Let’s set the stage. You’ve found the one and have spent quality time together in loved-up bliss. There’s been talk of what comes next with the joyous bells of marriage on the horizon. But there’s a big step before you officially tie the knot – the engagement!
Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of engagement rings. Or you’re an old hat when it comes to forecasting future ring trends. Wading through information online to find the perfect ring can be daunting. Here, you’ll find all the upcoming engagement ring trends to look forward to in 2022 in one easy-to-find place.
Classic stone settings will always be popular among newly engaged couples because it’s such a timeless look. But recently, people have been opting for more of an individual ring. And it’s a trend we can expect to continue into 2022.
There’s a particular emphasis on handcrafted-looking rings with mixed metals and raw stones for added interest. Many couples will opt for a different stone to grace their engagement rings rather than a diamond. The search for unique rings means more creative and individual options will find their way onto the market.
The search for unique designs doesn’t stop at more handcrafted options. There’s an increasing appetite for vintage, or vintage-inspired, rings. It’s not a cocktail ring, though. Instead, it’s a more refined version of calls from the past. Making a nod to years gone in a curated and elegant way.
The popularity of shows like Bridgerton could be pushing this trend. As couples search for their own historically inspired wedding in both dress designs and engagement rings.
As the population becomes more and more ethically aware, they want to reduce any negative impact on the planet. And that doesn’t stop with your wedding. Couples will look towards getting responsibly sourced diamonds. Not only to reduce the planetary implications but there’s also a huge humanitarian responsibility when sourcing diamonds.
Companies like Brilliant Earth have built their engagement ring companies on the fact that their diamonds are responsibly sourced. Both ethically and environmentally. Hopefully, it’s a trend we’ll see other companies take up as the public becomes more responsibly-minded.
Diamonds might usually be front and center when it comes to engagement rings. But it seems girls have a new best friend. And it’s in the form of colored gemstones. Unique gemstones such as sapphire, ruby, and emerald allow couples to add in their favorite colors. And very often, get a stunning engagement ring for a fraction of the cost.
Another unique option for newly engaged couples is to shake up the design of their ring band. A romantic and creative choice, intertwined bands are becoming increasingly popular. And there’s a lot of personalization you can do with a twisted band. Whether it’s two types of metal intertwined, or it’s set with gemstones, the world is your loved ones’ oyster with this trend.
For another ring style well off the beaten track, try black diamonds. They’re increasing in popularity and are expected to come into their own by 2022. Black diamonds come in raw cut and polished, faceted versions, so there’s something for everyone.
Like much of this 2022 engagement ring trend list, the black diamond is all about the brides’ search for something individual. Something that reflects who they are and injects personality into their ring choice. Because after all, an engagement ring is something to be worn every day for the rest of your life. So you want it to feel like you.
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