2013 Engagement Ring Trends
Stones: Emerald Cut
Bing Shopping: Emerald Cut
Elongated and classically elegant, an emerald-cut stone lends an engagement ring a subtle vintage air, while its sleek lines still radiate modern fire. This stone also appears bigger than other cuts of similar carat weight.
Stones: Cushion Cut
Bing Shopping: Cushion Cut
Another stone with a decidedly antique aesthetic, the almost organic shape radiates fiery brilliance due to its large facets – this might explain the cushion cut’s popularity during a time when candlelight, not electricity, illuminated the evening.
Stones: Oval Cut
Bing Shopping: Oval Cut Rings
More visually interesting than an expected round stone, the oval cut tweaks convention just enough to be modern, but looks perfectly stunning set as a solitaire, especially when used in a trendy east-west engagement ring setting.
Stones: Pear Cut
Bing Shopping: Pear Cut
Tapered and sensually shaped, the pear cut is seeing renewed popularity not only because of that hint of vintage appeal (still a huge trend) and supremely feminine design, but its shape also lends size to smaller carat weights.
Settings: Double Halo
Bing Shopping: Double Halo
Halos were huge last year, and going into 2013 we’re doing a double take on the trend. Two-tiered halo settings, some using contrasting color in the surrounding stones or metal, create the impression of a much larger solitaire.
Settings: Bezel Set
Bing Shopping: Bezel Set
Modern and clean-lined, the bezel-set engagement ring is not only trendy, it’s also a super secure way of holding that precious solitaire gem. This setting is also a great way of showing off the richness of a platinum metal choice.
Bing Shopping: East-West
We all want the most bang for our buck, and most of us like our engagement rings to be at least a little different. Meet the east-west setting, which usually sets an oval, emerald or marquise stone in a horizontal placement for visual panache.
Settings: Bypass and Twisted
Bing Shopping: Bypass and Twisted
Swooping and sensual, with an architecture that catches everyone’s eye, these intricate settings offer as much excitement as the stone itself. Bypass styles are especially cool when a tension mounting holds your solitaire.
Shades: Canary Yellow Diamonds
Bing Shopping: Canary Yellow Diamonds
White is all right, but the most exciting engagement rings glow with color, and none is hotter than sunny yellow. Considered a “fancy” diamond hue, canary is as coveted a color now as pink was a few years back.
Shades: Cognac and Champagne Diamonds
Bing Shopping: Cognac Diamonds
Bing Shopping: Champagne Diamonds
Intoxicating in both name and mesmerizing look, these marvelous stones stand out in a crowd of white diamond engagement rings. Tints range from nearly chocolate to a delicate beige, and they’re especially lovely tucked into halo settings.