THE BASICS --
Unlike past eras where one definitive style defined jewelry fashion, today’s brides-to-be have many outstanding engagement ring options. Check out the top trending engagement rings for women in 2022 for inspiration to find your perfect ring to showcase your style, your love, and your most romantic commitment.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--
In this guide, we will explain the following:
- What makes a women's engagement ring trend?
- Solitaire engagement rings
- Sustainable and Eco-friendly rings
- Oval engagement rings
- Emerald engagement rings
- Toi et Moi rings
- Three stone engagement rings
- Stacking bands
- Retro rings
- Bucking the engagement ring trends
What Makes a Women's Engagement Ring Trend?
Trends come and go with many influences on what is popular at any given time. For jewelry and engagement ring trends, the chosen styles of celebrities and royalty often spark similar trends in women’s jewelry. Other influences may come from popular television shows or movies, such as Disney- inspired designs, or stylish shows such as Bridgerton or the upcoming prequel to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon. Special events in history can influence jewelry fashion trends, as can popular artists and even social movements.
Each of these influences adds unique beauty and style to jewelry, some in very bold and vibrant ways, while other influences can be subtle but equally distinctive. Each trending design offers a meaningful connection between a bride-to-be’s enduring favorites and her engagement ring.
Top 8 Engagement Ring Designs
In 2022, there are several hot trends for women’s engagement rings. The most popular, must-have styles include:
• Solitaire Engagement Rings
The classic diamond solitaire remains the most popular option for engagement rings, but in updated ways for 2022. Unique settings, unusual stone shapes, colored golds, and gemstone accents are all ways to update a classically stunning solitaire.
• Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Rings
Many modern brides-to-be prefer engagement rings that won’t create scars from mining or other industrial processes, or those that are recycled and have less environmental impact. Heirloom rings, antique rings, and vintage engagement rings are all amazing choices that also show environmental and social responsibility.
• Oval Engagement Rings
Thanks to the oval-shaped engagement rings of Blake Lively, Katy Perry, and Ariana Grande, the oval is the fastest growing trend for engagement diamond shapes, yet is still a classically beautiful statement on a bride-to-be’s finger. Oval proportions can vary, and the stones may be set in a variety of ring styles for more distinction and personalization.
• Emerald Engagement Rings
Brides looking for a pop of color are turning to luxurious emerald engagement rings and the stunning green that represents serenity, foresight, and wealth. Emeralds come in a range of shades to suit different skin tones, and can be set in all styles of ring settings. Other colored gemstone rings are also hot trends for colorful brides-to-be.
• Toi et Moi Rings
Two stone or “toi et moi” rings are a popular style in 2022. These rings feature two similarly-sized center stones that may both be diamonds, both gemstones, or one of each. With two center stones, there is twice as much opportunity for personalization in stone shape, size, and style, and how the two stones are oriented toward one another.
• Three Stone Engagement Rings
A classic style resurging in popularity, three stone rings have the romantic symbolism of representing a couple’s past, present, and future. For a trendy update, either the center stone or side stones – or both! – can be gemstones with sentimental meaning, such as birthstones. Another option is for the center stone to be a different, yet coordinated shape to the side stones, such as a center emerald cut stone paired with princess-cut side stones.
• Stacking Bands
Several thin bands stacked together can be a gorgeous alternative to a traditional engagement ring, and are a fantastic trend in 2022. The engagement ring may be the start and centerpiece of a stack that will eventually be augmented and expanded with the wedding band, anniversary bands, and other pieces.
• Retro Rings
While not quite old enough to qualify as antique or vintage, retro-inspired 1980s rings are becoming more popular with brides-to-be. These styles are typically yellow gold and feature styles such as split shanks, twisted bands, bulky carvings, or halo settings, all with a classic 1980s vibe reminiscent of a mother’s or grandmother’s engagement ring.
Bucking the Engagement Ring Trends
While many women will enjoy trendy ring styles, others may prefer more classic, timeless options. Still other women may opt for edgy, trend-setting styles of their very own, choosing unique designs that may very well start a new trend other women will covet. Whatever ring you choose, carefully consider different style options, try on multiple rings to see what looks and feels best on your finger, and choose a ring that will not only be your commitment to that special partner, but that will be your personal style for many happy anniversaries to come.
Antique Engagement Rings For Everyone:
No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:
Antique diamond cuts are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and faceting. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of vintage engagement rings today!