When it comes to diamond engagement rings, the general trend is to stick to the traditional – solitaire, Princess cut and gold bands. But take a close look at what brides-to-be are wearing, and you can always detect subtle changes every year. The only thing constant is the rock on the ring. Unless a lady is particular about wearing a birthstone, diamonds have ruled engagement rings for ages. The tagline of DeBeers diamond mining giant coined almost eight decades ago of “A diamond is forever” still fires up the imagination.
If you are planning to buy an engagement ring for your fiancée and want to know the latest trends, there are two ways that you can go about it. The first is to keep track of what celebrities are wearing. They are the trendsetters and what they slip on their fingers is almost an endorsement of the latest in engagement rings. However, it might be challenging for the ordinary person to splurge at that level on diamond engagement rings.
The second method is to walk into the store of the top jeweller in your town and go through their collection of diamond engagement rings. To keep abreast of the competition, jewellers always study the market and tastes of the consumer to know what is trending and in demand. For instance, if you are a resident of Melbourne, Australia, a visit to ADC (Australian Diamond Company) showroom will help you know the current trends in diamond engagement rings.
Here are the some of the latest trends in diamond engagement rings that have taken the world by storm in 2018.
Coloured diamonds are a rarity and hence very expensive. Yellow and pink diamonds with a fancy grading are more expensive than white diamonds and have an exclusive look about them. For those wanting to add colour to life, there is no better way than to start with the engagement ring.
Oval shaped diamonds
The standout shape in diamonds for engagement rings in 2018 is undoubtedly oval, made famous by the likes of Serena Williams, Ashley Green and Blake Lively. An advantage here is that an elongated cut diamond looks more prominent than a round cut with the same 4Cs. This size illusion of seeming bigger makes it is an excellent investment choice.
Three stone rings
This setting is a style that will never go out of fashion and has been around for decades now and is primarily because of the infinite design possibilities that such an engagement ring has to offer. The shape of the diamonds and their colour can be mixed and matched in any combination that you might want.
Rose gold band
The colour of the band plays a vital role in the aesthetics of a diamond engagement ring. While traditional choices have swung between yellow gold, white gold and platinum, current preference is towards pink gold which is gaining in popularity. It looks beautiful and being gold, will also stand the test of time.
These are some of the options before you that are very popular today and should be considered when you buy a diamond engagement ring in 2018.