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06th Apr 2020

Gemologist predicts that one engagement ring is losing popularity – we’re not so sure

Cathy Donohue

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We’ll take this engagement ring prediction with a pinch of salt.

When it comes to jewellery, trends change all the time particularly with engagement rings which is why experts often advise choosing a timeless style that you’ll always love.

At the moment, there’s one ring losing demand, according to a gemologist.

This refers to the pavé halo style, a ring featuring a cluster of diamonds that’s been a major hit with people over the years.

Now before you get annoyed and rush to defend your engagement ring, remember this is just one expert and everyone has different taste.

This particular opinion comes courtesy of gemologist Olivia Landau, founder of The Clear Cut.

In conversation with Who What Wear, Olivia said that there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of people requesting this particular style of engagement ring.

Olivia points out that people loved the halo because the centre diamond allowed for that extra sparkle while the tiny pavé-set diamonds ‘make the diamond appear a carat or two larger than its actual size’.

The designer suggested that the fact so many people opted for this style is why it’s not as in demand because those who are newly-engaged want something a little different now.

The Halo. Invite all your diamond friends, and surround your diamond with more diamonds. Need I say more…? #diamondhalo #haloengagementring

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“As a result, we are seeing a shift to more unique diamond cuts and simpler ring designs”.

Again, this is just one person and what matters most about an engagement ring is that you love it, NOT what anyone else thinks.