Engagement Ring Trends

The 6 Engagement Ring Trends You Need to Know for 2018

by Katherine Callaghan

If you think an engagement ring is in your foreseeable future, then it’s never too early to start thinking about the kind of ring that speaks to you. We turned to jewelry house Brilliant Earth to get an inside look at the engagement ring trends we should expect come 2018, and don’t worry, the rose gold craze of 2017 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

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Pear Diamonds

“2017 was all about rose gold, and 2018 is all about unique shape trends,” says Brilliant Earth. “We’re seeing an increase in popularity in oval and pear shapes, as well as upside down rings.”

Engagement Ring Trends 2018
14K Rose Gold Selene Diamond Ring | $990 (setting only) via Brilliant Earth

Oval Diamonds

While traditional stone shapes will always be in demand, more and more bride’s are choosing a different stone shape. “Fancy shaped diamonds, particularly oval and pear shapes, have increased in popularity because they are unique, yet still have timeless elegance,” says Brilliant Earth. “They also elongate your finger, creating a flattering look.”

Engagement Ring Trends 2018
18K Nouveau Diamond Ring (1/4 CT. TW. ) | $1,350 (setting only) via Brilliant Earth


While halo designs aren’t anything new, couples are falling in love with unique halo designs. “Halo designs have been sought after for years, but this season, couples are gravitating towards more distinctive halo designs, such as scalloped or floral inspired halo,” says Brilliant Earth.

Engagement Ring Trends 2018
Platinum Fortuna Diamond Ring | $2,850 (setting only) via Brilliant Earth

Twisted and Woven Designs

“Twisted and woven silhouettes, like our popular Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring, continue to be on trend this season,” says Brilliant Earth. These rings make a statement all on their own.

Engagement Ring Trends 2018
18K White Gold Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Ring | $1,190 (setting only) via Brilliant Earth

Geometric Designs

The possibilities are endless when it comes to modern geometric designs. Brilliant Earth explains that “many of today’s couples are captivated by rings with sleek and contemporary lines that offer a more geometric aesthetic. These styles create a nested look and can be stacked with a matching wedding band, for a modern and fresh look.”

Engagement Ring Trends 2018
14K Rose Gold Crescent Diamond Ring | $790 via Brilliant Earth

Colored Gemstones

“Many customers choose a unique, colorful gemstone that holds personal meaning for them and that are stylish and distinctive, explains Brilliant Earth. “Morganite gemstones set in rose gold settings are definitely trending!”

Engagement Ring Trends 2018
Platinum Luxe Sienna Halo Diamond Ring | $3,350 (setting only) via Brilliant Earth