New Engagement Ring Trends

Colorado, Jewelry & Accessories

Top row, from left: Todd Reed (rough-cut diamond), Philip Zahm (colored gem); Middle row: Custom Walters & Hogsett (Asher cut); Bottom row, from left: both Hearts on Fire (solitaire and low-profile setting)

The holiday time "engagement season" is almost here, so we asked Mark Vieregg of Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers in Boulder, CO for his predictions of which engagement rings he thinks are going to be popular this season.

Vintage-inspired:"Asher cut diamonds, which are square and step cut, have a timeless look," says Mark.

Rough-cut diamonds: "No two rough cut diamonds are identical, which makes a unique statement," says Mark.

Colored diamonds and gems: "Pink and yellow diamonds have made their way into Hollywood engagement headlines over the past few years, but natural sapphires in a variety of colors—featured as the center gemstone or as an accent—are gaining in popularity," says Mark.

Solitaires: "The elegant solitaire ring has a perennially high fashion look," says Mark.

Custom rings: "More and more couples are finding ways to customize their rings for their particular lifestyle. For example, low-profile settings are in for active brides who want a look they can wear for work and play," says Mark.

Which style do you like best? Browse more engagement ring styles at and in our Engagement Ring Gallery. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Colorado

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