Engagement rings, traditionally placed on one’s left fourth digit or the ‘ring finger,’ reportedly stemmed from the Romans, who believed that your “love vein” ran from your ring finger, straight to your heart. Though gold wedding bands have been traced as far back as to the ruins of Pompeii, it was in 850 that Pope Nicholas I officially decreed that an engagement ring would represent a man’s intention to marry. Since 1947, engagement ring trends have come and gone, but the 2020 staples have more of a historical nod than ever before.
Whether art deco-inspired baguette bands or Victorian-era halo settings, 2020 engagement ring trends run the gamut, ensuring that there is something for every bride. Even colored stones are having a moment, worn recently by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton (her ring is actually an heirloom, passed down from Princess Diana). Pavé bands are seeing a resurgence as a way to add some more diamond sparkle to your center stone without breaking the bank. And vintage engagement rings are on the rise as they are the most ethically-sourced option.
Ahead, find the top 5 engagement ring trends of 2020. They're all modern takes on traditional styles, but classic enough that they will still feel just as timeless.
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