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Classic Diamond Engagement Rings

Traditional Styles Never Go Out of Fashion


Classic engagement rings withstand the test of time. Consisting of a single (solitaire) diamond set on a white-gold or platinum band, classic engagement rings retain their stylish look long after fad designs make other engagement rings look out of date. Whether you're planning to bestow an engagement ring as a surprise on a romantic trip, intend to go ring shopping together when you travel, or are ready to buy a diamond engagement ring online, this article can help you secure a genuine classic.

1. 1 Carat Diamond Solitaire Classic Engagement Ring

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There is no more classic engagement ring than a single round diamond on a white-metal band. On this iconic engagement ring in the desirable one-carat size, there are four prongs made of 14k white or yellow gold (your choice) to secure and display the diamond so that its color, size, and sparkle are there for all to admire.

2. 1 Carat Princess Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring

More modern and fashion-forward than a classic round brilliant stone, this solitaire diamond in a 14k white gold ring complements the stylish woman.

3. 1/2 Carat Diamond Solitaire Classic Engagement Ring

Set in shiny yellow gold, a round brilliant is the classic shape and style for an engagement ring.
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4. 1/2 Carat Three-Diamond Engagement Ring

Another popular style for classic diamond engagement rings, the three-diamond ring connotes the past, present, and future of a couple.

Although some women prefer diamond engagement rings that are set in yellow gold, most jewelers consider a white-gold or platinum setting classic and more flattering to the diamond as it doesn't distract from its beauty by introducing a flashy yellow-gold color.

To find out more about buying a diamond to suit a classic engagement ring, read Diamond Buyers' Guide before you make a purchase.

5. 1/4 Carat Three-Diamond Engagement Ring

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You needn't be a millionaire to buy a diamond... or three. Classic engagement rings are available with diamonds in a variety of sizes. Even at 1/4 of a carat size, good diamond rings have sparkle, fire, and prismatic color.

If your budget is under a thousand dollars, this pre-set diamond engagement ring is sure to melt a heart and seal a vow.

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