And if you’re hoping to be on the receiving end, now’s the time to think about what you might like your engagement ring to look like. Because it’s a big decision and there’s no harm in giving your significant other some helpful hints in the right direction.
From clusters to colour, these are the top engagement ring trends for 2020.
Vintage ring designs have been making a comeback, and the latest inspiration comes from the Georgian era. Geometric gemstones, bordered designs, pearls and cluster rings are all popular right now.
For the ring that stands out from the rest, pick a pop of colour. From a coloured feature stone to smaller stones surrounding a high-clarity diamond, this trend has personality plus. Choose from gemstones or coloured diamonds in shades of yellow, red, green, pink, blue and purple.
If you really want an engagement ring that’s unique and unconventional, multi-stone bands and stackable rings are for you. Giving you creative freedom, don’t feel confined to the classic feature stone with smaller diamond accents. Go for mismatched cuts, artistic designs and edgy bands.
Don’t be fooled into thinking solitaire rings are boring - because this season’s iterations are far from it. An unexpected metal adds instant drama, while oval-shaped diamonds and just a few accent pave diamonds on the band are modern updates on the classics.
Sharp, rectangular emerald-cut diamonds are back in a big way. For the classic bride, go minimalist with a centre emerald-cut diamond and a plain or pave setting around the band. Vintage brides should pair a large emerald-cut diamond with surrounding baguette diamonds or art deco-inspired triangular cuts.
This article originally appeared on InStyle.