Modern style rings are a great option for women who want to make a statement. They are sleek and contemporary, with clean lines and sparkling gemstones at the forefront of their design.
The most common diamond engagement ring styles include solitaire, halo, and three-stone. But there are many other options to consider, including textured or geometric bands.
Embroidered jewelry is an elegant way to add texture to your engagement ring. This type of ring design often features small, decorative metal beads or designs called milgrain. It can also feature engraved elements, where the jewelry designer cuts into the metal to create images.
Pear-shaped diamonds are another popular shape for a modern style ring, especially when worn with colored gems. This shape can be used for a variety of rings, and it has a similar price point as oval-shaped diamonds.
Cathedral-style engagement rings are another popular option for a modern ring, because they mimic the classic arches found in ancient cathedrals. This type of ring setting is perfect for a round or princess-cut center stone because it adds a significant amount of height, which makes the diamond appear larger.
This style is also available in different precious metals, like white gold (pictured), yellow gold, and platinum. It can be set with a round or princess-cut diamond or any other gemstone, making it an excellent choice for any budget.
Colored stones are also a hot trend this year. Whether it’s emerald, morganite, or sapphire, these gems are ideal for modern-style rings because they are bright and eye-catching.
If you’re interested in a ring with an antique feel, Bernstein recommends Sofia Kaman, who “stylistically combines contemporary knife edges with elements of her artisan past.” The Evangeline band, for example, features undulating indented trios of diamonds that create a vintage vibe. The Twig collection, on the other hand, is more rustic and rough.
Jade Trau is another designer who creates ring styles that are both unique and timeless. Her pieces “have a current, modern vibe,” says Raymond, and she also carries antique-style rings in her Santa Monica shop.
Besides offering a variety of rings, Trau’s jewelry also features a variety of diamond cuts and colors. She has a unique style that’s a mix of contrasting cuts and colors, which makes her rings look very contemporary and on-trend.
Bezel-set rings are also a great choice for modern-style rings because they are designed to surround your center diamond or gemstone, rather than use prongs to secure the stones in place. This style is especially beautiful in white metals, like platinum (pictured), because it accentuates the sparkle of the diamond without distracting from its beauty.
There are several styles of bezel-set rings to choose from, including this beautiful design from James Allen that features bar-set baguette diamonds surrounding a square-shaped bezel. The setting is available in 14K or 18K gold and can be made to order.
Toi et Moi is another trendy style that has become very popular over the years. The phrase “you and me” is often carved into the ring, and celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Megan Fox have received fresh spins on this style. This style is also a great option for couples who want to express their individuality by choosing their own gemstones for their ring.