One of the first steps in finding your dream engagement ring (or pointing your love in the right direction) is to determine your ring style.
Since you’ll be wearing your pretty sparkler everyday, you’ll want your ring to be a true reflection of your personal taste and a symbol of the bond between you and your partner.
By far, the best way to get your hands on a ring that matches your personality is to work with a custom jewelry designer.
A custom design adds a sense of intimacy to your ring and ensures that it’ll fit seamlessly with your unique style.
Wondering where to begin? We’ve teamed up with our friends at Joseph Jewelry to share a few of our all-time favorite ring styles. Take a peek below, to determine which style is for you.
Engagement rings via Joseph Jewelry
What is Your Engagement Ring Style?
You seriously can’t go wrong with a classic, round-cut diamond—perfect for those with traditional taste.
If you’re looking for a ring that’s timeless (i.e., something you’ll still love wearing 50 years from now) and blends seamlessly with other accessories, this style is the best option.
And don’t be afraid to play it safe—an engagement ring is a big investment. As trends come and go, classic rings are always iconic.
Is your go-to look a bit understated? Then, you’ll love the sweet simplicity of these pretty little gems. Simple engagement rings are always romantic.
They’re not too showy or over-the-top, but they never fail to leave an impression (“less is more,” as they say).
Simple rings are also popular among indie or boho brides since they tend to add a little sparkle without being too flashy.
If you love anything with a retro feel, vintage-style rings are sure to stand the test of time.
Plus, one of the best things about working with a custom jeweler is that you can reuse old gems (like your grandmother’s stone or a family heirloom) to create a new, vintage-inspired piece—ideal for the bride with a nostalgic side.
Do you gravitate toward refined styles? Emerald-cut diamonds are the epitome of elegance and sophistication.
Looking for something unique? A ring in a rose-gold setting is perfect for those with a chic, yet eclectic, style.
Plus, the pretty gold color adds a soft, feminine touch. We’re currently obsessed with Leighton Meester’s rose-gold engagement ring from Adam Brody (btw, are they not the cutest couple?).
Halo rings are a match made in heaven for those with a glitzy persona. The more sparkle, the better!
Also, an insider tip: The halo style is great for those who love the look of a large gem but don’t want to break the bank.
By adding a small halo of diamonds around the center of a ring, you can increase the overall ring size without spending as much as you would for a single, large stone.
An engagement ring with a pop of color is always fun and refreshing—ideal for the trendy fashionista. Carrie Underwood, Jessica Simpson, and (of course!) Kate Middleton and are just a few stars who’ve opted for gorgeous colored gemstones.
Customize Your Engagement Ring
Once you’ve determined your ideal style, Joseph Jewelry can customize any ring with a variety of metals and gems to create a distinct piece tailored just for you.
Joseph Jewelry follows a simple design process, so creating your perfect engagement ring is super easy. Plus, every step of the way, you can review your design, either online, or by visiting the Joseph Jewelry store in person (for those around the Seattle/Pacific Northwest area).
Check out the “Design Your Own Ring” page on their website for more info on the process and let the fun begin!
For more engagement ring inspiration, check out these past posts on sparklers.