Trending Vs. Classic Engagement Ring Styles

November 30th, 2023

Choosing between trendy or classic engagement ring styles.

An engagement ring is more than just a ring. It makes a statement about a person’s style, it’s a reflection of love, and it’s an embodiment of personality. Choosing an engagement ring can be difficult, especially when it comes to choosing between trending and classic styles. But there’s no need to stress too much about this. Picking out a ring is a more personal experience than what we see and like on social media. Here at James & Sons, we take into consideration the person’s individual preferences, style, and even the shape of their hands. What works for some may not work for others. 

Trending Engagement Rings

Social media has changed the way we view engagement rings, with growing trends and individual styles playing more of a role in what rings we wear. We see trending yellow gold oval solitaires, art-deco or vintage-inspired rings, and colored gemstone centers! These rings reflect personal style, preference, and even personality. In a way, a currently trending engagement ring forever remains in the time that you fell in love. Some of our favorite trending rings are pear-shaped diamond rings, the cluster side stone ring, oval solitaires, and bezel set diamond rings. 

Trending: The Pear Shape

A trending pear-shaped diamond ring features a dazzling, elongated pear-cut diamond, the one featured above set in a delicate halo setting.

Trending: The Cluster Side Stone

The cluster side stone ring is almost whimsical with the diamonds trinkling down the side from the center diamond. It has a very nature-inspired fairy feel to it. 

Trending: The Oval Solitaire

Oval cut solitaires have been very popular and are a trending style, with good reason. Not only can the diamond appear larger due to the elongated shape, but the flattering shape may make fingers appear longer.

Trending: The Bezel Set

This bezel set modern ring creates a unique and sophisticated look, combining elegance and contemporary style. 

Classic Engagement Rings

A big difference between classic engagement rings and modern engagement rings is the cut of the diamond and its setting. A diamond’s cut determines its sparkle, radiance, and beauty. Classic styles traditionally feature a diamond gemstone with a round, princess, or oval cut. We see classic diamond rings often set as a timeless solitaire, a three-stone ring, or a halo. 

Classic: The Round Solitaire

No engagement ring is more classic or iconic than the round solitaire. This ring will never go out of style, and perpetuates a timeless elegance.

Classic: The Three Stone

Sometimes trending rings become classics. Not long ago, three-stone rings were the trend, but now they have certainly gained a well-deserved place on the list of classic engagement ring styles.

Classic: The Halo

Halo-style rings have been the most popular style for over a decade now, and they are here to stay as a classic style. 

Whether you choose trending or classic for an engagement ring, it all depends on your preferences and style. Keep an open mind when picking out a ring, and we will help you along the way. Stop by any of our jewelry stores in Chicago, Naperville, Orland Park, and Schererville.