May 18, 2023
– Posted in: Jewelry Blog
Dainty engagement rings feature a thin, elegant band and smaller stones that create a charming look. These rings are ideal for ladies who prefer a sophisticated and classic style without bold designs or obtrusive. The rings are often minimalistic and have a delicate visual appeal. Read on as we review the top 30 dainty engagement rings and help you discover the perfect choice.
1. The Elm Park Ring
If your lady likes uncomplicated jewelry, then you can’t go wrong with the Elm Park Ring. The center stone is a gorgeous old European-cut diamond that weighs 0.76 carats and has an impressive I color grade. What’s more, a tapered baguette diamond decorates each should and compliments the center stone’s breathtaking sparkle. Finally, the ring was handcrafted in platinum circa 1955.
2. The Cambria Ring
The Cambria Ring features a 0.79-carat old European-cut diamond as the center stone, while a halo of smaller diamonds of the same cut surrounds it. What’s more, the center stone’s J color grade is superb. In addition, a single diamond adorns each shoulder, connecting the halo to a thin triple-wire shank. If you look at the ring from an angle, then you’ll notice intricate details in the under-gallery as well.
3. The Huntington Ring
The main star of the Huntington Ring is an impressive 1.00-carat old European cut diamond. What makes this stone special is its high color grade (D grade). Such diamonds are extremely unique and can be a perfect way to express your love, especially if your future bride is a diamond connoisseur. Three diamonds along the shoulders and intricate details on the thin shank make the ring even more special.
4. The Prague Ring
The subtle yet stunning Prague Ring is designed to sit perfectly on your future bride’s finger and attract everyone’s attention. The center stone of this Art Deco original is a 1.72-carat old European-cut diamond. Its beauty is embellished by three diamonds along each shoulder and intricate details along the visible part of the thin shank. You can see a hidden halo below the under-gallery.
5. The Rochdale Ring
This ring’s classic style, elegance, and beauty leave everyone speechless. In the center, we see an old European-cut J-color diamond that weighs 1.08 carats. Two baguette-cut diamonds decorate the shoulders and serve as a bridge connecting the center stone to the thin and simple shank. The Rochdale Ring is the perfect option for ladies who enjoy uncomplicated design.
6. The Cutler Bay Ring
A beautiful engagement ring doesn’t have to be expensive, and the Cutler Bay Ring proves it. This ring is ideal for women who enjoy a traditional style but still want something a little bit different. Instead of a diamond, this platinum ring displays a round-cut aquamarine weighing 1.16 carats. The shank features a twist design and is decorated with small diamonds.
7. The Wheaton Ring
The Wheaton Ring features an old European-cut diamond weighing 0.59 carats. Small diamonds of the same cut decorate the shoulders and form a hidden halo in the under-galley, making the ring interesting to look at from every angle. Fine milgrain and a thin shank make the handcrafted platinum ring even more elegant.
8. The 0.44ct Diamond Tiffany Ring
This signed Tiffany & Co. ring centers a round brilliant-cut diamond that weighs 0.44 carats and has an exceedingly high F color grade. Smaller round brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the shoulders and stretch along the visible part of the shank. The ring is an excellent choice for women who like an elegant style with a bit of sparkle.
9. The Rhine Ring
Since aquamarines are much more affordable than diamonds, they can be great options for those with a limited budget. The Rhine Ring is an example of how exceptional an aquamarine can look when combined with small diamonds. The center stone is a 1.58-carat round-cut aquamarine, whose beauty is highlighted by round brilliant diamonds set along the shoulders and the gallery.
10. The Covina Ring
The exquisite Covina Ring features an old European-cut diamond weighing 0.90 carats as the center stone. We see small diamonds along the shoulders and the visible part of the shank. If we look at the ring from the sides, then we notice that more small diamonds create a hidden halo in the gallery, giving the ring a unique appeal.
11. The Lewiston Ring
The center stone of the vintage Lewiston Ring is a 0.65-carat old European-cut diamond with the highest possible color grade (D). In addition, a baguette-cut diamond sits on each shoulder, highlighting the center stone’s brightness and beauty. The entire ring is handcrafted in platinum and sits comfortably on the finger. Finally, if necessary, the ring can be resized for a perfect fit.
12. The Solsville Ring
The vintage Solsville Ring features a 1.00-carat old European-cut center diamond. Additionally, small diamonds featuring the same cut decorate the shoulders and the gallery, where we also see intricate details. Fine milgrain adds a unique touch to the overall style and gives the ring a sophisticated and delicate look.
13. The Westmere Ring
The Westmere ring should certainly be your choice if your future bride prefers unique jewelry but doesn’t like to stand out too much.
Unlike many other engagement rings, this one doesn’t feature a single center stone. Instead, it has seven prong-set old mine-cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 0.65 carats and overall color and clarity grades of I and VS2-SI1 respectively. This 14k white gold ring is an Art Deco-era original and was handcrafted circa 1930.
14. The Derby Ring
The antique Derby Ring is another Art Deco Era original. The antique center diamond weighs approximately 0.65 carats and has J color and VS2 clarity grads. What’s more, three additional diamonds adorn each shoulder, enhancing the center stone. Finally, this platinum ring was handcrafted in France circa 1930.
15. The Jersey Ring
The platinum on 18k yellow gold Jersey Ring dates all the way back to the Edwardian Eram circa 1910. It features an old mine-cut center diamond weighing 0.45 carats and featuring an impressive G color grade. A metal halo surrounds the center stone, creating a unique and attractive visual effect. Each shoulder is decorated with three rose-cut diamonds set in platinum, which add to the ring’s unique style.
16. The Madrid Ring
If your future bride enjoys delicate floral designs, then she’ll fall in love with the charming Madrid Ring. This fascinating ring features a lively 0.92-carat old European-cut center diamond, while a cluster of smaller old European-cut diamonds form petals around it. What’s more, each shoulder displays five small diamonds and fine milgrain, leading toward a thin shank and detailed under-gallery.
17. The Tagus Ring
The Tagus Ring is yet another stunning choice for those who love the aquamarine-diamond combination. It features a breathtaking center aquamarine that weighs 1.54 carats and has a deep saturation. Small diamonds accent the shoulders and the visible part of the shank.
18. The Wentworth Ring
The Wentworth Ring is another charming floral ring in the EDJ collection. Here, the center stone is a 0.20-carat old European-cut diamond surrounded by a halo of eight smaller old European-cut diamonds. Fine milgrain borders each element, highlighting the diamonds. This antique ring was handcrafted in platinum circa 1900.
19. The Matera Ring
This lovely ring displays a 0.61-carat antique cushion-cut diamond as the center stone, while a halo of antique diamonds surrounds it, highlighting its sparkle. Diamond-adorned shoulders featuring milgrain connect to a thin triple-wire shank of this platinum ring, adding a touch of elegance.
20. The Groton Ring
The Groton Ring features a 0.83-carat old European-cut center diamond with impressive J color and VS2 clarity grades. Each shoulder is divided into three graduating sections set with additional diamonds. The intricate details in the under-gallery and the hand engravings along the shank enhance the overall attractiveness and delicacy of this platinum ring.
21. The Henlow Ring
The Henlow Ring features a GIA-certified Asscher-cut center diamond weighing 0.84 carats. The diamond boasts an incredible F color grade and has slight inclusions. Small baguette-cut diamonds form a halo around the center stone, while round brilliant-cut stones flank the shoulders. Openwork filigree decorates the under-gallery, making the ring beautiful to look at from every side.
22. The 0.22ct Tiffany Ring
The signed Tiffany & Co. ring is the epitome of daintiness and beauty. This solitaire ring features a colorless (F color) 0.22-carat round brilliant-cut diamond with very very slight inclusions (VVS1 clarity) in the center. Thanks to the plain and elegant platinum shank, the ring is ideal for ladies who value delicacy and a classic style.
23. The Sydney Ring
The Sydney Ring is truly remarkable. This ring displays a gorgeous 1.16-carat antique diamond with J color and VS2 clarity grades. The shoulders feature a leaf motif set with three small diamonds, beautifully accenting the incredible center stone and providing some extra charm to this gorgeous ring. Finally, the ring is handcrafted in 18k yellow gold and features a thin triple-wire shank.
24. The Westridge Ring
If you have a limited budget or prefer not to spend a lot of money on an engagement ring, then the Westridge Ring is the way to go. On all counts, this is certainly a classic solitaire ring, but instead of a center diamond, it features a stunning blue aquamarine. This gemstone weighs 1.25 carats and features a round cut. The knife-edge shoulders and plain shank ensure this ring is dainty and special.
25. The Bellington Ring
The Bellington Ring is another exceptional piece featuring an aquamarine center stone. If the Sydney Ring’s design appeals to you, consider this alternate material and color scheme. Here, the round-cut gemstone weighs 1.00 carat, while the leaf motif shoulders are decorated with old European-cut diamonds that create a unique contrast and give the ring more visual appeal.
26. The Primrose Ring
The Edwardian Era Primrose Ring features five old European-cut diamonds with a total weight of around 0.90 carats. The center stone is nearly colorless and weighs 0.45 carats. This impressive ring was handcrafted in platinum on 18k yellow gold circa 1900.
27. The Brent Ring
We can’t decide what part of the Brent Ring is more visually-appealing. Let’s start with the center stone. It’s a gorgeous 0.77-carat old European-cut diamond set in square prongs. Next, each shoulder displays a smaller diamond and a unique metal element that connects to a shank decorated with intricate hand engravings. The ring is unique in its clever and cohesive use of various shapes.
28. The Tamworth Ring
The Tamworth Ring features a 0.77-carat old European-cut center diamond surrounded by a halo of small diamonds placed between the prongs to create a unique and stunning effect. We also see diamonds along the shoulders and the gallery. These diamonds, paired with fine milgrain and hand engravings on the shank, certainly go a long way to enhance the elegance and luxury of the ring.
29. The Lewes Ring
The Lewes Ring is another Art Deco Era ring that could be an excellent choice for ladies who prefer a traditional solitaire with an exceptional diamond. The old European-cut diamond weighs approximately 0.43 carats and boasts J color and VS2 clarity grades. Finally, this ring was handcrafted in France circa 1920.
30. The McKinney Ring
The center stone of the stunning McKinney Ring is an 0.95-carat antique cushion-cut diamond with J color and SI2 clarity. Three smaller old European-cut diamonds adorn each shoulder and highlight the center stone’s magnificence. Finally, this antique ring was handcrafted in 18k yellow gold with platinum prongs circa 1900 during the Edwardian Era.
Seven Tips and Tricks for Buying a Dainty Engagement Ring
These valuable tips and tricks can help you choose the perfect ring for your future bride:
- Always buy from reputable sellers.
- If you can’t decide between two rings, then consider asking her friends or family for help.
- Always request to see a ring’s certificate before purchasing it.
- Learn more about the four main characteristics of every diamond (the four Cs).
- Focus on your bride’s style and preferences, not yours.
- Take your time to find the perfect ring, don’t rush the process.
- If you’re ordering the ring online, then ensure it’s from a trusted and experienced jeweler who can walk you through the entire process.
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