Diamonds Are Forever: 5 Timeless Engagement Styles That Never Go Out of Fashion

Choosing an engagement ring is an exciting experience, but it can also be a daunting task. After all, you’re only going to propose once, so you want to make it perfect. Taking your time to pick out the right engagement ring is crucial. You’ll need to consider size, budget and, most importantly, the engagement ring style. 

But with so many styles to choose from and the average engagement ring spend in the UK being thousands of pounds, it can be overwhelming to find one that perfectly suits your partner now and also stands the test of time. But fear not — there are plenty of engagement ring styles always in vogue.

In this guide, we’ll explore five of the most timeless diamond engagement ring styles. We've covered everything from classic solitaires to engagement rings with multiple stones. Read on to find the perfect engagement ring for you or your partner. 

Timeless Engagement Ring Style #1 — Solitaire Engagement Rings

Solitaire Engagement Ring

The solitaire engagement ring is a classic style with a single diamond as the centrepiece. The simple and elegant design has been a popular choice for decades, and for good reason. The single diamond allows for maximum light reflection and sparkle, making it perfect for anyone looking for a ring that truly shines. 

One of the advantages of a solitaire ring is its versatility. The classic design can be dressed up or down, making it great for every occasion. It can also be paired with various wedding band styles, from simple and sleek to more elaborate and ornate.

There are a few different variations of the classic solitaire to choose from. The most popular is the round-cut solitaire, which has a traditional and elegant look. Cushion-cut solitaires are also popular and have a softer, more romantic feel.

One potential disadvantage of the solitaire style is the single diamond may appear smaller than other engagement ring styles. However, you can address this by choosing a larger centre stone or adding a halo of smaller diamonds around the central stone.

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Timeless Engagement Ring Style #2 — Halo Engagement Rings

Halo Engagement Ring

Halo engagement rings are another popular style with a centre diamond surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. This design helps to make the centre stone appear more prominent and adds extra sparkle and shine to the overall look of the ring.

One of the advantages of a halo ring is it allows for more flexibility in terms of the centre stone. The halo of smaller diamonds can help to mask any imperfections in the centre diamond, making it an excellent option for those on a budget.

There are a few different variations of the halo ring to choose from. The most popular is the classic halo design, which features a single halo of diamonds around the centre stone. 

Split shank halo rings, which feature a halo of diamonds on either side of the centre stone, are also popular. For an extra touch of sparkle, double halo rings, which feature two layers of diamonds around the centre stone, are a great option.

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Timeless Engagement Ring Style #3 — Three-Stone Engagement Rings

Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Three-stone engagement rings are a beautiful and symbolic choice. The three stones represent the past, present, and future of the couple's relationship, making them a romantic and sentimental option.

When choosing a three-stone ring, it's essential to consider the size and shape of the centre and the side stones. The centre stone should be the largest and most prominent, with the side stones complementing its shape and size. Round-cut diamonds are a popular choice for the centre stone, with pear or cushion-cut diamonds as the side stones.

There are a few different variations of the three-stone ring to choose from. Tension-set three-stone rings, which feature the diamonds held in place by the tension of the band, are a modern and sleek option. Pavé set three-stone rings, which feature the diamonds set into the band with tiny metal beads, are a more traditional and romantic option.

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Timeless Engagement Ring Style #4 — Five-Stone Engagement Rings

Five-Stone Engagement Ring

A five-stone engagement ring is a type of ring featuring five diamonds or other gemstones set in a row across the top of the band. This ring style is often chosen by couples who want a unique and eye-catching design that is still elegant and classic.

The five stones in a five-stone engagement ring can be any gemstone, but diamonds are the most popular choice. The diamonds can be all the same size and shape, or they can be graduated in size to create a graduated five-stone setting. This type of setting is also known as a "tapered" setting.

Five-stone engagement rings are a popular choice because they offer a beautiful and unique design that is still timeless and classic. Some couples have their five-stone engagement ring custom-made, with the diamonds or gemstones selected to represent something unique to the couple, such as their birthstones or their favourite colours.

Overall, a five-stone engagement ring is a beautiful and unique way to symbolise a couple's commitment and love for each other. It is a timeless and elegant choice that is sure to be cherished for a lifetime.

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Timeless Engagement Ring Style #5 — Cluster Engagement Rings

Cluster Engagement Ring

A cluster engagement ring is a type of ring that features a central diamond or gemstone surrounded by smaller diamonds or gemstones to create a clustered effect. This design is meant to give the appearance of a larger, more impressive diamond without the added cost. Cluster engagement rings are often more affordable than rings with a single, larger diamond, making them a popular choice for couples on a budget. 

They are also suitable for those who prefer a more unique and intricate design. Because the smaller diamonds or gemstones are arranged closely together, cluster engagement rings can have a lot of sparkle and shine, making them a dazzling choice for an engagement ring.

In addition to being a more affordable option, cluster engagement rings also offer a lot of flexibility in terms of design. The central diamond or gemstone can be any shape or size, and the surrounding stones can be arranged in various patterns to create a truly one-of-a-kind look. 

Cluster engagement rings offer a beautiful and affordable alternative to traditional single-diamond engagement rings. Their flexibility in design and affordability make them a popular choice for many couples.

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How to Choose Your Engagement Ring Style

Engagement Ring

When choosing an engagement ring, there are many factors to consider. From the size and shape of the centre stone to the metal of the band, there are countless options to choose from. One of the most important decisions you will make is the style of the engagement ring. To help you choose the perfect ring for your partner, here are a few tips for choosing your engagement ring style.

First, consider your partner's style and preferences. What types of jewellery do they typically wear? Do they prefer a more traditional and classic look or something more modern and edgy? Take their style into account when choosing the engagement ring.

Next, think about the metal of the band. The most popular metals for engagement rings are yellow gold, platinum, and white gold. Gold comes in various colours, from yellow to rose to white, so there is a colour to suit every style. Platinum is a durable, hypoallergenic option and is popular for sensitive skin. White gold is a more affordable option and can be plated with rhodium to give it a platinum-like appearance.

Finally, consider the size and shape of the centre stone. The most popular shapes for engagement rings are round princess, cushion, and pear-cut diamonds. The size of the centre stone is a personal preference and can be determined by budget and the ring's overall design.

Find the Perfect Diamond Engagement Ring at Frost of London

There are many timeless engagement ring styles to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics and advantages. Classic solitaires are a simple and elegant choice, while cluster engagement rings offer a touch of luxury. Halo rings add extra sparkle and shine, and three-stone rings are a romantic and sentimental option.

No matter which style you choose, it's crucial to find a ring that reflects your partner’s style and preferences. At Frost of London, we have a wide selection of engagement rings to choose from. Our experienced team can help you find the perfect ring to symbolise your love and commitment.

Explore our collection of engagement rings today and find the perfect ring for your one-knee moment. Get in touch with the Frost team or visit our London showroom if you'd like some personalised advice on your big decision.

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