True or False: Valentine’s Day is the most popular day of the year to pop the question.
The answer is “False.” Christmas Day is the most popular day for proposals, followed by Valentine’s Day. An estimated 40% of engagements occur between November and February,* which means at any given point during the year, Cupid is striking his bow and couples are getting engaged.
If you’re looking for some ring inspiration, here are the top five engagement ring trends for 2018, with a few examples from some American Gem Society (AGS) members:
The Classic Solitaire
The classics never go out of style, which is why they are called classics! The sparkling diamond solitaire has experienced a variety of style changes throughout the centuries, but the single diamond in a six-prong setting remains a beloved symbol of engagement.
Oval Cut Diamonds
An oval cut can give a vintage look to any style and has been gaining popularity because of its elegant, elongated shape.
Cushion-Cut Diamonds Set in a Halo
The cushion cut is a square or rectangular shape with curved corners. Adding a diamond halo gives the illusion of a much larger diamond!
Rose Gold Rings
The soft, warm glow of rose gold could give any diamond engagement ring that extra touch of romance.
Leave it to the British monarchy to lead the way in trend-setting engagement rings. The heavily publicized engagement of American actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry has had the world admiring her three-stone diamond engagement ring.
Ready to try one of these engagement ring trends? Or do you have an idea of your own design? Visit an AGS-credentialed jeweler near you.
When you purchase diamond jewelry, always ask for an AGS Laboratories Diamond Grading Report. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your diamond was graded by a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Accept no substitutions and buy your diamond with confidence!