An engagement ring is likely to be one of the most important pieces of jewellery you’ll own, so it’s crucial that you choose the right style — after all, you’ll be wearing it forever!

Luckily, engagement rings come in all shapes and sizes, with different gems, cuts, styles and metals to choose from. To help alleviate the pressure of choosing your perfect ring, the experts at Hancocks Jewellers have created a list of popular engagement ring styles, so you’re sure to find the one for you. 

The classic 

Brilliant cut diamond ring mounted in 18ct yellow gold

Is there anything more classic than the brilliant-cut diamond? The sparkling round stone has been an engagement staple for generations. Pair this glimmering cut with a traditional yellow gold band and you have one of the most iconic engagement ring styles available, showcasing simple, undiluted elegance.  

Cute and Quirky

Platinum aquamarine and diamond double halo ring

Classic rings may be popular, however, more and more people are choosing to stray from tradition and turn to a ring that speaks to them.

This unique engagement ring features a showstopping round-cut aquamarine gem as the centrepiece, finished with a dazzling double halo of brilliant-cut diamonds. Sitting atop a slender platinum band, all eyes will be set on this quirky ring’s shine. 

The modern-day princess 

Certificated 1-carat princess cut diamond ring

If you’ve always dreamed of a fairytale wedding, a princess cut is the perfect choice for you. This popular gem style is designed to achieve the maximum sparkle from a square cut. The finished effect is fantastic, as shown with this spectacular 1-carat diamond. A delicate 4-claw setting and platinum band add the final touches to this beautiful piece, ensuring you look exactly how you imagined for your happily ever after. 

Very vintage 

Frame set emerald cut diamond ring

It’s not just the latest trends that are the popular choices and this stunning frame set diamond engagement ring serves as proof. An ode to vintage style and class, the combination of the large statement stone and the intricately placed surrounding diamonds are a match made in heaven. Combining classic design with a modern finish, it’s impossible not to say yes to this gorgeous piece.

Marvellous marquise 

G colour marquise diamond solitaire

For a ring that stands out from the crowd, you simply can’t do better than a marquise cut. This engagement ring style has always been a popular choice, due to its irresistible glamourous stone cut and magnificent shine. With a sophisticated V-claw setting and a spectacular platinum band, this solitaire ring is guaranteed to leave the wearer breathless.

Head and shoulders above the rest 

Oval cut diamond single stone ring with diamond shoulders

Becoming an ever more popular choice for engagements, this style of ring is proof that you can never have too many diamonds. If the gorgeous oval cut centre diamond and handcrafted platinum claw mount wasn’t enough to leave you in awe, this beautiful ring also features flawless princess-cut diamond shoulders — making sure you shine from every angle. 

Whether you’re looking for a ring that takes centre stage or something more subtly elegant, you’ll find the perfect ring to suit your style at Hancocks Jewellers. For more inspiration, head over to our engagement ring section to browse our full collection.