Engagement, Engagement Ring Trends

Minimalist Engagement Rings

by Haley Anhut
May 5, 2020
minimalist engagement rings

A minimalist engagement ring is a perfect choice for the bride that isn’t big on over the top styles, but still wants an elegant ring. Not every bride is into huge halos, clusters of diamonds, or intricate vintage designs, and that is absolutely fine! Your ring should reflect who you are, not the other way around. A minimalist ring doesn’t mean you have to compromise on sparkle and beauty. In fact, we love minimalist settings because they allow the diamond to shine without any distractions. We have a beautiful selection of minimalist rings that are a must-see for the bride that loves the simple, non-flashy things in life.

What is a Minimalist Engagement Ring?

What does ‘minimalist’ mean? For many minimalists, the philosophy is about removing excess stuff and living their lives with less. Minimalists opt for a simplistic and clean lifestyle, which often influences their style choices. Now, less does not mean boring. Often a simplistic style allows for beautiful details and features to shine through, especially for engagement rings. Not every bride wants an over the top ring, and for those brides, there are plenty of simple engagement ring options for you.

Our Selection Of Minimalist Engagement Rings

Perfect Fit Solitaire Ring

Our Perfect Fit Solitaire Ring is a fantastic choice for the minimalist bride who desires style and comfort. The Perfect Fit ring collection is unique in that it is made to ensure that your ring will not turn while on your finger. Plus, the sculpted sides sit flush between your fingers, providing a comfortable fit! Compatible with round-shaped diamonds, this setting allows the stone on this minimalist ring, whatever carat size you choose, to shine. Sleek and sophisticated, this ring is a staff favorite for a reason.

Opera Ring

The Opera Ring is sure to impress any simplistic bride and budget-conscious groom. While still classic, this elegant minimalist engagement ring has whimsical bands that wrap around your center stone. This ring is compatible with our nine shape options: round, pear, heart, oval, Asscher, emerald, radiant, cushion, and princess. Secured by four prongs, although this ring looks dainty and fragile, your stone will sit firmly in place. The matching wedding band for this setting is also extremely effortless and simple  — creating the quintessential bridal set for the soon-to-be. 

Elle Cathedral Solitaire Ring

Our next stunning ring has just the right amount of sparkle for its delicate setting. The Elle Cathedral Solitaire Ring may be a mouthful, but trust us when you see this ring on, your jaw will drop! Featuring a petite split shank, this setting lends a modern element to a classic design. Suitable for a round lab-grown diamond, this setting is the perfect mix of minimalism and femininity. The thin bands wrap around your center stone to ensure security for your beautiful diamond. Pair it with an eternity band to add a little extra.

Classic Solitaire

The queen of the minimalistic style, our Classic Solitaire is as traditional and timeless as it gets! With four delicate prongs, this style will hold any of our nine different diamond shapes — from heart to oval, Asscher to emerald. So while this may be a minimalist engagement ring, it allows for your lab diamond to shine.

Quiet Beauty

Just because you want to keep it simple with your engagement ring, doesn’t mean you can’t have sparkle! Our Quiet Beauty ring is the perfect balance of simplicity and glamour, with its hidden band of diamonds under the round center stone, you get the elements of a halo setting without being over the top. The thin band is extremely sleek and modern — perfect to complement a simple wedding band. Or if you want to complete this set, the Quiet Beauty Matching Band is the perfect minimalist diamond band. 

This minimalist engagement ring style, and the others mentioned, are all available in platinum, white, yellow, and rose gold.

Bands Instead of Engagement Rings

Traditional engagement rings feature a main center stone, usually a diamond, gemstone, or another diamond alternative. Even the most minimal engagement ring may be too flashy for a true minimalist bride. For those brides, we suggest a band. This can be as fancy or as simple as one wants it to be, but there are plenty of options that we love. 

Our Serendipity Diamond Ring is perfect for the woman who wants a simple band, but still looking for a tiny bit of sparkle. This ring adds modern glam to an otherwise traditional band and is great as another engagement ring option. 

Another favorite ring of ours is the Sirena Matching Band. With an elegant twist of diamonds, this ring has plenty of glitz, without going overboard. 

Both of these rings are beautiful on their own or paired with other rings if that’s your style! Remember, there are no rules when it comes to what style ring your minimalist engagement ring should be — it is personal to you and what you feel most comfortable with. 

Buyers Tips for Minimalist Engagement Rings

The Four C’s – If you are shopping for a simple engagement ring, it is important to remember that there is little to distract from your center stone. For that reason, picking the right diamond using the 4 C’s is an important step. Our solitaire styles often feature a round center stone, which is the perfect shape for simple settings. When choosing a round diamond, look for brightness, also called brilliance, which will reflect the most light. This comes from the cut grade that you go with. And, although we do not offer any cuts lower than ‘good’, a minimalist engagement ring would likely do best with an excellent or ideal cut. Couple this with a color grade of H or above and your diamond will speak for itself.

Diamond Shape – Choosing a fun diamond shape is a great way to add personality to a minimalist engagement ring. If you’re interested in a ‘fancy shape’ diamond (anything other than a round brilliant), then it is important to do your research. While some shapes, such as the princess-cut diamond, can look a bit smaller than what you would expect from their weight, there are tons of options that can actually make your diamond appear much bigger. Emeralds, ovals, and radiant-cut diamonds, for example, can lengthen the look of your finger and create somewhat of an illusion to the eye. 

Band Metal – More likely than not, minimalist engagement rings have a lot, if not all, of the metal band exposed (not covered in designs or accent diamonds). This is a great opportunity to add some personal style to your ring by switching up the metal color. Most of our rings are available in platinum, white, yellow, and rose gold. 

Wedding Bands/Bridal Sets – Going with a minimalist engagement ring gives you tons of versatility when it comes to your wedding band. If you’re interested in staying minimal with both rings, finding a simple bridal set makes your life easier and checks off one more box down the line. However, if you decide that you want to mix things up a bit with your wedding band, you can easily find something that will compliment your engagement ring, while also standing out.

Celebrities Rocking Minimalist Rings

When you think of celebrity engagement rings, the biggest carats and the most extravagant designs may come to mind. But not all celebrities want a 16-carat ring like Ciara or an 18-carat emerald-cut given to Beyoncé. Many celebrities opt for a more minimal ring, in terms of carat size and setting style. 

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin received a beautiful solitaire engagement ring from now-husband, Josh Dallas, featuring a  simple Yellow Gold solitaire setting with a Round diamond. 

Julia Stiles received a chic and modern round cut solitaire diamond, set in Yellow Gold. 

Christina Ricci wears a 3 stone engagement ring, which may sound flashy, but the round stones are modestly sized for this classic style ring. 

These celebrities prove that a minimalist engagement ring has plenty to offer. 

Ask Us!

Confused about which diamond will look best in the minimalist setting of your dreams? We are here to help guide you, whatever your questions may be. Always feel free to reach out via chat, phone, or email. And remember, you have 100 days to ensure that everything is perfect!