By Shelley Brown
As Senior Fashion Editor at The Knot, I’ve seen my fair share of engagement rings. (Trust me, trying on stunning sparklers does not get old.) And while the iconic round-cut diamond solitaire is always a classic, the hottest new engagement rings are anything but expected. Below, a rundown of five engagement rings trends I’m loving right now. The best part of about these dazzlers? Due to Sparkle Cut’s unique nanotechnology, they all have 50 to 100 percent more sparkle than your average diamond. Shop them all at SparkleCut.
1) Hexagonal Halos
This more geometric take on a classic round halo (read: a ring of pavé diamonds that encircles the center stone) makes your center stone look larger and gives your ring just the right amount of edge.
2) Yellow Gold Settings
Previously less popular than white metals like white gold and platinum, yellow gold is making a comeback — and I couldn’t be more excited. This warm metal looks amazing against most skin tones and can have a cool vintage or boho feel, depending on the style of the setting.
3) Floral-inspired Rings
Hopeless romantics and flower fanciers, this is the trend for you. Pretty natural touches like a floral basket, vine and leaf-inspired details give an engagement ring a whimsical feel.
4) Three Stone Rings
Three stone rings have become all the rage ever since appearing on the Duchess of Sussex’s finger in 2017 (giving a whole new meaning to the term Meghan Markle Sparkle). Besides its royal connection, this gorgeous setting has sweet symbolism behind it; the three diamonds represent a couple’s past, present and future.
5) Twisted Settings
If you’re looking for something slightly off the beaten path but don’t want to take too many fashion risks, a sleek, twisted band adds visual interest to your ring but won’t distract from a gorgeous center stone.