Are understated rings your style? Have you been in search for the perfect minimalist engagement ring? Well, you’re in luck. This article covers all you need to know about minimalist diamond rings, and we feature our top picks for the best minimalist engagement rings of 2019.
It’s not all about rocking the biggest most glitzy engagement ring that you can find. Nowadays, a lot of women want a simple yet unique engagement ring.
For many women, going from wearing little to no diamond jewelry to rocking a massive, lavish diamond just doesn’t feel natural. They want a more pared down look that will blend in with their everyday style. That’s the minimalist in them, and that “shines” brighter than any diamond can. You’ll see this when it comes time to sporting the said engagement ring.
Vintage looks and simple styles are not only well-accepted, but they are also becoming the most coveted as newer generations continue to embrace the concept of minimalism.
Now, although minimalist engagement rings is a very popular trend right now, they have actually always been in fashion. Most classic and vintage era engagement rings were solitaries and would be considered minimalistic.
Before getting into our list of top 10 minimalist engagement rings, let’s us explain exactly what a minimalist diamond ring is…
What are Minimalist Engagement Rings?
As with minimalism in general, minimalist engagement rings is all about simplicity and having everything you need without all the “extra”. It’s a big trend that’s continuing to increase in popularity as 2019 progresses. Furthermore, it’s a trend that’s not going away. That’s for sure.
A minimalistic engagement ring is often a classic or contemporary style engagement ring with an understated look. It doesn’t have a massive diamond centerpiece with extravagant filigree or milgrain detailing, it doesn’t have tons of smaller accent diamonds encircling the band or a double halo or cluster of diamonds around a centerstone that makes it bling out of control.
However, that doesn’t mean it’s not gorgeous and that it doesn’t have style. The minimalist engagement rings that we sell and which we will feature below are absolutely beautiful and full of life.
Simple doesn’t have to be boring.
Minimalist diamond engagement rings of 2019 still follow trends that are hot, such as rose gold, yellow gold or white gold bands, split shank bands, vintage shapes, colored gems, and even three-stone rings.
Most minimalist engagement rings have a solitaire prong or bezel setting. They are sleek, modern and gorgeously blend in with everyday wear – they sparkle but don’t overwhelm. They use less ostentatious details and still manage to make a strong impact, such as special prong settings or other types of unique settings for a single diamond, vintage cuts, unusual and sensuous metalwork, distinctive band widths and tapers…all of which ultimately bring focus to the centerpiece of the ring.
Minimalist engagement rings don’t have to be dainty, tiny or thin, but those styles do fit the minimalist mold. In any case, they usually aren’t over the top in terms of diamond carats, but they are classy and elegant nonetheless. Furthermore, they won’t cost 10s of thousands of dollars.
Without further ado, here is our ‘top 10 minimalistic engagement rings of 2019’ list for your avail.
Top 10 Minimalist Engagement Rings of 2019
Note: There are a plethora of choices for minimalist rings in the engagement ring market, so our top 10 list is just a very small selection of what’s out there. These are our personal favorites from our designer engagement ring collection at Diamonds by Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton.
A simple yet classic six prong solitaire rose gold engagement ring. The band on this ring is an average size, making the diamond the center of attention while also maintaining a good proportion.
This gorgeous white gold solitaire engagement ring has a beaded style band and elegant detailing under the prongs, offering it a vintage look that’s utterly romantic. The band is just slightly thin, which works wonders with its unique metal work and brings the focus back to the round brilliant diamond.
This white gold bezel setting engagement ring has a unique side profile halo. It’s truly a one of a kind ring. It takes a minimalistic approach but doesn’t miss out on having an exquisite style. The bezel setting makes the centerstone the main attraction, and the flank halo allows this engagement ring to be a beauty from all angles.
This engagement ring is the perfect vintage minimalistic engagement ring. The oval diamond, the yellow gold, the solitaire setting all add up to an ultra classic look. Simple yet sophisticated. Moreover, yellow gold and oval shaped diamonds are super trendy.
Representing the sensual essence of women, this white gold four prong solitaire engagement ring is simple and flawless. You can’t go wrong with a classic design like this one. This is the ideal minimalistic engagement ring that declares femininity with its curvy, elegant shape and beautiful round brilliant diamond. Note: it also can be set with a princess, cushion or Asscher cut stone.
This engagement ring teeters on the edge of minimalistic and extravagant. It checks off many boxes for what’s trending in engagement rings. Emerald cut diamond, check. Split shank band, check; minimalistic approach, check; vintage appeal, check. We love this engagement ring, it’s a true stunner.
Here’s another classic four prong solitaire engagement ring, reminiscent of the early 1900s in setting and material. If you are looking for a traditional look, this is one that’s hard to beat, especially when yellow gold is so in right now (not that it hasn’t always been, considering it’s one of the oldest types of gold used in jewelry).
Here’s another super unique engagement ring. Its special twisted metal work inspires fluidity and the movement of the earth and ocean. It’s a solitaire setting with an asymmetrical spiral band that makes it appear from above as if the diamond is being wrapped around by the band. This is the perfect expression of love and “locking one in” for marriage. Stating you are mine and I won’t let you go.
This minimalistic yet distinctive diamond engagement ring can be customized to fit any diamond of your choice. So can the band. It comes in 14k or 18k gold or platinum. We absolutely love this design. The split shank and accent diamond in the flank at its center make it a gorgeous look while still maintaining the minimalist understatement.
We figured we’d end the list with a Tiffany & Co. dainty princess cut diamond engagement ring. This engagement ring is likely the most understated minimalist engagement ring on the list, but you can be sure it’s of the highest quality thanks to Tiffany’s masterful craftsmanship. If you are looking for a timeless design that’s affordable, definitely consider the Lucida diamond engagement ring.
What are the best affordable jewelry brands? Here are 3 designer brands that sell beautiful minimalist engagement rings
There are a three designer jewelry brands that we pulled inspiration from for our top 10 minimalist diamond engagement rings. These companies offer a wide range of diamond engagement rings from around $500 to well over $5,000-10,000. Therefore, there are options to meet the expectation of anyone’s budget. Of course, within reason.
Now, it’s not to say that minimalist engagement rings are cheap, but the ones we chose are all under $5,000, as we believe that achieving a beautiful, minimalist look shouldn’t cost you big money.
So, we went for there more affordable diamond engagement rings.
Here are the three designers we took diamond engagement ring examples from, all of which we sell at Diamonds by Raymond Lee in Boca Raton. Each of these designer jewelry brands are iconic and highly coveted.
The A.Jaffe brand was founded in 1892 by a 26-year-old New Yorker, named Abraham Jaffe, who had a passion and eye for diamonds. He always maintained and promoted a forward-thinking attitude, which is still at the heart of the brand to this day. The company is highly ethical, while also incredibly reliable, delivering on the promise of value and high-quality materials and craftsmanship. Although they have a wide range of styles, they have some of the best options for the minimalist in us.
Gabriel & Co.
The story of Gabriel & Company begins in the 1980s, with two brothers from New York, Jack and Dominick, both who had dynamic personalities, and were visionaries with unique talents. They saw a lack of uniqueness in the jewelry industry, so they sought to improve upon the trade. With the help of a master jeweler, their father, who was named Elias Gabriel, they learned the art of combining diamonds with precious stones to create timeless jewelry. This company has committed themselves and remained loyal to their original mission of producing extremely fine jewelry with unwavering customer service. Gabriel & Co is now known for their dependable and artistic designs, proving their strong passion for each and every creation. Their extensive line of timeless engagement rings comprises classic, fashionable, minimalist, and highly extravagant designs, each creating a flawlessly unforgettable moment.
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. is definitely the most iconic luxury jewelry brand of the three, and with the longest history. Founded in 1837, this 181-year-old NYC brand has been producing masterpieces ever since opening up shop. They are an industry leader who defines trends thanks to their unparalleled reputation over the last century and a half. They create the grandeur of fine jewelry by using contemporary designs with vintage appeal. Their designs, whether minimalistic or more glamorous than ever, are all equally beautiful and elegant. They are the Lamborghini of the jewelry industry. A quote that we love from Tiffany is “style is to be simple” and no one does it quite like Tiffany & Co. This is a household brand that every woman has long obsessed over and dreams of when it comes time for a jewelry gift or purchase.
Engagement Ring Tips from Experts at Diamonds By Raymond Lee & Raymond Lee Jewelers
There are a few factors that one should consider when purchasing an engagement ring.
1. Make sure you take the time to consider your lifestyle and what you do and wear on a daily basis.
For example, if you have a casual style and work on the go or travel a lot, a minimalist engagement ring is probably the best option. This combines both the intended style and function preferences. If you or your loved one doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry, especially extremely glamorous jewelry, then it makes sense to get a minimalist ring, as it suits your daily look. Also, if you work with your hands or in any kind of environment where a big rock with tons of accent diamonds is just plain “too much”, a minimalist ring is likely the best route.
2. Create a mood board.
By creating a mood board, you can learn a lot about what you actually like. If done right, you can figure everything out, like what type of precious metal, finish, thickness, and settings you like best. Include things that you do and wear on a regular basis (referring back to point 1 above). You’d be surprised how much you can learn by simply creating a visual layout of what you love. You might be an extravagant person who thinks they’re a minimalist…or vice versa.
3. Take time to shop for your engagement ring.
Don’t make a spur of the moment decision. Always take the time to consider a purchase. An engagement ring is something that you will keep forever and might even pass on to your daughter, son, grandson, etc. You shouldn’t make the decision in a rush. If a jeweler pushes you to rush your purchase, run!
4. Account for your budget.
Some people simply don’t have the budget but they want something extravagant and expensive. Even though this is a lifetime purchase, you should never go beyond your means. Plus, if you take the time to shop, you can definitely find an affordable engagement ring that meets all of your expectations of a dream diamond engagement ring.
5. Create your own ring.
Custom ring design services are available if you know where to look, and the price can be super affordable. Furthermore, you can create a ring from your very own mind. A vision of your ideal ring turned to reality.
About Us – Diamonds by Raymond Lee in Boca Raton
Diamonds by Raymond Lee has been serving Boca Raton and South Florida’s insatiable need for diamonds for over 30 years. Our team of diamond advisers is dedicated to assisting you in selecting the perfect engagement ring. We aim to provide unparalleled customer support and satisfaction. Our A+ BBB rating can vouch for this.
Our vision has always been to forge a unique, professional, and intimate vibe. We provide a shopping experience that works for all generations. We especially know what the modern jewelry buyer wants; and we keep traditions that never fade intact, such as sensibility, artistry, and craftsmanship.
We have been noted as Sunny Florida’s best engagement ring retailer since 2016.
If you want to learn more about our minimalist engagement rings, please contact us today with any and all questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.