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Engagement Ring Trends for 2021

Engagement Ring Trends for 2021

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While you don’t necessarily have to keep up with the trends to choose your dream engagement ring, there’s no harm in seeing if anything stands out. 

After all, knowing the engagement ring trends for 2021 may just help you decide on a style that works in with your tastes and personality. Read on to discover engagement rings that are shaping up to be some of the most popular this year. 

Uniquely Special

In past years, it was the tradition that the giver of the engagement ring would pick out one they think the receiver would like and hope they got the right size and style. However, that tradition has been slowly changing over time. 

Now, the engagement ring purchasing process is often a team effort to ensure a dream engagement ring can be bought. Part of the reasoning behind this is that brides or grooms can make sure the engagement ring suits their tastes and preferences. 

Given the many different unique cuts entering the market in recent years, it makes sense for both parties to be involved in the purchasing process. Fortunately, in today’s digital world, it’s easier than ever before. 

Rather than wait for spare time to visit a jeweller, you can shop from the comfort of your home outside or within working hours. You can even rely on custom CAD design to ensure the ring is everything you want it to be and more. 

Classic Yet Contemporary

Modern jewellery is elegant and stunning and continues to be as the years go on. However, 2021 has opened the doors wide open for classic styles to shine through. While the engagement or wedding rings are still contemporary and brand new, they are beginning to incorporate features from jewellery manufactured decades ago. 

For example, we are now seeing more classic diamond cuts in our 2021 range, such as oval and cushion. A cushion cut diamond combines an old mine facet pattern diamond with a round brilliant cut diamond to form a new, exciting shape. 

Oval diamonds are equally stunning. They present as a rounder version of a cushion diamond with a simplistic yet stylish finish. And while white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold still have their place, platinum is also being favoured this year as a desirable precious metal

Platinum is one of the rarest of earth’s elements and is excellent for sensitive skin due to its hypoallergenic properties. It’s also one of the least reactive metals. 


In generations gone by, engagement and wedding rings were handed down through the family tree. However, in families where that wasn’t the case, some happy couples may like to start their own tradition. 

Many couples are starting to look for engagement rings that are a nod towards heritage rings while still benefiting from a contemporary and elegant design. One way to do this is by choosing coloured diamonds that stand out from the crowd. 

Combine coloured diamonds with classic cuts, and you have a recipe for success. You can then feel an immense sense of pride at passing your engagement ring down to family members when the time is right. 

Square Gems

Oval and pear-shaped diamonds once reigned supreme in the wedding and engagement ring scene. While oval diamonds are certainly making a comeback, there are some surprising contenders for the top spot. Emerald and Asscher cut rings are now leading the way. 

These square rings make a statement all on their own, without the need for accompanying diamonds or too many embellishments. 

Virtual Shopping

COVID-19 has undoubtedly caused problems around the world, but it has also transformed how we shop. Rather than wait for service at a land-based jewellery store, you can find what you’re looking for at a reputable jewellery website. 

When you shop with New Zealand’s best diamond engagement ring specialists, you receive all the same benefits as you would by shopping in person, such as guarantees and ethical diamond sourcing. You will even be kept updated with the ring creation process every step of the way. 

Will You Jump on the 2021 Engagement Ring Trend Bandwagon?

Could 2021 be the year you say I do? Some of these trends may help you make your engagement ring purchasing decision. When you’re ready to take the leap, take a look at your options online to find out what’s available.  

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