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6 Engagement Ring Trends to Know for 2024

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Unlike fashion jewelry, which is subject to a rapid trend cycle similar to that of ready-to-wear, engagement rings sing to a different tune. Their trend cycle is slower, and typically more subtle, as engagement rings mustn’t stray too far from the fine line between modern and timeless.

That said, there is plenty of range within the category, and as time goes by, certain stones, shapes and aesthetics come in and out of favor. From vintage-inspired bands to discreetly luxurious cuts, there’s no better time to get acquainted with the top engagement ring trends set to define this year. Valentine’s Day is just weeks away, after all.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring, look no further — we’ve found the top must-shop ring styles of 2024.


Blue Nile Heirloom Petite Milgrain Engagement Ring In 14k White Gold, $540, available here

With vintage fashion growing increasingly popular, it was only a matter of time before that trickled down to the wedding market. A unique juxtaposition of old-meets-new, vintage-inspired engagement rings often take the form of textured bands surrounding traditional stone cuts.

Lab-Grown Diamonds

Blue Nile Petite Twist Diamond Engagement Ring In Platinum, $1,360, available here

Lab-grown diamonds have steadily gained popularity for a while now. According to a 2018 study, 70% of millennials said they would consider buying a lab-grown diamond, and that trend is continuing in 2024. Known for their economical price points and ethical sourcing, quality lab-grown diamonds are essentially identical to natural mined ones, not compromising on cut or shine. 

Classically Subtle

Blue Nile Classic Six-Prong Solitaire Engagement Ring In 18k White Gold, $710, available here

Associated with “quiet luxury,” classically subtle rings are having a moment. A ring style you’d expect to see on the likes of Sofia Richie Grainge, it’s all about timelessness. Perfect for brides-to-be who prefer simpler designs, Blue Nile has plenty of elegantly subdued options that have a brilliant shine.


Blue Nile Two Stone Engagement Ring With Oval Sapphire In 14k White Gold, $11,550, available here

Gone are the days of exclusively single-stone engagement rings; the new motto is, “the more stones the better.” Take, for example, Blue Nile’s two-stoned ring style featuring an oval sapphire. The innovative design adds a unique flair and eye-catching contrast to its understated counterparts. 

Pear Shaped

Blue Nile Classic Pear Shaped Sapphire Engagement Ring In Platinum, $1,580, available here

Sorry Carrie Bradshaw, but pear-shaped cuts are the new “It” ring style for the modern bride. While not a new trend, the silhouette has gained momentum over the years, now reaching new levels of popularity in 2024. Teardrop rings add an air of character that is adaptable to any style, from minimalists to unconventional ring-wearers. 

Bold Bands

Blue Nile Three Row Sapphire And Diamond Engagement Ring In 14k White Gold, $2,210, available here

No matter the stone’s cut, a statement-making band gives any engagement ring an instant dose of contemporary edge. The race to secure the most outside-the-box ring style (dare we call it, loud luxury?) gets more intense each year. In 2024, couples are ditching tradition and leaning towards chunkier, bolder bands. Jewelers like Blue Nile are adding a maximalist element to the trend, embellishing bold bands with rows of multi-colored gems.

More Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gift Ideas

Looking for something a little less committal than an engagement ring? Don’t stop scrolling — below, we’ve compiled the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift ideas (that aren’t chocolates and roses). Shop up to 50% off Valentine’s Day Gifts with free overnight shipping to ensure your gift arrives in time for Valentine’s Day.

Blue Nile Petite Diamond Heart Huggie Hoop Earrings in 14k Yellow Gold, $690 $483, available here

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