6 Engagement Ring Trends for 2022

You’ve decided that 2022 is your year to pop the question – Congratulations!

Now it’s time to shop for a ring that symbolizes your love and the promise you’ll be making to one another.

Here are 6 engagement ring trends to keep an eye out for in 2022:

Eye-Catching Designs

While traditional solitaire engagement rings certainly are still popular, many couples are choosing more unique designs for their rings.

Look for rings that look more handcrafted than highly polished, mixed metals, colored stones, asymmetrical stones, and raw stones that add visual interest.

Custom Rings

For those couples who want something one-of-a-kind and who don’t mind taking a bit of time to design something, custom rings are big.

By working closely with a jewelry designer, you can craft something that’s perfectly suited to your beloved’s style, may remind you of a key time in your relationship, or that gives you exactly what you want within your budget. 

Note: If you’re planning a surprise proposal with a custom ring, start the design process at least three months prior to your planned engagement date so you can be sure the ring will be ready!

Adding Heirlooms

Many families have heirloom jewelry pieces, but they are in disrepair or may not suit the style of their next wearer.

To keep these heirlooms alive but make them new and ready for another generation, many couples are incorporating heirloom rings or stones in their custom-designed pieces. This keeps the tradition of the family piece but creates something completely new for your intended.

Vintage Inspiration

Everything old is new again, and that’s definitely something we’re seeing in engagement rings.

Jewelry designers are seeing more couples looking for new engagement rings that have a vintage flair, including styles such as Edwardian and Art Deco.

But these pieces aren’t just carbon copies of older jewelry; they’re entirely new, unique pieces that keep the spirit of the old while being new and modern.

Colored Gemstones

Gone are the days when everyone’s engagement ring features a clear diamond.

More and more couples are opting to bring a little color into their engagement rings by adding in colored gemstones. The stones chosen can be symbolic, such as a birthstone for the month you met, or they can simply be favorite stones or favorite colors.

Bonus: Many colored gemstones are less expensive than diamonds, giving couples more ring on a budget!

Sustainable Diamonds

For those who do still want the look of a diamond but without the worry of where it comes from, sustainable, ethically sourced diamonds and simulants are big.

Whether you want to go a little more expensive and get an ethically sourced diamond or go for a simulant such as Moissanite, you can still get the look of a diamond without all the cost and controversy.

Engagement Rings in Frederick, MD

If you’re looking for a gorgeous engagement ring – either out of the case or custom-designed – the team at Gold Thumb Jewelry can help. Come view our selection!

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