Engagement ring shopping can be a nightmare, or, the best shopping experience you'll ever have. Whether you're just engaged (and picking your own ring), or just dreaming, take your pick from this sparkly selection...
Engagement rings: So you think you know what you want…
For some of us, dreaming about the perfect shape, colour, stone and clarity have been a permanent fixation ever since we can remember, and you might think that would make life easier? Not so much. You can picture it and even describe it, but you haven’t been able to track down the real deal just yet. Sigh.
For others, the thought has never even crossed your minds, meaning you need plenty of inspiration to find ‘the one.’ There’s colourful and traditional, vintage or new-age and then there’s stone size? But rest assured you’ll know it when you see it.
To help you on your way to finding that truly individual sparkler, we’ve carefully edited 25 of the chicest styles, that are seriously worth the spend.
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A pear shape diamond set in an unsual pave design.
A signature from the house of Boucheorn where the nearly invisable setting enhances the diamond creating an unsual style for the modern Bride.
The Akoya cultured pearl surrounded with diamonds is a beautiful alternative to the solitaire diamond.
A romantic heart shaped diamond makes a striking ring for a the classic bride.
Rose gold striking solitaire ring will suit all skin tones.
The classic dreamy solitaire set in platimum with a halo of diamonds around it.
An emeralnd cut diomand set in a classicly beautiful setting for sheer simplicity.
A beautifully cut diamond set in pave to create a vintage-style engagement ring.
Inspired by Aphrodite's love for her Adonis, this unique ring is a designed pink gold band with bezel-set marquise diamonds.
The timeless design hioghlights the classic solitaire stone in the pave arm setting.
With the large Marquise Cut Engagement Ring, you're looking at a high-shine diamond with lots of character.
With a vintage look, the Sapphire Beaverbrooks Engagement Ring is one you can trick your friends into thinking it's been in the family for years.
Ignore silver for your engagement ring, we want all gold. Pick the Allurez Butterfly Diamond Engagement Ring.
If you're going to go for diamonds, you might as well do it properly with Tiffanys & Co. Opt for the spiral effect with your sparkle.
A three stone ring is one way to make an impact with your engagement ring - that's thrice the sparkle.
Cartier is precisely where we want him to start looking for our engagement ring. The You're Mine would make us happy to be anyone's.
At Etsy you can pick up a truly special engagement ring, that's vintage-inspired matching gold and silver.
A square cluster ring is a popular choice of engagement ring because it's so easy to wear. Don't worry about coordinating with jewellery, this rock is a stand alone piece.
Yes, we are still obsessed with Kate Middleton's engagement ring. For something a little bit regal, opt for Boodles New Vintage Oval Sapphire Ring. Stunning.
One large diamond - that's the ticket as far as proposals go. We love the Lucie Campbell Platinum Diamond Engagement Ring for maximum impact.
If you fancy flashing a little colour in your engagement ring (and why not, we say), the Lucie Campbell Fancy Intense Yellow Engagement Ring looks classicly beautiful.
Pandora's engagement rings make a style statement this Valentine's Day. If you're looking for a fashion-savvy show of your love, it's the Pandora 14ct Love Heart Stacking Ring.
Keeping it simple, this one-stone silver engagement ring from Tifannys is understated elegance at its best.
In true regal style, the Allurez Butterfly Ring & Wedding ring will be the crowning glory on your engagement.
Go for a vintage-inspired ring with the Ingle & Rhode Octagonal Emerald & Diamond Gem. No need to match it to your outfit, this one was designed to stand out.