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Minimalist Wedding Rings for Every Mood

We live in a world bustling with complexity, with size, with brilliance—perhaps most evident when we're talking about weddings. So it's understandable that amidst a whirlwind of planning, preparation, and popping the question, many couples look to minimalist choices to soothe the soul. If that's you, and you're looking for some simplicity when it comes to your wedding rings, we've got you covered. Distilled down to their purest form, but not without some personality, let's take a look at minimalist wedding rings for every mood, where understated design speaks volumes.

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The Essence of Minimalism

First of all, let's talk about what we mean when we say "minimalism". It's not just a design trend, but a philosophy that embraces the idea that less can indeed be more. When it comes to wedding and engagement ring styles, this means we're stripping things down to the essentials. An elegant ring doesn't have to be fussy and fancy, nor does something super simple have to be bland and boring. If you're shopping for simple engagement rings, you can pair them with equally simple wedding rings, or add a little something to the band to give your simple engagement ring just a hint of personal style. Or you can do vice versa and pair a more complex engagement ring with a very minimalist style band that doesn't have any stones or extra features so that your engagement ring stands out.

GOODSTONE club ring with an asscher cut diamond and a 5 carat tennis bracelet

Embracing minimalism in jewelry: Less is more. Simple yet elegant rings that stand out with understated charm.

Minimalist Engagement Rings

Ok, so we're here to really talk about wedding rings, but most often we are pairing them with engagement rings, so let's include those here too. Most often, when speaking of a minimalist engagement ring, we're talking solitaire engagement ring styles, with a center stone and no accent stones. But there are plenty of styles within this category, from prong-set solitaire engagement rings to modern, east-west half bezel rings. The key is that minimalist engagement rings tend to be very stripped-back, clean, and less flashy than more complex styles that boast lots of intricate details or extra side stones. Ultimately, you should choose an engagement ring that is special to you, that you want to wear every day!


A Thin and Simple Solitaire with a hidden halo is the perfect minimalist engagement ring.

Simple Rings are Everything

If you're super active and don't want to have to worry about damaging gemstones or too much wear and tear, or you just love the look of a classic gold band, then opt for minimalist rings that are made of your choice of metal. A yellow gold band should do the trick. After all, who needs sparkle when you've got all that shine? You can opt for dainty and choose a super-slim wedding ring, or a bolder look that's minimalist but also boasts a lot of glamour.

You can add a sophisticated edge with a butter-knife ring that has a hint of shape but is still perfect for everyday wear. Or choose a ring with a chic, twisted finish inspired by classic rope designs. These looks are both quite traditional yet look very stylish when paired with minimalist engagement rings featuring your choice of center stone shape.

GOODSTONE Butter Knife Edge Ring (4mm)

Smooth lines and shape with the Butter Knife Edge Ring (4mm).

GOODSTONE Rope Wedding Band (3mm)

Add texture with one of our most popular rings the, Rope Wedding Band (3mm).

Barely There Prongs

Pairing engagement rings with minimalist wedding rings doesn't have to mean there are no accent stones at all. You can opt for a diamond-forward wedding band, but choose a style with minimal metal to achieve the desired effect. A shared-prong diamond ring is perfect for this. Shared-prongs means that neighboring diamonds literally share a prong to secure them from either side, instead of having two or four separate prongs. Less prongs leads to a more minimalist overall look.

GOODSTONE Petite Shared Prong Wedding Band with Oval Diamonds

Pair minimalist wedding rings with a touch of sparkle. Opt for a diamond-forward band with shared prongs for a sleek, less-is-more look with the, Petite Shared Prong Wedding Band with Oval Diamonds.

Clean and Modern

One of our favorite ways to keep your solitaire engagement ring looking super minimal while still opting for larger diamonds in your wedding band is with a bezel-set ring. Bezels surround each diamond with a thin rim of metal. It lends your ring a graphic effect as well as stone security. You can shop for bezel-set rings with nearly any shape and size of diamond to suit your tastes, and the overall look will feel super clean and elegant on your finger.

GOODSTONE Baby Bezel Set Wedding Band Band With East West Oval Cuts

Baby Bezel Set Wedding Band Band With East West Oval Cuts, the perfect accessory to any stack.

Playing with Negative Space

Another way to pair engagement rings with more minimalist style bands is to play with negative space, creating a more open, airy overall look. This could be an open "gap" ring with a literal space cut into it, offering engagement rings a place for the center stone to sit for a more flush look. Or it could be that the diamonds in your wedding ring are simply more spaced out across the band. You can create a unique jewelry look using this idea, whether with two rings or a big stack!

GOODSTONE Spaced Compass Wedding Band with Five Cushion Cuts

Add to your stack over time with the Spaced Compass Wedding Band with Five Cushion Cuts and it's matching bands.

Going Solo

If you want to really rock out the minimalist engagement rings look, you can wear only one ring instead of a pair, and many choose to do this with a wedding ring that can be a good statement piece for everyday wear. If you choose a slightly wider style, you can get more "look" but keep things simple and low profile so you don't have a big engagement ring diamond getting in your way.

Embracing the Beauty of Less

In the grand scheme of things, choosing a unique engagement ring and wedding band is a pretty important decision. Your dream ring should capture everything about your love and your personal style, becoming jewelry you'll treasure for a lifetime. The timeless elegance of minimalist rings, along with their symbolic resonance, can be just as much of a choice as a more complex ring. Explore our complete collection of engagement rings and wedding rings to find a style that suits you and your life. Or reach out to our team to create your dream rings perfectly crafted to your preferences.


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