Buying a diamond engagement ring is something that requires a lot of thought and consideration. Not only do you want to find a ring that fits within your budget, but you also want to ensure the style and design will be befitting for your future spouse. With the broad range of options available to you, it may prove arduous making a selection. To enable you to whittle down your options, you could consider what is on trend and help this guide your final decision. So what are some of the trends that you can consider when buying a diamond engagement ring?
Trend 1: Round diamonds with a cushion halo
Halo engagement rings are characterised by having round diamond placed at the centre of a square cut frame. However, this design could detract from the actual stone as the eyes are drawn to the halo. A new design that is becoming increasingly trendy is having the stone surrounded by a cushion cut halo. Since the halo does not have straight edges when compared to its square-cut counterpart, there is a seamless transition between the centre stone and the actual frame around the diamond. Depending on how delicate the design is, it can even prove difficult to discern that there is a cushion halo in the first place!
Trend 2: Customised additions to the engagement ring
It is pretty common to find individuals simply walking into a jewellery store and looking for a ring that catches their fancy. Although there is nothing wrong with this approach, it is not exactly the most sentimental way to pick a ring for your spouse. A different way of doing this would be selecting the basic design that you would like and then opting for customised additions that would make it unique. Some of the ways that you can customise your spouse's engagement ring include incorporating diamonds on the halo of the ring rather than leaving the metal bare, including gemstones on the band of the ring and more.
Trend 3: Rose gold engagement bands
Engagement bands are usually available in four main precious metals, silver, yellow gold, platinum or white gold. Although these precious metals are elegant, they can seem quite bland if you are in search of something that will be unique. Instead of gravitating to the usual options, you should consider rose gold engagement bands. This precious metal has a slight tinge of pink, which creates a subtle statement without detracting from the centre diamond.