Top Engagement Ring Styles for 2020
Apart from your home and car, your engagement ring may well be one of the biggest investments you’ll make! You don’t want to just like it – you need to love it, for many years to come! So it goes without saying that a lot of careful consideration, time and research will go into choosing it. And while an engagement ring is not a ‘fashion item’ – it’s always interesting to know and consider what designs and styles are currently making waves – and think about how you might integrate some of them into your design… to reflect this time of your life. Here’s what some of the hottest hands around are sporting right now…
Behold a Bespoke
We’re living in the age of individuality, personalisation and personal expression – and bespoke jewellery is a huge part of this. More and more people are looking for unique jewellery pieces that truly stand out and make an impression… And that’s especially true when it comes to one of your greatest investments – your engagement ring. At Gleeson Goldsmith’s we’ve built our name and reputation on designing superior, special bespoke jewellery for our clients – and our team is here to give you the advice your need to deliver your dream design.
Mellow Yellow Gold
Years back, yellow gold was the go-to colour metal for engagement rings – but for the last decade, tastes changed to white gold and platinum. In the last 18 months though, we’ve noticed more and more couples opting for engagement rings and wedding bands in classic 18ct. yellow gold – but with an updated, contemporary spin. Split shanks, a hidden pavé or unusual-cut diamonds such as shields or trillions – are all taking yellow gold to the next level.
The beauty is, yellow gold has such a lovely warm tone which is very complementary to most skin tones, while it also requires less maintenance than white gold and needs no re-plating. Talk to us about what colour metal will best suit your taste and style.
The Colours of Love
Nothing stands out and makes a statement quite like a bold hue. Kate Middleton did it, then Meghan showed us how to sparkle! Katy Perry did it too, and so did Princess Eugenie: engagement rings in beautiful bursts of colour! Coloured gemstones are making a huge come-back – and gorgeous shades of yellow, red, green, pink, blue and purple are right on-trend. But whereas traditionally these would be set in a diamond halo surround, today’s choice is a simpler, more contemporary ring design – where the coloured stone is the hero of the piece. Divine!
Unconventional, a little bit edgy and a whole lot beautiful! Choose a multi-stone ring and you’ve got the freedom to combine different cuts of stones, creative designs and interesting bands to add to the look. Nothing says Art Deco like a combination of baguette and triangle cuts. Three-stone rings are eternally classic, while modern, diamond-studded bands are shining bright right now.
Whether you choose a right-on-trend ring or something more classic, selecting your engagement ring is always going to be less about fashion and more about style. Beautiful, timeless style that will please you as much in 20 years’ time as it does now. At Gleeson Goldsmiths we’ve helped hundreds of couples find the ring of a lifetime – taking time to understand your preferences, personality, lifestyle and budget. Call us to make an appointment – and let’s choose beautiful, together.