It's Engagement Week here at Bridal Musings!

That means all week we'll be gearing up to proposal season with advice on how to pop the question, tips on finding the perfect ring, and lots of gorgeous engagement rings to get you inspired to finally take the plunge.

And today, we thought we'd ease you in, with our edit of ten beautiful, elegant and classic engagement rings.


Photo by Wookie Photography via Bridal Musings

Later in the week, we'll be sharing our guide to alternative engagement rings, but when it comes to something that you plan to wear on your finger forever, for some of us, something quirky or offbeat just won't do.

But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be special!

From statement solitaire rings to vintage inspired sparklers, and understated diamonds to bold-hued gems, scroll down to shop our edit of the kind of timeless engagement rings we think any lady would love, whatever her style.

And for someone engagement ring shopping who hasn't an idea what to buy, this might come in very handy indeed!

1. The Beautiful Brilliant Cut


Rose Gold Moissanite Engagement Ring by Pop Ring on Etsy

Moissanite is a sparkling (and more affordable) alternative to diamonds, and the rose gold sets of the brilliant cut of this engagement ring beautifully.

Add a diamond-laced pave band for added eye-candy, and a guaranteed ‘Yes!'.

2. Two Tone Classic


Diamond Encrusted Ring by Pomellato via Net-a-Porter

Some of our favourite engagement rings, are the ones that seem so timeless and classic, but are also quite unique and stylish too.

And this beautiful two tone rose and white gold ring by Pomellato, encrusted with diamonds has that rare, coveted quality.

3. All Out Glamour


14k White Gold Ring by Fantasia for Neiman Marcus

When it comes to engagement rings, some girls are all about style and others are more about substance. If you're the former, this three stone statement ring is for you.

While these stunning stones are cubic zirconias rather than diamonds, they still pack a lot of punch with an asscher-cut centre stone and trillion-cut sides, you're guaranteed to see this sparkler a mile off.

4. Solitary Statement


Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring by Macy's

Sometimes the most simple rings are the most beautiful, and this gold diamond solitaire engagement ring is just that.

It's hard to go wrong with something as classic as this one, especially when it sparkles like a bauble on a Christmas tree!

5. Pretty As a Pearl


Pearl & Diamond Engagement Ring by Alya Personalized on Etsy

This pretty engagement ring might be dainty, but it packs in a whole lot of style, and would be perfect for someone who wants a classic ring that's still a little bit unusual.

Pearls are soft stones, so may need to be replaced over the years, but that tends to be relatively inexpensive.

6. All in the Details


Rose Cut Engagement Ring by Sethi Couture on Ylang 23

Oh my, this ring is a pretty one, it's like a flower in jewellery form!

Sethi Couture are a luxury jeweller who create the most beautiful handcrafted pieces and this oval rose cut diamond with an antique-style bezel setting is just beautiful. (As found on our new favourite treasure trove for jewellery, Ylang 23).

7. Something Sapphire


Sapphire Engagement Ring by Rare Earth via Etsy

A blue sapphire engagement ring is a beautiful choice for someone who wants a piece of jewellery that's elegant and timeless but still has something unusual and personalised about it too.

And this emerald cut is the perfect style to show off your stone – especially when it's flanked with a pair of trillion cut sparklers.

8. Princess-Worthy


Princess Cut Engagement Ring by Hidalgo via Ylang 23

Princess cut engagement rings have been off our radar for a while now, but lately they've been making a comeback.

Perfect for someone who wants an elegant ring that's not too showy, this white gold halo ring by Hidalgo with a pave band provides plenty of glisten for an otherwise understated engagement ring.

9. Tickled Pink


Morganite and Diamonds Rose Gold Engagement Ring by Sundari Gems on Etsy

If you're buying an engagement ring for someone who's unabashedly obsessed with all things pretty and glamorous, this stowstopping ring might be the one.

One statement morganite rock with a glistening diamond pave band – we're in love.

10. Art Deco Sparkle


Custom Engagement Ring by Heidi Gibson Designs via Etsy

This bespoke ring is a custom take on the Gatsby ring by Heidi Gibson (which is actually my own engagement ring, and I love it!).

Heidi Gibson is an in-demand jewellery designer who creates the most beautiful vintage-style engagement rings with diamonds, sapphires and moissanites, so she's got something spectacular to suit every budget.


Photo by Jose Villa Photography for The Mrs Box via Bridal Musings

So many pretty rings! Which one is your favourite?

If you didn't find your perfect timeless ring in the edit above, shop more dream diamonds and gorgeous gold below…

And if you're looking for something a little more unusual, check back for our alternative engagement ring edit later this week!

Shop Some of our Favourite Classic Engagement Rings