Our Favorite Customer Engagement Rings of 2016

Author Brianna Walsh
Date Feb 15, 2021

Our Favorite Customer Engagement Rings of 2016

2016 was a year of big proposals and classic, feminine rings! Minimalist played a huge role in bridal trends this year. We noticed that not all brides-to-be wanted the biggest rings necessarily. It seemed like the phrase "less is more" really rung true. 2016 was a big year for simple settings with a lot of plain metal solitaire rings where the focus was placed on stunning center stones instead. There was also a lot of new metals like rose gold as well as mixed metals making an appearance for the first time.

Gorgeous halo engagement rings were on the top of the list too this year, ranging in many different shapes and sizes. We've seen so many halo rings, and they continue to trend year after year. It seems as if halo rings are turning into a classic and aren't just a trend. They're here to stay!

We loved seeing all of our Long's brides this year tagging us on Instagram (#MyLongsRing) and sharing their proposal stories with us. We couldn't wait to compile a list of some of the most unique rings we saw since January. Take a look back at some of our favorite customer rings that are sure to take your breath away, and get inspired for your own future proposal ;)

1. Amanda & Adam

Ring Featured: A princess cut, halo setting ring with surrounding diamonds around the band (her dream ring!)

2. Tajmarie & Anthony

Ring Featured: Platinum custom-made ring, with a radiant shaped halo. The center holds one radiant heart and arrows cut diamond while the rest of the ring holds 24 brilliant cut diamonds.

3.Brittany & Gary

Brittany & Gary Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Solitaire cushion cut diamond with a platinum band.

4. Casey & Terry

Casey & Terry Proposal Story
Ring Featured: A beautiful, sparkling oval cut solitaire.

5. Sarah & Chris
Sarah & Chris Proposal Story

Ring Featured: A square halo platinum ring with a princess cut center diamond.

6. Jani & David

Jani & David Proposal Story

Ring Featured: Ritani halo setting with princess cut center stone.

7. Justine & Jake

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Ring Featured: 1 center round brilliant cut diamond set in platinum mounting with 5 round brilliant cut diamonds set on each side of the center stone.

8. Janelle & Brian

Janelle & Brian Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Round brilliant cut solitaire

9. Jenna & Lauren

Jenna & Lauren Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Ritani French halo set round diamond

10. Jennifer & Johnathan

Jennifer & Johnathan Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Square cut simple solitaire with two rows of small diamonds leading from half way around the band into a Y shape that opens to the solitaire on each side.

11. Jessica & Mike

Jessica & Mike Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Round cut solitaire, rose gold band.

12. Jesslyn & Bobby

Jesslyn & Bobby Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Round solitaire with 6 prongs and a low setting.

13. Karlie & Mark

Ring Featured: A ruby ring surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds with platinum mounting. ("Red is my absolute favorite color.")

14. Katelyn & Matthew

Katelyn & Matthew Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Oval center stone with oval diamond halo and diamond band, set in platinum

15. Lynelle & Mike

Lynelle & Mike Proposal Story
Ring Featured: 5 stone setting featuring a center stone and two diamonds tapering down on each side, set in platinum. The best part, Mike incorporated a stone from Lynelle's mothers first engagement ring.

16. Laura & Paul

Laura & Paul Proposal Story
Ring Featured: A family heirloom diamond on a classic solitaire setting

17. Kelly & Ryan

Ring Featured: The ring was custom made as an asscher cut diamond with a wrapped/twisted band/shank, non cathedral, with four points mounted low, cushion halo, set semi-flush with the diamond appearing through the bottom.

18. Shari & Johnathan

Shari & Johnathan Proposal Story
Ring Featured: A beautiful platinum solitaire mounting made by Precision Set with a round brilliant cut center stone

19. Katherine & Matthew

Kathrine & Matthew Proposal Story
Ring Featured: White gold Ritani compass setting, which gives it a vintage feel

20.Lauren & Gregory

Lauren & Gregory Proposal Story
Ring Featured: Round diamond with halo setting and small diamonds about halfway down the band

Seeing a proposal in your near future? Join the Long’s family! Meet with a diamond expert at any of our five New England retail locations, or

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