Which Modern Engagement Ring Style is Best?

While some brides-to-be look for classic engagement ring styles, others prefer contemporary rings. Over the years, many different styles have emerged. Although some ring trends come and go, others have remained a popular choice for modern brides. In this guide, we share some of the most beautiful engagement ring styles that have a modern touch that will not lose its appeal.

A Guide to Modern Engagement Ring Styles

From boho to cluster, we’ve put together a list of gorgeous modern engagement ring styles. Here are some of the best styles to consider for your ring.


Boho rings are diverse. These rings are characterised by unique features, unusual stone choices, asymmetrical designs, and quirky elements that make them stand out from conventional designs. Many are set on delicate bands in muted metals rather than ultra-shiny platinum, yellow gold or rose gold. Some have a minimal design while others have multiple layers or elements that add complexity to their design.


Ballerina rings are incredibly romantic and feminine. Although this style is not new, the modern take on the ring has brought it into the new era. Many feature baguette-cut stones while others feature a combination of stone cuts. Diamonds remain a popular choice, but black diamonds and other precious stones are also used in this style of ring to add more impact.


Another feminine ring is the tiara ring. This ring has a tiara or crown shape at its tip, with the band or stones rising at the centre. There are many different designs found within this style. Like ballerina rings, tiara rings are not a new design but instead, they have been reimagined for the modern era through the use of unusual stones or features.


Profile rings are a great way to add unique details without affecting the primary design of the ring. You could have a classic solitaire ring in a simple platinum setting, for example, which looks traditional from above. The profile detail is very ornate and unusual, however, changing the look of the ring and turning it into something magical. An example of this style is our Fynbos Collection, which brings to life the rich botanical heritage of the Cape Floral Kingdom into a one-of-a-kind ring collection.


Last, but not least, cluster rings have also made a come-back in recent years. Yesteryear’s cluster rings featured Art Deco styles and classic designs. Today’s cluster rings are often asymmetrical and unusual in their detail. White diamonds are offset with precious stones, with colourful stones set in contrasting metal bands and a combination of stone shapes further adding to the contrast.

Whichever type of ring speaks to your sense of style, we’re here to make it into a reality. Contact Cape Diamonds today to find out more about our custom engagement rings.