We're seeing a number of last years  trends carrying over into 2020, Coloured gemstones and unusual diamonds have gained momentum with brides looking to show off their unique style & personality. Hollywood is all glamour with bigger being better and Modern brides-to-be have started showing a discerning taste for the avant-garde when it comes to engagement rings—unusual shapes, colorful stones and unique settings. They aren't necessarily pulling away from tradition but more so are making tradition their own. Here are four trends you can expect to see





With their meteoric rise in popularity these stones may seem new but they are not. In fact they have been around since the very beginning but were sidelined by the large diamond and jewellery houses for  'white' and 'clear' diamonds....more rare, commanding higher prices. Brown, grey and included diamonds were sidelined for industrial purposes. Fast forward to 2020 and brides are longing for something different, something unique. Salt & Pepper diamonds fit that demand perfectly. Each stone is one of a kind, the visible carbon inclusions in these stones give them immense character and once set in jewellery make for the most beautiful rings. The increase in demand from the end consumer has caused the prices to rapidly increase. With this said included diamonds are now being cut into larger stones and are becoming more readily available.  A trend that we are glad is here to stay!


 * The ring featured below is a close up of a elongated cushion-cut 'Salt&Pepper' diamond with brown overtones.



The desire for personalized engagement rings has spilled over into unique cuts and fancy shapes. Checkerboard stones have an antique feel with multiple large facets on the upper side of the stone reminiscent of old world charm. Fancy-cut stones are being used to create bold statements in jewellery, Set into engagement rings these cuts add a air of drama, confidence and luxurious sophistication. 



The common theme in engagement ring trends is personalization. This is being achieved in the center stones brides are choosing for their engagement rings as well as the style of the ring. Everything is bespoke and a great way to personalize a ring is to add detail. We are seeing this detail being brought into play in the main setting around the center stone and into the band. Arranging small stones in different sizes and patterns creates added interest and personality. The key here is to play around with options until you find the perfect look, we can help you do this.

We offer private engagement ring consultations at our studio in Johannesburg