Engagement Ring Styles: Which One is Right for Me?

There is nothing quite like helping someone choose the ring they will use to propose. Being part of a couple’s grand love story is one of our absolute favorite things to do here at Sindur Fine & Antique Jewelry—especially when we get to design and create the perfect ring for them.

In our 17 years of business, we’ve helped countless individuals and couples select the rings that mark the start of their marriage—and we’ve also learned that the decision can be overwhelming for many people. After all, when it comes to choosing an engagement ring, there are so many different styles, stone and metals to consider; the options can be dizzying, especially if you aren’t completely sure what style you favor.

While the “perfect ring” will look completely different from person to person, here are some of the most popular styles we’ve sourced or created for our own couples. Each style has its own unique look and feel, so it’s important to choose one that you love and that reflects your personality and lifestyle.

Solitaire Rings

The striking simplicity of a solitaire engagement ring can still take our breath away—so it makes sense that solitaires continue to be the most popular and timeless style of ring. As the name suggests, a solitaire ring features a single diamond that is set in a simple metal band. Round brilliant cut diamonds are often the stone of choice for these sparklers, but many couples opt for princess cuts, cushion cuts or pear-shaped cuts if they’re looking for something a little different. The simplicity of the solitaire ring also means that brides and grooms can opt for a more flashy or unique wedding band to complement it. No matter the stone, solitaire rings are perfect for those who prefer a classic, elegant look.

Three-Stone Rings

Three-stone engagement rings are another classic style that have become even more popular since Meghan Markle began sporting her dazzling three-stone ring in 2017. The three-stone ring, unsurprisingly, features three diamonds that are set in a band; the three stones are often said to represent the past, present and future of the relationship. The center stone is usually the largest, while the two side stones are smaller and add more sparkle and dimension to the look. These rings are especially fun to design, because we can use different cuts and colors for the center and side stones to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

Halo Rings

Halo engagement rings have long been a favored style, but these sparkly eye-catchers seem to have surged in popularity in the last two decades. These stunners feature a single diamond that is surrounded by a ring of smaller diamonds (creating a radiant “halo” effect around the center stone). If you love glitz and glamour, a halo ring could be the right fit for you; this style also has the added benefit of making a smaller center stone look larger.

Vintage Rings

We all know that style is cyclical (have you noticed that the 90s are back?), and this is especially true with engagement rings. Many brides prefer a look for their engagement ring that is firmly rooted in a past era—think Art Deco, Art Nouveau, or Victorian. While some of these styles might be harder to come by than others, the craftsmanship and unique cuts of the diamonds in vintage rings are something to behold. We’re always thrilled to source the perfect vintage or antique ring for our couples!

Choosing the Right Style for You

The most important thing to remember when picking an engagement ring? It has to speak to you and fit your own personal style. After all, you’ll be wearing this ring for decades to come—so don’t settle for something less than perfect. Let us help you find the right ring for you; contact us today to set up an appointment!