This Wildly Popular Engagement Ring Trend Is Cooling Off

Allyson Payer

You Instagram feed is about to be filled with engagement ring posts ('tis the season), so you might as well just embrace it, right? Regardless of our relationship status, we'll simply never not care about which engagement trends are rising high and which are falling fast. That said, we're of the thinking that this doesn't mean that a ring style that you may already own is ever really "out". It just means that people may be taking a breather from it in favour of another style that's trending for one reason or another.

This time around, our curiosity lead us to Ken Leung of NYC's Ken & Dana Design. (Warning: Their pieces will make your jaw drop.) We asked Leung which engagement ring trend people are buying less of this year and what they're buying instead, and his response honestly surprised us. Leung told us, "As we head into 2019 we are seeing our customers move away from the once popular halo settings. Believe it or not, pear-shaped center stones are back! The Ken & Dana customer is also gravitating towards oval shaped stones as well as rose gold settings. Another big trend we are seeing is the request for vintage-inspired and/or ornate-detailed engagement rings as well as wedding bands. Old is new again!"

Given the amount of halo settings (round stones surrounded by pavé diamonds) we see on a daily basis, it could be that it may have gotten too popular and peaked. But luckily, it's a classic, so it will return. In the meantime, we're very intrigued by the return of pear-shaped stones. Keep scrolling to shop the most stunning iterarions on the market.

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