With an estimated 67% percent of brides researching rings before getting engaged, brides-to-be have a clear vision for their engagement rings, according to Knot.com. And fiancés are not just popping into a jewelry store and buying the first ring that catches their eye. Men report visiting at least five retailers and looking at an average of 25 rings before purchasing "the one." So just how important is size when it comes to finding that perfect ring? It all comes down to the bride-to-be.
Long gone are the days when a wedding ring was just a simple gold band. Today’s brides and grooms are opting for bold bands that express their unique style. Couples spend an average of $1,417 on her wedding band (up from $1,126 in 2011) and $558 on his band (up from $491 in 2011), according to The Knot. They're investing in bands that make a unique statement about their personal style and commitment to one another.From stacked eternity bands to colored statement stones and curved bands, these are the hottest trends to watch for in 2016: