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What are the Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles?

Posted by Grogan Jewelers By Lon on Aug 26, 2021 10:39:12 AM

In Engagement Rings, Custom Engagement Rings

So, you’re finally ready to take that next step with your partner? Congratulations! All you have left to do is pick out an engagement ring that reflects how extraordinary your love is. Since you may need a little inspiration to get the gears turning, we’ve taken the liberty of gathering the most popular engagement ring styles together all in one handy little blog.

Since there are those who place more stock in the band itself than the cut of the stone, as well as those who care more about the cut of the stone than the band, we’ve separated the two into their own categories. So now you can mix and match to piece together the ring of your dreams for that custom flair.

Top Trends in Bands

The band of a ring symbolizes the everlasting nature of true love. Let’s go over the different band options that all the kids are raving about these days.

  • Statement Engagement Rings: A statement band is an easy way to say “shattering normal engagement ring expectations.” These bands are not your typical engagement rings and often have a design that can vary from thick cigar bands to curling, open-ended bands.
  • Solitaire Engagement Rings: Solitaire rings are a classic. Ditching the diamond-crusted shanks that adorn many engagement rings, solitaire rings have a single stone front and center.
  • Vintage Engagement Rings: We’re all familiar with vintage fashion, but now make it matrimonial. Vintage rings are known for their intricate, complicated, highly stylized designs, which were very popular in the mid-1900s.
  • Multi-Stone Engagement Rings: Just as it sounds, multi-stone engagement rings boast two to three statement, or main, stones. Foregoing a single center stone, multi-stone engagement rings often feature equally sized stones in similar complementary colors.
  • Eternity Engagement Rings: Eternity engagement rings feature uniform gemstone detail around the entire circumference of the ring. This leads to a highly stylized engagements ring to compliment your wedding band immaculately.
  • Halo Engagement Rings: A halo engagement ring features a ring of smaller gems that encircle the center stone. This can be done for both round stones and cushion-shaped stones.

Top Trends in Stone Cuts

The cut of a stone impacts how it interacts with and reflects light. Which means it’s all about that sparkle! Here are the most popular engagement stone cuts.

  • Princess-Cut: The princess cut has a modern and geometrical design, rocking squared sides, and light-splitting brilliance.
  • Round Cut: Known for maximizing the fire and shine inside the stone itself, the round cut reflects light at every angle.
  • Emerald-Cut: A bold cut characterized by a distinct rectangular shape, the emerald cut features a flat top and cropped corners. It does not have much sparkle but can dramatically catch the light when the occasion presents itself.
  • Cushion-Cut: Often compared to a pillow, this cut features a square body, rounded corners, and 58 large facets that wrangle all light sources into your own personal light show.
  • Oval-Cut: While perhaps a slightly longer, smooshed version of the round cut, the oval has just as much potential for brilliance.
  • Marquise-Cut: A football, but make it sparkle. The marquise cut is shaped like the open eye with delicately pointed edges and a thicker midriff, enhancing the glitter and elongating the finger.
  • Pear-Cut: This teardrop-shaped cut is a hybrid of an oval and marquise cut. This unique cut makes the stone appear larger than it actually is.

Newest Top Trend: Custom Engagement Rings

If you’re like us and you have fallen in love with this band on that ring, but also that stone on this ring, finding the perfect engagement ring can feel impossible. After all, you need an engagement ring as unique as your love story. So, don’t settle. Instead, sit down and decide what you want. Create a Pinterest board or a magazine-snippet collage. Figure out what you want and what you can spend. Because, the great news is, we can breathe life into your dream design with a custom engagement ring. 

When you're ready, let the experts at Grogan Jewelers help you find (or create) the perfect engagement ring. Get started today by browsing through some of our more popular styles online or visit one of our nearby locations