2019 Moissanite & Lab Diamond Engagement Ring Trends

2019 Engagement Ring Trends

Posted at 11:00 • 5th March 2019 • E Sumner

2018 was the year of art-deco inspiration, with couples moving away from classical choices towards contemporary vintage designs for a differentiated style. This year, uniqueness is expected to continue as brides-to-be want their ring to shine amongst the crowd. Think bespoke designs, new ways of wearing and uncommon cuts and metals, we’ve summarised this years most popular engagement ring trends to help you choose the perfect ring for your 2019 engagement.

Moissanite stones

One of the closest alternatives to conventional diamonds, moissanite rings are fast gaining popularity as an ethical and sustainable replacement for diamond engagement rings. Extremely rare with amazing clarity and beautiful colour, moissanite offers affordable luxury for those who seek it.

Moissanite was first discovered in the late 19th century in a 50,000 year old meteorite crater. Today our moissanite is lab grown by a skilled specialist who works meticulously to create the space gemstone. It takes up to 3 months to develop a single gem, each of which undergoes a stringent post production process to offer our customers the highest quality moissanite possible. As one third of 18 to 24 year olds are said to regard ethically sourced stones as essential, moissanite is a great option for those considering an ethical alternative to mined diamonds.

Here at Lily Arkwright we offer an amazing selection of Charles & Colvard Forever One premium moissanite gemstone engagement rings, in an array of cuts and sizes, equivalent to colourless diamond rating D to F. Each gemstone is precisely faceted to exact angles and proportions to maximise brilliance, making the difference between diamonds and moissanite almost indistinguishable.


Asymmetric Designs

Inspired by Emily Ratajkowski’s extraordinary two stone engagement ring, asymmetrical designs are one of the top trends for 2019. Offering a unique edge to traditional engagement rings, asymmetric designs are a gorgeous alternative for the contemporary bride-to-be.

The unique design of Celine features a 3 claw twisted mount setting with a stunning pear cut moissanite centre stone for a refreshed take on the classic pear cut solitaire. Or, if you require something a little extra, our Lauretta showcases a beautiful loop halo design, accentuating its remarkable Charles & Colvard Forever One moissanite centre stone for a truly exquisite design.

Stacked Rings

Following the rapid rise of layering jewellery, stacking engagement rings with matching wedding bands/eternity rings is increasing in popularity and looking to stay for the foreseeable future. Matching multiple bands presents a fresh take on the traditional approach for stylish brides hoping to make a stunning statement with their wedding jewellery.

The perfect partners Eden and Ivy provide an easy yet elegant twist on the trend for layered rings. The Ivy pavé vine eternity band gracefully compliments Eden - a stunning solitaire with a unique twist of 28 conflict-free diamonds intertwining either side of its moissanite centre stone - for an understated yet divine appearance.

The yellow gold trend extremely popular in the 1960-80’s has been revived for 2019 with the likes of Meghan Markle proving the beauty of this warm metal with her exquisite engagement ring.

Yellow Gold

The yellow gold trend extremely popular in the 1960-80’s has been revived for 2019 with the likes of Meghan Markle proving the beauty of this warm metal with her exquisite engagement ring. Add softness, romance and a splash of old school glamour with this vintage inspired metal. Complementary of most settings, cuts and colours of stones, this classic and chic trend is not to be ignored this year.  

The sensational Isabella appears even more striking when showcased on a yellow gold band. The contrast of the oval centre stone against the yellow gold provides a vintage and romantic feel to the Isabella ring, making it one of the most popular choices for yellow gold rings amongst our customers.

Trilogy Rings

The incredibly influential Duchess of Sussex sparked another of 2019’s top engagement ring trends - three stone rings. Three stone rings feature a centre gemstone accentuated by two smaller gemstones. An exceptionally romantic choice, the symbolism behind this ring represents a couples past, present and future. Take the opportunity for you and your partner to reflect upon the the relationship you have shared and will continue to share for a story of significance behind your ring.

There is no better way to celebrate the past, present and future of your relationship than with the magnificent Lorella. Beautifully crafted in a 12 prong tapered mount and featuring 3 brilliant round Forever One moissanite stones in a choice of sizes, this ring is the ultimate symbol of everlasting love.

Elongated Cuts

This year sees the concept ‘less is more’ as a thing of a past with larger stones taking centre stage for an unmissable engagement ring. Elongated cuts, such as ovals and emeralds, create the illusion of a larger stone compared to its equivalent carats in square or round cuts. The lengthened stoned elongates the hand, creating an extremely flattering and attractive appearance to the hand.

Likened to Hailey Baldwin’s incredible oval engagement ring, the elegant and feminine Viola 4 prong solitaire features a stunning oval cut Charles & Colvard Forever One moissanite set to maximise capture of light to reflect the true brilliance and fire of the centre stone. The oval centre stone is perfectly complemented with a dazzingling pavé setting for an extra grace and sparkle.

Bespoke Designs

Creating a one of a kind ring, tailored especially to you or your partner’s personal desires, will never go out of fashion. Originality is key to mastering the trend and expressing your individual style to design a ring that you will treasure forever.

With our bespoke design service, take the opportunity to design a ring that expresses yours or your loved ones individuality. Our expert team will guide you through the design process from start to finish to help you create your dream engagement ring. Whether that involves pop of colour, a change in setting/positioning or a subtle unique detail, almost anything is possible.

Interested in any of 2019’s trends? Here at Lily Arkwright we’re always on hand to help, please feel free to drop us a line with any queries on 0161 537 6773, alternatively you can email our support team at hello@lilyarkwright.com.


E Sumner published February 08, 2019


S Thomas published November 15, 2017