Finding the perfect engagement ring, whether as a fantasy pursuit or legitimate errand, requires a great deal of research, often more than the seeker initially realizes. There are numerous popular styles of rings, including diamond, gemstone and vintage designs, and in many cases more than one aspect will catch an individual’s eye. To help narrow down the search to a more manageable selection, Ziva Jewels has compiled 19 beloved varieties of engagement ring, which will be detailed in the following two-part blog post. Carefully single out the ideal combination of elements and design your own, or discover the model that sweeps you off your feet below.
1. The Multi-Stone Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring
Vintage rings are known for their intricate, ornamental details. A classic example of a vintage engagement ring may include a larger, though not over sized (demure was the name of the game in the Victorian era), central diamond, flanked on either side by a selection of stunning diamonds in other shapes, such as baguette and round. Additional features, including mil-grained edges and a peek-a-boo diamond-studded cathedral setting, are pleasant bonuses.
2. Classic Round Brilliant Diamond in a Shaped Halo
It’s easy to elevate the playful beauty of an engagement ring by adding a halo of small Pave diamonds. One of the most popular contemporary styles, the round brilliant engagement ring with halo gives the impression of size without the associated cost, and it offers enhanced sparkle over a classic solitaire. Further impressing the wearer and other viewers, utilizing a square-shaped halo on a round diamond provides a fun, sophisticated geometric look with a timeless style.
3. Oval Diamond Ring With Double Halo
Should a single halo prove underwhelming, or if the preference for smaller central stones prevails, the double halo engagement ring is an excellent choice. This style has a classic appeal that will hold its beauty for the life of the marriage, and the sparkle of dozens of Pave diamonds is breathtaking. Complete the look with a diamond-bedecked band and a curvaceous oval diamond in the middle for an unforgettable piece.
4. The Split-Shank Diamond Band
A feature that can be paired with a number of setting styles and diamond shapes, the split-shank engagement ring is a subtle but enchanting band design. The metal, yellow, white or rose gold, forks toward the top, where the split then provides purchase for the main stone setting, such as a round brilliant. Often decorated with Pave diamonds, the band instantly enhances small, medium and large-sized single diamonds or multiple stone settings.
5. Braided Diamond Band Ring
Curvaceous and eye-catching, the softly twisting design of the braided diamond engagement ring band is instantly recognizable and immediately adored. The natural feminine look is often enhanced with a dusting of Pave diamonds, which mark the spot where two elements become one. This ring is ideal for sentimental and metaphor-loving partners who love a visual representation of their newly cemented bond.
6. Timeless Three-Stone Ring
Flattering on the finger and gorgeous to behold, the three-stone diamond engagement ring is one that women flock to time and again. This beautiful design can feature three-of-a-kind stones or mix-and-match to suit the personality and whimsy of the wearer. Meant to represent the three stages of love and relationships, the past, present and future, this model is another fine choice for lovers seeking a tangible likeness of their shared emotions.
7. Three-Stone Ring With Accent Stones
Essentially a five-stone ring, the three-stone engagement ring with diamond accents expands on the beauty of the classic design and adds a luxurious bonus element. Baguette diamonds complement the hard angles of stunning emerald diamonds, which shine like panes of glass, rather than twinkle like round brilliant stones. The effect is mesmerizing and elegant, and this ring can easily be passed on to the next generation with nearly guaranteed appreciation.
8. Modern Rose Gold Single-Stone Ring
Flirty, feminine and effusing a touch of vintage style in a modern setting, the rose gold engagement ring is stunning paired with any stone, but with a large, pear-shaped diamond and Pave halo it offers a breathtaking option that is nearly irresistible. Sweet yet sophisticated, this design most commonly appeals to girly girls; however, even a dyed-in-the-wool tomboy can appreciate how flattering the color is on every skin tone.
9. The Enduring Diamond Solitaire
The diamond solitaire has survived every fashion fad to remain one of the most requested engagement ring styles across the world. Whether the central stone is large or small, the metal white, yellow or rose gold, the undeniable beauty of this timeless design, like a diamond itself, is forever. The options for customization are nearly endless with regard to metal type and color, as well as stone selection, making the most popular ring unique to every wearer.
10. Engraved Diamond Ring
Not to be confused with the touching sentiments carved into the interior of a band, known as an engraving, an engraved engagement band is a highly intricate piece of artwork that decorates the exterior sides of a ring. Ziva’s exclusive design is subtle but masterful, and the elegant ornamentation enhances every combination of diamond setting, especially three-stone styles, where the side stones are set slightly lower than the central gem for a more regal effect.
These first 10 items are only the beginning of our comprehensive list of stunning diamond engagement ring designs. Please check back next week to view the second half of our collection of exceptional styles, or visit Ziva Jewels and develop the perfect engagement ring from scratch, using our helpful guide as a reference.