We’ve rounded up a few engagement ring trends for 2021. This way, you’ll be prepared if you want to put a ring on it.
Beginning to daydream about a fresh start in 2021? Be ready — you might get married. This year has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us and definitely a year that has meant to 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. Here are our picks for the best engagement ring styles for 2021.
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 one place. Some rings even come with prongs. It’s contemporary yet classy.
Opt for a classic solitaire that plays with geometry and negative space, and captures the beauty in this timeless form. This dazzling solitaire diamond by Orra hoisted gracefully by a circular band of platinum in a semi-mount setting will be the perfect ring to flaunt.
The Diamond Ring Design featured here by Orra is PRG19059.
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 Paola Halo Solitaire Ring by Caratlane is as stunning as they come – the freshness and the timelessness is what makes it special.
Brides are currently having a colourful moment, and we love 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 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. The Blue Stone Atlantis Ring dressed in white gold with a beautiful, stunning emerald is truly a one-of-a-kind piece that makes it an ideal engagement ring.
Just as up-cycled wedding dresses are set to be a huge trend next year, so are vintage engagement rings. In India though, we don’t do vintage. Vintage is mostly for family jewellery heirlooms. But lately, vintage designs have been taking centre stage.
For an antique feel, opt for Art Deco design motifs that have become a favourite amongst brides. The Zanyah Vintage Solitaire Halo Diamond Ring by Forevermark by Sabyasachi is an Art Deco diamond ring encircled by a halo of pavé diamonds, set into an intricately designed band. Held in by a yellow gold band, this ring is reminiscent of the opulent 1920s and comes with a feeling of vintage freshness.
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. Many are also opting for lab-grown or ‘conscious diamonds’, as we call them, set in 18-carat gold to create beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Recently, VRTT Vintage created a limited edition, a sustainable jewellery collection designed with lab-grown diamonds. Curated personally by the three founders of VRTT Vintage – Hanna Strömgren Khan, Diva Dhawan, and Gabriella Demetriades for Anantaa Diamonds. Each piece has been crafted with a minimalistic yet evergreen design vision and poses as a simple choice for anyone looking to adopt a more ethical or conscious lifestyle.
If you are into modern, simple pieces, then stackable rings might be up your alley. They are versatile – you can wear them together or one by one. You can stack them in different ways and pair them with your existing jewellery to create new designs, and mostly, you can mix metals to give it a beautiful look. This Gilberta Stackable Ring and the Trio Overlap Ring – both by Caratlane are as fun as they come. They are created for the contemporary woman who likes to keep things simple yet alluring.
Featured image: Courtesy Orra; Hero image: Courtesy Forevermark x Sabyasachi.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.