Insider spoke to jewelry expert Neil Lane about upcoming engagement ring trends.
The designer told Insider mixed metals and nontraditional stones are gaining popularity.
Little details like hidden halos are also on the rise.
An engagement ring is worn for (ideally) the duration of someone’s life, so you might not associate them with trends.
However, engagement ring designs come in and out of style like any type of jewelry.
Stones may look different in 2023
Speaking to Insider, Lane said people should anticipate a shift in the types of stones couples are gravitating towards in 2023.
Recently, round, princess-cut, oval, and even toi-et-moi stones have been among the most popular engagement ring shapes. But Lane told Insider he’s seeing a shift in stones this year.
“Fancy shapes are really, really popular,” he said, pointing specifically to marquise and pear-shaped rings. “Things that weren’t in the general mass before are really trending.”
Couples are also choosing to pair those statement stones with hidden halos, drifting away from standard halos, according to Lane. A traditional halo of diamonds frames a center stone, whereas a hidden halo circles the bottom of a stone.
Likewise, Lane told Insider more people are gravitating towards colorful stones for their engagement rings, whether that be a colorful diamond or an alternative stone like a sapphire or emerald.
“Diamonds used to be the center stone, and it still is, but there are so many opportunities to buy things with color today,” he said.