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The Jeweler Edit – The Classicists

A global edit of classic engagement ring designs and jewellers, for lovers of understated elegance and enduring heirlooms. 

Spilling with the kind of quiet beauty normally kept hidden, classic engagement rings are for seekers of traditional heirlooms. Steeped in timelessness and understated elegance, designs are romanced by enduring beauty. Infused with a modern sensibility and profound respect for artisanal craftsmanship, the classicists honor techniques of the past while committing to responsible sourcing.

Adorned with radiant gems, vibrant cuts and thoughtful details, classic engagement rings are treasures lovingly brought to life through centuries-old expertise and the finest materials. Pieces dreamt up through the beauty of tradition, capturing the yearnings of a deep heart with stand alone stones, smooth bands, and well curated stacks. Each ring is viewed as a vessel to elevate gemstones and never distract, making them a cherished symbol of devotion.

We’ve curated a global edit of our go-to jewellers for classic engagement rings.

Unsaid

Geometrical spheres float with a delicate, minimal touch on top of Unsaid’s sophisticated and artful engagement rings. Softly curved bands crafted for the utmost comfort support sophisticated diamonds that play with form and placement. Many models take inspiration from art, mythology, and history, weaving deeper symbolic meaning into each design. The Bubble Engagement Ring was inspired by the bubble, an ancient symbol of eternity and joyfulness. Diffusing light exquisitely, it highlights the sumptuous roundness of the scintillating diamond for a refined and angelic brilliance.

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Unsaid

Unsaid

Jean Dousset

A new-world signature with old-world expertise, Jean Dousset combines generational legacy (he is the great-great-grandson of Louis Cartier) and years of honing his personal aesthetic at iconic French jewelry houses with a fresh, creative eye. Trusted by celebrities such as Amy Adams and Eva Longoria to design the perfect engagement ring, Jean Dousset is committed to setting a new precedent for modern luxury. A timeless beauty is the Audrey, inspired by classic French style and jewelry. The solitaire ring is handcrafted with a six-prong displaying a luminous lab diamond center with a shimmering pavé band.

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Jean Dousset

Jean Dousset

Naveya & Sloane

A spirit of playfulness runs through Naveya & Sloane’s thoughtfully designed engagement rings, resulting in refined, artistic pieces that blend creative inspiration with technical precision. The Auckland-based studio’s in-house craftsmen bring these bespoke, contemporary classics to life. Each ring is made-to-order, with the option of customizing a piece from the library of breathtaking designs to meet your preferences. A precious and artistic take on a classic, The Sloane Floating Oval ring’s knife-edge band curves to present the iridescent, elongated silhouette of the oval diamond floating in the center.

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Naveya & Stone

Naveya & Sloane Jewellery

Ten Seven Seven

Elegant, luxurious, and impeccably crafted, Ten Seven Seven’s bespoke engagement rings are designed in collaboration with you before being crafted with the utmost care by expert artisans. Each piece a personalized masterpiece, the label offers a selection of exquisite styles to use as a base for your dream ring. The Super Fine Classic is a solitaire ring modernized with a delicate fine band and classic six-prong design, evocative of the beauty and tension of proportion.

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TenSevenSeven

TenSevenSeven

Cartier

A majestic symbol of the essence of fine jewelry, Cartier’s luxurious collection of engagement rings is nurtured by the spirit of heritage fused with modernity. Harmoniously balancing the purity of lines with diamonds beaming outwards like vortexes of light, Cartier’s classic rings are geometrical masterpieces that radiate elegance. The Cartier Destinée Solitaire is a work of art in itself and on the top wish lists of many. Pools of pavè diamonds line the smooth platinum band, showcasing the brilliant centerpiece diamond of your choice.

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Cartier

Cartier

Class A

Class A epitomizes relaxed luxury with made-to-order jewelry that resonates deeply. Their Signature Engagement Rings collection features classically beautiful designs with colliding measures, balanced clean lines, and eye-catching details. A standout piece is The Delta, showcasing a captivating oval center stone flanked by two shimmering round diamonds and accented with pear-shaped diamonds along the smooth, rounded band. Each ring is evocative of the masterful craftsmanship and precision of expertise, perfect for the bride-to-be looking for a traditionally classic ring.

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Class A

Class A

Rachel Boston

Rachel Boston engagement rings have a mesmerizing, otherworldly essence. The pieces look almost as if they’ve come from an ancient Greek or Roman jewelry box, with their inspiring and classical features. Playful, directional, and elegant, the collections feel contemporary and effortlessly wearable. Soft curves and statement details blend to create modern heirlooms. Each ring is made-to-order, with the brand working with stones and hues that imprint such as fancy green-gray diamonds and geometric sapphires. 

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Rachel Boston

Rachel Boston

Susie Saltzman

Unexpected yet nostalgic, Susie Saltzman’s engagement rings celebrate the experience of being human and journey of love with design-forward, non-traditional engagement rings that prioritize individual style. Delicate and feminine, diamond rings are highlighted with gently bending prongs, fine accent diamonds, and gems hidden under the focal stone.

Perfect for those looking to make a regal statement, The Clarabelle ring is majestic yet dainty. The natural blue diamond sapphire beams with gold detailing dotting the edges of the gem.

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Susie Saltzman

Susie Saltzman

Hardy Brothers

Distinguished by the Royal Warrant of Appointment, Hardy Brothers has crafted exquisite jewelry since 1853, serving Australian leaders and families with a legacy of excellence. The Une Fois collection features rare, hand-selected colored gems, creating bespoke pieces that mesmerize. Their contoured bands elevate classic solitaires, while the newest Fancy wedding bands offer timelessness with rows of smaller diamonds in emerald, oval, and marquise cuts. Hardy Brothers blends traditional craftsmanship with contemporary creativity for a truly distinguished collection.

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Hardy Brothers

Eliise Maar

Embrace nostalgia with Eliise Maar’s curated diamonds nuanced by love stories. The label’s pieces are the epitome of femininity and are meant for the brides looking for an ethereal take on traditional designs. Heart-stopping centerpiece stones transcends aesthetics, such as the Amari with its vibrant Pink Tourmaline stone surrounded by a divine diamond halo that captures light with instinct. Traditional bands such as the Angelica are enhanced with the stunning combination of square and pear-cut diamonds, where stones interact in decadent clusters.

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Eliise Maar

Eliise Maar

De Beers Jewellers

As a leader in diamond engagement rings, De Beers offers jewels dripping in contemporaneity with everlasting touches of beauty. The Aura, a cushion-cut diamond ring encircled by a halo of dainty pavé diamonds, and The Promise, a princess-cut diamond ring with two interlocking bands, emulates the coming-together of two people, with one band in a smooth platinum, and the other set with a gleaming row of micropavé diamonds.

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De Beers

De Beers

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