At this point, we might as well divide up the year into wedding season and engagement season. I’m either fielding spring and summer wedding invites or scrolling through Facebook to see yet another one of my high school friends get engaged between Thanksgiving and Christmas. For some, that might spark a healthy dose of envy, but for me, I revel in the announcements for one reason only: to see what kind of engagement ring they’re wearing.
Fascinated with engagement rings, I decided to reach out to a diamond expert to get her take on the four trends that will never go out of style. I tapped Jenna Housby, Aether‘s chief design officer. If you’re not familiar with the brand, it has a fascinating backstory. Aether is the creator of the world’s first diamonds made from atmospheric carbon, “using carbon sequestration technology to pull CO2 directly from the air and transform it into diamonds (unlike other lab-grown diamonds, which utilize fossil fuels),” the brand explained in a press release. “This results in a positive impact on the environment, leaving the planet more brilliant than before. Each carat of diamond sold by Aether offsets customers’ carbon footprints for over one year.” Scroll down to see Housby’s expert opinion on the engagement ring trends you can’t go wrong with.