This Engagement Ring Trend Truly Shows That Less Is More

Perhaps Marie Kondo is partly to thank for this trend.
by The Knot

From Meghan Markle's streamlined wedding dress to Marie Kondo's decluttering techniques, minimalism has been everywhere lately. 

And it's officially carried over to bling too—and of course, we're welcoming this trend with open fingers arms. Minimalist engagement rings are perfect if you know a huge, ostentatious rock isn't right for you (or your bank account)—having an elegant wisp of gold wrapped around your finger instead feels effortlessly chic, and smaller diamonds can still pack as much fire and brilliance as a large diamond (for sometimes a fraction of the cost). 

Get inspired by some of our favorite minimalist ring designs (courtesy of Brilliant Earth), below. 

Brilliant Earth Petite Shared Prong Diamond Ring

A delicate take on the classic solitaire, this diamond ring features a center diamond that apperas to float above a delicate band. Sparkly and simple? Yes, please. 

Brilliant Earth Ellora Diamond Ring

Here's proof that a simple band with shimmering, French pavé diamonds can easily pack a bigger punch than a traditional, oversize gem. 

Brilliant Earth Elodie Ring

You can't go wrong with a sleek, gold band cradling a center diamond. 

Brilliant Earth Aria Diamond Ring

Accessorize a thin precious metal band with pear-shaped diamond accents and a center gem. 

Brilliant Earth Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring

band featuring prong-set emerald cut diamonds definitely makes an eye-catching statement. 

Brilliant Earth Rae Diamond Ring

If your style is extra understated, you'll love this ring that features a demure single diamond and precious metal band. 

Brilliant Earth Reverie Ring

We love how a shank setting can make a simple, precious metal band feel just a little more exciting, feminine and modern. 

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