A STYLE GUIDE FOR ENGAGEMENT RINGS
An engagement ring should be as unique and individual as the wearer, reflecting and enhancing their own style. Whether modern or vintage, with a minimal look or maximum sparkle, there are many engagement ring styles to consider. At Herbin’s, we have grouped them into six categories to make choosing a style easier. While many engagement rings can feature more than one style, discover below what style describes your ideal ring.
The Classic Bridal Style
Defined by design elements that stand the test of time.
Classic engagement rings can be simple or intricately detailed, but each one features elements of traditional engagement rings like a solitiare or three-stone setting. Each has a timeless quality that will be cherished for a lifetime.
The Modern Bridal Style
Characterized by asymmetrical design, modern angular elements, and twisting bands that highlight negative space.
The modern bride may want a ring with two colours of gold, bold straight lines, interesting shapes, or a modern stone, like lab-grown diamonds.
The Minimalist Bridal Style
Features simple designs, uncomplicated by extra stones or by bands with fine detail.
Showcasing one centre stone in the Solitaire style, the minimalist bridal style is at once clean, modern, and timeless.
The Vintage Bridal Style
Evokes designs of by-gone Art Deco, Edwardian, Victorian and other eras.
Their hallmark features are often melee diamonds on the band and under the head of the centre stone, detailed milgrain (beaded) elements, and hand-engraved details. The vintage style is characterized by elegant design and careful craftsmanship.
The Alternative Bridal Style
Showcases non-traditional engagement rings that feature colourful gemstones, black diamonds, and other unique designs.
The alternative bride wants an engagement ring unlike any other, that stands out for its shape or colour.
The Floral Bridal Style
Draws its designs from the natural world, featuring organic motifs in leaf patterns, floral elements, or bands that twist like vines or branches.
The floral style allows metal and diamond to meet tree and flower in beautiful harmony.
Ready to find your style?!
Written by: Margaret Finlay
April 3, 2023