Best Engagement Rings of 2016

Best of 2016: Engagement Rings

2016 really brought the bling! We loved seeing the gorgeous, different styles of rings and bands that soonlyweds slipped onto their fingers after getting engaged this year. While the halo setting continues to be a favorite, we're especially loving the simple yet stunning bands that brides- and grooms-to-be are rocking. With engagement season in full swing, we've rounded up the best rings we've featured this year.


We love this ring and the way the beautiful four-prong setting allows the cushion-cut diamond to shine above a pave of diamonds halfway around the band. Cory knew Ashley would love it the moment he first saw it, and she says it never stops sparkling. | Photography by Makayla Jade Photography


The diamond in Ashley's ring was passed down from Ben's godparents, who have been married for more than 30 years. The round brilliant cut stone is set in a platinum four-prong Tiffany-style mounting, and Ashley says it's more than she could have ever dreamed of. | Photography by JSP Studio


After Paige proposed to Bri with a ring featuring a princess-cut diamond surrounded by a halo of cushion-cut diamonds, Bri gave Paige a stunning band made of crushed black diamonds. We love the single center diamond stone on Paige's ring and the way it makes the center stone shine. | Photography by Bethaney DannĆ© Photography


This oval diamond with a micro pave halo is positively stunning in the water where Josh and Cara shared a kiss during their engagement shoot by the river. Josh designed the ring himself for his bride-to-be. | Photography by Laura Watson Photography


Peter's plan to propose to Katrina on the dock of her family's cottage was foiled when the cold weather swept in, so he opted to give her the ring he helped design by the warmth of the fire inside. Katrina's one-of-a-kind ring features beautiful tree-bark texture with a Canadian diamond set into an elevated bezel and three small diamonds on each side. | Photography by Laura Kelly Photography

We love that Timothy and Nick both gave each other a ring for their engagement because why should only one person get to have all the sparkling fun? With matching silver bands, Timothy and Nick took pictures in Grand Rapids, Mich., for their sweet engagement shoot. | Photography by Apaige Photography


We absolutely love the vintage design in this antique-styled ring. Michelle proposed to Teresa with this ring, which features Teresa's grandmother's diamond as the center stone. Teresa especially loves the beautiful inlay when looking at the ring from the side. | Photography by Caroline & Evan Photography


Kait got Taylor's ring unexpectedly when they were Christmas shopping at the mall. Her ring features an oval diamond with a beautiful halo setting and two intertwining bands. One of the bands is a pave setting to match Taylor's ring, which is a plain silver band with pave diamonds. | Photography by Photography by Tessa Blackstone


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