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If you're hoping to get engaged soon, you've likely been envisioning your perfect ring. But with so many styles and cuts to choose from, it can be hard to know where to begin. It helps to know the current most popular engagement ring trends and to have an idea of upcoming trends. Luckily, we can help. We have a feeling these styles will make up the most popular engagement rings in 2023.

The past, present and future

From warm, vivid gemstones to gender neutral rings, trends have evolved in recent years. But which ones have staying power? Here are some of the most popular engagement ring trends over the past few years, some of which may be just as relevant in 2023:

  • Gender neutral rings: Simple, gender-fluid designs have grown more prominent over the past few years, and it's safe to say they'll continue to gain popularity in the coming year.

  • Ovals: In recent years, demand for oval-shaped diamonds has increased thanks to their flattering oblong shape that lengthens the appearance of fingers. We expect this trend to continue in 2023.

  • Big and blingy: Bigger really was better, at least in 2022. We can't say for sure whether this trend will persist into 2023, but we'd never say no to a showstopper.

  • Black ice: Spurred by the Sex and the City reboot, black diamond engagement rings found new footing in 2022. Will the trend persist? We wouldn't be surprised if it loses some steam in 2023.

  • Luxe diamond details: Bonus stones have grown increasingly popular over the past few years, and we don't expect the trend to end anytime soon. From hidden halos to accented galleries, extra diamonds add unique personalization to understated styles.

Let's dive deeper into other rings we expect to trend in 2023.

Gemstone rings

Love a splash of color? We think 2023 is going to be your year. Vivid, colorful gemstones are having a moment. Sapphire, morganite and aquamarine are all on our radar, but there are plenty of other colorful options to consider.

Vintage-inspired engagement rings

Who doesn't love a good throwback? Vintage-inspired rings increased in popularity last year, and this trend isn't slowing down. In 2023, more brides-to-be will want to capture the vintage look by incorporating different diamond shapes, draping, milgrain and filigree design elements into their ring.

Stackable rings

Stacking is another ring trend we expect to pick up steam in the coming year. Whether the rings are stacked or nested, this style is a great way to uniquely highlight center gemstones and make a bold statement. Expect to see a lot of creative looks with different shapes and combos.

Lab grown diamonds

Lab grown diamonds are another big trend that's likely to last into 2023 and well beyond. These stones are chemically, physically and optically identical to natural diamonds. This means even the most seasoned diamond detectors will never be able to differentiate a natural diamond from one grown in a lab. These stones are also made, not mined, making them especially popular among eco-conscious brides-to-be.

Creating your own perfect engagement ring

Even the trendiest ring styles can't compare to one you design yourself. If you're not into trends, embrace your individuality and create your own engagement ring. You can always incorporate trendy details that make your ring uniquely your own.

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