37 Small Engagement Rings for the Low-Key Bride

Subtle and gorgeous

Updated 11/12/19

Courtesy of Vrai & Oro

Believe it or not, not every woman wants a giant diamond for her engagement ring. Gasp! With a more minimal aesthetic, she’s instead drawn to a small engagement ring and dainty diamonds that are demure but still exquisite. We love this aesthetic—there’s something about a small engagement ring that’s achingly chic and feels impressively one-of-a-kind. Not to mention a small ring will typically cost much less than a flashier one.

While a small engagement ring is much less attention-grabbing than a larger cut stone, this by no means equates to a boring or less than extraordinary style. Teensy stones and delicate bands come with beautiful designs that can appear even more intricate than bigger baubles.

If you like a classically cut stone in a pared-back setting, a dainty solitaire or three stone ring is perfectly sleek, delicate, and sophisticated. For more character: cluster rings, milgrain bands, and off-kilter settings feel distinctive. Or, you can opt for a teensy engagement stone with nesting band to get in on the wedding stack trend that guarantees a unique look. A diamond band sans center stone is also an option where you go with a style that has all round diamonds or a mix of cuts for something a bit more standout.

If you’re the non-showy type, peruse our edit of dainty diamonds and small engagement rings ahead. We guarantee there’s one for you.

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Claire Kinder "Aurelia" Ring

Courtesy of Claire Kinder

SHOP NOW: Claire Kinder, $430

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Barbela Design Diamond "Jayne" Ring

Courtesy of Barbela

SHOP NOW: Barbela, $410

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Anne Sisteron Moonstone and Diamond "Maddie" Ring

Courtesy of Anne Sisteron

SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $435

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Ariel Gordon Marquis "Wink" Ring

Courtesy of Ariel Gordon

SHOP NOW: Ariel Gordon, $650

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Après Jewelry "The Triple" Rose Cut Ring

Courtesy of Après Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $1,365

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Shahla Karimi "Love V" Ring

Courtesy of Shahla Karimi

SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $890

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Ceremony "Ren I" Thin Cigar Ring

Courtesy of Ceremony

SHOP NOW: Ceremony, $1,050

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Lizzie Mandler "Petit Knife Edge Solitaire" Ring

Courtesy of Lizzie Mandler

SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, $1,420

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Jade Trau Alchemy "Sophisticate" Solitaire Stackable Ring

Courtesy of Jade Trau

SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $1,480

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Eva Fehren "The Solitaire" Ring

Courtesy of Eva Fehren

SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, $1,750

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ILA Pietro Marquise-Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of ILA

SHOP NOW: ILA, $1,947

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Selin Kent "Defne" Pavé Ring with Diamond Marquise

Courtesy of Selin Kent

SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $2,250

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Anita Ko Pear Shape Diamond Pinky Ring

Courtesy of Anita Ko

SHOP NOW: Anita Ko, $2,250

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Mociun "Compass Rose" Solitaire with White Diamonds

Courtesy of Mociun

SHOP NOW: Mociun, $2,400

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ManiaMania "Entity" Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of ManiaMania

SHOP NOW: ManiaMania, $2,400

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De Beers "The Promise 18" Engagement Ring

Courtesy of De Beers

SHOP NOW: De Beers, $2,500

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Blanca Monrós Gómez "Small White Lily" Ring

Courtesy of Blanca Monrós Gómez

SHOP NOW: Blanca Monrós Gómez, $2,565

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Elisa Solomon "Anna Karenina" Marquise Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Catbird

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $1,800

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Nora Kogan "Paloma" Ring

Courtesy of Nora Kogan

SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $2,835

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Ashley Zhang "Illuminance" Ring

Courtesy of Ashley Zhang

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $2,750

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Zoë Chicco Bezel Set Emerald Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Zoë Chicco

SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $2,750

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Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Marquise Band Ring

Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $2,800

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Cartier "Etincelle De Cartier" Ring

Courtesy of Cartier

SHOP NOW: Cartier, $2,990

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Jacquie Aiche Pavé Marquise Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Jacquie Aiche

SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $3,250

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Catbird "Odette The Swan, Supreme" Ring

Courtesy of Catbird

SHOP NOW: Catbird, $3,400

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Bario Neal "Radial Cluster" Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, Priced from $3,579

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Van Cleef & Arpels "Perlée Solitaire" Pink Gold Ring

Courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels

SHOP NOW: Van Cleef & Arpels, $3,500

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Jennie Kwon Diamond "Kite Balance" Ring

Courtesy of Jennie Kwon

SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $3,792

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Lauren Wolf Jewelry "Demi Prism" Ring

Courtesy of Lauren Wolf Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $4,200

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KatKim "Grande Crescendo" Flare Pavé Ring

Courtesy of KatKim

SHOP NOW: KatKim, $5,000

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Fernando Jorge "Sequence" Band

Courtesy of Fernando Jorge

SHOP NOW: Fernando Jorge, (price upon request)

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Porter Gulch "Harper" Ring

Courtesy of Porter Gulch

SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $5,175

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Sofia Zakia "Pleiades Supreme" Ring

Courtesy of Sofia Zakia

SHOP NOW: Sofia Zakia, $5,650

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Gillian Conroy Jewelry Marquise Diamond and Pavé Bezel Ring

Courtesy of Gillian Conroy Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Gillian Conroy Jewelry, $5,450

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Wwake "Medium Vista" Ring

Courtesy of Wwake

SHOP NOW: Wwake, $6,052

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Kataoka "New Moon" Solitaire Ring

Courtesy of Kataoka

SHOP NOW: Kataoka, $7,580

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David Yurman "Eden Petite Solitaire" Engagement Ring

Courtesy of David Yurman

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, (price upon request)

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