Along with statement sleeves, sustainable tableware and unconventional seating plans, the e-commerce site has declared birthstone engagement rings as the perfect way for brides to to express their individuality.
‘One emerging trend in non-diamond engagement rings is incorporating birthstones,’ Etsy’s trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson explained. ‘On Etsy, we’ve seen 34K searches for ‘birthstone engagement rings’ in the last three months, and I predict the trend will continue to grow.’
Birthstones are gemstones associated with a month of the year, they correspond as follows:
- January Birthstone: Garnet
- February Birthstone: Amethyst
- March Birthstone: Aquamarine
- April Birthstone: Diamond
- May Birthstone: Emerald
- June Birthstone: Pearl or Alexandrite
- July Birthstone: Ruby
- August Birthstone: Peridot
- September Birthstone: Sapphire
- October Birthstone: Tourmaline or Opal
- November Birthstone: Topaz or Citrine
- December Birthstone: Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise
‘2019 is going to be all about putting a twist on traditional styles,’ Johnson continued. ‘For generations, the diamond has been the ultimate stone for proposing, but today’s bride isn’t tied to the norm — she wants to express her personal style and choose a ring that reflects her personality — which is why in the new year, other gemstones will become go-to staples for engagement rings.’
We agree, and here are our favourite birthstone rings to buy now:
Top left, clockwise: gold diamond ring (approx. S$540) from Persée; 18-karat rose and white gold prasiolite and diamond ring (approx. S$7,580) from Pomellato; 14-karat gold, pearl, and diamond ring (approx. S$3,860) from Mizuki; 18-karat gold emerald ring (approx. S$2,340) from Suzanne Kalan.
Top left, clockwise: 18-karat gold sapphire ring (approx. S$2,540) from Aurélie Bidermann; gold, sapphire, and pearl ring (approx. S$300) from Sarah & Sebastian; 18-karat rose gold multi-stone ring (approx. S$18,900) from De Grisogono; 14-karat gold multi-stone ring (approx. S$2,890) from Pernille Lauridsen.
This story first appeared on elle.com/uk.