Did you know that the most popular time of year for proposals is between New Year and Valentines, and men typically spend around 3 months researching engagement rings before they buy. With this is mind I've decided to put together my predictions for the most popular engagement ring styles for 2021.
Asymmetrical Engagement Ring
Away from the norm and traditional asymmetrical engagement rings are increasing in popularity. This style is a beautiful way to show off your unique personality.
Technical Tip: My advice when looking at this style is to make sure that the weight of the gemstones and top details are balanced otherwise the ring will fall to the heavier side when on the finger. Below are our Atlantis rings, a beautiful collection of asymmetrical cluster rings available in a wide variety of gemstone combinations......take a look here.
Pear Shaped & Marquise Shaped Diamonds & Gemstones
This style is classic yet modern, often with a delicate band adorned in diamonds or gemstones which shows of the main focal point which is often a diamond in all it's glory.
Technical Tip: In order for the ring to last the test of time, make sure that the even although the band is delicate, it shouldn't be so delicate that it will snap or weaken over time and through wear – remember this is a ring that you will wear every day forever.
Coloured gemstones are increasingly popular, and again this is an ideal way to show off your unique personality. The most traditional gemstone for engagement rings used are, sapphires, rubies and emeralds. This is because these gemstone are incredibly strong and durable. But there are many other gemstones that are equally as beautiful to choose from.
I love creating engagement rings with coloured gemstones, especially rings with a colour clash. My favourite at the moment is red and pink.
Did you know? Sapphires don't just come in the traditional and most common blue, you can also get red, pink, white and yellow all in many shades and hues.
In the past year or so we have seen some celebrities show off their beautiful pearl engagement rings. My advice would be no, it's simple, just no. For an engagement ring pearls are simply not practical. They are highly porous, soft and are not suitable to withstand daily wear and tear. Hand-creams, soaps and everyday life will remove the lustre over time and they are easily scratched. As beautiful as they are I would not recommend a pearl engagement ring - pearls for the ear or neck are much more practical - or as an occasion wear ring - definitely not for everyday.
Champagne – Chocolate Diamonds
Champagne and chocolate coloured diamonds are stunning, vivid and full of life and are typically not as expensive as the traditional white diamond making them an increasingly popular choice. They are also perfectly paired with rose gold which only enhances their beauty and what's not to love about rose gold which has never been so popular.
Rose gold engagement rings have been popular for quite a few years now with no signs of going away. For years I have been designing and making engagement rings which were mostly white gold with a few that were yellow. Now I'd say that rose gold is more popular than yellow with my clients. It has a softness about it which works very well with many different gemstones and skin tones.
So this is my guide to jewellery trends for 2021. If you want to take a look at our Engagement Ring page for more inspiration then click here. I'm a little obsessed with designing so you'll find new designs added regularly.
Art Deco has increased in popularity over the past few years, it oozes style and luxury. Many designs include baguette shaped diamonds and emeralds. My own engagement ring is Art Deco in style featuring a beautiful green tourmaline. Take a look at our bespoke jewellery page to discuss making your Art Deco style engagement ring.
A bit about me & Nude Jewellery:
Nude Jewellery was established in 2001 by me, Nikki Galloway. Originally based in the quaint village-like area of Shepherd's Market, Mayfair, London our boutique quickly became established and celebrated appearances in over 100 publications worldwide including Vogue,The Sunday Times Style, Elle, Evening Standard, and French Vogue. I have worked on hundred's of bespoke jewellery commissions over the years including for Elle Macpherson and the Sultan of Brunei. We are now based online with our design studio and workshop in Surrey and most days you'll find us liaising with clients to discuss which styles that they're looking for and creating their perfect engagement ring.
Thanks for reading, Nikki