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Picking out an engagement ring is a lot harder than it sounds. For starters, there are so many options to choose from. Do you want the classic sparkly princess cut or an elaborate halo design? Maybe you’re more of a sapphire kind of girl. Whatever your personal preferences may be, the whole process can quickly become overwhelming. To help find your perfect sparkler, here’s a roundup of what’s trending in the world of engagement rings right now. You’re going to be wearing that dazzler for the rest of your life, after all, so you better make sure you’re in LOVE with it.
Rose gold: We’ve loved this twist on the expected white gold ever since Lauren Conrad showed off her rose gold engagement ring. Plus, the pink tone of this metal is flattering on pretty much all skin tones. Elaborate halos
: Halo settings have a particular job to do — making the center stone look larger and more sparkly. But these days, you don’t need to stop at the traditional circle of diamonds; you can get as fancy as you’d like with those diamond accents. Mixed-metals
: Who says you have to decide between yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold? Work them all into your bling for an ultra modern feel. Unique shapes
: When most people think of an engagement ring, that traditional princess cut comes to mind. But if you march to the beat of your own drum, switch things up with a different shape. Think: pear, marquise, oval, and emerald. Big and bold
: Why settle for one diamond when you can get many? A composite ring shines brightly thanks to multiple stones set in the middle of the ring (where one center stone normally sits) flanked by accent diamonds in different shapes. This kind of ring is made for the bride who wants a big look at a great value. Colorful stones
: This untraditional style is perfect for a girl who likes to pave her own way. Diamonds come in all sorts of colors, including yellow and pink, but if you don’t want to go the diamond route you have options. Rock an alternate stone such as morganite or go with another gemstone altogether with the likes of rubies and emeralds. Stunning side views
: Your ring should look beautiful from ALL angles, not just from a bird’s-eye view. Pick a design with intricate details so that all your friends can ooh and aah over it from every side. Vintage design
: If you’re all about the vintage vibe, pick an antique-style ring that boasts intricate milgrain detailing. This timeless detail has an heirloom appeal, ensuring a look that will sparkle for a lifetime.Looking for your perfect sparkler? Find it at Zales.