10 Best Women’s Engagement Rings (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs 5 min read

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THE BASICS --

An engagement ring is a dream piece of jewelry, often fantasized about since childhood. Not every bride-to-be dreams of the same ring, however, and there are many gorgeous engagement ring styles to suit the tastes and fashion preferences of different women. The very best engagement rings not only reflect a woman’s individual jewelry style, but offer deep and everlasting symbolism and connection to the relationship the ring represents.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--

In this guide, we will explain the following:

  • Choosing the Right Engagement Ring
  • Budget
  • Finger Size
  • Accent Stones
  • Gemstone
  • Matched Set
  • Era
  • Symbolism
  • Top 10 Best Women's Engagement Rings
  • Solitaire Ring
  • Three-Stone Ring
  • Gemstone Engagement Ring
  • Antique Engagement Ring
  • Vintage Engagement Ring
  • Engagement Band
  • Pave Engagement Ring
  • Stacking Ring
  • Heirloom Ring
  • Halo Ring
  • Choosing an Engagement Ring That is Right For Me

Choosing the Right Engagement Ring

There are many questions to ask when choosing the best engagement ring for that special someone...

• Budget

What is the total budget for buying the ring? Understanding the budget range will help in selecting a ring that not only meets the bride-to-be's style and preferences but also aligns with financial considerations.

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• Finger Size

Will the ring complement the hand proportions and finger size? Do you have any specific considerations or preferences regarding the ring's size, width, or design elements that will flatter her hand and finger proportions?

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• Accent Stones

Which center stone and accent gemstones are preferred? Does the bride-to-be favor classic shapes like old European cuts and old mine cuts for the center stone. Additionally, what gemstones does she prefer for the accent stones to complement the center stone.

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• Gemstone

If not a diamond, what type of gemstone is preferred?  Are there any specific gemstones she loves, such as sapphires, emeralds, rubies, garnets, aquamarines, opals or perhaps a birthstone?

 

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• Matched Set

Is the bride-to-be looking for a ring that stands out on its own, with no need for accompanying pieces, or does she prefer it to be part of a coordinated set, including a matching wedding band or other complementary jewelry?

 

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• Era

What type of ring design or era does the bride-to-be like best? Does she have a favorite style, such as vintage, Art Deco, or a particular era she admires, like Victorian or Edwardian?

 

• Symbolism

Can more personal symbolism be incorporated into the ring? Incorporating birthstones or other gemstones that represent important moments or people in your lives can add an extra layer of personalization.

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Couples should discuss these questions when browsing different engagement ring styles to be sure this most precious ring will always be a favorite piece of jewelry that can be worn for many happy anniversaries. At the same time, couples should be mindful of the ring’s condition and quality, consider a retailer’s warranty, and be sure the piece meets any sustainable or ethical standards the couple wants to uphold. When a piece is as meaningful as an engagement ring, it is critical to be sure everything about the ring brings joy to the couple. 

Top 10 Best Women’s Engagement Rings

When looking at different engagement rings, certain styles stand out as consistently popular and timeless for generations of romantic proposals and happy marriages. While each engagement ring is different and they can all be personalized for even more individuality, these are the most popular and best women’s engagement rings that stand the test of time.

• Solitaire Ring

The most popular engagement ring style by a wide margin, classic solitaires are elegant and beautiful. Different stone shapes, sizes, and orientations can give extra character and flair to even the simplest solitaire.

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• Three-Stone Ring

With the enduring symbolism of a couple’s past, present, and future
represented by three coordinated center stones, a three-stone ring can feature different stone shapes and additional accents for even more personalization.  

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I've purchased two vintage rings from Suzanne over the past decade and my wife has loved both. Great service, communication and speedy delivery.”

 Lee S verified buyer

• Gemstone Engagement Ring

Not every bride-to-be is in love with diamonds, and gemstone rings can be beautifully colorful alternatives. A birthstone is a symbolic option, or choose thoughtful gems that have other meanings for the couple to convey even more thoughtfulness. 

 

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My experience with Vintage Diamond Ring was so excellent I really had to think about it for a while. First their selection of jewelry is profound. The quality is superior.”

 Claude P verified buyer

• Antique Engagement Ring

For a ring that truly stands the test of time, an antique ring has stylish flair and distinction that sets it apart from modern designs. Different rings from different
eras all have their own unique traits and character. 

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• Vintage Engagement Ring

Defined as slightly younger than antique rings, vintage rings can also show great history and be a distinctive choice for a distinctive woman, but can still show some modern elements, such as mid-century modern styles.

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• Engagement Band

Instead of an engagement ring with an obvious center stone, choosing a diamond or gemstone band can be a very practical and low-key choice for an active bride-to-be, so she doesn’t have to remove the ring frequently for work, exercise, or other activities.

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• Pave Engagement Ring

Combine the best of a classic solitaire and a diamond band with a pavé ring encrusted with diamonds for the ultimate in sparkling bling. This is a great choice for a daring and fashion-forward woman, as it will catch all eyes from every angle. 

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• Stacking Ring

Thinner, more delicate rings layered together are great for a fashionista with a changeable sense of style. A petite, stacking engagement ring may soon be joined by a wedding ring, anniversary ring, and other accent rings for a personal look.

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• Heirloom Ring

For a special connection, especially from the groom-to-be’s family to welcome
a new woman into their midst, consider an heirloom ring and all the history it can bring to a new generation of marital union and bliss.

 

Suzanne was amazing! I utilized the layaway service and it was a breeze. Ring made its way to Texas and was even more gorgeous in person."
 Chloe G verified buyer

• Halo Ring

The halo setting features a center stone surrounded by a circle of smaller accent stones. This design maximizes the ring's brilliance and sparkle, making the center stone appear larger and more dazzling.

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Choosing an Engagement Ring That is Right For Me? 

Whatever design is selected, so long as it is done thoughtfully and with care and respect for the woman’s preferences, it will quickly become a treasured piece of jewelry to be worn with joy and love.


Antique Engagement Rings For Everyone:

No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.

Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:

Antique diamond cuts are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and faceting. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of birthstone rings today!

Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.
 
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