Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?

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Engagement ring possibilities are endless these days, meaning there’s a style out there to suit you whether you lean more modern or super classic. But with so many options to choose from, figuring out what your ideal ring might look like is important—especially if you need to convey it to your partner at some point in the (hopefully) near future.

To help, we zeroed in on five distinct styles and found gorgeous engagement rings from online retailer JamesAllen.com that fit each category. Our tip: Pick an engagement ring style below that feels most like you—and casually drop a hint or share a few examples to help your partner ultimately find the perfect ring.

engagement ring styles

classic engagement rings

Classic engagement rings are often simple, with a thin band and one dominant center stone. While halo engagement rings—the hallmark of which are tiny pavé diamonds that encircle the center gemstone—have been a trend over the last decade or so, they still exude an elegance that’s synonymous with classic-style rings.Image 3 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?

Pavé crown diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 4 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Pavé halo and shank engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 5 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Comfort-fit diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 6 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Solitaire engagement ring with oval-cut diamond center | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 7 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Pavé halo and shank engagement ring with pear-cut diamond center | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 8 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Tapered baguette diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.com

Shop more classic solitaire and halo diamond ring styles.

 

glamorous engagement rings

Glamorous engagement rings are detailed, intricate and often noticeably large. (We’re not just talking the center stone, but the entire ring itself—band or shank, side stones, halo and all.)Image 9 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?

Pavé split shank engagement ring with emerald-cut diamond center | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 10 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Prong-set diamond engagement ring with side stones | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 11 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Double pavé halo and split-shank engagement ring with princess-cut diamond center | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 12 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Sapphire and diamond pavé engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 13 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Hand-engraved three-stone brilliant diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 14 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Emerald-cut three-stone pavé-set diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.com

Shop more luxe three-stone rings here.

 

vintage engagement rings

Vintage-style engagement rings are also fairly intricate, with details that reflect the era the ring was inspired by. For instance, jewelry from the art nouveau period featured organic, curved forms that took their cue from the natural world, while rings reminiscent of the ritzy art deco period are more geometric and angular.Image 15 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?

Emerald-cut three-stone pavé halo and split-shank diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 16 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Bezel-set pavé halo engagement ring with oval-cut emerald center | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 17 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Vintage-inspired floral bouquet diamond engagement ring with milgrain details | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 18 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Art deco geometric pavé halo and shank diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 19 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Pavé step and halo round-cut diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 20 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Octagonal pavé halo round-cut diamond engagement ring with milgrain details | Shop now at JamesAllen.com

Shop more vintage-style rings here.

 

modern engagement rings

Modern engagement rings come in all shapes and sizes—split shanks, cable bands, bezel settings and hints of color are common—though clean lines and a sleek, minimalist aesthetic are a must.Image 21 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?

Pavé crown bezel-set diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 22 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Bezel-set princess-cut diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 23 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Pavé twist diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 24 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Diamond engagement ring with round and marquise side stones and milgrain details | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 25 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Criss-cross diamond solitaire engagement ring with milgrain details | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 26 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Cable diamond solitaire engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.com

Another modern style we love? Channel-set rings, which feature a row of small diamonds embedded into the band. Shop more of this elegant style here.

 

unique engagement rings

Unique engagement rings often incorporate different metals, less common diamond shapes, and intricate band details. When considering this ring style, look for a version with no more than two unconventional features—one that has a lot of different details can be tough to match with a wedding band.Image 27 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?

Abbraccio-swirl cable round-cut diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 28 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Leia swirling double halo and shank diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 29 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Floral diamond engagement ring with pavé and sapphire flower buds | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 30 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Round-cut diamond and sapphire baguette engagement ring with milgrain details | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 31 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Art deco-inspired flower halo diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.comImage 32 of Which Engagement Ring Style is Right for You?Radiant-cut channel-set diamond engagement ring | Shop now at JamesAllen.com

Love the look of the twisty cable bands above? Shop more examples of this cool style here.

 


We hope this helps you figure out the engagement ring style that feels right for you. We know, we know—there’s a ton to choose from! Luckily for you, JamesAllen.com offers a huge range of styles, many of which you can customize yourself with your choice of metal, center stone and carat weight. Not only that, but their diamond display technology means you can closely examine—with vivid, 360-degree views—every gem’s cut, color, clarity and sparkle as if you were viewing it in person. Happy shopping!

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