Cover Bridal jeweller Angie Marei of Marei New York (Photography: Lia Mstislavskaya)

Bridal jeweller Angie Marei of Marei New York talks us through the five biggest engagement ring styles for 2022

1/ Uniquely shaped diamonds

Brilliant-cut diamonds will always be timeless, but pear- and princess-cut diamonds are also beautiful. There’s something very feminine and classy about these two exquisite shapes and, at Marei New York, we’re getting more requests for these two cuts, which makes me think they are coming back in a big way.

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2/ Interlocking sets

Brides are now shopping for matching engagement and wedding ring sets. It’s ultra-seductive when the engagement ring perfectly wraps around and interlocks with the wedding band, and we’re going to see different approaches to the typical stacked diamond-set bridal sets we’re so familiar with.

3/ Big and bold

I’m seeing a massive demand for out-of-the-ordinary, non-traditional engagement ring styles that come with a story. My clients are becoming more adventurous in their personal style and aren’t always interested in the more typical diamond-set engagement ring. Statement-making engagement rings that are spirit-lifting will be in demand for 2022.

4/ Coloured gemstones

These past 12 months, there’s been an increased interest in wellness and spirituality. People are learning about the divine healing properties, meanings and energies associated with stones, and there’s going to a resurgence of rare and powerful coloured gemstones like emeralds, sapphires, and rubies.

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5/ Personalised designs

Couples are looking for something that’s unique to them. My clients don’t want what everyone else has, they want something that showcases their individual personalities and style. There’s going to be a huge demand for bespoke jewellery over the coming months.

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