
"Pear shaped diamonds were very popular last year, mainly because of the large number of celebrity engagements with pear shaped diamonds (Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Paris Hilton) .I think people were looking for a shape that was a bit I think the Demand for pear shapes this year shifted to ovals (many celebrities used ovals this year) and antique diamonds like old mines and old European cuts. "
Ascending: Oval diamonds
"Oval diamonds have been one of the most popular shapes for some years now, and Blake Lively has boosted this trend with their engagement ring, and since then, celebrities like Hailey Bieber and Sarah Hyland have become engaged in oval bling, and ovals are amazing because they show themselves They have a good carat weight and are very finger-flattering. "
On the descent: East-West settings
"Also this year, the East-West rings have been declining, and we've seen that this unique style of adjustment has been replaced by daintier solitaire rings or Toi et Moi rings (two stone rings)."
Ascending: Platinum settings
"Simple yellow gold or platinum with pavé diamonds was definitely the most sought-after ring style of the year, people tend towards a more classic / timeless style, but still have a dainty and modern touch."
On the descent: rose gold
"Rose gold was one of our most popular metal bridal requests last year, but this year it seems it's all about yellow gold, and I think rose gold was still popular in smaller everyday items in our collection, and it's still a good one in any case A choice for those whose skin color is best complemented by rose gold. "
Ascending: Super thin bands
"Our super thin solitaire with a very thin 1.5mm band is definitely the most requested setting people love the thin, delicate band because it's classic with a modern edge and really pops the diamond! great for stacking and styling with other wrestling. "
On the descent: Chunky halos
"Chunky halos designed only to make your diamond seem larger from afar have been declining for some time, replaced by wafer-thin petal halos that look almost like an extension of the central stone."
Ascending: Hidden atriums
"Hidden atriums have become one of our most popular requirements, a hidden halo essentially adorning a structural part of the existing ring, adding pavé diamonds to the metal wire on the hoop basket, a hidden halo does not change, or does not affect the look of your overall ring like a typical halo, it only offers a spark from the side, which can give you a little pleasure. "
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