32 Yellow Gold Engagement Rings For Every Budget & Style

Yellow gold rings on a wood stump

Photo by India Earl

Yellow gold engagement rings are having a renaissance of sorts from shiny styles to matte finishes—likely a result of gold jewelry trending in the market from pendants to stackable rings and hoop earrings. While platinum and white gold rings are certainly still a popular choice, a lot of modern couples are engagement ring shopping with yellow gold in mind so it will blend cohesively with the rest of their everyday jewelry. Even if your jewelry box is heavy on the silver side, a yellow gold ring is perfect for the fashion-forward couple looking to dip into the mixed-metal trend.

The yellow gold trend kicked off in the engagement ring market thanks to the resurgence of unique vintage and retro-inspired styles. Whether you want an artfully etched band with micro-pavé accents, a classic round-cut diamond set on a slim gold band, or an elegant emerald-cut ring festooned with side baguettes, any stone looks good with the Midas touch.

For classic tastes, pear, oval, emerald cut, and cushion cut diamonds are gorgeous in a yellow-gold setting. Pearls are a gorgeous diamond alternative that are equally classic in a yellow-gold setting, too. Take the yellow gold engagement ring look a step further and opt for a colorful stone. In a yellow-gold setting, the effect is full-on vintage—you can even consider a raw, rustic, or rough cut diamond if an antique look suits your taste.

If a contemporary ring is up your alley, consider a super-modern style like an east-west setting, two-stone ring, hexagon shape, or trillion-cut diamond. Each of these styles is perfect for modern couples who want a less-than-cookie-cutter engagement ring.

Whatever your taste (or budget!) we found 32 stunning yellow-gold choices to inspire you before you go engagement ring shopping.

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CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane Cushion Royal Engagement Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane

This classic cushion-cut style will make the wearer feel like royalty as it was inspired by Meghan Markle's engagement ring. The cubic zirconia stones are set in 18k yellow gold-plated brass with a prong setting.

SHOP NOW: CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane, $75

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Shane Co. Vintage Cathedral Knife-Edge Engagement Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Shane Co.

Intricate milgrain details adorn this otherwise simple cathedral setting. The 14k yellow gold band measures two millimeters with a dainty knife edge. This listing is for the setting only, but its center stone preview feature allows you to see how different stones might look with the band.

SHOP NOW: Shane Co., Priced from $455

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Barbela Diamond Nico Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Barbela Design

A delicate, textured band in 14k yellow gold is a perfect option for a minimalist engagement ring. A round diamond is nestled in a bezel setting to complete the solitaire silhouette.

SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $720

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J.Hannah Demi Signet (Diamond)

Bezel-set diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

 Photo courtesy of J. Hannah

The site's description of their signet collection says "Historically, signet jewelry represented a physical marker of identity." Their line aims to be "a modern reinterpretation of the idea in classic shapes engraved with a small unique detail." This dainty 14k yellow gold engagement ring features a round, brilliant-cut white diamond as its stamp of significance.

SHOP NOW: J. Hannah, $995

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Effy Bouquet 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Cluster Ring

Halo diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Effy

The shiny 14k gold band tapers into a unique basket setting with a cluster of round diamonds. A heart shape supports the stones, visible only from the basket's profile.

SHOP NOW: Effy, was $1,995, now $1,396.50

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Diamond Nexus Bali Classic Pear Cut Engagement Ring

Pear diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Diamond Nexus

A pear-shaped diamond-alternative stone sits in the stunning loops of the lotus setting that the brand likens to trellis architecture. The 14k gold ring features a slim profile and has several choices of matching wedding bands.

SHOP NOW: Diamond Nexus, was $1,140, now $912

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Wwake Nestled Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Wwake

The thin solid gold band holds two rose-cut white diamonds in a uniquely modern design. The slim and shapely nature of this piece makes for beautiful ring stacking.

SHOP NOW: Wwake, $1,260

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Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Old European Cut Diamond Solitaire Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Lori McLean

This solitaire diamond beauty is handmade and features a simple, tapered 14k gold band. The stone is vintage-inspired with an old European cut.

SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, $1,328

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Kavant & Sharart Talay Silhouette Wave Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Kavant & Sharart

The Wave ring is inspired by the organic essence of the sea. A pear-shaped .03ct diamond is wrapped in the curves of an 18k gold band.

SHOP NOW: Kavant & Sharart, $1,540

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Après Jewelry The Stella Ring Setting (Cushion)

Square Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Après

This simple gold ring setting can be made for any center stone shape or style (stone sold separately). Its low-sitting basket is available with dot or claw prongs.

SHOP NOW: Après, $900

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ILA Pietro Marquise Cut Diamond Ring

Marquise diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of ILA

The marquise cut diamond ring is super dainty and the perfect choice for minimalists. The slender band is made from 14k sustainable gold and wears beautifully both stacked and solo.

SHOP NOW: ILA, $2,045

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La Kaiser 14K Gold Diamond Angels Drop Ring

Pear diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of La Kaiser

A magnificent pear-shaped center diamond is complemented by tiny round diamonds placed along a thin gold band. The Angels ring is a perfect candidate for contour bands with its unique shape and composition, allowing for stacking both above and below the center diamond.

SHOP NOW: La Kaiser, $2,100

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Michelle Oh Shard Ring

Raw diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Michelle Oh

The Shard ring is organic in nature. The diamond is left in its natural irregular shape and sits on an 18k gold unpolished band for a raw finish.

SHOP NOW: Michelle Oh, approximately $3,000

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Maria Canale Pyramid Statement White Agate Ring

Diamond pyramid engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Maria Canale

It's all about the band in this ring, which has a half-inch width of 18k gold. The sturdy base supports a 3D pyramid of carved white agate that's topped with a brilliant cut solitaire diamond.

SHOP NOW: Maria Canale, $2,375

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Tacori Simply Tacori Ring in 18K Gold

East-west oval diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Tacori

The east-west set oval diamond looks modern and unique on an elegant diamond tipped frame. The 18k yellow gold band features intricate texture detailing and small diamond accents visible at its profile view.

SHOP NOW: Tacori, Priced from $2,490

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Selin Kent Luna Ring

Moon diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Selin Kent

Selin Kent's Luna Ring takes a unique twist on moon-themed jewelry. A half-moon shaped diamond extends from a simple 14k yellow gold square band.

SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $2,750

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Charles & Colvard Forever One Radiant Colorless Moissanite East-West with Side Accents Engagement Ring in 14K Yellow Gold

Radiant-cut diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Charles & Colvard

Three types of moissanite stones adorn this chunky solid 14k gold band. The east-west radiant cut center stone is basket-set between clusters of round 1.7-millimeter moissanite stones. Even smaller round stones sit in the band and extend from the main attraction.

SHOP NOW: Charles& Colvard, $2,619

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Nora Kogan Misia Ring

Enamel diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Nora Kogan

The Misia Ring is anything but traditional. A conflict-free marquise diamond is set in an east-west style on a band of 14k yellow gold that's hand-painted with white or black enamel.

SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $3,195

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David Yurman DY Delaunay Petite Engagement Ring in 18K Gold

Bezel diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of David Yurman

An emerald-cut diamond looks stunning bezel-set in this geometric 18k gold band with a brushed finish. The DY Delaunay was modeled after the design David Yurman created for his wife's engagement ring.

SHOP NOW: David Yurman, price upon request

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Jessie V E Femme Fatale 'Siren' Ring

Two-finger engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Jessie V E

The Femme Fatale 'Siren' is a double finger ring. A peach tourmaline center stone rests just between the fingers and sits underneath the diamond-set band of 18k gold.

SHOP NOW: Jessie V E, $3,016

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Vrai The Signature Bezel Emerald

Bezel emerald cut diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background.

Courtesy of Vrai & Oro

A knife-edge bezel allows light to flood and bounce in all directions so the emerald-cut diamond is as dazzling as possible. The design was created to sit low on the finger and flush with a wedding band to draw the attention to the diamond.

SHOP NOW: Vrai, Priced From $2,986

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Luna Skye 14K Gold and Diamond Solitaire Oval White Sapphire Eternity Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Luna Skye

An oval white sapphire is adorned by dainty diamonds set on a slim 14k gold band. This beauty can be made as a full or half eternity, but note that full eternity bands cannot be resized. We love how this statement piece looks with a set of contour bands.

SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $3,650

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Jacquie Aiche Trillion Diamond Ring

Bezel trillion diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Jacquie Aiche

This Jacquie Aiche engagement ring has a notable trillion cut diamond set in a bezel. The shank features carefully placed small, round diamonds along a 14k yellow gold band.

SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $3,750

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Anita Ko Sideways Pear Diamond Pave Ring

East-west pear diamond engagement ring with yellow gold eternity band on a white background

Courtesy of Anita Ko

A petite pear diamond takes on a new look when set in an east-west style. Anita Ko's creation is prong-set on an 18k gold diamond-paved band, a perfect option for the modern minimalist with an eye for a bit of sparkle.

SHOP NOW: Anita Ko, $3,275

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Allurez Diagonal Diamond Halo East West Bridal Set 14K Yellow Gold

Diamond halo engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Allurez

This set comes with a matching 14k gold engagement ring and wedding band. The engagement ring features a diagonally-set cushion cut diamond halo while the pave wedding band is adorned with 17 prong-set diamonds.

SHOP NOW: Allurez, was $11,122, now $5,561

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Zoë Chicco 14K Pave and Pear Shaped Diamond Wide Flat Band Ring

Pear diamond engagement ring with thick yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Zoë Chicco

The flat band horizon ring is a head-turner. Measuring eight millimeters in width, the 14k gold band holds a comparably dainty pear diamond in a bezel and a pave of round diamonds on its edge.

SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $5,550

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Ashley Zhang Petite Margaret Ring

Two-stone diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Ashley Zhang

The double Asscher cut diamond design is inspired by the French "Toi et Moi," or "Me and You" style engagement ring characterized by two stones making up a single engagement ring. The focal stones are accented by tapered baguette diamonds on a 14k gold rounded square band.

SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $5,200

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Marrow The Jillian Round Brilliant Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Marrow

Inspired by the designer's own engagement ring, the Jillian Ring plays with contrasting shapes and sizes. A large, round brilliant cut white diamond is centered by two trillion cut diamond accents on a 14k gold band.

SHOP NOW: Marrow, $5,400

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Sofia Kaman Etoile Signet Ring

Diamond signet engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Sofia Kaman

The statement signet ring is guaranteed to turn heads. From the textured band and diamond star motif to the surprising diamond-lined outer-edge and matte-finished 18k yellow gold, the statement jewel is one of a kind.

SHOP NOW: Sofia Kaman, $6,160

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Waant Horizon: V131 Ring

Diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Waant

With a low-sitting center stone, the Horizon ring is minimal in design and timelessly simple. The 14k gold band can be customized to include accent stones and can come in square, half-round, or knife-edge style.

SHOP NOW: Waant $7,050

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Lauren B. Cushion Cut Diamond Hidden Halo Engagement Ring

Diamond halo engagement ring with yellow gold eternity band on a white background

Courtesy of Lauren B.

If you can't get enough diamonds, this  2.25 carat Lauren B. design is for you. A large cushion cut center stone is wrapped in a two-row halo that's tucked underneath the diamond, dubbing the name "Hidden Halo." The three-row cathedral band is ensconced in brilliant diamonds on all sides.

SHOP NOW: Lauren B., Price Upon Request

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Kwiat Asscher Cut Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

Yellow diamond engagement ring with yellow gold band on a white background

Courtesy of Kwiat

The signature Kwiat setting is "open and airy," which allows the most light to shine through the yellow diamond and gives the appearance of a nearly floating stone. The solitaire engagement ring is clean and simple, but the colored stone creates a modern touch.

SHOP NOW: Kwiat, Price Upon Request

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