A new year means a plethora of new trends that everyone would follow to stay in vogue. Engagement ring trends for marriage proposals, although less prone to rapid change, are no different. An engagement ring is a reflection of your love and dedication to your partner.
While simple designs are a classic choice, step out of the box for your loved one. From adorning fingers with a fashion-forward trilogy or a vintage ring to the environmentally sustainable bands, here are five engagement ring trends that you will see in 2023 according to the experts.
- Oval Engagement Rings
Famous Jewelry designers Maggi Simpkin and Leigh Plessner have predicted oval engagement rings as a top choice in 2023. The Knot Jewelry & Engagement Study in 2021 has declared oval engagement rings with coveted center stones as the most popular rings among modern couples. From social media to the fingers of celebrities like Blake Lively, Kate Middleton, Hailey Baldwin, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry, oval-cut stone rings are sparkling everywhere.
The London-based jewelry designer Emma Clarkson Webb Bespoke credits Kourtney Kardashian and Hayley Bieber for getting the oval cuts trendy in 2023. According to her, “Either a single stone, halo or three stone ring and I predict them to still be incredibly on-trend for next year”.
- Statement Wedding Bands
With the many uncertainties that the pandemic of 2020 brought, more people are setting their sentiments and loved ones as their priorities. They do not only want their special band to be ethical and beautiful but also the one that is unique and represents them individually. The best jewelry item to reflect a story, personality and affection is a statement wedding ring with a custom design.
You can upgrade these rings with sparkly eternity and maximalist cigar bands, diamond-encrusted, and luxe signet rings. These bands are predicted to be trendy in 2023 among couples for many reasons; these are affordable, easy to sanitize, and gender-neutral.
- Lab-Created Diamonds and Diamond Alternative Rings
Lab-created diamonds continue to gain popularity in 2023 among environmentally conscious couples as these are more ethical and conflict-free. These stones are chemically and physically similar to mined diamonds and as valuable as real diamonds. Just because they grow rapidly, their supply chain is much shorter, which makes them less expensive.
Cubic zirconia, moissanite, opal, topaz, and white sapphire engagement rings are some of the best diamond alternatives. If you want a diamond engagement ring at a slightly lower price but with the same beauty, durability, and larger size, such alternative stones stand out among all the others.
- Two or Three Stones Engagement Rings
Add more diamonds-add more sparkle! Not only to the beautiful engagement ring but also to the sentiments to cherish your loved ones a little more. Two-stone diamond rings are commonly known as “Toi et Moi” (you and me). According to ring designer Lindsey Scoggins, the two stones of these rings represent “love stories and partnerships.” From Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 to Emily Ratajkowski, Megan Fox, and Ariana Grande in 2022, Toi et Moi has always been trendy due to its classic and timeless setting.
The next big thing in 2023 is three stone rings. Three-stone engagement aka ‘trinity rings or trilogy rings’ symbolizes the past, present, and future of your relationship. This classic setting-with-a-twist style is the latest trend to adorn fingers. Don’t be surprised if you catch Princess Beatrice, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Miranda Kerr, and Jessica Simpson wearing trinity rings.
- Vintage-Inspired Rings
Nobody can resist the blue sapphire that Kate Middleton wears in a vintage engagement ring that belonged to Princess Diana. It is in the absolutely best condition to date, but yours might not be! Many brides prefer upscaling their vintage rings by placing the stones of old rings in more modern settings for a contemporary feel.
Redesigning or polishing the original rings is also trendy nowadays. TV shows such as Bridgerton and The Great have a huge role in influencing the nostalgia trend of using or upscaling vintage items including dresses, engagement rings, and other jewelry items.