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Classic Engagement Rings

“Classic” engagement rings got their name for a good reason; they will never go out of style. A classic engagement ring typically features a pavé band, which is a band covered with smaller diamonds; these rings add some graceful glitter to your loved one’s hand. Defined by simplicity and sophistication, these designs will be chic from the day of your proposal to your fiftieth-anniversary celebration. Whether you choose a round-cut or radiant-cut stone, pair your diamond with a classic band for a design she’ll be thrilled to wear for years to come.

Clean Origin’s Selection Of Classic Engagement Rings

From weaving pavés to double-rowed pavé stunners, our collection of classic diamond rings contains the perfect choice for her style and your budget. Match a classic ring with any of our diamonds, whether it be an oval-cut or emerald-cut stone, for the engagement ring of her dreams.


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Tips For Buying A Classic Engagement Ring

When you are choosing your engagement ring, there are a lot of decisions to be made. Even simple classic engagement rings require at least some personalization. Here is a guide to help you choose your ring.

Choose Your Level Of Classic — The ultimate classic look is a plain, single pavé band. However, if you’d like to add a few frills, a double band adds another level of sophistication. Add a weaved band style to the mix for even more of a wow factor. For the woman who’s an absolute show stopper? Try three parallel pavé bands.

Matching A Rock With A Band — There are, of course, different kinds of classic rings, and it’s up to you to choose how traditional you’d like the ring to look. You can purchase a double-banded, weaved pavé band and pair it with a radiant-cut diamond to achieve a cutting-edge look. If it’s a purely classic design you think she’ll love, a round-cut diamond with a single pavé band is probably the choice you're looking for.

Up The Bling — The simpler the classic band, the more your significant other’s diamond will stand out. If you’re worried that a smaller rock won’t be able to take the heat or if you want to increase the glamour factor, choose a higher carat size.


white gold classic engagement ring in box

Types of Classic Engagement Rings

There are no hard and fast rules for defining classic engagement rings, but there are some tell-tale signs when you see one. They typically feature pavé bands and a center diamond in a plain prong setting, but beyond that, all bets are off. Classic rings can have from one to three pavé bands. While three-banded classic rings are always arranged in parallel formation, two-banded classic rings can be arranged in a simple weave for a more intricate look. Single-banded classic rings can be arranged in a twist for added attraction. Pavés can also feature single bands with double (or even tripe) rows of diamonds. These rings can be complicated with a twist or weave as well. Whether they feature a double row of pavé diamonds or a triple pavé band, these rings are some of the most elegant offerings on the market.

Celebrities With Classic Engagement Rings

The timeless simplicity of classic wedding rings has made them a popular choice for everyone. Here are a few of the famous hands that have worn classic diamond engagement rings.

Michelle Obama —President Obama recently gifted his whip-smart wife with an upgraded engagement ring that is as elegant as you would expect from the stylish couple. The new ring features a square-shaped diamond set on an eye-catching pavé band.

Anne Hathaway — Anne’s elegant gift from husband Adam Shulman is the essence of classic. A large, emerald-cut center stone is set in a solitaire, surrounded by a platinum pavé band.

Victoria Beckham — Victoria’s fourteenth engagement ring (yes, you heard correctly) from husband David was first seen in 2018. The ring features a striking square-cut yellow diamond set on a pavé diamond band.

Drew Barrymore — Ex-husband Will Kopelman gifted Drew Barrymore a beautiful four-carat radiant-cut diamond engagement ring, though now the two are divorced. The sparkler rested in a simple pavé band, adding elegance to the daringly cut rock.

Teresa Palmer — Teresa’s gift from husband Mark Webber features a rose quartz center stone instead of the usual diamond. The sleek pavé band is made of rose gold to add yet another twist to the classic engagement ring.


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Often confused with cut, the shape of a diamond is the physical appearance that it takes. The most popular shape is the round brilliant.
The cut of a diamond determines how effectively light that enters the stone is refracted within and reflected back through the top of the diamond, providing sparkle. The best cut grade is defined as Ideal, followed by Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair. Fancy shape stones often do not receive cut grades and will be listed as 'None.'
Carat refers to the actual weight of a diamond and is a unit of measure equal to 0.2 grams. In all diamonds, carat weight is a large contributor to the price of the stone.
The color in diamonds is actually the absence of color, graded on an alphabetical scale from D to Z, with D being a colorless diamond and Z being yellow.
Clarity measures the amount of inclusions or imperfections found in a diamond. The best clarity is VVS1 followed by VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, and SI2. Although other levels of clarity exist, we only carry diamonds with quality we can stand behind.
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