The first month of 2016 is not even over and we are already thinking ahead toward the annual engagement ring season. The season technically runs from early December through the first part of February, but who’s counting? There will be plenty of couples getting engaged throughout this coming year – from spring to summer to autumn, and into next winter.
Are you planning to pop the question to the love of your life? If so, it might help to know what the trends are for 2016. Trust us when we say there are some great ones. This year looks to be an excellent year if you are the kind of person hoping to get a custom engagement ring that is truly unique.
Here are our top five picks for the best engagement ring trends for 2016:
1. Vintage or Truly Antique
It would appear that old is suddenly new again. We see an emerging trend of couples searching out antique engagement rings that they can have cleaned and restored. Obviously, going the antique route ruins any possibility of getting something custom-designed, but those who love antiques are probably not interested in custom designs anyway.
If you cannot find an antique, or you want something that combines reflections of the past with a modern flair, vintage designs are also in. For example, a ring with a vintage design might combine a Victorian setting with a band that is more Art Deco. There are virtually no limits in this arena.
2. Coloured Diamonds Are Making a Splash
Who says your custom engagement ring has to have a traditional white diamond? Certainly not us. In fact, we have noticed that coloured diamonds are really starting to make a splash. Yellow is extremely popular right now, as are black and chocolate diamonds.
3. Floral Motifs
Flowers have always been a great subject for jewellery. For generations, we have loved floral motifs in brooches, earrings, and necklaces. For 2016, floral motifs are now being chosen for engagement rings. The floral motif not only offers you the opportunity to create something truly unique, but it also allows you to combine multiple gemstones for a truly stunning presentation. You can select a single colour or use various colours to create a more authentic flower.
4. The Square Band
How many of us think of square bands when discussing engagement rings? We suspect very few. We always think of rings as circular because, well, they are. That may be about to change this year.
5. Settings with 3 Stones
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, three diamonds make her engagement ring extra friendly. The three-stone setting is emerging as one of the hottest trends among younger couples looking to make an impressive statement. These kinds of rings are often known as trinity or trilogy rings, with the three stones intended to represent the couple’s past, present, and future.
Whatever your taste or preference, there is a beautiful engagement ring waiting for you and the hand of your love. Make 2016 the best year of your life by presenting that special person in your life with a beautiful, custom-designed engagement ring that shows how deeply committed you are. If we can help at Engage Diamond Studio, we would be happy to do so.