Getting Engaged for Valentine's Day’
January 24th, 2023
Fancy-Shaped Diamonds: Not a fleeting trend, fancy diamond shapes will be big in 2023. While round-cut diamonds remain dominant, closely followed by the oval-cut, other popular shapes, like emerald and pear, are moving up right behind them as favorites. Like all other jewelry, there is a strong preference for the inclusion of colored stones in engagement rings and wedding bands, as well.
Let’s look at these top diamond shapes:
ROUND-CUT DIAMOND: Round-cut diamonds are known for their spectacular fire and brilliance and will continue to fascinate forever. A halo setting, pavé diamond setting, or a bejeweled shank helps to accentuate the understated beauty of the round-cut center stone for a spectacular visual impact. Lending some definitive inspiration for your Engagement Day, check out this ornate, round-cut diamond ring with an intricately-encrusted, sparkling shank:
EMERALD-CUT DIAMOND: With an old-meets-new aura, the vintage-era-inspired emerald cut has made a shimmering comeback over the past two years, and its popularity will rise higher in 2023. The shape looks incredibly sleek, sophisticated, and minimalistic, with step cuts and rectangular facets.
PEAR-SHAPED DIAMOND: Another diamond cut that will be sought-after in 2023 is the pear-shaped diamond. With its elongated shape, this dainty yet eye-catching teardrop-resembling diamond makes the fingers look slender.
Now let’s look at the trends in engagement ring settings…
Just like the diamond shape, engagement ring settings are also witnessing a strong preferential based on personal choices. Below are a few settings that will be very popular in 2023.
HIDDEN HALO SETTING: Another well-admired engagement ring trend that enhances the beauty of the design without being too over-the-top is the hidden halo setting. Adding to the glory of the center stone, this setting, features a hidden row of diamonds just beneath the stone.
EAST-WEST SETTING: An unconventional, fashion-forward choice, the east-west setting features a horizontal orientation of the center stone. Perfect for courageous, dramatic, and self-assured brides, this gives the usual solitaire ring a fresh perspective while the design stands out for its uniqueness. As personalization defines the theme of 2023, east-west settings will be the popular contemporary take on engagement rings this year.
MULTI-STONE SETTING: Lastly, several jewelry experts have vouched for multi-stone rings to be the shining rage this year. Couples particularly favor three-stone rings as they embody their relationship’s past, present, and future. With the center stone capturing the most limelight, you can choose between a three-stone or five-stone setting, depending on how extravagant a design you want; including colored gemstones in the array of side stones also adds vibrance.