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While engagement ring trends evolve at a slower pace than regular fashion, there's still plenty to keep up with each year. Unique diamond cuts, east-west settings, and rose gold metals are some of the most popular nontraditional styles while classic solitaire and three-stone rings are favored by many modern brides. It all depends on your aesthetic.
One of the best places to shop for the latest trends as well vintage pieces is Etsy, which is known for being the go-to retailer for unique and creative goods from around the globe. When it comes to weddings, the site has everything from delicate and dainty styles to popular cushion-cut stones and baguette bands as well as budget-friendly options and diamond alternatives. Plus, you can often buy rings directly from the designer and even work with them to create a completely customized design.
“Brides are turning to more unique engagement ring styles, and the trends speak to their interest in expressing their individuality and personal style,” says Dayna Isom Johnson, a trend expert at Etsy. Popular bridal trends in ring choices are "all about putting a twist on traditional styles."
Meet the Expert
- Dayna Isom Johnson is a trend expert at Etsy and judge on the NBC competition show Making It.
Whether you’re craving a custom design, ethically sourced stone or on-trend setting, ahead are 30 engagement rings from Etsy to consider.
What to Look for When Purchasing an Engagement Ring From Etsy
“For generations, the diamond has been the ultimate stone for proposing, but today’s bride isn’t tied to the norm—she wants to express her personal style and choose a ring that reflects her personality—which is why in the coming years, other gemstones will become go-to staples for engagement rings," says Johnson. Popular nontraditional gemstones on Etsy include opals, sapphires, emeralds, and birthstones.
Lab-Grown and Sustainable Diamonds
Lab-grown and vintage diamonds may be hard to seek out at traditional jewelers, but on Etsy, there is a plethora of options. Sustainable engagement rings are one option to consider when you are looking on Etsy. While there are many retailers that are beginning to offer sustainable rings, Etsy has a wide array of sustainable choices.
“Shoppers are becoming increasingly conscious of their purchasing habits, and we’ve seen sustainability on the rise across all categories, including jewelry. Brides are incorporating sustainable elements—from ethically sourced diamonds to recycled metals—into their rings to make a statement without making a big impact on the planet.”
Etsy is also a great resource for finding vintage engagement rings, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure to ask the vendor if the diamond is GIA certified if purchasing a diamond. They should be able to provide you with the proper paperwork to show its certification. If choosing a gemstone ring, ask the vendor if the stone has any inclusions, imperfections, or chipping. Also, ask about the strength of the prongs, as vintage rings tend to have weaker prongs than newer rings.
- How much do engagement rings on Etsy cost? Engagement rings on Etsy vary in price just the same as they would at any other jeweler. You can find rings from $200 to $20,000. It's all about what you are looking for in your ring.
- Can you work directly with a jeweler on Etsy? Yes, it is possible to have a one-on-one experience with a jeweler on Etsy. "For an even more special experience, couples planning their engagement can work directly with many Etsy sellers to customize the ring to exactly what they have imagined," says Johnson.
- How can you be sure you are getting a quality ring from an Etsy seller? When buying from Etsy, it's important to verify that the ring you're getting is a quality item. Try reading reviews on rings that you are considering to see how other customers' experiences with the seller were. Also, if you are buying a diamond engagement ring on Etsy, make sure to ask for the diamond's certification to ensure it is authentic.