Five Engagement Ring Trends To Watch For In 2017

May 24, 2017

Engagement ring trends change year after year, and unless you are aware of the latest trends, you risk being out of the loop completely. To make sure that you make the right choice and make sure that both of you are happy, you have to be abreast of the latest changes. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the most popular trends in the world of engagement rings in 2017:

More Emphasis On Halos

Halos are one of these trends that seem to never go away, and for a variety of reasons. First of all, multiple rows of carefully arranged diamonds are simply stunning. In addition, they make the ring look much bigger, which is always a plus. Halos help center the attention on the main gem and allow it to really stand out. We should see everything from vintage inspired classic arrangements to decked out geometric halos in 2017.

Cognac And Champagne Diamonds

As you may already know, colored diamonds often fetch a lot more than clear ones. However, it was not always the case with cognac and champagne diamonds. Notwithstanding their names, cognac and champagne are actually a variation of brown diamonds, and are not necessarily the most sought after type of diamonds on the market. But thanks to a heavy promotional campaign by diamond companies to make these diamonds more popular, we have seen a sudden rise in demand for these gems. You should expect to see more of them in 2017 as well.

Colored Accents

In addition to champagne and cognac gems, we can expect to see more colored accented pieces as well. While the colored gems trend was very popular in 2016, two tone pieces still were not as prominent. This year, we should see many more two gem pieces. Emerald and white diamond pieces should be particularly popular this year.

Edwardian Pieces

Pieces from the Edwardian period have a particular charm that really helps them stand apart from other vintage inspired pieces. They are especially prized for their intricate designs and femininity they emanate. They are characterized by the use of alternative colored gems, the use of metals such as platinum for instance, and intricate details. Whether you are looking for a hand crafted piece or simply a piece inspired from piece from era, you just cannot escape the allure of Edwardian pieces.

Black Diamonds

Another trend hitting colored diamonds this year should be the return of black diamonds on the scene. Black diamonds evoke a certain mystery and sophistication, but they are not for everyone. Still, they should be very big this season, especially for color accented pieces.


If you want to really stand out this season, you should definitely opt for one of the trends we described above. Whether it is color accented pieces, intricate halos, alternate gems such as emeralds or black, and champagne or cognac diamonds. Do not be afraid to think outside the box and go for a memorable piece that will make a true statement!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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