favorite engagement rings

Confession: We might just have a secret board dedicated to our dream engagement rings on Pinterest. Confession No. 2: On occasion we “accidentally” leave said board open on our computer when we think our significant other is around. (Come on, we know we’re not the only ones!)

Lately we’ve been pinning up a storm from James Allen’s website. We love James Allen because you can browse through their inspiration gallery or design your own dream ring, choosing a handcrafted setting and the perfect conflict-free diamond to match. From classic solitaires to stunning vintage inspired settings, James Allen has hundreds of rings to suit every style and budget. And since you’re buying online, you get more affordable pricing than what you’d typically find in a retail store. So with wedding season right around the corner, we wanted to share a few of the prettiest engagement rings we’ve seen lately—plus a few key trends that have caught our eye. Check them out below, and prepare to swoon…

Rose Gold 

Currently Craving: Dream Engagement Rings

1. 14k Rose Gold Petite Pave Cathedral Engagement Ring | 2. 14k Rose Gold Scallop Diamond Halo Engagement Ring | 3. 14k Rose Gold 2mm Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring

Platinum and white gold might be the most popular choices for engagement rings. But after seeing Lauren’s stunning rose gold ring, we’ve been lusting after bands cast in this rosy hued metal. Rose gold still pairs well with white gold and platinum, making it surprisingly versatile. It has a vintage appeal, but feels like such a modern choice at the same time. We would be head over heels for any of the three James Allen picks above!

Statement Stones 

Currently Craving: Dream Engagement Rings

1. 14k Rose Gold Thin Heart-Cut Pave Set Diamond Engagement Ring | 2. Platinum Pave Halo and Shank Diamond Engagement Ring (Pear Center) | 3. 14k White Gold Presentation Solitaire with Marquis Cut Diamond

It’s true that you can’t go wrong with a classic round or cushion cut diamond. But there’s a growing trend (especially among our fellow fashion editors) toward center stones that make a statement. Pear shaped, marquis, and even heart-shaped diamonds are a few of the eye-catching cuts we’ve been loving lately. If you’re the fashion-forward type who loves statement pieces, one of these gorgeous gemstones might suit your style well.

Halo Setting 

Halo Setting Engagement Rings

1. 14k Yellow Gold Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Oval Center) | 2. 14k Rose Gold Blue Sapphire Pave Sunburst Engagement Ring | 3. 14k White Gold Petite Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

The halo setting has been on trend for a while now, and it’s not going anywhere any time soon. It has a vintage, ladylike appeal that we just adore. Plus, we love this setting’s ability to make a small center stone look bigger (the more stones, the more sparkle!). If you still want to make a statement with this timeless setting, consider encircling your center stone with sapphires or another colored gem.

Which one of the dream rings above is your favorite?

Hardest decision ever!

XO Team LC

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Photos: James Allen