By Charlotte Danzig
One of the biggest benefits of choosing a timeless engagement ring is its versatility. The average amount spent on an engagement ring is $3,756, according to CNBC. There’s no point spending this much cash if the wearer can’t wear it with everything in their closet. So, what are the most timeless engagement rings on the market, and what makes them stand out from the rest?
Eye-catching pear cut diamond
There’s nothing new about a pear cut diamond ring as this shape dates to 1948. Otherwise known as a tear drop, this style is strong and sophisticated. There’s certainly nothing boring about this timeless classic, though, as Megan Fox demonstrates with her double pear drop engagement ring. People who wear pear cut diamond engagement rings are said to be confident, edgy, and unique. This style of ring also looks good as it elongates the fingers, making them look slenderer and more delicate. You can choose to have the pear cut diamond on a standard metal band or, for a bit of extra sparkle, a pave band.
Diamond solitaire rings can be dated back to the Ancient Romans. Today, they’re worn by famous faces, including Britney Spears, Mila Kunis, and Kourtney Kardashian. Solitaire engagement rings are popular because they’re sleek, elegant, stylish, and never go out of fashion. Tim Ingle, co-founder and director of ethical jewelry specialists Ingle & Rhode says “There are a number of engagement ring styles that have stood the test of time, but the one that stands out more than any other is the six-claw solitaire. This is a single stone ring (hence “solitaire”) most often featuring a round brilliant cut diamond held in place by six prongs or claws. Traditionally made in yellow gold, this is now more often seen in platinum.” Another benefit of choosing a solitaire engagement ring is that all the focus is on the diamond. But perhaps, the real selling point of solitaire engagement rings is that they go well with a variety of different wedding band styles, so there’s no need to worry about the two not looking right together.
Flattering oval ring
Around 70% of all diamonds sold are round cut, according to the Gem Institute of America. Oval rings are adored by brides-to-be right across the land and are seen as being ‘fit for royalty’. Princess Diana wore one as her engagement ring back in the early eighties and Kate Middleton was given the same ring for her proposal in 2010. You’ll also find that oval rings are popular because they appear bigger than they really are. This is because their shape gives them a larger surface area. There is something very special about wearing an oval ring as experts say that it’s a unique and individual style that is traditional at the same time. It also resembles family as the shape symbolizes an egg.
These engagement ring styles are timeless and will never go out of fashion. While there have been times when these designs have been more popular than others, people always come back to them. This is because they are beautiful, flattering, and versatile pieces of jewelry.