The Most Popular Engagement Ring Trends of 2016
Truth be told, engagement ring trends can be a bit polarising. Many would agree that the ring you'll wear forever should be classic and timeless. That said, think about vintage rings from, say, the 1920s and their distinct Art Deco features. That was a trend at the time. Now think about the romantic filigree detail of vintage Victorian-era rings. That characteristic too reflects the trends of the time period. What we're getting at is that engagement ring trends are almost always at least subtly present, whether you realise it or not, so it's best to educate yourself if you're in the market for a ring.
This year, we covered a slew of trends, some major, some niche, some subtle, and some bold. Whatever your style, there was likely a ring trend to suit you in 2016. And in the spirit of reflection, we rounded up all the major trends we covered this year all in one place.
Head below to review the most popular engagement ring trends of 2016, and shop stunning examples of each.
Fashion girl–favourite jewellery designer Anna Sheffield told us that "yellow gold has become more prevalent" and that "people [are] wanting to mix more colored stones into their sets."
VARIETY OF CUTS
Neil Lane named these as the biggest industry trends of the year, and they're all about the details.
FUN GEOMETRIC SHAPES
SUBTLE AND DELICATE
MINIMAL CLAW PRONGS