engagement ring trends 2022

Fancy Cuts

Though the round brilliant-cut solitaire has long reigned supreme as the most quintessential of engagement ring designs, we’re seeing an increasing number of requests for oval and pear shape diamonds. This move away from a classic towards less-traditional shapes — or Fancy cuts — can be credited to the likes of Hayley Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian, whose multi-carat jewels have been hailed by Vogue as some of the “best celebrity engagement rings of all time”. The beauty of oval and pear shape diamonds is not only their ability to elongate the finger, but in their power to command a room. These Fancy cut sparklers don’t require complex designs or vivid colours — they make a statement all on their own.

Our pear-shaped Luminaire and oval-cut Ellipse rings are eternally elegant realisations of this unstoppable trend.

Hailey Biber wearing engagement ring

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Trilogies

Though the round brilliant-cut solitaire has long reigned supreme as the most quintessential of engagement ring designs, we’re seeing an increasing number of requests for oval and pear shape diamonds. This move away from a classic towards less-traditional shapes — or Fancy cuts — can be credited to the likes of Hayley Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian, whose multi-carat jewels have been hailed by Vogue as some of the “best celebrity engagement rings of all time”. The beauty of oval and pear shape diamonds is not only their ability to elongate the finger, but in their power to command a room. These Fancy cut sparklers don’t require complex designs or vivid colours — they make a statement all on their own.

Our pear-shaped Luminaire and oval-cut Ellipse rings are eternally elegant realisations of this unstoppable trend.

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Hidden Halos

Historically, the halo setting was all about impact, with its nimbus of small diamonds designed to maximise the appearance of the centre stone and refract light in myriad directions. This year, however, we expect to see the halo simmer down a little.

A hidden halo is a small band of diamonds that sits beneath the central stone, adding subtle sparkle to the setting’s structural underbelly. Visible only when the ring is viewed in profile, it’s a twinkling secret reserved exclusively for those who can catch a closer look. This exquisite feature, exemplified by our Ophelia ring, is ideal for those who appreciate understated beauty, clean craftsmanship and jewellery that makes its statements quietly.

Vintage-Inspired Designs

Almost two years into a global pandemic — two years that have ushered in a multitude of uncertainties and challenges — and what we are observing is a growing number of couples looking inwards at what matters most. At this trying time, the responsibility and symbolic value of the engagement ring is perhaps weightier than ever.

Vintage-inspired designs boast a charming timelessness that makes them perfect for the role of family heirloom. This year, we predict an increased appreciation of the classic and romantic; of new family legacies. Expect to see a swell in traditional craft techniques like the Edwardian-style milgrain beading of our Antiq ring, and emblematic details and iconic design, like that of our Blue Velvet cluster ring, inspired by Princess Diana’s coveted betrothal jewel.

Photo credit: Getty Images

Photo credit: Getty Images