3 Engagement Rings Trends Inspired By The Red Carpet & Runway

Author Sam Hussey
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Date Jul 24, 2016

3 Engagement Rings Trends Inspired By The Red Carpet & Runway

Do you love the soft glow of a gold engagement ring? You're in luck! While white metals like platinum have notoriously dominated the engagement ring scene, we've seen a growing interest in the distinctly warmer, comforting hues of yellow gold and rose gold. Celebrities and fashion models throughout the country are mixing and matching these colorful metals in new ways that we've never seen before.

Gold of all different shades stood out on the runway as one of the year's hottest fashion trends, and we've seen this carry over to engagement rings. If you're looking for a ring that will stand out from the crowd, opt for one of these distinct metal options, inspired by what we've seen in fashion magazines and on Red Carpets:

1) Yellow Gold Glam

3 Engagement Rings Trends Inspired By The Red Carpet & Runway - Yellow Gold Glam Mark Patterson Yellow Gold Bezel Set Diamond Engagement Ring
Featured: Mark Patterson Yellow Gold Bezel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

There's just something about the way brilliant diamonds pop against a warm yellow gold setting, especially in the summertime. While criticized for not being as neutral as platinum or white gold,we've recently seen the warmer hues of yellow gold making a come back both on and off the runway!

This trend in fine jewelry back to the notoriously "gold" colored metal is growing for bridal jewelry too. Top designers have embraced yellow gold to create timeless vintage-inspired pieces that have everyone swooning. If you're looking for a more standout, vintage-style engagement ring, yellow gold is an obvious choice.

This colorful metal also looks fantastic on women with darker skin (check out our guide on matching jewelry to your skin tone). The warm yellow glow really pops as a contrast against a darker skin tone.

2) Rose Gold Romantics

3 Engagement Rings Trends Inspired By The Red Carpet & Runway - Rose Gold Romantics Mark Patterson Rose Gold & Platinum Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Featured: Mark Patterson Rose Gold & Platinum Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Warm pink and copper hues of rose gold have been taking over fashion jewelry this year. The ability of rose gold to compliment other metals and gemstones make it ideal for stacking and layering both bracelets and necklaces - one of the summers hottest trends.

Celebrities like Lauren Conrad quickly jumped on the rose gold bandwagon, and it's become one of the hottest trends for engagement rings over the past year. Many high end designers, like our favorite David Yurman, are producing lines made of this beautiful metal, and now women everywhere are taking notice.

The romantic feel of rose gold is what makes it the perfect setting for an engagement ring. Give any traditional ring setting a little bit of romance with a less traditional metal option that matches everything - colored stones, diamonds, other metals, etc.

3) Mixed-Metal

3 Engagement Rings Trends Inspired By The Red Carpet & Runway - Mixed-Metal Long's SIgnature Collection Yellow Gold & Platinum Three Stone Engagement Ring
Featured: Long's Signature Collection Yellow Gold & Platinum Three Stone Engagement Ring

This season, matching jewelry is out and that includes your engagement ring! One of the most notable runway trends we see appearing in the engagement ring market is mixing and matching metals.

The desire for this mixed-metal look is increasingly popular among fine jewelry designers. Just as pairing different metals adds a deeper dimension to layering necklaces, mixing and matching yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, and platinum for engagement rings and wedding bands creates signature bold designs.

This more modern style is perfect for the bride looking for a non-traditional, out-of-the-box ring. It's also a great way to get a bit of color with yellow or rose gold along with the protection and durability that a metal like platinum could offer to secure the diamonds in place.

Want to explore other engagement ring styles? Shop online or visit any of our five New England locations today!

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