Aside from the expected holiday get-togethers and festive New Year's Eve soirées, the holiday season also marks another very important time of year. Not sure what we're referring to? Think sparkly rings and bending down on one knee... Yes, you guessed it, engagement season has arrived! And while the holidays are actually a slower time for weddings (although we do love those festive winter weddings!), it is by far the most popular time for engagements.
Now, you may be thinking, why? I know I am. Well, imagine being snuggled up by the fireplace with your significant other and a hot cup of coco (or cold glass of champagne) in hand and listening to the sound of jingle bells. Sounds magical, right? The holiday season is already such a wonderful time of year, so why not take advantage of this already exciting time? Plus, your families will most likely already be in town so spreading the news makes everything a lot simpler.
So, if think your special someone may be popping that particular question, or if you yourself are doing the asking, then there’s a lot to get done. Between figuring out how to go about proposing to what you might say, there can be a lot of pressure. The most important? Figuring out what engagement ring to buy. Between all the engagement ring trends, the metals, the settings, the center stone... it’s easy to become overwhelmed. That’s why we decided to turn to an expert for help. Oded Edelman, CEO & Co-Founder of James Allen shares with us the five biggest engagement ring trends of the year. Think vintage cuts, uniquely colored gemstones, and super sparkly settings — something for every bride-to-be.
The trendy wrapped design, like this stunning "rope" setting from James Allen, points all eyes to your center stone.
There are plenty of different colors of gemstones — from a feminine pink morganite to a daring and regal green emerald — depending on your style. This pretty round-cut sapphire with a double halo from Tiffany caught our eye — just consider it your “something blue.”
Sparkle and shine at any angle with a classic setting studded in tiny gems. The best thing about these diamond-encrusted settings? They work for both engagement rings and wedding bands.
There’s a reason why everyone loves vintage rings (like this diamond cluster stunner from Erica Weiner), the classic feel and timeless charm makes them one-of-a-kind. https://ericaweiner.com/collections/engagement/products/edwardian-1-2ctw-diamond-cluster-ring
Yes, the ever-so-trendy metal is still, well, on trend! Rose gold has been on our radars for quite some time, and brides-to-be are still digging this romantic hued metal. What we love most about rose gold? The metal lets you show a bit more personality while still giving you that feminine flair, as showcased here in Anna Sheffield's Bea ring.