Round-Cut Engagement Rings

Solitaire or pavé, white gold or yellow, a round-cut engagement ring is a classic choice for any bride-to-be

Updated 03/17/15
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There's a reason classic engagement ring styles are a forever favorite of brides-to-be. They're pretty, simple, and stand the test of time — who wouldn't want that for the one piece of jewelry she'll wear the rest of her life? And the most classic engagement ring-cut of them all? Round-cut diamond engagement rings.

Round-cut rings are a perennial favorite for a few reasons. Their circular shape gives off the most light of any diamond cut out there (especially if they're a brilliant-cut round diamond). They also fit into every setting seamlessly, and can be fashioned in any style of your choosing. Even better: These perfectly shaped stones also will look good on any bride's hand as opposed to an emerald-cut ring, for example, which demands to be worn by someone with longer fingers, or a princess-cut which is perfect for someone with smaller hands. If you happen to be resetting an heirloom stone you're in luck: Most older diamonds are round-cut anyway, so the sparkler that was handed down to you will be extra easy to reconfigure to your liking.

A tried-and-true style is a simple round-cut solitaire for classic brides who rather choose to jazz up their bridal jewelry with an intricate wedding band instead. More vintage brides, on the other hand, will love the European and rose-cut stones with art deco and edwardian settings. Romantic brides will gush over the plenty of pavé dripping looks — be it a contemporary halo or sparkly diamond-dusted band. Modern girls will go straight for the super sleek selection of bevel-set numbers which are both slick and unassuming.

Prices and other information in this story were accurate at press time, but are subject to change. Please confirm details with individual designers and vendors.

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Tiffany Setting Engagement Ring in Platinum

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $88,000

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Pavé Solitaire Ring Featuring a Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $2,000

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Solitaire 1895 Platinum and Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Cartier

SHOP NOW: Cartier, price upon request

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"Flame" Round Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Graff

SHOP NOW: Graff, price upon request

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"Christina" Old European-Cut Diamond in Bezel-Set Platinum Mounting

Courtesy of Single Stone

SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $16,000

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Style CL110 Six-Prong Platinum Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Danhov

SHOP NOW: Danhov, $2,320 (center stone not included)

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"Nicole" Bridal Ring in 18K White Gold

Courtesy of JudeFrances

SHOP NOW: JudeFrances, $4,100 (center stone not included)

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Style WR1055RPL "Wisteria" Engagement Ring in Platinum

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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1.5 Carat Center Stone in White Gold Mounting

Courtesy of Furrer-Jacot

SHOP NOW: Furrer-Jacot, $3,321 (center stone not included)

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Tiffany Setting in 18K Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., starting from $10,500

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Marchesa Eternal Collection Classic Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Marchesa

SHOP NOW: Macy's, $19,000

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"Queens Park" Edwardian-Era Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Trumpet & Horn

SHOP NOW: Trumpet & Horn , $32,500

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Style R3558 Diamond Engagement Ring with Intertwined Split Band

Courtesy of Parade Design

SHOP NOW: Parade Design, $2,750 (center stone not included)

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Style 202-2RD7 Bezel-Set Brilliant Round Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Tacori

SHOP NOW: Tacori, $3,510 (center stone not included)

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"Pushkar" Ring Featuring a Round Diamond Solitaire Set in Platinum and Diamond

Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Arpels, price upon request

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Solitaire Ring Featuring a Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond and Two Baguette Diamonds

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, price starting from $14,400

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"Hazeline" Champagne Diamond in 14K Yellow Gold

Courtesy of Anna Sheffield

SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $9,500

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Style SE117 Solo Filo Halo Engagement Ring in Platinum

Courtesy of Danhov

SHOP NOW: Danhov, $6,240

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"Liana" Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Courtesy of ArtCarved

SHOP NOW: ArtCarved, $2,500

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Style 17593A Round Brilliant Ring in Platinum

Courtesy of Kwiat

SHOP NOW: Kwiat, $18,900

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Style 49650 French Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold

Courtesy of Blue Nile

SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $1,100 (center stone not included)

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