Happy National Proposal Day! It’s the first day of Spring, the weather is getting nicer, people are feeling better, and what a PERFECT time of year to pop the big question. If you need a little bit of assistance on what kind of engagement ring is the best fit for your lovely lady OR if you need some ideas or a good article as a hint to send to your partner, this is a good read for you. Let’s take a look at a few of the most in-demand engagement ring styles of 2019.

Lab Diamonds

While many believe that there is simply no substitute for a natural mined diamond, lab grown diamonds are less expensive, environmentally friendly, and ethically sourced. These diamonds contain actual carbon atoms and display the same physical, chemical, and optical characteristics as natural diamonds. Lab-created diamonds are graded and certified using the same process as mined diamonds. So, for some, it’s a no brainer to choose a 21st century lab-grown diamond; however, a handful of jewelers are having a hard time including these diamonds in their inventory list simply because the diamond mining business built it’s community and some country’s economies on their everlasting rarity, beauty, and resilience of nature’s hardest and most brilliant gem. To the regular eye, most can’t tell the difference between a natural, mined diamond and a lad diamond. I mean, look at the examples above, they’re beautiful! If you’re looking for that captivating bling without breaking the bank and like the idea of an eco-friendly purchase, this is a great option for you.

Fancy Shaped Diamonds

Fancy shaped diamonds consist of princess, emerald, cushion, radiant, heart, oval and pear shaped diamonds. The two that we’re going to focus on for the purpose of this article are the oval and pear shaped diamonds. While a round brilliant cut diamond will never go out of style, the pear and oval shapes are a bit more distinctive, so they capture everyone’s eye. In addition, since they’re longer than a round cut diamond, they tend to elongate the finger and give a slimming effect on the wearer’s hand. So, whether you chose a solitaire diamond, a halo, or a directional ring (where there are sparkly diamonds that decorate the North, South, East, and West of the primary diamond), these fancy shaped diamonds are flattering and hold timeless beauty.

Three-stone Setting

Last but not least, a style still sought after and trending this year is the three-stone engagement ring. If you desire a deeper meaning to your ring, this is the perfect option. Whether you view the diamonds as symbolizing the past, present, and future or representing friendship, love, and fidelity, this style of ring will be sure to touch her heart. Jewelers are getting creative with how they’re designing the setting of each ring to include different shaped diamonds on each side of the center diamond, which creates a beautiful asymmetrical look. On some rings, you’ll even notice they use size to create a unique/different appearance to the ring.

So, whether you go with a silver, gold, or rose gold band any of these three styles are in trend and will be sure to not only capture your loved one’s heart, but also the eye of everyone she shows it off to.