Engagement ring shopping can be overwhelming, especially when you're not quite sure which style you want. There are so many different cuts to choose from, from princess to Asscher to oval to pear; a handful of metals to pick, including rose gold, gold, and silver; and, of course, the all-important step of finalizing the overall style. Do you want a timeless sparkler that's dainty? Would you prefer one that's a bit more vintage-inspired? Or do you want to forgo tradition altogether and opt for a blue sapphire à la Kate Middleton?
Luckily there's one way to make your quest a bit more manageable, and that's honing in on a few of the best engagement ring brands out there. By keeping your focus on a select few, you have fewer baubles to look through and can more quickly find one that speaks to you. Ahead, we've highlighted 15 brands with the best sparklers on the market. Brides-to-be, you'll find in all in our selection, from vintage-inspired ones to wallet-friendly styles. See them below, plus shop our favorite picks from each.
Brilliant Earth offers a vast selection of engagement rings and offers transparency into how they source diamonds.
A leader in the diamond industry, Shane Co.'s rings have been a favorite among brides for over 40 years.
For rings that are out-of-this-world beautiful (and oh-so-unique), look no further than fine jewelry brand Sofia Zakia.
Per the brand, each one of Jennie Kwon's pieces has been "meticulously designed to be graceful, balanced, and wearable, with unforgettably unique accents."
Lafonn makes pretty jewels accessible to everyone. The brand's rings feature simulated diamonds for a more affordable price point.
Clean Origin uses lab-grown diamonds to create engagement rings that come with a 100-day money day back guarantee. Choose them for peace of mind on on getting a ring you love.
Mejuri offers handcrafted wedding bands and engagement rings that are as whimsical as they are eye-catching. Better yet, they're quite affordable, too.
Diamond Nexus offers an affordable options for on-trend ring designs made from lab-made diamonds.
Brides-to-be can find it all at Effy Jewelry, from classic, timeless rings to more untraditional styles.
Every girl has dreamt of receiving a diamond ring in Tiffany & Co.'s iconic little blue box.
David Yurman is known for creating stunning engagement rings with intricate, one-of-a-kind detailing and with unique, sculptural-like designs.
You'll find beautiful and affordable engagement rings among MiaDonna's vast selection of lab-grown diamond jewelry.
Make sure to commit this brand to memory. Ashley Zhang offers unique, conversation-starting pieces that are a combination of modern and vintage styles.
All of Ada Diamonds lab-grown pieces are custom-made, allowing you to design the ring of your dreams.
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This story was originally posted at an earlier date and has been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.