Over the past few years, one trend has swept the weddings industry with fervor: microweddings—aka smaller scale, smaller budget and all around less-fussy affairs. So is it any huge surprise that engagement rings are echoing the trend toward chill AF as well? There’s no denying it, guys: Dainty, minimalist rings are having a moment. If your weddings taste is less ornate and flashy and more subtle and modern, we ask you to consider one of these ten minimalist engagement rings, all of which prove that bigger isn’t always better—on the bling front, that is.
10 Minimalist Engagement Rings That Any Bride Will Love
1. Two-tone Gold
Admit it: Two golds are better than one. We love this chic, yellow-gold band meets white-gold setting situation. And how about the brilliant-cut stunner set in the center?
2. Sideways Sapphire
Emerald is a classic, timeless stone cut—but turn it on its side and it takes on a new persona entirely. Namely, a persona that’s modern, streamlined and just a little bit edgy.
3. Raw Rose Gold
If your style is organic and earthy, may we suggest a ring that reflects this ethos? This raw, hammered gold band provides textural interest while the dainty white diamond firmly establishes the ring as that of the engagement variety.
4. Bezel Band
We swoon for the subtle Art Deco references in this lovely ring band. (Psst: A band makes for a particularly minimalist silhouette on the finger.)
5. Tiny Cluster
This uber-minimalist ring earns extra cool-girl points for its unusual shape and rose gold tone. Plus, how sweet is that cluster of itty-bitty diamonds in the middle?
This is such a refreshing take on an engagement ring: It announces a bride who’s trend-forward, fashion-savvy and unafraid of shunning tradition.
7. Solitary Pear
If your favorite color is blue, consider an alternative gemstone like sapphire or aquamarine. These colorful stones still achieve a totally minimalist vibe as a singular focal stone.
8. Marquise Band
Another lovely band option? A loop of elegant marquise diamonds in a luxe, gold setting.
9. Salt & Pepper
Two things we drool over: Smoky salt-and-pepper diamonds and ultra-thin bands. Très modern. Très cool.
10. Wavy Gold
And if your taste is truly minimalistic, shoot for a perfect tiny diamond set in gold. See? Less can be so much more.
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