THE FIVE BIGGEST ENGAGEMENT RING TRENDS FOR 2020
If you are planning on getting engaged in 2020, there is plenty of excitement to look forward to. Of course, one of the highlights will be finding the perfect engagement ring. To help you plan your proposal and be timeless for your engagement this year, we’ve put together a list of what is expected to be the five biggest 2020 engagement ring trends. Knowing what the most fashionable engagement rings are going to be might inspire you in finding the perfect engagement ring to symbolise your love in style.
This January does not only mark the start of a new year, but the beginning of a new decade; one that will bear witness to new fashion and jewellery trends like we have never seen before. When it comes to engagement rings in 2020, the attraction to colourful gemstones is expected to be bigger than ever. Where gemstones and fancy coloured diamonds were once considered an avant-garde choice, they are now becoming more trendy choices for engagement rings as brides are looking for that pop of colour. Hence, eye-catching options such as Fancy Yellow Diamonds and tanzanite engagement rings have been surging in popularity. Among the list of celebrity couples that have sealed their love with colourful gemstones in 2019 are Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. The actor proposed on Valentine’s Day with a flower-shaped ring, featuring a deep pink centre diamond, speculated to either be a ruby, pink diamond, or pink sapphire. Other famous celebrity rings include Scarlett Johansson’s light-brown diamond engagement ring.
When it comes to 2020 engagement rings there is one particular colour we expect to see a lot more of – blue - as its colour of the year for 2020. The popularity of this timeless colour, described as "a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection”, could very well see Tanzanite engagement rings becoming a firm favourite in 2020.
SOLITAIRES ACCENTED BY THIN BANDS
Considering the most fashionable engagement rings of 2019, it’s clear that there is a movement toward elegant minimalism that puts focus on the architecture of a ring rather than adding a lot of decoration. After a few years of halo engagement rings being one of the most popular designs, more couples are now also opting for solitaire rings where the centre diamond is accented by either a thin, plain band or an understated pavé style. The elegant “less is more” 2020 engagement ring style is achieved by pairing breathtakingly beautiful diamonds with fine metal bands. Bands made with beautiful metals showcase a solitaire diamond or gemstone better than any other design and truly lets the diamond or gem sparkle.
Some of the latest fashion engagement rings that have made headlines in 2019 featuring a minimalist style include Katherine Schwarzenegger’s mega-carat sparkler and Brittany Snow’s round brilliant solitaire with a pavé band. The Shimansky White Gold Solitaire Ring with a micro-set diamond band is a perfect example of this trend.
Multi-stone or "cluster" rings that feature a combination of diamond cuts are another popular engagement ring trend we are observing this year. Although cluster rings may seem contradictory to the minimalistic 2020 engagement ring trend, this quirky move away from the three-stone diamond ring is expected to gain popularity. Cluster engagement rings are designed with multiple diamonds grouped together instead of a main centre diamond. This look can be achieved with several smaller diamonds in different shapes and colours or with two oversized diamonds arranged side-by-side, like model Emily Ratajkowski's bold engagement ring. If the traditional solitaire setting is not your style, an eye-catching cluster engagement ring could be the perfect choice to make a statement.
While rose gold and platinum have recently topped the engagement ring popularity charts, yellow gold is making more and more of an appearance in engagement rings for 2020. Gold bands compliment Fancy coloured diamonds, white diamonds and coloured gemstones – the Shimansky Emerald Cut Tanzanite Ring is the perfect example. For the bride who loves a timeless design, a yellow gold engagement ring is the perfect choice, especially when paired with a traditional gold wedding band. An additional advantage of yellow gold is that the colour is universally flattering for all skin tones, while the metal is also easy to resize if needed. If you find this 2020 engagement ring trend inspiring, consider the Shimansky Silhouette Single Shank Engagement Ring crafted in 18K yellow gold.
FANCY CUT DIAMONDS
Fancy cut diamonds, the term used for any type of cut that is not round, is expected to be one of the biggest engagement ring trends in 2020. According to experts, women are opting for non-round, longer shapes that create a flattering look as they appear to lengthen the wearer’s fingers. This trend started gaining momentum after Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey Baldwin with an approximately-6ct oval shaped diamond. The much-talked-about ring sparked significant attraction to fancy cut diamonds and since their 2018 engagement, many celebrity couples have opted for fancy cut diamond engagement rings. Some of the most fashionable engagement rings of 2019 that feature fancy diamond cuts include news anchor Hoda Kotb’s emerald-cut diamond ring with a baguette sapphire frame, actress Katie Peterson’s oval-cut diamond ring and the Real Housewives of Orange County star, Kelly Dodd’s pear-cut halo ring. A Shimansky ring that is in line with this look is the Pear Millennium Ring.
FIND THE LATEST FASHION ENGAGEMENT RINGS AT SHIMANSKY
Engagement rings are not only an elegant symbol of a lifelong commitment to one another, but they are a beautiful way to express your individual style and personality. Whether you are a non-traditional bride looking for a dazzling design that will stand out, or in search of a classic style, Shimansky has a variety of on-trend engagement rings for 2020. From fashion-forward, unconventional yellow gold engagement rings to Fancy Yellow diamond and enchanting tanzanite creations. We invite you to visit your nearest Shimansky showroom. Our diamond experts will be delighted to guide you in finding the perfect engagement ring.