If you want a unique wedding ring, there are plenty of options from colorful center stones and vintage-inspired designs to dainty settings. While a simple solitaire wedding ring may be a classic choice, you’re probably going to want to step out of the box once you see these dazzlers. Check out popular wedding ring trends below.
For a colorful center stone, sapphires have been a favorite choice of the royals for years. While sapphires come in basically every color, the blue ones, in particular, symbolize faithfulness and good luck.
If you’ve been lusting after a pink diamond but don’t have a hefty budget, morganite is a great option. This rosy form of beryl comes in an array of pastel pink hues but won’t break the bank. You can splurge on a larger center stone.
This fashion-forward setting is all the rage right now. It feels less formal than a solitaire setting. Opt for an open setting or one with two different diamond shapes or both. Choose a style that combines different-sized stones, or freshen up a classic cut stone with a distinctive setting. You can add color to the mix, too, by teaming a diamond and gemstone together.
If you’re a traditional bride looking for something different, a sleek, twisted band adds interest to a white metal setting but doesn’t distract from a gorgeous center stone.
For a solitaire engagement ring, consider a pear-shaped stone, a style that’s gained popularity in this particular end of the jewelry market recently.
Trillion-cut diamonds are triangular, incredibly shiny and highly faceted. The alternative cut feels especially unique in an off-kilter setting, and it’s perfect for the bride-to-be craving a geometric look.
East-West styles have been very popular because it is more comfortable and a natural fit in the hand than traditional north-south settings. The horizontal setting is well-suited for everyday wear.
Marquise-cut diamonds are curved on the sides and have sharp points at both ends. The oblong shape tends to make the stone appear larger than it is, making it an ideal option for budget-conscious shoppers.
Geometric cuts and in particular hexagons are having a surge in popularity because they feel strong, modern and iconic. The cuts are nearly similar in brilliance to a traditional round diamond, but with a twist, which makes them feel incredibly fresh and classic with an edge.
In recent times, modern brides-to-be have started showing a discerning taste when it comes to wedding rings—unusual shapes, colorful stones, unique settings, and so forth.