2020 Engagement Ring Trend Predictions You Won’t Want to Miss

With the new decade upon us, the trendsetting team at Shane Co. is anticipating which engagement ring trends you’ll be seeing everywhere this year. Check it out!

1. Geometric Shapes

We predict Art Deco will make a comeback in 2020 — but with a modern twist. Geometric diamonds like baguette and emerald cuts will be go-tos for our new brides, with their sleek, regal look pairing well with both solitaire and vintage settings. 

These diamond shapes are great for the bride who is both on-trend and classic, just like celebrity icons Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Lopez, who both rock emerald cut stones. Emerald cuts will be particularly popular for center stones, with baguettes reigning for accents in engagement ring settings as well as in wedding bands. Here are a few of our favorite examples of this upcoming trend:

Baguette and Emerald Cut Engagement Ring
Baguette Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Emerald Cut Engagement Ring
Baguette and Diamond Classic Engagement Ring
Three-Stone Emerald Cut Engagement Ring
Classic Three-Stone Engagement Ring

2. Yellow Gold

Brides have officially moved away from white gold, embracing the more timeless look of yellow gold engagement rings. 

We predict that in 2020, Hailey Bieber and Meghan Markle will no longer stand out for their classic yellow gold engagement rings. The on-trend metal is most often seen in solitaire settings, which became a popular style in 2019.

Brides also love yellow gold for its versatility, as it allows them to be more flexible in choosing their diamond based on color. With a yellow gold setting, having a more yellow diamond is much less noticeable. Take a look at the gorgeous yellow gold settings below for inspiration.

Vintage Halo Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement Ring
Vintage Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Solitaire Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
Classic 14 Karat Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

3. Sapphires

As we’ve seen in the past few years, brides are increasingly looking for ways to make their engagement rings more personalized and unique to stand out among their friends. 

Choosing a colored stone for your center stone allows you to create a unique, personalized look without losing that engagement ring “feel.”

Sapphires in particular are a perfect alternative to diamonds, as their hardness makes them durable for everyday wear. While the traditional blue sapphire worn by Kate Middleton remains the most popular engagement ring shade, sapphires come in every color of the rainbow, and we expect brides to branch out to even more shades in 2020. The blingy sapphire engagement rings below may just change your mind about this sometimes looked-over trend.

Purple Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring
Classic Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring
Pear-Shape Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

4. Floral Halos

This year, we expect to see a resurgence of floral, Victorian-inspired engagement rings, thanks to their popularity with celebrity trendsetters.

Princess Eugenie, Lady Gaga, Elizabeth Olsen, Katy Perry, and Irina Shayk all stepped out with this style of ring in 2019 and we anticipate that the trend will only grow in 2020.

A simple band paired with a floral-inspired halo gives the ring a unique, feminine look without losing the vintage feel of the halo. We most often see this style paired with a brightly colored sapphire rather than a traditional diamond. View our favorites below.

Floral Inspired Blue Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring
Sapphire and Diamond Floral Halo in 14k White Gold
Pink Sapphire Floral Engagement Ring
Pink Sapphire and Diamond Star Halo Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

5. Unique Solitaires

With classic solitaire engagement rings seeing a rise in popularity over the last two years, we don’t anticipate this changing much in 2020. What we do foresee is couples looking for more unique solitaire rings. Subtle accents like under-halos and east-west settings have become increasingly popular, as they stick to a classic look that puts the focus on the diamond but also adds a bit of personality. Here are some examples:

East-West Set Rose Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
East-West Solitaire Engagement Ring
Cathedral Embellished Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
Cathedral Round Diamond Engagement Ring

Happy 2020 from your friends in the jewelry business, and keep an eye on ShaneCo.com for more gorgeous trendsetting engagement rings!

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