Remember losing it over the aquamarine rock (once owned by Princess Diana) that Meghan wore to her reception? That’s basically how we feel about alternative engagement rings.
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While a diamond solitaire will always keep its sparkle, 2019 promises more colour, vintage settings and a variety of shapes. Hooray! Think blush-pink sapphires, rubies, emeralds, parti sapphires (featuring two or three colours in one stone), and even home-grown opals.
Rocking a halo setting, where a dominant centre stone is surrounded by smaller stones, is a great way to play with colour as you can have a colourful centre stone surrounded by diamonds or vice versa. Check Jessica Biel or Olivia Wilde’s unique engagement rings for a lesson in how to really make this trend your own.
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An honourable mention for 2019 goes to oval and emerald shapes which look set to continue their steady rise (thanks Blake, Amal, Hailey & Princess Kate). And the one we didn’t see coming? Yellow gold. Yes, warm-toned settings are rumoured to be staging a comeback!
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