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What is the most popular engagement ring shape for 2022?

When it comes to engagement rings, there are so many different shapes and styles to choose from. At the same time, fashion is constantly evolving, so what was considered a popular shape several years ago may not be the perfect fit for a modern-day suitor.

Whether you're eager to keep tabs on the latest trends or you're planning on getting engaged in the near future, be sure to keep this article in mind as we take a closer look at the most popular engagement ring shape for 2022. 

First and foremost, what should I consider when purchasing a diamond ring?

The first thing you need to do is understand the "4 Cs." The "Four Cs" of diamonds stand for Carat, Cut, Clarity and Colour. We talk a lot about each of these throughout our online magazine, but here's a quick rundown of each:

Carat: The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. One carat is equal to 0.2 grams. When it comes to diamonds, size does matter! The larger the carat weight, the more expensive the diamond will be.

Colour: The colour of a diamond is graded on a scale from D (no hue) to Z (a yellow-hued diamond). The whiter the diamond, the more expensive it will be. 

Clarity: Clarity refers to the number and size of blemishes or inclusions on the surface of a diamond. The fewer blemishes or inclusions, the higher the clarity grade and the more expensive the diamond will be.

Cut: The cut of a diamond is significant as it affects symmetry, brightness, fire and how sparkly the rock appears. 


Influential trendsetters and inspiration

While there are various engagement ring shapes and styles to choose from, you only need to scroll through fashion blogs, Instagram, glamour magazines or newspapers to get a feel for the top trends.

Celebrities have long been the pioneers and trendsetters for engagement rings, and in April 2022, two high-profile celebrity engagements set the tone for engagement ring trends. Ben Affleck proposed to Jennifer Lopez with an 8.5-carat green princess diamond, flanked by two elongated baguette diamonds, bookended by a matching pair of trapezoid diamonds set on a platinum band.


Shortly followed by Sofia Richie and her boyfriend, Elliot Grainge, the model officially shared the news with fans on Instagram, showcasing a 4-5 carat emerald cut diamond set on a classic, timeless delicate yellow gold band


In June 2022, Little Mix star Perrie Edwards and her partner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain announced their engagement. Alex proposed to his pop star girlfriend Perrie Edwards at sunset during a romantic getaway, getting down on one knee to present her with an oval diamond engagement ring on an elegant gold band


Toi et Moi rings have become one of the most popular engagement ring designs this year. These engagement rings have two gemstones on one band, representing a pair coming together to form a future married couple. This engagement ring style is worn by celebrities such as Megan Fox, Emily Ratajkowski, and Ariana Grande.

Diamond Rocks recently made a bespoke Pear Shape Diamond & Yellow Sapphire Platinum Two Stone Toi et Moi Ring for Liz McClarnon, beautifully designed by her fiancé. 

It's clear that celebrity proposals can make waves in the world of jewellery, sparking short-lived trends and those that are here to stay. Even if we go back a decade, nobody would have thought big colourful stones would be coming back into the spotlight! We're now seeing chunkier bands to complement lustrous rocks, so there's undoubtedly more call for unique and unconventional engagement rings.


What is the most popular engagement ring shape for 2022? 

While there are many unique and beautiful engagement ring shapes and styles to choose from, the oval diamond remains the most popular engagement ring shape for 2022. With over 25% of customers asking about them, thanks to the likes of Kourtney Kardashian and Hayley Bieber, you're assured of high brilliance and sparkle.

Oval diamonds are often considered the perfect compromise between a round and marquise diamond, bringing 'the best of both worlds'. They are slightly elongated, which gives them a unique look, but they are still versatile enough to pair with any type of band. This classic and timeless shape will surely be a hit for couples looking for an engagement ring that will stand the test of time.

Other rings that are on trend this year include pear and emerald-cut diamonds. Pear-shaped diamonds are a beautiful and unique choice for an engagement ring. They have a feminine look that is perfect for those who want something a little different. Their teardrop shape is both elegant and eye-catching. Pear cuts also appear larger than conventional diamonds because of their elongated form.

Emerald cut diamonds are a popular choice for those who want something unique and stylish. They have a vintage look that is perfect for anyone who wants a diamond ring that is truly one-of-a-kind. Emerald-cut diamonds also look larger than other shapes because of their long, rectangular shape.

If you are planning to pop the question and wish to emulate the extravagant celebrity style but don't quite have the several-mill budget to hand, don't worry. Here at Diamond Rocks, we offer a variety of beautiful engagement rings in a medley of shapes, sizes, and styles to suit every taste and budget that is sure to dazzle on your big day.

What's more, we have a dedicated section on our website enabling you to design your own engagement ring. So, if you have a specific style or design in mind that you can't find anywhere else or would like something unique, our team of experts will be on hand to help you create the perfect ring for you and your partner.

Talk to a diamond expert today to find the perfect diamond for you

Diamond Rocks is located in London's ancient Hatton Garden, the heart of the British jewellery industry. Our mission is to offer our clients high-quality jewellery at reasonable costs by providing excellent customer service.

If you'd like to learn more about our diamond engagement rings, want to explore our styles, or want to speak with a team member, please call us on 0800 977 4855 or use our Live Chat feature at the bottom of this page.

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