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The thing about creating a custom engagement ring is that you don’t really need to worry about trends. When you design your own, you can go for whatever look or style you love without the smallest bit of influence from other people. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t use the latest fashions to inspire you.  And as we move into 2021, there are some pretty distinct design aesthetics just waiting for you to adapt them to your tastes.

So, let’s have a look at the styles that are wooing brides-to-be right now.

Custom Engagement Ring Trends for 2021

Solitaire engagement ring

You can’t knock a classic. And there’s no denying that there has been a significant upsurge in brides – and proposers – opting for the simple beauty of the solitaire engagement ring. But as with all bespoke designs, they often come with a twist. The couple who commissioned the stunning ring pictured above made the solitaire ring their own, augmenting the simple platinum band with a unique bezel set stone. The rose cut salt and pepper diamond is peerlessly beautiful, while the pear shape gives it character.

Halo engagement ring


Just about as different from the solitaire as it’s possible for a ring to be, the halo is as loud, proud and popular as ever. With a large centre stone embraced by a band of smaller stones, these rings have so much potential to shine. But they also present a great opportunity to make something completely original. Marry diamonds with diamonds. Or mix and match your stones. Go big and bold, or delicate and petite. Whatever your preference, with bespoke ring design you can easily achieve it.

Trilogy rings


Trilogy engagement rings have appealed for decades. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can probably be thanked for its current surge in popularity. With the three stones representing past, present and future, the trilogy engagement ring whispers of romance. And it holds oodles of design potential.

Custom engagement rings with coloured stones

Everyone loves the classic white round brilliant diamond. But they’re really expensive compared with every other stone. And actually, if you want to add a unique character to your design, colour is worth considering. That’s why an increasing number of couples are turning to different stones for their engagement rings. Coloured diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires are really popular. But you can also create something stunning with the less expensive stones, such as amethyst and morganite. With the right design, any stone can shine.

With a custom engagement ring, almost any design is possible. Looking at the trends can be really helpful. As much to show you what you don’t want as what you do. But when it comes down to it, your design is your own. So, take some time, think about what you’d really love. Then book a Durham Rose design consultation and we’ll help make your design dreams a reality.