An Engagement Ring for Every Personality

Engagement Rings
Coast Diamond

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Can't decide which type of engagement ring would shine best against your finger? Look inward — the answer has actually been within you all along. From the bold to the classy, we've rounded up the best ring types by personality type to help you find a ring style true to you.

Classy: Solitaire
The classy bride is chic and traditional, much like a timeless solitaire. Simple and subtle, yet elegant and powerful, a single stone can make quite the statement and is something its wearer will treasure for years to come. (Ring LC10186, price upon request, Coast Diamond)

Brilliant Earth

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Romantic: Vintage
A vintage look speaks to any romantic bride's heart. Whether it's an antique ring full of history or a vintage-inspired sparkler, the elaborate motifs, intricate engraving, swelling curves, and geometric patterns that often characterize vintage rings are heavily romanticized. The options are endless, from Victorian and Edwardian to Art Noveau and Art Deco. (Alvadora Diamond Ring, $1,490 (setting only), Brilliant Earth)


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Bold: Colored Gemstone
Whether it's a sapphire, emerald, ruby, or other jewel of your choice, a colored gemstone in lieu of the expected diamond is the perfect complement to the vibrant personality of the bold bride. (Olivia Ring, $2,945, Gemvara)

Noam Carver

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Glam: Halo Setting
A halo setting is a pavé or micro-pavé circle around a center stone, making your diamond pop and look larger than life. In other words, it's perfect for those glamorous gals looking for a little flash and shine. This kind of setting is made even more glam when complemented by a twisted pavé band and a rose gold metal for a contrast of color. (B060-01RA, $3,107, Noam Carver)

Anna Sheffield

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Bohemian: Pear-Shape
A pear-shaped diamond is equal parts romantic, vintage, and whimsical, maintaining the romance of a classic diamond albeit in a more unique playful shape. Resembling a delicate teardrop, this avant-garde style perfectly suits a bohemian bride. (Camellia Petal Ring — White Diamond, $6,900, Anna Sheffield)

Emma Parker and Co

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Artsy: Tension
Nothing says creative like a tension ring. Instead of using prongs to secure a gem, a tension ring holds a center stone in place using pressure. This creates the illusion that the stone is "floating" — an imaginative trick of the eye that any artistic bride will love. A bonus? Since the design allows the diamond to be seen from all angles, more light passes through it, maximizing the sparkle effect. (TSLA002, $1,834, Sareen Jewelry available at Emma Parker & Co.)

Robbins Brothers

Photo: Courtesy of Robbins Brothers

Modern: Round or Cushion
Round and cushion cuts are respectively the most popular cuts among today's brides — especially when paired with a pavé band. The resulting look is contemporary, sleek, and stunning. If you like to stay up with the current trends this Robbins Brother ring featuring a round cut is calling your name. (Michael M. White Gold Engagement Ring Setting, $5,180, Robbins Brothers)

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