October 3, 2023
Luxury Engagement Ring Trends 2023 & 2024
Choosing the perfect luxury engagement ring is a journey fraught with decisions. Whether you revel in the joint experience of shopping together or entrust your significant other with this important task, the myriad of choices and styles can make the process equal parts enjoyable, yet equal parts challenging!Whether you revel in the joint experience of shopping together or entrust your significant other with this important task, the myriad of choices and styles can make the process equal parts enjoyable, yet equal parts challenging!Whether you revel in the joint experience of shopping together or entrust your significant other with this important task, the myriad of choices and styles can make the process equal parts enjoyable, yet equal parts challenging! After all, an engagement ring is not just any piece of jewellery; it’s a symbol of your unique love story.
Before you start flicking through those catalogues and reading up on the 4 Cs, take a moment to sit back and discover the latest trends and styles that are set to dominate over the next year. From custom creations that narrate your love tale to eco-conscious choices that align with modern values, these trends are set to redefine the engagement ring landscape.
Boldness & Adventure
While traditional rings still hold their allure, the rise of bolder and more adventurous styles has become noticeable this year and that trend is set to continue as we head into 2024. Whether it’s a distinctive setting or a non-traditional choice of gemstone, this choice is all about making a statement and expressing individuality.
Geometric designs and asymmetrical arrangements are taking centre stage in the celeb world, exemplified by Rooney Mara’s distinct engagement ring (partner to Joaquin Phoenix). Breaking away from the traditional round or cushion cuts, Mara’s ring boasts a striking hexagon shape that captures attention and symbolises a departure from the expected.
Similarly, Ariana Grande’s engagement ring feature a mesmerising switch position design. Her oval-cut diamond is not conventionally cantered but boldly set at an angle on the right side of the band. Adding an extra touch of sophistication, a lustrous pearl graces this unique masterpiece, creating a ring that embodies both adventure and timeless elegance.
In another celebration of individuality, and a vivid expression of the diverse emotions that love encompasses, more and more soon-to-be-brides are opting for colourful engagement rings.
This trend has its roots in the pandemic era when jewellery with an emphasis on mood-boosting elements became increasingly popular. In 2023, it seems this influence has woven its way into the world of luxury engagement rings, with coloured gems more sought after than ever before.
Whether it be the subtle tones of green sapphires, the mysterious allure of grey diamonds, or the calming embrace of aquamarine, the focus has shifted from the traditional emphasis on cuts to a newfound appreciation for the spectrum of colours and different gemstones available.
Custom Engagement Rings
In 2023, and as we move into next year, it’s clear that couples are transitioning away from mass produced designs and embracing the opportunity to create something truly unique. Custom pieces offer a one-of-a-kind expression of love that goes beyond the ordinary and reflects the individual tastes of the wearer.
For those considering a custom ring, luxury makers Meaden Master Jewellers suggest that the key lies in finding a highly skilled specialist that can breathe life into your vision. “Engagement rings are not just products; they are works of art and should be meticulously handcrafted with a blend of passion and skill”.
“With engagement rings from Meaden Master Jewellers, we aim to create something that perfectly aligns with your personal aesthetic and the story you wish to tell.”
Likewise, jeweller Thelma West concurs and suggests that it’s not about one particular metal or gemstone, it’s more about the “style and character of the wearer.”
Ethical Elegance: Eco Conscious Engagement Rings
In a world increasingly attuned to environmental concerns, there’s been a noticeable shift in engagement ring trends towards ethical elegance. The conscious consumer is not merely seeking a beautiful piece of jewellery; they are on a quest for a ring that resonates with sustainability and ethical sourcing.
As Kinraden jewellers founder Sarah Müllertz aptly puts it, sustainable and eco-friendly engagement rings are “no longer a novelty, but something of high value and importance to our customers which [is] only set to continue in the years to come.”
Lab-grown diamonds, in particular, have emerged as a popular choice, offering a sustainable alternative to traditionally mined stones. The eco-conscious mindset extends beyond the choice of stones to encompass the entire manufacturing process, ensuring that each ring leaves a minimal ecological footprint.
Gender-Neutral Engagement Rings
Breaking away from traditional norms, gender-neutral engagement rings are making waves in the luxury engagement ring world. Celebrities like Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, and Kylie Jenner have been at the forefront of this trend, showcasing chunkier bands traditionally associated with men’s engagement rings. This shift represents a move towards inclusivity and a celebration of diverse expressions of love.
Platinum: A Dazzling Choice
Platinum, with its timeless lustre, is emerging as a preferred metal for engagement rings. Particularly appealing to those who historically favour silver jewellery, platinum enhances the sparkle of precious gemstones. Its durability and low maintenance requirements make it a practical yet luxurious choice for those seeking enduring elegance in their engagement rings.