When it comes to shopping for modern engagement rings, it can be hard to choose just one because they are all stunning. Even beyond that, there are countless options. As modern engagement rings grow in popularity every year, the number of available styles continues to grow as well. The good news is that if you already know that you want a modern engagement ring style, then you are well on your way to securing the perfect ring. In fact, narrowing down the style of ring is often the hardest part. Now that you know the ring you want, it’s time to get down to business and get the perfect ring for your perfect partner.

1.     Budget for a Modern Engagement Ring

No matter what style of ring you are looking for, budget is always the most important place to start and with modern engagement rings even more important.  Modern engagement rings can drastically vary in price and as a result, it can be easy to get sidetracked from your budget goals. Before you step foot in a store or browse rings online, it’s critical that you establish your budget. Traditional advice dictates that you spend about three months’ salary on a ring, but the truth is that you should spend an amount that you feel comfortable with and that you can truly afford. Nothing is more stressful than starting a marriage with maxed out credit cards or a mountain of debt, so don’t feel pressured to spend a certain amount. Instead, choose an amount that fits into your budget. As you prepare to shop for a modern engagement ring, your budget is the first step.

2.     Research Her Style

Even though you already know that her preferred style is a modern engagement ring, the research isn’t quite over. Understanding the general ring style is a great first step, but the modern engagement ring category has countless different styles within the category. If the thought of choosing a specific style of modern engagement ring stresses you out, don’t fret. There is a lot of overlap in the different designs, which means that there is a good chance she will love any ring you choose. Here’s the breakdown of the most frequent design elements in modern engagement rings:

swirling modern engagement ring


If there’s one commonality among modern engagement rings it’s that the center stone is often circular in shape. However, “circular” doesn’t mean that it’s a perfect circle. Many of the shapes are ovals or other variations of traditional circles.

Swirling Modern Ring


When it comes to modern engagement rings, swirling bands are a huge hit. From bands that come together at the center to bands that merely crisscross near the bottom, there are countless different styles with one thing in common: swirls

Cluster Design

Most modern engagement rings boast a similarly gorgeous design: a cluster of diamonds around the center stone. Once again, the clusters can come in many different forms, but that’s part of the fun. 

3.     Meet with the Designer

The final step is the most fun: meet with the designer. Before you make a selection and choose your modern engagement ring, it’s important to meet with the designer and discuss your options. After you’ve done your research and discovered her style, you should set up an appointment and discuss your findings with the modern engagement ring designer. It’s important that you share everything you’ve learned so he or she can best advise you. If you can’t seem to find the perfect modern engagement ring, don’t fret. Custom designs are always a wonderful option. Meeting with the designer will ensure that you are choosing the perfect ring for your perfect bride.