January 01, 2019

8 Engagement Ring Trends 2019

Every year beautiful engagement ring designs are being released for people to fall in love with. At Diamond Exchange, we like to stay ahead of the curve so we’ve curated some styles that are set to become the most popular engagement rings as we head into 2019. Here are eight upcoming trends to inspire you. 

Split shank

The likes of Blake Lively and Paris Hilton have helped make this bold chic trend - the split shank - popular. Its unique band style pushes the boundaries of traditional jewellery style, makes your ring more striking and strengthens the overall setting.

 
 

Elongated shapes

It’s official: elongated shapes are in! The pear and oval shape are taking over magazines - not to mention the fingers of celebrities like Ariana Grande and Hailey Baldwin. As well as providing some variety from the classic round shape, one of the reasons people are drawn to them is the fact that they appear bigger than other diamonds of the same carat size and can also elongate the look of your finger.


 

 

Horizontal settings

Our Outre collection at Diamond Exchange was ahead of the curve with our horizontal settings, also known as east-west settings. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Portia De Rossi have also been seen sporting these unconventional designs.




Yellow gold setting 

Yellow gold is making a comeback and credit must go, at least partially, to the UK’s most Googled person in 2018: Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. The best thing about this classic tone is that it’s very low maintenance. Trilogy settings are also on the rise.

 



Rose gold bands

There is something so romantic about rose gold that household names like Katie Holmes, Leighton Meester and Hayden Panettiere have embraced. It works with virtually all skin tones and pairs exquisitely with a morganite stone or slightly coloured diamond.





Vintage cuts 

The vintage or retro style - especially art deco - have been popular recently and are set to stay that way. Sported by celebrity favourites like Kylie Minogue, Emily Blunt, Pippa Middleton and Kate Moss, there’s definitely a mysterious quality unique to vintage that enchants people. Whether it’s a family heirloom, a repurposed diamond or an engagement ring made in the vintage style, you’ll fall in love with vintage and its timeless charm.

 



Thick bands

You may wonder why thick bands haven’t come on trend earlier. Able to stand the test of time, their strength and practically have much to be admired. A thicker engagement will be more flattering for longer fingers and look great next to a wedding band with channel set diamonds.

 



Halos

Halos are another enduring trend, loved the world over by women looking for a combination of the traditional look with modern simplicity. A halo is the style with more sparkle and a safe bet for a surprise proposal.

Whether you’re here for inspiration, are in need of an engagement ring buying guide, or just want to ogle some popular engagement rings, it’s nice to be in the know with what the next 12 months will bring. Which trends do you love? Tell us below!