Engagement ring trends for 2023
Whether you're future-gazing about your dream proposal or just like keeping up to date with the latest styles, Lorna Haddon, head of diamonds and jewellery at Beaverbrooks, predicts the new wave of engagement ring trends that will be taking over our Instagram feeds in 2023...
Solitaire diamond rings
"Some trends are here for more than just one season, and I think it's safe to say that solitaire diamond rings will forever be a go-to choice for brides. Thanks to the simple yet elegant design this stunning style has truly stood the test of time, and we predict that solitaire rings will definitely be a staple for this year.
"A timeless Platinum Diamond Solitaire Ring (£7,250) is a classic for brides-to-be as it draws the eye straight to the sparkling diamond, an eye-catching symbol of everlasting love and a piece to cherish forever. We also anticipate yellow gold will be on the rise next year, so if you're looking for an option with a twist on the classic look, I'd opt for this gorgeous 18ct Gold Diamond Twist Solitaire Ring (£4,250).
Emerald cut diamond rings
"Emerald cut diamonds rings were one of the hottest trends of 2022 and made headlines among celebrity engagements, including Paris Hilton and Vick Hope.
"Another gorgeous vintage style, emerald cut diamond rings are the ideal choice for brides-to-be who are after an opulent and glamourous look, and we expect this style to continue dominating our social media feeds this year.
"There are a number of ways to style an emerald cut diamond and this Platinum Diamond Emerald Cut Halo Ring (£3,250) is simply dazzling. The eye-catching emerald cut diamond sits among a shimmering halo of round, brilliant diamonds, which continue across the platinum band for unmissable sparkle.
Statement eternity rings
"As vintage styles continue to make a comeback, eternity rings are starting to see a real resurgence, and, over the decades, have been famously adorned by celebrities from Marilyn Monroe to Kim Kardashian.
"Despite traditionally being worn as an accompaniment to other rings, modern brides are going for bigger and bolder statement eternity rings that give plenty of sparkle on their own – this style is definitely one to watch in 2023!
"This Platinum Diamond Two Row Half Eternity Ring (£3,950) is a stunning example of a statement eternity ring. The stunning blend of baguette and princess cut diamonds offer a contemporary feel with a vintage twist, beautifully representing a love that will last an eternity. For future brides looking yellow-gold option, this exquisite 18ct Yellow Gold Diamond Ring (£4,500) features three breathtaking rows of brilliant diamonds in a contemporary, abstract design. We also predict that mixed cut eternity rings will be a huge trend for next year, and this Platinum Half Eternity Diamond Ring (£2,950) features marquise cut and round cut diamonds which radiate the perfect amount of shimmer and sparkle.
"Coloured gemstones shot to popularity when Princess Eugenie announced her engagement in 2018 with an incredible padparadscha sapphire ring, and again more recently when Jennifer Lopez showcased her unique green diamond engagement ring. "From birthstones to classic precious gems, a pop of colour is a really fun way to add a touch of personality to your engagement ring – we predict this will be a huge trend seasons to come and can't wait to see what vibrant gem stones brides will be going for.
"Pear-shaped diamonds are also a popular look, so this 18ct Yellow Gold Diamond Emerald Ring (£3,750) would be a great choice with a contrasting yellow gold band, where all eyes are drawn to the eye-catching emerald at the centre. For a more subtle – but equally stunning pop of colour – I'd opt for this 18ct White Gold Diamond Aquamarine Halo Ring (£2,150) where the mesmerising aquamarine stone is set amongst a contemporary halo of diamonds.
"Striking, luxurious and unmistakably elegant, the three-stone ring has been a firm favourite among budding brides in recent years and we predict even bigger and bolder designs this year.
"For anyone looking for the ultimate statement piece, this spectacular Platinum Diamond Three Stone Halo Ring (£5,750) features three oval-shaped diamonds, set against a sparkling myriad of round, brilliant diamonds. You could also opt for this Platinum Three Stone Diamond Ring (£3,500) for a similar, yet classic look."