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52 Small Engagement Rings for the Low-Key Bride

Believe it or not, not every woman wants a giant diamond for her engagement ring. Gasp! With a more minimal aesthetic, she’s instead drawn to dainty diamonds that are demure but still exquisite. We love this aesthetic—there’s something about a subtle ring that’s achingly chic and feels impressively one-of-a-kind. Not to mention a smaller style will typically cost much less than a flashier ring.

While an understated ring is much less attention-grabbing than a larger cut stone, this by no means equates to a boring or less than extraordinary style. Teensy stones and delicate bands come with beautiful design that can appear even more intricate than bigger baubles.

If you like a classically cut stone in a pared-back setting, Sarah & Sebastian’s single diamond set within a simply pointed band is perfectly sleek. Wwake’s pear diamond nestled in a slim band with a super petite round white diamond as an offset feels modest, yet incredibly modern. Vrai & Oro’s east-west set emerald-cut diamond on a smooth band is likewise delicate and sophisticated.

For more character, Kataoka’s rose cut diamonds in snowflake-shaped settings are elegant on a thin milgrain band—not to mention innovative. Jemma Wynne’s open handmade 18-karat gold band tipped with pear and square-cut diamonds combines classic polish with relaxed femininity. Blanca Monrós Gómez’s rose-cut white center diamond framed by two smaller brilliant cut white diamonds set on a pavé band makes for a remarkable cluster style.

A diamond band sans center stone is also an option. Paige Novick’s delicate wave-shaped diamond pavé row band is the epitome of understated elegance with a bit of nuance. For a vintage-inspired take, Lizzie Mandler offers princess-cut white diamonds set in a row which is stunning in a knife-edge silhouette. For an avant-garde take, Suzanne Kalan’s firework-set baguette stones in 18K rose gold is spectacular. We also love the look of Spinelli Kilcollin’s three linked bands in rose gold and pavé-set diamonds joined by two connectors of 18k yellow gold.

If you’re the non-showy type, peruse our edit of dainty diamond rings ahead. We guarantee there’s one for you.

*14K Horizontal Pear Shaped Diamond Ring, $875, [Zoe Chicco](https://zoechicco.com/collections/rings/products/14k-horizontal-pear-shaped-diamond-ring)*

Courtesy of Zoe Chicco

14K Horizontal Pear Shaped Diamond Ring, $875, Zoe Chicco

*14K Gold Birthstone Ring No.1, $245, [Shahla Karimi](https://shahlakarimi.com/products/birthstone-ring-no-1)*

Courtesy of Shahla Karimi

14K Gold Birthstone Ring No.1, $245, Shahla Karimi

14k Gold 1:10 Carat T.W. Diamond 3-Stone Twist Anniversary Ring, $775, Simply Vera Vera Wang available at Kohl's.jpg

Courtesy of Simply Vera Vera Wang

14k Gold 1/10 Carat T.W. Diamond 3-Stone Twist Anniversary Ring, $775, Simply Vera Vera Wang available at Kohl’s

*14Kt Rose Gold Diamond Baguette Ring, $460, Anne [Sisteron](https://annesisteron.com/collections/stacking/products/14kt-rose-gold-diamond-baguette-ring)*

Courtesy of Anne Sisteron

14Kt Rose Gold Diamond Baguette Ring, $460, Anne Sisteron

*18-Karat Gold Diamond Ring, $2,730, Jemma Wynne available at [Net-A-Porter](https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/919090/Jemma_Wynne/18-karat-gold-diamond-ring)*

Courtesy of Jenna Wynne

18-Karat Gold Diamond Ring, $2,730, Jemma Wynne available at Net-A-Porter

*18K Rose Gold Baguette Thin Band, $1,000, [Suzanne Kalan](https://suzannekalan.com/collections/bands/products/18k-rose-gold-baguette-thin-band?variant=4141157679131)*

Courtesy of Suzanne Kalan

18K Rose Gold Baguette Thin Band, $1,000, Suzanne Kalan

*Alexa White Diamond Ring, $257, [Stella And Bow](https://www.stellaandbow.com/collections/fine/products/alexa-white-diamond-ring)*

Courtesy fo Stella And Bow

Alexa White Diamond Ring, $257, Stella And Bow

*Anna Karenina Marquise Diamond Ring, $2,690, Elisa Solomon available at [Catbird](https://www.catbirdnyc.com/wedding-engagement/engagement-rings/anna-karenina-marquise-diamond-ring.html)*

Courtesy of Elisa Solomon

Anna Karenina Marquise Diamond Ring, $2,690, Elisa Solomon available at Catbird

Baguette Diamond Ring, $325, Vrai & Oro.jpg

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Baguette Diamond Ring, $325, Vrai & Oro

*Brilliant Cut Diamond 2 Rows Pink Gold Semi Set Ring, price upon request, [Repossi](http://www.repossi.com/product/antifer-bridal-2-rows-pink-gold-semi-set/)*

Courtesy of Repossi

Brilliant Cut Diamond 2 Rows Pink Gold Semi Set Ring, price upon request, Repossi

 

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