Get your secret Pinterest boards ready and tell your friends to get ready to drop a hint to your S.O. It's engagement season, which can only mean one thing: It's time for a dive into the top engagement ring trends for 2019! Whatever statement you want your engagement ring to make, it should definitely say вЂњIn LoveвЂќ-with your partner and with your brand-new bauble! We've asked some of our favorite jewelry designers to spill on the designs that 2019 brides are absolutely loving. Maybe one of these styles is tucked away in a velvet box, waiting for you!Courtesy of Stephanie Gottlieb
вЂњOur 2019 brides are incorporating color in new and interesting ways,вЂќ says Stephanie Gottlieb. The designer, who is known for her totally stackable rainbow designs, is bringing color to the engagement arena. вЂњI created a ruby design as my 'push present' when my son was born this past summer, and brides can't get enough of it!вЂќ
Stephanie Gottlieb Band and a Half Engagement Ring in Rose Gold with Diamonds and Rubies
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вЂњ2019 will be the year of the pear stone,вЂќ says Jade Trau. вЂњThe shape has always been one of my favorites, so I'm excited to see brides loving it, too.вЂќ She's putting her signature twist on the style, though, like this angled setting tucked into a split knife-edge band.
Jade Trau Sadie Solitaire Ring in Yellow Gold with a .60ct Pear Shape Diamond
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Mixed metals are de rigueur in an everyday stack, and now that trend has made its way to engagement rings, too. вЂњWhen you use a white metal like platinum for the diamond setting, it makes the stone really pop and also accentuates the yellow gold even more,вЂќ says Ashley Zhang. вЂњIt can be so subtle that people won't even notice the white metal, or it can be more of a statement choice.вЂќ This Georgian-inspired solitaire features a platinum basket on a gold band that makes the cushion-cut center stone truly shine.
Ashley Zhang Collet Engagement Ring in Platinum and Yellow Gold with a Cushion-Cut Diamond
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Sure, you've seen ovals and pears and shields (oh my!), but there's a new shape in town: The half moon diamond. вЂњOur customers are really deviating from classic cuts, opting for a stone that's a different shape,вЂќ says Selin Kent. This design is inspired by the sun, and having one straight edge makes it perfect for stacking.
Selin Kent Helia PavГ© Ring in 14k Yellow Gold, with a .36ct Half Moon Diamond and PavГ©
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A classic solitaire on a knife-edge band will always have its place, but that's not your only option! вЂњA unique band and setting can really make your engagement ring feel unique, current, and fashionable,вЂќ says Gottlieb. Her criss-cross setting is the perfect example, pairing a round stone and pavГ© details with a dramatic, twisting band.
Stephanie Gottlieb Criss Cross Engagement Ring in Rose Gold
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Sometimes you need a little extra, and there's no better time to seek it out than for your engagement ring! вЂњI've definitely seen an uptick in interest in my three row micro pavГ© setting,вЂќ says Lizzie Mandler. вЂњWhen done properly, it appears delicate and slim from the top, but has surprise sparkle when viewed from the side. It's really the most diamonds I could possibly put on a setting, but because of the way the pavГ© is set, it doesn't appear overbearing, even with a smaller center stone.вЂќ
Lizzie Mandler Three Row PavГ© Setting in 18k Rose Gold with a 1.5ct Oval Diamond
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Yellow gold is back, and it's better than ever! вЂњOur brides are turning to the same metal that graces their mothers' engagement rings, but elevating it to take yellow gold from the '80s squarely into 2019,вЂќ Gottlieb explains. With a split shank and hidden pavГ© under the center stone, this is not your mother's engagement ring!
Stephanie Gottlieb Split Shank Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold
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What's old is new again as more and more brides are falling for antique rings that bring a history to their new love story. вЂњPeople are looking for intricate engraving, accent diamonds, and other details that take the ring beyond a simple solitaire,вЂќ says Zhang. вЂњEach of these pieces was made by hand, so they're all one of a kind - perfect for the customer who wants something really unique!вЂќ
Ashley Zhang Old European Navette Ring, Circa 1920, in Platinum with a 1.75ct Old European Cut Diamond
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Natural White Gold
Set your ring apart with a detail that goes beyond stone choice and shape. вЂњNatural white gold adds a distinct quality that's warmer than platinum and stands out in a subtle way,вЂќ say Jennifer Gandia & Christina Gandia Gambale, owners of Greenwich St. Jewelers. вЂњA rhodium plating keeps it bright and shiny, but natural white gold's color sets it apart from rich yellow or bright white metals.вЂќ
Erika Winters Caroline Engagement Ring in 18k Natural White Gold, with a 1.01ct Brilliant Diamond
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For a modern, original take on a classic solitaire, Rachel Boston is doubling down. вЂњWe've seen many more requests for double bands on bespoke engagement rings,вЂќ says Boston. The split design perfectly frames any center stone, though we particularly love it with a marquis shape. PavГ© optional (but encouraged!).
Rachel Boston Bespoke Ring in Rose Gold with PavГ© Detail
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There's something special about timeless engagement ring designs. вЂњTraditional, simple rings are still special, and can be more so with the addition of a small detail that's not immediately obvious,вЂќ says Mandler. вЂњMy favorite way to differentiate a simple design is with hidden pavГ© accents, often as a bridge beneath the setting. It's so beautiful, and something you'll only notice when you look closely.вЂќ
Lizzie Mandler Solitaire with a PavГ© Bridge in 18k Rose Gold, with a 3ct Round White Diamond
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вЂњThe trend of elongated stones is not slowing down for 2019,вЂќ says Mandler. Ovals and other elongated cuts tend to look much longer than they actually are, which might be why they're so popular. вЂњOvals can be tricky to find, as there are many variations in cuts,вЂќ Mandler explains. вЂњWhen you're shopping for an oval stone, look out for bow ties - a darker shadow that can run through the center stone.вЂќ It can be almost impossible to find an oval stone that is completely free of a bow tie, so focus on finding the smallest bow tie possible. вЂњMy favorite setting for an oval stone is on a knife edge band, which perfectly combines classic and modern details.вЂќ
Lizzie Mandler Signature Knife Edge Solitaire in 18K Yellow Gold, with a 1.86ct White Diamond
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вЂњPeople are moving away from classic round, white diamonds,вЂќ says Boston. вЂњWe have many brides requesting unique cuts, such as shields or trillions, as well as imperfect stones, which instantly make a classic design feel a bit different.вЂќ The swirls and inclusions in this gray diamond ensure your engagement ring will be totally one-of-a-kind.
Rachel Boston Bespoke Ring in Platinum, with a Gray Diamond
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вЂњSide stones are having a real moment,вЂќ Boston says. вЂњWe use a lot of triangle and baguette cuts to create Art Deco silhouettes, and have been updating the setting with our signature knife edge band.вЂќ Stacking three-or even five!-stones side-by-side gives an engagement ring serious stature.
Rachel Boston Bespoke Art Deco Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold, with an Emerald-Cut Diamond, Baguettes, and Trillions
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See more: 5 Engagement Ring Stones to Consider if You're On a BudgetCourtesy of Selin Kent
Non-Diamond Center Stones
Yes, it's still an engagement ring, even without a diamond. вЂњA recent bride-to-be fell in love with the teal green color of tourmaline, loving both the unique color and irregular shape,вЂќ says Kent. вЂњShe loved that no one else would have a ring like hers!вЂќ Whether it's tourmaline, sapphire, ruby, emerald, or any other stone that tickles your fancy, it can absolutely be the star of your engagement ring!
Selin Kent Asymmetrical Tourmaline Ring in 18k Rose Gold, with a 3.5ct Tourmaline
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An engagement ring with two stones is twice as nice! "We have seen an increased interest in our DuГ©t Pear and Highland rings," says Katherine Kim, owner of KATKIM Fine Jewelry. "The styles are unexpected, but still have timeless appeal." Couples looking for an unconventional style will love the length and eye-catching shape created with the use of two focal stones.
DuГ©t Pear PavГ© Ring with Two 6x4mm Pear Cut Diamonds
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