Top Trends In Engagement Rings In 2013

Cushion Shaped Halo with a Round Diamond

Barkev’s Halo Engagement Ring

The halo engagement rings is a twist on a previous trend in the world of engagement diamond rings. The trend provides women with a best of both worlds option. The cushion shaped setting provides an alternative to traditional settings while the round center cut stone gives off the maximum brilliance that most brides are looking for.

Vintage Inspired Trends

As with any area of fashion, there are often hints of vintage inspired elements that resurface as part of an overall fashion movement and engagement rings are no different. This year look to find some classic inspired elements make their way into showcases everywhere.

Fancy Colored Diamonds

Barkev’s Blue Sapphire engagement ring

For those brides that are looking to set themselves apart from the crowd, one of the new trends is to choose a fancy colored diamond for their engagement ring. Some of the most popular colors for fancy colored diamonds are yellow diamonds and blue sapphires. Even celebrities are getting in on the trend of fancy colored diamonds. Celebrities who are sporting fancy colored diamond engagement rings include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Rebecca Romijn and Adele.

Eternity Bands as Engagement Rinds

Eternity bands have long been around as an option for anniversary gifts and symbols of love for those special occasions. They are a symbol of the relationship that is yet to come and have been the chosen gift that will mark milestone anniversaries such as the fifth, tenth or twenty-fifth anniversaries. Now though, more and couples are choosing them as an option for their engagement ring. The eternity band makes a great alternative for an engagement ring due to the ease in which you can find a wedding ring to compliment the band. It is also easy to create a single piece by fusing the band to the wedding ring.

Celebs Show True Blue Loyalty with Brilliant Sapphire Engagement Rings

Kate Middleton Sapphire Engagement Ring

Sapphires are precious gems with striking, rich blue hues. The sapphire symbolizes loyalty, making it ideal for diamond engagement rings. Trend-setting celebs have been spotted wearing sapphire engagement rings. Here are a few with noteworthy blue baubles:

Kate Middleton won more than Prince William’s heart – he also gave her his mother, Princess Diana’s, sapphire engagement ring. The 18-carat oval gem’s opulence demands attention. Small white diamonds line the brilliant blue stone.

Javier Bardem proposed to Penelope Cruz with a vintage 3-carat sapphire engagement ring. The gleaming gem stone is set off by smaller white diamonds lining the round center stone.

Ivana Trump was presented with a Kashmir sapphire engagement ring by beau Riccardo Mazzucchelli.

Kashmir sapphires come from the famed Kashmir mine in the Himalayas. Kashmir sapphires are prized for their intense hues of blue, even tones and their rarity. Kashmir sapphires make up less than 1 percent of sapphires mined in the world and usually go directly to museums or private buyers.

Other celebs to brandish Kashmir sapphire engagement rings include Kristie Alley, Susan Sarandon, Sara Ferguson, Heather Mills and Judith Nathan (wife of former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani).