What is the new trend in engagement rings? It’s hard to keep up with the never-ending styles of engagement rings, let alone the ones that will be trending in the new year! Lucky for you, our jewelry experts have put together a list of the most popular engagement ring styles for 2021, so you can find a trendy ring that fits your personality and unique style. (Or, so that you can drop a hint, so he knows exactly what kind of ring you have your eye on!) You’ll be sure to find a ring that speaks to you. Even better, a style that you may have never considered might catch your eye, immediately making its way onto your wish list!
First, let’s talk about price. How much should you spend on an engagement ring in 2021? The truth is that it depends. The Knot estimates that the average engagement ring is about $5,500, but it varies for all couples! ¼ of The Knot survey respondents spent between $1,000 and $3,000 on an engagement ring. Make sure that you’re comfortable with whatever you are spending, and remember that whatever ring you purchase should be thoughtful and affordable.
Check out our complete list of expert-picked trending 2021 engagement rings, with price points, so you can be sure to find a beautiful ring in your price range.
Solitaire Engagement Rings
What is the most timeless engagement ring? A solitaire, of course! With all the craziness that 2020 brought, 2021 marks a year where classic styles, such as solitaire engagement rings, will thrive. Experts say that right now, it’s easier to play it safe with traditional styles, especially when online shopping! And even though there is a trend in gravitating towards styles that are more familiar and traditional, a solitaire engagement ring will always be a fabulous and elegant engagement ring choice. Shop our entire collection of timeless solitaire engagement rings.
Gallery Detail Engagement Rings
A more subtle trend for engagement rings in 2021 is a beautifully detailed engagement ring gallery. The gallery of the ring is what is visible from the side-view, directly underneath the stone’s mounting. This is a very romantic and intricate way to add a touch of personality and charm to your engagement ring.
Verragio Venetian Engagement Ring Setting
This beautiful Verragio engagement ring setting is crafted in 14 karat white gold, featuring a rose gold gallery complete with plenty of round diamonds to enhance the chosen center stone. This ring is made to fit a 1 carat round diamond but can be customized to fit any shape or style!
Verragio Insignia Engagement Ring Setting
Another favorite from Verragio, this intricate and unique gallery setting features a 14 karat white gold setting with round diamonds to enhance the center stone. To get a better idea of how dramatic and sparkly this ring setting is, check out this video!
Emerald Engagement Rings
Colorful engagement rings were a hot trend in 2020. This year, our experts predict that the latest trend in engagement rings is an emerald engagement ring. Emeralds, with their bright and vivid green hue, are associated with serenity and new beginnings. What better way to start this new year than with an emerald engagement ring? Plus, one thing we love about emeralds is that there’s a shade of this gemstone for every skin tone! Check out our entire collection of gemstone engagement rings to find your “it” ring.
Oval Emerald and Diamond Ballerina Ring
We are looooving this gorgeous ballerina ring featuring a trendy oval-cut emerald gemstone center and surrounded by 28 baguette-cut diamonds. On trend and an absolute must-have!
Lab Grown Diamond and Oval Emerald Halo Ring
Delicate and beautiful, this trendy oval halo ring features both lab grown diamonds and oval created emerald in 14 karat yellow and white gold, making it the perfect engagement ring!
The New Modern Halo Engagement Rings
Are halo engagement rings out of style? Our jewelry experts are here to tell you absolutely not! A new trend in engagement rings is a fun, funky spin on the modern halo engagement ring. While the traditional pave halo might not be as trendy, modern twists on the halo-style engagement ring are totally in! Shop our collection of halo engagement rings to find an attention-grabbing take on a classic.
EFFY Baguette-Cut Diamond Ring
Cue the oohs & ahhs! This stunner is a detailed art deco ring featuring a 14 karat white gold setting with a halo of .50 carats of round and baguette diamonds. Truly an exceptional ring!
Rose-Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
This nature-inspired design with leaf motif details from the Dahlia collection (from Kirk Kara) is one of our favorites. A rose-cut engagement ring is a real throwback – but a style that will be trendy this year, maybe in part because actress Lily Collins just got engaged with a rose cut ring! Either way, we love this look.
Blue and White Diamond Beaded Halo Ring
It’s finally time for blue engagement rings to have their time in the spotlight! Our experts love this ring because it’s extra trendy, with its gorgeous bezel-set blue diamond center, surrounded by a total of 54 round-cut, bezel-set, white diamonds in a gorgeous beaded halo. Fancy!
Pastel Gemstone Engagement Rings
Make a statement this year with a pastel gemstone engagement ring. Our experts predict that pastel gemstone engagement rings will be extra popular because of their dreamy and soft tones. Stones like morganite, citrine and aquamarine make for gorgeous center stones, and are perfect for brides who are looking for a unique option without being too bold or over-the-top. Shop our collection of gemstone engagement rings to find your perfect pop of color.
EFFY Aquamarine Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring
This pretty emerald cut, genuine aquamarine gemstone and diamond ring is crafted in 14 karat white gold. This ring has five star reviews, and one loyal customer says “I’ve never seen anything like it before. The pictures do not even do it justice!”
Round Tanzanite and Diamond Engagement Ring
This charming ring features a round cut tanzanite center stone with white diamond side stones in a stunning loop shank. Enhanced with a high-polish finish, this trendy statement engagement ring is simply perfect.
Morganite and Diamond Bow-Design Engagement Ring
This lovely morganite engagement ring features a round-cut morganite center stone with a fancy shank, surrounded by contrasting diamonds. If you’re wondering if rose gold is out of style in 2021, our experts are here to confirm that rose gold is definitely still trending! This engagement ring is crafted in 14 karat rose gold, which makes the morganite center stone pop.
Statement Wedding Bands
Our experts predict that statement wedding bands will be popular this year for a number of reasons! One, they tend to be more affordable than classic wedding sets. Two, they are easy to sanitize! And three, they’re bolder than ever with tons of new designs and options. Shop all of our favorite wedding band looks here.
Round and Baguette Diamond Ring Wrap
This gorgeous band features 0.75 total carat weight of round and baguette diamonds, all set in 14 karat white gold. This ring wrap is the trendiest way to add some extra sparkle to your engagement ring! Solitaire enhancers, ring guards & wraps offer a way to create a bigger diamond look by “wrapping” your solitaire, adding extra sparkle to your ring. The perfect complement to your engagement ring! A simple wrap ring that embraces your solitaire – or a style that holds your solitaire ring between rows of diamonds to form an unforgettable bridal set!
Kallati Baguette Diamond Ring
This eye-catching band features 2.00 total carat weight of round and baguette-cut diamonds, all hand set in smooth 14 karat white gold. This diamond-encrusted stand-alone band is sure to be your new favorite piece of jewelry, and your friends will all be staring.
Shy Creation Vintage-Inspired Diamond Band
Our jewelry experts love this Shy Creation 14 karat white gold vintage-inspired anniversary ring. With a design that looks like lace, plus tons of diamonds, this is a unique and special diamond band.
Oval Engagement Rings
Oval shaped engagement rings have been one of the more popular shapes for a few years now – and will definitely remain trendy in 2021. Tons of celebs, like Blake Lively and Hailey Bieber, have oval shaped engagement rings. We love this shape because it’s very flattering on any finger, and shows carat weight really well. (P.S. How many carats should an engagement ring be? The average carat size tends to fall between 1 to 1.5 carats.) Shop all of our lovely oval shaped engagement rings to find the perfect ring for you.
Black Oval Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Welcome to the dark side! Not only are oval shaped engagement rings trending, but so are black diamond engagement rings! You’ll be extra trendy with this daring and modern black and white diamond engagement ring crafted in 14 karat yellow gold.
“Onda” Oval Halo Engagement Ring Setting
This absolutely gorgeous detailed diamond halo setting is designed to fit a one carat center diamond. With 54 round brilliants set in two rows down a double crisscross-style upper shank, plus 18 more diamonds around the halo, this setting paired with a gorgeous oval-cut diamond will take any bride-to-be’s breath away.
“Oaklynn” Lab Grown Oval Engagement Ring
This unique and intricate engagement ring will blow you away, featuring an oval-cut EF SI1 grade lab grown diamond totaling 0.90 carat weight, surrounded by a halo of 22 lab grown diamonds for extra sparkle. If you were weary about lab grown diamonds, this gorgeous and timeless ring will change your mind!