Selecting an engagement ring can be exciting, but also a little daunting. How many times do you purchase a piece of jewelry with the intention of wearing it every day for the rest of your life? It's important that you love your ring and that it fits with your personal style. Here is a peek into the 5 most popular jewelry styles to give you an opportunity to identify what types of rings you would prefer.
You tend to favor classic styles and timeless silhouettes. Your jewelry box is filled with your tried-and-true favorite accessories, with only the occasional trendy piece taking up space.
Today, one of the most traditional styles is a halo ring. This sparkler (below) features a radiant cut center stone. The best thing about this choice is that this style is available in an endless varieties of metals, cuts, and sizes to fit every budget.
Out of every ring style, the one that has stood the test of time is the simple solitaire. A ring like this one (below) is ideal for brides who care about quality over quantity. Splurge on a higher quality diamond (even if it means sacrificing size), to have something to hand down to the next generation.
Those with minimalist style definitely know it. You never wear more than two accessories at the same time, every piece of jewelry you own could best be described as "subtle," and your closet is mostly stocked with neutral separates. You need a ring that will effortlessly fit into your simple and practical style.
This petite trillion cut diamond ring (below) is tiny, but wonderful. If you lead a busy and active life, a ring like this won't get in the way.
There's no rule that an engagement ring has to have a center stone. If you want a sleek, streamlined ring, go with a band with inlaid stones. This turquoise and diamond ring (below) has just a bit of color to give it a modern accent.
You're known as the trendsetter in your group. You favor the latest and greatest and want to have the most distinctive style. From your home to your wardrobe, your choices are as eclectic as your personality.
When you want to make a bold impression, go with a ring like this dynamic raw black diamond ring.
Do you love stacking rings as much as we do? Mixing and matching different stones with unique band shapes will nearly guarantee none of your friends will have a ring like yours.
You're an unabashed girly-girl. You love all things pink, floral, and sweet. If Elle Woods is your spirit animal, then chances are you favor romantic style. For ladies that want their ring to reflect their fairy tale love story, this style (below) is definitely for you.
Another type of feminine engagement rings are those with garden and floral influences. This example with a blue tanzanite center stone features a botanical-style band, with leaves winding around your finger.
Trends can come and go, but you prefer accessories that have a sense of history. Search for pieces that come from the era you are most fascinated with.
Love the look of vintage, but want a brand-new ring? That's just fine. There are tons of jewelry designers that create reproductions of authentically vintage rings like the one below.