(Closed) What shape stone, setting, top of trend now?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Coming from a 21 year old who is waiting to be engaged and I have a best friend who is 20 and has been engaged for 6 months:


Metal: White Gold or Platinum

Style: Halo, double halo

photo of my BFF’s engagement ring. 1/5 carat center stone with two halos in a 14k gold setting. 3/4 CTW from Helzburg. 

Hopefully I be able to show my ring soon!! 😍

My request was to use my 3/8 round diamond from my promise ring in a setting with a halo and a pave band. 

Post # 3
2692 posts
Sugar bee

Halos are slowly edging out of fashion in favor of 4 prong solitaires. Yellow gold is making a tremendous comeback! I see ovals more and more these days.

Post # 5
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Halos are so in trend right now…

Also pear shaped is also getting very popular as we speak! 

Post # 6
2331 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think halos will ever FULLY go out. Other than rounds, which are ALWAYS on trend, I feel like pear is growing in popularity. It could just be me, but I feel like I’m also seeing more step cuts like emerald and asscher as opposed to the “crushed ice” ovals and cushions popular during the last decade. 


I don’t think ANY metal is trending per se, but I do love that all of them seem equally acceptable, whereas platinum reigned supreme until just recently. I’ve always known I’d go with rose gold with a warmer antique-cut diamond, and I love that that won’t be as “weird” today as it would have been a decade ago. 

Post # 7
2692 posts
Sugar bee

I am allergic to nickel and I don’t really care for platinum so I’ve always worn yellow gold. I also buy tons of rings. In the area of 2005, you could not even FIND a ring in yellow gold unless it was in a pawn shop. I actually stopped ring shopping for a few years because the yellow gold selection was so abysmal. Now almost anything I see in white, I can get in yellow. So happy to see it returning to the forefront!

Post # 8
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I think the round in a cushion-shaped halo is a popular trend at the moment.

Rose gold has risen in popularity, as has yellow.  So maybe there’s more diversity than there used to be (I feel like it was ALL white gold 10 years ago).

Post # 9
1862 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

In my area and social circle there have been a ton of recent engagements lately, and it seems as though simple solitaires are most popular and halos seem to be taking a backseat.  People seem to be focused on getting a bigger, better quality stone than an intricate setting. Simple and classic are what I’d label the recent trends in my area. 

Post # 10
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Rose gold isn’t a trendy metal, per se, it’s just come back into style. I also think pears are coming in this year, when I got my pear a few years ago, I didn’t see nearly as many as I do now. Ovals are also trending now. Cushion cuts seem to be waning in popularity some. I still see tons of round solitaires, as well as round halos.

Post # 11
27 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

Hmm…this opinion is based solely on what I see on Instagram and among my social circle, but here goes!

I think super modern, single stone settings that pair well with dainty, stackable wedding bands are really hot right now, as are oval and pear shaped stones. I’m still seeing mostly white stones, but am seeing more and more settings in yellow and rose gold.

I’m also seeing a noticeable shift in wedding band styles: again, lots of stackable, thin pave bands but in less traditional metals and stones (e.g., black diamonds, rose/yellow gold, etc.). Oh yes, I almost forgot–I’ve been seeing lots of settings that seem inspired by geometry, like chevron bands and hexagonal settings for center stones.

Post # 12
1807 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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leilarobs2 :  I love yellow gold too. I don’t own any white gold – but lots of yellow and rose. 

Seeing a lot of rose gold these days, as well as other gems besides diamonds – morganite, Moissanite, sapphire, emerald… That way the girls can have a big looking stone – in the 1.5 -2carat size range. 

Halos are still very popular

Oval and round are still most popular shapes, but seeing more pear than ever before. 

I think if you wanted to get the ‘2016’ ring, it would be an oval stone with halo with pave stones down the 1.3 mm thin band. 

Post # 13
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

To me, trendy would be a 2 ct pear morganite set in a thin rose gold pave halo or double halo with a thin band.

Post # 14
888 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I think a lot depends on where you live.

I’m in the Midwest. I see a lot of white metals, twist bands, and clusters. Round or princess. A lot of 3-stone rings. I think ring budgets are generally lower in this part of the country, so there are a lot of small diamonds and clusters. My diamond is small on the Bee (0.8 carats), but most people around here think it’s huge. 

Some examples of what I see every day:


Post # 15
4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

What I see (nobody take offense please… ) is that halos were getting increasingly popular and have now reached their peak and are starting to decrease in popularity. I see more and more that people are turning towards the classics – yellow gold, solitaires, simple looks. Both round and ovals.

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