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The Best Engagement Rings

Sure, committing to one person forever – for births, deaths, holidays, jobs, box sets, tricky interior design choices – is definitely a big decision. But do you know what’s perhaps even more difficult? Finding a ring you like so much you’re happy to wear it day in, day out, for the rest of your life. Now that really is a significant commitment. There’s a lot of engagement rings out there, so we’ve made life a bit easier by rounding up the very best of the bunch. Whether you just want a diamond big enough to sink the Titanic, or something a little bit different on your finger, here are the best engagement rings on the market right now.

Main image: Harry Winston emerald-cut diamond solitaire ring with tapered baguette shoulders set in platinum. £POA, harrywinston.com

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One of eight unique designs from Harry Winston’s new Bridal Couture capsule collection, this emerald-cut diamond engagement ring is flawlessly beautiful, and daringly different.

The Bridal Couture collection is inspired by the process of designing a bespoke wedding dress, with the eight rings representing different aspects of the artistry and craftsmanship that go into a couture gown. This ring in particular, featuring an emerald-cut diamond flanked with a cluster of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds, recreates the delicate open-weave fabric of romantic Chantilly lace, a traditional bridal material.

Bridal Couture emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, £POA. harrywinston.com

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Annoushka

Sussex-based jewellery designer Annoushka Ducas is known for her intricate, stackable pieces, and her new bridal line Love & Commitment is no different. These floral-inspired diamond rings can be worn together or separately – and mean you can build your collection at every anniversary or momentous occasion.

100% recycled 18-carat white gold and GIA-certified diamond trilogy cocktail ring, £12,000. annoushka.com

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Boodles

For a classic diamond (or several), it doesn’t get much better than Boodles. This romantic Petal ring features a round-brilliant cut diamond with a contemporary diamond shoulder design, set in platinum.

Petal diamond ring, £POA. boodles.com

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Hancocks engagement ring

Hancocks London

Historic London jeweller Hancocks is the place to go for a one-off vintage ring. This beautiful antique ring dates back to the 1920s, with an exquisite and vivid rectangular cushion-cut ruby surrounded by two rows of diamonds. Truly timeless and utterly unique.

Antique Burma ruby and diamond double cluster ring in platinum, £19,500. hancocks-london.com

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Theo Fennell engagement ring

Theo Fennell

You know you’ll always get something highly original from London jeweller Theo Fennell, and this ornate Blossom ring is no different. It features an oval tanzanite stone alongside delicate carved flowers embedded with diamonds.

Tanzanite and diamond Blossom ring, £4,950. theofennell.com

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RRH Jewellery

RRH Jewellery

Having begun her career as a diamond grader at industry names like De Beers and Theo Fennell, Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden changed courses to launch her own jewellery brand in 2013. Using only Fairtrade gold and ethically and environmentally friendly diamonds, her designs combine classic luxury with a touch of contemporary flair and innovation.

Lorde ring in 18 carat yellow gold, £19,990. rrhjewellery.com

 

Kiki McDonough

Kiki McDonough

Beloved for her bold yet wearable designs and use of exquisite coloured stones, Kiki McDonough has quietly revolutionised the British fine jewellery industry since she started her brand in 1985. She only selects the purest of stones from around the world to create her beautiful collections.

Kiki cushion green amethyst diamond band ring in yellow gold, £1,800, kiki.co.uk

Fenton

Fenton

If you’re looking for fine jewellery with a clear conscience, then Fenton is the brand for you. The  B Corp (one of only three British jewellers to be certified) prides itself on its transparent, responsible sourcing, working with ethical mining companies and using recycled metal. You can build your own ring on its clever website, choosing the stone, cut and metal you prefer.

Emerald cut Trilogy ring, £2,100. fentonand.co

 

sophie breitmeyer

Sophie Breitmeyer

The granddaughter of one of the founders of De Beers, you could say that fine jewellery runs in Sophie Breitmeyer’s blood. After graduation from Central St Martins, she won the Bright Young Gem Award and was named as a ‘new talent to watch’ by Vogue Italia. She styles herself as a ‘modern family jeweller’, with word-of-mouth recommendations meaning she now works with family members spanning generations.

18 carat yellow gold champagne pique diamond trilogy engagement ring, £2,400. sophiebreitmeyer.com

Tasaki

Nobody combines pearls and diamonds quite like Tasaki. The Japanese fine jeweller is known for its high fashion, avant-garde designs, which perfectly match the brilliance of diamonds with the purity and lustre of pearls. An engagement ring with a difference.

Cascade ring by Tasak Atelier in white gold, south sea pearl and diamonds, £16,000. tasaki.co.uk

vashi engagement ring

Vashi

This elegant oval cut diamond is truly timeless. You can choose between bands of white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum, as well as your carat size.

Oval halo engagement ring, from £1,797. vashi.com

Lark & Berry

Lark & Berry

Using only cultured diamonds, British brand Lark & Berry makes exquisite engagement rings in a range of traditional and contemporary designs.

Blackthorn Trinity engagement ring, £POA. larkandberry.com

Garrard

Founded in 1735, it doesn’t get much more timeless than Garrard. This Signature ring comes in 18-carat rose gold set with round white diamonds. One you’ll be happy to wear forever.

Signature ring, £POA. garrard.com

bucherer engagement ring

Bucherer Fine Jewellery

If modern elegance with a twist is what you’re after, then head to Bucherer Fine Jewellery. This rose gold, fancy yellow and fancy brown diamond ring is a beautiful, unique choice.

18-carat rose gold and diamond ring, £5,400. bucherer.com

 

cartier engagement ring

Cartier

Coloured stones in engagement rings are making a comeback, and this Solitaire 1895 ring would be a pleasure to wear forever. It’s set with an emerald-cut emerald and paved with brilliant-cut diamonds. Exquisitely simple and elegant.

Solitaire 1895 emerald and diamond ring, £POA. cartier.com

Tiffany engagement ring

Tiffany

Back in 1886, Tiffany released its first solitaire diamond engagement rings, setting a trend that lasts to this day. It doesn’t get much more enduring than this dazzling Tiffany Setting ring.

The Tiffany Setting engagement ring in platinum, from £1,550. tiffany.co.uk

 

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Baunat

Making everything by hand in the Antwerp atelier, the expert craftsmen at Baunat can have your ring made and delivered to you within seven days. What’s more, each piece is made from either 18-carat gold or platinum, and set with 100% natural and conflict-free diamonds certified by GIA, HRD or IGI.

Entourage ring in 18-carat white gold, £4,220. baunat.com

Jessie Thomas ring best engagement rings

Jessie Thomas

Chelsea-based goldsmith Jessie didn’t have to go far to learn her craft – just down the stairs, in fact, to the basement studio of her father, the celebrated jeweller David Thomas.

After seven years as an apprentice, Jessie has now launched her own line of jewellery designs, including a selection of incomparable gold and diamond engagement rings. Simple, beautifully made, and with craftsmanship at their heart, they’re rings like you’ve never seen before. All pieces are handmade in the London workshop still Jessie shares with her father, using recycled gold, responsibly sources stones and the highest quality conflict-free diamonds from Botswana.

Scalloped five-diamond ring, £2,500. jessiethomasjewellery.com

Rachel Boston

Rachel Boston

Specialising in alternative bridal and bespoke work, London-based jeweller and diamond expert Rachel Boston will create a ring for you like no other. Whether you go for something classic with an edge, or a design that’s totally unique, every piece is made from ethically sourced, conflict-free diamonds, and recycled gold or platinum.

Ida ring, £5,200. rachelboston.co.uk

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