An engagement ring is a ring indicating that the person wearing it is engaged to be married, especially in Western cultures. A ring is presented as an engagement gift by a partner to their prospective spouse when they propose marriage or directly after a marriage proposal is accepted.

It represents a formal agreement to future marriage. In Western countries, engagement rings are worn mostly by women, and rings can feature diamonds or other gemstones. The neologism "management ring" is sometimes used for an engagement ring worn by men.

In some cultures, men and women wear matching rings, and engagement rings may also be used as wedding rings. In Anglo-Saxon countries, the ring is customarily worn on the left hand ring finger, but customs vary considerably elsewhere across the world.

Neither the engagement nor any other ring is worn during the wedding ceremony, when the wedding ring is put by the groom on the finger of the bride as part of the ceremony, and sometimes by the bride onto the groom's finger.

After the wedding, the engagement ring is usually put back on, and is usually worn on the outside of the wedding ring. Some brides have their engagement and wedding rings permanently soldered together after the wedding.

Here are some of the World's Most Iconic Engagement Rings From Tyffany & Co

World's Most Iconic Engagement Rings From Tyffany & Co
Tiffany Soleste® Pear-shaped Halo Engagement Ring with a Diamond Band in Platinum
Tiffany Soleste® Pear-shaped Halo Engagement Ring with a Diamond Band in Platinum

Just as the sun’s rays radiate outward, casting light in every direction, so too does the Tiffany Soleste® engagement ring. With a scintillating halo of brilliant bead-set diamonds and a striking pear-shaped center stone, light is gathered and mirrored throughout the design, resulting in an unrivaled display of brilliance.

A unique hybrid, the pear shape combines the round brilliant and marquise cuts to form a tapered teardrop. Made popular in the 18th century, the pear shape was said to represent tears of joy.

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Tiffany Soleste® Cushion-cut Yellow Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in Platinum
Tiffany Soleste® Cushion-cut Yellow Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in Platinum

Just as the sun’s rays radiate outward, casting light in every direction, so too does the Tiffany Soleste® engagement ring. With a scintillating double row of brilliant bead-set diamonds, an elegant cushion-cut yellow diamond center stone and a magnificent diamond band, light is gathered and mirrored throughout the design, resulting in an unrivaled display of brilliance.

This stunning yellow diamond has facets on the crown and is made even more exquisite by a halo of diamonds.

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Pear-shaped Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum
Pear-shaped Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum

Combining the round brilliant and marquise cuts to form a tapered teardrop, this unique diamond shape is said to represent tears of joy. This ring is a stunning reflection of the immense effort required to achieve the perfect proportions and gives a slender, elongated appearance to the finger.

Priced from $1,470 SHOP NOW

Tiffany Three Stone Engagement Ring with Sapphire Side Stones in Platinum
Tiffany Three Stone Engagement Ring with Sapphire Side Stones in Platinum

Featuring two rich round sapphires precisely cut to frame a classic round brilliant diamond center stone, this Tiffany Three Stone engagement ring is a study in timeless beauty and extreme attention to detail. The two velvety sapphire side stones complement the bright diamond center stone.

Priced from $61,850 SHOP NOW

The Tiffany® Setting Engagement Ring with a Channel-set Diamond Band in Platinum
The Tiffany® Setting Engagement Ring with a Channel-set Diamond Band in Platinum

This timeless design reimagines the classic Tiffany® Setting with a band of channel-set diamonds, creating a spectacular show of light. A true design masterpiece, this ring celebrates Tiffany’s artisanal craftsmanship and serves as a symbol of the world’s greatest love stories.