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A Guide to Classic Engagement Rings

If you are like many of our customers, this is your first time shopping around for an engagement. We find that many clients begin their search knowing very little about jewelry in general, and that’s ok! Finding a starting point can be difficult, especially when there are so many designs to choose from. To begin, we recommend looking at classic engagement ring styles. These types of rings never go out of fashion because they are designed with neutral, but aesthetic traditional influences that complement even modern looks. Classic engagement rings also make perfect heirlooms and can be passed down through your family without worry that your ring will lose its appeal.

Where to Start with Classic Engagement Rings – Shape

Classic 1 carat engagement rings are the most standard choice in jewelry. These feature a round gemstone between 6 to 7mm in diameter depending on the type of gemstone. Even the most unique classic engagement rings will feature a round center stone. In addition, every gemstone from diamond to tourmaline looks stunning in a round brilliant cut. You simply can’t go wrong with a classic round engagement ring.

While the classic round cut engagement ring is the perennial choice, its popularity also makes it the most in-demand; and therefore the most expensive. Consider classic oval engagement rings if you are looking for affordable alternatives. In diamond, ovals can be 20% cheaper than rounds. Oval cut gems also appear bigger in size than modern round brilliant cuts with the same carat weights. The beauty of classic cut engagement rings is that they make any shape work, so find the best one that works for you!

Where to Start with Classic Engagement Ring Style – Setting

Classic engagement rings for women have a rich history of elegant and stylish designs. There are so many settings to choose from including: cathedral, raised, trellis, solitaire, channel, micro pavé, and prong. All of our classic engagement ring designs showcase the beauty of the center stone with many accent stones around the band. This type of setting allows you to bring emphasis to the color of your center stone through contrasting or neutral accent stones. Our classic engagement ring settings are designed to be versatile and host any color scheme of your creation.

Where to Start Classic Gold Engagement Ring – Metal

Classic elegant engagement rings can come in a variety of precious metals including: 14k White Gold, 18k White Gold, 14k Rose Gold, 18k Rose Gold, 14k Yellow Gold, 18k Yellow Gold, Platinum, and Palladium. We like classic gold engagement rings because they are affordable and give you three options to choose from. If you are having trouble selecting a metal, here are some suggestions from our designers:

Classic platinum engagement rings look great with any gem. They are exceptionally durable do well with micro pavé designs.
Classic rose gold engagement rings work well with soft and cool color gems like Aquamarine, Citrine, Peridot, Pink Tourmaline, and Swiss Blue Topaz.
Classic white gold engagement rings are an excellent palette to mix and match any combination of designs and colors.
Classic yellow gold engagement rings are perfect for vintage style designs.

Designing the Best Classic Engagement Rings

When it comes to engagement rings, classic designs never fail. The best classic engagement rings are the ones that appeal to you the most. There is no defined set of rules to design your own engagement ring. We encourage you to build beautiful classic engagement rings however you please.

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