Hot Engagement Ring Trends Of 2015

Getting the ring is always exciting, but it can be even more fun to look and see your options—after all, wedding rings come in as many shapes and sizes as the people who wear them. Nothing is more disappointing than finding out that ring you've had your eye on has become last year's news, however. If you're looking to stay current with your wedding bling, then here are some trends for 2015 you need to know about.

Embrace your inner flower child

Everything old is new again, and that includes the nature-inspired designs of the 1960s. Floral designs, especially those featuring vines, roses, and leaves, are big this year, and perfect if you're planning to say "I do" under nature's beautiful canopy. 

A cluster of sparkle

What could be better than a diamond? According to this year's trends, the answer is simple: a bunch of diamonds. Diamond clusters—which are lots of little diamonds arranged in a circle—have more sparkle per square inch than a whole diamond, and can be much cheaper than a large gem to boot.

Angelic halos

A bride may look like an angel in her white dress, and having a halo ring can definitely enhance that effect. Halos have been in style for the last few years, and they're not showing any signs of fading away. If you're looking for a trendy ring with a bright future, look no further than a halo ring—the halo emphasizes the center gem while adding a little extra sparkle.

Blushing bands

Gold, silver, and platinum have traditionally been the most popular metals (and colors) for wedding bands, but this year a warmer hue is in the limelight: rose gold. This pinkish-gold color is complementary to nearly all skin tones, so it's easy to see why it's at the height of engagement ring fashion. As an added bonus, rose gold bands offer a striking contrast to the shining white color of a diamond.

Landscape gems

Tall ovals dominated the early 2010s, but a more distinctive shape is looming on the fashion horizon. East-west rings (where the long gem sits on its side, rather than straight up and down) are in right now -- possibly because the wider setting makes the gem look larger than it actually is, a key quality as the economy continues to slump. Pair this setting with a colored gem—such as a sapphire or ruby—for a stunning diamond ring that will turn heads everywhere you go.