Top Cute Engagement Rings (and What Exactly That Means)
What makes an engagement ring “cute”? It tends to be smaller and has a charming simplicity, eschewing complicated details. The petite classicism of cute engagement rings tends to make them beautiful on every type of women’s hand. This style of engagement ring has risen in popularity as part of the minimalist design trend popularized on Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media in recent years.
But cute doesn’t have to mean dull: A demure ring can attain some sexy fire if you mix up the metal — choosing trendy rose gold, for instance — and a variety of settings can reflect a spirited personality. Read on to see the most important things to consider when shopping for a cute engagement ring, and some of our favorite styles.
What makes a setting a cute engagement ring?
Generally, when people talk about a cute engagement ring, they’re referring to one with a thin band and a minimal design. In some instances, they’re also referring to the size of the center stone. Though diamond rings can have a huge center rock and a minimal design on the band, these rings are seen more as big style engagement rings than cute engagement rings.
Things to consider before buying a cute engagement ring
First and foremost, think about your lifestyle. A cute engagement ring’s thin band and minimalist setting will mean that it’s less sturdy than other options. If you have a job in which you work with your hands a lot, or are an athlete or have particularly active hobbies, you’ll want to ensure you take off your ring more often. You can also opt for the most durable metal option: platinum.
It’s generally assumed that only larger hands can pull off larger rings, but this — along with other engagement-ring traditions — is falling by the wayside. Don’t opt for a cute engagement ring just because you think you “need to” for your hands. These settings are flattering for everyone. But ultimately, the most important consideration is that you like the design.
Also important: Does a cute engagement ring fit the personality of the intended wearer? Some women have a personal style that includes larger, statement jewelry. For them, a cute engagement ring might not be the perfect fit.
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Most popular cute engagement rings
We’ll keep repeating it until we’re blue in the face: the best ring for your future fiance is the one she loves the most, no matter the style. But if you need a little inspiration to kick off your hunt for a cute engagement ring, check out the settings below. They’re some of our most popular dainty diamond rings and may give you some clues as to elements you think your special someone would want included on her ring. You might even find “the one” among their ranks, but don’t get worried if you don’t. These are just some of the wide range of styles we have that could be considered cute engagement ring settings.
Braided Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring
Although more complex, the Braided Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring is just as cute. A tightly braided band of metal creates a perfect complement to the single center stone. The band’s uniqueness offers enough detail to keep the ring interesting, but keeps the ring simplistic enough for it to remain petite, dainty, and cute.
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