Although there’s something charming about modest engagement rings with just a speck of sparkle, nothing grabs attention like big diamond rings. Large diamonds are not only stunning but also rare, which makes them a coveted asset that remains valuable over time.
These pieces of jewelry are real show-stoppers. Let our top 40 big diamond engagement rings dazzle you with their stunning brilliance.
1. Montreal Ring
Price: $33,000. Learn more about the Montreal Ring.
The Montreal Ring is a real show-stopper with its 3.03-carat center diamond, set amidst a spectacular 0.72-carat blue halo of natural French-cut sapphires. The triple-wire shank and additional small diamonds on the tapered shoulders are perfect subtle additions to give this ring an elegant look, while keeping all eyes on the center stone and halo.
2. Milltown Ring
Price: $90,000. Learn more about the Milltown Ring.
If size is your top priority, then consider the staggering 5.01-carat Milltown Ring. Indeed, this exceptionally large piece is perfect for those interested in only the biggest diamonds. What’s more, the GIA-certified antique cushion-cut diamond boasts VVS2 clarity. Finally, the luxury of this impressive diamond is highlighted by the 18k yellow gold mounting.
3. Wicklow Ring
Price: $96,000. Learn more about the Wicklow Ring.
A stark contrast to the previous big diamond engagement rings, the 18k white gold Wicklow Ring is all about architectural minimalism. It may not be the largest diamond, or feature a colorful halo, but its understated, geometric design makes it stand out as a clear treasure.
The 3.07-carat emerald-cut center diamond features a perfect D color grade making it an exceedingly rare colorless diamond. The only added details to take attention away from this stunning stone are the tapered-baguette diamonds adorning the shoulders.
4. Shoreham Ring
Price: $65,500. Learn more about the Shoreham Ring.
Up next, the impressive 4.37-carat old European-cut diamond sat in the center of the Shoreham is certain to appeal to any bride. What’s more, a dazzling halo of pavé-set European-cut diamonds surrounds the precious center stone enhancing it. Finally, additional diamonds line the shoulders.
5. Boudry Ring
Price: $42,000. Learn more about the Boudry Ring.
The Boudry Ring from the Art Deco era features a minimal, almost solitaire design. That doesn’t make it any less breathtaking. With the large, 3.90-carat K color VS2 clarity diamond in its center, it’s sure to elicit pure joy and admiration. The singular subtle details accompanying the gorgeous center stone are two bezel-set baguette-cut diamonds along each shoulder.
6. Carthage Ring
Price: $65,000. Learn more about the Carthage Ring.
Handcrafted in platinum circa 1960, the magnificent vintage solitaire Carthage Ring features a stunning 4.04-carat old European-cut center diamond held securely in six prongs. The alluring stone hold J color and VS2 clarity grades, while the mounting bears a French export mark. For a to-the-point engagement ring, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful piece.
7. Garland Ring
Price: $160,000. Learn more about the Garland Ring.
Another excellent choice for those who want only the highest carat diamonds, the Garland Ring features an absolutely huge 5.04-carat stone held in four prongs. The old European-cut diamond is GIA-certified as G color and SI2 clarity. This platinum ring features no other details or stones, making this a solitaire ring.
8. Hemingway Ring
Price: $86,000. Learn more about the Hemingway Ring.
Handcrafted in France during the Art Deco Era circa 1925, this stunning platinum treasure certainly features a large diamond.
A 5.21-carat demands attention sitting front and center of this design. Indeed, the center stone is quite impressive, but it’s not the only aspect to love about this ring. The prominent four double prongs holding the stone add character, while the shoulders are lined with event more dazzling diamonds.
9. Cullum Ring
Price: $50,000. Learn more about the Cullum Ring.
With a lovely, feminine design, the Cullum Ring is reminiscent of ornate Edwardian pieces. It features a picture-perfect 2.97-carat VS1 clarity old European-cut diamond as its centerpiece. Detailed diamond-adorned floral and bow motifs decorate the mounting on all sides.
10. Sanremo Ring
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Few shapes can compete with the emerald cut when it comes to a beautiful large diamond. The Sanremo Ring’s GIA-certified 5.05-carat gem is surely a fantastic example of this. What’s more, the shoulders are decorated with calibrated baguette-cut diamonds that beautifully enhance the center stone.
11. Haydon Ring
Price: $90,000. Learn more about the Haydon Ring.
With a minimal yet tastefully elegant design, the Haydon Ring houses a magnificent 5.81-carat old European-cut diamond on a delicately thin band. The stunning stone sits in a crown-style setting and is VS1 clarity. Handcrafted citca 1920, this antique piece certainly holds that classic appeal.
12. Athens Ring
Price: $59,000. Learn more about the Athens Ring.
For a large stone engagement ring that is equal parts glamorous and elegant, consider the dome style Athens Ring. The stunning old European-cut center diamond weighs a whopping 4.59 carats and is set in a bezel encircled by fine milgrain. What’s more, the mounting is quite ornate as it features diamond-adorned strips with fine milgrain borders.
13. Deansgate Ring
Price: $60,000. Learn more about the Deansgate Ring.
The next in line of big diamond engagement rings is certainly an interesting piece. With a 3.14-carat emerald-cut diamond in its center, the Deansgate Ring is sure to turn heads. What makes its design truly unique are the two additional bullet-shaped diamonds flanking its sides. The side stones total an additional 0.80 carats and the rest of this platinum piece is unembellished.
14. Yale Ring
Price: $60,000. Learn more about the Yale Ring.
If you’re looking for an elegant large-stone piece with a splash of color, then look no further than the Yale Ring. Featuring a 4.26-carat old European-cut center diamond, this round ring is a true beauty. The surrounding deep blue halo of French-cut calibrated sapphires goes a long way as its not only appealing in its own right, but it also serves well to enhance the center stone in contrast and size.
15. Bel Air Ring
Price: $54,000. Learn more about the Bel Air Ring.
Graceful and luxurious, the Bel Air Ring is dazzling with its lovely 3.02-carat oval diamond. The VS2 clarity diamond has a rose cut, further emphasizing its magnificent clarity. The ring’s design remains fairly minimal while its prongs, gallery, and delicate shank are decorated with small diamonds.
16. Colborne Ring
Price: $80,000. Learn more about the Colborne Ring.
The Colborne Ring evokes Art Deco extravagance with its sharp, geometric design. In the center, a 3.00-carat emerald-cut diamond steals the show. The impressive, GIA-certified stone boasts VVS1 clarity, which makes it a rare and valuable gem. What’s more, the precious center stone is surrounded by a halo of baguette-cut diamonds and fine milgrain detailing that extends to bedazzled shoulders.
17. Ludlow Ring
Price: $33,000. Learn more about the Ludlow Ring.
Another treat for lovers of angular designs, the handsome Ludlow Ring features a beautiful 3.05-carat emerald-cut diamond in its center. The diamond is L color and VS1 clarity, and it’s flanked by a baguette cut diamond on each side. What’s more, a halo of natural blue sapphires accentuates the main diamond. Finally, the tapered shoulders hold additional diamonds while the shank is minimal.
18. Beckton Ring
Price: $72,000. Learn more about the Beckton Ring.
Handcrafted in platinum circa 1930, the Art Deco-era Beckton Ring is quite the stunner. Featuring a large 4.25-carat old European-cut center diamond securely held in eight prongs, this ring’s design is quite subtle. The thin band leads to narrowing shoulders adorned with several additional diamonds. Most importantly, the crown style setting affords intricate fleur-de-lis patterns in the gallery.
19. Stafford Ring
Price: $34,000. Learn more about the Stafford Ring.
The Stafford Ring features a 3.24-carat prong-set old European-cut diamond in its center, sitting on a crown-style under-gallery that gives the ring a royal flair. The shoulders and shank feature additional diamonds bordered by fine milgrain.
20. Stockton Ring
Price: $38,000. Learn more about the Stockton Ring.
Our next large diamond ring is an original antique piece that dates back to the Victorian Era. The Stockton Ring’s floral halo design, characteristic of the age, exudes feminine elegance, while a 3.00-carat diamond sits at its center. What’s more, the setting has a two-toned look, comprised of silver and 18k yellow gold, adding to the ring’s antique charm.
21. Tournus Ring
Price: $36,000. Learn more about the Tournus Ring.
Our next vintage ring is a superb example of how well colored gems contrast with a large, dazzling diamond. This magnificent Art Deco-inspired piece houses a 3.38-carat antique cushion-cut diamond in its center, highlighted by deep-blue sapphires and additional old European-cut diamonds in openwork filigree.
22. Tiverton Ring
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The Tiverton Ring is an opulent take on large diamond engagement rings. It showcases a 3.25-carat diamond amidst an exquisite 3.66-carat halo of old mine cut diamonds. Additionally, the ring has a two-toned design as the diamonds are set in platinum, while the remainder of the ring is yellow gold. Finally, the unique shoulders display an exciting five-diamond fleur-de-lis design.
23. Bayside Ring
Price: $55,000. Learn more about the Bayside Ring.
The Bayside Ring is a stunning platinum ring sporting numerous diamonds in various cuts in a circular halo design. Its most notable feature is the 3.80-carat K color VS2 clarity center diamond, sitting on top of a lovely openwork under-gallery. The additional diamonds include three baguettes on each side, a diamond halo, and a few small stones on the shoulders.
24. Crawford Ring
Price: $90,000. Learn more about the Crawford Ring.
The Crawford Ring boasts a bold octagonal design featuring a GIA-certified 5.03-carat Asscher-cut diamond in its center. The VS2 clarity stone is haloed by a French-cut blue sapphire halo for extra contrast. Finally, fine milgrain-bordered pavé-set diamonds decorate the subtle shoulders of this platinum ring.
25. Devon Ring
Price: $70,000. Learn more about the Devon Ring.
The absolutely stunning Devon Ring not only features a large diamond, but a unique and gorgeous design as well.
The old European-cut 4.22-carat center stone is set in four double prongs. The tapered shoulders are fully bedazzled featuring a line of diamonds meeting at each end. What’s more, the shoulders meet the center stone with a three-pronged embellishment bordered by fine milgrain. Finally, a prominent diamond is set in each diagonal direction from the center stone.
26. Hampshire Ring
Price: $65,000. Learn more about the Hampshire Ring.
The Hampshire Ring is yet another incredibly detailed Edwardian-era piece that’s truly a work of art. Breathtaking flower motif shoulders and botanical ornamentations along the gallery produce a stunning overall design, but the center stone itself is absolutely stunning as well. Most importantly, the center stone is a huge 5.03-carat old European cut.
27. Kent Ring
Price: $45,000. Learn more about the Kent Ring.
The Kent Ring is undeniably a rare and extraordinary piece. This original white gold Art Deco ring’s 4.30-carat cushion-cut center diamond is bezel-set in buffed black onyx. The black border creates a handsome and striking contrast with the shining white diamond.
28. Norristown Ring
Price: $92,000. Learn more about the Norristown Ring.
Speaking of unique designs, the Norristown Ring certainly qualifies. A glance at this stunning beauty is enough to see why. This delicate platinum ring features a rare, 6.00-carat pear-shaped diamond as its centerpiece. The diamond is rose-cut, granting it a wonderful soft glow. Finally, micro-pavé diamonds cover the mounting including the prongs and shoulders.
29. Orford Ring
Price: $68,000. Learn more about the Orford Ring.
Halo rings never go out of style. The Orford Ring, with its blue sapphire halo, is a classic beauty with a clean and bold design. The 5.15-carat elongated antique cushion-cut center diamond is certainly the main attraction. The gorgeous stone has L color and VS2 clarity grades. Big diamond engagement rings like this will surely impress any bride.
30. Bauer Ring
Price: $85,000. Learn more about the Bauer Ring.
Up next, the Bauer Ring is an elegant beauty that’s sure to impress. The old European-cut center diamond is held in four double prongs and is GIA-certified as 4.26 carats with K color and VS1 clarity. Two baguette-cut diamonds on each side support the central stone, while 16 additional brilliant-cut diamonds decorate the gallery.
31. Albi Ring
Price: $45,000. Learn more about the Albi Ring.
The Albi Ring, crafted circa 1920, is a classic solitaire engagement ring with added detailing for extra charm. The 3.63-carat VS2 clarity old European-cut diamond is secured in a setting decorated by the unique prongs. Finally, the ring’s entire band showcases fine leaf motif hand engravings.
32. Dutchess Ring
Price: $72,000. Learn more about the Dutchess Ring.
The vintage Dutchess Ring was handcrafted in 14k white gold circa 1950 and features a 4.25-carat old European-cut center diamond held in four bold prongs. What’re more, a tapered baguette-cut diamond sits on each shoulder enhancing the center stone.
33. Tropea Ring
Price: $88,000. Learn more about the Tropea Ring.
The Tropea Ring is another example of the opulence colored gems can bring to the table. This time, a 5.49-carat antique cushion-cut diamond is haloed by vibrant green emeralds that extend down the shoulders. The unique design is completed by an intricate openwork under-gallery.
34. Astoria Ring
Price: $40,000. Learn more about the Astoria Ring.
The Astoria Ring, made of 18k yellow gold, simply exudes luxury. In the center of its clean circular design you’ll find a beautiful, 3.26-carat old European-cut diamond. Additionally, pavé-set diamonds form a majestic halo around the centerpiece. Finally, take a peek underneath to see a lovely openwork under-gallery.
35. Bryant Park Ring
Price: $32,000. Learn more about the Bryant Park Ring.
Our next ring is as beautiful as big diamond rings can get. The bold Bryant Park Ring features a stunning 3.33-carat antique cushion-cut center diamond, adorned by a double halo of round brilliant cut diamonds. What’s more the center stone is accentuated by natural blue sapphires and baguette-cut diamonds on its four sides.
36. Earling Ring
Price: $60,000. Learn more about the Earling Ring.
The next large diamond ring on our list, the Earling, features an M color VS2 clarity round rose-cut center diamond. The impressive gem weighs 5.08 carats and is surrounded by an old mine-cut diamond halo. The ring’s under-gallery is all but simple; take a look underneath, and you’ll find detailed and delicate botanical motifs.
37. Haddon Ring
Price: $140,000. Learn more about the Haddon Ring.
The Haddon Ring combines a halo of natural French-cut blue sapphires with a 4.09-carat G color VS1 clarity diamond. The GIA-certified antique Asscher-cut diamond mesmerizes the wearer with its symmetry, while fine milgrain adds some extra detail to this absolutely elegant ring.
38. Genesee Ring
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Sometimes less is more, and this is certainly true of the minimal Genesee Ring. The clean lines of this stunning piece add up to a simple, solitaire design. Its only stone is a marvel in itself; the 6.01-carat Asscher-cut diamond is certified as VVS2 clarity by the GIA, making this platinum ring extremely rare and valuable.
39. Golders Green Ring
Price: $85,000. Learn more about the Golders Green Ring.
The next on our list of large diamond engagement rings is the Golders Green Ring, with its impressive 5.72-carat VS2 clarity stone. The handmade platinum mounting features an openwork under-gallery as well as a triple-wire band. Finally, a halo of deep blue sapphires borders the diamond for a bold touch.
40. Hudson Ring
Price: $95,000. Learn more about the Hudson Ring.
Wrapping up our list is the Hudson Ring, featuring one of the largest diamonds on our list. The impressive 5.91-carat old European-cut center diamond is certainly the main attraction here, but the surrounding halo of natural calibre-cut emeralds brings an extra allure to the design. Finally, fine milgrain borders either side of the 1.00-carat halo, emphasizing both the halo and center diamond.
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