What Are the Top Wedding Ring Trends for 2020?
Purchasing a wedding or engagement ring is a deeply personal experience. But the most important thing is to select the piece that is perfect for you.
But there are a lot of options out there. From cut to choice of setting and precious metal, it can be intimidating to know where to start your search.
To help you on your way, we’ve summarised the top choices for wedding and engagement rings in 2020.
The solitaire oval
The oval diamond has enjoyed prominence of late. In fact, the oval is one of the most in-demand shapes right now. Perhaps this is because of a number of recent celebrity engagements that have included oval stones, or perhaps it is because buyers are taken by the soft elegance of this shape.
Many opt to set the oval in solitaire. The result is sleek, and modern. The oval takes the place of the pear-shaped diamond, which was a favourite in 2019.
We’ve seen a great deal of couples selecting rose gold in recent years. But that trend seems to have run its course. In its place comes yellow gold. This choice of precious metal works particularly well with more vintage styles of ring, which are also a top trend item right now.
The halo is a favourite of the modern bride. In addition to maximising sparkle, the halo helps a central stone to appear larger than it is. But designers are seeing more and more of the hidden halo in 2020.
The hidden halo is subtle and elegant, and ads understated umph to a stone set in solitaire. The hidden halo trend is accompanied with a move to skinnier bands that place even more emphasis on the central stone.
Antiques and vintage styles of ring have been popular for several years now, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. As buyers become increasingly conscious of their spending habits, many opt to source a genuine antique, or upgrade a treasured family heirloom for their wedding or engagement rings.
Others choose to design a custom ring with vintage flair. And it is for this reason that designers report a revival of famous Deco cuts such as the asscher.
Similarly, sustainably-sourced stones are hugely important in the wedding and engagement ring industry. More and more buyers are pushing for ethics in the market, especially as more millennials and gen Z’s prepare to make these purchases.
Since these rings are a deeply personal reflection of our individual style and romantic relationships, it follows that the choice of stone reflects the growing commitment to ethics, and increasingly sustainable buying habits.
As more and more couples search out pieces that are unconventional, unique and express a personal sense of style, we’re seeing many opting for colourful stones.
With this trend comes emeralds and sapphires that are sure to stand out!
So now that you know what is popular right now, you’re all set to search out your perfect piece.