The 2022 engagement ring trends were shaped by many factors, not least being 2021’s top celebrity engagements. From Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s engagement to Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s engagement, many celebrities have brought on new trends predicted to be bigger and better than 2021’s engagement ring trends. The star power means there are exciting insights into what will trend for engagement ring designs in 2022. Whether vintage or modern designs are your desire, the top ten engagement ring trends for 2022 will inspire your engagement mood board.

1. Ethical Engagement Rings

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The top trending engagement ring style for 2022 are engagement rings made from ethically sourced materials. The desire for ethically sourced and environmentally friendly engagement rings has increasingly become a priority buying factor for consumers. Engagement rings and wedding jewellery are tapping into the global trend of upcycling and repurposing. Old diamonds – particularly with a sentimental attachment – are being made anew into modern jewellery. Generational jewellery is sustainable and plays up the jewellery’s uniqueness.

Additionally, lab grown diamonds are becoming the fast favourite over natural diamonds. Bindi Irwin’s engagement ring features a lab-grown diamond, as well as rose gold recycled metal. The vintage design features a twisted band and scattered diamonds. Not only do lab grown diamonds and recycled metals make for ethical engagement rings, the rings retail for significantly less than natural diamonds.

Celebrity and price reference: Bindi Irwin’s ring has an estimate worth of $25k.

Bindi Irwin’s engagement ring

2. Unique Shaped Centre Stones

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The next 2022 engagement ring trend is the unique shaped centre stone. The trend features unique shaped designs, such as kite or hexagon shapes. Geometric designs are multifaceted with sharp, beautiful lines. Unique shaped centre stones reflect modern style. For example, Alexis Bledel’s engagement ring features an 8-sided centre stone.

Celebrity and price reference: Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel’s engagement ring

Alexis Bledel’s engagement ring

3. Bezel Set Engagement Rings

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The bezel set engagement ring trend dates back hundreds of years and has returned to prominence thanks to Lily Collins’ engagement. A bezel setting refers to a layer of metal that encloses the diamond or gemstone. The bezel set engagement ring design is both vintage and practical in its beauty, since the metal encasing holds the gemstone more securely. Due to the extra metal used in creating the bezel setting, the overall price of the ring would be more than a regular prong setting. In the case of Lily Collins’ ring featured below, it is believed to be valued between $75,000 and $100.000.  

Lily Collins’ engagement ring

Lily Collins’ engagement ring

4. Multi-Stone Engagement Rings

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The incredible engagement ring Machine Gun Kelly proposed to Megan Fox with has an estimated value of $340,000. The ring features two pear cut gems; one a diamond and the other an untreated Columbian emerald. MGK’s engagement ring design idea was two magnetised separate rings that, when locked together, form an off-kilter heart shape. Whilst two gems are more expensive than one, their combined beauty makes for a stunning, unique statement jewellery piece.

Megan Fox’s engagement ring

Megan Fox’s engagement ring.

5. Moissanite Engagement Rings / Coloured Gemstone Engagement Rings

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Moissanites and coloured stones in engagement rings have hit their stride in 2022. Modern brides are exploring the non-traditional route when shopping for engagement rings with coloured stones. Moissanites are a popular alternative to diamonds for many reasons; they are cheaper, more accessible and do not cloud. In the light, they interact in a similar way to diamonds. Other popular alternative gemstones are sapphires, rubies and emeralds. Coloured stones are both unique in colouring and in meaning. For example, Kate Middleton’s epic 12 carat Sapphire engagement ring is perfect for an alternative engagement ring Pinterest board.

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring

6. Pearl Engagement Rings

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Since Ariana Grande’s engagement ring graced the internet, pearl engagement rings have skyrocketed in popularity. The custom-made engagement ring is a two stone piece that features the pearl from her late grandfather’s tie pin. The estimated value of Ariana Grande’s engagement ring is $350,000.

Ariana Grande’s engagement ring

Ariana Grande’s engagement ring.

7. Engagement Rings with Unique Details

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Engagement rings with unique details are perfect for the bride looking for distinctive wedding jewellery. A personalised engagement ring might feature an unusual shape cut of gems, or hidden gems within the ring. Custom-made, unique engagement rings are an excellent way to show both sentimentalism and individuality. Blake Lively’s engagement ring is an oval-cut diamond with a rose gold band. 

Blake Lively’s engagement ring

Blake Lively’s engagement ring.

8. Oval Diamond Engagement Rings

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In 2021, the oval diamond engagement ring found popularity again thanks to celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian. The oval diamond shape boasts elegance and timelessness with its ability to elongate the finger whilst creating the illusion of a bigger stone. Additionally, the oval diamond ring is not heavier than regular cuts, making it a great economic choice of shape. Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring features a 12.5 carat oval diamond and is estimated to be worth $850,000.

Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring

Kourtney Kardashian’s engagement ring.

9. Trilogy Design Engagement Rings

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Trilogy design engagement rings, also known as three stone designs, are set to surge in 2022. Trilogy designs showcase three main stones, with one main centre stone and two smaller stones either side.  A trilogy style design is a statement piece that is both bold and elegant. Meghan Markle’s engagement ring from Prince Harry features a cushion cut diamond centre stone with one round brilliant cut diamond either side. It is set in yellow gold, making it befitting for royalty.

Meghan Markle’s engagement ring

Meghan Markle’s engagement ring.

10. Yellow Diamonds

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The yellow diamond engagement ring is perfect for brides looking for a colourful, lavish alternative to the classic diamond. Yellow diamonds are very rare, making them a highly sought-after gemstone. The more intense the colour of the stone, the more expensive the yellow diamond engagement ring will be. Heidi Klum’s engagement ring features an emerald cut canary diamond with a gold band. 

Heidi Klum’s engagement ring

Heidi Klum’s engagement ring.

Engagement Ring Trends Done Your Way with Monty Adams

At Monty Adams, we guide you through every step of the way in designing and executing your dream ring. Whether any of these new exciting trends tickle your fancy or if you know exactly what you want already, our job is to bring your vision to life within your budget. Experience the Monty Adams difference today.

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