Top 10 Romantic Round Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

There are a few things every engagement ring must be. It should be a unique, carefully chosen to match the personality and style of the woman (or man) wearing it. It should be breathtakingly beautiful, capable of earning admiration and awe from everyone who sees it. Above all else, this ring should be the symbol of your love and devotion to one another, the sign of a commitment to each other not lightly considered. When you take all of these into account, every engagement ring needs to have an aura of romance.

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The Perfect Ring Inspiration

With the right stone and the right setting, you can give the love of your life a ring that epitomizes all the love, promise, and romance that your future together will hold. But what setting should you choose? This, of course, depends on the person wearing the ring. Here are a few suggestions to get you inspired:

1. The Old Soul

Is your partner constantly being told that he or she is wiser than her years? Are most of their friends older than they are? If this is the case, you might be dating an old soul, someone who finds joy in fashion, music, and film of bygone eras. For this type of person, an antique or vintage inspired setting would be the perfect choice. In antique rings, the gorgeous diamond is surrounded by delicate filigree or milgrain detailing often inspired by the Edwardian, Victorian, or Art Deco periods. You can even continue the antique glamor theme with a matching wedding band. Vintage styles usually look best in the rich tones of yellow gold, but you can bring a modern edge to a vintage ring by having it made in white gold or platinum. Either color your choose, this timeless setting will let her know that your love is an old-fashioned one that will never fade.

1. The Old Soul

2. The Passionate Lover

Has your relationship been one of those whirlwind romances that feels like it has pulled you and your partner through hard to weather storms? This is a passionate love. Red is known as the color of passion and love. So show your beloved how passionate you are about her with a beautiful diamond featuring a pop of color. Rubies and garnets are classic red gemstones that can help you add this passionate edge to your perfect setting. Some settings make use of alternating gemstones and diamonds, while others might be three stone designs with the center diamond flanked by two matching gemstones. White metals tend to help the color of the gemstones pop more - and trust us, they are happy to shine!

2. The Passionate Lover

3. The Playful Partner

Sometimes, romance is much more than sweeping gestures or breathtaking moments. For some, romance is found in the simple, silly moments of everyday life. And for those ladies that find happiness and love in those playful times of the day, look for a ring as cute and playful as she is. Inset diamond rings with offset patterns mimic polka dots, which you are bound to find in her closet. You can also try a ring that features pink sapphires for a cute, playful edge. Pretty much any metal type will work with styles like this, so just up the cuteness by picking something she’ll be able to match with the rest of her playful wardrobe!

3. The Playful Partner

4. The Beach Lover

What is more romantic than a long walk on the beach? If your girl is the type that can’t go too long without a dip in the ocean, give her a ring that will remind her of both her loves (you and the beach, of course). Blue sapphires and swirling shapes are two of the best ways to accomplish this. If she’s more in favor of the Caribbean seas, go for a lighter shade of sapphire or even aquamarine or Swiss blue topaz. White gold or platinum will help calm to memory seafoam on the tops of falling waves. With a ring like this, her heart will always be close to the two greatest loves of her life.

4. The Beach Lover

5. Rosy Romance

The most inherently romantic rings are those made in rose gold. While this might not seem like much help, as pretty much any ring style can be made in rose gold, the innate feeling of romance from this particular metal color deserves a category unto itself. Use a rose gold solitaire style to call attention to your round cut diamond center stone to give impart that feeling without needing to go over the top. Or combine one of your partner’s personality types and styles to pick a design from the rest of this list, but have it made in rose gold for the added emphasis on your romantic history. The rose color also gives diamonds a chance to shine, as their fire really stands out in contrast to the band.

5. Rosy Romance

6. The Princess

Every little girl wants to live happily ever after. Some of them never quite grow out of wanting to be a princess. Give your princess the fairy tale ending she’s always wanted with a ring from our Cinderella collection. The ribbon detailing on this setting is set with sixteen round cut diamonds cascading down the band (or, if you want something simpler, just a sleek ribbon design). It is truly a ring fit for a princess or a queen. Alternatively, a princess of a woman may want to find something else that looks truly regal. Consider a larger round diamond center or an engagement ring design encrusted with pave diamonds. Any of these choices is bound to make your girl feel like royalty.

6. The Princess

7. That Forever, Forever Love

Wedding vows usually say, “Till death do us part.” But for those of us who feel a love that can transcend our living days, we might want our rings to symbolize the strength of that bond. An eternity band usually features diamonds circling the band in a single, unbroken line. This symbolizes the eternal, unbreakable love the couple shares. But eternity bands are usually best saved for anniversary presents. Enter the split shank. Most often, split shank designs feature your diamond surrounded on either side by two diamond-encrusted shanks which converge partway down the band. Two shanks represent your two lives joining together, and the solid ring as a single piece where they join represents that unwavering forever love in one beautiful ring. To add to the forever effect, look for a split shank halo design so that the circle of diamonds around the center stone can further symbolize the unending nature of your love.

7. That Forever, Forever Love

8. The Classic Love

Not everyone has a whirlwind romance or some cutesy story about how they met. Some of us have a simple story and the meaning to us lies in that very simplicity. So when it comes to the ring, why not go with what has worked for decades? A simple solitaire ring is a timeless symbol of love, and it’s a great choice for the woman who loves understated beauty in her wardrobe. This modest setting works for any metal type, too; whether you choose yellow gold, platinum, or rose gold, the solitaire is a ring that will always be a beauty. From a classic, sleek solitaire with a prong setting, to one with a tapered edge to draw the eye to your round center diamond, you can find something clean and simple to represent the pure love between you and your partner.re

8. The Classic Love

9. The Brightest Star

Your woman is the life of every party, so buy her a ring that will make sure everyone knows when she walks into a room. Nothing does this better than a three stone ring design. Two significantly sized side stones flank the round cut center diamond of your choice in a design like this, usually with a sleek, metal band. Variations exist by changing up the shape of the side stones, with common options including trillions, tapered baguettes, rounds, and princesses, so you can pick something unique to fit your partner. To you, she is brighter and more beautiful than the heavens above, so give her something to make her shine like the brightest star.

9. The Brightest Star

10. The Angel on Earth

Is your woman the most kind, caring, and compassionate person you know? For someone this angelic, there is no better design than a halo ring. Another way to take a diamond of any size to the next level, a halo design features a circle of stones around the center stone for added sparkle and brilliance. The added stones also help make the center stone look even larger, making this a great option for someone who chooses a modestly sized round diamond center. You can even mix things up with this setting and personalize it just for her--swap out the diamond halo for gemstones to add a little color, for example. Because the halo setting style is so popular, there are infinite variations, meaning you are bound to find one that will work perfectly for the woman you see as your very own angel on Earth.

10. The Angel on Earth

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