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Does this ring make me look engaged?

Leading Irish jewellery designer, Designworks Studio lets us in on their top engagement ring styles for Irish brides.

More couples than ever are choosing to get engaged with a stand-in ring before taking the time to pick out a forever ring together.  This gives the bride the opportunity to express what type of style she prefers which could lead to designing a custom ring together. Designworks Studio based in Cork specialises in unique and contemporary engagement rings that stand out from the crowd. Here are their top picks for engagement rings in 2018:

Simply stunning

bezel engagement ring

A huge trend is emerging for simple and clean engagement ring designs featuring a thin band and a bezel set stone. The rubover setting on this classic princess cut diamond solitaire ensures this understated beauty stands out from the crowd.


solitaire engagement ring

You really cannot go wrong with timeless solitaire engagement ring! Pairing a solitaire setting with a quality stone is a must, as the four claw setting allows lots of light into the diamond ensuring it sparkles at every opportunity.


For those who like something more unique, the flowing waves of this yellow gold engagement ring should satisfy your modern tastes.  Wear as a standalone engagement ring or as an alternative wedding band.


paved solitaire engagement ring

This white gold, paved solitaire is perfect for the bride who likes a traditional style with a twist. The four claw setting of this ring is flawlessly complimented by its paved band that glitters in the light.

Princess cut

princess cut engagement ring

Continuing to be one of the most popular styles, a princess cut diamond engagement ring oozes glamour! The sleek design and clean channel setting is just the thing for a trend setting bride who doesn’t like fuss but still wants a lot of sparkle!


If you love the vintage boho style then this engagement ring could be the one. A gorgeous mix of 18ct rose gold and platinum, this halo is accentuated with a rose gold braid and gorgeous 0.50pt oval diamond.

Pear shaped diamond

pear shaped engagement ring

Pear shaped diamonds are hot property at the moment, but what could possibly be better than one pear shaped diamond? Two pear shaped diamonds! This white gold forged band is so spectacular that you won’t be able to take your eyes off it!

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