Valentine’s Day is almost here, and the engagement ring shopping season is about to begin in earnest. If you’re in the market for a ring this year for that special someone, you need to be up on what’s hot and what’s not for 2020. Choosing the stone is important, but the setting is what creates that breathless “wow factor” when she opens that little jewelry box. To create that moment she remembers forever, check out our guide to the most fashionable and popular engagement ring setting trends for 2020.
Fancy Cut Settings
By far, the most popular setting among celebrities and the fashion elite in the past decade, the fancy cut rings continue to dazzle in their own unique way. Accommodating the oval, emerald, and marquis cut diamonds, fancy cut settings are sported by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Arianna Grande and Kim Kardashian. We predict this engagement ring trend is going to continue into 2020 and long into the future.
Something old, something new, doesn’t only to apply to a bride’s accessories and apparel on her wedding day. There is a longstanding tradition of using a vintage engagement ring setting, which is still going strong. When choosing that perfect ring for the woman you know is your future, setting a select stone in a vintage setting is a beautiful way to pay tribute to where you’ve been and where you are going together. Scarlett Johansson’s beau, Saturday Night Live writer Colin Jost, chose a vintage setting for her gorgeous emerald cut brown diamond ring.
Yellow Gold Settings
Setting a stone in yellow gold is set to make a comeback this year. The classic finish and appearance give an engagement ring a timeless style and complements many similarly toned colored diamonds nicely. If you want to choose an on-trend ring that stands out from the crowd this year (like your bride to be), select a yellow gold setting with a colored stone. Heidi Klum and Halle Berry both sport beautiful yellow gold engagement rings with colored stones. Heidi’s yellow diamonds positively glow against yellow gold, and Halle’s emerald stone can be spotted from across the room thanks to its classic yellow gold setting.
Classics never go out of style, and solitaire engagement rings continue to enjoy longstanding popularity. Emphasizing the stone more than the setting, solitaire rings are what everyone immediately pictures when imagining an engagement ring. The wonderful characteristic of this setting is its ability to accommodate almost any shape and cut of stone and can be fitted easily with a matching wedding band. Justin Bieber gave Haley Baldwin a beautiful diamond-encrusted solitaire ring when he got down on one knee in the Bahamas last year, and the demand for solitaire settings has only increased since then. Thanks to the Biebs, solitaire settings are set to make a comeback.
Hidden Halo Settings
An understated and underappreciated setting that renders your beloved’s ring unique, the hidden halo setting adds a ring of stones and metal encircling the underside of the stone. At first glance, a hidden halo appears identical to a solitaire, but upon closer inspection, the secret band is revealed.
Using color contrasted stones to wrap the diamond is also a popular choice, with many men opting to surround the diamond with a tiny ring of her birthstone. Real estate developer Jojo Fletcher received a beautiful hidden halo diamond engagement ring upon being Jordan Rogers’ chosen beloved on the 20th season of “The Bachelor” last year. In 2020, the hidden halo should be among your first choices for an on-trend engagement ring.
Cluster/Multi-Stone Engagement Ring Settings
What’s better than a single diamond? More diamonds, of course. Settings that cluster diamonds in unique shapes and designs are all the rage right now for unique engagement rings, and celebrities from Priyanka Chopra to Natalie Portman sport cluster rings that are positively breathtaking.
The number of stones used in the setting can be symbolic, and many opt to choose a two-stone design that features the bride and groom’s birthstones rather than diamonds or other gemstones. Others select a three-stone device that symbolizes a body, mind and spirit offered for a lifetime together. Choosing a cluster ring is both fashionable and trendy, and well-chosen stones in a cluster setting are sure to leave her speechless on that special day.
Need A Unique Engagement Ring for That Special Someone? Mark’s Diamonds Can Help!
If you are thinking of proposing this Valentine’s Day, make an appointment to visit our showroom in Cherry Creek. We are committed to helping everyone choose that perfect engagement ring that expresses a lifetime of love and commitment. No matter your price range and desires, we can help you pick the stone and setting that conveys your unique love and future. Call or visit our website today for more information.