Best Engagement Ring Designs of 2016

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When it comes to buying that perfect ring, never settle for less than the best. Some ring styles are always popular no matter what, other go in and out of the radar. To be sure to pick out the ring of the highest fashion, read on about what’s in this year.

Soft details

Bands that are subtle, with unassuming yet beautiful diamonds are all the rage in 2016. Look for styles that are sleek, without too much frill but a ton of romanticism. Simple bands, one big diamond, and all that is grace and elegance are what you want.

The designs

Details on the bands are what’s up at the moment. Everyone wants a band with extra swirls, hearts, entwined metals or bows. Dressing up the ring band is the new feature that everyone is talking about.

Metals of many shades

Nowadays, we aren’t limited to just plain silver or gold. Making its debut is rose gold, which is still gold but with a pinkish hue to it. It’s beautiful and functional. Another idea: if she loves all kinds of metal, why choose just one? Put them together and create a unique ring that contains both silver and gold. Also available for durability is platinum.

The colors of the rainbow

If your fiancé is a girl who likes to stay up on the current trends and won’t settle for anything behind in the fashion times, a colored gem might be just the ticket. Just because it’s an engagement ring doesn’t mean it has to be a traditional diamond.

You can opt for a garnet, emerald, sapphire, or colored diamond in pink, yellow or purple. The sky is the limit! There are as many different colors available for rings as there are colors of the rainbow. Another trend alert: opals and pearls! Just because they aren’t normally used doesn’t mean they can’t be gorgeous.

Gem encrusted bands

Some people just have to have bling! If this is the case, try out a band that has not one but many tiny diamonds studded across it. There are designs which have three or five, but another idea is to place them around the entire band, for maximum sparkle. This one is a winner, for sure!

Single stones

These are not new to the market in any way, but they are being rediscovered! Called solitaires, because they contain just one, usually larger, stone, they are for those who love simple but pretty. And if purchasing a ring with just one diamond, the chances are better of it being fairly large. This is something that never goes out of fashion!

A classic twist

I’m seeing a lot of princess and square cuts lately, and these have been around for quite some time. But with good reason! They are startlingly beautiful. If you aren’t sure what type of ring to choose, this is a no-brainer. You cannot lose with these classy shapes. There’s a reason they’ve never gone out of style!

The halo effect

Another cute and pretty element, the halo. Adding a shadow of tiny jewels around the diamond will create this type of ring. And this is a sure way to please your fiancé!

Halos are everywhere, and they are only gaining in popularity. Opt for this style for ladies who truly believe that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Here’s a review of a 1ct halo diamond ring that shows how the melees make the ring look bigger than it is.

The tapered shapes

Another growing trend are the shapes like teardrop, pear and marquis, that taper to a point on one end or both. These are definitely still a creative purchase, but I predict many more will be wearing these styles in the coming months!

So, there you have it. Some wonderfully unique ideas and patterns, and some that are adorable twists on already popular ring styles. It’s a lot to think about, but you can’t go wrong if you remember a few simple things. One, diamonds are always the perfect idea.

And two, the more interesting, the better! Add to the band or use color. Keep these things in mind, and have a great time finding that perfect ring that will be perfectly in style this year! Your fiancé will adore what you come up with after reading these tips!