When you get engaged, you’ve created a memory that will last forever. So, it stands to reason that the ring you choose for the big moment should be just as timeless as the love between you and your partner.

As well as symbolising your romance, your engagement ring is a fashion statement, and one that you will wear most days for many years to come. Needless to say, this all-important ring must be able to stand the test of time. Fashion trends come and go, but your engagement ring will stay in place, and live up to the challenge of being the perfect accessory for every outfit. Not an easy job!

Luckily, so many of our gorgeous diamond engagement rings truly stand the test of time – that’s one of the reasons why we love vintage and antique jewellery so much. Imagine a ring that could blend in with Victorian fashion and then, more than one hundred years later, become the most popular engagement ring style of 2020. Now that’s what we call timeless!

As much as we love all of our stunning antique rings, there are particular styles that have been proven to stand the test of time like no other. So, if you’re wondering “what is the most timeless engagement ring?” Read on to find out.

Stunning Solitaires

If you’re looking for an engagement ring that will truly stand the test of time, you simply can’t go wrong with a simple yet effective diamond solitaire ring. Solitaires are widely regarded to be the most popular choice of engagement ring, and we can see why. In a solitaire, it’s all about the diamond. The simple design allows the diamond to take centre stage a sparkle exquisitely.

Thanks to the simplicity of this radiant style, solitaires can easily be paired with any outfit – whether you’re dressed up or keeping it casual. What’s more, there are plenty of variations of this timeless style, so you can still find an engagement ring that expresses a bit of your personality.

If you want to add a bit more sparkle, pick a solitaire with supporting diamonds embellishing the ring shoulders, such as this gorgeous rectangular mixed cut solitaire ring which was crafted circa 1930.

Timeless Engagement Rings
Engagement Rings

Angelic Halos

Next on our list of timeless engagement ring styles, we have the classic halo ring. Halo rings have been a solid favourite for many years now, and they’ve even been named in Glamour Magazine’s list of the top engagement ring styles for 2021, cementing their timeless title. The halo design can be traced back to the Georgian era, and this stunning style is still one of the most popular designs today.

The name ‘halo’ is given to this ring style due to the ring of gemstones (typically diamonds) that encircles the central stone. As well as looking fabulous, this engagement ring style creates the illusion of a greater carat weight for a lower price – what’s not to love?

As well as traditional diamond halo rings, we offer a range of gemstone halo engagement rings, so you can find a design that’s personal to you. Gemstone halo engagement rings have proved particularly popular with celebrities over recent years – Olivia Wilde’s emerald and diamond halo engagement ring, for example.

If you ever question “are halo engagement rings timeless?” Remember that this style has been adored by both Georgian aristocracy and 21st century celebrities. It doesn’t get much more timeless than that!

Timeless Trilogies

Last but not least, we have the gorgeous trilogy design. Trilogy rings make fabulous engagement rings thanks to their romantic connotations. Said to represent the past present and future of a loving relationship, trilogy rings are sure to stand the test of time.

This design can be both simple and showstopping, depending on the size of the gemstones and any extra decoration to the band. The classic trilogy ring style would typically consist of three diamonds, but, if you’re looking for a pop of colour, many gemstone alternatives are also available.

If you’re looking for a truly timeless design however, you can’t go wrong with an antique three stone diamond ring crafted in yellow gold, such as this gorgeous piece which was crafted circa 1925.

Timeless Jewellery

As well as traditional diamond halo rings, we offer a range of gemstone halo engagement rings, so you can find a design that’s personal to you. Gemstone halo engagement rings have proved particularly popular with celebrities over recent years – Olivia Wilde’s emerald and diamond halo engagement ring, for example.

There are so many exquisite designs to choose from. Even when you’ve settled on a style you love, you’ll likely still have many questions. How many carats should an engagement be? How much you should spend on a ring in 2021? Once you’ve settled on a timeless design, however, half the searching is done! After that, it’s time to go with your instincts and find an engagement ring that perfectly represents your love for one another.

Written by

Delilah Kealy-Roberts

Delilah joined the AC Silver team as a Sales & Digital Assistant in 2017 after completing her degree in English Literature at Leeds University. Delilah possesses a passion for jewellery and antiquities combined with an interest in blogging and social media.