Remember when we featured a wedding band style guide from long-time offbeat sponsor Brilliant Earth? They're back with an engagement ring style guide featuring ethical origin jewelry and conflict-free diamond options. But beyond that, this guide also features ultra cool designs to fit your funky style. So, if you're in the market for an engagement ring, you might want to pay attention to these five tips…
Style Tip # 1: Incorporate meaningful symbols into your ring
This is their white gold Luxe Celtic Love Knot Ring with an adorable heart-shaped center stone. This Celtic symbol represents two souls bound by their love, and is complemented by a delicate band of shared prong-set diamond accents. This particular ring is a super sweet twist on traditional Claddagh ring.
Style Tip #2: Rose Gold is an alternative metal that ads a feminine touch
This rose gold beauty is Brilliant Earth's Delicate Antique Scroll Ring with a princess cut diamond. I'm drooling over the diamond accents on the band and getting this ring in rose gold really makes each diamond pop, while still looking softer than yellow gold.
Style Tip #3: Select an antique ring that shows beauty only deepens with the passage of time
Oh man, the Celestina Ring from Brilliant Earth's antique engagement ring collection is my absolute favorite! This uber heavenly ring features an approximately 1.26 carat center diamond (aka big time blingage) in an platinum setting with ornate prongs and an antique-style leaf motif, each leaf holding a single-cut diamond.
Style Tip #4: Incorporate colored sapphires into your engagement ring to add color and flair
Y'all know how much we love sapphire rings up in this bitch. So this style tip is right on par with our beliefs. A signature Brilliant Earth setting, this Halo Diamond Ring has gorgeous diamond accents that add sparkle, while the two side windows show off the sapphire's brilliant facets.
Style tip #5: Use an angular design and a variety of precious gemstone sizes to give your ring a modern feel
The Luxe Diamond Bypass Band from Brilliant Earth's custom engagement ring collection is a great example of a super modern and sleek angular design. The bypass design features five round diamonds of various sizes channel-set between two sculpted waves of precious metal makes it an engagement ring that'll make 'em say WHOA!
So there ya have it — five super useful tips for narrowing down your choices for that one special (ethically sourced!) engagement ring of awesome. Now, with all that knowledge fresh in mind, head over to Brilliant Earth and get to searching!