Buying an engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime investment and something that you need to get right the first time! You want to fall in love with it over and over again, so 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. 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.
Solitaire diamond engagement rings
When you think of solitaire diamond engagement rings - think simple. These modest designs epitomise 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.
Solitaire Engagement Ring
This particular solitaire diamond ring is crafted from polished platinum and belongs to our Simply Solitaire engagement 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 1.00 carats is held effortlessly inside a classic four claw setting to enable the brilliance of the diamond to be fully appreciated.
The Platinum Diamond Oval Engagement Ring Trend of 2024
When it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring, couples are constantly seeking something unique, timeless, and full of sparkle. In 2024, one trend is taking centre stage, captivating hearts and turning heads - the Platinum Diamond Oval Engagement Ring. With its classic, yet contemporary design, this stunning ring is making waves in the world of engagement ring designs.
In recent years, several high-profile celebrities have opted for oval-shaped diamond engagement rings, bringing this trend into the limelight. Notable figures like Hailey Bieber and Blake Lively have been seen flaunting their stunning oval diamond rings, setting the stage for the trend's popularity among soon-to-be-wed couples.
In this striking design, the GIA-certified oval-cut diamond, held inside a timeless claw setting, weighs 1.00 carats and has a colour and clarity grading of E and VS1. The remaining diamonds amount to a total weight of 0.19 carats.
The Allure of Pear-Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings
The pear-shaped diamond, often referred to as the "teardrop" shape, is a captivating combination of the round brilliant and marquise cuts. Its rounded end tapers to a graceful point, creating a silhouette reminiscent of a sparkling teardrop or a radiant flame. This unique shape offers versatility, allowing the wearer to choose between wearing the point towards or away from the hand, each conveying a different aesthetic.
One of the standout features of pear-shaped diamond engagement rings is their elegant and elongating appearance. The pear shape creates the illusion of longer, more slender fingers, making it a flattering choice for any hand shape. Its versatility in design allows for various settings, from classic solitaires to intricate halos or vintage-inspired designs. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist look or a vintage, romantic vibe, the pear shape effortlessly adapts to your personal style.
One of our favourites for 2024 is Berry's Platinum GIA Certificated Pear Shaped Diamond Solitaire Claw Set Ring
This striking pear-shaped diamond solitaire ring is a graceful design that will pair well alongside other staple pieces of jewellery on the hand, making it an ideal engagement ring option. The design has been crafted from polished platinum and features a three claw setting that holds the pear-cut diamond firmly into place, enable light to pour through its beautifully crafted edges. The pear-cut diamond is also GIA certified and has been graded by one of the world’s most reputable diamond grading entities – the Gemmological Institute of America. This simple and minimalist pear-cut diamond solitaire ring from Berry’s belongs to our platinum and diamond jewellery collection and can be accompanied by other similarly styled creations. The pear-cut diamond featured in this design weighs 1.21 carats and has a colour and clarity grading of E and VS2.
"Toi et Moi Diamond Engagement Rings: The Ultimate Trend of the Year"
Love is in the air, and in the world of engagement rings, there's one trend that's stealing the spotlight in 2024 - Toi et Moi diamond engagement rings. Translated from French as "You and Me," these rings are symbolic of the unity between two individuals, making them the perfect choice for couples ready to embark on their lifelong journey together. In this blog post, we'll delve into the enchanting world of Toi et Moi engagement rings and explore why they're the ultimate trend of the year.
One of the most striking features of Toi et Moi engagement rings is their unique and eye-catching design. The two gemstones, often of equal size, create a captivating visual balance. The juxtaposition of these stones symbolizes the union of two souls and adds an extra layer of depth and significance to the ring.
Versatility in Gemstone Choices.
While diamonds are a popular choice for Toi et Moi engagement rings due to their timeless beauty and durability, this design allows for a variety of gemstone combinations. Couples can choose gemstones that hold personal significance or meaning, such as birthstones, favourite colours, or stones that represent shared memories.
Toi et Moi engagement rings offer endless possibilities for bespoke personalisation. From selecting the type and size of gemstones to choosing the metal, setting style, couples can create a ring that truly reflects their unique love story.
Berry's Toi et Moi Diamond Engagment Ring:
Two captivating diamond cuts are incorporated in this "Toi et Moi" ring design from Berry’s Jewellers. A emerald cut diamond and a pear cut diamond both sit offset from one another at the centre of this incredible design. This stunning diamond ring has been crafted from polished platinum and belongs to our extensive online range of diamond jewellery creations. Each stone is held inside a timeless claw setting, enabling light to pass through its faceted sides for a breath-taking display of fire, colour and brilliance. The emerald cut diamond chosen for this design weighs 1.01ct carats and the pear cut diamond has a diamond carat weight of 1.00ct, both diamonds have a colour grading of D and a clarity grading of VS1.
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 rings to choose from.