16 Wonderfully Simple Engagement Rings

Written By: Vahid Moradi

Engagement ring trends are constantly changing year in and year out, but most people are now stepping away from the standard huge diamond rings when they buy an engagement ring and returning to the petite, simple engagement rings. Economic reasons aside, most couples now avoid rings with large, dull rocks and opt for super-sparkly, unique, simple engagement rings. If you want something classy, modest, and a bit different from the regular engagement rings, choosing minimalism is the way to go. 

Whether you're a modern minimalist or just want to keep your diamond engagement ring costs down, there's no shortage of outstanding simple engagement rings to select from. Here's a list of the most gorgeous and simple engagement rings you can choose from. These rings are designed to be slick with thin bands to take the subtle up a notch, making them minimalist and simple. 

Rivière Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring 

If you're looking for a simple way to stand out from the crowd, the Rivière Platinum engagement ring is an excellent choice. This round brilliant cut diamond ring is fuss-free, and because it goes with literally everything, you can't go wrong with it. 

Whether you're a classic or minimalist sucker, this choice is an understated epitome of minimal, simple stunners. Paired with a simple, thin ring band, the Rivière Platinum is a timeless but simple engagement ring that will stand the test of time. 

White Gold Marquise Cluster Diamond Ring 

The white gold marquise diamond ring features a halfway pave band with a pave halo that catches the light and gives you that brilliant sparkle. It provides a minimal but elegant look that is universally flattering. 

Small diamonds still deliver a simple, classic engagement ring style while drastically reducing the cost of a classic engagement ring. If you're trying to save on cash but still want to maintain elegance, an engagement ring with a smaller diamond and high-cut quality grade will provide you with a unique sparkle, and that's what the white gold marquise ring aims to do. 

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Rose Gold Quatrefoil Pink Mother-of-Pearl Diamond Ring 

The Rose Gold Quatrefoil ring presents a modern way to keep it simple but classic and bold. It's not an average ring; it's a simple engagement ring that shouts elegance and class. The minimalist quatrefoil pink design ring is perfect for minimalist brides that wish to keep it simple. 

The quatrefoil simple ring design is uniquely crafted from diamonds, and polished pink mother-of-pearl, all set in a rose gold half pave. 

White Gold Diamond Bypass Ring 

Does the center stone feel too clunky for you? Opt for a simple diamond engagement ring like the White Gold Diamond Bypass ring instead! This modern bypass ring is designed with one end detailed with five white gold pear shape settings with round diamonds and another end designed with a half row of pave diamonds. 

The White Gold Diamond Bypass ring is a slick ring that is excellent for any minimalist bride that wants to keep it simple. It also features 22 brilliant diamonds, which makes it bright and shiny. 

Rose Gold Diamond & Pink Sapphire Crossover Ring 

The Rose Diamond & Pink Sapphire engagement ring is fashioned from polished rose gold. It's a playful but unique crossover ring set with 14 colorless diamonds and ten pink sapphires for a vibrant yet simple look. 

The rose gold "X" motif is a unique design placed at the center of the ring to symbolize love and happiness. This ring has a simple but unique design for a minimalist that wants to express themselves through their engagement ring style while still being simple and elegant. 

White Gold Rectangular Diamond Cluster Ring 

Fashion-forward and modern, this White Gold Rectangular Diamond Cluster ring portrays an excellent minimalist style for a sucker of simple engagement rings. 

The ring features a central white gold rectangular diamond cluster with 60 diamonds that make the ring sparkle. The split shank lasts halfway through the band to create a modern look. This dazzling beauty in 18kt white gold gives the simple ring a brilliant shine resembling stars plucked straight from the skies. 

White Gold Diamond Butterfly Pave Ring 

This white gold diamond butterfly ring is the epitome of elegance and simplicity. It's a perfect simple engagement ring for anyone who is a modern minimalist at heart with a touch of a unique personality and style. 

This simple engagement ring is designed with a halfway pave shank and a white gold butterfly carefully crafted for a shiny sparkle. 

White Gold Blue Sapphire and Diamond Double Flower Open Ring 

The Sapphire and Diamond Double Flower is a classic ring carefully crafted of white gold decorated with two flower motifs featuring six blue sapphires and five vibrant diamonds. 

This classic engagement ring is not only elegant but also unique and artful, an excellent choice for a stylish modern bride who wants to make a bold statement but still wants to maintain minimalism. 

18kt Rose Gold Diamond Cluster Halo Ring 

The Rose Gold Diamond Cluster engagement ring has a classic diamond shape with a touch of modern style. This classic diamond ring is designed with a halo of pave diamonds that catch the light to give that brilliant and unique shine. This ring design screams romantic, elegant, chilled, and definitely swoon-worthy. 

Yellow Gold Diamond Offset Square Ring 

The Yellow Gold Diamond Offset Square ring is a simple, classy engagement ring crafted with yellow gold with white diamonds. 

This art deco-inspired textured yellow gold ring option is anything but boring. This perfect ring is a bold statement with refined simplicity and features an offset square center motif flanked by 73 brilliant diamonds. 

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti White Gold Diamond 

Tiffany & Co. engagement ring is one of the timeless, simple engagement rings for any minimalist who wants to save on an engagement ring. This delicate and vintage ring is crafted of a white gold chain combined with a simple bezel-set diamond. This gemstone piece is perfectly crafted for brides with a simple, subtle, but cool-girl ethos. 

White Gold Pink Sapphire Diamond Halo Ring 

When shopping for simple engagement rings,  one thing to keep in mind is their charming feature of subtlety and minimalism. The White Gold Pink Sapphire and Diamond Halo is a classic and appealing minimalist ring excellent for a minimalist bride. 

This elegant white gold ring features a pink sapphire crafted with 16 round brilliant-cut diamonds for a unique design that screams class and elegance. It's great for subtle play on light and depth, an excellent simple engagement ring piece for a bride who prefers a timeless option. 

White Gold Bypass Diamond Ring 

The White Gold Bypass Diamond ring is an excellent option if you're a simple engagement ring stunner. Take your engagement proposal to the next level with this classy and perfect ring that goes with literally everything. It's a statement piece that you can't go wrong with. 

This simple engagement ring stands on its own as a classic and gives the bride a chance to deviate from the standard super plain designs while still maintaining the fine tradition. 

18kt Pink Gold Halo Pavè Band 

The Pink Gold Halo Pavé ring is a beautiful, classic, feminine, simple engagement ring. It features two center stones set in a scintillating halo, making the ring sparkle when it catches the light. 

This exquisite delicate engagement ring features a slim pink gold pavé diamond band that will complement your skin tone. It's perfect for wearing alone for a minimal, delicate look or pairing it with another gemstone ring for an elevated look. 

White Gold Ruby and Diamond "X" Ring 

The white gold ruby and diamond "X" engagement ring is an elegant ring crafted of white gold with diamonds along the diamond band. It is an excellent simple engagement ring for someone who wants something minimal, elegant, and subtle without looking tacky or dull. 

Rose Gold Diamond Double Ball Open Ring 

Are you a minimalist but looking for an engagement ring that screams luxury? The Rose Gold engagement ring is perfect. This classic is specially crafted with minimalism aesthetics in mind. It's a classic-style engagement ring perfect for anyone obsessed with simple engagement  or non traditional engagement rings with thin bands. 

CJ Charles: Where Simplicity Meets Elegance and Style 

Simple engagement rings are now becoming the norm, with many brides embracing simple, minimalist, elegant ring styles and designs. CJ Charles offers a wide variety of wonderfully simple engagement rings to select from, ranging from simple classics to simple, stylish, and daring designs. 

So, whether you're trying to keep your engagement ring costs down or are a modern minimalist, you don't have to sacrifice quality and elegance for simplicity. With the wide selection of our simple, gorgeous engagement rings, you can choose one that suits your style and preferences right from the comfort of your couch. Feel free to contact us or consider browsing through our engagement rings San Diego selection to find what brings you joy. 


Written By: Vahid Morai

Vahid Moradi’s lifelong passion, dedication, and commitment for the jewelry industry led him to become the respected owner of CJ Charles Jewelers in 1988. From that moment, Moradi’s single focus in business was to become recognized as the pinnacle of value and world-class quality in the his Community. Over 34 years later, CJ Charles continues to grow and thrive as a successful, family-owned business that consistently provides exceptional service to all their clientele.


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