Ask an expert: Engagement ring trends for 2024
Ask an expert: Engagement ring trends for 2024
Ask an expert: Engagement ring trends for 2024
Ask an expert: Engagement ring trends for 2024

Ask an expert: Engagement ring trends for 2024

Photo: Katie Harmsworth

 

The first step in your wedding planning journey is, often, selecting an engagement ring. Whether it be as a surprise for your partner, a hint for your fiancé to be, or something you choose together, it is a truly exciting experience and the prologue to a suite of memories to look back on for a lifetime.

But when it comes to choice, the options can be endless: cut, colour, gemstone style – we know it can be overwhelming to begin. So, we turned to the experts. Our friends at Hogans Family Jewellers have been in the business for xxx years and know how to spot timeless trends within the ever-changing industry. From elegance through sustainability, softly hued gemstones to shimmering contemporary cuts here is their take on the designs that will dominate the engagement ring market this year and into the future.

 

 

Photo: Chloe May

 

Contemporary fancy cut diamonds. 
While the round brilliant diamond remains an enduring symbol of timeless elegance, we are seeing more and more customers explore new and captivating interpretations of traditional shapes. Beyond the classic round cut, fancy stones, each with its unique charm, provide a canvas for subtly or dramatically distinct engagement rings. In particular, the elongated aesthetic of oval, marquise, pear and emerald cut diamond shapes stand out as the epitome of on-trend modernism. For those seeking a more unconventional touch, consider a multi-stone piece such as a ‘toi et moi’ style ring that combines two contrasting diamond shapes to create an asymmetrical design.

 

Coloured gemstones.

Breaking away from tradition, 2024 heralds a shift towards the extraordinary with a surge in popularity for coloured gemstone engagement rings. At Hogans Family Jewellers, our curated collection showcases a diverse range of coloured gemstone engagement ring options, from Ceylon and Australian sapphires to vibrant emeralds and radiant rubies. Coloured gemstones not only add a unique touch to the ring but also allow couples to infuse their personal style into this sentimental expression of their love.

 

Vintage revival.
Nostalgia takes centre stage as vintage-inspired engagement rings make a triumphant return in 2024. Drawing inspiration from the timeless designs of the past, our collection at Hogans Family Jewellers features intricate filigree work, Art Deco motifs, and romantic floral patterns. Each ring tells a story of the past while seamlessly integrating with the modern aesthetic, creating a harmonious blend of old-world charm and contemporary allure.

 

Customisation and personalisation.
In the pursuit of making each engagement ring a true reflection of the couple’s journey, customisation takes centre stage in 2024. At Hogans Family Jewellers, we understand the importance of creating a ring that speaks to the unique bond shared by two individuals. From selecting the perfect diamond to choosing the band’s metal and design, our jewellery designers work closely with clients to bring their vision to life, ensuring a one-of-a-kind creation that stands the test of time. When it comes to personalisation, the beauty can be found in the smallest of details, such as initials crafted into the settings of the ring or hand engraving on the internal side of the band.

 

Sleek and minimalistic designs.
Embracing the mantra of “less is more,” sleek and minimalistic engagement ring designs will gain prominence in the coming year. Couples seeking a timeless yet contemporary look will find solace in the clean lines, geometric shapes, and understated elegance that define this trend. Our collection at Hogans Family Jewellers embraces the beauty of simplicity, allowing the brilliance of the chosen gemstone to take centre stage.

 

Sustainable elegance.
In a world increasingly conscious of its environmental impact, 2024 is set to witness a surge in demand for sustainable and ethically sourced engagement rings. At Hogans Family Jewellers, we are committed to providing our clients with options that not only radiate beauty but also uphold responsible practices. Recycling and repurposing your unworn jewellery, heirloom gemstones or old gold to craft a bespoke engagement ring is just one of the many ways we can lessen our impact on the planet whilst making the piece even more sentimental.

 

Trend-wise, 2024 looks to be a year filled with nostalgic throwbacks, minimalist chic, further prioritisation of sustainable practices, and fresh new concepts. Hogans Family Jewellers embodies these on-point designs with vintage inspiration, premium coloured gemstone expressions, personalised creations, and minimalist designs.

Embrace the beauty of the future with a ring that not only captures the essence of the present but also stands as a timeless testament to the enduring nature of love.

Visit Hogan Family Jewellers’ online showroom, where you can shop our collection of ready-to-wear engagement rings, or alternatively book an obligation-free design consultation with our jeweller to have a bespoke piece designed and crafted.

 

Trust us, that moment when you slide your super-sparkling, perfectly exquisite ring onto your finger, is a truly effervescent feeling, often unsurpassed until you meet one another at the top of the aisle. Make the journey there a smooth one with our Wedding Plans, the ultimate guide to your dream day planning.

 

This article was first published on Hogans Family Jewellers Journal.

Photo: Tess Follett




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