The peak of engagement season (Oct-Dec) is officially over and that means we have lots of happy new fiancees across the Washington DC area. Congrats! It also means we have some trends to report on. Here's a quick summary of the styles of engagement rings DC loves! 1. Halo engagement rings are hot and continue to impress the ladies. A halo means there are little diamonds surrounding the center one, and this gives the visual effect of a 25% larger diamond. 2. Platinum is still the preferred choice of metal. With the price of gold at historic levels, actually the difference in price between platinum and gold is as small as it's ever been. Platinum is not an investment vehicle like gold, and its price on the market has not skyrocketed like gold has. Platinum is inherently a heavier metal, with more density, and provides a more durable home to your diamond. 3. Engagement rings DC LOVES the most? Tacori engagement rings are our most popular brand, year over year. Tacori engagement rings offer vintage styling with modern day sensibilities. Tacori rings exceptionally well made, and all in the USA. If you're looking for an engagement ring in DC, we have hundreds of rings to browse on our site but really nothing comes close to seeing rings in person with your own eyes. You can make an appointment here and let's have some fun!