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As a minimalist when it comes to accessorizing, I've already talked at length about my love of dainty jewelry. You know, those itsy-bitsy, wear-forever pieces that go with everything? Well, the same sentiment holds true for engagement rings, in my opinion. While many ascribe to "the bigger, the better" motto when choosing their rock, I'm guessing there are more than a few women who share my subtle taste, too.
A tiny, solitaire diamond ring; a rose-gold heart band; an emerald stone with pavé white-diamond detail — these subtle sparklers are every bit as special as a their gargantuan, show-offy counterparts. Plus, you'll likely save precious pennies that can be put to better use, like throwing the wedding reception of your dreams or planning the ultimate honeymoon getaway. That's definitely more my speed. Ahead, feast your eyes upon 18 delicate engagement rings perfect for an understated bride-to-be. So simple, yet so perfect.