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Simple Engagement Rings: Top Looks for Every Bride

When you and your partner make the decision to buy an engagement ring, it’s important to follow your heart, not trends. While some express their love through big and bold engagement ring styles, others prefer the enduring elegance of a simple engagement ring.

“When shopping for something so timeless like an engagement ring, I always advise my clients to follow their personal style and keep in mind that they are shopping for something that will be treasured for their lifetime,” says Camilla Vendrame, VRAI’S West Coast Regional Manager and Melrose Showroom Manager. “Classics will never go out of style and focus on beautifully displaying your VRAI diamond, allowing for an endless possibility of wedding band combinations.”

With minimal gold and thoughtfully-chosen details, simple engagement ring settings can be subtle and impactful at the same time. Explore these delicate styles and discover how less is more when it comes to each setting.

What Are Simple Diamond Engagement Ring Styles?

Simple diamond engagement rings are often Solitaire engagement ring settings with a plain band and minimal embellishments. Classic and Signature Solitaire engagement rings are go-to examples of a simple diamond ring.

“Simple styles allow you to take subtle up a notch - turning minimalist into the max!” says Jen Kripas, VRAI’s Chicago Showroom Manager. “This allows your lab-created VRAI diamond to really be the star of the show.”

Other styles might include a few additional details, like a bezel setting or knife-edge band. But simple styles rarely feature additional diamonds, like Three Stone engagement rings or Toi et Moi engagement rings.

What Are The Most Popular Simple Engagement Rings?

Simple engagement rings are often best-sellers. Classic, Signature, 6-Prong, and Knife-Edge Solitaire engagement rings are some of the most popular styles of all time. These looks are chosen time and time again for their effortless elegance and enduring sophistication.

Read on to discover how to make these minimal settings your own.

Simple Gold Engagement Rings

An 18k solid yellow gold engagement ring has a classic look and feel. That’s because yellow gold is the color most associated with gold itself. For those wanting both simple and traditional, these settings in yellow gold are sure to hit the mark.

The Signature
The Classic
The Knife-Edge

Simple Platinum Engagement Rings

Platinum engagement rings are the ultimate expression of indulgence and craftsmanship. Platinum is known for its luster, purity, and durability, which is why it’s so coveted. A simple platinum engagement ring is perfect for highlighting the elegance of this metal of choice.

The Signature 6-Prong
The Tapered Classic
The Signature Bezel

Simple Round Brilliant Engagement Rings

Round Brilliant diamonds are the most sought-after diamonds in the world. Selecting a simple setting for your Round Brilliant engagement ring is ideal. The resulting look is one of long-lasting elegance.

The Classic
The Knife-Edge
The Signature 6-Prong

Simple Princess Cut Engagement Rings

The clean lines and sharp corners of the Princess stand out in a simple engagement ring. Minimal settings paired with this contemporary cut create a Princess cut engagement ring that is both modern and timeless.

The Signature
The Cathedral
The Tapered Classic

Simple Oval Cut Engagement Rings

The Oval cut diamond is a shape that only continues to grow in popularity. That’s because it combines the elegance of a Round with the elongated form and maximized carat weight of other fancy shapes. The eye-catching brilliance of an Oval engagement ring is spotlighted to perfection in simple settings.

The Classic Two-Tone
The Signature East-West
The Knife-Edge

Simple Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Emerald cut diamonds are one of the oldest diamond shapes in the world. When paired with a simple engagement ring, they have the look and feel of a family heirloom passed down for generations. The long, clean lines of an Emerald cut engagement ring are brought to life in these minimal settings.

The Hover
The Tapered Classic
The Signature Bezel

What Are Unique Simple Engagement Ring Styles?

Simple doesn’t mean boring. There are many simple but unique engagement rings that feature one or two thoughtfully-chosen details that make them stand out from the crowd. A hidden halo of pavé diamonds that can only be seen from certain angles, platinum prongs that highlight a colorless diamond, or a contemporary setting that makes the diamond appear to hover are just some examples of these styles.

The Classic Two-Tone
The Hidden Halo
The Hover

What Should I Prioritize When Choosing A Simple Engagement Ring?

The most important detail in a simple engagement ring is the diamond. So be sure to prioritize the diamond 4Cs. Choose the highest quality cut, color, or clarity that works for your particular diamond shape and setting — or move up in carat weight for a little extra shine.

Can I Upgrade My Simple Engagement Ring?

While adding embellishments like a pavé setting or side stones isn’t possible (without changing settings), diamond upgrades are possible.

Because the value of a VRAI created diamond is forever guaranteed, VRAI is proud to provide diamond upgrades to customers. A diamond of 1/2 ct and above can be returned for credit equivalent to the original purchase price and then used for a diamond jewelry purchase at least 50% greater in value. This is an ideal upgrade for special anniversaries or for renewing vows.

Speak With Our Diamond Experts

Ready to make finding your simple engagement ring even easier? Book an appointment with our diamond experts. You’ll receive in-depth diamond education and personalized guidance so you can find the setting and VRAI created diamond meant just for you.

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