Getting engaged currently comes with some serious advantages. One of the major advantages is the number of options out there, style-wise! We all know that with many options comes difficulty making decisions. From simple to ornate, solitaire to 5 stone, looking for an engagement ring can be slightly overwhelming.
Since this is one of the most important purchases a young couple will make, it’s crucial to choose a style of ring that best suits your style and needs. If you’re not sure where to begin, timeless & classic engagement rings are a great place to start. Especially if you’re a commitment-o-phoebe like me (the irony of this is not lost on me), with a classic design, your ring will be timelessly beautiful forever.
Most Popular Classic Engagement Rings
Solitaire: A solitaire setting is the most universally well-known engagement ring style. A solitaire ring features one singular center stone and a simple band. They are not only a tried-and-true classic, but they are extremely popular choice these days as well. Because solitaires are simple and timeless, they truly pair well with anything. Kind of like the “plain white tee” of engagement ring styles. This style can also work well from a budget perspective due to it featuring less stones than other settings. You can either save money by selecting this setting, or you can allocate more of your big budget towards a large, show-stopping center stone. This is also the perfect choice if you want to potentially hand your ring down to the next generation.
Accents: Accent rings are a slightly modern twist on a timeless classic. They typically feature a large center stone with a sparkly band of micropave or channel set diamond accents. Accent rings come in a variety of looks as it’s becoming increasingly popular to choose oval, princess, or pear shaped center stones along with the more classic round brilliant. These small details create unique elements that can show off your own personal style. Accents are also a great choice to hand down to the next generation as they hold their sparkle while also standing the test of time, style-wise. Keep in mind that with many side stones comes the extra work of cleaning them! To ensure maximum sparkle, it’s important to properly clean and care for this setting.
Three Stone: Three stone rings have always been popular but are skyrocketing lately in popularity due to Meghan Markle’s choice of three stone ring. Throughout history, they have cemented themselves as a true classic because of their deep, symbolic meaning that most other engagement rings don’t have. This style usually features a large center stone hugged by two smaller stones. The first side stone is said to represent your past as a couple and how you got to the point you are at now. The center stone represents the present and current love and commitment you have at this moment. The third stone represents the future, and all the amazing moments ahead of you as a couple. It is the perfect mix of a classic style and sparkling radiance.
Benefits of Choosing a Timeless Engagement Ring
Versatility: A major benefit of selecting a classic engagement ring style is its versatility. Let’s say for example that you choose a classic solitaire; you now have unlimited choices with what wedding band you want! We see a lot of our clients choose a classic solitaire, and then pick several different bands to dress it up. This leaves unlimited flexibility in selecting anniversary bands for years to come. Or pick just one wedding band and make it stunning (a diamond eternity band is a popular choice). This can balance out the simplicity of your engagement ring if that’s your thing.
Timeless Style: (Great for Commitment-o-phoebes!): Anyone else must change their nail colour every week or just me? Committing to one style for the rest of your life is INTENSE. It’s something that you’ll have to wear for the rest of your life, visible to everyone forever… yeah, it stresses me out too. Therefore, choosing a design that you know will stand the test of time and will look amazing down the road is extremely comforting.
Blending Old & New: Who says they need to look old-fashioned? If you select a classic engagement ring, you can still include current trends in the details. For example, you can elect to use trendy claw prongs to hold your center stone, or how about a halo hugging the center stone underneath? Classic from the top view and current from the side view. These little details won’t change the overall classic style of the ring, but can give it a little modern flair.
It’s honestly so hard to know which ring will be your perfect choice today, tomorrow, and 20 years from now. But if a classic style catches your eye, I’d encourage you to seriously consider this option. Not only will it go with everything and stay timeless in style, but it will also be an appropriate choice to hand down to future generations. No matter what choice you make, it’s bound to look amazing for years to come.
If you have any questions or would like more information on anything, please email us! We’d love to hear from you and help you make your choice! [email protected]