The Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2018

From bold pear-cut diamonds to dazzling three-stone rings, we're revealing the top engagment ring trends from the last 12 months that still have us swooning. 

With engagement season upon us (after all, today is National Proposal Day), you may be expecting your special someone to get down on one knee soon. Although you'll likely say “yes” to the proposal no matter what, it never hurts to be confronted with the perfect sparkler. So we understand if you conveniently leave this page open on your desktop for your future fiancé to see — ahead find this year's top engagement ring trends that are absolutely swoon-worthy.

Oval-cut Diamonds

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Tacori Platinum RoyalT (2 ct. tw.)

A nice alternative to round and square shapes, oval diamonds are undoubtedly one of this year’s hottest cuts. The clean, vintage-inspired look is already gaining major fanfare, especially among nostalgic brides.

Pear-cut Diamonds

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Ritani Vintage Halo Diamond Engagement Ring With Surprise Diamonds in 18K White Gold (.4 ct. tw.)

If Paris Hiltons $2 million ring is any indication, pear-shaped diamonds are a bold and beautiful way to bring high fashion into your everyday style. For the ultimate modern look, combine the cut with mixed metals, which are also very in right now.

Colored Stones

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Brilliant Earth Sapphire Fancy Halo Diamond Ring With Side Stones in 18K White Gold (2/5 ct. tw.)

Colored gemstones add eye-catching appeal for those who aren’t afraid to step away from tradition. Sapphire is supremely elegant, while amethyst is super on-trend with Pantone’s 2018 Color the Year, Ultra Violet

Ring Stacks

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Anna Sheffield Rosette Suite No. 24

Whether you choose a predetermined set or decide to personalize your picks, ring stacks definitely up the ante. This tiara shape featuring subtle pearls that surround the rose-cut champagne diamond center stone is absolutely striking.

Chevron Rings

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Kay Jewelers Diamond Bridal Set Round-cut in 14K White Gold (7/8 ct. tw.)

V-shaped bands make a statement when stacked with a large stone or worn alone. We love this double chevron look, featuring slightly different styles that fall somewhere between curved and pointed.

Rose Gold Rings

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Lizzie Mandler Custom Radiant Cut Rose Gold Engagement Ring (4 ct. tw.)

Popular in everything from apparel to hair, rose gold has proved to have some serious staying power. So we’re not surprised the romantic hue is now appearing on countless best-selling engagement rings, too.

Three-stone Rings

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Blue Nile Signature Comfort Fit Three-Stone Diamond Ring in Platinum (2 ct. tw.)

Meghan Markle’s stunning three-stone engagement ring made headlines when Prince Harry first proposed, so there’s no doubt royal watchers will be eager to emulate the princess-in-waiting’s coveted look. The gorgeous three-stone sparkler is undeniably fit for royalty.

Eternity Rings

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Blue Nile Radiant-Cut Yellow Diamond Eternity Ring in 18K Yellow Gold (3.51 ct. tw.)

We can hardly think of a better way to signify your long-lasting bond than with a brilliant eternity band. The style features numerous tapered baguettes and trillions that bring on the bling to help you stand out wherever you go.

Twisted Details

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Classic brides will love this timeless look with a contemporary flair. Twisted details are unexpected without being over the top, drawing attention to your rock in an artistic way. 

Which style is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

—Sam Peters