Engagement ring trends are quite often a merry-go-round. A particular style will come into fashion, hang around for a few years and then disappear, often into relative obscurity. It’s hard not to get caught up in a trend, particularly when social media plays such a large role in society today. But, how much attention should you pay to fashion and trends when designing or purchasing an engagement ring?
Ideally, an engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase. If you’re planning on asking somebody to marry you, the implication is that they’ll be wearing their engagement ring for ever (and ever, and ever). Logically then, one of the key things to think about when designing a ring is a classic design that will stand the test of time. You want a ring that is going to remain desirable over decades, not a ring that is going to go out of fashion in a few years time.
There are a few key trends that are proving popular in the South African engagement ring market. Many of these may still be around in years to come, some may not – only time will tell. We take a look at the top 5 trends we’ve noticed in 2019:
Rose gold has been on trend over the last few years, particularly with regards to morganite (see below) but we’re designing many diamond engagement rings with it too. It works well with colourless or peach-coloured stones. Rubies also look fantastic when set in rose gold. We’re also getting requests for black diamonds and salt & pepper diamond engagement rings to be set in rose gold.