Engagement rings are a statement of love and commitment, so they should be as loud and eye-catching as their message—or so everyone used to think.
However, more and more couples nowadays are subscribing to the idea of simplicity and elegance by opting for a more subtle and dainty ring, despite how unconventional it may seem to other people.
After all, no one wants to wear a ring, no matter how extravagant and classy they look, when they are uncomfortable about it. So what do small engagement rings offer that bigger ones don’t?
What is considered a small engagement ring?
Different people may have varying opinions on what they consider small engagement rings, but they usually weigh less than 1 carat. They may feature a simple center stone in the middle of the ring (usually with a small diamond) or a more intricate design.
Small engagement rings come in different thicknesses and can even include ones that are thinner than most rings.
Why choose small engagement rings
There are a lot of reasons why modern women opt for a less showy ring.
Many have opened themselves to the fact that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, and there are more important things about the new chapter of their lives that need their full attention more than ring size.
Here are some of the main reasons why you might want a smaller engagement ring.
Every decision revolving around engagement and marriage is crucial.
Picking out a smaller engagement ring is perfect for women who value practicality; instead of alloting months of her fiance’s money to buy a ring, she would instead want a more affordable choice so to save the money for their marriage.
Due to its small structure, small engagement rings’ usual designs favor a minimalistic layout.
This kind of simple engagement ring appeals to women who are in love with minimalism and are more into low-key celebrations or those who are not fond of always wearing a larger diamond or flashy jewelry.
Small engagement rings are convenient for women who use their hands for work, such as chefs who have to wear gloves and take them off now and then. A smaller solitaire stone might also look better with a basic gold band wedding ring.
A ring with a smaller diamond is also handy for physically active people or those with small hands. Because your ring is smaller, you’re less inclined to cause damage to it.
Our selection of small engagement rings
Our collection consists of smaller engagement rings embodied with various gorgeous designs that are no less stunning than their larger carat-weight counterparts.
A dazzling 0.5 carat faceted Grade AAA cubic zirconia makes the Sasha Sparkle beautifully glisten. Embedded in a minimalist band, you wouldn’t notice its difference from a diamond engagement ring—all with a lower price.
Because of cubic zirconia’s clear and shiny appearance, it is often associated with clarity and is believed to help boost the wearer’s confidence and mental focus.
This smaller ring is available in 18K yellow gold vermeil, 925 sterling silver, and 18K rose gold vermeil.
This 2-ring set boasts an elegant pair of stackable rings that complement each other. One is a sleek band, and the other is a cubic-zirconia decorated sparkling pavé band.
Nothing exudes elegance more than the Midi Knuckle 2-Ring Set: a simple but eye-catching engagement ring. This is available in 3 variations: 18K yellow gold vermeil, 925 sterling silver, and 18K rose gold vermeil.
Cubic zirconia is known as a diamond’s affordable alternative, but with its sparkle, you would get drawn to it as much as a real diamond ring bewitches you.
People who fancy this gemstone believe that it helps them have the courage not to give up and to emanate positivity.
Emma vintage ring is a perfect symbol of a marriage’s promise. This engagement ring is made for hopeless romantics: the princesses turned to queens, the dreamers, the sunshines.
With its elegant six smaller stones to accent the larger cubic zirconia in the center, it looks straight out of a fairytale. You can choose a metal for the dainty band the gemstones will be encrusted on.
It also comes in 3 variations: 18K yellow gold vermeil, 925 sterling silver, and 18K rose gold vermeil.
As a diamond simulant, cubic zirconia boasts of being as dazzling a gem as its expensive counterpart. Wearers believe that it can significantly increase your charm as you wear it.