Accented rings are among the most popular styles for engagement rings. With their extra sparkle, it’s easy to see why! But there’s more than one way to accent an engagement ring, and each design has a completely different style flair. Here are six accented styles you’ll adore—it might be hard to choose a favorite!
The ultimate classic accented engagement ring has a simple row of prong set accent stones along the top of the band. They perfectly complement the center stone, no matter the shape, from traditional Round to vintage-inspired emerald cut engagement rings. Like a plain solitaire, this style of ring will never go out of style.
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Clustering accent stones on either side of the center stone combines the silhouette of a three-stone design with the simplicity of an accented ring. The cluster of accents takes up more space than a single row of accent stones, which makes this a bolder element of a ring. It’s an updated take on a classic; perhaps the most famous ring with a cluster of accent stones belongs to Queen Elizabeth.
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The design and structure of an accented ring can make it more durable. Six prongs and an integrated trellis setting ensure the center stone is extra secure in its setting, while the accent stones set within a channel are protected from those inevitable knocks. The style is still elegant, and will remain so through years of hard wear.
1.86 carat Bali Accented Oval Engagement Ring in 14k rose gold
A scalloped or lace-inspired band adds a delicacy to the look of an engagement ring. The style is created using alternating round and oblong shapes set with accent stones, and finished off with millgraine metalwork on the edges. It is a very feminine, romantic look that is trending now, but still retains the classic elegance of an accented engagement ring. This yellow gold engagement ring with scalloped metalwork is one of our favorites.
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One of the least-considered elements of an engagement ring is what it looks like from the side. It’s actually a view that the wearer will see a lot, so adding hidden design elements can make a classic ring feel more personal. The top-down view is a lovely, traditional accented ring, while the side view can reveal metalwork and hidden accent stones. It’s a beautiful surprise in the design.
0.99 carat Fleur Princess Cut Engagement Ring in 14k white gold
For big sparkle, add more accents! On thicker, more substantial bands, accent stones can be quite large and set on three sides to create sparkle from every angle. With this style of design, go for a larger center stone, which will hold its own as the ring’s centerpiece among the metal structure and accent stones.
1.24 carat Hypnotique Asscher Engagement Ring in 14k white gold
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Can you pick a favorite accented ring style? Tell us in the comments!