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2022’S Top Engagement Ring Trends

Dec 22, 20210

Just like us, we’re sure you’re ready to ring in the new year!

At Brilliant Earth we spend our days helping couples find the perfect rings to symbolize their love and commitment and capture their personal style.  This makes us some of the first to identify engagement ring and wedding ring trends as soon as they emerge.

We’ve pulled sales data and the expert opinions of our jewelry specialists to make some educated predictions about what will be the most popular engagement ring styles in 2022. Read on to discover our top engagement ring trends for the year ahead!

2022 Engagement Ring Trend #1: Unique Accents

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For anyone who keeps a pulse on the fashion or bridal industry, it should be no surprise to you that engagement rings with unique diamond accents are seeing a steady rise in popularity. Many celebrities have been choosing engagement rings that are modern takes on the classic three stone diamond engagement ring style, including Paris Hilton, Demi Lovato, Amal Clooney, and others. While round or baguette diamonds are a classic choice, modern versions of the three stone ring design are starting to include more unique fancy shaped diamond accents, from curvy pears, ovals, and marquises to more geometric kite or trapezoid cuts.

Surprise diamond details – such as hidden halos, diamonds adorning a ring’s basket, or pavé diamonds on the prongs – are another way people will continue to put a twist to classic ring styles in 2022. Engagement ring settings that feature these unique and delicate details are special and meant to be viewed up close, making them particularly for the wearer’s benefit.

Capella Diamond Engagement Ring

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Classic simplicity defines this luxe three stone setting, which features a thin precious metal band that extends towards an oval-shaped diamond accent on each side of the center gem.

Symphony Diamond Engagement Ring

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Two dazzling tapered baguette diamonds rest alongside the center gemstone for a glamorous, sophisticated look in this classic ring.

Luxe Rhiannon Diamond Engagement Ring

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Two luxurious emerald-cut diamonds flank the center gemstone in this sophisticated update to the classic three stone ring.

2022 Engagement Ring Trend #2: Large Layered Stacks

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We are entering a season for ring stacking! In 2022, prepare to see ring stacking styles that have the motto “go big or go home.” Modern wedding rings are becoming more curved and contoured to snugly fit around larger or more elongated engagement rings. Whether with chunky diamond eternity bands or by layering on stacks of delicate bands, “sparkle” will also be the name of the game.

More than ever, brides are also concerned with their wedding band being a perfect match to their engagement ring. We anticipate bridal sets that perfectly match two or more bands will continue to be a trend through 2022 and beyond.

Linear Diamond Nesting Ring Stack

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Angled lines create a striking look in this glistening ring stack. Each ring can be worn individually for a versatile look and can easily be paired with an engagement ring for a bold statement.

Crown Diamond Ring Stack

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Three beautiful rings comprise this gorgeous stack for a lustrous, shimmering look of glamour. These versatile rings can be worn individually or as a stack for an elegant statement look.

Half Moon Diamond Nesting Ring Stack

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A diamond-accented and sophisticated curve creates a chic look atop this crescent curved ring showcasing three sparkling diamonds.

2022 Engagement Ring Trend #3: Colored Gemstones

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Colored diamonds or gemstones are definitely having a moment. Many couples seeking an engagement ring that is unique to their style and stands out from the crowd are turning away from the look of classic white diamonds for more colorful counterparts like sapphires, emeralds, colored diamonds, or other colored gemstones.

This is a particularly large trend we are seeing among celebrities who desire a stand-out ring. Celebs including Elizabeth Olsen, Jenny Slate, Kristen Bell, Zoe Saldana, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, and Scarlett Johansson all wear rings with colorful green, pink, yellow, or brown gems.

Pink Tourmaline Waverly Diamond Ring

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This sparkling halo setting features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that encircle the center gem and adorn the band. A diamond-encrusted gallery makes this ring truly spectacular.

Alexandrite Aria Diamond Ring

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Classic simplicity defines this delicate setting, which features a thin precious metal band that gently tapers towards a pear-shaped diamond accent on each side of the center gem.

Green Sapphire Esprit Diamond Ring

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Captivating trillion shaped diamonds brilliantly frame the center gem in this classic ring. The petite band gently tapers and secures the gems within elegant claw prongs.

2022 Engagement Ring Trend #4: Gender Inclusive

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We recently launched The Mx Collection, in which our designers sought to blur the lines between traditionally feminine and masculine styles to create fresh, gender neutral styles.  We also launched Rings for Everyone, which offers a more inclusive size range for diamond rings and wedding bands. Wider and more substantial bands in particular seem to be increasingly popular as part of a ring stack or wedding look. We expect gender fluid jewelry to increase in popularity in 2022 and for many years to come.

Arista Eternity Diamond Ring

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This show-stopping ring features over one hundred pavé set diamonds for a striking, shimmering design that wraps the finger in an aura of light.

Vesper Ring

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This captivating solitaire features a bezel-set center gem cradled by a beveled, bright-cut border. The lustrous precious metal band has a rounded inside edge for increased comfort.

Horizontal Petite Comfort Fit Ring

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Petite and unique, this classic four-prong setting features a horizontally set gemstone on a delicate band.

2022 Engagement Ring Trend #5: Men’s

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Another trend we expect to continue to see in 2022 is men choosing to get engagement rings. Men’s engagement rings are not a new concept, but it’s only recently that they are starting to become more popular – and we love to see it!

While many men’s engagement rings resemble classic gold or platinum wedding bands, more unique styles that feature diamonds and gemstones, alternative metals, engraved details, or even solitaire center gems are on trend.

Artemis Ring

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A single diamond shines from a lotus-inspired total_impression in this handsome, unique ring that perfectly combines simplicity and flair.

Avalon Eternity Diamond Ring

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Diamonds wrap around each side of this classic ring with a high polish finish.

Amador Diamond Ring

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This chic ring features two flush-set princess-cut diamonds on a matte-brush band.

2022 Engagement Ring Trend #6: 80s Retro

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Everything ‘80s is back again! Prepare to see chunkier styles with twists and curves in warm yellow gold. This decade was known for unique split shank designs that curved around the center gem, as well as chunkier bands reminiscent of a classic cocktail ring.

Standout halo ring designs are also another way more and more people are throwing it back to the 1980s. We are seeing celebrities, and many of our customers, leaning toward the vintage inspired look of choosing a colored diamond or gemstone ring with a classic sunburst halo design. This is perhaps tied to the renewed focus on Princess Diana’s style as several biopics and documentaries have come out in the last year about her life. Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding to Prince Charles left an indelible mark on the fashion and bridal industry for decades to come, and her iconic oval sapphire ring was set in a halo style, now worn by her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton.

Venus Diamond Engagement Ring

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In this glamorous and whimsical ring, fluid curves of scalloped pavé diamonds encircle a claw prong setting that beautifully showcases the center gemstone. The diamonds extend halfway down the band, creating a breathtaking shimmer.

Chamise Diamond Engagement Ring

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Ribbons of precious metal entwine around the center gem in this elegant setting.

Nola Diamond Engagement Ring

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Shimmering diamonds flow in a chevron pattern half-way around this setting and end in a point for a look of whimsical glamour. Two signature crescents along the inner edge of the band create an alluring uniqueness while diamond accented arcs lead to a center gemstone encased in claw prongs.

2022 Engagement Ring Trend #7: Non-Traditional

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If there is one rule for engagement ring shopping in 2022, it’s that the more unique the ring, the better.  Non-traditional styles like toi et moi rings, rings with no center stone, signet rings, and other modern updates to classic engagement rings will be taking over Instagram in the next year. With A-list stars like Ariana Grande and Emily Ratajkowski wearing show-stopping toi et moi rings – rings that feature two large center gems – we anticipate this style in particular will be one to watch in 2022.

Maya Toi Et Moi Diamond Engagement Ring

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Claw prongs create a striking look in this unique and eye-catching toi et moi ring.

Morgan Engagement Ring

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A glistening center stone is delicately bezel-set in this modern, statement ring.

Isa Diamond Engagement Ring

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This intricate design was inspired by sparkling tiles of ice formed by micro pavé-set diamonds, creating a unique style that is bold yet sophisticated.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of our predictions for ring styles that will be popular in 2022? Are there are any styles that you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below, or on our InstagramFacebook or Twitter! You can also explore our site to learn more about how to buy an engagement ring in 2022.

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