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    Engagement rings help cement special bonds and take the relationship to the next level. But what goes into finding the right ring for your partner – is it a specific shape, your partner’s personality, or is it the famous ring you bookmarked months ago? It all comes down to personal taste. Today, the internet and particularly, Instagram, is here to make sure that this emotional investment doesn’t go wrong. We scoured them both to find the best engagement rings trending this year.

    Morganite rings 

     

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    Love a solitaire but think it’s overrated? Say hello to the gorgeous morganite gemstones that come in peach, pink, rose, and salmon hues. Perfect for someone who’s modern and chic, a good high quality morganite rich in colour with custom cut can be priced at US$300 a carat. Wear it with a diamond band and you’ll be grand.

    Pear-cut diamonds

     

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    Elegant pear-cut or teardrop diamonds are synonymous with royalty. Victoria Beckham, Katherine Heigl, and Elizabeth Taylor are just some of the many style icons who’ve worn them gracefully. Pick one with a diamond band or without, these gems shine regardless.

    Unique-shaped diamonds 

     

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    For those who find the usual round and oval diamonds boring, try the vintage marquise or hexagon diamonds to stand out. Peculiar shapes make playful statements, so pair it with graphic or mixed-metal bands.

    Trillion-cut diamonds 

     

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    Multifaceted solitaires for multiple head turns. This is one trend that’s raking up a lot of love on Instagram. These diamonds are triangular in shape featuring three facets, which makes for an interesting geometric design.

    Eternity bands

     

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    This style is an ideal option for people who’d want a ring that’s minimalist, petite, and exudes effortless charm. You can also add gemstones or even your birthstone for a vintage look.

    Stacked diamonds

     

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    Here’s your something new and something borrowed. Pick a wedding band and top it with a gemstone or your mother’s vintage ring. Keep stacking up, that’s the trend.

    East West Rings 

     

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    A regular-shaped stone but moved horizontally, makes it an east-west ring. This new trend is topping the charts while keeping things fun.

    Three-stone rings 

     

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    You know what’s better than a single stone? Three put together that symbolise friendship, love, and fidelity. Meghan Markle set this ring trend in motion and how.

    Tiny Baguette rings

     

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    Millennials who like to keep it subtle and understated will find this baguette ring style to their liking. Pick a tiny baguette ring and wear it with a golden band.

    Gemstone rings 

     

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    Diamonds are passé so everyone’s gravitating this year towards emeralds (thanks to Sabyasachi) and tanzanites. From Kate Middleton to Katy Perry, everyone’s experimenting with diamonds while keeping it tasteful.

    Latha Sunadh
    Deputy Editor
    When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.