11 Cool Engagement Rings for the Modern Bride

11 Cool Engagement Rings for the Modern Bride

In 2022, the average cost of an engagement ring is $6,000. That's a pretty big price tag for an engagement ring, especially for couples who are just starting out on their journey together.

It was once thought that the larger the diamond and the higher the price tag of the ring was a direct correlation to a couple's level of love. But that's just not true. 

More and more brides-to-be are now opting for affordable and cool engagement rings that fit their style and their budget. These rings are still high-quality rings that are easy on the eyes and the bank account.

Want to know more about finding on-trend engagement rings? In this guide, we'll list and describe some of our favorite trendy, funky, and unique engagement rings. Keep reading for more information. 

Trends for 2022 Engagement Rings

2022 is all about the old becoming new again. Vintage styles such as Edwardian and Art Deco are especially becoming the new trendy engagement rings. Mixing modern touches with the classic style is most popular.

Brightly colored stones are bumping clear diamonds off the list. Yellow diamonds, emeralds, and natural gemstones offer more choices for appealing, uniquely styled, and cool engagement rings.

Stone shapes and cuts that divert from the traditional round-cut stones are more highly preferred. Pear and emerald-cut stones provide fun and interesting shape options for funky engagement rings. Let's take a look at some of these designs.

1. Art Deco Emerald-Cut Moissanite Rose Gold Engagement Ring

The style of Art Deco utilizes large center stones, both colored and colorless, with geometric patterns and shapes.

For this Art Deco Emerald-Cut Moissanite engagement ring, a large clear emerald-cut Moissanite center stone sits in a 9k rose gold. It also comes in 10k, 14k, and 18k rose gold options, as well as Platinum. It has an avant-garde hammered and textured band style.

The Moissanite stone rates at a D-E color and a VVS clarity. The outer portion around the center stone is adorned with a multitude of smaller round-cut Moissanite accent stones in varying sizes, also in VVS clarity and D-E coloring.

It seamlessly blends the modern and vintage styles together into a wearable piece of art. With so many bright and shiny stones, it almost looks like a private fireworks show with an explosion of white shimmering sparklers is taking place right on your finger.

2. 1ct Vintage Art Deco Flower Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Art deco style makes for some very cool engagement rings and this ring is no exception. This Vintage Art Deco Flower engagement ring looks like it just stepped out of The Great Gatsby.

A 1-carat round-cut clear white created diamond stone sits in a 4 prong setting amidst an ornate milgrain patterned rose gold floral design. The top of the ring around the center stone has 4 petal-like separations, each with 3 smaller round-cut accent stones for a total of 12 stones on the top.

The sides of the ring also have accent stone accompaniments of 2 stones in two cluster decorative cluster patterns on each side for a total of 4 stones on each side.  Altogether there are 20 accent stones.

The center stone's setting is raised up off of the main band in a sort of bridge effect for a more dramatic look. Channel your inner 1920s movie star or socialite persona with a ring that is sleek and sophisticated. 

3. Cushion-Cut Moissanite Vintage Halo Engagement Ring

This engagement ring embodies the concept of blending the contemporary and vintage vibe to a T. The Cushion-Cut Moissanite Vintage Halo engagement ring offers a modern twist to the more traditional halo setting.

Instead of many small round-cut accent stones encircling the center stone, this piece incorporates 4 larger emerald cut elongated rectangular stones at the top, bottom, and sides of the center stone, along with 8 medium round-cut accent stones in between. 

The modified halo effect further accentuates the shape of the large cushion-cut Moissanite stone at its center. The outer stones don't distract from the center stone at all, in fact, they serve to highlight its unique shape and facet characteristics.

The raised setting under the cushion-cut stone also adds to its pillowy curved aesthetic. All in all, this style is a must-have for cool engagement rings.

Choose from Platinum, as well as 9k, 10k, 14k, and 18k yellow gold for your metal type. 

4. Marquise-Cut Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring

Va-va-voom is this one ever a stunner! Another variation on the Art Deco style, a marquise-cut stone adds an extra level of style since it is not a frequently used type of cut. It brings an eclecticness to jewelry since the design is already so stylistic to begin with.

In this Marquise-Cut Moissanite Halo Engagement Ring, a marquise-cut VVS clarity Moissanite-shaped D-E grade colorless stone sits amidst an elongated halo of 14 round-cut accent stones. 

Three marquise-cut side Moissanite stones radiate outward from the left and the right of the main marquise-cut center stone. How is this for one of our cool engagement rings? It's like your lucky star came down from heaven and landed directly on your finger.

It is available in 9k, 10k, 14k, and 18k yellow gold and Platinum metal settings. 6 smaller round-cut clear colored Moissanite stones accentuate the band on both sides. 

5. 2.5ct Emerald-Cut Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Three-stone engagement rings offer 3 times the cool factor when it comes to cool engagement rings and this one definitely delivers on that promise.

The 2.5-carat Emerald-Cut Three-Stone Engagement Ring features a horizontally set emerald-cut clear white sapphire-colored Sona Simulated Diamond or Certified clear Moissanite stone at its center in a raised bridge rose gold 4 prong setting.

This raised setting also adds an element of depth the this stone's emerald-cut faceting and when viewed from above appears like a staircase that goes down into the stone.

If you choose the Moissanite over the Sona Simulated Diamond, you will also have the option of selecting a grey, black, yellow, blue-green, or green-colored stone for your ring's center stone.

The two round-cut side stones measure 3.5mm and are a white sapphire simulated stone color. The ring's band width measures 1.6mm thick. 

6. 5ct Three-Stone Paraiba Tourmaline Radiant-Cut Engagement Ring

For a splash of eye-catching color, you can't go wrong with this 5-carat Three-Stone Paraiba Tourmaline Radiant-Cut engagement ring. Much like the green light at the end of Jay Gatsby's dock, this ring is built to shine brightly for all to see.

There's just one word that comes to mind upon seeing this extraordinary ring and that word is simply "Wow!" 

A radiant-cut stone contains 70 facets that reflect the light from every possible angle for a stone with enhanced fire and brilliance. You won't have to guess why this is on our list of cool engagement rings.

5 gorgeous carats of simulated green Paraiba Tourmaline spread across your finger in a multifaceted radiant-cut design, that looks like a sparkling swimming pool, set in a 4 prong setting. Two white side stones, about 1.0-carat in total weight, adorn the focal stone to the left and right. 

It's also available in green Moissanite for an even more beautiful look and style.

7. Luxurious Pink Sapphire Halo Radiant-Cut Engagement Ring

Can't get enough radiant-cut style rings? Neither can we. That's why this 3.0-carat Radiant-Cut Pink Sapphire Halo engagement ring also made the cut for cool engagement rings. 

The two-tone white gold band and rose gold accented halo is a chic and modern design adding a beautiful contrast to its pinkish tone.

The 3-carat weight center stone is a Sona Simulated Diamond that resembles a pink sapphire set in a 4 prong claw setting with rose-gold tone accents. Pink sapphires on their own are too rare and expensive to achieve this look without some major moolah. But with this ring, you've got all the bling.

32 pink round-cut accent stones surround the center stone in a rounded corner square halo design. The white gold band itself also contains 14 round-cut accent stones that travel up towards the stone's base setting and altogether have an estimated total carat weight of 0.5.

8. 2.5ct Light Blue Sapphire Pear-Cut Engagement Ring 

2.5 carats sparkle and shine in this inventive Light Blue Pear-Cut Engagement Ring. With an 11x8mm teardrop style light blue simulated sapphire stone or a light blue-green Moissanite stone.

The white gold 3-prong setting is offset from the band itself, giving the stone a floating appearance on your finger. Elaborate detailing on the 2.3mm band and around the stone creates a beautifully intricate filigree design.

The band and metal looping around the center stone's setting are accented by several small white round-cut accent stones. The side of the band has 6 round-cut accent stones on each side with a total carat weight of about 0.8.

It's so wonderfully whimsical and bursting with an artistic Edwardian flair. So of course, it had to go on our cool engagement rings list.

9. Vintage Twist 1.0ct Oval-Cut Ruby Engagement Ring

Red is the color of desire and we're sure you'll be desiring this colorful Vintage Twist Oval-Cut Ruby engagement ring as soon as you see it. This ruby red ring boasts a 1.0-carat 7x8mm oval-cut Sona Simulated Diamond in a contrasting yellow gold 4 prong setting.

Adding to the beauty and splendor of this bright and bold vintage style engagement ring are two 2x3mm emerald-cut side stones, four 15x3mm marquise-cut accent stones, and six 2mm round-cut accent stones enclosing the main center stone. Another modified halo-style engagement ring that is nothing short of pure luxuriance. 

The white gold metal band has a split shank twist design adorned with multiple round-cut accent white stones on each side. This ring looks like something straight out of a fairy tale and is a major contender for today's modern brides who are looking for cool engagement rings. 

10. Asscher-Cut Emerald Stone Engagement Ring

The vivid green Asscher-Cut Emerald Stone Engagement Ring radiates glamour and timeless beauty from the very core of its rich-cut 7x7mm faceted stone. An Asscher-cut stone's characteristics include 8 sides with wide rounded corners. It is sometimes referred to as a modified emerald cut.

The emerald is more than just May's birthstone, it represents deep, pure, and true long-lasting love. The step-cut faceting of the Asscher-Cut draws your attention down towards the stone's core. 

The outer portion of the ring contains 6 round-cut white accent stones and 6 white emerald-cut rectangular stones in a halo style around the center Asscher-cut emerald stone. The geometric design of this engagement ring incorporates Art Deco in a way that is also a modern representation. 

For brides-to-be or their fiancés who are seeking out cool engagement rings, you'll definitely want to keep this one in mind with all that it represents.  

11. 1.0ct Round-Cut Moissanite Infinity Engagement Ring

Last but certainly not least, is this 1.0-carat 6.5mm Round-Cut Moissanite Infinity Engagement Ring. A white metal design gives the appearance of an infinite loop design on the ring's band.

An abundance of round-cut white accent stones embellish this ring's decorative overlay design loop. So although its design appears to be simpler than that of other more complex ring designs, you can be sure there's no shortage of sparkle here.

The infinity loop symbolizes something that goes on forever without an end, so it is a great design for representing a love that never ends. If your love is never-ending and you are looking for cool engagement rings to show it, then this ring's style has limitless possibilities.

A raised cathedral bridge ring band with an open slat design modernizes this Art Deco ring. This ring is also available with a 0.5 carat 5mm stone. 

Cool Engagement Rings for Modern Brides from Black Hills Diamonds

So, there you have it. A list of 11 stylish and trendy engagement rings. We hope you were able to pick out a few new favorites of cool engagement rings for yourself from this list.

At Black Hills Diamonds New York, the sky's the limit for creating your custom and unique engagement rings. If you can think it, we can probably help you design it.

We believe in quality and luxury rings and other jewelry for men and women at affordable prices. Check out our website for more. 

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