It's no secret that engagement ring trends ebb and flow over time. As your go-to source for all things wedding jewelry, we constantly have our finger on the pulse of what's new in the jewelry industry. But, when it comes to defining the biggest trends of the moment, nothing is quite as revealing as what real couples wear every day. Enter, The Knot 2021 Jewelry & Engagement Study.
To get a better understanding of the most popular engagement ring styles right now, we conducted a survey of over 5,000 respondents who got engaged from January through November 2021—and the results are telling. So, are you curious to know the most popular engagement ring styles right now, according to real data? Read on to find out… and to see how your sparkler matches up.
According to The Knot 2021 Jewelry & Engagement Study, the most popular engagement ring shape is a round-cut center stone. They found that 41% of respondents have this style, and it's not a new trend—rounds have been the most popular engagement ring shape for quite some time.
Diamonds aren't the only gemstone of choice, though. Ten percent of respondents said their engagement ring features another precious stone beyond diamonds. Sapphire is one of the most popular choices for gemstone engagement ring. Many of our customers are interested in showing off more of their personality in their engagement ring. People are less concerned about fitting into the 'mold' and more focused on a unique piece that speaks to them and to their love.