What's Your Engagement Ring Style? Find Out Now.

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These days, engagement ring possibilities are endless. We’re seeing tons of old styles reinvented, modern twists to classic looks, and Princess Kate-inspired sapphires everywhere. Knowing what’s your engagement ring style is very important – especially if you’re needing to convey it to an otherwise clueless man at some point in the (hopefully) near future.

To help you, we zeroed in on five distinct styles and found six James Allen rings to match each one. Picking an engagement ring style or two that you like most (and casually mentioning them on your next Sunday morning stroll) can help him navigate through the big purchase and ultimately find the perfect ring for you.

engagement ring styles

– classic engagement rings –

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Classic rings are often simple, thin, and with one dominant center stone. While halos are a relatively new trend, they still exude an elegance that’s synonymous with classic-style rings. See more here.

– glamorous engagement rings –

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Glamorous engagement rings are detailed, intricate, and a lot of times noticeably large (that doesn’t mean the center stone, it means the entire ring – band or shank, side stones, halos and all). You’ll see a lot of glamorous three-stone rings.

– vintage engagement rings –


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Vintage rings are also fairly detailed. Those details reflect characteristics from the time period the ring was designed after. For instance, jewelry modeled after the Art Nouveau period can be flowery and delicate, while Art-Deco inspired engagement rings are more geometric and angular. See more vintage-inspired rings here.

– modern engagement rings –

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Modern rings come in all shapes and sizes. Split shanks, cable bands, bezel settings and hints of color are common in modern engagement rings. Channel-set engagement rings are also on the rise.

– alternative/boho engagement rings –

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SO! After all that…

What’s Your Engagement Ring Style?

We tend to be on the classic or vintage side, but we’d never say no to a glamorous (re: blingy) or modern design either. Want to find your dream ring? Head to James Allen and search through hundreds more amazing designs! And be sure to learn about buying a diamond online as well.

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