14 Small Diamond Engagement Rings

Big engagement rings often get a lot of attention, but not everyone wants a huge ring on their finger. Understated and small engagement rings appeal to the modern, minimalist bride who knows they can still make a big style statement with a small diamond engagement ring. Ready to be inspired with some of our best minimalist styles? We’ve got you covered!

These unassuming designs wear very well, can easily be mixed with other jewelry, and are usually easier on your budget. But smaller never has to mean lower quality. All of our rings, regardless of size, are made with recycled metals and the most beautiful, high quality gemstones.

When choosing your small engagement ring style, you will still want to consider your lifestyle, daily activities, and personal aesthetic for insight into your perfect ring. These features about your life all contribute to how easily you can wear the ring you choose, how it will stand the test of time, and how often you’ll need to clean it.

With a more petite diamond engagement ring, there are more options to add design elements to the band and around the center stone. Whether you’re drawn to a simple solitaire setting, an intricate cluster ring, or something sculptural and ethereal, you have plenty of options to find your perfect ring.

Simply Classic

Halo settings, diamond milgrain and pavé accents and unusual diamond cuts can help accentuate a smaller center stone, as shown with these selections:

Charlotte: A classic round brilliant cut diamond ring features diamond accents throughout the halo and band for timeless elegance. Approximately 0.28 TCW as shown.

Emma: A charming take on a solitaire engagement ring, a rare Old European cut diamond is set with two round diamonds and plenty of vintage-inspired embellishments. 0.6 ct as shown.

Yara: A lovely rose cut diamond is flanked by two small round diamonds in a delicate three-stone ring style.

Maron: Timeless yet full of personality, a round brilliant cut diamond is set on a vintage-inspired band with milgrain and small white diamonds for extra sparkle.

Clusters & Multi-Stone

Cluster and multi-stone settings can create a striking visual impact but by using several smaller diamonds, result in a much more affordable ring.

Vesabe: A special cluster ring set with diamonds and sapphires organically linked together on a yellow gold band. 0.36 tcw diamond, 0.30 tcw sapphire.

Morphy: Featuring a group of differently-sized round brilliant cut diamonds come together on a slightly curving band for a unique appeal. Approximately 1.09 tcw.

Aleigha: Delicately twisting together, bezel-set diamonds and sapphires gracefully embrace in the center cluster.

Lashey: A unique and artistic style, the yellow and rose gold branch-like bands are interwoven and set with gray, white, brown, and yellow diamonds. 0.47 tcw.

Sculptural & Nature-Inspired Settings

Natural elements provide interesting counterpoints to smaller gemstones, with details like branch and tree-inspired textures, visually stunning split-shank and organic, sculptural settings.

Sundara: A bold piece with a nature-inspired take on a split shank ring, pavé-set with small round diamonds around the beautiful center diamond. Approximately 0.50ct.

Hessie: A band with beautiful braid and leaf details along each side features a refined look for a perfect round brilliant cut diamond in the center. Approximately 0.50ct.

Daya: A stunning rough diamond is encircled by sculptural arcs and a polished band organically set with round cut diamonds. Approximately 0.46ct

Siduri: The lovely curving and contoured band is bezel-set with a round brilliant cut diamond and sprinkled with diamond accents on the sides. Approximately 0.053tcw.

Unique Cuts & One-of-a-Kind Designs

Opting for an unusual design can showcase smaller diamonds and gemstones in a standout manner so that the emphasis is on the design, not the size of the gemstone.

Citi: Cool and funky come together for an unforgettable ring featuring five baguette cut diamonds in a sleek and minimalist ring. Approximately 0.55 TCW.

Delilah: A rose cut center diamond sits in a low profile setting flanked by two round cut white diamonds and gray diamond accents along the band. Approximately 0.23 TCW

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