If you enjoy the subtle things in life, then a giant sparkling rock on your finger won't be the best way to celebrate an engagement. Luckily, there are thousands of simple engagement rings out there.
Brides-to-be have many options today for engagement rings, from simple, unique engagement rings to simple, elegant ones that skimp on style. Even simple diamond engagement rings with the classic round or solitaire diamond.
There are simple gold engagement rings with a thin gold band if you want a golden touch. Brides even have the option of repurposing an old engagement ring to create a genuinely unique simple engagement ring that has plenty of sentimental value.
Our top ideas for simple engagement rings
They don't always have to be diamonds.
It used to be that only diamond rings could only be engagement rings but not anymore. While simple diamond rings are stunning, brides don't have to be limited to diamonds for their engagement rings.
A bride-to-be can wear an engagement ring that suits her style, whether it's emeralds, garnets, pearls or even amethyst. There are plenty of beautiful diamond alternatives out there that are available at a fraction of the cost.
Marquise & pear cut engagement rings
Pear cut rings are a combination of marquise and round gems. These are also known as teardrop gems because they have one curved and one pointed end. This classic cut has never gone out of style and is perfect for center stones.
The Marquis is a newer cut that was first used in the 18th century. The cut has 15 facets, two pointed ends and an elliptical shape. The Marquis cut is brilliant and creates the illusion of the stone being larger than it is.
Three stone rings
There are engagement rings with a simple three-stone setting, also known as a Bostonian ring. The three stones in this ring represent yesterday, today, and tomorrow in your relationship.
If you have a traditional taste, you could choose a three-stone ring with a larger diamond or gemstone in the middle. Two small side stones will border this stone.
If you are more bride-to-be, you can choose to have three stones of equal sizes. If you want this setting for your simple, unique engagement rings, we recommend choosing diamonds with a princess cut and matching them with coloured gemstones.
Round-cut engagement rings
The round cut is one of the most popular shapes for simple diamond engagement rings. This cut has a classic shape with 58 facets, including imperfections and inclusions. Simple engagement rings with a round cut are also versatile, so round-cut diamonds can easily fit with any simple engagement ring.
Four ways to make your simple engagement ring stand out
Every bride-to-be has their style, meaning that even simple engagement rings must meet their tastes. Luckily, there are plenty of options for finding a unique simple engagement ring they will adore.
But just because your bride-to-be wants a simple engagement ring, it doesn't mean that the ring won't stand out. Below, we've listed four simple ways to make your engagement ring stand out.
Find the best diamond or gemstone.
When looking at simple engagement rings, especially diamond engagement rings, you must choose the best shape for your stone. You will also want to ensure that the stone has the best specifications for you and your partner.
It's important to remember that a cut grade consists of less than 1% of all the diamonds globally. These diamonds will have plenty of shine and are perfectly symmetrical.
Looking at these stones from above, you will see eight arrows. If you look at these stones from below, you'll see eight perfectly matching hearts.
But it's important to remember that with diamonds, the shape will depend on the four C's; clarity, carat, colour and cut. We recommend you consult with one of our diamond experts before deciding on your diamond shape.
Choose a fun cut
With simple engagement rings, a solitaire setting is an excellent starting point. The solitaire setting is known for combining a simple and classic band with a middle stone.
The main advantage of this setting is that it's the easiest way to jazz up an engagement ring. This is because the setting can accommodate unusual diamond shapes such as the princess cut, heart and pear cut.
When choosing a fun cut for your bride-to-be, it's important to remember that you'll want a stone and diamond shape to match her personality. You'll want a shape that can fit into any setting and manage your bride-to-be's daily life.
Don't be afraid to use colour.
There's nothing better than using some colour to make your simple engagement ring stand. Simple engagement rings with white gold bands have become popular for brides-to-be.
That's not to say that yellow gold or rose gold bands won't make your simple engagement ring stand out. All three of these golds have their unique characteristics that play with the shine and shimmer of the diamond.
Your colour options for simple engagement rings aren't just limited to your ring bands. There are plenty of colourful and dazzling gemstones such as Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, etc.
These gemstones can take center stage with diamonds surrounding them. They can also be the only stone on a beautiful gold band.
Go with a pavé band.
Just because you're choosing a simple engagement ring, it doesn't mean that your band can't stand out. This is where the pavé band comes in. It's also a band with one or two rows of small diamonds set closely together.
The pavé band is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a stacked engagement ring that will stand out. There are plenty of solitaire bridal sets that have a pavé wedding band. You can give your simple engagement an extra wow factor by including diamonds and gemstones in your band.
How to a accessorize a simple engagement ring
Now that you know about the different trends for simple engagement rings and how to make them stand out, you need to know how to accessorize your simple engagement ring.
Create a matching look
With simple engagement rings, especially stacked engagement rings, you want them to have a matching look and fit in with your general style. If you're looking for a simple look with your stackable engagement rings, you can try placing one of the bands on one of your fingers on your right hand.
When you're wearing work clothes, there's no harm in adding a little shine to your outfit. You can try wearing a matching set of earrings or a matching necklace. Matching earrings will create a classic look that is also casual while being sassy.
When you're going out on a date night with your significant other, pairing diamonds with your simple engagement ring is a perfect way. You can go for a stylish look with diamond hoop earrings and a tennis bracelet.
With simple engagement rings, you can easily dress them up or down. If you have simple diamond engagement rings, you'll want a high-quality diamond to draw the attention of admirers with its shine.
You can pair your engagement ring with other matching jewelry pieces from your collection. By doing this, you can ensure that your engagement ring will match any occasion, whether it's a casual get-together with friends and family or a special date night with your special someone.
Add stackable rings
A growing trend with simple engagement rings is purchasing stackable engagement rings. With stacked engagement rings, you can add two or three or more bands to your engagement ring.
To create unique simple engagement rings, you can mix and match different stones and metals to celebrate special moments in your relationship. Stacking rings means wearing your engagement ring with your wedding ring with an extra band. The best part about this is that these bands don't have to match.
FAQ on choosing a simple engagement ring
What is the most important factor to consider when selecting simple diamond engagement rings?
When you're looking to purchase simple engagement rings, particularly simple diamond engagement rings, you should also purchase a ring made from high-quality materials. With diamonds, you should be looking at the four Cs of diamonds. These are diamond colour, diamond cut, diamond clarity, and diamond carat weight.
Can I add stones to my simple engagement ring later?
If you're looking to add more stones to your simple engagement ring, Malleable Jewellers recommends that you choose a ring with a solitaire setting for your simple band. If you're purchasing a customized engagement ring, you'll want to ensure that the band is thick enough for an extra stone or diamond setting.
Final thoughts on simple engagement rings
As the old saying goes, "less is more," and this couldn't be more true regarding simple engagement rings. These rings are perfect for a bride-to-be with a subtle style because they can be easily dressed up and dressed to match any occasion.
At Malleable Jewellers, we have an extensive collection of simple gold engagement rings and simple diamond engagement rings for you to choose from. Our jewellers can also work with you to design and create the perfect simple engagement ring for your significant other.