Engagement Ring Style Guide

A variety of different engagement rings on a background. Learn more about engagement ring styles at Kay.

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.

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Traditional Ring Styles

Diamond Halo engagement ring. Learn more about this trendy  ring style


A halo ring is the perfect way to express your everlasting love to your partner. Featuring smaller stones encircling the center stone, a halo engagement ring has the vintage look and vibe that many people seek out in an engagement ring. Available cuts include princess, round, oval, emerald, cushion, marquise, pear, baguette and heart. Halo rings come in various hues of gold so you can get it in the color your partner likes best: white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or two-tone. 

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.

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. 

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