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Engagement Ring Styles

When designers are putting together designs for engagement rings, they have a number of alternative looks on which they can settle. However, over time, some of these looks have become preeminent. Whether it’s because of their graceful beauty, the way they capture the aesthetic of a particular era, or because of their timelessness, these engagement ring styles have become shorthand for designers and jewelers. Here at BARONS Jewelers, we showcase some phenomenal designer engagement rings that fall into specific styles:



When you see a designer describing their engagement rings as “classic,” they aren’t speaking about a style that falls into a particular time period. On the contrary, classic engagement rings are those that are as dazzling now as they were 50 years ago and as they’ll be 50 years from now. Generally, a classic ring is one that embraces minimalism and emphasizes the most beloved parts of the engagement ring. Round-cut diamonds are popular in this look, and they’ll often be set in dazzling prongs. Solitaires are fairly popular classic rings, and this is an ideal style to find some high-quality yellow gold.



Vintage engagement rings are inspired by the trends that characterized the period between 1880 and 1935. During this era, the styles of the late Victorian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco all flourished, bringing a set of ideas that revolutionized jewelry design. Strong floral themes, geometric patterning, and colored gemstones all work together to create a bold style whose beauty hasn’t yet been matched in design history. When we discuss boldness, this comes through in the preference for striking halo engagement rings, as well as the use of step-cut diamonds, which were popular in this era. Asscher cut and emerald cut diamonds pair beautifully with some Deco-style sapphires!



Among engagement ring styles, the modern engagement ring is the style that’s the sleekest and coolest. Many women prefer the modern touch in their bridal jewelry. It’s hard not to admire the surprising elegance of a channel-set or tension-set diamond, or the twisting excellence of a split-shank ring. Modern engagement rings, ironically, often reimagine vintage metals, including platinum and rose gold, and once-rare shapes take a place of preeminence at the center of the ring: marquise cuts, pear cuts, and more. If you’re partial to the surprising beauty that can be taken from a designer looking to explore the possibilities of what can be done with precious metals and diamonds.



Alternative engagement rings aren’t a discrete style as much as they are a revolution against orderly categories. While modern engagement rings tend to sit on the cutting edge of design, alternative rings boast features that are completely unexpected in designer jewelry. Rough stones, unusual metals, and unexpected arrangements of diamonds can all be found in the alternative ring. The downside of this style is that pieces that embody the boho ethos are rarely made by designers. If your heart is set on something truly unusual, you may want to work with us here at BARONS Jewelers to have a custom engagement ring made!


If you’d like to learn more about engagement ring styles, especially those that we offer here at BARONS Jewelers, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us our Dublin, California showroom today at (925) 278 6506!


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