5 Engagement Ring Trends to Look Out for in 2022

Opal Engagement Ring to Look Out for in 2022

Looking for the perfect ring for your 2022 proposal?

Every year, thousands of people get engaged all over the world, and every year, certain styles of engagement ring become noticeably more popular than others. Check out this list of 5 engagement ring trends that you need to look out for in 2022 if you need some inspiration for your own ring.

1. Pear Cut Engagement Rings

Pear Cut Engagement Ring
Engagement Ring Trends
Pear Cut Engagement Ring with Diamonds

One of the biggest trends of this year is undoubtedly pear cut engagement rings. This style is ideal for those wanting something different out of their engagement ring. While the pear cut isn’t unheard of for engagement rings, it’s on the rarer side for those you’re likely to see on the street.

The pear cut is simultaneously elegant and unique. As you can see from our examples, there are a lot of different ways to style the pear cut engagement ring. Whether you want something with bling or perhaps a ring that’s a little daintier, there are endless options with pear cut stones. Slimline engagement bands with solitaire pear cuts are also becoming very popular.

2. Vintage Styles

Vintage Style Engagement Ring
Diamond Engagement Ring
Vintage Engagement Ring

Perhaps the digital age has people looking into the past for human connections. Perhaps the desire to be ‘greener’ makes people want to reuse and recycle where they can. Perhaps it is simply the beauty of vintage craftsmanship and style. Whatever it is, we are delighted that vintage style engagement rings are on the rise.

To get the perfect ring to suit this trend, consider the intricate decorative elements you can see in our examples. Delicacy is key with vintage style engagement rings. While the pieces themselves are strong and sturdy, their appearance is timelessly complex and fragile. Anyone with an ‘old soul’ would be well suited to a vintage engagement ring.

3. Toi Et Moi Rings

Toi et Moi Engagement Ring
Two Stone Diamond Ring
Toi et Moi Engagement Ring Style

The toi et moi ring takes its name for the French for ‘you and me’. This utterly romantic jewellery style consists of two stones placed at odds with one another. Intertwining, they represent two lives coming together to form one family. While the examples here show accenting diamonds on the ring shoulders, this isn’t essential – sometimes having just two stones creates a greater impact.

This engagement ring style is fantastic for this hopeless romantics who take symbolism to a whole new level. If that sounds like you or your partner, consider the toi et moi ring when it’s time to pop the question. Create a true love story together.

4. Colourful Stones

Opal Engagement Ring
Colourful Engagement Ring
Sapphire Colourful Engagement Ring

Despite the enduring popularity of diamonds for engagement rings, colourful gemstones are making an appearance this year. Often, there is a specific colour that manages to have its moment in the sun of trending as an engagement ring option. This year, however, we’re noticing that the inclusion of colours of all kinds is taking centre stage.

So, no matter whether it’s the beautiful blues of sapphires or the fiery reds of ruby, or even the stunning iridescence of opals that catches your eyes – go for it! Colourful engagement rings are a sure fire way to stand out, so don’t make this choice lightly. If, however, you’re open to something of a bright and bold challenge, perhaps coloured gemstones are perfect for you.

5. Chunky Metal Rings

Big Metal Ring
Chunky Metal Engagement Ring
Large Diamond Engagement Ring

The popularity of antique rings has risen massively in recent years, and with it, the popularity of thick metal bands. A call back to a time before metals and machinery strong enough to make delicate-looking jewellery, these chunky metal bands are making a huge comeback. More gender neutral fashion trends can be found on runways around the world today, and these rings are an extension of that same trend.

It doesn’t matter if this engagement ring is for a man, a woman, or anyone else. Their beauty speaks for itself, and subtle details like the scrolling florals and star cut settings allow them to stand out from the crowd. Engagement rings like this are especially perfect for someone who likes to get their hands dirty. Anyone who lives an active and practical life will appreciate having a ring that can see them through tick and thin.

Engagement Ring Trends to Avoid

So, we’ve covered the basics of this year’s most popular trends, but there are still some tips to come. Knowing what not to do is every bit as important as knowing what to do. With that in mind, here are a few engagement ring trends you should avoid.

Buying for the popularity is the first pothole to evade. As is the case with other elements of fashion, engagement ring styles go in and out of vogue. So, make sure that you do truly like the ring beyond its moment in the spotlight before you commit to it. It’s no use picking a ring that’s the height of fashion now only for it to spend a lifetime in a jewellery box because you dread to wear it out and about.

The other side of this coin is ensuring that you aren’t following tradition just for the sake of it. This is especially important if there’s a family engagement ring that’s been handed to you for the proposal. If you know the ring isn’t the right style for you as a couple, it’s important to make a different choice. Ultimately, the most important aspect of choosing your engagement ring is making sure it’s something you’d truly love to wear forever. When it comes to your future, don’t settle for anything less than perfection.

If you are getting engaged this year and you want something fashion forward that will sparkle all year, and for all the years to come, try one of these styles for your engagement ring – you won’t be disappointed with the results!

The author’s views are entirely their own and may not always reflect the views of AC Silver.

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