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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

Courtesy of David Yurman, Jessica McCormack, Frank Darling

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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3 things to avoid when choosing an engagement ring, according to jewelers

  • Even in the fine jewelry world, trends come and go.

  • Business Insider spoke to jewelers about which engagement ring trends to avoid.

  • They said it’s important to prioritize your personal style over trends.

When it comes to fashion and beauty trends, they fade as fast as they go viral.

In the case of an engagement ring, it should last the test of time.

Business Insider previously covered the engagement ring trends of 2024;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “top engagement ring trends of 2024, and two jewelers have also weighed in on trends to avoid.

They said trending styles are pointless if they don’t fit with your lifestyle or personal aesthetic. After all, your engagement ring might be the most personal fashion accessory you ever carry.

Stacking rings are expensive, and aren’t future-proof if they need to be sold or redesigned

A stack of three silver rings with different shaped stones in the center.

Stacking smaller rings isn’t the best decision for an engagement ring.JIE XIAO / Getty Images

Beanie Major, a jewelry consultant and founder of engagement ring consultancy service In Detail, told BI that a popular trend in the last five years was multiple rings worn in place of one large engagement ring.

“It was very small stones that weren’t necessarily of huge value, but collectively, the rings would be quite expensive,” Major added.

She told BI redesigning engagement rings is also becoming a popular trend. The reason for this surge in popularity is that people are getting braver and bolder with their choices.

Major said people who are likely to do this in the future should consider one large stone over multiple small stones. This will hold its value better, and give jewelry designers more to work with.

Don’t prioritize trends over your personal style

Both jewelers agreed buyers should be aware of the trends, but this shouldn’t

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The 5 biggest engagement ring trends for 2024, according to jewelers

  • Business Insider spoke to jewelers about the biggest engagement ring trends for 2024.

  • The average spend on an engagement ring in the US was $5,500 in 2020.

  • Jewelers told BI that Gen Z are steering away from surprise engagement rings.

While fashion trends come and go, engagement rings are not a style investment to take lightly — the average engagement ring in the US was $5,500 in 2020, according to Statista.

Business Insider spoke to three jewelers based in London, UK, about the engagement ring trends they think will be popular in 2024.

Of the three jewelers BI spoke to, two said Gen Z couples are more likely to choose a ring together than previous generations, because they want the ring to reflect their personality.

Yellow gold is the winning metal color for engagement rings

Someone with red nails holding an emerald cut engagement ring

Yellow gold will be the favored metal color of 2024, jewelers say.Getty Images

Bear Brooksbank is the owner of a jewelry studio in London. Since setting up shop in 2012, she said engagement ring styles have evolved considerably.

She told BI that trends now point toward yellow gold being the favored metal used in rings, moving away from the classic trend of platinum.

Multiple celebrities have worn yellow gold engagement rings this year, such as Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Cooper, and Barbara Palvin, according to jewelry publication Only Natural Diamonds.

Engagement rings with multiple stones will continue to be popular in 2024

An engagement ring with two stones.

Engagement rings with multiple stones will be popular in 2024.Getty Images

BI previously reported on the biggest engagement ring trend of 2023 being rings with multiple stones, like the “toi et moi” style of two stones placed side-by-side — and it’s set to continue through 2024.

Emma Franklin, a jewelry designer, told BI her clients are now less

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