Sure, not every bride-to-be is drawn to super-sized diamonds, but whether three or more carats is goals or you prefer a daintier approach to an engagement ring design, cost is always the ultimate factor when choosing your engagement ring. Not the most romantic part of your engagement story, but a practical aspect that most couples face. Luckily, the market is filled with gorgeous engagement rings that cost $2,000 or less whether you choose a smaller diamond, diamond slice, gemstone, antique ring, or cluster ring. "Consider working with smaller, independent designers rather than large companies who may have inflated costs," suggests jewelry designer Emilie Shapiro. Or, you can check out similar looks with ethical, lab-grown diamonds (they’re a totally legit option) to save a little cash and go bigger with your stone. "The center stone is where most of the cost comes from, so opt for less expensive stones or rustic-cut diamonds instead of a traditional-looking diamond. Moissanite and white sapphires have similar looks and you can get bigger stones at a lower price point."
Meet the Expert
Emilie Shapiro is a NYC-based jewelry designer focused on handmade production and the sustainable use of recycled materials and natural gemstones. She is also the author of How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line and Creative Wax Carving.
An engagement ring under $2,000 hardly means you have to sacrifice. "Select a piece that reflects you, that you want to wear to celebrate your love and pass down to someone special one day," says Shapiro. "You're creating your own tradition, your own family, and you can decide what that looks like and it certainly can stray from mainstream looks."
No matter your preference, we’re certain you’ll find an under-$2,000 engagement ring you love in our edit ahead. From traditional to fashion-forward, these styles are proof that your dream ring doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Well under, in fact.
Loop Serendipity Hug Profile East/West Oval Diamond Solitaire
A simple solitaire design with contemporary edge. This oval diamond is horizontally set for a fresh take on the traditional style. A thin band hugs the stone close to the finger for a low-profile statement.
SHOP NOW: Loop Jewelry, from $325
Megan Thorne Lottie Diamond Stacking Ring
Two-tone rings can exaggerate the size of a center stone making it appear much larger than it actually is. Here, the 18k white gold bezel seemingly merges with the diamond solitaire itself. The illusion is perpetuated by the contrast of the 18k rose gold band.
SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $335 from $670
Stone and Strand Small Baguette Diamond Ring
A geometric design for the modern bride-to-be. A single, white baguette diamond is encased in a thick halo of 14k yellow gold. A barely-there band unobtrusively secures the ring without overpowering the look.
SHOP NOW: Stone and Strand, $345
Emilie Shapiro Mirage Solitaire Diamond Ring
A diamond slice is a great option if you want a bigger stone on a smaller budget. The ring features a single diamond slice framed in a thick, bezel setting. An organically-shaped 14k yellow gold band finishes off the look.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $395
Yi Collection Diamond Princess-Cut Petite Circle Ring
A delicate engagement ring for all of the minimalist lovers out there. A princess-cut diamond is set on an 18k yellow gold band. The setting employs a loop fastening that separates the stone from the band itself and is quite unique in the world of bridal jewelry.
SHOP NOW: Yi Collection, $450
J. Luu Pavé Diamond Halo Ring
If you love the romantic appeal of a halo, this dainty piece is just as perfect as its price tag. A round diamond center stone is framed with a halo of pavé diamonds, adding to the illusion of a larger center stone. The ring is set in 14k white gold.
SHOP NOW: J. Luu Jewelry, $475
Emilie Shapiro Mini Transmutation Ring
Tanzanites are known for their transmutation properties, symbolizing a metamorphosis of one's self. The mini transmutation ring harnesses this energy in a vintage-inspired design with a captivating, organic roughness. A rose-cut tanzanite is framed by a halo of rough diamonds and mounted on a textured band of recycled 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Emilie Shapiro, $492.80 from $704
Lane + Lanae The Hop Ring
A dainty, structural design for the minimalist mavens amongst us. A princess-cut diamond is gently embraced between each end of the wraparound-style band. The ring features a 14k gold, square band with a bezel setting.
SHOP NOW: Lane + Lanae, $500
Clean Origin Classic Princess Solitaire
Nothing beats a classic. Maximize your budget by shopping for a timeless design that won't go the way of more trendy pieces. This princess-cut, lab-grown diamond solitaire is set on a 14k gold band.
SHOP NOW: Clean Origin, from $525
Boudov "Lucy" Ring
Named for the Beatles's famous love song, the "Lucy" ring aptly offers its wearer a sky full of diamonds. A diamond center stone is circled by a kite-shaped halo of stellar diamonds. The ring is available in a choice of white, yellow, or rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Boudov Design, from $550
The Forevermark Tribute™ Collection Diamond Stackable Ring
A textured band can add dimension to a ring without increasing the price tag. This solitaire is set on an intricately beaded band of polished curves. The round diamond center stone is bezel-set in gold.
SHOP NOW: Forevermark, from $596
Satomi Kawakita Homespun Solitaire Diamond Ring
A classic solitaire with heaps of that romantic, antique charm that ensures a piece is exalted to the ranks of prized family heirlooms. A brilliant-cut white diamond is set in 18k gold. But the band is where all the magic happens, quite literally, as its homespun texture looks as if "it’s been worked and kneaded by the hands of fairies."
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $705
Barbela Design Diamond Nico Ring
While we're on the subject of interesting bands, how about a chain-link option? This diamond solitaire is bezel-set on a thin band of tiny chain-links. For the ultimate comfort, the inside of the ring is polished to silky-smooth perfection.
SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $720
Otem Offset Diamond Ring (Setting)
A statement-making architectural piece for all of the bold babes out there. This lab-grown diamond solitaire has an off-kilter setting for an interesting perspective. The stone is held in place between the ends of an ultra-thick, 14k gold band.
SHOP NOW: Otem, from $750
Emilie Shapiro Mirage Path Diamond Ring
Infinity band lovers, rejoice! This five-stone ring has all of the eternity-ring look for a far more attractive price tag. A row of diamond slices is set in 14k yellow gold. We love the raw shapes of the diamonds giving this ring a much more organic aesthetic than its flush, identically-shaped counterparts.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $760
"Eternity bands are beautiful but tend to get a bit beat up on the underside of your hand," says Shapiro. "They are also tricky to size if you need an adjustment. Five-stone rings give the seamless look of an eternity band without having to worry about wear and tear from the bottom of your hand."
Anne Sisteron Sasha Diamond Slice Ring
An east-west setting with a pavé halo and band perfectly marries a classic design with a contemporary vibe. An oblong diamond slice is beautifully nestled within a pavé frame. The ring also features a 14k gold pavé band.
SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $770
Blanca Monrós Gómez Florence Solitaire Opal Ring
The tender pearlescent glow of opals are oh-so sweet and quintessentially bridal. Here, a diamond-flanked, milky opal is set in 14k yellow gold. The nearly-opaque stone has warm-hued flashes of corals, pinks, and gold radiating from its center, perfectly complemented by the gilded glow of the yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $780
"When selecting an engagement ring with a nontraditional gemstone, think about how soft the stone is," advises Shapiro. "Opals are beautiful, but they are on the softer side so they can get scratched over time. It's something to be mindful about."
Allurez Cathedral Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
Opting for a half band of diamonds rather than a full eternity band is another way to stretch your budget. This pavé diamond band only extends halfway around the finger leaving the back polished, but still has that infinity look. A diamond center stone is set in 18k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Allurez, $805 from $1,564
Nora Kogan Audrey Ring
Enamel accents make for a crisp look and are super-fresh in the bridal world. Here, a diamond baguette is bezel-set in 14k gold. The band, however, is where the design truly comes to life with hand-painted white enamel and milligrain trim.
SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $815
Emilie Shapiro Rough Diamond Halo Ring
Rough diamonds seem to possess an ancient, organic beauty that is both savage and captivating. "The rough diamond halo ring is one of my most popular styles of engagement rings for nontraditional brides," says Shapiro. "The juxtaposition of the rough and cut diamonds really tells a story of rough and refined." Here, a rough diamond is surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds and set in recycled 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Emilie Shapiro, $840
Xiao Wang Stardust Stacking Ring
This double-diamond design is the perfect symbolism of the union between you and your partner. Because, quite frankly, two diamonds are better than one, right? Two yellow diamond center stones are flanked by two champagne-colored, accent diamonds and set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Broken English Jewelry, $870
Jennie Kwon Pearl Baguette Equilibrium Ring
Reflect on your past, present, and future as a couple with this triplet ring. Three perfect pearls stand in a row, flanked by baguettes and accented with tiny diamonds. The ring is set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $874
Shahla Karimi Love V Ring With Pear
Speaking of symbolism, this split-shank band was inspired by love and the "principle that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites." The ring features a single pear-shaped diamond tucked between the shank and set in 14k gold. You can switch up the look of the ring by flipping it and alternating the positioning of the "V" shape.
SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $890
Michelle Fantaci Nomad Lantern Ring
Diamonds don't always have to be the focal point of a stunning ring. This beauty makes a perfect case with a breathtaking gold design that's accented by the gems, not the other way around. The style consists of several white diamonds set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Broken English Jewelry, $890
Octavia Elizabeth Stone Diamond Stack Ring
This dainty creation is perfect on its own or as the start of a bridal stack, commemorating major milestones in your life together. Here, a diamond solitaire is bezel-set in 18k gold. The style is also available with sapphire, ruby, or emerald center stones.
SHOP NOW: Octavia Elizabeth, $895
Aprés Jewelry The Stella Ring Setting
Customizing your very own ring is the best way to get the look you love at a price point that works for you. Here we have a cushion-cut diamond solitaire setting in gold. From there you can continue to choose the stone and build the ring of your dreams and keep within your realistic budget.
SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, from $900
Era Jewelry Mosaic Stack Ring With Diamonds
Even in a smaller carat weight, contemporary cuts will feel utterly spectacular and contribute to an ultra-unique look. A kite-shaped gem on a traditional pavé band is exactly what we had in mind. Here, a colored sapphire center stone is set on a 14k yellow gold, diamond-encrusted band. "Sapphires are actually a traditional engagement ring stone dating back to the Romans," explains Shapiro.
SHOP NOW: Era Jewelry, $950
Kataoka Aronia Ring
Not everyone dreams of a full-fledged bauble on their ring fingers. Ornate, jewel encrusted bands can be equally as striking, made even more personal with the addition of hidden engravings and love notes. This piece has a smattering of accent diamonds set on an 18k gold, twisted band.
SHOP NOW: Kataoka Jewelry, from $980
J. Hannah Demi Signet With Diamond
Signet rings tend to err on the more masculine side of the jewelry spectrum, imparting a strength and boldness to any look. This demi signet ring, however, has a much more feminine appeal with a smaller size and thinner design. The ring showcases a diamond center stone set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: J. Hannah, $995
Spinelli Kilcollin Adonis Ring
Not all engagement rings require gems and jewels. This understated design is oh-so chic without the adornments of glittering minerals. A single 18k white gold annulet takes center stage as it hugs its 18k rose gold band. The design is based on the mythical love of Adonis and Aphrodite, with the band representing her emotions and the annulet symbolizing Eros'—aka Cupid's—arrow of love.
SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, $1,000
Carbon & Hyde Elixir Mini Ring
Multi-stone engagement rings from three-stone styles to clusters create the image of a bigger ring for a lot less. This one has all of the appeal of a larger, pear-shaped diamond through a strategically placed cluster setting. The ring is available in 14k white, rose, or yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Carbon & Hyde, $1,035
Emilie Shapiro Lunar Ring
Inspired by the full moon lighting up the dark night sky and reflecting gently onto the water, this ring features a rose-cut rainbow moonstone surrounded by a halo of rough blue sapphires and set in recycled 14k yellow gold. "Opals and moonstones are some of my favorite stones to work with because they have this amazing inner shine called a flash," explains Shapiro. "My [personal] engagement ring is a pretty, larger rose-cut rainbow moonstone. I love staring at it and it feels so special."
SHOP NOW: Emilie Shapiro, $1,045
De Beers DB Classic One Diamond Band
A wedding band is the most enduring symbol of love and unity. Here, a diamond center stone adds the quintessential, contemporary engagement ring characteristic. The style is set in 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: De Beers, $1,050
Margaret Cross Ivory Enamel and Diamond Ring
A diamond trifecta cradled in a bed of gold. A round diamond center stone is flanked by two smaller diamonds and nestled in a 14k yellow gold band. A swath of ivory enamel emphasizes the feminine curve of the setting.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,125
ILA Aleta Ring
A horizontally-set, pear-shaped diamond is set in 18k rose gold. The stone is placed on a band so thin that it looks as if it's simply floating above the finger. This design was entirely handcrafted and made from recycled gold.
SHOP NOW: ILA, from $1,145
Wwake Single Nestled Diamond Ring
Rose-cut diamonds are faceted to reflect as much light as possible, providing a a lively glimmer that can rival that of a larger stone. This ring features a diamond center stone set in 14k gold. The gem is nestled in the curve of the band resembling a fresh drop of dew beading off of a leaf.
SHOP NOW: Wwake, $1,148
Bario Neal Half-Moon Dyad Ring
Two ethically-sourced, white sapphires are bezel-set in a casing of 14k yellow gold. The half-moon design of each stone, along with the central gap between them, could be representative of the two halves that make a whole. This ring is entirely handcrafted and ethically sourced.
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, from $1,160
Gemvara Alyssa Ring With White Sapphire
If size is super important (hey, we get it) a diamond alternative like a white sapphire is a perfect option that will keep your ring under $2,000 and still sparkle like the best of them. Here, a pear-shaped, white sapphire center stone is flanked by diamond accents. The ring is set in platinum.
SHOP NOW: Gemvara, $1,136 from $1,420
Edwardian Diamond Cluster Ring, Circa 1910
Cluster rings have had a huge resurgence with everyone from royals to celebs rocking the vintage style. This century-old, Edwardian daisy cluster ring dates all the way back to 1910. The floral design is inlaid with diamonds and set in 18k yellow gold and platinum.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $1,154.07
Ariel Gordon Marquise Diamond Ring
We love the dainty take on this marquise ring. While marquise-cuts tend to have a sophistication about them that can sometimes read as a bit stuffy, this fresh and airy design is nothing of the sort. The diamond center stone is set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Ariel Gordon Jewelry, $1,195
Bulgari MarryMe Ring
The perfect union of masculine and feminine aesthetics. A bold, architectural band gets a touch of sparkle with the addition of a single glittering diamond. The ring is set in 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Bulgari, $1,200
Doyle & Doyle Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring
The intricate design of an antique ring is incredibly eye-catching whether done in white or yellow gold or a mix of metals. This breathtaking Art Deco ring originated in 1935 and features a unique hexagonal mount. A diamond center stone is set in a filigree east-west design of 18k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Doyle & Doyle, $1,200
Zoë Chicco Marquise Diamond Signet Ring
We love signet rings and the mysterious pasts that they always seem to hint at, whether actually antique or completely brand new. This particular piece has a marquise shape that one could assume comes with a bit of evil-eye protection as well. A single, marquise-shaped diamond stone is set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $1,250
Smith + Mara Princess-Cut Diamond Stackable Ring
A simple design with a raw, organic elegance about it. A princess-shaped diamond is bezel-set in 14k gold. The super-fine band incorporates an added sense of daintiness to the style.
SHOP NOW: Smith + Mara, $1,255
Emilie Shapiro Solar Plexus Ring
"The solar plexus ring is such an edgy ring while still feeling feminine and timeless," says Shapiro. The ring features a rose-cut rutilated quartz with black inclusions that stand out beautifully against its silvery hue. The stone is framed by a halo of rough diamonds and set in recycled 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Emilie Shapiro, $1,265
Helzberg Diamonds 1/2 Ct. Tw. Diamond Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold
Pear-shaped stones always give off the appearance of a larger carat weight due to their oblong structure. Here, a diamond center stone is framed by a double-halo design and set in 14k white gold. The band is intricately detailed with a spiral design and inlaid diamond accents.
SHOP NOW: Helzberg Diamonds, $1,299 from $1,999
Anna Sheffield Celestine Orbit Suite No. 05
The warmth of this copper rutilated quartz is enough to set any heart ablaze. The stone is set on a curved band of 14k rose gold and framed with an identical, secondary band. Two rings for the price of one!
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $1,300
Tiffany & Co. The Tiffany® Setting
A true icon never goes out of style. The Tiffany® Setting was first debuted over 130 years ago and still remains a staple to this day. A diamond solitaire seemingly levitates atop an 18k rose gold band.
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $1,300
Brilliant Earth "The Lianna" Ring
A stunning display of Art Deco craftsmanship. A diamond center stone is set in an intricate 14k white gold design. The band features two serpents at each end, holding up the central mount.
SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $1,325
Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring
Old-world elegance abounds throughout this seemingly simple creation. A centuries-old diamond solitaire exudes a candlelit glow unlike the stark brilliance of modern cuts. The ring is set in 14k white and yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, $1,328
Catbird Odile the Swan Ring
Black may seem like the antithesis of all things bridal, but there is a timeless beauty and undeniable elegance about a black diamond. Here, a rose-cut black diamond is fringed by a single, brilliant-cut white diamond on each side. The design is set on an ultra-delicate 14k gold band.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $1,350
1920s Art Deco Diamond Yellow Gold and White Gold Set Ring
The subdued matte texture of this iconic Art Deco style exudes a softness that is often missing from high-polished pieces. The center illustrates an ornate scene of milligrain detailing and geometric composition surrounding a single diamond center stone. The ring is set in 14k white and yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $1,358.83
Diamond Nexus East-West Classic Trellis Oval Cut Engagement Ring
All the rules of traditional solitaire settings have been, quite literally, overturned. Here, an oval diamond is horizontally-set for a refreshing departure from the predictability of conventional norms. Set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Diamond Nexus, from $1,380
KatKim Mini Peak Ring
Trillion diamonds have a unique duality about them, they simultaneously speak to an old-world eclecticism and reflect a contemporary modernity. The combination creates a dichotomy of unquestionable timelessness. This ring showcases a single trillion diamond set on a polished, 18k yellow gold band.
SHOP NOW: KatKim, $1,400
Lizzie Mandler Petite Knife Edge Solitaire Ring
A classic solitaire with considerable edge. This band is fashioned with a "knife-edge" design creating a peaked look. A diamond solitaire is set in 18k gold.
SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, $1,420
Jennie Kwon Marquise Diamond Solo Ring
It doesn't get much more romantic than this. A marquise diamond center stone is flanked by two diamond baguettes and set in 14k gold. To complete the retro aesthetic the band is inlaid with a scattering of accent stones.
SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $1,465
Januka Princess-Cut Diamond Position Ring
A bold design with a touch of whimsy. This strong band has the perfect mounting for a round stone but instead is set with a princess-cut diamond that appears to be floating in the center like a single star shining through a round window. Set in 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,500
Vrai The Oval Signet Ring
Traditionally signet rings have been a deeply personal piece of jewelry, often used to seal letters with its owner's crest as proof of the senders identity. It's not surprising that such a distinguished piece has made its way into the realm of bridal jewelry. Consider this 14k gold, oval diamond signet ring the symbolic marriage of your identity with that of your spouse-to-be's.
SHOP NOW: Vrai, $1,500
1909 by Erica Weiner Machine Age Ring
This beauty was inspired by a vintage piece from the Machine Age, or early 20th century. The design presents a row of three diamonds, framed by four accent diamonds positioned at each directional pole. The ring features a a corrugated marquise shape and is set in 14k white and yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $1,500
Aurate Large Diamond Solitaire Ring
No need to overcomplicate things. There is an everlasting quality in innate simplicity. Here, a princess-cut diamond solitaire is set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Aurate, from $1,500
Charles & Colvard Forever One 2.70CTW Radiant Near-Colorless Moissanite Solitaire Engagement Ring
Much like white sapphires, moissanite makes a dazzling alternative to far more expensive diamonds. Here, a considerable 2.7-carat, near-colorless center stone absolutely stuns. The design is set in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, $1,512.15 from $1,779
Michelle Oh Encrusted Ring
A dainty ring for the nature lovers out there. To us, this ring is reminiscent of a gentle rose bud on the cusp of flourishing into a stunning rose, complete with a band of tiny thorns. A round diamond is set on an 18k gold, textured band.
SHOP NOW: Michelle Oh, about $1,520.76
Ceremony Ren I Ring
The perfect union of a thick band ring and a timeless solitaire. A single, recycled diamond beams from a cigar-style band, inspired by its late-Victorian predecessors. The ring is set in 18k gold.
SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $1,550
Vale Jewelry Francoise Ring
Horizontally-set marquise stones have a decidedly fresh feel in comparison to their traditional, vertically-set counterparts. Here, a marquise-shaped white diamond is set in 14k yellow gold. Notice the two prong setting just at the poles of the stone, allowing for optimal brilliance and shine.
SHOP NOW: Vale Jewelry, $1,550
Grace Lee Crown Bezel Diamond Ring
Rose-cut diamonds are faceted in their name-sake, rose-bud shape. Unlike other cuts that have a tapered bottom, rose-cut diamonds are flat which gives them a thicker appearance overall. This ring is mounted on top of its 14k gold band, not in line with it, allowing the unique shape to shine.
SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $1,585
Eva Noga Salt and Pepper Allium Diamond Ring
The sophisticated combination of tones in this masterpiece are absolutely awe-inspiring. A salt-and-pepper diamond center stone is framed by baguette diamond accents in a cross design. All on a round canvas of 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,585
Blue Nile 1/2 Carat Princess-Cut Petite Diamond Engagement Ring
A delicate princess-cut design is universally flattering. The diamond solitaire is accented with a row of three graduated diamonds on each side. Set in 14k white gold.
SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $1,600
Roman Malakov Seamless Halo Cluster Engagement Ring
If a cluster ring and a solitaire had a love child, this would undoubtedly be the product. A diamond center stone is framed by a seamless halo of diamonds, creating an invisible setting that mimics the look of a single solitaire. The design is set in gold.
SHOP NOW: Roman Malakov, $1,650
Mociun White Diamond Stacked Ring
This charming spin on a solitaire sets the stone above the band instead of on top of it. Here, a white diamond sits atop a row of seven smaller diamonds. The ring is set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Mociun, $1,680
Yannis Sergakis Adornments La Pierre Round Diamond Ring
A classic solitaire with an astral twist. This ring's diamond center stone is flanked by three diamond accents on each side and set in 18k yellow gold. The celestial vibe may have been unintentional, but all we see is a love written in the stars.
SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $1,705
Adel Chefridi Etched Round Ring
Something about a satin finish hits like the fabled romances of a bygone era. This diamond center stone is framed with a hand-engraved bezel and accented by two diamonds. The entire ring is set in satin-finished 18k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Chefridi, from $1,730
DMD Metal Salt and Pepper Diamond Cara Ring
Geometric, architectural, and regal. This ring is the perfect blend of cool-girl modernity and old-world, vintage allure. A round, salt-and-pepper diamond is topped with a gilded, granulated crown and accented with diamonds, all encased in 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,735
Eva Fehren The Solitaire Ring
A colored diamond can sometimes be a welcomed departure from the bevy of colorless minerals we're continuously exposed to. This pale champagne diamond exudes a glittering warmth like the amber glow of a comforting flame. The band follows suit with a pavé setting of diamonds in the same hue, all in luscious 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, $1,750
Digby & Iona Roesia Ring
This design has all the appeal of a pricey three-stone design at a far more attractive price point. An icy salt-and-pepper diamond center stone is flanked by salt-and-pepper diamond accents that have the look of a single larger stone. All set in recycled 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $1,775
Shane Co. Marquise and Round Diamond Ring
Marquise cuts have an innately regal air about them and this glorious design definitely does not disappoint. A marquise-shaped diamond is encircled by a halo and considerable 14k yellow gold frame. The ring features a pavé band comprised of marquise-shaped scallops that mimic the central mount.
SHOP NOW: Shane Co., $1,775
Jade Trau Alchemy Collection Envoy Solitaire Stackable Ring
As part of the Alchemy Collection, each shape is attributed to an archetype persona. The pear shape is reflective of compassion, creativity, and deep intuition. This pear-shaped diamond is framed by a textured halo of 18k gold.
SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $1,800
Jacquie Aiche Twisted Marquise Diamond Stack Ring
A twisting band to represent the interwoven love that you share with your partner. A horizontal, marquise diamond is bezel-set atop the rope-like band. The ring is handmade in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $1,815
A.Jaffe Half Bezel East West Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
If it's bold that you're looking for, then you need not look any further. An east-west, emerald-cut diamond is only half bezel-set, allowing light to pour in from the top and bottom. An ultra-thick 18k gold band completes the contemporary style.
SHOP NOW: A.Jaffe, from $1,820
Marrow Looking West Tourmaline Ring
Tourmaline is considered to be a receptive stone that contains calming properties. The perfect representation of the person that is your sense of calm in the most stressful aspects of life. Here, a blue-green tourmaline is flanked by diamond accent stones and set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Marrow, $1,850
Digby & Iona Half Round Ninian
This smokey-olive diamond in a half-moon style is absolutely mystifying. The ring features an olive diamond crowned with a salt-and-pepper diamond half-halo. The design is set in recycled 18k rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $1,850
Jacquie Aiche 5 Diamond Kate Ring
This ring is the eclectic alternative to a conventional infinity band. Five graduated diamonds are set in a row with the largest of the bunch sitting front and center. Each piece is individually made by hand and set in 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $1,915
Emilie Shapiro Rough Diamond Ring
"I love working with rustic diamonds, which are just as sparkly but are filled with beautiful inclusions and the cost is so much lower than a crystal-clear diamond," says Shapiro. "I love included diamonds—they carry so much soul and are much more unique than a traditional-looking engagement ring, in my opinion." Here, a whopping 7.6-carat, trillion-shaped, raw diamond is graced with six diamond accent stones. All set in recycled 14k yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Emilie Shapiro, $1,939
Selin Kent Pear Ring
The perfect wedding band with an engagement ring twist. A pear-shaped diamond is charmingly offset halfway up a thick, gold wedding band. The stone is set in platinum, while the ring itself is composed of 14k gold.
SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $1,950
Elisa Solomon Anna Karenina Marquise Diamond Ring
A design created with a classic story of forbidden romance and the sheer opulence of a foregone era in mind. A marquise diamond center stone is surrounded by a melee of diamonds and flanked by two baguettes. Set in a platinum band encrusted with diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $1,960
Azlee E/W Small Enamel Diamond Ring
A trapezoid shape with mod embellishments is the ultimate in cool-girl bridal jewelry. A baguette diamond center stone is framed by halos of gold, black enamel, and pavé diamonds. All set in 18k gold.
SHOP NOW: Azlee Jewelry, from $1,990
Vera Wang Love Collection 5/8 CT. T.W. Princess-Cut Diamond Double Frame Engagement Ring
The addition of a halo to any stone is a great way to maximize its size. And if you really want to go big, you'll make it a double. This princess-cut diamond is framed by not one, but two pavé halos. The ring is set on a matching 14k white gold, pavé band with split-shank detailing.
SHOP NOW: Zales, $1,999.99
Edwardian Style .50 Carat Sapphire Platinum Engagement Ring
Many vintage styles incorporate stunning metalwork around a smaller stone or several small stones that create the illusion of a bigger ring. This century-old, Edwardian ring features a vivid blue sapphire center stone with white diamond accents. The design is forged in platinum.
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