Engagement Envy: 20 Rings that Rock Our World
Feast your eyes on these carats! It’s prime proposal season: 40% of couples will make it official between the holiday season and Valentine’s Day, which means we have an excuse (do we really need one?) to swoon over the most gorgeous diamonds imaginable. While the sparkling solitaires and the diamond halo setting remain strong statement pieces du jour, we are enamored with the new bezel, reflective crown settings and variety of metals on the scene. For your viewing (and pinning) pleasure, InStyle.com has wrapped up twenty rocks that rock our world.
With bead-set diamonds exquisitely set around a round brilliant center stone, the Tiffany Embrace™ ring (from $14,600; tiffany.com is everything a ring is supposed to be: classic, impressive and brilliant.
A Step Up
Bold, yet graceful -- the emerald diamond is often ideal for a straightforward, confident beauty. This unique step-cut, channel-set diamond band (price available upon request; kwiat.com) accentuates the endless beauty of the emerald diamond.
For the girl who wants the world to know she’s setting the date, you cannot make more of a statement than this cushion-cut antiqued engagement ring (price available upon request; yanina-co.com) set in 18kt white gold with 1.20ct of share prong set diamonds.
Perfect for the woman who appreciates the classics but is blazing her own path into the future. This art deco-inspired Vram Selene Emerald II engagement ring (price available upon request; vram.com) features five-stones--an emerald center stone flanked by trapezoid and baguette diamonds--bezel set into platinum.
Tacori’s Dantela engagement ring (price available upon request; tacori.com) features a unique architectural flair. The geometric cadillac-shaped sapphires introduce a deep blue accent to a round center stone set ablaze by a crown of intensifying diamonds and pave-set diamond detailing.
Both timeless and oh-so-current, this round brilliant center stone (price upon request; yanina-co.com) will suit many modern girls. The delicate engagement ring is set in18 karat white gold with a halo of pave set white diamonds.
rope 'em in
Tiffany amp Co. Schlumbergeri Rope Ring (from $23,900; tiffany.com) superbly displays texture and dimension with a round brilliant diamond that sparkles in the center of a band of delicately entwined 18k gold rope, one of the designer’s signature motifs.
A new take on the time-honored diamond ring, Vram Jewelry’s Iris Round (price available upon request; vramjewelry.com) features a bezel set two-carat brilliant round stone in a band hand drawn with three wires attaching together. There is a small diamond accent in the basket.
Split Shank Stunner
This stunning engagement ring (from $8,350; heartsonfire.com) flawlessly blends modern edge and classic appeal with a dazzling center stone is embellished by a floral motif that is accentuated micropave split shank design.
The signature Solitaire 1895 engagement ring (price upon request; cartier.us) has stood the test of time--the design has been part of the Cartier colleciton since 1895. We love this very of-the-moment setting in yellow gold pavé.
Celebrity jeweler Neil Lane’s impressive princess cut ring (price upon request; neillanejewelry.com)features an square-shaped center stone set in a modern three-stone platinum setting with angular side-diamonds and a clean, crisp band.
One Sharp Lady
Every once in a while we see a ring that just speaks for itself. A work of art, the Warrior Ring by Eva Fehren (To purchase, contact Eva Fehren directly; evafehren.com) features a uniquely shaped center stone set in 18K blackened white gold surrounded by white diamonds. To purchase, contact Eva Fehren directly.
Pretty in Pink
Preville’s classic “with a twist”, the Liat ring (price upon request; pennypreville.com) features a sparkling round center stone set in an ornate engraved basket with six-prongs. Diamonds and graceful scrolls are engraved all over the band. The ring’s sweetness and splendor comes through clearly in pretty pink gold mounting.
For the one-of-a-kind girl. The Belle by Harry Winston™ engagement ring (price upon request; harrywinston.com) features a sparkling round 2.1 carat brilliant diamond set in an architectural micropave platinum setting.
Past, Present, Future
Representing the three-stages of a love story, a three-stone ring (price available upon request; kwiat.com) is the perfect classic with a twist. This elegant ring features an oval center stone flanked by two half moon diamonds on each side. Each of the stones sits just above a delicate frame of diamonds.
The three-carat cushion cut -- a blend of round, square, and a shape unto itself -- is set beautifully in yellow 18 karat gold with tiny pave set into the band by Donna DiStefano (price available upon request; donnadistefanoltd.com. Pair it with a pave wedding band -- or stack with multi-colored wedding bands.
Oval makes its return in a new way--set sideways in a floating pave halo by Vram (price available upon request; vram.com). The one-carat oval center stone is flanked by more than another half carat of full brilliant diamonds to evoke a sense of style and glamour!
Bridal designer Monique Lhuillier brings her design prowess to engagement rings and her own spin to the halo setting with a unique and graceful hexagonal shape in this luxurious platinum setting ($2,840; bluenile.com).
Inspired by the love story of Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef, the Couture solitaire setting by Van Cleef & Arpels (from $8,100; vancleefarpels.com) features an asymmetrical composition and buttonhole motif. Both graceful and original, the stone is clasped by a platinum loop of pave diamonds.
For the artist-in-residence, the Diamond Star Ring ($2,375; chefridi.com)by Adel Chefridi (a jeweler known for his unique handcrafted designs that blend cultures and international influences) features fine quality diamonds handset in a starbusting motif on 18 karat yellow gold with a satin finish.