Engagement Ring Style Guide


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Falling in love was easy.  Choosing the ring should be, too.

Check out these popular ring styles for inspiration on choosing the perfect ring for your engagement.
Shop Semi-mount engagement rings from KAY



Simply put, a semi-mount is a ring that does not yet have a center stone. It allows you to choose a band that truly expresses your style, then add the diamond of your dreams! Semi-mounts, or ring settings, can be simple or adorned with intricate scroll work and diamonds or other gemstones. Purchasing a semi-mount gives you the flexibility to find the engagement ring setting of your dreams, without committing to a certain center stone, which often drive the majority of the cost for engagement ring styles. You can choose a diamond from our extensive collection of loose stones or use an heirloom stone with sentimental meaning to complete the look.

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shop solitaire engagement rings


When you’ve found the one, it only takes one diamond to say it all. Solitaire rings are a stunning classic that never goes out of style. A solitaire engagement ring puts all emphasis on the center diamond, so you should really focus on the diamond quality. The most popular cuts are round- and princess-cut. Marquise, oval, emerald, pear, and cushion give the ring a more unique look. You can also add an enhancer ring to transform the ring into something completely different.  


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Shop Three-stone engagement rings from KAY


When one diamond isn't enough to tell your story, use three stones. Three-stone diamond rings have long symbolized each stage of a couple's love story. A 3-stone ring can have a simple trio of diamonds or gemstones or they can be designed with three ornate sections, shimmering with many stones. Three stone engagement rings often incorporate a mix of diamond shapes that complement each other for a unique, bold look. This classic style is back in a big way thanks to royal trends in recent years. Multiple royals have proposed with different variations of three stone engagement rings, a testament to their enduring appeal and symbolism.

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Shop Vintage-style engagement rings from Kay Jewelers


Inspired by designs of the past, vintage style has endured the test of time and has continued to influence modern engagement rings. Vintage engagement rings vary widely depending on the era that inspires their design. From timeless and romantic to extravagant Art Deco engagement rings, vintage inspiration is here to stay. Milgrain detailing, floral engraving, and pave-set diamonds are popular designs found in vintage engagement rings. If you love history and have an appreciation for the elegance and class of days gone by, a vintage inspired engagement ring would be the perfect choice.

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Shop Gemstone engagement rings from Kay Jewelers


Love is a kaleidoscope of emotions and bright days together. Celebrate your vibrant love with a gemstone engagement ring. Choose a bright ruby or sapphire engagement ring for the person who loves rich color. Or go with something more neutral like a soft pink morganite engagement ring or light aquamarine.

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Shop Unique engagement rings from Kay Jewelers


For the person with one-of-a-kind style, these are the unique engagement rings to mark your one-of-a-kind love. What makes an engagement ring style unique? It can be a diamond with an unusual shape or a surprising pop of color. Mostly, though, it's found in the thoughtful designs and structures. From breathtaking frames to east-west settings to asymmetric designs to nature-inspired engagement rings, these styles really highlight your personality.

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