Despite the fact that the wedding boom of the early 2000s has ended, there are still a lot of romantics among millennials who believe in marriage vows and consciously approach the choice of a couple for life.
7 out of 10 proposals in the USA take place in December. 75% of grooms prefer traditional form - get down on one knee. Moreover, in most cases it’s a big family dinner and allowing family members to be present at the start of the marriage makes the moment really special.
The only thing that really has changed is the budgets for the engagement ring. The groom no longer needs to save 2-3 monthly salaries and empty his wallet in order to find a truly unique gold ring for the engagement. Young couples now want unique, customized designs, and they prefer to buy them online.
The affordable engagement rings are the new emerging trend of recent years. The De Beers Diamond Insight report says that the engagement rings of most millennials (71%) contain only diamonds. Even though non-traditional, unique colored stones, such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies, aquamarine or even moissanite are rapidly gaining popularity over the past few years.
Over 40% of the rings have a central round stone. In second place with popularity with 22% are diamonds cut “princess”, while rings with cut “cushion” occupy the third-place - 11%.
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