a close-up of man's and women's hands, a man put an engagement ring on her finger
Photo: Nathan Dumlao

If you are in the market for an engagement ring this year, you will have to think about the style of ring that you prefer, and there are many choices available. As with any fashion, the popularity of engagement ring styles changes over the years, but some designs are always present in the most popular trends. Below are some of the most fashionable engagement ring styles for 2021 that will have you feeling and looking like a princess when you say the words ‘I do’.

Everlasting Classics

Let's begin with trusty classic rings, which will never go out of style. The trend-driven choice may sound like a great idea at the moment, but with time, when you'll be over it, you may regret it. To avoid this inconvenience, pick a sophisticated-looking classic style, without any 'screaming' element and colors. A simple gem cut, like an oval-shaped or princess cut, minimalistic band, and white gold would be a great choice. These engagement rings will also allow you to add more elements to the style in the future.

close-up of an antique, gothic engagement ring
Photo: Michael Morse

The Gothic Style

Many people think that gothic is drab and dull, but the basis of gothic is of the macabre and elegance, and the designs may not be as drab as you may think. Gothic jewelry will embrace light-colored metals such as silver, platinum, white gold, or titanium. It will usually contrast the light with dark rich colors, such as dark rubies, and black diamonds. Gothic is making its way back into fashion, and if you want to stay on-trend, a gothic engagement ring may be the perfect choice for you.

Something Bespoke

It is becoming more popular for people to create bespoke engagement rings, as evident in the styles of Melbourne engagement rings being showcased by jewelers these days. Not just in Australia, bespoke engagement rings are becoming in demand in other countries as well. As engagement rings are highly personal to couples, the fiancé would often include inscriptions or other personalizations.

When you compare the cost of a custom handmade engagement ring to an off-the-shelf design, the price is similar, but you get much more value for your money when going down the bespoke route. You also get to benefit from having an engagement ring that is as unique as you are, and you can incorporate multiple styles into your design.

an engagement ring buried in the sand on a beach
Photo: Carlos Esteves

A Halo Engagement Ring

Halo rings have been popular for quite some time, and they are also an excellent option when you want the appearance of a more substantial engagement ring. The way that the gemstones are set in a halo ring makes them appear bigger than they are, and if you are looking for something that stands out and makes you look like a princess, this is the style for you. You can find many choices of diamond engagement rings in this design, and it may also be a cheaper option than some of the more traditional styles.

Vintage Style Jewellery

Something else that is growing in popularity when it comes to engagement rings is people creating modern versions of vintage-style engagement rings. You can also opt for a genuine vintage or antique engagement ring, but the modern variations usually have higher quality materials, so they are often a better value option. If you see a vintage design that you like, you can take pictures of it and then take it to a skilled jewelry designer, who can create it in the vintage style and throw in a modern twist if required.

These are a few of the current most popular trends for engagement rings in 2021, but they change all the time. If you want to do more research on what is hot and not in 2021, then Google is an excellent place for you to start looking. With some research and a little searching, you can find the perfect engagement ring for you in 2021 and ensure that this is your year.

Lots of love,