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"To jump on a trend or not, it's up to you. Keep in mind your tastes may change over time." LFJ

January 20, 2022

"Think about what elements represent you and your partner. Is there a hidden symbol or message we can incorporate into the design? Speak to our team for ideas and examples." LFJ

If you're concerned that designing a custom engagement ring is too complicated, you've come to the right place. Because at Leonardo Fernandez Jewellery, we partner with you through the entire process and at the end, you'll feel like a pro (and not to mention, have the most unique ring on the planet.)

You're here looking at engagement ring trends, so you've either already popped the question, or you're ready to. We know what a massive, life-changing decision that can be for a couple. We also know that you want it to be a moment you both remember forever. A moment you tell your grandkids about. The engagement ring is a symbol of your commitment and love for one another.

Where to start? At the beginning.

When you come in for a consultation, it's helpful if you have a few styles in mind that excite you. It might be a shape of a diamond that you like or something particular that's been living it up rent-free in your brain for the last decade and a half. An engagement ring is deeply personal, so naturally, a design idea might scream out to you or maybe it's a whisper of a suggestion. Any thoughts you have will be our starting points and should absolutely be part of our conversation.

However, keep in mind that individual tastes do tend to change over the years. Trends, much like slang, reflect the fashions of today. As a result, getting "turnt" for a style just because it's "on-fleek-AF" right now may result in the ring appearing dated, okurrr!

At Leonardo Fernandez Jewellery, we recommend that if there is a trend or style that speaks to you, go ahead and bring it to the table, and we can craft it into something timeless that uniquely suits you.

Keeping that in mind, Feast your eyes on the hottest engagement ring trends of 2021

The Solitaire Stone

A classic is a classic. The solitaire stone is the quintessential diamond ring. This ring is characterised by a gold or silver band that showcases a solitary diamond or coloured gemstone.

Looking for a twist? Consider pastel pink and pastel blue gemstones instead of the classic white diamond.

Halo Ring

Move over Khaleesi because the halo ring is the mother of diamonds. The halo ring is still hot as hell. The halo ring consists of a coloured stone or the classic diamond is the centre point, a cluster of smaller diamonds then circles it.

Perhaps the most famous halo ring was the one worn by Princess Diana in her 1981 engagement to Prince Charles. While the fairytale marriage wasn't to last, Diana still wore the ring, and it became a symbol of her engagement not to Charles but to people's hearts. The magnificent blue sapphire that so perfectly matched her eyes, surrounded by the circle of diamonds. The ring re-emerged into the spotlight when Prince William used his mother's ring to propose to Catherine Middleton.

A twist on the traditional Halo style ring includes the centred stone with a fanned-out cluster of smaller diamonds.

Toi et Moi

The "Toi et Moi" ring directly translates from the French "You and I". This ring includes a coiled band with two gemstones, with a different stone to represent you and your partner, or alternatively two differently angled stones. Either way, the "Toi et Moi" ring continues to trend and speaks to the magnified beauty of two souls coming together. Seen recently on Ariana Grande

Three Stone Rings

The three-stone ring features three distinctive stones, all pronounced in a band. Similar to the "Toi et Moi ring", it can often feature uniquely different stones that work together to complement each other. One of the more famous three stone rings was Megan Markle's engagement ring. In 2020 Megan gave up her royal duties but took the ring fit for a queen. but with her, It featured a three-carat cushion cut diamond with diamond side stones that previously belonged to the late Princess Diana.

Offset Stone

Known as "the floating diamond" due to the illusion of the often twisted band, the offset stone is a huge trend right now. It consists of a hand-carved gemstone that sits off-kilter.

Emily Ratajowski's stunning engagement ring featuring two diamonds at offset angles created a renewed interest in stones with an eccentric flair.

Vintage Style Ring - ART DECO

The traditional 1920s and 1930s art deco styles are facing a resurgence of popularity in 2021. Characteristics of an Art Deco ring include geometric patterns and abstract designs. The stones used are typically emeralds or princess cut diamonds. A window back into the old world craftsmanship.

It might be that you love all of them; maybe you are swiping a hard left, that's okay too. Take the Marie Kondo approach, only keep the inspirations that spark joy, throw out what doesn't. The main thing is that you've started thinking about want you both want.

We had clients who got engaged overseas under a walnut tree. They brought a walnut home with them as a memento. The natural textures on that walnut became a pattern we used on their wedding rings. This example highlights the difference between buying off the shelf and crafting a personalised treasure, packed with meaning.

And remember, it’s more than just engagement rings you should consider. When we make your engagement ring, wedding bands and eternity rings we can create a gorgeous, cohesive effect.

Fill in a consultation form today so we can start the collaboration journey towards an engagement ring that's perfect for you.

One of our customers said, 'you pulled that design out of my brain!' It's our job to understand what you want, even if you've never designed jewellery before.

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