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Four Big Engagement Ring Trends for 2020

2020 marks the first year of the new decade, and style experts are predicting bold new styles to match! Read on to find out what you can expect in the world of proposal fashion!

Four Big Engagement Ring Trends for 2020

Here at Corinne Jewelers, we take pains to make sure we keep our finger on the pulse of the jewelry industry. We love discovering what designers are coming up with, as well as fashionistas’ advice and the styles popular among our customers. We’ve compiled a list of themes and trends that have been on the rise, and we’re ready to show them off for your benefit. Remember, however, that this list is merely a compilation of trends that are growing in popularity. If you have your own tastes, we always encourage you to celebrate them! And if you’re interested in learning how you can find the right engagement ring for you, get in touch with Corinne Jewelers. We’re always ready to help point you to the right piece for you!

Colored Gems

One of the big trends going into 2020 is the use of colored gemstones. Interestingly, the trend doesn’t seem to foreshadow the return of overwhelmingly saturated colors—but instead softer shades of blues, pinks, and purples that pair well with the clear of a diamond. A splash of pink diamonds, like those found in the Simon G. Passion collection, may be ideal for making the New Year splash that you’re looking to evoke. Alternatively, if you turn to custom design, you may prefer selecting a stone like kunzite or morganite as the center stone for your ring. Their blend of transparency and pale color are ideal for expressing the 2020 style.

Popular engagement ring trends 2020

Yellow Gold

We’ve been seeing yellow gold come back in a big way. While yellow gold never became passé—it’s still pretty much synonymous with the “classic” look—the 2010s were dominated by the icy elegance of platinum and white gold. But as with colored gems, a 2020 gold engagement ring is one that’s been bringing a splash of spring after the aesthetic winter of the last decade. Of course, remember that 14k and 18k yellow gold have slightly different tones! 14k yellow gold is “warmer,” with more olive hues; 18k yellow gold is a brighter, sharper shade of yellow.

Antique Looks

We’re talking Asscher and emerald-cut diamonds, as well as delicate filigrees and milgrain beading, when we say antique looks are back. Nostalgia for the Edwardian and Art Nouveau eras have been trending in a big way. If you’re looking to pair antique looks with the modern minimalism that’s been blowing up recently, it may be fruitful to pick an engagement ring that celebrates specific features. A great example of this can be found in the Noam Carver Bezel collection. Bezel settings are absolutely modern vintage cool, and with Asscher and emerald cuts embraced in this setting, you know you have something ideal for 2020.


As you can see with the preference for gently colored stones, minimalism is continuing to be a trend into the 2020s. Solitaires and thin shanks are popular choices for the contemporary fiancée, and when these styles are paired with a big glorious center stone, you get a fantastic visual “pop” from the juxtaposition. Naturally, we suggest that if you’re going down this route, prong settings may be the best bet. Still, nothing stops a woman from choosing a cool bezel or tension setting in her solitaire engagement ring!

If you have any questions about the themes we’ve discussed here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Corinne Jewelers. Our Toms River, New Jersey showroom can be reached at (732)244-4664!


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