The Most Popular Engagement Ring Gemstone of 2021, According to Google

Right now is also a very popular time to pop the question.

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If you’re thinking of popping the question to your beloved, you’re probably also looking for a wow-worthy engagement ring. Or perhaps you’re expecting a ring soon, so you’re looking for your favorite designs so that you can drop a hint.

Well you’ve come to the right place. We know a thing, or two, about engagement rings, including the hottest trends. We happen to have insight into what gemstone is going to be the trendiest of 2021. This year’s hottest gemstone will probably come as a surprise to you: Amethyst

Amethyst is the top gemstone search on Google this past month. And we can understand why: this gorgeous lilac stone looks flawless in pretty much any setting. Its unique, vibrant color will certainly make for a one-of-a-kind ring. The second highest searched gemstone according to Google Trends? Opal. Another beautiful choice that will set your ring apart from others. And while it is still certainly unique, there are plenty of opal options to choose from.

Brilliant Earth Amethyst Fortuna Ring:

Brilliant Earth Amethyst

Courtesy of Brilliant Earth

Shop Now: $3,140;

Blue Nile Petite Round Amethyst Cabochon Ring

Blue Nile Amethyst

Courtesy of Blue Nile

Shop Now: $440 (Originally $550);,

Blue Nile Emerald Cut Opal Ring:

Blue Nile Opal

Courtesy of Blue Nile

Shop Now: $1,390;

Angara Oval Opal Ring with Floral Diamond Halo

Angara Opal

Courtesy of Angara

Shop Now: $1,628 (originally $1,809);

If you’re still having a hard time finding what you’re looking for, Google Trends recommend their Google Shopping platform, which will allow you to find product availability, great deals via their Price Grid feature, and locate rings at stores near you. You can even find inspo on Google Images and see if your favorites are in stock.

Now maybe you’re wondering how much should you be dropping on this very special ring. Well you’re not alone. According to Google Trends, “how much to spend on an engagement ring” was one of their breakout searches for this past month. We’d recommend however much you feel comfortable with spending. You don't need to spend a fortune to find the perfect ring. There are tons of beautiful options for under $2,000.

And if you’re looking for the best time to get down on one knee? There’s no better time than the present! According to Google Trends, this month, the search term “wedding ring” is the highest it’s ever been. So what are you waiting for? Get more gemstone ideas with the top gemstone searches in 2021, so far.

  1. amethyst
  2. opal
  3. diamond solitaire 
  4. saffron (diamond) 
  5. Alexandrite 
  6. ruby
  7. tourmaline
  8. aquamarine
  9. peridot
  10. hiddenite gemstone

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