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The Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends in 2023

The Top 5 Engagement Ring Trends in 2023

The biggest, the most illustrious jewelry event of the year was last week in beautiful Las Vegas. After three long years, we were finally able to attend the Luxury & Couture jewelry shows and they did not disappoint. In real life we were able to explore all the top engagement ring trends & even more of these fabulous pieces are on order (we’ll debut them on social media as soon as they arrive in store). But in the meantime, we want to share with you the five top engagement ring trends for 2023. More than likely these stunning designs will spill over into 2024 so bookmark this blog for reference later if you feel like a 2024 engagement is in the cards (a little Vegas pun wink wink). Enjoy!


Engagement Ring Styles


  1. East-West

East-West engagement ring styles are when the elongated center stone (or gemstone) is set across the finger, rather than with the finger. Pear shaped diamonds, oval cut diamonds, emerald or radiant cut & marquise make excellent candidates for a east-west settings.

a oval cut diamond is set east-west on a yellow gold band and shown with a black diamond band and a white gold diamond band

Tacori tradition shines in this engagement ring featuring an east-west set oval diamond on a yellow gold band.

While not a new trend, we expect to see this unique setting gain more momentum in 2023, given the emphasis on individuality in the wedding space. East-west diamond engagement rings make for a playful but still endlessly elegant solitaire. We love how these designs have chic heirloom futures.

Pro tip: if you are considering an east-west engagement ring, be sure to try on many variations of this style & sleep on it. You want to be sure you truly love this trend & know you will love it long past the popularity.

an emerald cut diamond is set east-west on a yellow gold diamond band

An emerald cut center diamond is the showstopper in this timeless design by Noam Carver.

a marquise cut diamond is set east-west with a halo of diamonds & a yellow gold band

Marquise halo engagement ring by Noam Carver (price available by request).


  1. Vintage Style

If your personal style leans toward the romantic, a vintage engagement ring style may be your perfect engagement ring. With so many little eye-catching details to showcase the unique personality of the wearer, vintage inspired ring settings have unlimited versatility. Consider a ring with filigree, milgrain, hidden halo, baguettes or art deco inspired design elements to make it your own.

an emerald cut diamond is set into a vintage inspired yellow gold diamond band setting

This yellow gold Atelier engagement ring by Noam Carver boasts an emerald cut diamond, eagle prongs, and vintage inspired details including a stunning hidden halo. This design can be custom-made to accommodate any elongated rectangular cut stone.

a white gold art deco inspired engagement ring

Art deco design elements grace this white gold engagement ring by Noam Carver (price available by request).

a white gold diamond solitaire engagement ring with hand carving and milgrain edges complete with matching wedding band

This classic solitaire engagement ring by Noam Carver features intricate hand engraving and milgrain details on the edges of the band. Shown with the matching wedding ring.

Pro tip: wedding band shopping should begin with engagement ring shopping! Due to the design elements in vintage-style rings, you’ll want to try on wedding bands at the same time to be sure you love those unique details with another ring alongside.
  1. Minimalist

Minimalist fever has captured our hearts in 2023. They are leading the popular choice as we imagine they will for quite a while yet. This solitaire style is a favourite for its versatility in choosing a diamond shape that reflects your personal style. Oval engagement rings have been a top contender in recent years. Emerald cut diamonds are making a stong statement in 2023, which more than a few requests for asscher cut diamonds (a square version of the emerald cut).

Pro tip: If you are debating diamond shapes, be sure to reference our blog “What is the best diamond shape for an engagement ring?” where we delve into some of the pros and cons of each shape.

a minimalist white gold diamond solitaire from Tacori

The Founders engagement ring collection by Tacori was designed exclusively by founder, Haig Tacorian. Available in precious metals rose gold, yellow gold & platinum, these designs can be special ordered with your choice of diamond shape.

an oval cut diamond on a slim yellow gold twisty band

This whisper slim twisty diamond solitaire engagement ring by Noam Carver is giving us all the feels. An oval diamond on a simple solitaire setting is the perfect eye-catching diamond shape for this six prong design.


  1. Gemstones

Color. Is. Hot.

Colored gemstones were all over Luxury & Couture jewelry shows. Though diamonds will forever be an engagement ring staple, many couples are veering from tradition and opting for pieces that feature colored gemstones. One of the main appeals is that each gem will have its own distinctive character. No two colored gemstones are alike so they have the unique ability to create meaningful, personal engagement rings. The capacity for the personality of the wearer to shine through is undeniable.

blue sapphire flanked by marquise cut diamonds

This elegant 2.89 carat blue sapphire was hand-selected by Perrara and the ring setting by Parade Designs was carefully chosen to showcase bespoke gem. Marquise cut diamonds flank the sapphire, giving us serious modern royal vibes.

Pro tip: if you are considering a gemstone for your engagement ring, be sure to thoughtfully consider your lifestyle, the individual gem & discuss at length with your local jeweler. Some gems are not recommended for daily wear due to their softness.


  1. Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds have been steadily gaining popularity as a cost effective option with presumed sustainability features. If you are weighing the pros and cons of natural vs. lab grown diamonds, at Perrara, we encourage the discussion. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision and we are happy to share the knowledge we have on the subject. While our inventory of lab grown diamonds is extensive it is rapidly changing due to the demand. We are happy to shop for whatever diamond shape, carat, clarity & color you desire.

a 1.90 carat lab grown diamond on a narrow yellow gold band

A 1.90 oval cut lab grown diamond sits atop a classic yellow gold band by Noam Carver.

a 2.13 carat hexagon cut lab grown diamond on a simple white gold band

A rare 2.13 carat hexagon cut lab grown diamond is perfectly chic on a timeless white gold solitaire.


In Summary:

Exploring ring designs with you is one of our favorite things to do at Perrara. We adore the requests: a three stone diamond engagement ring in rose gold. A cushion cut lab grown diamond set on a custom made ring with a pave foundation. A yellow gold bezel setting that showcases a lovingly chosen round diamond. Whatever your dream ring is, we can’t wait to help you bring your vision to life.

With Love, Perrara

Author: Lisa Maloney, Proprietor

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