There’s not a whole lot to get excited about this year, (sheesh 2020!) but luckily the engagement news hasn’t stopped! And as we near engagement season, we want to share the biggest engagement ring trends of 2020!
At Jonathan’s, we ensure clients are happy with their ring choices for the long haul. That means we’ll never push anyone into an uncomfortable purchase. Instead, our team works with each individual to design and craft the perfect ring according to their tastes and preferences.
Need some ideas? If you’re thinking of proposing soon, take a look at these top engagement ring trends of 2020.
Top Engagement Ring Trends of 2020
The round, brilliant cut diamond is traditionally the most popular choice for engagement rings, but more and more couples are opting for unique stones and designs.
Future brides want a ring that expresses their uniqueness, not another cookie-cutter big box ring style they can find everywhere.
1. Vintage or Antique Rings
Antique and vintage rings are truly the most sustainable engagement ring options available. Vintage rings are usually produced with high quality materials, with gemstones sometimes cut by hand.
No two antique rings are alike, which guarantees no one else will ever have the same ring! And bonus– no new resources or labor are required when you choose an antique ring.
As couples search out greener, more eco-friendly options, we expect this trend to gain even more traction.
2. Emerald Cut Gemstones
We’ve seen a lot of emerald cut engagement rings this year. Just recently, Demi Lovato received a HUGE emerald cut diamond ring. That’s the biggest emerald cut sparkler we’ve seen since J. Lo’s enormous rock from Alex Rodriquez last year.
Why all the hype? The emerald cut is one of the oldest diamond shapes. It gained popularity during the 1920’s Art Deco movement, and has had moments of spotlight over the past few years. It’s an elegant shape with a unique and mesmerizing ‘hall of mirrors’ effect.
Lower cost is another stand out reason more are choosing emerald cuts. They aren’t as popular as say, a brilliant cut diamond. Plus they appear bigger in size due to the extra surface area of the table, so you can get more bang for your buck.
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3. Thin and Dainty Bands
This engagement ring trend has been around for awhile, and it’s still going strong in 2020. Dainty bands put more emphasis on the center gemstone.
An average band width is around 2.5 mm, while a thin, dainty band is anywhere from 1.5mm to 2mm. It doesn’t sound like much, but it can dramatically impact how a ring looks.
There are lots of reasons to choose a thinner engagement ring band:
- Cost effective: (less material = less weight = money saved)
- Stackability: (Mixed and matched stacked rings look better with thinner bands.)
- Minimal appeal: A paired down presentation puts more focus on the main attraction– the gemstone!
Thin engagement ring bands tend to become weaker over time and are easier damaged compared to thicker versions.
A silicone band would be a wise investment for anyone with a thin band ring. It’s a place holder ring for those that workout regularly or use their hands a lot throughout the day.
4. Cluster Engagement Ring
Another top engagement trend for 2020 is the cluster ring. A cluster engagement ring combines different gemstones, cuts, and colors. They can be symmetrical or not, but they always make a statement.
This style is for anyone who desires a more unique and personalized touch. Many choose a cluster ring for symbolic reasons as well. For example, a cluster of different birthstones on the ring may represent each member of the family or special loved ones.
5. Colorful Gemstones
Alternative gemstones for engagement rings are more popular than ever. Emeralds and sapphires are the most requested gemstones, but we’ve even seen pearls make engagement ring appearances. Remember Emma Stone’s snowflake pearl ring from fiancé Dave McCary?
This trend is further proof that some brides are choosing more personalized rings in lieu of traditional diamonds.
Alternative gemstones a great way to showcase individualized style, but they’re also easier on the bank account. That’s a major bonus for budget conscious shoppers.
On the other hand, colorful diamonds can be more expensive than regular white diamonds due to their rare nature. Diamond colors that are considered vivid or intense, like pink or red, are the most expensive of all. An extremely rare, one carat red diamond can be worth upwards of one million dollars.
Final Thoughts on the Top Engagement Ring Trends of 2020
There’s no denying that brides are gravitating toward more unique and personalized engagement ring styles this year. Whether it’s an alternative emerald gemstone or a vintage ring, we can help you sort through the styles and find a perfect fit!
Allow our expert designers to craft the perfect ring for your special surprise, no matter your budget. With 20 years of designing and manufacturing custom designed jewelry-if you can dream it, we can make it.
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