We have come through a tumultuous year with a clarified sense of what matters. We long to connect with those we love and celebrate the promise of fresh starts. Savor the joy of new beginnings with these delightful and meaningful engagement ring trends for 2021.
Centering Our Focus on What Matters
The simple round or oval solitaire makes a comeback this year as a comforting reflection on what is most important. These classic designs are highlighted with brilliant modern touches for a stunning statement of devotion. While white gold and platinum have been standard metals in recent years, yellow gold is reemerging as a perfect base for this classic look.
Expressing an Abundance of Love
Multiple stones are a magnificent way to express an abundance of love. Examine the two-stone “Toi et Moi” design, symbolizing the intertwining of two souls. Individuality is often honored with contrasting cuts or stone sizes.
If two stones do not express the depth of your devotion, consider the trinity ring. This three-stone arrangement works together to exude a positive, tri-fold energy. The trio may either be identical or complementary in cut to represent the “past, present and future” of a couple’s unique love story. One popular complementary presentation includes two petite stones highlighting a sparkling center stone.
Putting Love in Motion
The off-set stone arrangement brings the feel of energy and movement toward the future. The central diamond appears to be floating with an air of sparkle and joy. This style is borrowed from the high-fashion and cocktail ring scene. With either delicate patterns or sleek lines, these unconventional engagement rings are dreamy and enticing.
Delving into the Depths of Devotion
Reflecting the grit and resolution of current times, rings with gothic motifs add depth and allure to the classically bright and dazzling world of weddings. This line is for the daring brides who aspire to be different with striking, rich tones and definitive statements.
Dark bands, such as titanium and rhodium, are blackened metals that add an edgy statement to an engagement ring. The dark contrasts enliven the inset diamonds. Styles derived from these metals can be either vintage or sleek and modern.
Highlighting the Heavenly Feeling of Love
Halos bring out love’s spiritual mystique. Designers have extended the traditional pave’ halo to now surround the center in daring and attractive ways. Renditions include fanned-out crowns and diamond starbursts. Halo styles can be created on separate bands, so the look may be as simple or intricate as desired.
Coloring Your Future with Pastels
Pastel-colored stones are bursting onto the scene with the airy feel of romance. Pastel blues, pinks, yellows and greens have risen in popularity due to the beauty and promise they communicate. These romantic stones of aquamarine, morganite and citrine are lighter and softer than the bold jewel-tones of sapphires, rubies and emeralds. The light colors bring welcome contrast to the challenges of the current times, speaking hope and promise for the future.
Making a Strong Statement of Commitment
Solid engagement bands with encrusted stones are a brave alternative to delicate stackables. These bands often feature a bezel-set center stone that gives a definitive statement either on their own or paired with other bands. The broader bands can also be embedded with a row of diamonds or offset with several large stones. These large bands can serve as both engagement and wedding bands as desired. The choices given with this arrangement provide needed flexibility in uncertain times.
Transcending Time with Vintage Allure
The comfort and stability of familiar designs can be reassuring to couples venturing out into uncharted territory. Vintage and vintage-inspired rings are now bringing a shift back to the center stone. Centered vintage rings give honor to the sacred nature of the wedding and all that it symbolizes. These heirloom pieces have been inspired by old European cuts that may date back for decades or even centuries. The wealth of history and tradition these styles offer transcends time and connects generations. Some couples opt for updated versions that mix classic elements with modern touches.
The trends of 2021 show honor to the past and clarity and hope for what lies ahead. The selection includes options that are both dreamy and light and powerful and secure. Couples have endless choices to express their commitment in a way that is uniquely theirs.
You have made the decision of a lifetime by choosing each other. Now let the experts of Mark’s Diamonds help you make another perfect selection. For more than 35 years, the Hadley family has passionately offered fair pricing for heirloom-worthy pieces and daring new styles. Each piece is individually crafted with precise attention to quality and detail. We desire to provide the optimum number of choices within every buying range. Contact Mark’s Diamonds today for a personal consultation.