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large emerald cut VRAI created diamond engagement ring

15 Best Minimalist Engagement Rings For Those With A Subtle & Timeless Style

Your engagement ring should beautifully represent your love and your style. For those with minimalist styles or who wear minimal jewelry, choose an engagement ring that reflects that. There are numerous minimalist engagement rings featuring VRAI created diamonds that prove that sometimes, less is more. Discover fifteen beautiful yet simple engagement rings below as well as what to look for and how to buy a minimalist engagement ring.

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What Are Minimalist Engagement Rings?

A Minimalist engagement ring is any ring design that is simple and clean. Minimalist engagement rings focus on form and tend to have a single band and single center diamond. These rings won’t have heavily detailed designs or be statement rings.

Can Minimalist Simple Engagement Rings Be Unique?

Minimalist engagement rings can absolutely be unique. While many minimalist rings feature traditional designs and classic diamond shapes, they aren’t limited to these details. Simple ring designs can still be unique by featuring an unexpected band or diamond shape.

Can You Add Stones To A Minimalist Engagement Ring?

You can add side stones or even pavé set diamonds) to a minimalist engagement ring. If you prefer a diamond-forward ring that’s still minimalist, consider a simple Solitaire setting or step-cut diamonds for the side stones. This way the additional diamonds will add a subtle brilliance to your ring while still creating a clean, minimal appearance.

Who Should Choose A Minimalist Engagement Ring?


Minimalist engagement rings are a fantastic choice for those who have a simple, classic style. They are also a popular choice for those who don’t wear jewelry often or at all. Since minimalist rings are usually simple designs, they are easier to care for which makes them perfect for those with active lifestyles. Another reason you may want to consider a minimalist engagement ring is if you’re on a tighter budget. It’s easy to find more affordable minimalist engagement rings, as these settings have fewer details which typically cost less than other engagement ring settings.

If you’re not sure if you should choose a minimalist engagement ring, speak with a VRAI Diamond Expert for personalized guidance.

15 Best Minimalist Engagement Rings

Discover the fifteen best minimalist engagement rings for any style, below.

Popular Simple Engagement Rings

Simple minimalist engagement rings will feature a traditional silhouette and classic diamond shape with a plain band. These elegant designs will spotlight the center diamond and suit even the most minimal styles.

Unique Minimalist Engagement Rings

Minimalist non-traditional engagement rings will deviate from classic silhouettes or feature diamond shapes that are less common. The Two Tone beautifully pairs two different metal colors for a simple yet distinct design. For minimalist unique engagement rings, you may also consider designs with an unexpected diamond setting, such as the Hover, or a band with untraditional curves, like the Signature V.

Minimalist Gold Rings

Minimalist engagement rings with gold bands are a timeless choice. A white gold engagement ring will further create a clean, sleek appearance while a yellow gold engagement ring will add a classic and traditional warmth. Both options are perfect for a minimalistic ring.

Simple Modern Engagement Rings

There are numerous options for those who prefer a modern yet minimalist ring. Modern engagement rings already have the polished, linear look that’s sought after for minimalist rings. For minimalist modern rings, choose a setting that is a contemporary take on a traditional design. Prioritize step-cut, squarer shaped diamonds and a white gold or platinum band to further highlight the modern appearance.

Minimalist Art Deco Engagement Rings

Art Deco engagement rings can still be minimalist. Art Deco rings have a vintage-inspired look and feature geometric, symmetrical shapes. For minimalist Art Deco rings, embrace step-cut, linear diamonds for side stones or a hidden halo to create a diamond-forward ring that’s still subtle.

What Should You Look For In A Minimalist Engagement Ring?

When it comes to minimalist engagement rings, the quality of the center diamond is of utmost importance. As your ring design will have fewer details, prioritize the diamond 4Cs to ensure that the diamond you choose has optimal brilliance and beauty. Book an appointment with a VRAI diamond expert for assistance in selecting the best VRAI created diamond for your engagement ring.

What Are The Best Diamond Shapes For Simple Engagement Rings?

The best diamond shape for a minimalist engagement ring is the one you love. However, you’ll notice that most minimalist engagement rings feature popular diamond shapes. Minimalist Oval engagement rings or Round Brilliant cut engagement rings are popular and classic choices. They will give any ring a minimal look since they are less unexpected or “glamorous” than more unique diamond shapes.

Step-cut diamonds, such as Emerald cut, Asscher cut, and Radiant cut diamonds, are also wonderful diamond shapes for minimalist engagement rings. Their diamond cut creates a subtle yet stunning brilliance that attracts less attention than Brilliant cut diamonds.

What Setting Is Best For A Minimalist Engagement Ring?

Any setting that is somewhat simple, like a classic Solitaire setting or a modern Bezel setting, will work beautifully for a minimalist engagement ring. Our diamond experts particularly love The Classic for minimalist tastes, but the best setting for your ring is the one that you prefer.

What Is The Best Metal Choice For Minimalist Engagement Rings?

For minimalist engagement rings, choose classic metal colors such as yellow gold and white gold. A platinum band will also work beautifully for a minimalist engagement ring, but it will add an additional lustrous shine that may not suit all minimalist tastes.

Where Do You Buy Minimalist Engagement Rings?

You can buy a minimalist engagement online, on our website, or in person at one of our VRAI showrooms. The easiest way to buy a minimalist engagement ring is to book an appointment with a VRAI diamond expert. They can walk you through each step of the process to ensure that each detail of your engagement ring truly suits you. If you’d like to create a minimalist wedding ring set, they can also assist you with this.

If you’d prefer to buy your engagement ring online, without assistance, simply explore our full inventory of VRAI created diamond engagement rings and select your preferred setting, diamond shape, metal color, and ring size. Once you’ve purchased the ring, it will be made to order and shipped directly to you.

To ensure a perfect fit, we recommend ordering a complimentary VRAI ring sizer before purchasing your engagement ring.

Why Should You Choose Lab-Grown Minimalist Diamond Rings?

When you choose a lab-grown diamond for your minimalist engagement ring, you’re choosing a diamond made with minimal impact that truly reflects your style. All VRAI created diamonds are grown in our zero-emission foundry, with no human or environmental toll. Unlike mined diamonds, VRAI created diamonds are made using renewable energy and cut and polished by our Master Diamond Cutters who are paid fair wages. Choosing a lab-grown diamond created by VRAI for your engagement ring ensures you’re choosing a high-quality, certified diamond that aligns with your values.

Shop All Minimalist Rings Featuring VRAI Created Diamonds

Explore our full collection of minimalist engagement rings with the help of a VRAI diamond expert.

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Speak with our diamond experts and enjoy:

  • Personalized guidance to select your ring
  • In-depth diamond 4C education
  • Exclusive in-store fittings or virtual try-ons
  • Custom design options

Speak with our diamond experts and enjoy:

  • Personalized guidance to select your ring
  • In-depth diamond 4C education
  • Exclusive in-store fittings or virtual try-ons
  • Custom design options