2017 Engagement Ring Trends

The hottest diamond engagement rings right now

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I get many enquiries from couples who are looking for some help to find their perfect engagement ring, so can often see engagement ring trends as they emerge as the questions that I’m asked change over time.

And while there are always some constants – classic round brilliant diamond solitaires are still the style that I’m asked about the most –  there are always some interesting variations that come and go over the years.

This post is a summary of the engagement ring styles and trends that are popular right now – either because they’re new and interesting for this year, or because they are making a comeback.

Rose Gold

Rose gold engagement rings have been fashionable for the last few years, and this trend is definitely continuing in 2017. It’s a stylish and romantic choice, and one of the best things about rose gold is that it is flattering to all skin tones.

Rose gold rope solitaire engagement ring, James Allen

The woven rope style band gives this ring a modern twist on the classic solitaire. Click to view

Classic Halo Diamond Engagement Ring, Blue Nile

This beautiful rose gold halo engagement ring has 36 individual diamonds in the halo and band, adding an additional 1/4 of a carat weight of diamonds in addition to the center stone. Click to find out more.

Unique Halos

Halo settings with round or cushion-cut diamonds have one of the most popular styles of the and 5-6 years, and it’s easy to see why.

The ring of diamonds surrounding the center stone catch the light from any angle, meaning that your ring will always sparkle brilliantly. This year, we’re also seeing a rise in the popularity of more distinct, retro-inspired variations.

Art Deco inspired octagonal halo engagement ring, James Allen

Milgrain detailing, baguette side stones and an octagonal bezel all add to the vintage feel of this Art Deco-inspired engagement ring. Click to find out more.

Monique Lhuillier Baguette Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

The double halo of baguette and round brilliant diamonds (with a total carat weight of over half a carat) make this an utterly glamorous but strikingly sophisticated ring. Click to view more.

Split shank

Split shank rings put an interesting twist on more standard solitaire or pavé engagement ring settings. Whether it’s a split V shank, split band, or ‘infinity twist’, where the intertwining strands of metal and symbolizing infinite love and intertwining fates, each ring is a distinctive choice.

Split Shank Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring features a delicate and modern variation on the pavé setting, with 32 diamonds set into its shanks as they elegantly taper outwards to envelope the center stone. Click to view more.

Crossed Solitaire Engagement Ring, Brian Gavin

Two delicate bands of 18k white gold wrap across each other in perfect symmetry in this distinctive and stunning variation on the classic solitaire engagement ring. Click to view more.

Simon G.Fabled Diamond Engagement Ring, Whiteflash

This sparkling modern white gold engagement ring an eye-catching twisted design, accented by .22 ctw of shimmering round cut white diamonds. Click to view more.

Elaborate side views

An upcoming trend is the inclusion of intricate details tucked away and visible only from the side of the ring of the ring. The lovely thing about these details (even including hidden diamonds) are they they’re a hidden secret, known only to you.

Verragio 4 Prong with Rose Gold Shoulders Engagement Ring, Whiteflash

This diamond engagement ring setting by Verragio features a seemingly-simple shank with rose gold accents, but with a hidden surprise. The inside of the ring includes millgrain, intricate scroll work and a hidden diamond. Click to view more.

Monique Lhuillier Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

This platinum engagement ring, produced in collaboration with bridalwear designer Monique Lhuillier showcases 114 diamonds in the band, shank and halo and two pink sapphires hidden under the bezel in a design that reflects pure sophistication.

Delicate silhouettes

Fine, delicate bands are increasingly popular as they give an engagement ring a dainty and feminine feel. They’re also perfect for smaller fingers and mean that the diamond looks comparatively larger than it would against a wider band.

Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring, Blue Nile

Elegant in its simplicity, this petite solitaire is a classic frame for your choice of center diamond in any shape. Its beautiful simplicity shows that you don’t have to splash out on a giant diamond or an over-the-top setting to have a ring that makes an impact. Click to view more.

Petite Micropavé Diamond Engagement Ring, Blue Nile

Delicate and beautiful, this diamond engagement ring in 14k rose gold features a half circle of 22 sparkling micropavé diamonds to complement your choice of center diamond. Click to view more.

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Fancy colored accents

Colored gemstone have been increasing in popularity as center stones for engagement rings, but also as sidestones. The brilliance and durability of a diamond as a center stone, paired with distinctiveness of the colored gem side stones is a great combination, and much more likely to hold up to every day wear than a ring with a gem center stone.

Classic Pear Shaped Sapphire Engagement Ring, Blue Nile

Two velvety blue pear-shaped sapphires draw the eye directly to the center diamond, making it the star of the show. Click to view more.

Three stone trillion shaped emerald engagement ring, James Allen

This ring featuring two emeralds in the less common trilliant cut, all set in a wire basket with a slightly rounded, airline shank. Click to view more.

Geometric Shapes

While softer shapes, like the cusion cut diamond, have been popular over the last few years, in 2017 we’re seeing a shift towards more angular, geometric designs.

Art Deco Geometric diamond engagement ring, James Allen

This Art Deco-inspired halo ring uses dramatic geometric shapes and pavé accents to complement the center diamond. The frame of the ring has an open design to allow light to pass through, ensuring that as much light as possible enters the diamond and it sparkles brilliantly. Click to view more.

Engraved basket bezel ring, James Allen

The beautifully embellished basket and incredible sparkle from the baguette side stones and pavé on the band, make this the quintessential vintage engagement ring with a practical twist. Click to view more.

Pear & Marquise shapes

While round brilliant and princess cut diamonds are undoubtedly still the most popular shapes, pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds are making a comeback. A big bonus for both of these shapes is that they look large for their carat weight plus they instantly slim and elongate the finger.

Petite marquise channel-set cathedral engagement ring, Enchanted Diamonds

This ring pairs a slim band with channel set diamonds with a marquise shaped stones – combining two of the trends of 2017. V-shaped prongs protect the delicate points of the marquise diamond, ensuring that this ring will always stay beautiful. Click to view more.

Pear halo engagement ring, Enchanted Diamonds

The pear diamond is one of the least common shapes, but one of the most elegant. By teaming it with a halo setting, this teardrop engagement ring adds more than a touch of glamor to the striking pear shape. Click to view more.

Unique vintage designs

Take a cue from vintage-inspired trends and consider a ring with Victorian or art deco flair. You can’t go wrong with an engagement ring with an heirloom quality—it’s both glamorous and timeless.

Vintage scalloped diamond engagement ring, Zoara

Edwardian-inspired, this diamond engagement ring is crafted in 14k white gold and features 1/10 of a carat of petite diamonds set in an elegant marquise and dot pattern, with milgrain edges to add to the vintage feel. Click to view more.

Vintage Octagonal Halo Engagement Ring, James Allen

The clean geometric lines of this Art Deco-inspired ring are accented with milgrain details, while the sculpted pavé shank adds a touch of femininity to this bold, dynamic engagement ring. Click to view more.