As we all know buying an engagement ring is a big buy and a huge decision when it comes to style. So in today’s post we’re going to share with you some of the most popular engagement ring styles of 2013. Firstly the Duchess effect is still in full flow with Sapphires being the most popular gem stones after diamonds set in engagement ring settings. Women want unique ring styles with other precious and semi-precious stones set alongside diamonds. Gems like Rubies and yellow diamonds have become popular. There’s also been a surge in the demand for halo style diamond rings where the centre stone is surrounded by a border of small round brilliant cut diamonds. Brides to be want rings that showcase their unique style and personality, shying away from traditional engagement ring styles. Art-deco and vintage inspired rings are popular at the moment – mainly due to the hit show Downton Abbey. Rings with detailed engraved patterns are the most popular when it comes to the vintage look. Different diamond shapes like cushion cut, radiant cut, emerald cut and pear-shaped diamonds have become popular and an alternative to the traditional round brilliant cut and princess cut diamonds. We have also seen an increase in brides to be rocking different metals to the normal platinum and white gold – rose gold and yellow gold are now popular.