Diamonds are always the gemstone that is most closely associated with an engagement ring, and that is a trend that has continued in 2020, but we are seeing them feature more in wedding rings.
However, we have seen a slight shift away from the more traditional settings such as a round brilliant cut or Emerald cut.
Pave diamond settings, often more associated with wedding bands, have been popular with couples choosing engagement rings that match wedding rings.
Intricate settings that include single or multiple diamonds have also been trending with more people selecting the more practical settings for women that lead a busy lifestyle.
Yellow gold, as always, is still leading the way when it comes to the metal of choice for wedding bands but platinum, white, and rose gold, as well as even Tungsten, have all featured more in 2020 than in previous years.
Platinum is undoubtedly becoming more popular, perhaps due to its value, but it does suggest that couples are shifting away from the more classic designs.
Tungsten has featured more in men’s wedding rings this year but is also starting to be used in women’s designs.
White and rose gold both represent femininity, something that you wouldn’t associate with Tungsten. They again offer something more unique than yellow gold while retaining gold’s traditional values.
In 2023, an increased amount of couples have decided to choose bridal sets for their wedding rings with some looking to upgrade their existing engagement rings and wedding bands.
Although some don’t view this as being “traditional”, there is no argument that it can reduce the amount of stress involved with finding an engagement ring and wedding band that match.
The pairs will look perfect together, and there will be a certain degree of symmetry in terms of their style and shape.
A bonus is they are often excellent value for money. If you are looking to save a few dollars, this could be an opportunity without compromising on quality!