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Top Engagement Ring Trends for 2016/2017


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Choosing the right engagement ring is so important – after all, you (or your partner) are going to be wearing it for the rest of your life. If the time has come and you’re thinking of popping the question, or you’re wishing to point your partner in the right direction, you’ve come to the right place. Along with timeless styles, 2016 has brought with it a variety of new and exciting trends for engagement rings. Whether it’s yellow or rose gold, a touch of colour or unusual details, this year has plenty in store for those seeking on trend engagement rings.

Yellow gold

Even though white gold and platinum have been the recent favourites, there is an increasing trend back towards yellow gold this year, although often in combination with modern stone settings and orientations. For a timeless and much appreciated style, you can’t go past yellow gold.

Consider mixing in coloured stones, or opting for on trend cuts such as marquise. Both of these choices have emerged on top as this season’s current trend of taking ‘traditional’ ring designs and adding a twist of personality and flair.

Keep in mind though, when it comes to the colour of the ring, complementing your skin tone is another consideration. Skin tones can be separated into two categories – warm and cool. If your veins appear blue through your skin then you have a cool skin tone. If they appear green then you have a warm skin tone, which is the skin tone best complemented by traditional yellow gold.


As always, there is a continuing market for so called ‘timeless’ styles. You can’t go past a traditional round brilliant diamond or princess cut, with a simple yet elegant ring design that focuses on the elements of the size and shape of the diamond, width of the band, and the height of the setting. This basic recipe is sure to produce a timeless and stunning ring, and as always, these styles are still on trend for those looking for a ‘safe’ option.



Colour is an exciting trend for 2016. This includes rings set primarily with diamonds and then enhanced with touches of colour, or even expensive exotic coloured diamonds, such as yellow or pink diamonds, or coloured gemstones such as sapphire, emerald and aquamarine rings.

If you are looking for a unique and exciting style, consider adding some colour to your ring and embrace a new world of exciting options to make your ring truly unique.


Halo arrangements feature a band, adorned with diamonds, encircling the centre stone like a halo. It is a popular ring style for the reason that it makes the centre stone appear larger and adds additional flair to your ring. Floral inspired halo designs are also increasing in popularity, and add a whimsical touch to a popular trend.

Another reason for its recent popularity is that the halo actually protects the centre diamond from bumps and scratches. It also can come in a number of different cuts and sizes, making it a trend that can adapt to any personal taste.

Ornate bands

Ornate bands are heating up this season and allow for the creation of unique and classy designs that borrow from vintage style designs, and yet which provide flexibility to create modern and inspired rings. Ornate bands give consideration to the entire ring, not just the centre piece and are perfect for those who like to indulge in elaborate band designs.

Open setting

Open settings allow you to show off a standout stone and look stunning for single stone designs. These rings are both glamorous and refined, and are especially popular for showing off high quality stones as the simple design does not draw attention away from the diamond.

Team effort

Another recent trend is that many couples choose to shop for engagement rings together. This is a good way to ensure that you, or your partner, are getting the perfect ring. You might think that choosing this option will mean that the surprise is lost however, the focus of surprise and intrigue can now be on the presentation of the ring. It’s worthwhile to consider this option, and might leave you better off in the long run.

The best place to start is with online research. Australian Diamond Brokers offer a range of stunning and on trend engagement rings, that can be viewed online so you can explore all the options available to you and find that perfect ring.

by Australian Diamond Brokers : August 30th 2016 Come visit our store or browse our website to find out more.