An engagement ring is a timeless piece of jewellery and there a few styles which have remained popular over the years. However, that hasn’t stopped many celebrities and public figures heavily influencing eras of engagement ring trends. Here are the rings that many brides to be have dreamt of over the past decade.
Kate Middleton famously reworked Princess Diana’s beautiful blue sapphire ring. The beauty consists of a 12-carat oval blue sapphire and is rimmed with fourteen solitaire diamonds. Although once considered a “commoners ring”, when Kate’s ring became public knowledge, coloured stones became all the range for couples popping the question.
After her proposal from Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, Kourtney Kardashian’s minimalist oval ring was revealed. Trend analysts have noted how Kourtney’s ring is influenced by the resurgence of yellow gold and how unlike many celebrity rings, is more understated and elegant, rather than loud and flashy. Ariana Grande, Hailey Bieber, and Blake Lively are among some of the celebrities who have opted for the traditional oval ring. It is estimated that after Kim Kardashian posted a video on twitter gushing over the engagement, google searches for ‘Ovel engagement ring’ increased by a shocking 500%.
Paris Hilton is renowned for her extravagance and ability to heavily influence fashion trends. When Paris’s engagement was announced, her emerald cut ring caused a stir due to its impressive size. Designed by French jeweller Jean Dousset, the engagement ring is described as “a three-stone ring design with an emerald-cut centre stone, featuring baguette-cut and trapezoid accent diamond”, which draws inspiration from the city of Paris’ unique architecture. Similar styles of this engagement ring have been seen amongst trendsetters like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, so you can expect this design to stick around for a while.
The royals tend to have a huge impact on trends following their engagements, and Meghan Markle is not exempt from the same destiny. Designed by Prince Harry himself, Meghan’s ring is a three-carat cushion cut centre diamond which sparkles brightly on her finger. Just like Kourtney, Meghan opted for a classic yellow gold band which exudes simplicity and elegance. It is said that Meghan Markle’s engagement ring generated the highest number of internet searches back in 2017, sparking new ideas for many future brides.
Although celebrities can successfully influence the most sought after style of engagement ring, it is important to remain true to your own taste when choosing your dream ring.