Classic or Trendy? What’s the Right Engagement Ring for You?

Should you go with a classic or trendy engagement ring?

The traditional dazzling white diamond on a gold band is now no longer “the only choice” for engagement rings! The options for rings today span an entire range from timeless, sophisticated designs to modern, edgy creations. The question, then, is: Will you go CLASSIC or TRENDY? Our array of amazing featured rings below should help you (or your husband-to-be!) make a choice—whether by the color of gold, the stone cut and color, the simplicity or ornateness of design, and of course the price. Come and see which dazzler wins your heart!

Classic Engagement Rings for Timeless Elegance

Do you want a ring design that will stand the test of time? Are you dreaming of a possible heirloom piece to pass on to your children? Then, one of these could be your ring!

Classic wedding rings styles

1 – 1 1/2 ct. Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
Fred Meyer Jewelers
You can’t get any more classic than this! Perfect for a bride with an understated, elegant fashion style—from the aisle to daily wear.

2 – Princess Cut Engagement Ring
Tiffany & Co. (price available upon request at the site)
This, too, is a gorgeous classic design but with an “edge” to it, as the diamond features a stylish square-based princess cut.

3 – 18k Yellow Gold Infinity Ring with Emerald Cut Diamond
Brilliant Earth
Another popular choice for diamonds, the emerald cut, is timeless as well. For the bride looking for a unique touch, note the pair of infinity symbols traced in diamonds on either side.

4 – 14k White Gold 2 Carat Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring & Wedding Band Set
Perfectly paired, this engagement ring and wedding band set is for the bride who can pull off that extra dazzle. The marquise cut diamond is a striking choice, too.

5 – Classic Pear Cut Solitaire Ring
De Beers
A pear cut diamond is a lovely way to go classic with a graceful difference. An ideal piece for a refined, feminine bridal style.

6 – Vintage Heirloom Engagement Ring in Platinum
Catherine Angiel (price available upon request at the site)
This stunning ring is certainly one you would love to keep in the family. Its vintage-style features include a brilliant cut center diamond in a filigree basket with delicate beaded detail on the sides of the band.

7 – Pear Blue Sapphire 14k Yellow Gold Ring with Diamond
Classic doesn’t mean you can’t choose color! This royal blue sapphire set in yellow gold will be a striking accessory from your wedding day onward.

Trendy Engagement Rings for a Personal Style Statement

Are you looking for a ring that “has you written all over it”? Or one that captures the current trends of colored stones, rose gold, or highly unique band designs? Look at the glittery goodies we found!

Trendy engagement rings styles

1 – Mini Chain Link Ring with Half Pave White Diamonds in 14k Gold
Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
This unique piece would be great for a boho bride or for those planning on having a modern, geometric-inspired wedding.

2 – 1 1/2 ct. tw. Black and White Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
Fred Meyer Jewelers
For a wedding with a sophisticated black and white palette, this ring strikes both an elegant look and the current trend of black diamonds

3 – Bisou Diamond Ring in 18k White Gold
Brilliant Earth
This gracefully different ring would be perfect for a minimalist style of wedding with an equally modern ensemble for the bride.

4 – 1.18 Carat Twisting Split Shank Hexagon Halo Baguette and Round Diamond Engagement Ring – Asscher Cut/Shape
This elaborate hexagonal ring would be an eye-catching accent for an art deco or neo vintage-themed wedding.

5 – Marchesa Diamond Halo Ring (1 ct. t.w.) in 18k White Gold
Since the vintage wedding trend seems destined to stay on, how lovely would this piece be for a bride decked out in vintage glam style!

6 – “Vigne” Diamond Ring – 0.33ct Diamond on Vine Design Band in 18k Yellow Gold
Delicately nature-inspired, this ring would fit right in at a garden wedding with a youthful air, or even one with a vintage glam theme.

7 – “Margo Ring” – Stacked Rings in 18k Gold with Princess Cut Diamonds
Melissa Kaye Jewelry
High impact and definitely on trend, these stacked rings would be just the thing for an offbeat or boho bride with an edgy flair!

So, have you decided? Will you choose a classic or a trendy ring design?

If you still can’t make up your mind, feast your eyes on dozens more engagement ring options—as we featured in these posts.

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