These pared-down, simple engagement rings prove a little can go a long way.
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Over-the-top engagement rings are stunning, but they're not for everyone. The engagement ring you wear for the rest of your life will feel like an extension of your ring finger, so it should fit seamlessly into your unique lifestyle and with your personal aesthetic.

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If you gravitate toward simple, minimal, delicate, or functional wardrobe pieces—and don't believe a large, multi-stone piece represents you and your love story—let that guide your engagement ring choice. A petite solitaire diamond or slim and subtle pavé band might be all the bling you need, in which case, you're about to be obsessed with these gorgeous, minimalist engagement rings.

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1 VRAI Signature Trillion Diamond Ring

An unexpected trillion-shaped diamond—even a small one like this VRAI piece—offers just the right amount of cool factor to a conventional solitaire ring.

To buy: from $1,050, vrai.com.

gold engagement ring with asymmetrical two-stones, an east-west oval diamond and an emerald-cut yellow-gold sapphire
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2 Bario Neal Orla Cluster Diamond Oval With Sapphire Ring

An engagement ring doesn't need to be gigantic to be a conversation starter. Mix things up with an asymmetrical two-stone ring like this one, featuring a stunning east-west oval diamond and an emerald-cut yellow-gold sapphire.

To buy: from $3,570, bario-neal.com.

East-West Solitaire Emerald-Cut Black Diamond Gold Engagement Ring
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3 Anna Sheffield Bea East-West Solitaire Black Diamond Ring

This beauty gives a bold statement without all the bells and whistles, proving a solitaire engagement ring on a simple band is anything but boring.

To buy: $3,800, annasheffield.com.

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4 Marrow Fine White Diamond Charlotte Mini Cluster Ring

Your first instinct probably wouldn't be to want a practical engagement ring, but all it means is it's ready to follow wherever you go—without getting in the way. This delicate cluster ring is dreamy but won't weigh you down or steal the spotlight.

To buy: $1,800, marrowfine.com.

Pear Shaped Three-Stone Diamond White Gold Engagement Ring
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5 Blue Nile Classic Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

Love Meghan Markle's iconic three-stone diamond engagement ring? This Blue Nile stunner serves up major (or should we say minimal) Duchess of Sussex vibes.

To buy: from $3,790, bluenile.com.

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6 Ginette NY Diamond TV Ring

If a classic eternity ring feels too old-school for you, try a chic alternative like this squared-off band, inspired by the shape of a TV—yes, really!

To buy: $2,350, ginette-ny.com.

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7 Catbird The Tiniest Black Diamond Ring

As dainty as engagement rings come, this solitaire ring features one barely-there .03-carat black diamond, making it perfect for stacking.

To buy: $333, catbirdnyc.com.

gold engagement ring with two east-west trillion diamonds that meet in the middle, fused by four vertical small round-cut diamonds
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8 Audrey Rose Geometric Diamond Ring

Geometric engagement rings are unique and trendy, like this Art Deco-inspired ring from Audrey Rose. Two gorgeous trillion diamonds meet in the middle, fused by four small round-cut diamonds for added (but not too much) sparkle.

To buy: $3,850, audryrosejewelry.com.

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9 Natalie Marie Jewellery Petite Precious Diamond Solitaire

Simple isn't a bad thing—not even close. A timeless solitaire feels simultaneously fresh and classic perched on a four-claw setting and round band.

To buy: $2,458, nataliemariejewellery.com.

engagement ring with long baguette diamond set horizontally on a thin gold band
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10 Zoë Chicco Large Baguette Diamond Ring

Emerald-cut baguettes are often reserved for adorning the sides of larger stones, but they're also gorgeous as the center of attention. This long baguette diamond looks effortlessly chic set horizontally on a thin band.

To buy: $1,850, zoechicco.com.

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11 Effy Pavé Classica 14K White Gold Diamond Band

Obsessed with eternity bands? Don't wait until the wedding or an anniversary to slip a gorgeous channel-set diamond pavé band around your ring finger. Anyone worried about snagging or damaging a large center stone on something will love an eternity engagement ring like this.

To buy: $1,397, effyjewelry.com.

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12 Alison Lou "A" Diamond Stack Ring

This eye-catching ring gets all its personality from the color and design. The amethyst center stone and unmistakable pear shape increase the intrigue on an otherwise minimal engagement ring.

To buy: $1,045, alisonlou.com.

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13 Susie Saltzman Isla Diamond Ring

Bespoke jewelry designer Susie Saltzman is known for romantic and ethereal designs. This twinkling micro-pavé ring is no exception. It's perfect for anyone who wants subtle sparkle at all times.

To buy: from $1,650, susiesaltzman.com.