The 10 Best Engagement Rings for Every Style and Budget

Struggling to find an engagement ring that matches your or your fiancé-to-be’s tastes? You’re definitely not alone. With thousands of different metal, style and center stone combinations to choose from, picking the best engagement ring for your fiancé-to-be can be a tough process. 

While some people would view this ring as avant garde, others may look at it as straying too far from the classic look. On the flip side, one person may view this as a classic beauty while another may consider it boring and old-fashioned.

Buying an engagement ring is a very personal decision. While certain designs go in and out of fashion, the most important factor for any engagement ring is that it matches and complements your personal tastes and style (also, different styles suit different hand types).

Profession is another thing to consider. Medical professionals might benefit from a slightly different style – one, that won’t get in the way of their everyday work.

Luckily, today, there are countless different engagement ring settings available, with options to suit just about everyone’s tastes. 

Below, we’ve put together a detailed list of what we believe are the 40+ best engagement rings available today. Our list includes rings in a huge variety of styles, from timeless classics to more contemporary, fashionable rings that have attracted attention over the last few years. 

We’ve also included rings at a variety of price points, from elegant yet affordable options to an assortment of more ornate, intricate and costly settings. Whether you’re on a limited budget or want to spring for the very best, we’ve included a variety of options to suit you. 

Because all of our recommended rings are from StBen jewellery , you can make your order right here from our  store .

 

We have narrowed down the best engagement rings by style. It’s easy for you to get the best engagement ring when you are certain of the ring style you want to go with. And suppose, you are confused about choosing between any 2 or more ring styles – we got you there.

  • Solitaire Engagement Rings
  • Halo Engagement Rings
  • Pavé Engagement Rings
  • Side Stone Engagement Rings
  • Vintage Engagement Rings
  • Tension Engagement Rings
  • Channel-Set Engagement Rings

BEST SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Timeless, elegant and beautifully simple, a solitaire engagement ring is a fantastic choice if you want your fiancé-to-be to wear something that will never go out of style.

Because solitaire engagement rings don’t feature any pavé or channel-set diamonds, they tend to be the most affordable settings. Pair any of the rings below with a beautiful center diamond or gemstone and you have a gorgeous, timeless engagement ring that will always impress. 

If you’re looking for an engagement ring that’s simple, elegant and timeless, a solitaire setting is the way to go. Solitaire rings don’t feature any pavé or halo diamonds, making the center stone the true star of the show.

This classic six-prong solitaire engagement ring from StBen jewellery  is one of our favorites. It comes in four different metals (14K white gold, 18K white or yellow gold and platinum) and offers great value for money, with the 14K white gold option starting from just 500 cedis.

2: Twisted Shank Contemporary Solitaire Engagement Ring

Unique, eye-catching and contemporary, this twisted shank solitaire engagement ring is a nice twist on the classic solitaire setting. This setting is a great choice if you’re looking for a ring that offers the elegant simplicity of a solitaire setting with a more modern, contemporary look. 

This piece comes in a variety of metals, including 14K rose gold. Like the two other solitaire settings we’ve featured above, this ring looks particularly impressive when it’s paired with a high quality round brilliant or cushion cut diamond.

 

BEST HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS

In a halo ring, a circle of small, typically round diamonds surround the center stone. This halo of diamonds or other gemstones emphasizes the center stone, drawing attention to it while making it appear larger and more brilliant. 

3: Round Pavé Halo Engagement Ring

This gorgeous pavé halo engagement ring features a thin halo of 16 small, round diamonds that surround the center stone. These small diamonds draw attention to the center stone while giving it the illusion of a larger carat weight.

Like many of the solitaire engagement rings featured above, this halo setting has a timeless and elegant look that will never go out of style. Match it with a high quality round center diamond for a discreet yet beautiful ring that will attract plenty of compliments

4.Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

This beautiful pavé halo setting is identical to the engagement ring above, but has a design that can accommodate cushion, radiant and emerald cut diamonds. It’s available in white, yellow or rose gold, as well as platinum and offers an elegant, timeless appearance.

If you prefer a princess cut center stone, this setting has an identical appearance with a suitably shaped halo.

BEST PAVÉ ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Pavé engagement rings feature one or several rows of pavé diamonds — small diamonds that are mounted on the shank of the ring. These small diamonds can emphasize the center stone and give the ring a more elegant, classic appearance

5: French Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring

This beautiful French pavé diamond engagement ring features a line of pavé-set diamonds on its shank. The center stone is displayed on its own without a diamond halo, giving it an elegant appearance and showcasing the diamond’s brilliance. 

Equal parts simple, timeless and beautiful, this pavé engagement ring is a great option if you’re looking for something slightly more ornate and eye-catching than a solitaire setting. As with our recommended solitaire settings, it looks best with a round, brilliant cut center diamond. 

6. Split Shank Ribbon Pavé Engagement Ring

If you’re looking for a unique take on the classic pavé setting, this split shank ring is an excellent choice. This  features a split shank with two lines of pavé diamonds, as well as a separate ribbon of diamonds beneath the center stone.

With a total carat weight of 0.31ct, this gorgeous ring features 58 separate diamonds in addition to the center stone. Like other pavé settings, it looks fantastic with a round brilliant cut diamond as its center stone, but can also look elegant with a fancy shape diamond or gemstone. 

BEST SIDE STONE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Side stone engagement rings feature one or several smaller diamonds on either side of the center stone. These side stones add to the beauty of the center stone and give the ring an eye-catching, unique appearance. 

7: Milgrain Marquise Diamond and Sapphire Engagement Ring

This vintage-inspired marquise diamond and sapphire engagement ring features a combination of pear-shaped diamonds and blue sapphires. It also has milgrain edges, giving it a unique look that’s difficult to find in modern engagement rings.

If you or your fiancé-to-be want something that’s equal parts modern and classic, this ring is an excellent choice. It’s also available with petite diamonds instead of sapphires. Like other rings from Blue Nile, you can customize this setting with your choice of center diamond or gemstone. 

BEST VINTAGE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Vintage engagement rings are inspired by the popular engagement ring styles of decades and centuries past. Many feature braid motifs, milgrain detailing and other unique features that are less common on modern engagement ring settings. 

8: Arched Scroll Diamond Engagement Ring

This elegant pavé engagement ring from James Allen features beautiful scrolls on its shank, giving it a vintage-inspired look. The setting itself is a simple, timeless and elegant ring, with 18 round pavé-set diamonds and a four-prong design.

Although it’s most commonly paired with a round brilliant cut diamond, this setting can also look fantastic with a princess cut diamond (pictured) or a marquise for an extra vintage feel. 

BEST TENSION ENGAGEMENT RINGS

In a tension engagement ring, the center stone isn’t held in place by prongs or a bezel. Instead, it’s secured using the tension of the metal bands. Tension rings are contemporary, highly unique and perfect if your fiancé-to-be wants something a little different from the norm

9: Tapered Half Bezel Engagement Ring

This sleek, contemporary half bezel engagement ring from James Allen features a center diamond held together between two curved metal bars without the usual prongs. On the sides, there is a U-shape addition to give the setting extra durability. As a result, the center diamond is exposed to a huge amount of light to showcase its brilliance and fire.

BEST CHANNEL-SET ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Channel-set engagement rings feature small diamonds set along the shank of the ring inside ac channel. This channel protects the diamonds, all while giving the ring a similar appearance to a pavé engagement ring. 

10: Channel-Set Baguette Cut Engagement Ring

This stunning platinum engagement ring from StBen jewellery  features baguette cut diamonds set in a small channel on its shank, giving it a contemporary look. 

Paired with the right round brilliant cut center diamond, this is a gorgeous engagement ring that looks both elegant and modern. 

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