Simple, Timeless, Classic Engagement Ring Ideas?

posted 7 days ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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@GabrielBel:  What is your budget? You can’t go wrong with a low-set 6-prong solitaire (round, oval or emerald cut) in either platinum or 18k yellow gold depending on her complexion.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I went timeless and classic for my wedding set. My engagement ring is a 1 carat round. Set in a 4 prong cathedral setting (high set). Plain band. Plain wedding band. All yellow gold. I love it!

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Helper bee

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@GabrielBel:  Check out Blue Nile, James Allen, and Rare Carat (diamond aggregator), and play around with the parameters. Generally you are safest if you restrict your search to G or whiter, VS2/+, and Excellent/Ideal cut. With ovals, you need to worry about bowties (Google this). You may also want to consider cushions, which are a more romantic cut but face up smaller. Also, you want to decide on natural or lab grown (these are chemically and optically identical, but you’ll be able to afford a larger lab grown diamond). If your girlfriend is particularly active or works with her hands, you may also want to consider a bezel setting.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

The most “timeless” cut is a round brilliant. Always in style. Put it in a 6 prong Tiffany-style setting and there you go. H, I, and J are all near-colorless, and can be quite nice with the advantage of a larger stone for the money. Some of the most popular rings on this site are in that range.

Anyway, here’s a round brilliant in a 6 prong Tiffany-style solitaire:.Women will still be wearing these solitaires in 2050, if the human race survives.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

I opted for an emerald cut solitaire because I wanted something timeless and classic. I love how my diamond shows bold flashes of light. I also like that it’s a style that is likely to stay for a very long time. Here is my 2 ct emerald cut engagement ring!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

Simple, classic and timeless would absolutely be a round solitaire in either a plain yellow gold or white gold setting, depending on her metal preference. Rounds sparkle more than any other cut, and will never go out of style; there’s a reason they’re the most popular cut. 

Emeralds to me are also “simple, classic, and timeless”. That being said, you have to know she likes step cut diamonds. They sparkle differently and face up smaller than round diamonds of the same carat weight. I absolutely love admiring other women’s emerald cuts, however I would definitely not have wanted one for myself.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

I agree 6 prong round solitaire in a Tiffany setting is what comes to mind. I prefer when the band tapers in toward the stone.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2022

six prong round brilliant with knifeedge or something like the lovely emerald cut above would be great! 

 

just cuz i havent seen anyone mention a threestone and i find that pretty classic and timeless, here’s one for fun 🙂

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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@megs229:  I was just going to mention three stones!

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@GabrielBel:  If a single stone isn’t doing it for you, three stone rings are definitely simple, timeless, and classic. Three round diamonds is quite classic as is a round with pear or baguette sides. I told my husband the same thing your SO told you, I wanted simple elegance in a classic style and he got me this beauty! 

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Post # 13
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Newbee

I agree with some of the others I immediately think of a round solitaire on a plain band. If you want to spice it up a little I’d add in side stones or a hidden halo. Depending on the carat size you’re thinking about you may want to consider lab grown diamonds!

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