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Put a ring on it! Top engagement ring styles for 2021

On the hunt for the perfect engagement ring? Here are the big trends in rings for 2021 to inspire and delight.

Not even a global pandemic can stop love. It may slow down the engagement celebrations and big wedding plans for the moment. But it doesn’t stop us shopping for the ring. It’s important to choose a ring that you know you’ll both love forever – and to get you started here’s some inspiration from brilliant Surrey jewellery designers based on this year’s biggest trends.

And for more top tips on how to narrow down the selection check out our feature on How to buy *the* ring.

SIMPLE SOLITAIRE

Timeless, classic and elegant, the simple solitaire diamond ring will never go out of style. The single diamond is the star of this show, sparkling beautifully regardless of its shape.

Champagne flute diamond ring

This round brilliant cut diamond engagement ring by Simon Pure is an all time classic – a round brilliant cut diamond set in a contemporary four claw setting.

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Gold Asscher Diamond Solitaire Ring

The Asscher cut is a unique shape – square cut, but with more cut corners, which means it lets in more light. This ring from Joulberry has echoes of the Art Deco era, without fully committing.

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SOMETHING BLUE

Coloured stones are back in a big way, but it’s the blue stones that are set to be the biggest hit in 2021. The trend is perhaps inspired by Princess Diana’s iconic sapphire and diamond engagement ring, which is now on the finger of Kate Middleton. Although this year the trend will cover all things blue – from aqua gemstones to rich royal blue ones. Blue stones are said to symbolise peace and tranquility.

Supernova sapphire ring

This 9ct white gold sapphire ring comes in a four-claw setting. It’s a simple and stylish alternative to the solitaire diamond.

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Aquamarine oval and diamond pure ring

This three-stone ring will certainly stand out – and ticks off the ‘something blue’ required for the traditional wedding day. An oval aquamarine sits neatly between two pear-drop diamonds. Simply stunning.

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VINTAGE

Old fashioned setting and stones have seen a revival of late – with Art Deco and Victorian styles particularly on-trend.

Vogue Gold Venetia Diamond Ring

Perhaps it’s because we’re entering another another decade of the 20s – albeit a century after the Roaring Twenties – but we’re loving this 18ct gold Art Deco style diamond ring from Joulberry. It’s delicate, ornate and stylish in an understated way.

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Heart cluster tanzanite ring

Simon Pure’s take on the traditional cluster setting is all about the sparkle. The central tanzanite stone is surrounded by a pavé set of 18 brilliant cut diamonds.

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CLASSIC WITH A TWIST

Traditional styles will never go out of date. But this year sees a move towards classic styles, redefined with a modern edge.

Rose Gold Trio Diamond Ring

Why have one diamond, when you can have three? We love the subtlety of the three diamonds set within the rose gold.

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Lovelock ring

A unique take on the solitaire diamond – Simon Pure’s Lovelock ring encases one brilliant cut diamond in a double helix with a two rows of diamonds set into the band. Very pretty indeed.

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NON-TRADITIONAL

The non-traditional bride will require a non-traditional engagement ring – and there are plenty of gorgeous options.

Gold eclipse ring

A beautiful statement ring by the designers at Joulberry. It features 60 baguettes cut diamonds set in 9 carat gold.

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Twilight dawn ring

There’s no denying this ring has wow factor. It’s set with a selection of round brilliant and princess cut diamonds set into a triple band of either platinum or 18 carat white, rose or yellow gold.

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Simon Pure have been designing jewellery since 1986. There are showrooms in Cranleigh and Guildford. simonpure.co.uk

Joulberry is a jewellery boutique in Hampton Court Village creating beautiful bespoke jewellery. joulberry.com

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