Engagement Ring Trends for 2024

Congratulations! You have found the love of your life who you wish to spend the rest of your life with. The time has come to choose the ring, but where to start?!

Choosing an engagement ring that will never go out of style can be a daunting task but the most important thing is to choose a ring that you love and that reflects your style and taste.

With that in mind, we have compiled a guide that may help you make a timeless choice regardless of the current trends.

1: Opt for a classic design:

If you are concerned that the style you choose will go out of style. Classic designs like solitaire, three-stone, and cluster rings have been popular for generations and are unlikely to go out of fashion. Most engagement rings have these three styles at the heart of their design and picking your favourite style is the first step of choosing your perfect ring.

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 diamond loupe

2: Choose a high-quality diamond:

Regardless of the aesthetic of your chosen ring, a high-quality diamond with excellent cut, clarity, and colour will always look beautiful and timeless.

We pride ourselves on being diamond experts and transparent with our diamonds. Each of our engagement ring diamonds is certificated independently by leading laboratories and we proudly share the details. When buying a diamond, you need to know exactly what you are buying and we will happily sit down with you with a loupe and discuss the differences between grades so that you can make an informed choice.

Learn more about diamonds in our buying guide. 

3: Choose a metal that suits your skin tone:

Platinum and white gold are popular choices for engagement rings, but yellow gold and rose gold are also popular. Different skin tones suit different metals so consider the metal you wear the most and that fits your style. If your ring suits you, it will never go out of style.

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Once you have these three steps in your head, next, let's look at the 4 trends that are influencing 2024 engagement rings.

1: Incorporating heirloom and family stones:

If you are looking for the most meaningful engagement ring, choosing to rework an heirloom piece into your new forever ring is a popular choice. Designing your ring around a sentimental stone allows the opportunity for customisation and personalisation. A truly thoughtful forever ring.

If you are interested in designing your own ring, take a look at our jewellery room page and book an appointment to discuss your ideas. 

 Heirloom ring

 Marquise ring

2: Daintier style rings:

Daintier style rings with elongated marquise, pear and oval centre diamonds are very popular right now. Round brilliant cut diamonds are still the fan favourite but the sleek elongated style of diamonds like the oval and marquise are way up there in popularity. These can be set as solitaires, clusters or three stones for a twist on the classic.  Look out for tiny pave settings and diamond barely there halos for the elegant finish.

Take a look at our oval diamond engagement rings.

3: Yellow gold:

Yellow gold is still making a comeback as a popular choice for ring settings as well as in all areas of jewellery and watches. A classic which you will undoubtedly see in your family rings from previous generations. Whether you choose an all-gold setting or a mixed metal design, the warm yellow is a beautiful addition to any diamond ring.

Take a look at our yellow gold engagement rings. 

Yellow gold engagement ring

 Blue Sapphire Ring


4: Individuality and uniqueness:

Engagement ring trends are leaning towards individuality and uniqueness, with a touch of classic elegance. We talk about diamonds in engagement rings, but you are not constrained to any gemstone in your forever rings or even a classic style of ring. Alternative rings are so popular right now and not everyone wants the classic engagement ring look. Go wild! This ring is one that you are going to wear forever! It is important to consider the suitability of the stone for everyday wear for example, some gemstones are too soft or fragile for daily wear, but otherwise, the world is your oyster!

Take a look at our coloured gemstone rings.


We have three welcoming showrooms, each with a vast collection of engagement rings to choose from. Our website also shows the pieces currently in stock with images and detailed descriptions of the ring mount, style and diamonds. 

Where is the best place to buy engagement rings in Northampton and Banbury?

If you are looking for engagement rings in Northampton or Banbury we have 100s to choose from, all in stock ready to purchase or reserve for a closer look. We believe that we provide the best choice, quality and value as well as unmatched expertise and service. 

How much should I spend on an engagement ring?

There are many rules and expectations that society often pushes when talking about the amount spent on an engagement ring. The "three months' salary" rule, is a popular guide but is just a number that was plucked out of the air with no basis. The amount you spend is completely up to you. There is no rule. You spend what you can afford and want to pay. The ring is a symbol of your love, not a scale model. A ring that costs more does not mean that you love more. Don't feel pressured into spending more than you are comfortable with. We stock diamond rings from £950 up to any number you can dream of. We can cater for all budgets and are more than happy to do so. 

Engagement Ring Research

You would always research before you bought a new car for example, and buying an engagement ring should be no different. When you step into our showrooms, we are happy to sit down with you and explain what you are purchasing when you are looking at diamonds. We will happily talk you through the "4 Cs", the certificates, the different styles, cuts and weights in detail. We believe that showing you the differences hands-on with a loupe is the best way to make sure that you are making an informed purchase. We will not pressure you into a sale, in fact, we will encourage you to shop around with your new knowledge, confident that you will not find better value anywhere on the high street. We are totally transparent with our diamonds, clearly and proudly stating the quality of each certificated diamond, allowing you to compare diamonds and confidently pick the one for you. 

At Michael Jones Jeweller, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service. Our friendly team can offer help and impartial advice on all our products across our stores in Northampton and Banbury. We stock a wide variety of jewellery and watches; you can browse our full collection via our product pages. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss any products we offer, you can visit any one of our stores, get in touch with us by calling 01604 632 548, or fill out our online contact form.