Beginning to daydream about a fresh start in 2021? Be ready — maybe you’ll get married.

This year has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us and definitely a year that has meant make or break for many relationships. Nevertheless, 2020 has really taught us to appreciate and cherish the simple things in life and to give priority to our loved ones.

If wedding bells may come ringing for you next year, there’s no time like the present to see what’s trending for engagement rings. While many classic styles are making a comeback this new year, there are also some unique coloured-stones stealing the spotlight. We’ve rounded up a few engagement ring trends you can expect in 2021. This way you’ll definitely be prepared if you want to put a ring on it.

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Solitaire floating rings

There’s nothing like the classic that boasts sophistication and grace in a timeless style. But 2021 might bring a spin to it. When we say “floating” we mean the diamond is rather floating instead of being held in place by prongs or a bezel. It’s contemporary yet so classy at the same time.

Opt for a classic solitaire that plays with geometry and negative space, and captures the beauty in this timeless form. This Mid-century Kahn Pear-shaped ring from Shahla Karimi’s collection comes with a removable cigar-band jacket. So while you boast your stunning ring at the aisle, you can switch things up also by removing the cigar band for a different look. Very versatile.

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Halo rings

This stunning diva is here to shine. Halo rings are cut in ways so they can catch the light at all times for a truly breathtaking sparkle. The traditional pave halo is making a comeback but with a new flair. From octagon-shaped to hexagonal, the timelessness of the design makes it an ideal engagement ring for every bride-to-be.

Blessing us with a forever favourite, the V by Laura Vann’s Asscher Art Deco halo diamond ring is dipped in yellow gold and is a unique and striking statement in itself. It’s not your typical halo, but the detailing and baguette-cut diamonds assure an everlasting antique style that is hard to find. Featuring more than 0.55 carats of sparkling diamond, the ring combines a feeling of vintage and freshness to it.

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Colour is still the queen

Brides are currently having a colourful moment and we are loving it. Diamonds are still a girl’s best friend, but it’s a different kind nowadays and it’s indeed an edgy look. The richly opaque and painterly spins make it a unique one to boast as an engagement ring.

We know that emerald and blue sapphire rings are particularly popular when it comes to making a bold statement. It allows the bride to express her creative side to the world on the most important day of her life. Irene Neuwirth, who travels the world in search of beautiful colour-rich stones, has designed this ‘Tennis’ ring that graciously flaunts a brilliant emerald framed by 0.48 carats of illuminating diamonds. Dressed in yellow and white gold, this one is truly a one-of-a-kind piece that makes it an ideal engagement ring.

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Vintage rings

Just as up-cycled wedding dresses are set to be a huge trend next year, so are vintage engagement rings. For that antique feel and vintage design, opt for Art Deco design motifs that have become a favourite amongst brides. Flaunting a three-stone ring is also proving to be more fashionable in recent times. Why not combine the two? This 18k yellow and white gold engagement ring with central Asscher cut diamond flanked by two matching shield cut diamonds, will add glamour to your hands. It’s incredibly romantic and comes with a timeless design.

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Sustainable jewellery

This year made us rethink a lot of things and also gave us time to become more creative with an ethical approach towards many things, including jewellery. Many couples are now opting for sustainable jewellery by remodelling their existing pieces to create something together. Some are hoping to receive blessings from their ancestors via their inherited family motifs.

Mounted from inherited stones, this 18ct white gold engagement ring was made via a special bespoke commission for a romantic proposal in Berkeley Square, London. Flaunting round brilliant cut diamond and a cushion-shaped halo, this ring does not only look gorgeous but also brings a sentimental value making it more meaningful.

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Alisha Pawa
Writer
Alisha is a passionate dancer and is always creating her own choreographies. She is a fan of rom-com novels, a coffee-drinker who loves tea, and is always on-the-go for her midnight chocolate cravings. She hopes to tick-off her never-ending bucket list one day by hosting her own travel show.