48 Classic Engagement Rings For the Timeless Bride

For an engagement ring you'll love as much 10 years from now as you do today

Michelle Boyd Photography

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 'til 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, $5,200

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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) Halo Engagement Ring

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 Engagement Ring

Catbird Juno The Swan

Courtesy of Catbird

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $12,500

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Three-Stone Trio Micropavé Diamond Engagement Ring

Monique Lhuillier Blue Nile Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Blue Nile

SHOP NOW: Monique Lhuillier, $3,890

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Crisscut Cushion Engagement Ring

Christopher Designs Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Christopher Designs

SHOP NOW: Christopher Designs, price upon request

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Style LC6088 Engagement Ring

Coast Diamond Double Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Coast Diamond

SHOP NOW: Coast Diamond, $1,905

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DY Astor Engagement Ring with Diamonds in Platinum

David Yurman Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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DY Crossover Micro Pave Engagement Ring in Platinum

David Yurman Crossover Pave Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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DY Unity Cable Engagement Ring in 18K Yellow Gold

David Yurman Cable Band Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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The Promise 18 Interweaving Rose Gold Diamond Ring

De Beers Rose Gold Diamond Bands

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $2,500

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Classic Pavé Cushion-Cut Solitaire Ring

De Beers Cushion-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $11,200

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Forevermark Integre Cascade Engagement Ring

Forevermark White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Forevermark

SHOP NOW: Forevermark, $2,600

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18K White Gold Round Three Stone Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Gabriel New York White Gold Round-Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Gabriel New York

SHOP NOW: Gabriel & Co., $6,930

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Diamond Hope Ring

Jennie Kwon Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $3,450

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Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring With Fern Finish

Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring with Fern Finish

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Sholdt, $1,600

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Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

Danhov Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Danhov, $3,450

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Parasol 18-Karat Gold Ring

Round-Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Greenwich St. Jewelers

SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $6,400

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Style J-5754 Artisan Pavé French Cut Ring

Harry Kotlar Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Harry Kotlar

SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $57,820

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Style J-3987 Classico Ring

Harry Kotlar Asscher-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Harry Kotlar

SHOP NOW: Harry Kotlar, $64,805

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Classic Winston Oval-Shaped Engagement Ring

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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Style KGR 1069 18k White Gold Engagement Ring

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, $9,275

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Fidelity Diamond Engagement Ring

Kwiat Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Kwiat

SHOP NOW: Kwiat, $7,775

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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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White Diamond Emerald Cut Ring

Lizzie Mandler Emerald-Cut Rose Gold Ring

Courtesy of Lizzie Mandler

SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, price upon request

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Style MNRACD597P White Diamond Ring

Monique Péan Brilliant-Cut White Diamond Engagement ring

Courtesy of Barneys New York

SHOP NOW: Monique Péan, price upon request

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Emerald Celestial Ring

Nirav Modi Emerald Celestial Ring

Courtesy of Nirav Modi

SHOP NOW: Nirav Modi, price upon request

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Style R3920 New Classic Bridal Ring

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, $3,645

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Penelope Round Diamond Engagement Ring

Penny Preville Round Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Penny Preville

SHOP NOW: Penny Preville, $3,345

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Open Band Diamond Engagement Ring

Ritani Round-Cut Open Band Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Ritani

SHOP NOW: Ritani, $3,120

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Christina European Cut Diamond Ring

Single Stone

SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $16,600

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Caroline Emerald Cut Diamond Ring

Single Stone

SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $15,500

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Style SY289-EM Clarinda Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring

Sylvie Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Sylvie

SHOP NOW: Sylvie, price upon request

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Unique Double-Halo Mixed Color Diamond Engagement Ring

Sylvie Double Halo Mixed Color Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Sylvie

SHOP NOW: Sylvie, $2,275

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RoyalT Oval-Cut Diamond Ring

Tacori Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Tacori

SHOP NOW: Tacori, $10,790

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The Tiffany Setting Engagement Ring in 18k Rose Gold

Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., price upon request

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Oval Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Uneek Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Uneek

SHOP NOW: Uneek, price upon request

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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, $3,550

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Avens Diamond Princess Ring

Bario Neal Avens Princess-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, $3,079

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DY Eden 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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Classic Rose Gold Solitaire Ring

De Beers Round Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $3,900

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Classic Oval-Cut Solitaire Ring

De Beers Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $3,700

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Illustrious Engagement Ring

Hearts on Fire Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Hearts on Fire

SHOP NOW: Hearts on Fire, $8,090

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Classic Yellow Gold Princess Ring

De Beers Yellow Gold Prince-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $3,400

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