5 Engagement Ring Trends We’re Predicting for 2020
There are usually two types of people at the beginning of the new year: the “never miss a Monday crowd” and the “new year, same me” advocates. But no matter what group you’re a part of, what day of the Whole30 you’re on, or how many eye rolls you’ve had since being back at the office, we can all agree on one thing: avoiding work to look at engagement rings is a universal interest. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the gorgeous rocks and check out the five 2020 engagement ring trends we’re seeing and predicting this year!
#1 Lab-Grown Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but they are really real—and seriously gorgeous!
Lab-grown diamonds are “chemically, physically, and optically” identical to mined diamonds. That’s right, no matter which type of diamond you choose for your ring, no one will be able to tell the difference, because the only difference is where they were formed.
So what exactly does that mean? Pretty much a lab-created diamond is “grown” inside a lab using cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural diamond growing process, meaning it is exactly the same as those grown beneath the Earth’s surface.
Unless, of course, you looked at the price tag. Because lab-grown diamonds can cost up to 40% less than naturally occurring diamonds! That’s why more couples are opting for alternative engagement ring stones. Trust us, that’s a lot more money to spend on a honeymoon for the exact same level of glamour on your finger! Think about it, wouldn’t you rather spend an extra week with your love at the beach with a beautiful ring on your finger…we sure would!
#2 Vintage-inspired rings
Although some couples take the true vintage route by passing down a family heirloom or scoping out a ring at an antique store, many jewelers now give the option to have a vintage style with a brand new ring.
From Art Deco to Mid Century Modern, there are tons of styles available with intricate detailing, floral accents, and geometric center stones. Couple your ode to the past with a lab-grown diamond to bring a modern touch to your vintage ring.
#3 Rose gold rings
Although we saw the popularity of rose gold rings spike in 2019, the prediction is a continued interest in 2020. This gorgeous pink metal is stunning against all skin tones and the perfect option for an engagement ring, wedding band, or stackable ring.
Rose gold is a great option for a trend-setting bride-to-be who is looking to stand out from the crowd. Most commonly, rose gold stands for passion and refinement, but the color also lends itself to providing a very feminine touch.
#4 Delicate bands
One of the biggest design trends we’re seeing for engagement rings in the new year is the desire for an extremely delicate band. No matter what size the diamond is, a thin, wispy band has gained popularity and brands are taking note.
Many jewelry companies are now offering thin engagement rings with intricate matching bands that complete the overall look of the bridal set & make your ring look great from every angle. Skinny bands are also very on-trend for stackable bands, as you can fit 2-3 on your ring finger in addition to your wedding and engagement rings.
#5 Mix and match
Finally, we’ll be seeing much more mix and match in regards to styles and colors in rings. Although there are some engagement rings that feature two different metal colors, the majority of metal mixing comes from a different colored engagement ring vs wedding band. For example, someone who has a white gold halo ring might mix it with a rose or yellow gold pavé matching band.
Style mixing is also becoming more popular as vintage rings become more prevalent. So even if an individual’s engagement ring is art-deco inspired, they might accompany it with a more traditional wedding ring.
No matter which metal types and styles that are trending, an engagement ring really comes down to personal preference. This is a piece of jewelry that you’ll likely be wearing every day, so make sure it is something you absolutely love!