Just in time for Valentine’s Day: the top 4 engagement ring trends to look out for this year


This post is brought to you in partnership with Perry’s Fine, Antique & Estate Jewelry. All opinions are our own. 

Love is in the air! You know what that means: spring will soon be filled with couples in the Queen City sporting “I said yes” finger flashers.

So, what engagement ring trends are you guaranteed to see at your local brewery, taco spot or other gathering places this year? We wanted to be in the know, so we turned to the experts from Perry’s Fine, Antique & Estate Jewelry to get the lowdown on the top four hottest engagement ring trends for 2018.

Perry’s, located across the street from the SouthPark Mall, has been in business for 40 years. With 10 Graduate Gemologists and the largest selection of antique and estate jewelry in the Southeast, we figured they were the perfect people to ask about what engagement ring trends we can expect to see all around the Queen City this year. Here’s what they had to say.

Antique and vintage styles

Classics are classics for good reason. If you want to ensure your fiancée won’t be wearing the same ring as anyone else in the room, check out Perry’s huge selection of antique and vintage style engagement rings. These rings are as popular as they are unique. Perry’s says you should be on the lookout for lots of Art Deco and Edwardian designs.

Variety of stones

Diamonds are forever, but today’s spouse-to-be has lots of choices in both stone and setting options. In addition to choosing gemstones as an alternative to a diamond centerpiece, both marquise and pear-shaped center stones are hot right now. You can thank Kate Middleton, Princess Euginie and Gwyneth Paltrow for showing off these stunning styles and opening the door to more creativity in engagement rings.

Stacked up

Why stop at just one band when you could stack until your heart is content? Charlotte couples will no doubt dive into this fun trend by creating their own meaningful style with stacking bands and combining colors and textures. We love love, but we really love stacking bands!

Custom heirlooms

While the idea of receiving “Grandma’s engagement ring” from your fiancé-to-be sounds incredibly romantic, the setting on that old-school ring may not be exactly what you’re looking for. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still use the diamonds! Perry’s can create custom heirloom pieces using an heirloom diamond, perhaps inherited from a Grandma or Great Aunt, and incorporating it into a newly crafted custom setting better suited to your taste.

What you get at Perry’s

If you want to see these hot styles up close and in person, head to Perry’s. Besides finding the perfect piece of jewelry, you can also sell, consign, trade or have your jewelry appraised.

They also repair jewelry or can custom design something just for you (no love interest required). They offer a relaxed, low pressure atmosphere you are going to appreciate and a knowledgeable staff who are there to help.

Take advantage of this Valentine’s Day deal

You know you are special, and Perry’s thinks so, too. That’s why purchases over $499 on Valentine’s Day mean you go home with a long-stemmed rose and a box of chocolates from the Secret Chocolatier.

Purchases of $999 or more on Valentine’s Day mean you can also bring home long stemmed rose, a box of chocolates from the Secret Chocolatier AND enjoy a dinner for two at Del Frisco’s (using a $100 gift certificate). Best Valentine’s Day gift ever!

Make this the best February 14 of their lives. Stop at Perry’s today and make your loved one’s engagement dreams come true.

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