Regarding engagement rings, you should have the perfect fit that matches your tastes and personality. This requires having a look at both timeless styles and the latest trends. In today’s article, we will discuss the top engagement ring trends for 2024.
From colourful sapphires and gemstone engagement rings to multi-stone designs, 2024 will bring various exciting ideas for your perfect engagement ring or custom jewelry design. These last few years have also seen the rise of lab grown diamonds and interesting options when it comes to unique diamond shapes.
As premier designers and creators of custom engagement rings in Winnipeg, we are privy to hearing about the new styles popping up. Sometimes, we hear about these through word of mouth in the trade; however, we often also catch wind of the latest trends from our clients, who bring their favourite ideas for us to bring to life. Let’s dive into what 2024 holds regarding the one piece of jewelry you will wear for life!
Our Top Trends at a Glance
As a quick summary of some of the popular engagement ring trends for 2024, we think there will be lots of the following:
- Unique multi-stone designs
- Lab-created diamonds of various cuts
- Asymmetrical designs
- Continuing popularity of oval diamonds
- Three-stone engagement rings
- Unique centre stones and fancy diamond cuts
- Timeless vintage-inspired engagement rings
Engagement Ring Trends To Watch for in 2024
1. Lab-Grown Diamonds
One of the most exciting developments in the jewelry industry in the past decade has been the rise in the popularity of lab-created diamonds. While diamonds were only mined from the earth until recently, super hi-tech advancements now allow us to produce diamonds in a lab setting by subjecting carbon to high heat and temperature.
This has had several implications in the jewelry industry. One is that lab-created diamonds are less expensive than natural diamonds, allowing clients to afford a larger diamond for a given budget.
The increased number of diamond stocks has also resulted in many more unique and fancy diamond shapes. We have recently created some fantastic custom engagement rings featuring exceptional hexagonal and kite-shaped diamonds.
For 2024, we expect lab-created diamonds to continue rising, resulting in more rings with larger fancy-cut centre stones.
2. Colourful Gemstones
While diamonds have been the choice for engagement rings in the past, colourful gemstones such as rubies and sapphires are rapidly gaining popularity. This is likely due to their trending across social media and the popularity of Kate Middleton’s famous blue Ceylon sapphire engagement ring.
Sapphires and rubies are excellent choices for a unique engagement ring as they are solid and durable. This means that sapphires and rubies wear very well over time and will last very long, which is essential for any jewelry you wear every day.
In terms of colours, blue sapphires have always been one of the most popular choices for non-diamond engagement rings. However, we are also seeing a rise in the popularity of teal, peach, and smoky grey-blue sapphires. Follow our Instagram to see our latest creations featuring these unique and alluring gemstones.
3. Asymmetrical Designs
Another style trend that has been gaining popularity features multiple and diverse centre stones. These designs often feature exciting combinations of emerald or square-cut centre diamonds alongside a large offset pear stone, creating a fantastic wall of sparkle on the finger.
Asymmetrical engagement ring designs can also feature a variety of diamond clusters and sculpted precious metal, creating a unique and elegant flow to the ring. This has been a particularly favourite design detail of our own Jim Omori, known for various asymmetrical designs featuring “stars” and “waterfalls” made by setting numerous perfectly cut smaller diamonds around the centre stone.
4. Yellow Gold Rings
While white gold trended in the previous decade, the traditional gold colour is returning with a vengeance! Recently, we have had more requests for yellow gold engagement rings than ever before.
Yellow gold is an excellent option for engagement rings due to its warm hue and versatility; it suits various styles and skin tones.
One consideration we do suggest when it comes to diamond engagement rings is to have the claws holding the centre stone made in white gold and the band made in yellow. This allows the diamond to appear whiter due to the fact that the yellow-gold colour can often shine through a diamond, making it appear darker than it is.
5. Modern Trilogy Designs
“Trilogy,” also known as three-stone engagement rings, have been a favourite for years and show no signs of slowing down. These rings feature a large centre stone flanked by two smaller stones, creating an elegant taper.
When it comes to diamond shapes, this involves three round diamonds, an oval diamond surrounded by smaller rounds, or more unique designs with marquise and trilliant (triangle) cuts.
The trilogy engagement ring design is known as a meaningful and symbolic choice as the three stones can symbolize your relationship’s past, present, and future. For this reason, this style is also a perfect choice for an anniversary ring or birthday present.
6. Unique Centre Stones
Another unique trend we notice is the request for unique cuts of centre stones. We recently created exciting designs featuring custom-cut hexagonal and even kite-shaped diamonds!
Choosing a unique centre stone is a perfect way to stand above the crowd. Unique cuts are very rare to find in most jewelry stores, but as designers and diamond importers, we are able to utilize our many connections in the diamond trade to bring you beautiful stones that can be custom-cut to your liking.
With that said, since an engagement ring is a piece of jewelry meant to be worn for life, when it comes to choosing a unique cut, it is essential to be sure that it is a shape you will love for many years to come. For this reason, we always take our time with our clients, showing them a variety of possibilities to choose from so that they can find the perfect one!
7. Vintage-Inspired Rings
While 2024 may be a year for new and exciting jewelry trends, some styles stand the test of time. Vintage engagement rings feature ornate engraving and geometric shapes that resonate across decades and even centuries. These styles have also become popular due to shows such as Downtown Abbey and The Great Gatsby.
These styles also look great as solitaires (with a single centre stone) or multiple smaller accent styles, so the options are endless. We recommend checking out our engagement rings page for examples of vintage styling and searching the internet for your favourite rings, as this can help our team work with your ideas to create something unique with that timeless flair.
The Bottom Line
2024 is going to be a major moment in jewelry design. With everything from the rise of lab-created diamonds, custom-cut stones, and many other trending styles, we anticipate all sorts of unique design projects coming our way.
Whether you are interested in timeless vintage styles, asymmetrical designs, or unique-coloured gemstone engagement rings, we recommend building a dream board or picture album of your favourite styles, as this can help you narrow down your tastes and preferences. Bring it when meeting with a jewelry designer so they can incorporate your ideas into your very own custom ring.
How Do I Begin Creating My Engagement Ring?
Are you ready to create your very own custom engagement ring? As designers of fine custom jewelry, we would be honoured to help you on your journey. Get in touch with us through our website or contact form. Whether you have ideas for your design or would like to leave it up to us, we can work with you to create something that will fit your preferences and lifestyle.
During your consultation, we will walk you through all the ins and outs of creating the perfect engagement ring by discussing such things as gold colour, the difference between lab-created and natural diamonds, different style options, and also the importance of taking into account your work and recreation when it comes to choosing the perfect style. Be advised that the process usually takes 6-8 weeks to complete; the saying goes: Great things take time to prepare!