Technically speaking, the perfect time to get engaged is any time. However, there are certain parts of the year, such as spring, when the milestone occasion seems to occur more often than others. And whether or not you’re expecting to be engaged to your significant other in the coming months, this season has a way of getting everyone in the mood to browse for rings they’d love to have on their fingers. While that could include bold and unconventional styles, if you happen to be looking for non-flashy engagement rings, you’ve come to the right spot.
Not to say there’s anything wrong with the glitz and glamour of intricately designed rings — or even large single stone settings — but as you probably know, an engagement ring is an extension of you and your style. And if you’re the type of person who falls on the minimalist end of the spectrum, why not opt for a ring that reflects that?
You’ll be happy to find that there are plenty of understated engagement rings on the market today — and they're just as breathtaking as their over-the-top counterparts. From smaller diamonds and dainty bands to timeless solitaire designs and non-traditional stones, these rings may be considered low-key, but they easily deserve a spot on your radar.
If you want something that feels delicate and timeless, you can’t go wrong with the $420 AUrate Three Stone Diamond Bezel Ring. This dainty ring is made with solid 14k gold and features three conflict-free diamonds. On the other hand, if you want a style that’s bound to catch everyone’s attention (without being flashy), Katkim’s Grand Crescendo Flare Ring, $3,800, will do exactly that. After you say “I do,” this ring will look particularly cool with an added band.
Perhaps your heart is set on a single stone setting, such as the Silverlake Diamond Solitaire from Love Vérité, which features a classic east-west set emerald diamond and costs $4,425. Just in case you’re still leaning on the non-traditional side, Vrai & Oro’s Oval Rose Signet is a cool, modern, and unexpected option .
For some, non-flashy engagement rings might entail opting out of the traditional diamond altogether. In which case, KINN’s Pearl Dome Ring, $275, is a sleek and simple option that looks as if it was passed down generations. Another unexpected stone is opal, and the $1,100 Bookend Ring from Renna is practically the definition of understated.
If you’re ready to start adding more low-key styles to your inspiration board, scroll down to see more non-flashy engagement rings.
Three Stone Diamond Bezel Ring
This simple 14k, three-stone ring will stack beautifully next to your wedding band.
Sadie Solitaire Ring
This .60ct diamond looks as if it's floating between the two bands, which are made with 18kt gold.
Grande Crescendo Flare Ring
A unique design that wraps around your ring, this ring was made with the unconventional bride in mind.
Oval Rose Signet
Vrai & Oro
Made with 18k gold and a rose cut diamond, this signet ring is an unconventional option that's sure to stand out.
Silverlake Diamond Solitaire
The classic emerald shape combined with the 14k gold band makes this ring truly timeless.
Pearl Dome Ring
If you'd prefer to wear a ring without a diamond, a chic pearl option is a great alternative.
Featuring a tiny opal in a 18k gold bezel setting, the Bookend ring will feel like a natural part of anyone who wears it.
The unique shape of the tapered diamond combined with the square edge band gives a modern spin on a classic baguette ring.
Petit Knife Edge Princess Cut Solitaire
Nothing feels more low-key than a black diamond, and the additional 18k gold knife edge band gives it a modern touch.
Petit Star Band
For those who would prefer a band, this charming style features hand-carved star settings and is made-to-order for a custom experience.
Baby Baguette Ring
The Clear Cut
This delicate and understated ring features 14k gold and will be perfect to wear every day.
Diamond White Topaz Teardrop Stack Ring
While this dainty ring has a halo of diamonds around the center stone, it'll still feel delicate enough to remain understated.
D Diamond Stack Ring
A simple stack ring like this one, which is made with 14k gold, won't overpower the rest of your jewelry look.
Broken Lines Band
Styled next to a solid gold band, you'll have an effortless and Instagram-worthy ring stack after the ceremony.