Engagement Ring Trends for 2013

Women who get engaged in 2013 have more than one reason to be joyful. This year has some of the loveliest engagement ring styles available for brides-to-be. Some of those styles include vintage inspired, halo, double halo, fancy cut diamonds, and rings with intricate settings as well as colored stones. Of course, we can’t forget the classic diamond solitaire that never goes out of style! Learn about some of the memorable features of these engagement rings that are getting lots of attention in 2013.

The Perennial Classic Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

It’s not surprising that the classic diamond solitaire claims a place on lists of the most popular engagement rings year after year. If you are looking for a ring that focuses the eye on the brilliance and sparkle of one perfect diamond, then the solitaire setting is definitely your best choice. Below [left] is a classic example, a 4-prong diamond solitaire from Brian Gavin Diamonds.

Four Prong Solitaire

Four Prong Solitaire – by Brian Gavin Diamonds. Setting: $325    more…

Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Ring

Cushion Cut Halo Engagement Ring – by James Allen. Setting: $1750    more…

With its classic beauty, the diamond solitaire will always be recognized as a perennial favorite of brides-to-be. For additional information, please visit our Solitaire Engagement Ring page.

Halo and Double Halo Engagement Rings

A woman opening that gorgeous little box to find a halo engagement ring will most certainly have to take a moment to catch her breath. A halo engagement ring is another popular style in 2013 that features a center diamond surrounded by a “halo” of smaller diamonds. The halo of diamonds adds a little extra touch of flair and sparkle to the traditional diamond engagement ring. For example, above [right] is a popular “cushion style” halo from James Allen. (more here: Halo Engagement Rings).

Pave Halo Engagement Ring

Pave Halo Engagement Ring

Pave Cushion Style Halo Engagement Ring

Pave Cushion Style Halo Engagement Ring

A double halo engagement ring has the same style as a halo ring, but there is a second set of smaller diamonds around the center diamond. This ring is perfect for a woman who really loves the additional sparkle coming from her ring finger. There are many creative designs of this attractive engagement ring for the 2013 wedding season.

Intricate Settings

An engagement ring with a twisted band is a popular choice this year. This modern design moves past the traditional circular ring giving it an additional touch of style. A ring with a twisted setting may have a single diamond or a diamond flanked by smaller ones.

Bypass settings are another appealing style for 2013. This ring has a unique band that features two sections. The sections may display a single diamond each or a line of diamonds. A bypass ring often has twists in its design and diamonds that trail along throughout the setting. For more information, please visit our Intricate Settings page.

Twisted Pave Shank Contemporary Solitaire

Twisted Pave Shank Contemporary Solitaire

Infinity Pave Engagement Ring

Infinity Pave Engagement Ring

Vintage Inspired Engagement Rings

Women who love the imaginative ring styles belonging to the early twentieth century are usually the ones who admire vintage inspired engagement rings. These rings are particularly special because they don’t follow any rules when it comes to style. Many of these engagement rings feature an intricate floral design. For example, a vintage styled engagement ring may display a lovely sapphire surrounded by small diamonds made to look like the petals of a flower. Another vintage ring may be crafted in the design of a bow tie with a diamond in its center surrounded by a scattering of smaller diamonds. Vintage inspired designs with styles from the 1920s and 30s are appealing today because of the variety of shapes and stones incorporated into their designs. Also, please visit our Vintage Style Engagement Rings page.

Antique Bezel & Pave Set Engagement Ring

Antique Bezel & Pave Set Engagement Ring

Antique Style Hand-Engraved Diamond Engagement Ring

Antique Style Hand-Engraved Diamond Engagement Ring

Engagement Rings with Colored Stones

Thanks in large part to celebrities like Mariah Carey, Penelope Cruz and Kate Middleton, engagement rings with colored stones are experiencing a huge rise in popularity in 2013.

In addition to the traditional white diamond, today’s bride-to-be has a lot more options to choose from. Diamonds are available in pink, canary yellow, green, blue, champagne, and even chocolate! Furthermore, she may if she wishes, choose a nontraditional gemstone such as a sapphire, ruby, emerald or amethyst. For additional info, please visit our Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings page.

Infinity Halo Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

Infinity Halo Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

Cushion Shape Blue Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring

Cushion Shape Blue Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring

Engagement Rings with Fancy Cut Diamonds

Yet another celebrity inspired trend are rings with fancy cut diamonds like the Princess, Emerald and Oval shaped cuts. Designs like Angelina Jolie’s impressive six carat emerald cut diamond, will fuel the demand for diamond shapes beyond the traditional round cut.

Engagement rings with fancy cut diamonds are also desirable because they allow for unique designs based on the shape of the diamond, such as the popular square-shaped princess cut diamond. Also, check out our Princess Cut Engagement Rings page.

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