I Do! 20 Engagement Rings You'll Happily Wear Forever
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I Do! 20 Engagement Rings You’ll Happily Wear Forever

Love is in the air

Sure, committing to one person forever – for births, deaths, holidays, jobs, box sets, tricky interior design choices – is definitely a big decision. But do you know what’s perhaps even more difficult? Finding a ring you like so much you’re happy to wear it day in, day out, for the rest of your life. Now that really is a significant commitment. There’s a lot of engagement rings out there, so we’ve made life a bit easier by rounding up the very best of the bunch. Whether you just want a diamond big enough to sink the Titanic or something a little bit different on your finger, here are the best engagement rings on the market right now.

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Graff pink and white diamond engagement ring

Graff

Flame Round Diamond Engagement Ring, £POA

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Pink to make the boys (or girls) wink. This beautiful rose gold ring features pavé pink diamonds and a round-cut white diamond as the statement centrepiece.

Vine-styled engagement ring on hand

Ethica Diamonds

Jaima | Pear Unique Diamond Accent Statement Ring, £2,760

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If you crave something a little more unique, then this delicate ring from Ethica Diamonds should do the trick. The band is decorated with weaving vines featuring 19 marquise cut lab-grown diamonds, which lead up to a pear-cut centre gem.

Pink and silver ring

Pragnell

Masterpiece Cléo Setting Fancy Intense Pink Diamond Ring 0.63ct in Platinum & 14ct Rose Gold, £POA

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Pretty in pink, this ring from Pragnell features a rare 0.63ct emerald cut fancy intense pink emerald cut diamond (which boasts a beautiful rosy hue) and a halo of smaller pink brilliants. If romance were a ring, we’re pretty sure this would be it.

Gold ring with grey diamond

Chupi

Evermore 0.25ct Grey Diamond Engagement Ring, £1,399

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Grey diamonds may be having a moment, but this Dewlight engagement ring will make a truly timeless addition to your ring finger. The grey diamond is carefully faceted to catch the light, and sits on a 14ct gold band, flanked by white diamonds.

Gold ring on blue background

The Illustrated Jeweller

Diamond Nautical Star Ring, Yellow Gold, from £970

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Brighton-based tattoo artist turned jewellery designer James Robinson handcrafts all of his designs in the UK, using solid silver and gold with coloured gemstones and diamonds. Naturally, many of James’s designs are inspired by the sea, nautical symbols and sailors.

This nautical star ring features a solid gold band with ship rope embellishments and knife edge detailing, hugging a lab-grown diamond in a bezel setting – although the design can be customised to a diamond or colour of your choice.

Harry Winston engagement rings

Harry Winston

Bridal Couture Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, £POA

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One of eight unique designs from Harry Winston’s Bridal Couture capsule collection, this emerald-cut diamond engagement ring is flawlessly beautiful, and daringly different.

The Bridal Couture collection is inspired by the process of designing a bespoke wedding dress, with the eight rings representing different aspects of the artistry and craftsmanship that go into a couture gown. This ring in particular, featuring an emerald-cut diamond flanked with a cluster of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds, recreates the delicate open-weave fabric of romantic Chantilly lace, a traditional bridal material.

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Annoushka

100% Recycled 18-Carat White Gold & GIA-Certified Diamond Trilogy Cocktail Ring, £12,500

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Sussex-based jewellery designer Annoushka Ducas is known for her intricate, stackable pieces, and her bridal line Love & Commitment is no different. These floral-inspired diamond rings can be worn together or separately – and mean you can build your collection at every anniversary or momentous occasion.

Boodles

Petal Diamond Ring, from £13,300

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For a classic diamond (or several), it doesn’t get much better than Boodles. This romantic Petal ring features a round-brilliant cut diamond with a contemporary diamond shoulder design, set in platinum.

Gold ring with yellow stone on black background

Hancocks London

Old European Brilliant Cut Yellow Diamond Ring With Diamond Halo, £14,500

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Historic London jeweller Hancocks is the place to go for a one-off vintage ring. This beautiful ring dates back to the late 1800s, and features a bright yellow old European brilliant cut diamond claw set in 18ct gold.

Chunky gold ring with enamel flowers and green stone

Theo Fennell

Bi-Colour Tsavorite Winter to Spring Ring, £12,500

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You know you’ll always get something highly original from London jeweller Theo Fennell, and this ornate ring is no exemption from the trend. It features a bi-coloured tsavorite stone alongside enamelled flowers marking the shift from winter to spring.

Minka

Les Trois Vallées: 2.35ct Sapphire & Diamond Ring, £8,500

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Founded by British gemmologist Lucy Crowther in 2016, Minka makes distinctive jewellery using exquisite stones. This hand-made ring – a modern choice for an engagement ring – features an exceptional Sri Lankan sapphire and diamonds.

Gold twisted bacnd with large green stone

RRH Jewellery

Roe Birth Ring, £3,000

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Having begun her career as a diamond grader at industry names like De Beers and Theo Fennell, Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden changed courses to launch her own jewellery brand in 2013. Using only Fairtrade gold and ethically and environmentally friendly diamonds, her designs combine classic luxury with a touch of contemporary flair and innovation.

 

Kiki McDonough

Kiki McDonough

Kiki Cushion Green Amethyst Ring, £950

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Beloved for her bold yet wearable designs and use of exquisite coloured stones, Kiki McDonough has quietly revolutionised the British fine jewellery industry since she started her brand in 1985. She only selects the purest of stones from around the world to create her beautiful collections.

Fenton

Fenton

Trilogy Emerald Ring, from £2,950

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If you’re looking for fine jewellery with a clear conscience, then Fenton is the brand for you. The  B Corp (one of only three British jewellers to be certified) prides itself on its transparent, responsible sourcing, working with ethical mining companies and using recycled metal. You can build your own ring on its clever website, choosing the stone, cut and metal you prefer.

vashi engagement ring

Vashi

Oberon Engagement Ring in Platinum, from £1,650

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This elegant oval cut diamond is truly timeless. You can choose between bands of white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum, as well as your carat size.

Silver ring with pear-shaped diamond

Garrard

Signature Pear Shape Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, £15,500

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Founded in 1735, it doesn’t get much more timeless than Garrard. This Signature ring is set with an elegant 1.01 carat F VS1 pear shape diamond and features a geometric pattern on the band. One you’ll be happy to wear forever.

Tiffany engagement ring

Tiffany

The Tiffany® Setting Engagement Ring in Platinum, £POA

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Back in 1886, Tiffany released its first solitaire diamond engagement rings, setting a trend that lasts to this day. It doesn’t get much more enduring than this dazzling Tiffany Setting ring.

 

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Baunat

Entourage Ring in 18-Carat White Gold, from £3,860

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Making everything by hand in the Antwerp atelier, the expert craftsmen at Baunat can have your ring made and delivered to you within seven days. What’s more, each piece is made from either 18-carat gold or platinum, and set with 100% natural and conflict-free diamonds certified by GIA, HRD or IGI.

Jessie Thomas ring best engagement rings

Jessie Thomas

Scalloped Five-Diamond Ring, £2,700

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Chelsea-based goldsmith Jessie didn’t have to go far to learn her craft – just down the stairs, in fact, to the basement studio of her father, the celebrated jeweller David Thomas.

After seven years as an apprentice, Jessie has now launched her own line of jewellery designs, including a selection of incomparable gold and diamond engagement rings. Simple, beautifully made, and with craftsmanship at their heart, they’re rings like you’ve never seen before. All pieces are handmade in the London workshop still Jessie shares with her father, using recycled gold, responsibly sources stones and the highest quality conflict-free diamonds from Botswana.

Rachel Boston

Rachel Boston

Ida Ring, £8,000

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Specialising in alternative bridal and bespoke work, London-based jeweller and diamond expert Rachel Boston will create a ring for you like no other. Whether you go for something classic with an edge, or a design that’s totally unique, every piece is made from ethically sourced, conflict-free diamonds, and recycled gold or platinum.

Main image: Harry Winston emerald-cut diamond solitaire ring with tapered baguette shoulders set in platinum. £POA, harrywinston.com