10 Minimalist Engagement Rings That Any Bride Will Love

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.

Every Kind of Diamond Cut, Explained

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Courtesy of Christine Sadler

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?

Buy ($3,563)

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Courtesy of BBB Gem

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.

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Courtesy of By Angeline

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. 


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Courtesy of Luna Skye

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.)

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Courtesy of Capucinne

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?

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Courtesy of Vivid Gems On Etsy

6. X-band

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.  

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Courtesy of Identity Diamonds

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.   

Buy ($950)

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Courtesy of Eidelprecious

8. Marquise Band

Another lovely band option? A loop of elegant marquise diamonds in a luxe, gold setting.

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Courtesy of Alexis Russell

9. Salt & Pepper

Two things we drool over: Smoky salt-and-pepper diamonds and ultra-thin bands. Très modern. Très cool. 

Buy ($5,495)

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Courtesy of Rebecca Overmann

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. 

Buy ($2, 455)


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.