If you're getting engaged and you need a little inspiration, here are the hottest engagement ring ideas right now, according to Pinterest's 2018 Wedding Report.
If you’re looking for a fresh, updated engagement ring and want to give your significant other a not-so-subtle hint, take a peek at these trending ring styles from Pinterest’s 2018 Wedding Report. You may think you’re a classic, princess-cut diamond kind of person, but these engagement ring ideas might just change your mind.
If you’re willing to look beyond the classic diamond for your ring, consider a moissanite alternative. This predominantly lab-created gem (natural moissanite is incredibly rare) looks very similar to a diamond and has a minimal environmental impact. It has warmer, more colorful brilliance than a diamond, though it’s still incredibly durable—a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale. Large moissanites can project a yellow or grayish hue in certain lights, unlike diamonds, which are famous for their white appearance. Best of all, moissanites are typically priced dramatically lower than diamonds—a perfect pick for a couple on a budget. Its popularity is growing: Pinterest searches for moissanite have increased by 294 percent since last year.
These engagement rings are structural in shape, with a vintage, antique feel. This style is easily customized to suit the wearer, as it is defined by its shape. Any kind of stone and metal can be used, and combinations of gems within the geometric setting offer space for creativity on the part of the groom-to-be. Antiques admirers will love this style, as will traditionalists who nonetheless want a little individuality in their ring.
Minimalists, rejoice: There’s an option for a simple, subtle ring, and it’s trending, up 125 percent year over year. Engagement rings set with oval stones offer an understated elegance that perfectly matches the popularity of living simply. Oval stones also offer an option distinct from popular square and rectangular cuts. These rings can feature any kind of stone and any kind of metal, so couples can splurge or save however they see fit. This cut can also be incorporated into a more elaborate setting, if desired.