18 Glittering, On-Trend Engagement Rings from Local Jewelers
Featuring rose-gold bands, pear-shaped gems, and more.
Whether you’re getting ready to pop the question, waiting for your partner to propose, or you simply love eyeing a little bit of sparkle, here are the latest must-have styles, according to top local jewelers.
Trend: Three-Stone Styles
“Three is better than one! This three-stone ring is an elevated classic and the six-prong setting is another trend we have our eye on.” -Sophie Hughes, founder and designer
18-karat-yellow-gold band with three diamonds set in 18-karat-gray-gold claw prongs, $5,275, Sophie Hughes.
“I have seen an increase in three-stone rings recently. Clients like how they can pick a classic shape like a round and add different-shaped side stones.” -Hannah Florman, founder and designer
Custom platinum band with a round solitaire diamond and pear-shaped side stones, setting starts at $3,900, Hannah Florman.
Trend: Nature-Inspired Details and Rose Gold Bands
“Contemporary, nature-inspired designs are consistently some of the most loved styles by our customers and social-media audience. The rose gold’s warm tone is flattering on many skin tones and is a romantic choice when paired with floral detail.” -Kathryn Money, vice president of strategy and merchandising
“Fiorella” 14-karat-rose-gold band with 1.5-carat diamond, setting starts at $990, Brilliant Earth.
Trend: Salt-and-Pepper Diamonds
“People are opting for stones with unique, natural qualities instead of traditional white diamonds. Salt-and-pepper diamonds give a classic solitaire a modern and truly one-of-a-kind feel.” -Sophie Hughes, founder and designer
18-karat-yellow-gold band with a claw prong and salt-and-pepper solitaire, $3,744, Sophie Hughes.
“Our customers love the salt-and-pepper diamond trend because it maintains the durability of a diamond, but gives a truly one-of-a-kind look to classic styles.”- Emily Scott Surette, founder and designer
“The Double Point” 14-karat-rose-gold band with salt-and-pepper diamond, $2,350, E. Scott Originals.
Trend: Oval Diamonds and Yellow-Gold Bands
“Elongated, fancy-shaped diamonds, including ovals, have gained in popularity over the past year as they create a flattering look and appear to lengthen the wearer’s finger. Additionally, yellow gold has been having a moment and more brides are opting for this warm tone.” – Kathryn Money, vice president of strategy and merchandising
“Aria” 18-karat-yellow-gold band with 2-carat diamond, setting starts at $1,090, Brilliant Earth.
Trend: Pear-Shape Diamonds
“Although the classic round solitaires remain our most popular cut year after year, we’ve sold quite a few pears diamonds in 2019. Celebs have been choosing a wide range of diamond shapes lately, which makes brides-to-be a bit more comfortable choosing something different and personal.” -Donna DePrisco, vice president and general manager
18-karat-white-gold band with a pavé setting and a pear-cut center diamond with diamond halo, price upon request, DePrisco Diamond Jewelers.
Trend: Emerald-Cut Diamonds
“Emerald-cut diamonds have become a favorite amongst celebrities and can be seen on the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Amal Clooney. This trend is made even more striking in a three-stone setting featuring tapered baguettes for a streamlined, art deco look.” – Kathryn Money, vice president of strategy and merchandising
18-karat-white-gold band with a 2-carat center diamond and tapered baguettes, setting starts at $1,390, Brilliant Earth.
“We are seeing tons of beautiful emerald-cut rings. Some are solitaire, sometimes in a bezel, and others feature side stones such as baguettes.” -Megan Flynn, co-owner and designer
Custom platinum ring with 2.09 emerald-cut diamond, starting at $8,000, M. Flynn.
Trend: East-West Settings
“This is very popular right now. It’s nice way for a client to pick a traditional stone like an oval diamond or an emerald and put a personal twist on it.” -Hannah Florman, founder and designer
Custom 14-karat-yellow-gold band with platinum prongs and an oval-cut diamond, starting at $1,2000, Hannah Florman.
Trend: Stackable Rings
“Low-profile settings and the rings’ ability to stack are key with our clients.”-Laura Preshong, founder and designer
“Clementine” 14-karat-recycled-yellow-gold band with oval-cut diamond, $4,726, Laura Preshong.
Paired with: “Helen” 14-karat-recycled-yellow-gold band with diamond melee, $1,475, Laura Preshong.
“We specialize in alternative engagement rings, so we find [that] people who come to us are often drawn to colored stones for their rings. We always recommend sapphires for their durability and their wide range of color.” – Emily Scott Surette, founder and designer
“The Accented Modern” 14-karat-yellow-gold ring with a matte finish and Ceylon sapphire stone, $2,275, E. Scott Originals.
“We are seeing a lot of sapphire center stones!” -Megan Flynn, co-owner and designer
Custom platinum band with an oval Ceylon sapphire and epaulette side stones, starting at $12,000, M. Flynn.
Trend: Cushion-Cut Diamonds
“After Meghan Markle’s cushion-cut diamond engagement ring, we’ve seen a greater interest in this diamond cut.” -Donna DePrisco, vice president and general manager
18-karat-white-gold band with cushion-cut solitaire diamond and diamond shank, price upon request, DePrisco Diamond Jewelers.
Trend: Two-Stone Styles
“Ever since we created this ring, we have a lot of requests for this style of engagement ring. In fact, we are making another one with an oval-cut diamond and a heart-shaped Argyle pink diamond.” -Cynthia Britt, founder and designer
“Princess and Pear” 18-karat-yellow-gold band with a sapphire and diamond, price upon request, Cynthia Britt.
Trend: Diamond Bands
“We’ve had a lot of requests recently for engagement rings with diamond bands. It’s a way of adding more glamour to the ring.” -Cynthia Britt, founder and designer
18-karat-yellow-gold band with cathedral-set diamond, price upon request, Cynthia Britt.
Trend: Delicate, Vintage-Inspired Styles
“Vintage-inspired pieces in yellow and rose gold are currently on-trend. Our clients are selecting delicate, simple solitaire rings with primarily round, oval, and marquise center stones.” -Laura Preshong, founder and designer
“August” 14-karat-recycled-rose gold band with marquise-cut diamond, $6,171, Laura Preshong.
Trend: Unique Shapes and Mixed Metals
“It’s important to us that each ring we make is unique and ethical, so using reclaimed or antique diamonds that aren’t ‘perfect’ is our favorite way to make that statement.”- Emily Scott Surette, founder and designer
“The Sunrise” 14-karat-white-gold band with 14-karat-yellow-gold prongs and a half-moon reclaimed diamond, $3,200, E. Scott Originals.
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