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6 Engagement Ring Trends Taking Over in 2018

by Sally
Last updated on August 11, 2023
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From simple solitaires to new twists on the classics, 2018 is shaping up to offer some of the most unique engagement rings we’ve seen in a while.

Whether you’re shopping for the love of your life or looking for rings to add to your engagement ring-spiration Pinterest board, here are the need-to-know trends in 2018.

Pear-Shaped Stones

Pear-shaped stones got a bad rap when Carrie Bradshaw had a major meltdown over the pear-shaped engagement ring she found while snooping through Aiden’s things.

But they are back, more popular than ever, and even Carrie Bradshaw would be head-over-heels for today’s pear-shaped diamond rings.

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Shop our Double Pear Shaped Diamond Ring.

Oval-Shaped Stones

Ryan Reynolds made Blake Lively his forever with a 7-carat oval-shaped diamond ring in 2012, and we’ve been obsessed with her ring (and the couple) ever since.

It’s not surprising oval engagement rings continue to be a big hit. It’s elegant, classy, and (bonus!) gives the illusion of more slender fingers.

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Shop our Fifth Avenue Diamond Ring.

Rose Gold

Rose gold made its comeback in 2015 and shows no signs of slowing down. The pink-hued gold flatters every skin tone and gives a feminine touch to any engagement ring.

If you’re leaning towards a rose gold engagement ring, you’ll be in good company. Lauren Conrad, Julianne Hough, and Naya Rivera all rock this feminine style.

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Shop our Rose Gold Allegra Ring.

Eternity Bands As Engagement Rings

What’s better than one diamond? Lots of diamonds. Future brides are opting to forego the traditional center stone engagement ring for a more simple eternity band.

This trend is perfect for the girl looking for an understated engagement ring that doesn’t skimp on the sparkle.

Shop our Fleur Matching Band in rose gold.

Mixed Metals

In 2018, brides-to-be are getting the best of both worlds with touches of color added to engagement rings in the form of mixed metals.

With rose gold and yellow gold making a comeback, it was only a matter of time before two-tone rings became a thing.

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Shop our Double Pear Shaped Halo Ring in rose gold.

Twisted Bands

The best thing to happen to engagement rings since the halo, this subtle twist on the engagement ring is a contemporary complement to the classic solitaire.

Not only are these twisted rings beautiful, but they are the perfect way to symbolize two lives intertwining to form one.

Shop our Delicate Twisted Vine Ring in white gold.

In 2018, engagement rings are diverse, unique, and personal – just like the love they represent. Whatever your style, whatever your love story – there’s no doubt that 2018 has an engagement ring trend to match.

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