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First Look: Top 2021 Engagement Ring Trends

January 15th, 2021

Engagement ring shoppers sometimes make the mistake of assuming that styles remain the same from one year to the next. While certain aspects of bridal jewelry have remained consistent, such as the traditional popularity of rings which feature an eye-catching center diamond on a beautiful band, fashions change with the years.

When it comes to engagement ring trends for 2021, expect to see classic styles with a subtle twist for a look that’s both time-honored and yet contemporary. Before getting down on your knee in the new year, take a look at these engagement ring options that are sure to make her eyes shine with joy and delight.

Bridal Jewelry to Celebrate the New Year

Like wedding dresses, bridal jewelry evolves from year to year, often in subtle and surprising ways. In particular, the most exciting engagement ring trends for 2021 feature classic looks with a twist, often to add more meaning or personal significance. Here are some of ring trends we’re excited to showcase in our stores this season.

Three Stone Rings

The three stone ring is welcoming a fresh resurgence in popularity due in part to the tumultuous past year leading to a deep connection between partners. For some, the trio of stones represents yesterday, today and tomorrow, for others, the elemental representation of faith, hope, and love or even the concept of two individuals coming together to unite as a family. Whatever the triad means to couples, the connection is strong.

Unexpected Side Stones

In 2021, expect the classic side stone ring to get a much-needed modern upgrade. In particular, baguette side stones are a popular option among those with a passion for everything vintage. We especially adore this art deco-inspired Simon G side stone set, which includes both an engagement ring and a wedding band.

Solitaires With a Surprise

Who said solitaires have to be simple? For 2021, this classic engagement ring is getting the glam treatment, thanks to a plethora of understated design accents and details. For the bride who appreciates the subtler things in life, consider gifting this Simon G solitaire with delicate hidden scrollwork. At once modern and traditional, this breathtaking white gold ring is sure to please.

Romantic Ribbons

A standout style selection of 2021, TACORI’s ribbon rings are turning heads for all the right reasons. At once playful and elegant, a visual reminder of how she has tied together all the aspects of life that matter, these designs get an added dose of style thanks to the twisted shank design. For a breathtaking choice, opt for this rose gold option boasting a striking center diamond and pave-set side stones.

Something Blue

While diamond center stones remain the top choice when it comes to bridal fashion, in 2021 shoppers can expect to see engagement rings get an extra burst of color. In fact, top designers like Simon G are incorporating sapphires and other gems into their pieces. Reminiscent of the iconic ring worn once by Princess Diana and now by the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton, this gorgeous and on-trend halo ring features striking sapphire side stones set in gleaming 18k white gold.

Showcase Your Love With a Ring from Merry Richards Jewelers

Founded in 1985, Merry Richards Jewelers has long been Oakbrook Terrace’s choice for fine jewelry and engagement rings. Convenient to Chicago, Evanston, and Glenview, we pride ourselves on supplying premium designer jewelry as well as expert customer service. Drop by today to find the top engagement ring trends for 2021. We look forward to being a part of your family’s most special occasions.