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9 Engagement Ring Trends Taking Over The 2024 Bridal Market

In the era of individuality and personal style, the wedding industry has seen a shift; brides-to-be now have more ring options that traverse well beyond the diamond halo. I would know — I married the love of my life in September 2023 and reviewed dozens of rings in the process.

Similar to your personalized daily wardrobe, the proper engagement ring depends on your lifestyle, aesthetic, and budget. For me, a fashion writer who tied the knot in an airy Brooklyn loft, finding a ring that complemented my fashion ethos was crucial. I wanted a piece that embodied me.

When searching for my ideal ring, my now-husband and I scoured New York City’s beloved jewelers, shops, and boutiques for an unusual gray diamond, also known as “fancy gray.” The stone color had been growing in popularity among Instagram-famous jewelry designers and was at the top of my list.

I almost went with a simple pear cut on a cigar band — two engagement ring trends on the rise — but it didn’t look right on my bony finger. And my saved Instagram folder was brimming with chunky silver bands, but gold was more flattering against my deep brown skin. The moment I slid my gray, three-stone, hazeline ring onto my finger, I knew the classic-meets-individual style was a perfect choice.

The above design details are just a few trends taking hold in today’s bridal scene. From horizontal stones, nostalgic cigar bands, and salt and pepper diamonds, to “quiet luxury” emerald cuts à la Sofia Richie, these (and more) engagement ring trends are making waves.

2024 Engagement Ring Trends

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Traditionally shaped stones like ovals, pears, and cushion cuts are being given the “east-west” antidote for a decidedly renewed feel. Ideal for the bride

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Out-Of-This-World Jewelry: Shop Frank Darling’s New Starlette And Lunette Collections Of Engagement Rings

Shop Frank Darling's Starlette and Lunette collections of engagement rings

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Fall is nearly upon us, which means it’s the perfect time for all things romantic (foliage, apple-picking, etc.). Your girlfriend’s been waiting patiently for you to pop the question, so it’ll be worth it when she’s dressed in her favorite fall outfits for the inevitable pictures. If you’re looking for inspiration for the big moment, head over to Frank Darling to check out their new Starlette and Lunette collections of engagement rings.

The Starlette and Lunette collections draw their inspirations from, you guessed it, the stars and the moon. Think of you and your girlfriend as star-crossed lovers who found each other in this big, crazy universe. I give you permission to use that line to really make her swoon.

Nothing is more satisfying to a bride-to-be to get compliments like, “Your ring is so unique and cool!” Those are the kinds of compliments she’ll get when she wears a Starlette or Lunette ring. Take it from me: I’ve been married for three months, so I’m basically an expert.

The Starlette Princess Solitaire Engagement Ring

Frank Darling Starlette Princess Solitaire Engagement Ring

Details:

  • Princess-shaped diamond that is elegantly orbited by a tapering trio of twinkling and radiant round melee diamonds
  • Lofty in sparkle while sitting low on the finger
  • Modern plunge setting sits flush with any wedding band
  • Low profile, classic comfort fit
  • Also available in Round, Pear, and Oval cuts

 

The Lunette E.W. Emerald Half Bezel Solitare Engagement Ring

Frank Darling Lunette E.W. Emerald Half Bezel Solitare Engagement Ring

Details:

 

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Shopping for diamonds can be an intimidating experience considering what you’re buying. This is a huge undertaking that you don’t want to screw up. If she loves her new ring, she’s going to

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Customize The Perfect Engagement Ring That She’ll Love At Frank Darling Jewelry

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Thinking about popping the big question? I’d highly recommend it. I’ve been married for a little over a month and it’s been an absolute blast. Proposing to my wife was the easiest decision I’ve ever made in my life. Finding the perfect engagement ring…that’s a little more tricky.

You can walk into most jewelry stores and see the same generic stones and bands in every location. Or, you can head over to Frank Darling and find a one-of-a-kind ring that she’ll never stop staring at and make all of her single friends jealous. How? Because you’ll have designed it yourself.

Why Frank Darling?

Shop Frank Darling for engagement rings, wedding bands, and pendant necklaces

Shopping for diamonds can be an intimidating experience considering what you’re buying. This is a huge undertaking that you don’t want to screw up. If she loves her new ring, she’s going to wear it forever.

Frank Darling offers an intimate, custom design process so you find exactly what looks and feels right. You’re not going to want to shop anywhere else for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and any other super-special occasion.

Frank Darling Breezy Bezel Pears Oval Engagement Ring

Customizing The Perfect Ring

  • Try at Home Kit – Frank Darling allows customers to select three sterling silver replica rings to try for
    free. After 5 days, return the kit with a prepaid label.
  • Design your dream ring – Frank Darling offers an online quiz to create their dream ring a get a free sketch from their design team in NYC. Sketches are always free and there is no limit.
  • Customization options – Frank Darling jewelry is easily customizable to anything the customer chooses to add or edit. Customization is available through their concierge service which can be reached by emailing [email protected] or through the Book a Consultation option.

 

Breezy Bezel East West Emerald Bezel Solitaire Ring

Frank Darling Breezy Bezel East West Emerald Bezel Solitaire Ring

Details:

  • Modern, airy look that floats
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For a ring that will truly show you care, check out the The Harper. This classic band can be paired with a variety of precious stones for the perfect solitaire engagement ring. Available in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum, the ring is designed to have a medium profile and a comfortable fit, plus it stacks flush with your wedding band. When you pair the setting with a .46-carat round natural diamond you’ll ring up at $1,565—that comes down

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