What Type of Engagement Ring Is Best

What Type of Engagement Ring Is Best? 3 Best Ring Types

What type of engagement ring is best? This simple guide explains the 3 best engagement rings you should consider with regard to style, budget and popularity.


 

What type of engagement ring is best?

These 3 engagement ring types are the most popular, and have a proven track record of getting a ‘Yes’ when you propose:

1. Round solitaire rings
2. Halo rings
3. Trilogy rings

 

1. Round solitaire rings

What is it? This type of ring has just one single, round diamond on it.

Why is it a good choice? The main benefit of this ring is that its simple and elegant style suits anyone. Also, it’s the type of ring that most people imagine when they think of engagement rings, so that’s why it will rarely disappoint.

What are the negatives? The high price of solitaire diamonds. If your fiancée is hoping for a big ring and you’re on a small budget, this might not be the ring for you.

Price range? You can get a dainty silver 0.25-carat solitaire ring at around £200. Or a mid-priced solitaire ring at £500 – £3,000. At the other end of the scale, a large 2.50-carat solitaire can cost £11,000.

 

2. Diamond halo rings

What is it? A halo ring has a solitaire diamond in the centre, which is encircled by a ‘halo’ of smaller diamonds.

Why is it a good choice? It’s more luxurious than a simple solitaire ring, yet it still looks classic so it suits most people. It can also save you money because the centre solitaire (which is usually the main expense in a ring) can remain low in carat weight, while the smaller halo diamonds (which are cheaper per carat than solitaire diamonds) add size and sparkle.

What are the negatives? It’s not as secure as a solitaire ring. Any ring with lots of small diamonds is more at risk from knocks and losing stones.

Price range? You can get a dainty 0.25 carat halo ring from around £300. Or a mid-priced halo ring from £350 – £4,000. At the other end of the scale, a large halo ring can cost £5,000 – £11,000.

 

3. Trilogy rings

What is it? A ring with three diamonds; the central one is usually a little larger than the other two. The diamonds symbolise the past, present and future of the couple’s relationship.

Why is it a good choice? It offers more sparkle than a solitaire yet looks more understated than a halo ring – it’s the perfect alternative if neither of the above, popular styles quite hit the spot. You also have the option for personalising the ring, by choosing a coloured gem for the centre stone.

What are the negatives? Trilogy rings usually feature higher quality diamonds so they can be a little more expensive than solitaire and halo rings.

Price range? You can get a 0.25 to 0.50-carat trilogy ring from around £500 – £1,000. Or a mid-priced halo ring from £1,000 – £2,000. At the other end of the scale, a large halo ring can cost £2,000 – £7,000.

 

Conclusion – What type of engagement ring is best?

With any of the three engagement rings styles described above, you’ll be making a good choice. A round solitaire is a great option for a bride who loves understated, classic jewellery. The halo ring suits those who love big sparkle and luxury. And a trilogy ring is beautiful and meaningful, combines simplicity and luxury, and can be personalised with a coloured gem if you want something a little more unique.

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