When it comes to engagement rings, Toronto couples have a lot of options. From classic styles to more trendy designs, the options are endless for those looking for their dream ring. For the modern couple who want a ring that is timeless yet trendy, it is important to know all of the options and be aware of what is currently trending in the world of unique engagement rings. In this blog post, we will be discussing some of the stunning and popular engagement ring trends for 2023.
Coloured Stones for the Perfect Engagement Ring
Couples who are in search of the perfect engagement ring now have more choice than ever before. A trend in 2023 that has been increasingly popular is using coloured stones instead of colourless diamonds. Although colourless diamonds are timeless and beautiful, many people are choosing eye catching, statement pieces that are unique and will last a lifetime. If you are interested in choosing coloured stones for your perfect ring but are having a hard time deciding what gemstone or colour to get, a tip is to choose a colour that has meaning for you and your partner, or their favourite colour. Some people also choose their engagement ring stone based on their partner's birthstone, as this is very symbolic and unique to the individual. Beyond this, some people simply choose their partner's favourite gemstone which has a beautiful colour as an added bonus. For example, Emeralds are a beautiful gemstone to use in engagement rings as they are strong and durable, are unique in their characteristics and make for the most beautiful ring. The bonus is that they are a stunning green colour!
Multiple Large Stones for a One-of-a-Kind Unique Engagement Ring
Another engagement ring trend that has been extremely popular in 2023 is the use of two large gemstones in their engagement rings, also known as the "Toi et Moi"rings. These are typically chosen by couples who design their own custom engagement ring, however more and more jewellers are starting to offer this style of engagement ring as the trend is increasingly popular. The gemstones in the engagement rings can be the same (such as two colourless loose diamonds) or different for a more dramatic effect (such as the use of ethically sourced diamonds and a Ruby). Typically, the gemstones are a different shape to one another, with perfect craftsmanship, quality and detail as the gemstones are set in a contrasting way. This is especially important as the ring must be able to survive wear and tear and last for years to come. This trend has been seen by numerous celebrities over the years, however has been increasingly popular in 2023 as couples today are looking for beautiful and one of a kind rings that showcase the couples individuality.
Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Rings for Those Looking for an Ethical, Yet Beautiful Ring
Choosing to include lab grown diamonds in both an engagement ring and wedding bands is not something that is new, however the trend of shifting towards ethically sourced products is something that is gaining traction in 2023. Whether it is a custom ring, an engagement ring or a set of diamond encrusted wedding bands, for many people the perfect ring does not include naturally occurring mined diamonds. For context, naturally occurring loose diamonds are diamonds which are found below the Earth's crust and in the upper mantle. These are gemstones which have been naturally formed by pressure and extreme heat, and require manual labour to have them extracted from the Earth. Many people are drawn to natural diamonds for their engagement rings as they are unique and one of a kind; however, as more and more light is shed on the diamond industry, many couples are choosing to support ethical practices and ethically sourced materials. In addition to supporting ethical practices, lab grown diamonds are significantly less expensive than its diamond counterpart (which is a bonus for couples who are looking for ways to save some money) all the while having a beautiful, perfect diamond ring that looks and acts like a real diamond! This is a selling point for many couples as they are able to support ethical practices while not having to sacrifice the benefits of a naturally occurring diamond. If you are located in the downtown Toronto, Canada area, visit Moissanites by Livia to browse their large selection of lab grown diamond engagement rings, or to chat with the staff about their custom design process for the perfect ring!
Custom Engagement Rings
Creating custom engagement rings is a trend that is constantly gaining popularity in 2023 as couples continue to look for creative and unique ways to showcase both their love and individuality. There are many benefits to designing a custom engagement ring, however the biggest one for many couples is the fact they are able to have a say throughout the entire creation process. Having input throughout the entire design process allows total control and say in all the details, ensuring the best quality and design exactly how the couple envisioned their ring. Beyond this, it allows couples the opportunity to stay on course with the budget they have set, choose their gemstone (including grade, clarity and carat) and let their creativity run wild for their custom engagement ring. This is a trendy and unique way to showcase your love, and bring your visions to life. This trend for creating unique engagement rings is going nowhere anytime soon! If you are interested in learning more about our custom design process, please click here to book your free design consultation.Overall, 2023 has seen some emerging trends in terms of engagement rings that are here to stay. The overlapping theme that all of the above trends have in common is individuality; couples are looking to pull away from mainstream ideas and are increasingly looking for ways to showcase their love story and individuality without sacrificing quality. If you are looking to learn more about popular trends and/or are looking to find the perfect ring, please contact us today and we will be happy to help!