It’s a misconception that you need to be engaged to wear a diamond ring. That has everything to do with what finger you wear it on and nothing to do with the ring itself. Many engagement rings do not even include a diamond; emeralds and aquamarines are increasingly popular choices for more alternative brides to be. Investing in a diamond ring as a self-purchase or gift for a friend or loved one is a safe bet and doesn’t need to be financially debilitating. From delicate bands with pavé diamond details to larger statement cocktail rings, here are three styles of diamond rings we believe rank as a triple Ex(cellent).
As previously mentioned, a diamond ring doesn’t need to be a massive statement piece. Instead, diamonds can be used to elevate a simple design and add some sparkle. Boochier’s yellow gold Ties ring is a perfect example of this. The yellow gold band intertwines to give a more interesting geometric shape, whilst the elegant diamond pavé pattern adds life and shine. Chaumet’s chunkier white gold Liens band follows a similar aesthetic, featuring a simple crisscross of pavé diamonds as a design detail. For a more intriguing style, TOi Fine Jewelry’s black diamond Sparkle ring is a minimalist burst of diamonds that give a rock-n-roll edge.
Couture Cocktail Rings
If you enjoy a bold look, a diamond-centric knockout piece to wear daily is easy to find. Sarah Ho's Masterpiece Diamond ring in brushed yellow gold features a large round brilliant-cut diamond at its centre, surrounded by a halo of pavé diamonds. The yellow gold makes the design an easy day-to-night accessory, and the presence of such a large stone is a guaranteed conversation starter. If you are looking for a larger piece with a more understated presence, Simone Jewels’ Bombshell Hidden Gem ring conceals a diamond in swirls of white gold set against a plate of white quartz. The colours blend to create an air of mystery and subtlety even though it is a larger cocktail ring. For a full diamond look with a hint of gold, REZA’s signet ring-inspired design has whispers of rose gold within a parade of fancy-cut, step-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds.
Giant Diamond Solitaires
Let’s turn our attention to some whopping one-of-a-kind diamond solitaire rings! Moussaieff is a brand that is famous for having an exceptional collection of classically cut diamonds at its fingertips. The Classic Solitaire ring below features a 28.80-carat D-colour, internally flawless, emerald-cut diamond. For a softer yet equally striking piece, Chopard’s floral-inspired diamond ring is something different and refined. Finally, the Dior High Jewellery selection of Dior Print rings offers a patchwork of diamonds with various bold geometric designs.
It’s safe to say that no matter your style and no matter the event, there is room for a diamond ring or two in your jewellery wardrobe. The selection of pieces below is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can find. Take a look and see which pieces call your name.