If you like combinations of different metals, you’ve probably heard of two-tone engagement rings. They feature two metals that give them a unique appeal and attract attention. Such rings can be ideal for an engagement because they can represent two lives coming together.
In this article, we’ll review the top 30 two-tone engagement rings. Moreover, we’ll discuss the most common metal combinations.
What Is a Two-Tone Engagement Ring?
Two-tone engagement rings are made of two different metals. You’ll most likely see platinum and 18k yellow gold featured on one ring, but this isn’t the only combination. Any two metals can be combined to create a beautiful piece of jewelry.
Two-tone rings can symbolize two souls becoming one, making them perfect for an engagement. The contrast between metals can emphasize the beauty of a particular element, like the ring’s center stone, shoulders, or halo.
Top 30 Two-Tone Engagement Rings
1. The Dresden Ring
This beautiful ring centers around a 1.00-carat rose-cut diamond. A halo of 14 small rose-cut diamonds wraps around the center diamond, creating a unique floral motif. If you look at the ring from above, you’ll only see silver around the center stone and the halo. However, looking at the ring from the sides, you’ll notice a beautiful 18k yellow gold shank.
2. The Livingston Ring
This ring features a combination of platinum and 18k yellow gold. The center stone, a lively 4.55-carat emerald, is set in 18k yellow gold. A halo of small diamonds set in platinum surrounds the emerald and creates a unique contrast. The shank is made of 18k yellow gold, while the shoulders are platinum and feature a small diamond.
3. The Redstone Ring
The main character of this beautiful two-tone ring is the 0.50-carat old European-cut diamond of a high color grading. A square halo of single-cut diamonds emphasize its sparkle. Each shoulder features similar diamonds adorned with fine milgrain. The center stone, halo, and shoulders are set in 18k white gold, while the shank is 18k yellow gold.
4. The Coatesville Ring
Aquamarine symbolizes hope, happiness, and harmony, making it perfect for an engagement ring. The Coatesville ring features a round aquamarine weighing 0.64 carats as the center stone. Small old European-cut diamonds adorning the shoulders emphasize the center stone’s unique color, creating a delicate contrast. The center stone and the shoulders are 14k white gold, while the rest of the shank is 14k yellow gold.
5. The Mildred Ring
This ring is from the Retro era and was handcrafted in the 1940s. All eyes are on the prong-set old European-cut diamond weighing 1.26 carats. A bullet-shaped diamond on each shoulder highlights the center stone’s beauty and brilliance. The center diamond and the shank are made of 14k yellow gold, while the shoulders feature 14k white gold, thus creating a subtle yet effective contrast.
6. The Jersey Ring
This gorgeous antique two-tone engagement ring centers a 0.45 carat old mine cut diamond set in prongs, accented by a metal halo. Bezel-set rose cut diamonds sit along the shoulders, with a total combined weight of approximately 0.06 carats. Additionally, the mounting features platinum on 18k yellow gold. This ring was handcrafted in France during the Edwardian era, circa 1910.
7. The Buccellati Ring
If your lady loves floral motifs, this ring will leave her speechless. The ring combines white and yellow 18k gold featuring intricate hand engravings decked with lively diamonds. The Edges feature yellow gold while the middle part utilizes white gold. This impressive ring was handmade in Italy and signed by M. Buccellati.
8. The Tolu Ring
Emeralds are a symbol of rebirth, romance, and hope. The precious gem is often associated with Venus, and many believe it can increase fertility. This lovely square-shaped ring features a stunning 1.84-carat emerald, bezel-set in 18k yellow gold. A row of small, pave-set diamonds follow the emerald’s shape and stretches along the shoulders. The rest of the ring is platinum.
9. The Addison Ring
If your lady likes bold, eye-catching jewelry, the Addison ring may be the perfect choice for her. It centers on a cushion-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.52 carats. While the center diamond is nothing short of impressive, the magnificent double halo steals the spotlight. The total weight of the halo is around 2.40 carats. The entire ring is handcrafted in silver on 18k yellow gold.
10. The Ashbourne Ring
This navette ring has three center stones. All three are old mine cut, and their total weight is around 0.90 carats. Small diamonds border the center stones and adorn the shoulders, and fine milgrain represents a perfect finishing touch. The handcrafted ring features platinum on 18k yellow gold.
11. The Ashmont Ring
Rubies symbolize commitment and love and are believed to protect from misfortune. This ring features four impressive cushion-cut rubies set north-south. A row of old mine-cut diamonds follows the shape of the rubies and creates an eye-catching contrast. This elongated ring from the Edwardian era is made of 18k yellow gold and platinum.
12. The Brentford Ring
This ring is another example of how emeralds and diamonds look great together. In the center is a natural emerald that weighs around 1.40 carats. Its saturation is highlighted by a halo of old European-cut diamonds, which symbolize flower petals. If you look at the under-gallery, you’ll see intricate openwork that makes the ring even more beautiful. The center emerald is set in 18k yellow gold, while the rest of the ring is platinum.
13. The Corbette Ring
This antique ring is from the Edwardian era and was handcrafted around 1905. It features a rare sugarloaf-cut ruby weighing 0.75 carats. Two halos wrap around the ruby: the first one follows the ruby, while the second one creates a lozenge shape. The upper part of the ring is platinum, and the bottom is 18k yellow gold.
14. The Fairfield Ring
The center stone of this flower-shaped ring is an old European-cut diamond that weighs 1.36 carats. A halo of small diamonds representing petals wraps around the center diamond and creates a lovely contrast. The ring features a combination of platinum and 18k yellow gold and is an attractive option for everyone who likes delicate yet impressive jewelry.
15. The Lakewood Ring
The Edwardian era inspired this navette ring. Unlike most rings on this list, the Lakewood ring doesn’t have a center stone. Instead, it features an array of small old European-cut diamonds which form a marquise shape. The diamonds are set in platinum, while the rest of the ring is 18k yellow gold.
16. The Lorraine Ring
The center stone of this flower-shaped ring is an antique cushion-cut diamond weighing 0.20 carats. Eight small old European-cut diamonds surround the center stone and form petals. Natural rubies highlight the floral shape. The diamonds are set in platinum, and the same metal is featured on the shoulders. Other parts of the ring are 18k yellow gold.
17. The Newnan Ring
If you’re looking for something different, you’ve found it. This antique ring was handcrafted around 1900 and is still nothing short of fascinating. The center stone is a 0.15-carat old European-cut diamond accented by rubies on each side. Diamonds form symmetrical floral motifs above and below the center stone. Each shoulder is decorated with a single rose-cut diamond that adds to the ring’s delicacy and uniqueness. The well-known platinum and 18k yellow gold combination is also present in this ring.
18. The Tulip Ring
The Tulip ring centers around a 1.26-carat ruby originating from Burma, bezel-set in 18k yellow gold. A halo of old European-cut diamonds surrounds the center ruby and creates a floral shape. The shoulders are particularly interesting because they feature unique geometric shapes. Everything except the bezel for the ruby is platinum.
19. The Chester Ring
If you’re looking for a delicate two-tone engagement ring, the Chester ring might be a perfect choice. The center stone is an old European-cut diamond weighing 1.50 carats. Two leaf shapes on each shoulder highlight its exceptional brilliance, connecting the center stone to the simple shank. The center stone and shoulder prongs are platinum, while the shank is 18k yellow gold.
20. The Gibraltar Ring
The spotlight is on the three bezel-set old European-cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 0.35 carats. Two curved rows of emeralds set in 18k yellow gold surround the center stone on each side. A halo of rose-cut diamonds wraps around the three diamonds and the emeralds, creating a fascinating contrast. The platinum and yellow gold combination adds to the sophistication of this antique ring.
21. The Holland Ring
This two-tone cluster ring features an impressive sparkle, bound to catch everyone’s eye. The center old mine-cut diamond features a double halo of smaller old mine- and single-cut diamonds surrounding it. The Holland ring is over 100 years old and handcrafted around 1905.
22. The Neston Ring
Sapphires symbolize wisdom, good fortune, and virtue. These gemstones look even better when combined with sparkling diamonds, which is the case with the Neston ring. The center stone of this navette ring is a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 0.68 carats. A cluster of near colorless diamonds surrounds the stone and highlights its exceptional saturation, forming a marquise shape. This handcrafted ring features platinum-topped 18k yellow gold.
23. The Alameda Ring
The Alameda ring puts a unique spin on the classic solitaire ring. It features a GIA-certified marquise-cut fancy yellow diamond weighing 1.01 carats as the center stone. 18k yellow gold prongs emphasize the diamond’s fascinating color. One tapered baguette-cut diamond adorns each shoulder and connects the center stone to the platinum shank.
24. The Barrow Ring
The center stone of the Barrow ring is a very rare fancy yellowish green diamond that weighs 1.15 carats. The 18k yellow gold bezel compliments the diamond’s unique saturation and creates a delicate contrast. A halo of white round diamonds surrounds the center stone, and two baguette-cut diamonds decorate each shoulder of this low-profile platinum ring.
25. The Buccellati Ruby Ring
This bold piece of jewelry centers around a 3.38-carat ruby of impressive saturation. White gold openwork adorned with small diamonds surround the center stone. The rounded 18k yellow gold shank gives the ring its charm and creates a unique contrast. This ring was handcrafted in Italy in the 1950s. It features the M. Buccellati signature.
26. The Canterbury Ring
The Canterbury ring was handcrafted in England around 1925. It features a lively 0.80-carat antique cushion-cut diamond with a high color grade as the center stone. Two rows of old mine-cut diamonds surround the center stone forming a double halo. Baguette-cut diamonds are set on each side of the center diamond, further emphasizing the stone’s brilliance. If you look at the ring from the sides, you’ll see the intricate patterns in the under-gallery. The ring is platinum on 18k yellow gold.
27. The Champs-Élysées Ring
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We can’t decide which part of the ring is more breathtaking: the center stone, the halo, or the openwork design. Let’s start with the center stone which showcases a unique pear-shaped fancy light brown-pink diamond weighing 1.05 carats. A halo of round pink diamonds surrounds the center stone and follows its shape. Openwork design adorned with diamonds wraps around the halo and creates an attractive shape. This ring combines 18k yellow and rose gold.
28. The Escan Ring
The Escan ring was handcrafted during the Victorian era, around 1890. It centers on a 0.55-carat rose-cut near colorless diamond. Eight smaller rose-cut diamonds representing petals wrap around the center stone. A halo of diamonds surround the center diamonds, creating a perfect floral outline. This antique ring is silver on 18k yellow gold.
29. The Florham Ring
This stunning ring features a 1.54-carat oval-cut fancy intense yellow diamond as the center stone. Such diamonds are very rare and are bound to attract attention, so if you’re looking for an eye-catching piece of jewelry, the Florham ring is the one. An impressive diamond-adorned filigree surrounds the yellow diamond, creating a bridge between the center 18k yellow gold bezel and the platinum shank.
30. The Funchal Ring
The unusual shape and green-and-white contrast make the Funchal ring impressive. The center stone is a stunning 1.00-carat Colombian emerald with rich saturation. Symmetrical clusters of diamonds sit above and below the emerald, highlighting its gorgeous color. Three small diamonds and fine milgrain decorate each shoulder. The emerald is set in 18k yellow gold, while the rest of this handcrafted ring is platinum.
Different Types of Two-Tone Engagement Rings
The most common combination of two-tone engagement rings is platinum and yellow gold. But, as you can see, numerous other varieties can be equally, if not more, effective.
Rings can be made of different types of gold. For example, rose and white gold successfully mix for a delicate, sophisticated effect. Plus, this combination looks great with pink, brown, and white diamonds. You’ll often see the silver-and-gold variety in vintage and antique rings. These days, this mix isn’t so common.
Talk to a Jewelry Expert
Finding the perfect engagement ring often proves to be more challenging than one may think. If you’re unsure where to start, Estate Diamond Jewelry is at your disposal. We’ve been in the diamond business for decades and can help you find a ring that matches your future bride’s style and preferences. Our carefully-curated collection of antique and vintage engagement rings will impress you and your other half.
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