These Are the Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles in Every U.S. Region
Did you know that your engagement ring preferences can be influenced by where you live? They can, which is why jewelry company Brilliant Earth recently reviewed its U.S. sales data to determine what’s trending from coast to coast. Here, the most popular ring styles in the northeast, south and more.
Northeast: Three-Stone Rings
Ring-seekers in the Northeast like to keep it classic, gravitating toward three-stone rings and solitaires. They also tend to opt for cushion cut diamonds more than other regions. Color-wise, Brilliant Earth found that Northeastern shoppers favor more traditional white metals (as opposed to trendy millennial pink rose gold).
Monique Lhuillier Three-Stone Trio Micropavé Diamond Ring
Rockher 3-Stone Ring
South: White Gold
Y’all. Apparently, our southern friends are more likely to purchase a ring with diamond accents set in white gold. Per Brilliant Earth, “Southerners tend to be more interested in a variety of fancy shaped diamonds and like to pair them with feminine, floral-inspired settings.” They’re also into halo styles, unsurprising considering their sparkly nature.
blue nile Rollover Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
brillianteers New Aurora in White Gold
Midwest: Vintage-Inspired Details
Intricate detailing and vintage-inspired styles are all the rage in the Midwest, where couples are also more apt to choose an 18K white gold setting.
lauren wolf cornelia ring
KWIAT ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
Pacific: Classic Settings
Lovebirds in Alaska and Hawaii share a love of classic styles. Brilliant Earth found that they’re also more likely to choose round diamonds set in classic white gold.
diamond nexus Tiffany-Style Solitaire Round Cut Engagement Ring
catbird ANNA THE SWAN ring
West: Platinum Solitaires
As it turns out, folks in the wild wild West prefer simple, understated styles. They’re also more likely to opt for platinum and to buy a larger diamond than other regions (those solitaire settings let the diamond take center stage).