Engagement Ring Trends for 2018
Engagement ring styles are ever changing, and while all engagement rings are beautiful, not everything that was in style in 2017 will still be trendy in 2018. Noe’s Jewelry loves all kinds of engagement rings, but the following trends are taking over newly-engaged fingers this year.
1. Oval Diamonds
The vintage vibes given off by oval diamonds have propelled them to the top of the trends in 2018 as vintage styles make a comeback. The oval diamond is the perfect alternative for women who love both emerald and round diamonds. Oval diamonds come in a variety of length-to-width ratios, so there is a perfect stone for everyone. The most traditional ratio is between 1.4 to 1.6, but you can get a stone with a more elongated look or a rounder look. Oval diamonds are popular with simple, delicate bands.
Even celebrities are rocking this trendy cut. Blake Lively and Julianna Hough both sport oval cut engagement rings.
2. Rose Gold
The pinky hue of rose gold makes it a favorite metal for many women, and rose gold has been making its way onto engagement rings for a while now; that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. One of the trendiest engagement ring styles for 2018 includes the romantic feel of rose gold. Rose gold is another vintage ring staple that has made a comeback in recent years in part due to the fact that its flattering on all skin tones.
Rose gold is also popular with morganite stones, which are also popular with women who want an ultra-feminine look for their engagement rings. Even super feminine Lauren Conrad is rocking a rose gold engagement ring.
3. East-West Settings
Most center stones will run vertically on your finger, but a unique twist on an otherwise classic ring is to have the stone run horizontally, or East-West. Almost all kinds of stones can be set in an East-West direction—except those that are completely symmetrical from all directions. Portia de Rossi even rocks an East-West marquis diamond ring.
4. Pear Shaped Diamonds
One of the most unique diamond cuts is the pear-shape. This year, pear cut diamonds are getting their moment in the spotlight on the hands of many brides. The asymmetric, modern shape of a pear-cut diamond makes it stand out, and its long shape is flattering on all hand types, as it elongates the finger. One of Victoria Beckham’s two engagement rings features a huge pear-cut diamond.
5. Halo Rings
Halo rings have been popular for the last few years due to their ability to make the center diamond look much bigger than it actually is. The halo of diamonds surrounds the center stone also add more diamond to a ring, for the girl who wants a shocking number of diamonds on her engagement ring. These angelic rings are still on trend in 2018. Both Carrie Underwood and Natalie Portman have halo rings.
6. Cushion-Cut Diamonds
This old Hollywood staple is back to dazzle the world in 2018. Cushion-cut diamonds lie between a round and princess cut, and they exude a simple elegance that isn’t lost on the women getting engaged this year. Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara both wear glamorous cushion-cut rings.
If you are looking for an engagement ring for that special woman in your life, contact Noe’s Jewelry today at 816-322-7227 or stop by the store in Raymore, Missouri. Noe’s Jewelry is proud to offer engagement rings in a variety of styles, including the ones listed above. A jeweler at Noe’s can help you find the perfect engagement ring in your price range. Noe’s Jewelry wants all upcoming brides to find the ring of their dreams.