Engagement Ring Styles: 5 Types of Engagement Rings

engagement ring styles

These days, engagement ring possibilities are endless. We’re seeing tons of vintage style engagement rings reinvented, modern twists to classic looks, and Princess Kate-inspired sapphire engagement rings everywhere. Knowing what’s your engagement ring style is 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 engagement ring styles and found six 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 purchase and ultimately find the perfect ring for you.

engagement ring styles

engagement ring style

classic engagement rings

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Classic engagement rings are often simple, thin, and with one dominant center stone. While halo engagement rings 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

Vintage engagement rings

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Vintage engagement 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 style engagement rings here.

modern engagement rings

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Modern engagement 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.

unique engagement rings

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Unique engagement rings can incorporate different metal colors, less common diamond shapes, and intricate band details. When considering a unique engagement ring style, we suggest picking one or two features to play up – having too many details can be overwhelming on your hand, and tough to match a band to.


SO! After all that…What’s Your Engagement Ring Style?

We tend to be on the classic or vintage style engagement rings 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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