Engagement Rings To Suit Every Style

Engagement Rings To Suit Every Style

The journey to find the right engagement ring is an exciting journey – after all, it’s a symbol of your love story and an expression of commitment meant to be adored for a lifetime. But until you begin the process of engagement ring shopping, you probably aren’t aware of all your options. From different centre stone cuts, to settings and preferred metals and beyond, there’s a lot to take in – especially when you’re asking the question of “what engagement ring suits me?”. Because, understandably, not every person will suit every style of engagement ring.

At Argyle Jewellers, we’re here to help. We’ll assist you in finding the perfect ring that not only complements your partner’s style, but flatters their unique features as well.


First Steps: Consider Style And Setting

One of the first things you should do when seeking out an engagement for your partner is their overall personal style. Do they wear a more classic style, are a little edgier, or looking for a vintage touch? Here’s how to translate their style into a stunning ring.

Classic And Timeless

If your partner is more of a classic dresser, you can consider solitaire stones with a round or princess cut diamond to epitomise timeless elegance. You can also opt for platinum or white gold bands for a sophisticated touch, however, gold engagement rings remain a very classic choice.

Modern And Edgy

Settings play a large role in more modern engagement rings, such as halos that have become increasingly popular in recent years. Also consider fancy cut diamonds like emerald or marquise for a fashion-forward statement, and opt for sleek rose gold or yellow gold bands for a touch of warmth.

Morganite Diamond Ring by Argyle Jewellers

A Vintage Flair

For those who appreciate a vintage charm, you can channel the romance of bygone eras with antique-inspired settings featuring fine filigree work or maybe an art deco touch. You can also consider vintage-cut diamonds like old mine cut or cushion cut for a touch of history.


Next Steps: Finding A Suitable Band Width

You may not be familiar with the concept, but the width of the band plays an important role in the overall look and feel of your engagement ring, and should absolutely be considered when asking “what engagement ring suits me?” Here is how we find the perfect balance when we pair couples with their dream engagement ring.

Slender Fingers

Delicate fingers are beautifully complemented by thinner bands (around 1.5mm to 2mm). Delicate solitaires or bands with minimal detailing will elongate fingers and accentuate their natural elegance. However, as we’ve discussed previously, very fine bands can compromise the strength of your engagement ring, so choose wisely.

Average Fingers

The most versatile option, average fingers can accommodate a wider range of band widths (around 2mm to 2.5mm). You can also explore solitaires, halos, or intricate settings to find your perfect match.

Wide Fingers

Thicker bands (around 3mm and above) can create a slimming effect on wider fingers, and also serve to make your engagement ring much stronger. Paired with elongated cuts like emerald or oval, you can further enhance the illusion of length.

Step Three: Stone Shapes

Similarly to band width and overall style, the shape or cut of the diamond of your engagement ring plays a significant role in the overall aesthetics of the ring. Finding a diamond cut that suits however can be a tricky choice – especially when there are a huge array of diamond cuts available. There are a number of popular cuts you can start with, however.

Round Brilliant

The classic choice, round diamonds offer unmatched brilliance and fire. They flatter all hand shapes and pair well with just about any setting.

Princess Cut

This square-shaped diamond shines with modern elegance and leans into careful geometric cuts to achieve its lustre. Princess cut diamonds are a good choice for those who prefer a sharp and clean aesthetic, too.


Lab Grown Diamond Ring by Argyle Jewellers

Emerald Cut

The emerald cut is a classic cut that features a rectangular shape with stepped facets, offering a vintage charm and a captivating hall-of-mirrors effect. They can also elongate fingers and add a touch of sophistication, making them an excellent choice for those with wider fingers.

Oval Cut

Elongated and elegant, oval diamonds and gemstones offer a similar brilliance to round cut diamonds but with a more unique appeal. Additionally, they’re a flattering choice for most hand shapes.

Pear Cut

This teardrop-shaped diamond exudes a touch of romance and vintage flair. It can add a delicate touch to slender fingers, making it an ideal choice for an engagement ring setting.


Gemstones Over Diamonds?

Non-diamond engagement rings are on the rise – we’ve talked about them recently, and there are plenty of options to explore if a diamond isn’t quite what you had in mind when asking “what engagement ring suits me?” These diamond ring alternatives will stand the test of time, especially if you choose strong gemstones such as sapphire, ruby, emerald, and aquamarine.


Diamond & Sapphire Ring by Argyle Jewellers

With all of this in mind, you should be able to find the ideal engagement ring for you or your partner! If you need any assistance finding a ring that truly speaks volumes of your personal style, please feel free to reach out to our professional jewellers, and we’ll help you find something special.