​Choosing the Right Engagement Ring Style

​Choosing the Right Engagement Ring Style

Picking out the right ring can feel just as important as picking the right fiancé! Good thing that you’ve already figured out the more important part of getting engaged. Now, chances are you know your future spouse well enough to spot an engagement ring style that they’ll love. And remember, they’re going to especially love it because it’s coming from you. As you start the process of searching for the right engagement ring style, we invite you to dive into your options by considering the following popular diamond cuts, band styles, colored stones, and more.

Round or Solitaire

This classic, tried and true, beloved engagement ring style features a round diamond in a solitaire setting. However, traditional doesn’t have to be boring. This stunning ring with a 2.18 carat round diamond set in platinum with a halo and diamond-adorned band, will not disappoint.

In a vintage-looking round halo design, Naledi’s 14k white gold double-diamond band and halo engagement ring delivers on the theme of duplicity. The .31 carat center stone is encircled with two halos, and flanked by a double band. When evaluating rings, consider your soon to be life-partner’s personality to help you choose a ring style. For example, this ring sparkly, slightly dramatic, and energetic. Does that fit your significant other’s character? Taking personality tips into account will help you select the perfect engagement ring just for them.

If subdued is more their style, don’t think that means you have to sacrifice specialness. This Forevermark engagement ring features a one carat diamond in a simple 18k white gold solitaire setting, and on a smooth band with squared interior edges. Since only less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are fine enough to achieve the Forevermark standard, you know with certainty that you’ve selected a truly beautiful stone.

Cushion Cut

Cushion cut diamonds are similar to round diamond styles, but they have slightly squared edges which gives them a softly beautiful silhouette. For instance, this platinum band displays a 2.10 carat cushion cut diamond like a prized possession. With pave diamonds around the stone in a halo and pave diamonds on down the sides of the band, this piece earns well-deserving attention.

Few do elegance as well as Belgian diamond expert Henri Daussi, and this 18k white gold, 1.07 carat cushion cut diamond ring with a .27 carat halo is no exception. This ring is an heirloom in the making.

Radiant Cut

A riff on the emerald style, the radiant diamond features diagonal facets that meet in the top center of the stone. This technique effectively releases the “fire” of a rectangular diamond. This 1 carat center radiant diamond ring in 18k white gold is an elegant engagement ring style. The band is inlaid with pave diamonds that allow this ring to shine from every direction.

Colored Stones

Sapphires, emeralds, and colored diamonds are an eye-catching way to spice up the engagement ring tradition by adding something a little different. For instance, this 1.85 carat pear shaped emerald with a diamond halo ring is exquisite. This ring is set in platinum and 18k white gold, with a three rows of pave diamond bands on either side of the center stone. Claw-like prongs hold the emerald in place, making for a truly eye-catching and fierce piece.

One of the most jaw-dropping jewels available at Lux Bond & Green is this exquisite 7.23 carat oval sapphire ring, flanked by four marquis cut diamonds totaling 1.44 carats, all set in white gold with pave diamonds on the band. An engagement ring such as this would be an uncommon, truly one-of-a-kind choice.

Multi-Stone Ring

Three stones together are known as the “Bostonian,” though there is another popular meaning behind selecting an engagement ring with three diamonds. Past, present, and future, symbolized by one, two, and three diamonds, sums up your commitment to a full life behind and ahead, with your fiancé. This stunning ring offers a beautiful example of this symbolic look.

There are also gorgeous engagement ring styles with even more than three diamonds. The Ashby engagement ring by Naledi features a .46 center round brilliant, with two .29 round diamonds on either side, totaling five diamonds set in 18k white gold on a smooth band.


Not finding your “Aha!” moment with these choices? Design your own engagement ring! Using Lux Bond & Green’s Diamond Search Tool,you can browse in-stock diamonds for all price ranges. View a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, clarity, and cut levels to land on the stone that is right for your individual love story. Next, select a setting that will complement your stone(s), and with help from our engagement ring design experts, you’ll be on your way to popping the question with full confidence.

Lux Bond & Green has been a trusted advisor for engagement ring styles for over 124 years. Come into one of our brick-and-mortar jewelry stores today for a consultation with one of our non-commissioned sales associates, or shop online from the comfort of your home. We’re sure you’ll find the right one.