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The 5 Most Popular Engagement Ring Styles

Posted on: 07/08/2018

Proposing with an engagement ring or wearing a wedding ring are traditions that date back to the ancient Egyptians. They believed that circles were a symbol of eternity and they made 'rings' out of reeds to give to their significant others. These 'rings' were worn on the left hand ring finger, because the Egyptians believed the left hand ring finger contained a vein to the heart.

We've come a long way since ancient Egyptian times but that tradition still remains in our lives, it's just a little bit different. Today we propose with precious engagement rings, usually set with beautiful diamonds or stones. But importantly, the meaning stays the same.

From diamond solitaire engagement rings to flower cluster engagement rings, there are a range of different styles to suit every taste. In this blog post we're going to talk you through the 5 most popular engagement ring styles. So if you want to propose but are unsure of what ring to choose, or if you want to know what rings to start dropping hints for, then we've got you covered! Good luck!

1. Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings

Featuring one single stone, the diamond in a solitaire engagement ring stands alone, held in place by 4 or more claws. Solitaire diamonds always look striking as lots of light is able to pass through the diamond making it really stand out. Diamond solitaire engagement rings, also known as single stone engagement rings, truly are timeless classics. There's absolutely no doubt that the solitaire engagement ring is one of the most recognisable rings of all time!

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2. Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

Perfect for someone who loves the sparkle! Diamond halo engagement rings can feature a show-stopping single diamond or a cluster of diamonds at the centre surrounded by a 'halo' of smaller stones. The surrounding diamonds complement the centre stone(s) beautifully, without detracting any of the main attention. In fact, the 'halo' of diamonds make the centre diamond(s) look even larger! With an art-deco feel, diamond halo engagement rings have been popular amongst sparkle-lovers since the 1920s!

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3. Diamond Trilogy Engagement Rings

Also known as a three stone ring, diamond trilogy rings are known for their strong link to romance. With three stones set in a line, each one symbolises something very special - the past, the present and the future. Trilogy engagement rings are perfect for romantic types because the three stones can also represent the words 'I Love You'. They've been popular amongst diamond-lovers for decades and even the British Royal Family loves them - Prince Harry actually proposed to Meghan Markle with a yellow gold diamond trilogy ring!

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4. Diamond Cluster Engagement Rings

A diamond cluster engagement ring contains a number of stones that are grouped together to form a 'cluster'. This can also include halo, trilogy and two-stone rings, as well as other unique styles like flower clusters or heart clusters. Since there are so many stones in a diamond cluster engagement ring, each diamond catches the light as the ring moves creating a breath-taking glisten.

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5. Two Stone Diamond Engagement Rings - U&Me™

"Two people. Two diamonds. One love." This is when two very special diamonds are set in a ring; each one representing the equal love between two people. Perfect for those who want a twist on the traditional engagement ring, two stone diamond engagement rings aren't just a fashion trend, they're a symbol of commitment and passion. Have a look at our U&Me™ diamond engagement rings for some beautiful two stone engagement rings!

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So that's our round-up of the most popular engagement ring styles! If you would like to know more about choosing an engagement ring, why not read our How To Find The Perfect Engagement Ring guide?

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