Birthstone Engagement Rings Are 2019’s Breakout Wedding Trend

We’ve been all over coloured engagement rings for a while now, so we were super happy to hear that Etsy has named birthstone engagement rings as one of their breakout wedding trends of 2019.

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: 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.

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.