Getting engaged is a pivotal moment in every girl's life – not only do you get the dream man, it also comes with a pretty impressive piece of jewellery. Talk about icing on the (wedding) cake! Now the big question is: what kind of bling do you want on your ring finger? To get you clued in on the latest styles, here are five beautiful engagement ring and wedding band trends for 2016. The only thing left to do is to say 'yes'.
When it comes to engagement rings and wedding bands, traditional yellow gold never goes out of style. But these days, brides-to-be are opting for the decidedly more feminine rose gold. Elegant and understated with a hint of romance, rose gold flatters all skin tones – making it a jewellery trend you'll definitely be seeing a lot more of in 2016 (and beyond).
Diamonds will always hold a special place in our hearts (they are, after all, a girl's best friend). But 2016 is a time to get creative – especially if you're a non-traditional bride – with the rainbow of standout gemstones such as amethyst, topaz, onyx, tourmaline or moonstone that are just as dazzling as any diamond.
Halo settings have been slowly gaining popularity among brides-to-be and it's easy to see why: not only do they add serious sparkle to your engagement ring, they're pretty spectacular to boot. Win-win.
Can't decide between yellow, white or rose gold? Why choose one when you can have them all in a one-of-a-kind mixed-metal ring? With endless options to choose from, they're the epitome of versatility. And just like you and your hubby-to-be, these multi-metal styles are a match made in heaven.
Petite & pretty
Proving that bigger isn't always better, 2016 is going to be the year of the petite engagement ring. Perfect for low-key ladies on a tight budget, these dainty pieces will look totally charming on any bride-to-be; size be damned.