Engagement Ring trends in 2016

In 2016, we saw many different trends in engagement rings. It seems like “Go big or go home”  and  non traditional stones stole the show.


But here’s the good news! The Knot says “You don’t have to shell out for a giant diamond or an over-the-top setting to have a ring that makes an impact. A smaller center stone set in a simple setting feels perfectly dainty and feminine.”




Another trend that we all fell in love with, was the always classic rose gold. You can’t deny that this beautiful metal has the perfect combination of class and elegance. We have seen this trend come and go, but it always makes a come back.



One of the best trends we’ve seen so far, is the two toned metal trend, like in this piece below. Available at Peter Norman jewelers in Brentwood, California.




With ring designs ever evolving, how do you know which one is the right one? Askmen.com says “There are some key considerations when picking jewelery for the lady in your life. Firstly, you need to decipher her preferred metal type. Look at the jewelery she currently wears — is it Rose Gold, Yellow Gold or White Gold?” If your future husband/wife is edgy and modern we suggest a ring like this Peter Norman design below with a large stone and square band.




With the year coming to an end, and Christmas eve being the most poplular proposal date, we recommend you think ahead to 2017 styles. Peter Norman predicts that rose gold, and unique cuts will be the front runners in the coming year.



The most important decision when picking the ring, is learning your partner’s style. Brides.com says “A halo setting is a pavé or micro-pavé circle around a center stone, making your diamond pop and look larger than life. In other words, it’s perfect for those glamorous gals looking for a little flash and shine. This kind of setting is made even more glam when complemented by a twisted pavé band and a rose gold metal for a contrast of color.”


This is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make (Your partner, not the ring) but keep in mind, the ring is also something that will be a part of your life forever, so make it count! CHEERS!