Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings | CHWV

From classic cushion cuts to modern rose gold designs, we uncover all the best engagement ring designs.

As something you’ll treasure and wear forever, you’ll want to make sure you get your engagement ring right. While there’s no perfect ring for all and it’s down to personal choice, there are some designs and styles that deserve a special mention.

The rose gold engagement ring

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - Rose gold | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - Rose gold | CHWV

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Over the last few years, rose gold jewellery has seen a rise in popularity. With its delicate pink sheen, feminine undertones and vintage appeal, it’s no wonder it’s become a hit in the world of engagement rings. As seen on trendy Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, rose gold has proved to be the ring of choice with today’s fashionistas.

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - Rose gold | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - Rose gold | CHWV

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The cushion cut engagement ring

Celebrity inspiration: Ashley Tisdale and Kaley Cuoco

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The cushion cut | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The cushion cut | CHWV

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It may have been around for 200 years but the cushion cut ring is still one of the best engagement ring styles. The classic square cut design with soft, cushioned corners looks good whatever the design. Add a halo setting and you’ve got yourself a beautiful sparkler that looks even larger. As an older style of ring, it’s the ideal choice for brides looking for something classic, timeless and a little bit vintage.

The round cut engagement ring

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The round cut | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The round cut | CHWV

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Celebrity inspiration: Lauren Conrad and Kate Upton

The round cut engagement ring is the perfect choice for brides-to-be looking for something chic and timeless. If you like a touch of extra sparkle choose a halo setting; alternatively, a solitaire setting is just as impressive. One of the best features of a round cut ring is its shape, which allows the right reflection of light. This means unlike other diamond shapes, the round cut ring will glisten at all angles.

As always, you can customise your round cut ring too. Lauren Conrad teamed her diamond with a rose gold band while Kate Upton opted for a beautiful diamond band.

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The round cut | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The round cut | CHWV

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The Art Deco-inspired engagement ring

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The art deco | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The art deco | CHWV

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Celebrity inspiration: Pippa Middleton and Scarlett Johansson

All brides-to-be with a love of vintage and unique style will love the Art Deco-inspired ring. Ideal for those looking for something a little different, there are plenty of styles and colours available. Scarlett Johansson’s unusual rectangular shaped Art Deco ring is one of our favourites. Another recent celeb to rock the vintage diamond look is Pippa Middleton with her £200,000 square cut ring.

Art Deco rings are usually bold in style and feature a geometric design. Some embrace colour, some feature only traditional diamonds while others include small coloured accent stones.

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The art deco | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The art deco | CHWV

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The gemstone engagement ring

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The gemstone | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The gemstone | CHWV

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Celebrity inspiration: Kate Middleton and Jessica Simpson

When the Duchess of Cambridge revealed her sapphire sparkler, diamonds were ditched in favour of coloured gemstones. While diamonds tend to be the most popular choice, gemstones still make one of the best engagement rings. A great choice for vintage brides, gemstone varieties include sapphires, amethysts, rubies and emeralds. Another perk of the gemstone ring is that it often comes with a cheaper price tag.

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The gemstone | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The gemstone | CHWV

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The oversized engagement ring

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The oversized | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The oversized | CHWV

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Celebrity inspiration: Kim Kardashian and Kylie Minogue

If you love your bling and can convince your other half to splash out on a huge diamond, why not choose an oversized engagement ring? Although a little impractical, a huge sparkler is certainly something to lust after. Whether you choose a teardrop design, stunning oval shape or the signature big rectangular rock – it’s up to you.

Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The oversized | CHWV

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Our pick of the Best Engagement Rings - The oversized | CHWV

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