For the past 100 years, receiving a diamond engagement ring has been popular proposal ritual! While it expressed a man’s intentions towards his lady love, it was also a fashion statement. Showing off that diamond was almost as important as who gave it, for some! Though the engagement ring has remained focused on a diamond as the preferred stone, the styles surrounding them have been wildly different!
If you have received one, was it accurate for your decade, or do you think these trends need a little more tweaking?
Simple, elegant, and gold. Classic, and still popular today!
Bold, bright, and loud, this style reflected the attitude at the time!
An engagement ring was a statement piece, and you couldn’t miss this one!
The bases of the rings became the focus, instead. They still hadn’t lost their bold designs. 1950
Gold was the metal of choice! They were bold and bright!
Square diamonds were popular, and the band slimmed down in this decade.1970
The marquis cut made itself popular, along with large bands and intricate designs.1980
White gold and a round shape were all the rage in this decade!
A princess cut was popular, as was the 3-stone design.2000
The bands were as bright as the stones! Many diamonds lined the band in this decade.
Breaking away from tradition, canary diamonds, halos, and custom designs are a favorite!
Based on the current trends, where do you think the engagement ring will be in the next ten years? They sure have changed a lot! Do you have a favorite decade? I’m partial to the 1910s! It’s just so classic.
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