Engagement rings have long been a symbol of love and commitment between two people, and as any bride-to-be can tell you, the ring is one of the most important decisions you'll make as you start your life together.

Engagement rings have long been a symbol of love and commitment between two people, and as any bride-to-be can tell you, the ring is one of the most important decisions you'll make as you start your life together…

Choosing the right engagement ring is a big decision, and with so many styles to choose from at almost every price point, knowing which engagement ring styles are best can feel like a daunting task. From various band designs and types of metals to colored gemstones and different settings, the options in engagement rings are nearly endless.

And, when you find that perfect style, you'll want to make sure you purchase your engagement ring from a reputable jeweler, as well, such as Tiffany & Co., Danhov or Anna Sheffield.

Best Trends of 2018

Whether you're choosing your own engagement ring, or you're shopping for the right ring to pop the question with, there are very clear trends in engagement rings for 2018 that you should be aware of before you start shopping around. Keep reading to learn more about the most popular styles of 2018, so you can choose the perfect engagement ring.

Single-Solitaire Diamond Rings

While dozens of new styles of engagement rings have been introduced over the years, the single solitaire diamond ring still has a strong standing in the engagement ring market. Simple and classic, many women love the versatility of a single solitaire that can easily be paired with a variety of wedding band choices. Different band designs, diamond cuts and even color can all be used to make a simple solitaire ring as unique and beautiful as the bride to be, however, so you never need to worry that a solitaire ring will be too boring.

One of the major pros of buying a single solitaire is that a solitaire engagement ring will never be mistaken for just another ring in your collection, as most people will immediately recognize the solitaire as an engagement ring. For the solitaire ring shopper, Danhov is an excellent place to look, with dozens of unique settings and options for you to choose from.

Halo Rings - Beauty in Smaller Stones

One of the biggest up-and-coming trends in engagement rings for 2018 is the halo ring, which is a larger diamond or gemstone surrounded by a "halo" of smaller stones. Halo rings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from square or round to heart-shaped halos, so your engagement ring can easily fit the style of the bride-to-be. Halos also have the advantage of making the center stone look bigger, because of the smaller stones that surround it, making these rings a great option for people who can't necessarily afford a larger stone, but still want a lot of bling for their bucks. Band and stone options are also nearly limitless, with halo rings available with just about every type of stone you can imagine, from diamonds to onxy or ruby. Love the halo look? Try Tiffany & Co. for some truly stunning designs!

Colored Metal and Gemstone Accents

Another big trend in engagement rings for 2018 are rings that have a colored accent, through the use of various gemstones, metals or both. A ruby center stone surrounded by smaller diamonds, for example, can have a beautifully stunning effect and give the ring a more unique look. Opting for a colored accent ring can also help save money on the overall cost of the ring, since less-expensive stones like sapphire or emeralds can be used alongside diamonds. Want to stick to a diamond but still want a color accent? Opt for a band that's made from both white gold and rose gold for an absolutely beautiful, stylish look. If you love the unique look of colored accent rings, check out Anna Sheffield jewelry for some truly remarkable pieces.

In Closing...

No matter which style of engagement ring you choose, be sure to purchase your ring from a respected jeweler, so you know you're getting the best quality for your money. If you're shopping for your own engagement ring, try on several styles before deciding which you like best and the shop around for the best deal once you've pinpointed the style you love. If you're shopping for your bride-to-be, look at her current rings and other jewelry to get a sense of her personal style before selecting a ring. 

Still not sure which 2018 engagement ring trend you should consider? Take the quiz below to find out!