Buying an engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime investment. You need to get the style of your engagement ring right the first time. You want to fall in love with it over and over again. Choosing the right engagement ring is like going in search of your one true love. It’s a companion for life, and that’s no mean feat. It takes considerable thought, time and patience. The design you choose should not only be able to complement the style of other staple rings in your collection, but it should express your uniqueness – your personality – your individuality. Here at Berry’s Jewellers, we’ve listed some popular engagement ring styles to help you decide which one is right for you. Whether you are choosing the design for your loved one or shopping together for the ultimate token of love and commitment – this guide to engagement ring styles is sure to make the process stress-free, straightforward and enjoyable when shopping with us here at Berry’s.
Solitaire diamond engagement rings
When you think of solitaire diamond engagement rings – think simple. These modest designs epitomize elegance with a “less is more” style that promises to sit effortlessly alongside other pieces of jewellery. Solitaire diamond engagement rings are all about the quality of the one single diamond showcased at the centre of the design. Other smaller diamonds can sometimes feature along the shoulders for an added touch of panache, yet the shape of the central diamond stone can vary from pear-cut, oval-cut, round brilliant-cut and princess-cut to name just a few examples. This style of diamond engagement ring is one of the most popular of all. Designs crafted from platinum, yellow gold, rose gold and white gold all feature within our collections here at Berry’s Jewellers.
This particular solitaire diamond ring is crafted from polished platinum and belongs to our Eve jewellery collection. As mentioned, the quality of the diamond is paramount in a design as simple and modern as the solitaire diamond engagement ring. For this reason, we choose a GIA-certified diamond to sit centre stage on this elegant band. The diamond has been graded by one of the world’s most reputable and respected diamond grading entities – the Gemological Institute of America. Its round brilliant-cut shape weighing 0.46 carats is held effortlessly inside a classic four claw setting to enable the brilliance of the diamond to be fully appreciated.
Three-stone diamond engagement rings
If it’s good enough for Megan Markle it’s good enough for the most elegant of women. The three-stone diamond engagement ring tends to feature one large central diamond flanked by a smaller stone on either side. Whether you choose three classic diamonds or combine a central diamond with a colourful gemstone that holds a significant meaning to your loved one – three stone diamond engagement rings are a great way to celebrate the past, the present and the future of a relationship with your fiance.
Hidden meaning or not, this stunning three stone diamond engagement ring is crafted from polished platinum and once again features a selection of diamonds that have all been graded by the GIA. Each stone has a colour grading of H and a clarity of VS2. The scintillating side stones that amount to a total diamond weight of 0.48 carats are round in shape and each held inside four claw settings. This popular mount for the diamond enables light to flood through each beautifully faceted edge of the stone. The central diamond with a carat weight of 0.90 carats is shaped into a timeless cushion cut for a large surface area to admire.
Halo diamond engagement rings
If you’d like your diamond to look larger than it is, a halo diamond engagement ring creates the impression of a larger central stone. It features a central diamond framed by a row of smaller diamonds structured around it. More than one diamond frame will make for an even more captivating finish against the finger. One particular advantage of this style of engagement ring is its ability to look symmetrical on the finger. The opulent design exudes a subtly glamorous look that can be worn and enjoyed every single day without appearing too extravagant.
This beautiful halo diamond engagement ring from Berry’s features a central oval-cut diamond. The stone is held effortlessly into place by a classic four-prong setting and surrounded by a delicate edge of round brilliant-cut diamonds – each stone carefully placed shoulder to shoulder with the next. The design has been crafted from polished platinum and puts on a breath-taking display of fire and brilliance. The oval-cut diamond in this design weighs 0.51 carats and the surrounding diamonds creating the halo arrangement amount to a total weight of 0.12 carats. The oval-cut diamond is also GIA-certified, promising a cut, clarity, carat weight and colour classification that has been graded by specialists within the Gemmological Institute of America.
Diamond cluster engagement rings
If you like your diamond rings to impart a glamorous and decadent finish against the finger, the diamond cluster engagement ring is the style for you. Perfect for adding panache and a slightly vintage-inspired finish to the hand, the diamond cluster ring can appear as a much larger centre stone and can feature several different diamond cuts. This style of engagement ring will certainly appeal to those who like their diamond jewellery to flash a full spectrum of colour and brilliance wherever and however they choose to wear it.
This beautiful diamond cluster ring has been crafted from polished platinum and showcases a double halo diamond cluster formation around an already large central stone. The round brilliant-cut diamond is positioned in the centre of a radiant structure. Held into place by a four-claw setting, the diamond is surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds arranged in a halo formation in two separate rows. The double diamond row creates a magnificent display of fire and brilliance, exuding a subtle vintage-inspired look. To finish this beguiling diamond cluster engagement ring design, the platinum shoulders of the ring have been adorned with a double row of round brilliant-cut diamonds for maximum opulence and panache.
Vintage diamond engagement ring
Vintage diamond ring designs are becoming increasingly popular, particularly the engagement type. Attention to detail and meticulous finishes are important features in these designs. Intricate decorative elements and shapes come together to create the look and feel of a vintage-inspired diamond ring with plenty of charm and character. Infused with an antique style, vintage diamond engagement rings hark back to a bygone era but bring the modernity of a contemporary material to the mix.
This alluring vintage diamond engagement ring is crafted from platinum and showcases a GIA-certified diamond at the centre. The unusual design celebrates the beauty of the round brilliant-cut diamond, held inside a classic four claw setting. The diamond is then framed by a 10 diamond-set surround, shaped into an oval profile – each one grain set to add further detail and dimension to the design. The diamonds featured in this exquisite vintage diamond engagement ring have a colour and clarity grading of D and VS2 and amount to a total weight of 1.72 carats. If you prefer your jewellery to exude a retro charm, a vintage-inspired engagement ring design from our collections here at Berry’s is the perfect choice for you.
As with all our designs featured in our Berry’s editorials, we offer a myriad of other creations to complement each of the pieces we have showcased in this guide to choosing the perfect diamond engagement ring style. There’s also a diverse range of other engagement ring designs to choose from. To explore our extensive selection, you can check out our diamond engagement ring collection here.