For an engagement ring you'll love as much 10 years from now as you do today, opt for a traditional style that is truely timeless.

They don't call it a classic for nothing! Sure, we love a trend-driven (raw diamonds, colored stones, artsy settings) sparkler, but nothing says, "I'm engaged!" quite like a classic engagement ring. Defined by simplicity and sophistication, these rings are called classics for a reason; a traditional diamond cut with a no-frills design never goes out of style. Trends come and go, but a classic diamond ring is, as they say, forever.

They're no-thrills, in a good way, and cut (no pun intended) straight to the point, making sure that diamond glares off your finger. Plus, you're obviously planning on wearing that rock around your finger for the rest of your life, so it only makes sense to choose something you will still love when you're celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary.

In any setting (think a sleek simple band to sparkling diamond pavé) it's a simple, elegant, and timeless statement, and we've rounded up the best of the bunch. Break the bank or don't, we've got something for budgets of all sizes. From round-cut (the perennial favorite) to oval-shaped, emerald-cut, radiant-cut, and princess-cut, you'll gush over these rings till death do you part. Click through to see all of our favorite classic engagement rings.

Photo: Illustration by Christina Park

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