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The Most Popular Engagement Rings in Australia

Engagement rings are a deeply personal choice. No matter the trends and changing fashions, the ring you choose to declare your eternal love should make a statement about you, your special someone and the love you share.

With that said, everyone needs a place to start. It’s helpful to look at the most popular styles of engagement rings so you see what sorts of designs are out there. Once you have an inkling of what your ideal engagement ring would look like, stop by Kush Diamonds in Melbourne and we’ll help you perfect the design of your custom engagement ring.

In this article, we’ll break down some of the most popular engagement rings in Australia and what makes them special.


White diamond engagement rings



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While coloured diamonds are often on-trend, white diamonds never go out of fashion. White is by far the most popular colour of diamond, in no small part due to its timeless beauty, purity and fire. 

Though called white, these diamonds are in fact colourless. In diamond grading, the less colour present, the higher the quality and value of the diamond. Colour grading for white diamonds starts from “Z”, which indicates a light brown or yellow colour, to “D”, which is completely colourless.

White diamonds are suitable as the breathtaking centrepiece of a ring, or as complements to a coloured centre stone. 

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Sapphire and diamond engagement rings



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Princess Diana’s stunning sapphire and diamond engagement ring caught the eye and won the hearts of the public, and to this day this style continues to be popular in Australia. Her engagement ring featured a 12-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 white diamonds and set in 18-carat white gold.

These stunning rings bring out the best in both coloured gemstones and white diamonds, and can be customised to suit your special someone. Sapphire is the birthstone for September, but you might choose a garnet for January, ruby for July, and so on.


Solitaire diamond engagement rings



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A single beautiful stone set into a ring by itself is referred to as the solitaire setting. This is a timeless, elegant style that embraces minimalism to really allow the centre stone to shine. The diamond is held in place using 4 or 6 metal prongs or “claws”.

While the minimalist style of this setting may seem limiting for customisation, it can actually be very freeing. By stripping off all the extra details, you can get a better picture of the most basic features, like the shape of the band, the 4 C’s of the diamond, and any inscriptions you might like to add.

For a truly classic look, you might choose a round brilliant white diamond. Or for something a bit different, you might go for a fancy coloured diamond, a pear cut or a bold emerald cut.

Solitaire settings can also offer the best value engagement rings, as you can focus on spending your money on one breathtaking stone.

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Pear cut diamonds



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Pear cut or tear-shaped diamonds are beloved among brides throughout the country. With all the sparkle and beauty of a round brilliant diamond, the pear cut comes to a tapered point which works to elongate the finger and make any hand all the more beautiful.

For the bride who loves tradition with a bit of an edge, the pear cut shape is a great option as it doesn’t stray too far from the classic round brilliant cut but still stands out from the crowd.


Halo setting engagement rings



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Halo setting rings offer additional glitz and glamour at no cost to the elegance of a diamond ring. In a halo setting, the centre stone is surrounded by a number of smaller diamonds. This makes a white diamond appear larger, or provides a beautiful point of contrast to a coloured gemstone. 

To bedazzle your halo setting ring even more, opt for pave diamonds on the band itself. With numerous small diamonds along the band and around the centre stone, the way a halo set ring catches the light is truly breathtaking.

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Three stone engagement ring



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Three stone engagement rings offer a perfect way to tell a story with your choice of jewellery. Also called trilogy rings, each stone on these beautiful engagement rings is often used to represent the past, present or future of the relationship. 

Using gemstone meanings, you can design your bespoke engagement ring to show how your relationship began, the love you share now, and the future you’ll have together.

You might also choose to use gemstones on a three stone ring. For example, you might select a beautiful white diamond your special someone will love for the centre stone, and flank it with your partner’s birthstone and your own birthstone. In this style, the white centre diamond represents the love that is shared between the two of you (both represented by your respective gemstones).

Of course, you could also choose to use three of the same gemstones for this beautiful setting, for an impactful statement ring.


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Hopefully, this breakdown of some of the most popular engagement ring styles in Australia has helped to get you thinking about what your special someone would love. When you are ready to start designing, or if you want a little more personal guidance, we’re always happy to help. 

Stop by Kush Diamonds and we’ll chat with you to understand who your partner is, what they’ll love, and how we can make your custom-made engagement ring truly unique. Book a diamond viewing or give us a call on 03 9602 3337.


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