Buying a diamond engagement ring for the one you love is a really big deal. Not only is it something you’ll hopefully only do once in your lifetime but the pressure’s probably on for you to get it right - especially so if you’re the one buying the ring and doing so without your partner getting to see/choose it before you pop the question! Whether you're picking the ring yourself or you're doing it together, we wanted to give you a heads up on the top ten latest diamond engagement ring trends for 2023 before you make your final decision on buying the perfect natural diamond engagement ring. Diamond Engagement Rings - The Basics
Before we come onto all the top 10 diamond engagement ring trends for you to consider in 2023 then there are of course all the basics for you to think about. Naturally, you’ll want to intelligently blend the “Four C’s” which are “Colour”, “Cut”, “Clarity” and “Carat” when choosing the ring. Actually, at We Love Diamonds, we say the “Five C’s” because “Certification” is also very important and all our diamonds are GIA graded and all our luxury diamond jewellery comes with a free valuation certificate. You’ll want to balance all these elements to fit your budget plus take your partners preferences into account as they may want a marquise cut or an oval cut diamond over a brilliant round cut diamond, for example. You can learn more about what to consider when buying diamond jewellery in our free diamond buying guide here. You can also learn more about what a natural diamond is here. It may seem obvious but it's a lot more fascinating than you may already think! Your partners personal sensibilities are important when it comes to the overall style and complexion of the actual ring and its design. They may want something more contemporary than anything traditional for example and they may prefer white gold or platinum over yellow gold or rose gold. If you’re in any doubt as to which way to go with your choice, you can always contact us here or call us on 0800 987 7100 for free help and advice. Our expert team are always happy to help without any obligation or pressure. So let's take a look at the Top 10 Diamond Engagement Ring Trends For 2023. In no particular order: (1) Modern Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings
Vintage is very much on-trend at the moment not just in diamond jewellery but also in fashion, furniture and many other areas. However, unless you’re lucky enough to have been gifted a diamond engagement ring as an heirloom or you’re specifically buying an antique piece from a specialist retailer, do remember that a diamond engagement ring really doesn’t have to actually be vintage to look vintage. Nor does it preclude blending the traditional with the contemporary. Certain diamond cuts exude a vintage look literally by design anyway (such as pear cut, cushion cut and oval cut diamonds). We Love Diamonds have designed a number of vintage looking pieces that have all been complimented with more contemporary components like shank design, gallery rail, shoulders etc. A good example of this is our absolutely exquisite 1.24 Carat pear cut diamond ring with a halo setting, all presented on solid platinum and shown above. You can inspect that in our shop here. This ring perfectly blends the vintage feel of a pear cut diamond with a very modern look and feel. (2) Three Stone Diamond Engagement Rings
Three stone diamond rings are enjoying an enormous renaissance at the moment but again, with styles often being cyclical, they’re certainly not a new design by any stretch of the imagination. The three stones in these diamond engagement rings (or at least the three feature stones if they’re complimented by other smaller stones) are intended to represent the past, the present and the future. One of our favourite sayings here at HQ is that "today’s a gift which is exactly why they call it the present..."
Of course, you’re not limited to three feature stones and different numbers will have different meanings to different people. Any number in your mind can be telegraphed with the right engagement ring. For example, a good customer of ours recently bought this beautiful five stone, 5 carat diamond ring set on platinum from us. This lovely couple have three children and really wanted to say it with diamonds in their choice of ring. You can see more of this truly stunning ring in our online store here.
(3) Toi Et Moi Diamond Engagement Rings
You may have heard how Machine Gun Kelly proposed to Megan Fox earlier last year. He did so with a “toi et moi” style engagement ring. Literally translated this means “you and me” and, in terms of diamond rings, it refers to the growingly popular and romantic trend of two stones set side-by-side on the shank/band. This design concept is symbolic and is intended to represent two people coming together. While this design isn’t anything new (it’s claimed this design goes way back to the eighteenth century when Napoleon proposed to Josephine with one), they do have a very contemporary look and feel and we get a lot of interest in them with our customers.
Asscher cut, pear cut and emerald cut diamonds are all very popular cuts for toi et moi ring designs but one thing to stress is that the diamonds (which are set side-by-side) don’t have to be single stones as they often feature pavé shanks and/or multiple stones on each side. We Love Diamonds offer a beautiful diamond constellation ring (featuring many diamonds) which are all presented in the classic toi et moi style. You can see/buy this ring here and do so for a lot less than you may think - it's selling at £600 instead of its usual £1,500 retail price. Please remember too that for most of our diamond jewellery you can buy now and pay later in interest-free installments at checkout using Clearpay, Klarna or Pay Pal. You can learn more about these providers here. (4) Art Deco Diamond Engagement Rings
Art Deco is something that has never gone out of fashion so, unsurprisingly, it remains a widespread trend among engagement ring buyers all over the world. However, there’s definitely been a significant upshift over the last year in their popularity here at We Love Diamonds. Customers tend to love these bold, geometric designs and, consequently, baguette diamonds continue to feature heavily in our collection. Our delightful 2.19 carat baguette and brilliant round cut diamond cluster ring, as seen in this image, can be found in our store here and it certainly is a very art-deco inspired piece.
Another art-deco inspired piece of luxury diamond jewellery in our collection is this incredible 0.6 carat baguette and brilliant round cut diamond constellation ring which you can see here. This ring features round brilliant cut diamonds cascading down past the knuckle on each side of the rings shank so as to add a contemporary touch to the overall art deco design of the centrepiece. It's available to purchase for just £750 instead of its normal £1,800 retail price and, once again, you can pay in easy, interest-free installments at checkout via Clearpay, Klarna or PayPal should you wish to.
(5) Wishbone Diamond Engagement Rings
Wishbone rings are a hot trend right now! One of the great things about wishbone diamond engagements ring is how they can later compliment and sit perfectly with a future wedding ring due to their stackable design. This ability is certainly something you should consider in terms of futureproofing your engagement ring so that it can later be worn next to a wedding ring without compromise or the need to later adapt it. This is a perfect example of a wishbone ring and it can be found in our webstore here.
(6) Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
Oval cut diamonds are a very feminine, eternal and red-hot purchase trend in 2023 and they're definitely one of our own favourite diamond cuts since they’re not just incredibly beautiful but they offer so much versatility when it comes to the design options. We just adore our scintillating 1.0 carat oval cut diamond engagement ring shown in our webstore here (which is, unusually, set north to south on beautiful 18 carat white gold). A big benefit of oval cut diamonds is that they tend to offer the illusion the wearer has long and elegant fingers.
(7) Big, Bold & Bling Diamond Engagement Rings
While petite, dainty and classically traditional diamond rings remain the prevailing choice for engagement rings; the market for more hefty, over-the-top blingy, tactile and almost masculine styled designs are most definitely on the rise. A current favourite in our collection is our remarkable 3.02 carat baguette and brilliant round diamond constellation ring and you can see more of it our shop here. Given this big, bling trend then for some people it's the perfect engagement ring. For others, it's more the perfect ring for everything else! (8) Gender Neutral Diamond Engagement Rings
What's been more and more apparent over the last year with We Love Diamonds customers has been a shift towards simpler and more understated rings that are neither masculine nor feminine in their visual complexion. Our spectacular 2.1 carat baguette and brilliant round cut diamond ring on solid platinum is often cited by our clients as a good example of a more gender neutral ring (or at least one which can be worn by any sex) and you can appraise that here in our shop. Another good example is one of our channel set half eternity diamond rings shown in our shop here. (9) Diamond Engagement Rings With Added-Value Detailing
Whether it's an elaborate halo design like the 0.75 carat, G colour, VS1 clarity diamond ring shown above (and ready to be purchased in our shop here) or a hidden diamond with a private message like the one shown on this yellow gold diamond engagement ring and available in our webshop here; the extra detail on a ring can really elevate any diamond to another level. It’s that added-value and attention to detail which will definitely be in demand this year.
(10) Minimalist Style Diamond Engagement Rings
Less is often seen as being more sometimes and so minimalist designs will definitely be très à la mode in 2023. One example of this minimalism in practice is where the stone's the star of the show and the rings design (and often even its width) is completely dialled down to ensure the diamond really shines in its own right. We're increasingly seeing a lot of demand on more minimalist diamond rings in 2023 with a plain and thin band, no pavé diamonds and a simple setting with a single stone centrepiece. Naturally, solitaire rings are ever-popular like the one shown here in our webstore. Size Matters...
Before we go, one critical thing you probably shouldn’t forget when buying any diamond engagement ring is the ring size you need! If you don’t already know what your partners ring size is then you can get our free jewellery sizing guide here for practical top tips on how to identify your partners ring size or even your own ring size) without them even knowing! We Love Diamonds offer a completely free ring re-sizing service anyway so even if you don’t know the ring size when you're buying a ring from us you can simply choose “unknown” at checkout and we’ll send you the ring in a standard size along with a free sizing guide/template for you to use to get it right. We’ll then quickly re-size it for you later. We hope you enjoyed our article, that you find your perfect diamond engagement ring and obviously that the love of your life says yes when you ask them to marry you! If you have any questions or need any guidance then please just reach out to us, we’re always happy to help. Without you, they’re just diamonds…