Insider spoke to runway stylist and jewelry expert Tanya Dukes and jewelry designer for the stars Neil Lane about what ring trends we can expect to see in 2020.
"We're seeing more brides opt for rose gold over traditional metals, as well as gemstones like morganite and soft stones, so I think romantic designs are going to be big in 2020," Lane told Insider.
"I'm surprised that solitaires are rising in popularity, even among celebrities," she said. "It's an understated look but very classic and timeless."
"Jennifer Lopez's current rock from Alexander Rodriguez is an extreme example," Dukes elaborated, speaking of the $4.5 million engagement ring Rodriguez gave Lopez in March 2019.
"They're ideal for modern women seeking style and elegance that translates from day to night," Lane said of minimalist rings.
Dukes seconded Lane's analysis. "There's a movement toward elegant minimalism — a less is more attitude that pays a lot of attention to the architecture of a ring rather than adding a lot of decoration," she said.
"Morganite, aquamarine, and garnet engagement rings have recently become quite fashionable, as they offer unique, eye-catching options," Lane said.
"Gemstones were once considered an avant-garde choice, but now brides are looking for that pop of color," he added.
"Scarlett Johansson is wearing a massive light-brown diamond in her new engagement ring, while Jenny Slate just debuted her sapphire engagement ring," Dukes pointed out.
Both Lane and Dukes pointed to Katy Perry's flower-shaped engagement ring from Orlando Bloom as an example as well, highlighting both the floral shape and colorful design.
"Brides are looking beyond the traditional diamond for a ring option that lets their true colors shine," Lane said.
"A few years ago, everyone wanted a round or a princess-cut diamond," Lane said. "Now, bachelors and bachelorettes are rediscovering and gravitating toward fancy-cut stones like the oval and pear."
"Both men and women are drawn to these romantic cuts, so I've incorporated them into a number of my designs at Kay Jewelers," Lane noted of his latest work.
"Actresses Sarah Hyland, Melissa Benoist, and model Lais Ribeiro are among the celebrities who got engagement rings with the fancy-cut stone," she said.
"I think the trend for the shape is reaching its peak," Dukes added, as it has been a popular shape for a few years now. The oval shape will probably become less popular toward the later half of 2020 as brides begin to gravitate toward geometric shapes.
"While today's ring shapes and colors are fun and unique, you shouldn't choose something just because it's the latest trend or because it will impress your friends," Lane told Insider.
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"Always be true to your heart and pick a style that you love. Your ring should be a celebration of your personality and style," he added.
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