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Found: 2016's hottest engagement ring trends.

Thinking of getting engaged this year? You might want to innocently leave this somewhere your partner will see…

Because we’ve tracked down the engagement ring trends experts predict will be huge this year.

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Take a good look - because this style ring is on its way out. Image via iStock.

Engagement ring designer Anna Sheffield recently shared her predictions with Who What Wear - and we're a little bit obsessed.

Her picks? Yellow gold, and coloured stones.

"Yellow gold has become more prevalent," the jewellery guru began.

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"Also I see more people wanting to mix coloured stones into their sets.

"There are many options for styling a ring set that's personal but has a dash of colour."

Trend 1: Yellow gold.

Once the default metal of choice, yellow gold has been a bit less popular of late - but apparently this year it's making a comeback.

Trend 2: Coloured stones.

From Kate Middleton's sparkly sapphire to Blake Lively's big pink diamond, celebrities have long led the charge towards coloured stones. Now, it looks like we mortals are increasingly getting on board.

Kate's a fan of coloured gems.

Personally we love that rings are getting more individualised - but at the end of the day, all that matters is that the bride-to-be loves her bling.

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