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18 unique and minimalist engagement rings for the modern bride-to-be

These 18 delicate and affordable engagement ring ideas are great inspiration if wedding bells are in your future.
/ Source: TODAY

He put a ring on it! A minimalist one, that is.

When it comes to modern weddings, there's truth in the fact that anything goes. While a traditional diamond will always look classic, the latest trend is all about experimenting with different stones and setting styles.

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And gone are the days of blinding diamonds and golf-ball-sized baubles. Women are now looking for rings that showcase their individual personality by trying delicate and sophisticated styles. As the saying goes, sometimes less is more.

But don't think that understated means less sparkle. The fact that they represent the individual woman's taste is what really makes them shine.

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And while engagement rings can be quite pricey, they certainly don't have to be. We found 18 unique and special engagement ring styles that don't cost more than your house.

Jennifer Zeuner

Jennifer Zeuner Turquoise Ring, $132.00, Jennifer Zeuner

Broken English

Lyra Ring by Jade Trau, $840, Broken English

David Yurman

Ring with Garnet and Diamonds in 18K Gold, $950, David Yurman


Wwake Opal & Diamond Crossover Ring, $750.00, Catbird

Barneys New York

Loren Stewart Mixed-Gemstone Ring, $375, Barneys New York

Mona Assemi

14KT Gold Ring with Clear Swarovski Crystal, $388.00, Mona Assemi

Links of London

Concave 18CT Yellow Gold Vermeil & Diamond Ring, $895.00, Links of London

Jennie Kwon Designs

Saphire Point Equilibrium Ring, $585.00, Jennie Kwon Designs


Spear Ring, $275.00, ASHA

Barneys New York

Loren Stewart Varsity Ring, $485, Barneys New York

Mona Assemi

14KT Plated Gold Ring with Date Colored Swarovski, $166.00, Mona Assemi

Bergdorf Goodman

Sydney Evan 14K Rose Gold Spike Ring with Diamonds, $595.00, Bergdorf Goodman


10K Gold Paisley Band with Diamond, $630.00, Me&Ro

Jennie Kwon Designs

Opal crown 6 Diamon Rind, $835.00, Jennie Kwon Designs


Satomi Kawakita Hexagon Ring Black Diamond, $615.00, Catbird

Helen Ficalora

Disk Stakcing Ring with Diamond, $250.00, Helen Ficalora


Loren Celedonia 18K Gold Large Mum Ring with Rainbow Moonstone, $650, Me&Ro

Links of London

Luna Gems 18CT Yellow Gold Amethyst Diamond Ring, $795.00, Links of London

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