Most Popular Engagement Rings For 2023
Tastes and trends in engagement ring styles tend to evolve gradually over time.
Nevertheless, certain designs do ebb and flow in popularity, often as a function of the latest rings adorning high profile celebrities and influencers.
Also playing a role in determining consumer choice are the predictions published each January by numerous glossy magazines.
Take for example this article from Glamour magazine, published in January, highlighting several design styles expected to lead the way in 2023.
From our experience so far, some of these predictions have indeed been born out by our customers' preferences.
Art Deco themed designs, emerald and radiant cut stones and especially diamond trilogy rings have all seen a rise in popularity.
Engagement rings featuring diamonds combined with richly coloured gemstones have also blossomed.
This has been particularly true of fancy shaped coloured gemstones such as emerald, marquise, oval and pear cuts.
While the choice of gemstone is often determined by the appropriate birthstone of the recipient, rubies and blue sapphires remain favourites.
Yet the classic solitaire diamond ring remains marginally the most popular of styles, albeit that cushion, pear, radiant and marquise shapes have become increasingly sort after.
And for those wishing to add some extra touches, subtle accents - such as "surprise diamonds" set inside the shank of the ring or a hidden halo of diamonds just below the solitaire - are the order of the day.
Regardless of the specific design and preferred gemstone, yellow gold continues it's resurgence as the preferred setting, after several years of playing second fiddle to platinum and white gold.