Bling in Bloom: 8 Incredible Engagement Rings

When the ring’s the thing, there’s no one way to say “I do”
Vintage velvet ring boxes from The Mrs. Box,

1. GEM GEOMETRY (top left)

Multicolored diamonds are a modern twist on traditional clear diamonds. 18K yellow-gold band with a triangle-shaped .78-carat chocolate diamond solitaire ring by Dawes Design. $8,500, from Packouz Jewelers and Newtwist in Eugene.

2. HEAVY METAL (second from top, left)

A substantial band by Michael Barin in 18K brushed rose gold turns sweet when encircled by .80-total-carat-weight channel-set diamonds. $5,900, from Packouz Jewelers.

3. ROYAL STUNNER (third from top, left)

Downtown Portland’s go-to vintage jewelry store Maloy’s has dubbed this one-of-a-kind circa 1920s 1.26-carat diamond ring “The Spellcaster.” $9,200, from Maloy’s.

4. SITTING PRETTY (center, top)

Second-generation Portland designer Chelsea Swank designed this 18K yellow-gold ring that features a .47-carat marquise-cut center diamond with surrounding diamonds with a .45-total-carat-weight. $3,600, from Gary Swank Jewelers.

5. GO BIG (top, right)

Michael Barin’s platinum hand-engraved diamond three-stone engagement ring with heart-shaped diamonds makes a grand statement. $10,380 (center stone sold separately), from Packouz Jewelers.

6. UNIQUE TECHNIQUE (center, bottom)

Portland-based jeweler Chinchar-Maloney casts its ring’s 1.02-carat diamond in place by pouring molten gold around the diamond in a lost wax mold. Surrounding the center diamond is a halo of 29 white diamonds in pave settings. $2,390 from Chinchar-Maloney.

7. BAND OF GOLD (right, middle)

For 30 years, designer Gary Swank has created custom jewelry from his store in downtown Portland. His sandblasted 18K yellow gold and platinum ring forms a substantial band that carries a .66-carat center stone and .27-total-carat-weight side diamonds. $6,200, from Gary Swank.

8. SHORT STACK (right, bottom)

An interlocking set of three rings made with recycled 18K rough-hewn gold has a boho vibe. Its three-stone band features a .50-carat rose-cut sapphire with .06-carat diamonds and .14 carats of rose-cut diamond jackets. By Dawes Design, $6,500, from Packouz Jewelers.