18 Minimalist Engagement Rings That Are Understated Perfection

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With engagement season continuing to go strong into February, you've likely already come across an array of statement sparklers on Instagram. However, for every bride-to-be that's hinting at an over-the-top ring, there are just as many who are looking for a more pared-down style. If you fall into the latter category, you'll be happy to know there's a wide variety of stunning minimalist engagement rings out there — and they're just as lust-worthy as any over-the-top style.

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Whether you’re ready to take the next step with your special someone or are just itching to start building your inspirational Pinterest board, you don’t have to part ways with your daily personal aesthetic when it comes to your wedding jewelry. An engagement ring is a piece you'll wear everyday, so it's important to find a style that's in tune with your own.

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From scattered diamonds on a thin band to traditional single stone silhouettes, minimal rings can still provide stunning sparkle. Case in point: This Nikko Diamond Marquise Ring from Bario Neal will glisten as it sits delicately on your finger. Plus, the effortless piece will look just as nice on its own as it will when paired with your go-to gold stacking bands.

If you've had your heart set on a single stone, then a bezel style may be the one for you. Take this emerald cut ring from Vrai & Oro; it'll give you the radiant diamond you're after, but in a more subtle fashion. Prefer a circular silhouette? Peek at Blue Nile's Bazel Set Solitaire Engagement Ring; its clean lines give it a simple sophistication.

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Perhaps instead of one stone, you're open to a group of smaller diamonds — in which case, this platinum cluster ring from Mejuri should be to your liking, and those brides with a more active lifestyle may be interested in selecting an eternity band instead of a solitaire to get their sparkle.

For the less traditional brides, there are also simple designs with colored stones that'll leave you swooning. A gorgeous black diamond ring set in rose gold from Anna Sheffield may be just what you're looking to see when you open that little box.

Continue on for 18 minimalist engagement rings that prove simple can be just as stunning.