Similar to the fashion cycle, trends come and go for jewelry too, specifically engagement rings. From pavé diamond bands, to solitaire halo bands, sculptural shapes, and vintage inspired, natural diamond engagement rings are always changing. Although natural diamond jewelry is timeless, for 2023, we can expect to see more gypsy sets, mixed metals, unique diamond cuts, and intricate clusters. Here are 5 engagement ring designers to have on your radar in 2023:
Ashley Zhang’s jewelry are modern heirlooms. Offering unique customizations, her traditional engagement rings have a special twist to them, making sure it matches the personality of the relationship as well as the ring owner.
ELLE.com’s Beauty and Commerce Writer, Tatjana Freund, got engaged this past fall with not one, but two incredible rings. “I initially found Ashley on Instagram because of her vintage jewelry collection,” Tatjana told OND. “I saw Ashley posted a stunning vintage emerald and diamond ring on Instagram and we immediately knew it was the one.”
Tatjana’s fiancé Willem is an architect and a designer, so he took matters into his own hands (without her knowing). “He got back in contact with Ashley and asked her to create an additional custom diamond ring that would fit around the contours of the vintage emerald ring he had already bought.” She added, “They went back and forth with the smallest details. I couldn’t be happier or more surprised with the final result!”
Tatjana said, “One of the reasons I love Ashley Zhang jewelry is that all the diamonds she uses for her custom or ready-to-buy pieces are made with recycled or antique natural diamonds.” She added, “And her kindness and skills. She is so accommodating and so knowledgeable.”
Brent Neale is a New York based jewelry designer known for her fun designs and her effortlessly cool gypsy set rings. She creates her gypsy set rings with a variety of traditional and unique diamond cuts like this asher cut diamond flanked trapezoid diamond sides. For the cool bride-to-be, Brent Neale’s natural diamond gypsy setting rings make for the ultimate bling. Looking for a bit more? Check out the rings with multiple diamonds.
For the daring bride, Mociun makes natural diamond rings that will certainly turn heads. Mociun creates unexpected engagement rings with one-of-a-kind brilliant diamonds in the most interesting shapes. Each ring is handmade in New York City and the rings are designed to elegantly show off the diamond. This double portrait cut ring is a dream.
Founded and designed by Elizabeth Krantz-Potts, The Moonstoned offers a variety of ethereal engagement rings, both vintage sourced and newly designed. If you are undecided, why not go for multiple shapes and diamonds? This 5 stone natural diamond ring features an emerald cut, an old mine cut, a round cut, a pear cut, and a trillion cut diamond.
Sophie Bille Brahe
If you are looking for an ultra chic, diamond ring or engagement band with multiple diamonds, look no further than Sophie Bille Brahe. These natural diamond rings were designed to be worn as everyday diamonds, but quickly rose in popularity for brides looking for a modern and unique style engagement ring. Inspired by the ocean, Sophie Bille Brahe has created diamond bands that resemble waves or movements of the sea.