No one will blame you if you think the most important thing that your partner should consider before proposing is the engagement ring.
After all, engagement ring trends are constantly changing, and there’s only so much time before you know which sparkler out there will reflect your sophistication, taste, and budget.
Whether your partner has done right by taking notes when you drop hints or you’ve decided to pick out the ring together, you’ll want to do your research on the current engagement ring trend before you discuss your ideal ring with a jeweler or designer.
Most modern engagement rings have similar cuts. It all depends on the ring style, but the princess, Asscher, and radiant cuts are the most common because they have simpler and more straightforward shapes.
The sleek and minimalist finish is made prominent by the distinct angles seen in the focus area, either the stone or the bands.
These days, couples are often choosing a bold metal for their unique engagement ring. While older generations’ fine jewelry might have only been yellow gold, modern rings are more adventurous.
Today’s stunning engagement ring look depends on you. Rose gold is a popular favorite, along with bright white metals like sterling silver, white gold, and platinum.
Clean shapes and lines
The classic solitaire diamond look is taken as its base to put a few unique elements without overstepping the goal of having a clean and minimal finish.
While modern engagement rings can have sweeping curves, twists, and doubling in the bands, these are kept to a minimum to maintain the lines’ cleanliness by not adding too much intricacy to the design.
Even without a background on ring designs, you’ll recognize a modern ring style based on how it takes the simplicity of the classic style, as well as the trendiness of other more contemporary styles.
Our favorite modern engagement rings
The Charisse Vintage Ring takes the design of a vintage engagement ring. It simplifies it to its best features: a classic band with minimal curves, a round-cut, and one sparkling cubic zirconia held by a prong setting.
Cubic zirconia is a diamond alternative, best used for practical and ethical reasons. The ring comes in 18k yellow gold vermeil, 18k rose gold vermeil, and 925 sterling silver.
The Jessica Simple Twist Ring is perfect for people who want more individuality in how they want their rings designed.
The braided design in the front is unlike any other piece of jewelry you own and is also ideal for stacking. There are 15 cubic zirconias in total, all grouped by three’s, intertwining with the metal braid design.
The Jessica twist ring also comes in 18k yellow gold and rose gold vermeil as well as 925 sterling silver.
The Garen is a celestial beauty fit to embody the kind of love that knows no earthly bounds. The band is the thinnest you’ve seen yet, available in 18k yellow gold and rose gold vermeil setting and 925 sterling silver.
The central cubic zirconia in a prong setting comes as either green emerald color or blue topaz. Six other cubic zirconia, split into two groups, are placed on both sides for a delicate finish.
The Garen has the luxurious look of vintage rings but the refined structure of a modern engagement ring.
The Blue Opal Carved Ring shows the bohemian values of freedom, adventure, creativity, and curiosity. Its blue opal center stone and the surrounding 12 cubic zirconias will surely make your days a little more magical.
It also comes in three ways: either 18k yellow gold or rose gold vermeil or 925 sterling silver.