The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Yes, it’s…engagement season!
According to WeddingWire, 40% of engagements happen in the three months between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. And if you’re planning on getting engaged during this festive time of year, it’s time to start planning which ring to wrap up. These are our top ring picks for holiday season engagements.
Tiffany-Style Round Cut Solitaire
0.76 carats in 14k white gold
You simply cannot go wrong with a simple solitaire engagement ring. This most traditional style, with its Round cut Nexus Diamond™ alternative and four-prong peg head design, is a guaranteed ‘yes.’ We love it with a 0.76 carat stone, because it’s big enough to be eye-catching, but doesn’t feel too glam. White gold is universally flattering on all skin tones and is by far the most popular metal choice. The best part? This style is so simple, she can make it her own by choosing to dress it up with a funky wedding band, or keep it simple with a more classic band.
Madrid Accented Pear Cut Halo
1.25 carats in 14k rose gold
The teardrop shape of the Pear cut has an undeniably romantic feel. It’s whimsical and yet has a natural, organic shape. Add a single, delicate halo, and it’s elegant perfection. The subtle pink hue of rose gold lends definition to each stone, emphasizing the pear shape and each individual accent. Go for a larger center stone to make the most of the asymmetrical shape; we suggest 1.25 carats to make an impact.
Endless Days Emerald Cut Solitaire
1.06 carats in 14k yellow gold
Inspired by Art Deco design, this engagement ring has Old Hollywood glam in every detail. A 1.06 carat Emerald cut center stone is the perfect size to show off the perfect color, clarity and cut of a Nexus Diamond. Rich yellow gold and two tapered baguettes soften all the straight lines and strong angles. Three stone styles are in the spotlight, and this one is ready for its close-up.
Angelix Cushion Cut
1.03 carats in 14k white gold
Accented engagement rings are a sure-to-wow choice. They have the classic feel of a solitaire, with a little extra something from accent stones in the band. White gold creates a cohesive design with all-over shimmer. We picked the Cushion cut Nexus Diamond because it adds a modern, eye-catching twist. Is it round or square? It is neither, or both. It doesn’t matter—it’s sheer perfection.
Three Stone Accented Round Cut
1.75 carats in 14k rose gold
Thanks to a certain new member of the Royal Family, traditional three stone ring designs are trending. We’re happy to see this style surge; we love the symbolism of the design, which represents the past, present and future of a loving relationship. Plus, the silhouette is universally flattering. With a solid 1.75 carat center stone and a trendy touch from 14k rose gold, this ring strikes the right balance between modern and everlasting.
Valencia Princess Cut
1.24 carats in 14k white gold
This engagement ring is a sparkly showstopper. The design is more substantial and weighty, with intricate metalwork and a thicker split band. A 1.24 carat Princess cut diamond alternative is a great choice for the split band design. Graduated accent stones on the band make it glam and totally gorgeous. Plus, an extra accent stone on the profile adds a little something special just for her to see.
East-West Classic Emerald Cut
1.06 carats in 14k white gold
This is a modern take on a solitaire. The East-West style, which has been trending in 2018, takes a stone shape that’s normally set vertically, and turns it on its side. The double claw prongs complete the fresh, sleek look. A 1.06 carat Emerald cut stone is the right size to show off this innovative setting style, but won’t overpower her finger.
Infinite Love Oval Cut
0.98 carats in 14k white gold
Hello, lovely! It’s hard to imagine a more feminine, dainty engagement ring design. The elongated shape of the Oval cut diamond alternative is flattering on most hands, and the detailed accented band is stunning. Round cut accents alternate with mock-Marquise shapes (which are truly two tiny Round accents side-by-side) to create a lacy effect completed by the milgrain metalwork. Love, love, love.
Bali Accented Oval Cut
1.86 carats in 14k rose gold
This design is a trendy take on a timeless style. A trellis setting, with woven strands of metalwork flowing into the six prongs, adds detail and strength. Additional metal channels surrounding the accent stones feel modern and sleek. These elements are not only beautiful, but they make this ring among the more durable designs because the metal protects the stone settings. An big, bold Oval cut stone and trendy rose gold are perfect for this simple-yet-stunning ring.
Which ring is on your wish list this year?
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