All That Glitters: Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring

Whether buying an engagement ring for a loved one or picking one out together, it can be overwhelming how many options are available when selecting the perfect shape, band, setting and materials. Below are some great tips for shopping for the ultimate engagement ring.  

When Shopping for Yourself

When deciding which ring you’ll wear throughout your engagement (and possibly long after your ceremony), it is important to remember your style and personality – a minimalist may prefer a classic design while an eccentric bride-to-be may lean towards a colourful statement ring. An engagement ring should be an extension of your style, balancing practical design and wearability with personality and individuality. 

When Choosing a Ring for Your Loved One

A good starting point to selecting an engagement ring for your loved one is to study their favourite jewelry closely and reference the pieces they wear often to ensure that their preferences are met by the ring you’ve picked out. When in doubt, bring a close friend or family member who can guide you to make the perfect choice. 

Below are some engagement ring options for every kind of bride, from classic and contemporary to experimental and colourful. 


Tiffany True Engagement Ring with a Round Brillant Diamond, Tiffany & Co

Étincelle de Cartier Ring with Emerald Cut Diamond, Cartier, $4350

Ice Cube Platinum Engagement Ring, Chopard

Tilted Pear Diamond Button Back Ring, Jessica McCormack, £36,000


Baguette Diamond Eternity Band, Mejuri, $2000

Couture Solitaire Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, Starting from $9100

Fil de Camélia Ring, CHANEL, $12,600

Freshwater Pearl Ring, Tiffany & Co., $1250


Bois de Rose Ring, Dior

Gold White Diamond Ring, Lauren Rubinski, $2795

Move Joaillerie White Gold Diamond Ring, Messika, $3800

Tear Valley Lab-Grown Diamond Ring, Unsaid, $30,106


Nudo Classic Gold Ring With Prasiolite And Diamonds, Pamellato, $7100

Solitaire 1895 with Cushion-Cut Rubies, Cartier, $40,700 – $43,300

Platinum Pink Tourmaline Ring With Diamonds, Oscar Heyman

Pink Trillion Vine Ring, Bea Bongiasca, $1050