Classic Engagement Rings

A “classic” refers to something that never goes out of style and the Classic-style engagement ring fits that description perfectly. This ring design usually features a center diamond paired with a pave setting. The Classic ring is discreetly graceful, yet sophisticated, and will endure the test of time. Your engagement ring will be stunning whether you choose an emerald-shape, a round-shape, or any one of several other diamond shapes available. You’ll be thrilled whether you pair your stone with an intricately braided diamond band or a more straightforward setting. Perusing our online Classic rings to help you find what suits your taste and personality is the best place to start. 

Great Heights' Selection of Classic Engagement Rings

From delicate, unadorned bands to double-row pave dazzlers, we have a collection of Classic settings that will pair beautifully with our exceptional assortment of exquisite lab-grown diamonds, creating the Classic ring you can be proud to wear. Choose an elegant emerald-shaped diamond or a sophisticated cushion-shaped halo to create your Classic. You may already have an idea of what you are looking for or you may need to spend some time looking through our extensive selection of Classics. Whichever route you take, you are sure to find the diamond that easily compliments your chosen setting, fitting both your budget and style. You’ll have fun designing your Classic ring with the help of our easy to use online style guide and ring builder.

Buying a Classic Engagement Ring

What’s Your Style? You may already know exactly what type of Classic ring you’ve been dreaming of, but if not, you’ll want to consider what style of ring you prefer. Are you a no-nonsense gal who likes a clean, sophisticated look; or do you favor things that are more embellished with a vintage flair? Understanding what you like is key to picking out the perfect ring. Not sure? Luckily, our ring builder makes it easy to try out different settings with various diamond shapes to create the perfect ring for you! Let’s break down what elements make up an engagement ring and figure out how to go about personalizing this very special gift for you or your loved one.

Choosing the Setting- All diamond engagement rings are made up of two components: the setting and the center diamond. The setting of a ring includes everything except the center diamond. This comprises the band (or bands) and any smaller diamonds that may be set in the band, all diamonds that surround or flank the center diamond, as well as the prongs which hold the diamond in place. A common feature of many Classic engagement rings is a pave setting, one with multiple small diamonds set into the band itself, paired with a single center diamond, but we have signature styles to suit every taste. Using our easy to use online tools you might choose a simple, uncomplicated setting in white, yellow or rose gold, or platinum. Or you could go with something more embellished, like a braided pave, a double pave or a beautifully scrolled design. The best part is you can peruse settings from the comfort of your couch! Once you’ve chosen the setting that you love, it’s time to match it with a fabulous lab-grown diamond gemstone.

Choosing the Diamond- You’ve picked the setting and decided on a band color, but the choices don’t end there! There are various stunning diamond shapes to choose from, including round, princess, oval, pear, emerald, cushion, and radiant. If you don’t have an idea of what you like, you can have a lot of fun trying out each diamond shape with your chosen setting, using our convenient online ring builder. Feel free to change the color of the band to enhance the diamond and setting further. Not sure what size diamond to pair with the setting? Choose what looks best to you, then check the price of the ring: you can always go back and change the diamond size, if need be. The beauty of designing your own ring is you have the ability to work within your budget and with a variety of setting styles and stone shapes. And did we mention that lab-grown diamonds from Great Heights are up to 40% less expensive than mined diamonds? Now, if budget is not a factor in creating your engagement ring, go for the bling and have fun!

If you are purchasing a ring for your significant other and want it to be a surprise, it’s best to determine what style ring your partner likes before designing one on your own. Look out for subtle hints they may be dropping you or talk to his or her friends and family to find out if they have an idea of what style they prefer.

Celebrities Who Wear Classic Engagement Rings

Many celebrities prefer the Classic style because, after all, these rings are classics and will endure the test of time. Here are a few famous women who have worn timeless Classic engagement rings:

Amal Clooney - This successful British/Lebanese human rights and international law attorney, was gifted with a stunning Classic engagement ring by husband George Clooney. Amal’s 7-8 carat emerald-shaped diamond is offset by tapered baguette stones on either side. She’s a lucky lady in more than one way!

Sophie Turner - Best known for her role of Sansa in the series Game of Thrones, Sophie wears a brilliant double pave pear-shaped Classic engagement ring. Given to Sophie by husband Joe Jonas, it is both on-trend and has the timeless elements of a Classic style engagement ring.

Reese Witherspoon-Reese wears a lovely Classic engagement ring presented to her by husband Jim Toth. An impressive 4-carat emerald-shaped diamond sits in Reese’s delicate pave-accented diamond setting.

Meghan Markle-The ring finger of Meghan, wife to Prince Harry, holds a spectacular 3-stone Classic engagement ring on a thin, diamond studded band (with which she replaced Harry’s original heftier gold band). Meghan prefers delicate jewelry, so she changed her ring to her liking, an event that supports the idea of both partners being involved in picking out an engagement ring.

Whichever ring setting or shape of center diamond you fashion together, you are guaranteed to come away with a lovely engagement ring when you choose the Classic style, and, you will find yourself in good company for years to come!