Whether you’re browsing engagement rings for yourself or someone else, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the styles available. And since this is something you hope will be worn for many, many years to come, you want to make sure you get it right the first time. So how do you hone in on the right ring?
You might just find the inspiration you need at home. While it may not seem as if furniture and fine jewelry have much in common, the truth is they both say a lot about a person’s style. Let’s break down some of the top home décor styles and how they translate to popular engagement ring designers.
What it is: With an eye toward modern design, contemporary styling embraces solid, neutral tones and softened lines. While it will have minimal accessories and large open spaces, it doesn’t feel desolate—natural lighting makes for a warm and inviting setting. A range of styles fall under the contemporary banner, but you’ll generally find that less is more.
Fans of contemporary design are likely to lean toward clean, uncluttered engagement rings with a touch of warmth. Known for their euro-shank foundation, A. Jaffe has revolutionized the look of classic engagement rings. Brilliant solitaires paired with sleek white or rose gold bands are modern and minimalist, yet timeless.
What it is: Playful and vibrant, eclectic styling can pack a major punch. Imagine a variety of design styles and colors in one room, flowing in perfect harmony—that’s the definition of eclectic. Your home can be transformed to a melting pot of eras and styles… go ahead and march to the beat of your own drum.
The world-renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld brings his innovative approach to his bridal creations. This ring from the Perspective collection showcases a pointed stud motif and geometric halo shape paired with an oval diamond. It’s a show-stopping design that’s perfect for the bride who defies labels.The world-renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld brings his innovative approach to his bridal creations. This ring from the Perspective collection showcases a pointed stud motif and geometric halo shape paired with an oval diamond. It’s a show-stopping design that’s perfect for the bride who defies labels.
3. Shabby Chic
What it is: Picture a cottage-style home, sprinkle in pastel artwork and well-worn furnishings—that’s shabby chic. Fresh and feminine, it’s a hugely popular home décor style that combines artsy and elegant elements. This style originated in the 1980s to salute the past by recycling old family furniture, and it’s still going strong today.
Look for soft, warm hues from beautiful stones like garnet, peridot and amethyst to translate the shabby chic aesthetic to ring form. Rose gold is an obvious choice here—this particular piece features a vibrant blue spinel gemstone and a warm rose gold band.
What it is: Move over white walls—hello warm, earthy and metallic tones. Bohemian styling is free-flowing, carefree and globally inspired. The boho vibe incorporates natural materials, floral and geometric patterns, and antique furniture.
Look for rings with an artistic, playful element to capture a bohemian vibe. Subtly colored stones, intricate metalwork, and nature-inspired details are right in line with this style. Floral and fun, a vintage-style sparkler by Simon G. is for the free spirit
5. Hollywood Glam
What it is: Hollywood glam, as the name implies, is all about over-the-top, flamboyant luxury. Ideal for the homeowner who wants to make a statement, this dramatic style features bold color palettes—think purples, reds and blues. Glam design uses saturated jewel tones, plush velvet, patterned wallpaper and anything that screams “I’m fancy.”
Look for a show-stopping, head-turning piece to embody this style—something worthy of a silver screen queen. The crescent silhouette on this beauty by Tacori’s Royal T collection is pure magic. Set with a 3 carat round center stone, this ring will have people talking.
6. French Country
What it is: Inspired by the remarkable homes of Provence, French country design is best described as casual elegance. Imagine walking into a well-lit room with a crystal chandelier, a white slipcovered sofa, rustic wooden furniture and floral toile pillows: C’est le pays francais (that’s French country).
The French beading and meticulous lace work of the rings from Verragio’s Parisian collection combine old world charm with a distinctly French flair. These one-of-a-kind rings are handcrafted and can be customized for the person wearing them.