When it comes to engagement rings, some people like to go against the grain and be as alternative as possible - and this latest trend definitely ticks all those boxes.
Microdermal piercings or surface piercings seem to be popping up on social media a lot lately, and it seems that people are getting them instead of engagement rings. It's bound to cause some discussion because it looks pretty painful - you've been warned.[ id="BcSgLR6nVCk"]
It also works on a logical level too, because you don't have to worry about taking it off and leaving it somewhere - but could you imagine getting it caught on something? Ouch.
Well, each to their own!
If you prefer something a little more traditional when it comes to engagement rings, Pinterest has kindly put together a list of all the trends we can expect to see in 2018.
Everyone, let us introduce you to moissanite - the big trend for this year.
Not really sure what that is? Well, it's probably time you do, future bride-to-be, because the search for moissanite has been up 294% over the past year on Pinterest.
Moissanite is a gemstone, first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan. When Henri first spotted the stone in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth, he thought he had found diamonds.
With a similar brilliance and look to diamonds, natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so the gemstones available today are laboratory-created. The benefit of getting a moissanite gemstone over a diamond is that, first of all, they are much cheaper, but they are also considered eco-friendly and very durable, perfect for everyday wear.
Also on Pinterest's list? Art deco rings and oval shaped rings. The old school type of design saw a 173% increase in search over the past year, while oval shapes saw a 125% increase.
So get an oval-shaped moissanite, with art deco design details, and you'll be the trendiest bride on the block.
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