60 Classic Engagement Rings For the Timeless Bride

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

Updated 10/04/17
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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.

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"Hazeline" Solitaire Engagement Ring

Anna Sheffield Hazeline Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $5,300

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"Hazeline" Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Anna Sheffield 3-Stone Hazeline Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $12,500

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Style R9425(A) Round-Cut Engagement Ring with Halo

Beverley K Round-Cut Engagement Ring with Halo

Courtesy of Beverley K

SHOP NOW: Beverley K, price upon request

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"Juno The Swan" Brilliant-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Catbird Juno The Swan

Courtesy of Catbird

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $14,300

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Monique Lhuillier Three-Stone Micro-Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring

Monique Lhuillier Blue Nile Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Blue Nile

SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $3,890

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Style 94R-CU100 Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Christopher Designs Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Christopher Designs

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Style LC6088 Double Halo Engagement Ring

Coast Diamond Double Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Coast Diamond

SHOP NOW: Coast Diamond, $1,995

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Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum

David Yurman Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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Crossover Pavé Engagement Ring

David Yurman Crossover Pave Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

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"Unity" Cable Engagement Ring in 18K Gold

David Yurman Cable Band Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

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"The Promise 18" Interweaving Rose Gold Diamond Bands

De Beers Rose Gold Diamond Bands

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $2,500

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Cushion-Cut Solitaire Ring with Round Brilliant Pavé Diamonds

De Beers Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $11,400

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"Classica" 14K White Gold Diamond Ring

Effy White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Effy

SHOP NOW: Effy, $2,395

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Hexagon Diamond Ring

Emily P. Wheeler Hexagon Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Emily P. Wheeler

SHOP NOW: Emily P. Wheeler, $14,400

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"The Premier" 18K Blackened White Gold Ring with Round-Cut White Diamond and Pavé Stones

Eva Fehren The Premier Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Eva Fehren

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Natalie K Four-Prong Solitaire Ideal Square Ring

Natalie K Square-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Forevermark

SHOP NOW: Forevermark, $8,000

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Precision Set Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring

Forevermark Split-Shank Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Forevermark

SHOP NOW: Forevermark, $15,300

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Pluczenik "Integre Cascade" White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Forevermark White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Forevermark

SHOP NOW: Forevermark, $2,650

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"Andrea" 18K White Gold Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Gabriel New York White Gold Round-Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Gabriel New York

SHOP NOW: Gabriel New York, $6,525

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Erika Winters "Laurel" Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Erika Winters Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Greenwich St. Jewelers, $16,500

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Jennie Kwon "Hope" Diamond Ring With Round Brilliant Center Stone Set in Yellow Gold

Jennie Kwon Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Greenwich St. Jewelers, $4,150

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Sholdt Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring with Fern Finish

Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Fern Finish

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Greenwich St. Jewelers, $1,600

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Danhov Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring With Round-Cut Center Stone

Danhov Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Greenwich St. Jewelers, $3,450

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"Maiden" Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Greenwich St. Jewelers Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Greenwich St. Jewelers, $8,000

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Jade Trau "Parasol" Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Round-Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Greenwich St. Jewelers, $7,400

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Style J-5754 Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Harry Kotlar Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Harry Kotlar

SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $58,210

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Style J-3987 Asscher-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Harry Kotlar Asscher-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Harry Kotlar

SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $66,580

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"The Classic Winston" Oval-Shaped Engagement Ring With Tapered Baguette Side Stones

Harry Winston Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Harry Winston

SHOP NOW: Harry Winston, price upon request

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"Tryst" Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Harry Winston Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Harry Winston

SHOP NOW: Harry Winston, $9,800

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"Zara" Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring With Small Pavé-Set Diamonds

Ila Zara Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Ila

SHOP NOW: Ila, $3,520

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Style KGR 1069 18K White Gold Engagement Ring With Brilliant-Cut White Diamonds

Jack Kelége White Gold Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Jack Kelége

SHOP NOW: Jack Kelége, $2,750

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Style 31-KA178GRW Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring With Halo

Karl Lagerfeld Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld

SHOP NOW: Karl Lagerfeld, price upon request

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Ashoka-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Kwiat Ashoka-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Kwiat

SHOP NOW: Kwiat, price upon request

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"Fidelity" Round-Cut Brilliant Solitaire Diamond Ring

Kwiat Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Kwiat

SHOP NOW: Kwiat, price upon request

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Style R737-2OV 18K White Gold With an Oval-Cut Center Diamond

Michael M White Gold Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Michael M

SHOP NOW: Michael M, $4,850

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"Bespoke" Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring on Rose Gold Band

Lizzie Mandler Emerald-Cut Rose Gold Ring

Courtesy of Lizzie Mandler

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Monique Péan "Minéraux" Brilliant-Cut White Diamond Ring

Monique Péan Brilliant-Cut White Diamond Engagement ring

Courtesy of Barneys New York

SHOP NOW: Barneys New York, $26,340

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Emerald Celestial Ring

Nirav Modi Emerald Celestial Ring

Courtesy of Nirav Modi

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"X" Criss-Cross Ring With a Double Claw Prong Diamond

Octavia Elizabeth X Ring

Courtesy of Octavia Elizabeth

SHOP NOW: Octavia Elizabeth, $5,000

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Style R3920 Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring With Surrounding Brilliant Diamonds

Parade Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Parade

SHOP NOW: Parade, $2,250

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"Liat" Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in 18K Gold

Penny Preville Round Diamond Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Penny Preville

SHOP NOW: Penny Preville, $3,610

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"Penelope" Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Penny Preville Round Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Penny Preville

SHOP NOW: Penny Preville, $3,345

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Round-Cut Diamond Open Band Engagement Ring in 18K Rose Gold

Ritani Round-Cut Open Band Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Ritani

SHOP NOW: Ritani, $3,120

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Style LR1083 18K Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Simon G. Classic Rose Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Simon G.

SHOP NOW: Simon G., $1,320

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"Christina" European-Cut Diamond Set in 18K Rose Gold

Single Stone Christina Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Single Stone

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"Caroline" Emerald-Cut Center Stone With Bezel-Set Diamonds and Baguette Accents

Single Stone Caroline Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Single Stone

SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $10,800

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Emerald-Cut Split-Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

Sylvie Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Sylvie

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Double-Halo Mixed Color Diamond Engagement Ring

Sylvie Double Halo Mixed Color Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Sylvie

SHOP NOW: Sylvie, price upon request

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"RoyalT" Oval-Cut Diamond Ring With Two Side Diamonds on a Pavé Diamond Platinum Band

Tacori Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Tacori

SHOP NOW: Tacori, $10,790

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"The Tiffany" 18K Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $12,000

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VRAM Asscher-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Asscher-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Two by London

SHOP NOW: Two by London, $5,841

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Oval Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring in 18K White Gold

Uneek Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Uneek

SHOP NOW: Uneek, $6,024

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"Perlée" Solitaire White Gold Engagement Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Arpels, $3,900

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"Avens" Princess-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Bario Neal Avens Princess-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, $3,079

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Six-Prong 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Ring

Jade Trau Yellow Gold Diamond Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Jade Trau

SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $5,000

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"Eden" Round-Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum

David Yurman Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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Rose Gold Solitaire Ring

De Beers Round Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $3,850

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Oval-Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

De Beers Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $3,700

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"Illustrious" Diamond Engagement Ring

Hearts on Fire Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Hearts on Fire

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Yellow Gold Princess-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

De Beers Yellow Gold Prince-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $3,350

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