Make it a Classic: Picking an Engagement Ring that will Endure the Ages

Unlike the haircut of the moment or the accessory of the season, you want your engagement ring to forever be in style.

Classic Styles

There are some designs that stand the test of time.

Through many decades and trends, here are a few styles that remain timeless:
  • A brilliant, colorless solitaire diamond atop a simple gold or platinum band
  • A princess-cut diamond centered along a metal or pave diamond band
  • A three-stone ring with a large round center diamond and two smaller accent diamonds on each side.

Foundations That Last

Traditional metals for the band of your ring are considered the most classic option. Not only are the look of these metals eternally beautiful, their quality is equally lasting. These include gold, white gold and platinum. Rose gold is still considered somewhat unique, but continues to increase in popularity.

Keep the Memories Alive

On a personal note, if you have an heirloom that is considered a classic within your family, consider making it a part of your engagement ring. Some special pieces hold individual meaning that transcends other considerations. If you feel the ring is dated though, have the band or setting changed, or consider making it a part of a custom design.

Zales: The Diamond Store for a Reason

We have been helping couples create lasting engagement memories for almost 100 years. We're The Diamond Store for a good reason – we'll help you find or create the diamond engagement ring of her dreams.

View thousands of stunning diamond engagement rings online at or visit your local Zales retail store and talk with an experienced jewelry consultant. We'll help you find the perfect ring!

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