Choosing a Ring? Check Out These Engagement Ring Trends for 2022
When picking out an engagement ring, it can be challenging to know where to start. Whether your style is more classic and timeless or trendy and fashion-forward, there are endless options when picking out a ring to symbolize your everlasting love.
Trends, in general, can be risky as they wax and wane in popularity for many reasons, but using them as inspiration to find what speaks to you can be immensely helpful when sifting through the many different options there are for engagement rings. With that in mind, let’s look at the emerging trends for 2022.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with choosing your engagement ring from a jewelry case, but for many couples, having custom jewelry made for you allows them to have something made specifically to their tastes.
If you have an idea of what you want, but can’t find it on display, bring your ideas and any inspiration photos you have to a local jewelry designer and have something made just for you.
Oval Over Round
More than any other shape, oval diamonds are taking over as the hot new shape. Adorning the fingers of famous celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Baldwin and Ariana Grande, oval has successfully pushed round diamonds from center stage.
Despite being trendy, oval stones have a timeless appeal and also serve to make the diamond look larger than it is. The shape also has an elongating effect, making it a flattering addition to your finger.
Choosing a stone other than a diamond is becoming increasingly popular, and emerald rings, in particular, seem to be gaining ground. While not as tough as diamonds, they can stand up to daily wear as long as they’re cleaned regularly and not knocked against hard surfaces. These stones symbolize new beginnings, making them a perfect choice for engagements. Emeralds come in various shades, making it easy to find the perfect one for every skin tone.
Repurposing Old Jewelry
All things vintage has been a popular trend for a while, from furniture and decor to clothing. The same holds true when it comes to engagement rings. This option also goes hand in hand with the trend of sustainability, as repurposing a vintage ring limits waste and new production.
If you’ve had some old jewelry passed down to you or found something at an estate sale, a popular option is to have this precious family heirloom reset or repurposed into something new. Doing this serves two purposes: It preserves and honors the past while also creating something new to represent your love properly.
These trends are growing in popularity and will be seen more throughout 2022. Use these trends as inspiration to find the perfect engagement ring that will express and symbolize your love for years to come.