• The traditional engagement ring: the solitaire
  • How to recognise a modern engagement ring?
  • How to choose a modern and classic engagement ring?


Choosing an engagement ring is never easy. Yet this is an essential element for the marriage proposal because it symbolises the future union of the two people and their love. So how can the groom find the perfect ring for his future bride?

How to navigate the host of models that can be found in jewellery stores or online? Here are a few details to help you decide between a classic engagement ring and a modern ring.

The traditional engagement ring: the solitaire

In most countries, tradition dictates that is that it is the man who offers a diamond engagement ring to his future wife. This is usually a solitaire that the bride will put on her left ring finger until her wedding. Also read our article on 5 tips for choosing the perfect engagement ring.

However, among the variations of the classic model, there is the possibility of opting for a solitaire adorned with diamonds on its side. This time the engagement ring is accompanied by several diamond stones and can, for example, be part of a trio.

The engagement ring can also be a family heirloom, with an antique design with several coloured stones surrounding the large diamond or vice versa. These pieces are often appreciated for their timeless aspect.

How to recognise a modern engagement ring?

But it's not just classic engagement rings that can be used for a marriage proposal. Indeed, it is quite possible to opt for a much trendier and modern model. In this case, the future groom can choose a model with a less conventional form in the style of a wide ring for example.

Even though diamonds are a safe bet and much loved, the modern engagement ring may contain only stones of a completely different type. More colourful, the ring can be harmonised with other jewellery for an even more impressive effect. The solitaire may be paired with a single diamond, as in Kate Middleton's engagement ring.

How to choose a modern and classic engagement ring?

To be discreet and trendy, the engagement ring can combine both modernity and tradition. To get an attractive model, the bridegroom will have to rely on the setting, which is the main factor when it comes to the modernity of engagement rings.

Indeed, the engagement ring can take various forms to show off the bride's finger. Crimping can also be a way of determining whether the ring is modern or not. We must not forget that rings without a claw are increasingly popular among brides and grooms.

Are you looking to offer an engagement ring whose design combines tradition and modernity? BAUNAT offers many models to suit your desires and your budget. If you need advice, contact our team now.

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