This Engagement Ring Trend Truly Shows That Less Is More
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.
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.
Here's proof that a simple band with shimmering, French pavé diamonds can easily pack a bigger punch than a traditional, oversize gem.
You can't go wrong with a sleek, gold band cradling a center diamond.
Accessorize a thin precious metal band with pear-shaped diamond accents and a center gem.
A band featuring prong-set emerald cut diamonds definitely makes an eye-catching statement.
If your style is extra understated, you'll love this ring that features a demure single diamond and precious metal band.
We love how a shank setting can make a simple, precious metal band feel just a little more exciting, feminine and modern.