Loose Diamonds Search

Engagement Ring Trends

Inexpensive Engagement Rings
View our modern engagement rings here.

If you're in the market for an engagement ring, you're in luck. There's never been a better time to buy. But today's engagement rings aren't necessarily the kind your Mom and Grandma wore; while classic diamond-studded bands remain timeless and easy to find, there's much more to the modern engagement ring market. In fact, if you haven't priced jewelry lately, you might be surprised at what you find.

Classic engagement rings are always in style and, while they don't necessarily classify as a trend, there are certain recent preferences that may be observed. Diamond solitaires with or without matching baguette-cut stones are always popular, with oval-cut stones currently dominating the market, though round and emerald-cut diamonds are still favored. Gold is as hot as ever, but platinum has become the favored metal for the engagement rings themselves. Platinum's silvery luster helps bring out the fire and sparkle of the diamonds, and unlike silver will never tarnish. Further, it's strong and hard, so it's difficult to ding or dint; and it's the heaviest metal used for engagement rings, weighing in at twice the weight of the same amount of 14-carat gold. It'll give your engagement ring that little extra bit of heft and authority. Elegant filigreed designs and inset stones are also particularly the fashion for today's engagement rings.

Solitaire Rings

Solitaire Rings

Rings With Sidestones

Rings With Sidestones

Matching Bridal Sets

Matching Bridal Sets

Sareen Engagement Rings

Sareen Engagement Rings

Tension Rings

Tension Rings

Three Stone Rings

Three Stone Rings

Tulip Collection

Tulip Collection

Tulip Matching Bridal Sets

Tulip Matching Bridal Sets

Paradoxically, yesterday's engagement rings have also come back into style. Antique rings in gold and platinum often display superb stones and intricate metalwork, and are favored because of the modern trend toward wearing vintage clothing. Vintage-inspired modern engagement rings are also seen more often, as are engagement rings bearing colored stones, especially diamonds. These gems are rare and special, especially the blue, red, and pink specimens, and nothing draws attention to an engagement ring like a colored diamond. Celebrities, of course, realized this long before the rest of us, and a good part of the modern trend toward engagement rings with colored stones can be traced back to ladies like Jennifer Lopez, who during her engagement to Ben Affleck flaunted an engagement ring with a six-carat pink diamond. If $1.2 million is beyond your means, there are plenty of other less opulent stones you can choose from; or you can stick with a white or blue-white stone, while accenting it with colored diamonds or other gems.

One exciting trend is the increased interest in men's rings. Engagement rings were long considered the exclusive domain of women, but nowadays men are horning in on the act. Of course, men's engagement rings are larger and often more ornate than those meant for women; imagine, if you will, a half-inch platinum band encrusted with diamonds. Other modern engagement rings, for both men and women, offer streamlined designs and innovative new cuts and sets, including the princess cut (a modified square), diamonds with increased numbers of facets, special bezel settings (to protect and better hold the stone), and the tension-setting, which holds the stone at its very edges, so it appears to float above the engagement ring.

Related Articles



diamonds Best diamond prices online
loose diamonds Free FedEx shipping to the USA
engagement rings No risk 30 day money back guarantee
diamond rings All engagement rings are made in the USA
wedding rings Registered with the Better Business Bureau
certified diamonds Huge selection of high quality diamonds
  More Reasons >>

I am very pleased to inform you that my fiance's ring is holding up very well these days. The ring is beautiful and durable, and she just LOVES it! Everyone who sees the ring loves...
Edward

View More


On Friday morning I received my ordered engagement ring and it is even more beautiful than I thought. I am so happy with my purchase. I was very unsure about ordering such an important item...
Ted

View More


We received the tension set engagement ring with the white sapphire. True to your word, the stone is beautiful. We are getting married in Mexico at the end of this month. I want to...
Fergus

View More


Just a quick Thank You. The ring is perfect and the service was even better! Delivered, as promised and on time. I wish all of my purchasing experiences were as good. Thanks....
Terry

View More


Thank you we received the rings today and they are stunning. You have exceeded our expectations and I appreciate your wonderful service. Craig has already forwarded your website via email to two different friends who...
Cynthia

View More


Thank you so much for helping us pick out and design our engagement ring and wedding band. They're PERFECT. We love them and have gotten endless compliments. We're so pleased and we will always recommend...
Jay & Becky

View More


Thank you for taking me through this process. It was easier than I could have imagined. The ring looks spectacular; I know my girlfriend will love it. It was a pleasure doing...
Greg

View More


Thank you for your diligence. Much appreciated! Dealing with this company has been a treat. Charlene has been helping me out with all my queries, and she was extremely knowledgeable in all areas....
Gary

View More


Thank you for your help in selecting our engagement ring. You were very patient with all of our questions and we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the diamond was. We could not...
Justin

View More


Thank-you for adding the engraving to the order. I am most pleased with your aid, understanding and patience. I do not anticipate corresponding with you again, so therefore I will sign off with...
G

View More


Just wanted to let you know that my fiance loves the engagement ring. I also had it appraised, and the jeweler said it was a beautiful stone. He was also very impressed with the quality...
Alex

View More


Just wanted to give you a quick THANK YOU... you helped me out a lot with this whole situation. The diamond ring is safe at my home. Thank you so much for your help and...
Ryan

View More


I gave it too her last night and she said yes. She loved the ring. The diamond is nothing less then perfect. It appraised over 3 times the purchase cost. Thanks...
David

View More


Package received... ring is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks you for the expedited delivery. I'll look to you when we're ready to buy our wedding bands (saw a couple I really liked). Thanks again for the excellent service,...
Patrick

View More


Thanks you once again for your valuable advice, patience and creative jewelry expertise. My wife’s ring design caused considerably more ooo’s, ah’s and wow’s than we ever expected. At a time of many sensitive...
Douglas

View More



Diamond Jewelry Member
Novori BBB


Diamond Rings Payment Options

Credit Card Processing

 
  |    Home  |   Contact Us  |   Payment Policy  |   Return Policy  |   Privacy Policy |   Engagement Rings News  |   Diamonds  |   SiteMap  |  
   
  © 2004-2015 Novori Jewelry Inc. All rights reserved.     Terms and Conditions