The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

Vicky K


At Malka Diamonds, we help our clients choose high-quality, expertly crafted engagement rings based on what makes them happy, not on the latest trend. That said, if someone isn’t sure what style they like, reviewing the latest engagement ring trends can be a great starting point.

We rounded up our team of diamond experts and took a dive into the latest styles, ring buying patterns, and industry predictions. Take a look at what we believe will be the most popular engagement ring trends of 2020 — here in Portland and beyond.

1. Colorful gemstones & diamonds

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

More and more brides opt for a pop of color in their ring and we couldn’t be more excited about this trend. Vibrant gemstones and diamonds are undeniably gorgeous and really elevate a ring style.

Although they’re becoming more popular, colorful engagement rings aren’t something you see every day. There’s something unique and special about this style and it will definitely turn heads!

If you like expressing your own personal style with color or want to take a more non-traditional approach to your ring, this trend might be perfect for you. Consider a deep green emerald,  peaceful sapphire gemstone, or a bright and bold yellow diamond.

2. Oval halo diamonds

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

Ovals are one of our favorite diamond shapes. This shape does a great job of highlighting its carat weight and flatter nearly every finger.

With many A-list celebrities sporting this lovely diamond shape (think Blake Lively and Hailey Beiber), oval diamonds have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. In 2020, we expect this popularity to continue. We’ll also see a surge in oval halo engagement rings. The intricate addition of a halo of diamonds surrounding the ring is really quite stunning.

3. Geometric-shaped rings

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

Geometric shape diamonds are a favorite ongoing ring trend here in Portland. We believe this trend will continue and only grow more popular in 2020 and beyond.

This engagement ring design features hexagonal diamonds, kite-cut stones, or bold angular settings. It’s the alternative bridal look we can’t get enough of.

4. Skinny bands

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

Say hello to the super-skinny engagement ring band. This engagement ring trend features a thin, 1.5mm band and is in high demand. Combine a skinny band with a single solitaire of your favorite shape. We like a classic round diamond cut. For something non-traditional, try a rose-cut or other geometric-shaped stone.

5. Stackable engagement ring

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

This fashion-forward style, also known as ring layering, is a trend we recommend for those who love jewelry and dressing up their fingers. 

These rings are generally minimalistic and are created for layering. Stacking engagement rings can be layered as high as you want, but 3-4 rings seem to be the magic number.

We wrote a whole article about staging rings last year — check it out for more information or stop by and see these trendy rings in person.

6. Salt and pepper rings

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

With a reputation for being the best place to buy a salt and pepper ring in Portland, we’re definitely biased towards this modern and unique style of ring. That doesn’t change the fact that this ring style is very trendy as we head into the new decade.

The name “salt and pepper” refers to diamonds with a mix of black and white inclusions, giving the stone a speckled look. Although this ring doesn’t sparkle as much as a traditional diamond, it offers a unique and charming look that many brides can’t get enough of.

For price-conscious couples, this engagement ring style offers a less expensive option than a highly sought after flawless white diamond. 

7. The classic solitaire

The 7 Biggest Engagement Ring Trends of 2020

A diamond solitaire has long been considered the archetypal engagement ring. Year after year, this style of ring remains a popular choice.

The beauty of this style of ring is its simplicity, which puts focus on the diamond. Quality and craftsmanship are essential to a solitaire engagement ring. 

Make sure you pay special attention to the cut, carat, color, and clarity. You should also work closely with a diamond expert to choose a setting that compliments the shape of your hand and finger.

Bonus: Looking back on past engagement ring trends 

Take a look at some of the most iconic engagement ring trends of the last few years!


J-Lo’s most recent engagement resulted in a 15-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring. Not surprisingly, emerald cut diamonds had a sudden surge in popularity shortly after (and are still popular today).


This year saw a surge in popularity in nature-inspired rings, handcrafted from recycled precious metals and set with conflict-free diamonds.


Rose gold was the “it” color in 2017 and, as expected, made its way into jewelry. The alluring pink hue offered a distinctive twist on a classic engagement ring.

Find your ring at Malka Diamonds

Shopping for an engagement ring is a unique and exciting process. No matter what the latest engagement ring trends dictate, always choose a style that you like best.

At Malka Diamonds, we carry a diverse and up-to-date collection of engagement rings to meet every style. We can also custom make a ring to perfectly fit your vision. Stop by our store to see our curated collection and learn more about the latest trends and classic styles. Walk-ins are always welcome!

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