58 Gorgeous Diamond Bands for Girls Who Don’t Want an Engagement Ring

Not every girl wants a big ol’ rock

Updated 04/29/18

Courtesy of Jemma Wynne

When it comes to engagement rings, it’s hard not to imagine a pretty diamond nestled on a gorgeous band, right? There's similarly a misconception that when you’re on the receiving end of such an engagement ring, the bigger, the better. Well, that’s simply not the case for every woman. Shocker! Instead of a flashy sparkler, some women would prefer an elegant band. And while certainly more understated than a beautifully set diamond or gemstone, some are just as, if not blingier than their traditional engagement ring counterparts. Eternity baguettes, anyone? More on this later.

Whether you’re one for subtlety, subscribe to a minimal style aesthetic, simply don’t have the budget for a conventional diamond ring, or you straight up don’t like bling, there’s more than enough reason to not want the expected diamond ring that most people envision. If you do still want a “normal” engagement ring, bands are the perfect backup on occasions when you choose not to wear your bigger bauble.

Obviously, we’re hardly ones to argue the appeal of a large diamond ring. However, if a band is up your alley, you have a multitude of gorgeous styles to choose from. For those who still want diamonds, offerings range from dainty to extravagant. Think: Thin bands sprinkled with tiny diamonds to timeless pavé eternity bands to incredibly brilliant and stunning baguettes in an eternity settling (talk about wowza!). Then there’s the most restrained route: A simple gold or silver band modestly unadorned. Demure, yet lovely. There’s also the alternative of going unconventional. Perhaps a contemporary two-tone band with wavy diamond pavé? Or, what about a fluid ‘tiara’ shape with a series of multi-shaped diamonds in various sizes? Super dynamic.

The most important thing to realize is that bands are just as stunning as a traditional engagement ring. It’s merely a style preference, not a compromise. Qualms about sacrificing style or beauty needn’t exist because you’re foregoing a bigger stone.

If you think a band is right for you, ahead, we culled an edit guaranteed to suit every style and budget. Get inspired!

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Topaz Teardrop Band

Courtesy of Loren Stewart

SHOP NOW: Loren Stewart, $361

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Cirque Meeting Arrows Ring with White Topaz

Courtesy of Jane Taylor

SHOP NOW: Jane Taylor, $660

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Arik Kastan

Courtesy of Arik Kastan

Thin Stacking Ring - Moonstone

SHOP NOW: Arik Kastan, $730

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Suz Somersall

Courtesy of Suz Somersall

18k Double Ivy Band LUXE

SHOP NOW: Suz Somersall, $750

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Anne Sisteron

Courtesy of Anne Sisteron

14k Rose Gold Bezel Set Diamond Faith Ring

SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $815

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The Infinity Band in 18k Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Vrai & Oro

SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, $817

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Jeanie Ann Diamond Band

Courtesy of Dana Rebecca Designs

SHOP NOW: Dana Rebecca Designs, $1,045

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Duo Ring

Courtesy of Love Adorned

SHOP NOW: Love Adorned, $1,145

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Curved Snow Queen Ring in 14k Gold

Courtesy of Catbird Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Catbird Jewelry, $1,296

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Diamond Chevron Ring White Gold

Courtesy of J.Luu

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14k Princess Diamond Eternity Band

Courtesy of Zoe Chicco

SHOP NOW: Zoe Chicco, $1,425

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The Balliér Ring – Oval Cut

Courtesy of Après Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $1,750

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Tiara Curve Band Yellow Gold & White Diamonds

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $1,750

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Diamond Infinity Ring

Courtesy of Yi Collection

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Diamond Cigar Band in 14k Yellow Gold with White Diamonds

Courtesy of Eriness

SHOP NOW: Eriness, $1,805

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White Diamond Bezel Band

Courtesy of Blanca Monrós Gómez

SHOP NOW: Blanca Monrós Gómez, $1,825

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Diana Pear Diamond Demi-Eternity Band

Courtesy of Gillian Conroy

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Crescent Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, $2,340

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Wonder Woman White Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Lori McLean Fine Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Lori McLean Fine Jewelry, $2,348

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Ava Vintage Inspired Brilliant Diamond Band

Courtesy of Ken & Dana Design

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Kelp Eternity Pavé Band

Courtesy of Rebecca Overmann

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Overmann, $2,585

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18k Yellow Gold Small Bliss Mix Band

Courtesy of Suzanne Kalan

SHOP NOW: Suzanne Kalan, $2,700

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One of a Kind Mirrored Tappered Baguettes Ring

Courtesy of Wwake

SHOP NOW: Wwake, $3,760

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Afton Ring in 18k with Baguette Diamonds

Courtesy of ILA

SHOP NOW: ILA, $3,080

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Camélia Ring in 18k Gold and Diamonds

Courtesy of Chanel

SHOP NOW: Chanel, $3,300

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Dublo Movement Ring

Courtesy of Swati Dhanak

SHOP NOW: Swati Dhanak, $3,360

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18K Trio Eternity Ring With Diamond

Courtesy of Temple St. Clair

SHOP NOW: Temple St. Clair, $3,950

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Medium Kismet Band

Courtesy of Jade Trau

SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $4,000

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The Zipper Band in Rose Gold with Pale Chapagne Pavé

Courtesy of Eva Fehren

SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, $4,125

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Eternal River of Light Band

Courtesy of Claire Kinder

SHOP NOW: Claire Kinder, $4,400

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Baguette Diamond Band in 18k White Gold

Courtesy of Pamela Love Fine Jewelry available at Twist

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Serpenti Wedding Band in 18k Rose Gold with Pavé Diamonds

Courtesy of Bulgari

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Diamond Crown Ring-Supreme in 18k Rose Gold

Courtesy of Kataoka

SHOP NOW: Kataoka, $5,380

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Origami Ziggy Diamond Ring in Rose Gold

Courtesy of Kavant & Sharart

SHOP NOW: Kavant & Sharart, $5,950

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Aeon Platinum Infinity Style Wedding Band

Courtesy of Yael Designs

SHOP NOW: Yael Designs, $6,138

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Pale Brown Diamond Stream Wave Ring

Courtesy of Fernando Jorge available at Twist

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Trinity Ruban Wedding Band

Courtesy of Cartier

SHOP NOW: Cartier, $6,350

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Eternity Stackable Rings

Courtesy of Rahaminov Diamonds available at Forevermark

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Prive Luxe Double Pave Diamond Band Ring

Courtesy of Jemma Wynne

SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, $7,350

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Integre Wedding Band Set

Courtesy of Pluczenik available at Forevermark

SHOP NOW: Pluczenik available at Forevermark, $7,700

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Octagon Diamond Eternity Band

Courtesy of Finn

SHOP NOW: Finn, $8,900

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Princess Diamond Eternity Ring in 18k Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Ritani

SHOP NOW: Ritani, $9,140

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Royal T Band with Pear Shaped Diamonds in 18k Rose Gold

Courtesy of Tacori

SHOP NOW: Tacori, $9,990

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Zipper Ring in Rose Gold

Courtesy of Anita Ko

SHOP NOW: Anita Ko, $11,825

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Half Allegra Eternity Band 0.25CT

Courtesy of De Beers

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6.30ct Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Band in 18k Rose Gold

Courtesy of Mark Broumand

SHOP NOW: Mark Broumand, $14,995

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5MM Crown Bezel Diamond Eternity Ring

Courtesy of Grace Lee

SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $15,880

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Alternating Tapered Baguette Eternity Band

Courtesy of Lizzie Mandler

SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, $18,120

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Possession Wedding Ring in 18k White Gold

Courtesy of Piaget

SHOP NOW: Piaget, $25,100

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Clarity Eternity Band

Courtesy of Mindi Mond

SHOP NOW: Mindi Mond, $32,300

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Tapered Baguette Eternity Band

Courtesy of Ashley Zhang

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $32,500

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Enlacement Wedding Band in Platinum and Diamonds

Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Arpels, $33,300

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10 Carat Fancy Yellow Cushion Cut Diamond Gold Eternity Band Ring

Courtesy of Diamond Scene available at 1stdibs

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Diamond Shapes Wide Band

Courtesy of Mociun

SHOP NOW: Mociun, Price Upon Request

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Emerald Cut Diamond Eternity Band in Platinum

Courtesy of Martin Katz

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Diamond Simplicity Ring in 18K Fairmined Gold and White Diamonds

Courtesy of Ana Khouri

SHOP NOW: Ana Khouri, Price Upon Request

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Yellow Gold Ring with White Diamonds and White Diamond Baguettes

Courtesy of Nikos Koulis

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Sideways Eternity Band in Platinum

Courtesy of Ashoka

SHOP NOW: Ashoka, Price Upon Request

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