The Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles
The Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles
Choosing the perfect engagement ring for your soon-to-be fiancée is one of the hardest decisions you’ll make in your life. Take the time to do your research and consider your partner’s personal tastes and there’s no doubt that the proposal will be one of the best moments of your life too.
It’s widely-believed that diamonds are an essential part of any engagement ring. But even diamond engagement rings come in many different styles and cuts, which can be quite overwhelming!
We take a look at five of the most popular styles of diamond engagement rings.
Diamond Halo Engagement Rings
Diamond halo engagement rings consist of a centre-piece diamond surrounded by a collection of smaller pavé diamonds. These pavé diamonds beautifully compliment the centre diamond, drawing attention to it with an eye-catching glimmer. Halo engagement rings can come in a variety of cuts too, from the popular round brilliant cut to more unique styles like the pear-shaped cut.
Diamond Cluster Engagement Rings
An eccentric change from the traditional single-stone engagement ring, diamond cluster engagement rings have become very popular in recent years. The main attraction of a diamond cluster ring is the collection, or ‘cluster’, of diamonds that replace the single centre-piece diamond. Saying that, cluster engagement rings can still feature a centre gemstone, although not always a diamond, surrounded by a cluster of smaller diamonds. One of the most famous examples of a diamond cluster engagement ring was Princess Diana’s engagement ring from Prince Charles.
Diamond Trilogy Engagement Rings
Traditionally, diamond trilogy engagement rings represent a couple’s past, present and future. This style of engagement ring, also known as a ‘three-stone engagement ring’, is perfect for true romantics that want their proposal gift to have a deeper meaning than the average engagement ring. Trilogy engagement rings usually consist of three diamonds set alongside each other, but they can often feature other types of gemstones as part of the three centre stones.
Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Arguably the most popular style of engagement rings since the early 1900s, diamond solitaire engagement rings are still incredibly popular today. These beautiful engagement rings consist of a single diamond centre-stone. Because of the subtle elegance of diamond solitaire engagement rings, they can be ideal for someone who doesn’t like to flaunt their jewellery too much. If you’re looking for a more affordable engagement ring, solitaire engagement rings are usually the way to go. Saying that, some of the most expensive engagement rings of all time have been solitaire rings; there’s a lot of flexibility with price!
Vintage Diamond Engagement Rings
Last but certainly not least, vintage engagement rings can come in all shapes and sizes. By definition, ‘vintage’ rings are at least 20 years old, although they can be much older. This style of engagement ring is ideal for a partner that truly appreciates the styles of jewellery from previous eras. The great thing about vintage engagement rings is that you can come across some real hidden gems (no pun intended), including styles that you simply wouldn’t be able to find with modern engagement rings.
Whilst these are some of the most popular styles of engagement rings, by no means is this an exhaustive list. Why not take a look at these stunning celebrity engagement rings for some more style inspiration?
Once you find a ring that will sweep your partner off her feet, it’s time to find out her ring size and plan the proposal. Again, it’s important to take time with this – we often find that the best engagements come after months of careful planning and a lot of patience. Before you know it, you’ll be walking down the aisle with the love of your life, having just become husband and wife…