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Gorgeous Engagement Ring Trends for 2016

Wondering what engagement ring trends are on the cards for 2016? Looking for some inspiration for your upcoming ring purchase? We have just the thing to inspire and delight.

While we do not ever encourage brides-to-be to be led by trend when choosing a ring, constant changes in seasons, fashion and trends can be a great way to find ideas that you had not previously considered. Instead of following new ideas blindly, we suggest that you use these trends to come up with ideas on elements that you would like for your ring.

Top Trends for Engagement Rings 2016

In no particular order, here are some of our favourite trends in engagement jewellery…

  1. Floral Accents

Engagement Ring Trends 2016 Floral Accents

Floral accents are a nice way to bring in a touch of romance and whimsy. Details such as flowers, petals, vines and floral motifs can be added to the band, the cut or the entire ring. What makes this trend so versatile is that it works with almost every style of ring – modern, minimal, classic, boho, vintage and unique. This also works well with metals such as rose gold, giving it a feminine, pretty touch.

  1. Coloured Diamonds

Engagement Ring Trends 2016 Coloured Diamonds

Diamond engagement rings remain one of the most popular choices as far as stones go, but you can still add some colour by choosing non-traditional, colourful diamonds. Blue diamonds, pink and yellow diamonds, chocolate diamonds and even black diamonds are just some ideas to consider. Depending on your overall ring design, setting and the metal, your ring can be as bold or subtle as you choose.

  1. Square Bands

Engagement Ring Trends 2016 Square Bands

Square bands have a modern, stylish look, but that is not the only reason for the rise in their popularity. This type of band is also a lot more comfortable than the traditional round band, with no pinching or constricted fingers. If you prefer a less conventional style, this one is sure to be just right for you.

  1. Colourful Accent Stones

Engagement Ring Trends 2016 Colourful Accent Stones

If you’d love to add some colour, but don’t want to have the entire ring in colour, accents can be brightened by adding colourful stones in the setting, band or flanking stones alongside your diamond. Pairing diamonds with brightly hued gems such as sapphire, emerald, ruby, tanzanite or even subtly toned stones such as morganite can add a vibrant touch without being overly bold.

  1. Split Shank

Engagement Ring Trends 2016 Split Shank

This trend is another versatile way to add more dimension and style to your ring. Instead of a single band, the band is split into two, flanking the middle setting at all four corners. The band can be pave or simple metal, depending on your preferences. Better still, you can add even more stones without overpowering your main setting.

We hope that these trends for engagement rings in 2016 help to inspire your dream ring. If you would like to learn more about custom ring design, contact us and let us know how we can make your dreams into a reality.