Trying to decide between engagement ring styles for a 2020 proposal? New trends seem to pop up every month, which doesn’t make choosing a ring any easier.
Luckily, there’s nothing we love more than walking customers through every single step of the ring design and purchase process. We’ll help you sort out all the details– traditional or fancy cut, vintage or modern, stackable band or single pave, alternative gemstone or diamond– and everything in between.
In the meantime, if you’re wondering what trends are shaking out to be popular in 2020, check out our favorites below. The list features both vintage classics and modern designs.
Our Favorite Engagement Ring Styles for 2020
Emerald Engagement Rings
Birthstone engagement rings have been gaining popularity over the past few years, with emeralds being the absolute standout. Opting for a birthstone instead of a diamond is just one way future brides are breaking from tradition.
See also: Birthstone Engagement Rings are Trending
Why emerald? Aside from being a perfect non-conventional choice, the gorgeous green hue looks beautiful on anyone. This particular gemstone is associated with serenity and new beginnings.
Affordable pricing is another benefit to proposing with an emerald engagement ring. A bigger stone doesn’t break the bank in this case.
It’s important to note that emeralds can break easier than diamonds. Most emeralds are softer than diamonds, and have more inclusions. It’s still fine to wear anytime; just be sure and keep from knocking it on hard surfaces.
Keep it dry, clean, and stored properly (away from other jewelry).
Hidden Halo Engagement Ring
Halo engagement rings are nothing new, but what’s a hidden halo? It’s a halo somewhere around the main gemstone that’s not automatically seen.
The pavé diamond halos are typically found beneath the main diamond, or just below the girdle. A hidden halo engagement ring looks like any other solitaire from the top. Viewed from the side, the intricate details make an elegant statement.
We love the subtle, but unique style of the hidden halo. It’s a great, classic option featuring a unique twist. It’s perfect for the bride who embodies both tradition and trend.
Vintage Engagement Ring
Vintage engagement rings will always be on trend. Whether it’s a vintage-inspired new design, a family heirloom, or an estate sale find, there’s no wrong way to do it.
Vintage jewelry has become even more appealing in recent years with the demand for sustainable and fair trade jewelry. It’s the perfect route for those that prefer real diamonds over lab grown, but question today’s mining practices. (Most mines are highly regulated these days, by the way.)
Styles from the Victorian period or Art Deco designs make great statement rings. Intricate details, unique shapes, and special touches are all key components to look for in a vintage ring.
The details below usually signify a vintage style:
- migraine: beaded metal pattern
- filigree: metal wire detailing
- elaborate halos
Thin Band Engagement Ring
This style has been trending for awhile now. Dainty bands provide a delicate and sophisticated look that bride-to-be’s can’t get enough of. We don’t expect the demand to stop anytime soon.
Related: Skinny Band Engagement Ring Trend
Traditional wedding band widths fall between 2 and 4 millimeters. The most popular thinner band width is 1.5 mm.
A thinner band engagement ring is ideal for stacking with other rings. And you can be sure the gemstone really pops when it’s set on a thin band.
Classic brides with a modern edge will love the thinner band style.
Two Stone Engagement Ring
Toi et Moi, which is French for ‘you and me,’ is the official name for the two stone ring style. Two gems sit side by side or close to each other, and symbolize two souls becoming one.
The style has actually been around for centuries, but has recently garnered attention after the engagement of model/actress Emily Ratajkowski. Her ring featured a pear cut diamond set next to what looks to be a princess cut.
Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 with a two-stoned sapphire and diamond ring. The ring was actually sold for around $1 million dollars at the Osenat auction house in France back in 2013.
Most jewelry experts predict this style to become even more popular over the next few years.
The most popular engagement ring styles for 2020 are a mix between timeless classics and modern, updated pieces.
Brides are looking for rings to match their unique, personal styles. Today’s popular ring styles definitley reflect the desire to stand out.
If you’re in the market for an engagement ring– whether it’s a traditional brilliant or pear cut diamond OR a unique, custom designed sparkler– call Jonathan’s Fine Jewelers today to make an appointment and see our beautiful selection. Our in house jewelry designers can help you craft any design you can imagine.