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9 Engagement Ring Trends in 2019 (Gallery)

Q Report Team
Updated on December 13, 2022
13 min read

Whatever kind of proposal you’re planning, we can all agree that engagement rings are a crucial part of the process. You’ll be looking for something beautiful, timeless and personal, but you may also want something that reflects modern trends in jewellery today.

Jewellery in 2018 has been influenced by high-profile proposals, royal weddings and social media. But as the year draws to a close, we’re taking a look into the crystal ball to see what engagement ring trends will grow to define 2019. 


1. Coloured Stones

Thanks to celebrities like Olivia Wilde, Halle Berry, Blake Lively, and of course, Kate Middleton, coloured gemstones have surged in popularity in recent times.

Coloured stones like royal sapphires, emeralds, morganite and rubies are embellishing ring bands and supporting the centre diamond. In other cases, coloured diamonds are taking centre stage as striking solitaires in their own right. We can expect 2018’s obsession with colour to continue in the year ahead.


2. Art Deco Rings

If you’d like to see the rising demand for Art Deco engagement rings in action, look no further than Pinterest. The social media platform is brimming with examples of 1920s and 1930s-inspired pieces, which are characterised by different diamond shapes, multi-stone rings and pops of coloured gems surrounding the centre stone.

Buying antique jewellery and vintage rings can be an exciting way to find a unique piece, but if you’re looking for a new creation, a trusted jeweller may be able to assist in your Art Deco interests.


3. Pear and Oval Shapes

For buyers looking for a combination of timeless elegance with some designer flair, pear and oval shapes provide the perfect solution. Fancy cut diamonds like these retain the simple elegance of round cut stones, but can also create a distinctive and modern appearance.


4. Baguettes

Baguette shapes are continuing to grow in popularity as a way to inject a vintage feel into a modern design. The slender and elongated shape dates back to the Art Deco era and provides a sophisticated and sleek appearance. Baguettes are commonly used as accent stones but are increasingly popular as centre diamonds.


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5. East-West Settings

An east-west setting refers to the position of a fancy cut diamond on the ring band. Baguette, marquise, oval and pear-shaped diamonds can gain an even more distinctive look by adjusting the way they’re set on the band, as you can see in the image above.


6. Floral Clusters

Another nod to engagement ring styles of old, floral cluster settings are gaining popularity as a delicate and distinctive option. Clusters are a good alternative to diamond solitaires, and can even give the illusion of a sizeable rock. Floral patterns have been seen in engagement rings for decades, particularly in Edwardian ring styles of the early 1900s.


7. Two-Tone Rings

Two-tone rings combine ring metals like (white and rose gold for example) to bring some further interest to the ring band itself. Choosing the ring metal is an often-overlooked decision you’ll need to make when buying an engagement ring, and will be a defining characteristic of your overall ring.

Our video on the difference between White Gold and Platinum ring metals can help you to make a more informed decision.



8. Geometric Accent Stones

Accent stones complement the centre diamond and provide a good opportunity to inject some personality into your ring. Geometrically shaped accent stones, like hexagons, squares and triangles, are becoming increasingly popular - which we can expect to continue in 2019.


9. Specialised Jewellery Insurance

Okay, so this isn’t necessarily an engagement ring style trend, but it’s certainly something to consider if you’re buying jewellery in the new year. You’ve invested so much time and money into finding that perfect stone for your partner to love and cherish forever, so why not protect it with specialised jewellery insurance in case disaster strikes?

Q Report jewellery insurance allows you to return to your original jeweller for replacement or repair if your piece is lost, stolen or damaged. It includes worldwide cover for when you travel overseas, and even covers your ring for up to 150% of its value. To see how little it can cost to protect the things you love the most, get an instant online quote today.


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